This is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for practitioners, researchers, and students in cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, and psychiatry.
I think we should explicitly include students, shorten the confusing 'research professionals' to 'researchers', and list the fields.
On November 22, 2017 we submitted the proposal to the SE community mod team for this site to be renamed from Cognitive Sciences into:
Psychology & Neuroscience (preferred option), or
Psychology (in case single-word site names are enforced).
With that, we proposed our domain to be changed from cogsci.stackexchange.com into:
Thanks for this.
My thoughts -
Psychology: My personal preference, as pointed out elsewhere. Good to draw attention from new users (as you indicate is quite essential at this stage), reflects our present scope, it's catchy and probably much easier to find on the SE network than Cognitive Sciences.
CogSci (i.e. leave as is): probably good to repel self-...
Building on Jeromy's answer, another solution could be to change the self-help close to cover multiple different kinds of self-help questions:
Questions about the behavior of an individual person are off-topic. If you are concerned about a potential medical issue, please seek the advice of a medical professional.
I still think this is really long - but it turns out that it is possible to change the welcome message by itself:
...so, that's been done. If you think the description should also be changed everywhere else (the /about page, stackexchange.com, etc.), that can still be done also, but since the primary concern here was for the welcome message I'm marking this ...
Just a few thoughts: A challenge with self-help questions is that they are quite varied.
Not all self-help questions concern a topic that requires medical advice.
For example, this one about information overload:
It contains the potential for a number of general scientific questions, but it has been worded in a very self-referential way. The question is ...
In answer to the unanimous support to the proposal, the mod team has swapped the neurobiology and neuroscience tags synonyms, making neuroscience the master, and neurobiology the slave (the synonym).
Any badges earned will simply be replaced;thw system drops the Neurobiology badges and will award you with the corresponding Neuroscience ones. I for ...
Based on the suggestions by AliceD and Seanny123 and my comments thereon, I suggest:
This question is not framed in psychology or neuroscience. It is
based on assumptions which are not made explicit, are not
well-motivated (e.g., referenced), or are not held to be true within any of the research fields on-topic here.
Notice that I also replaced the ...
This is fixed now.
We have handful of queries that count the number of edits a user has made, while ignoring edits to their own posts. We do this for the editors page, and Archaeologist, Copy Editor, and Strunk & White badges.
A couple weeks ago, we performed a database backfill to set each tag wiki/excerpt owner as whomever provided the initial ...
I have asked about this on Meta Stack Overflow, the "mother meta" for all the Stack Exchange sites. Hopefully we can get an answer there (if the team doesn't also see it here)
EDIT: Marc Gravell♦ has fixed this bug. (See his answer)
@ArnonWeinberg has addressed this:
I've gone ahead and created this synonym - my hope is that by making the tag easier to find, users might read the tag description about MBTI being "largely debunked by science." Thanks for the good suggestion @Fizz.
I therefore marked this question as status-completed.
Note that simply typing Myers in the tag box (when editing questions) does not search for (i.e. pop up) MBTI. The search apparently doesn't go as deep as using the tag description
The answer to this problem would be to alter the mbti to myers-briggs-type-indicator-mbti or add myers-briggs-type-indicator as the synonym. That way myers, briggs and mbti can ...
I agree with Seanny, but perhaps I'd like to change some addiitonals. Mainly because something is not 'framed within' something. It is 'framed in', but better even, 'embedded in a framework', or 'based on a framework' so:
This question is not based on a Psychology or Neuroscience framework. It is based on assumptions which are not made explicit, are not ...