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What process should we adopt to create our FAQ?

A question was recently asked about what should go in our FAQ. At present our FAQ is minimal, and I think we should start to make the FAQ a useful part of our site. But this raises the issue of how ...
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Inverted pyramid structure for questions?

Reading this Meta post Inverted pyramid format to answers I thought we could use a similar analogy to asking questions. It would encourage the asker to put some thought on the question rather than ...
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If restructuring question's body can set a new expectation on the readers, and thus making it clearer to be on-topic, should this be done?

In this example question: Cognitively, where does spiritual feeling come from?, the OP already states his expectation at the end: I ask this question to understand how people like OSHO and ...
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Are question about logical arguments in cognitive therapy on-topic?

The question How to disprove a social anxiety fear? is closed because it is about the behavior of an individual. I agree with the individual part, but the question is also about logic. If you use ...
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Are humorous remarks in posts okay?

I have posted an answer to a question, that included a joke and serious information. The humor was clearly constrained to what i would call a short witty remark, clearly marked as humor by following ...
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Focusing the question on science via answer[s]?

I've read in a related meta-question here that editing sub-par questions is perhaps the way to go. There are varying philosophies to editing questions (and answers) on SE. On Math.SE it's seriously ...
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When is it appropriate to ask a question at two different SE sites?

I once was told that asking a mathematical question simultaneously at MathOverflow and Mathematics SE was bad practice. It was recommended to first ask it at one of both sites. If the question was ...
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Questions about broad topics should not necessarily be closed as 'too broad'

Having provided some suggestions on how to disambiguate between the different close reasons, I will now argue against a misuse of the 'too broad' close reason I encounter at times. In short, a ...
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Asking Multiple Questions

I have a question about my Cognitive Sciences Stack Exchange post: Cognitive Dissonance: Reduction strategies, compartmentalization, and confirmation bias Related: Asking a series of questions I am ...
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Is X a mental disease?

So I'm wondering what this community should do with questions in the format of 'is X a mental disease?'. Here's the latest one question... Psychology behind siblings falling in love ...which is ...
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Tag “Religion” can't apply

I was trying to tag a question on the site. This question was about parapsychology. Surprinsingly, there are no tags for that kind of questions. On the site, a tag "religion" exists, and I guess it's ...
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Tery Pratchett and Alzheimer's

Sir Terry Pratchet, the author of books including the Discword series, suffered from mental illnesses in later life leading tragically to his early demise. I wish to ask a question relating to his ...
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How to edit the bounty description?

I added a bounty to the following question: Has anyone formally tested Josh Pellicer's theory on human sexual behavior?, however I made a typo in the bounty description. How does the original bounty ...
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Do we want some more specific tags on Coggy?

In response to Jeromy's answer here https://cogsci.meta.stackexchange.com/a/724/3543; I thought it might be a good idea to start a post for people to post tags they think we should have and the ...
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How does psychiatry judge suicide by military and political leaders?

I've revised How does psychiatry judge suicide by military and political leaders? Would it be on-topic now please? Any recommendations for improvement?
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Predatory journals and low impact journals

Another page was discussing predatory journals and I thought it was a good segway for further discussion in this group. The discussion on pseudoscience seems to have become a standstill (I have been ...
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Can one ask questions “inside” (rather than “about”) MBTI on this site?

There isn't an MBTI-specific Stack and this one is the closest (and has a MBTI tag) but most of the questions tagged as MBTI are about things like the validity of the system, is it practically useful ...
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What to do with seemingly anecdotal questions but actually because of lacking of terms?

We all expect sources to be indicative of general recurring observations, but what happens if the search result is overwhelmed with self-help articles that the anecdote became the only source "to be ...
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Would a question about the motives/ purposes of OT be on-topic here?

Two weeks ago, my father had a heart attack leading to multiple by-pass surgery. All things considered, aside from having nothing happen at all, what has happened is possibly the best thing that ...
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How can i delete my Cognitive Sciences profile?

I know that this question should be asked on the Meta, however, it seems to be that i'm not permitted to post questions on there, at the moment... Thank you in advance
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Please help me generalize this question! :)

Original question: How does a near decade of non-treatment affect what a doctor prescribes? Comment: How for example to generalize? Basically someone gets diagnosed as a child and is recommended ...
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Is this question fitting here?

Have a look to this question: https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/117495/consequence-of-order-in-a-survey I wonder if it's more correlated to the science of cognition or to the pure statistics. ...
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broad topic, big-list question?

This question (https://cogsci.stackexchange.com/q/4777/301) probably is too broad as a normal question, and is not likely to have a single perfect answer. A better model would be to have many ...

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