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Is there any way I can improve my question and get the answer?

I have a question about my Biology Stack Exchange post: Do women also love men's chest/nipples at same extent as men's love for women's breasts? I really don't understand which part of my question is ...
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What's wrong with this question that was edited to include research?

The question, uhh... in question: If you only ate fruits, vegetables or smoothies would you be able to skip drinking water? You can follow along by looking at its timeline. Some parts may only be ...
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High number of closed questions

I saw an increase in the number of closed questions on the main page. From 46 questions I counted, 14 were closed. I understand biology overlaps with many fields so I checked "Computer Science&...
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Is this not considered evidence of effort?

I have to say I was completely taken aback by an exchange with a moderator: How does pressure travel through the cochlea exactly? "I downvoted because I see no evidence you tried to understand ...
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Would this site welcome an influx of technical synthetic biology Q&A?

We have decided to see if there is sufficient critical mass to start a complementary synthetic biology SE site (by analogy, "Electronics.SE" to this site's "Physics.SE"). If ...
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Why was my question downvoted?

I asked this question (A word that includes plants and fungi, but not animals) on the English language stackexchange, and they recommended I ask it here for a more technical answer. I got a more ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Are questions getting deleted too easily?

I believe I asked a question about whether in general, it is an evolutionary stable strategy in nature for all the individuals to get just barely enough food to eat, and have the population size ...
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Where should I ask questions related to biology but need explanation in chemistry also?

I read that banana contains Potassium-40 isotope. But most common isotope is K-39. K-40 makes up 0.012% (120 ppm) of the total amount of potassium found in nature. I need to ask why banana contains ...
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No answer on my SE question, posted it somewhere else, got an answer there: what should I do?

From time to time, a question I posted on some Stack Exchange website didn't get any useful answer or got too many comments that I don't find interesting, which led me to post it another Q&A ...
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Downvoting and recommending closure

Is it ethical to downvote a question and recommend closing it simultaneously? The reasons for downvoting a question are stated as "This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear ...
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Why are questions about whether research without direct experience is scientific or not subjective?

Questions in question: Is it possible to conduct scientific research without actually getting close to the sample/specimen? Is it possible to have a scientific review of a method if the author doesn&#...
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Are questions about language interpretation on-topic?

Recently, I've provided answers to questions about the meaning of plain English words in a biological context. What does the term 'glycogen mobilisation' mean? What are the stretch of amino acids? ...
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Question get closed (with misunderstanding)

The question Where does RNA polymerase II CTD bind to the RNA modification proteins has too much question in a single question, then I split some content to another question How does RNA polymerase II ...
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Why was my post flagged as spam by a bot?

Why? Family tree for edible plants? It answers the OP with a non-commercial link.
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Expert opinion and answers to species identification questions. Why not?

The reputation system used by Stack Exchange to rate replies to questions, and to rate those who provide answers, is based on scores given by editors and users with sufficient reputation points. It is ...
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Help developing question about fishing and the carbon cycle

I have been reading about medieval fishing, and how it was so widespread they had to institute the first laws limiting how many fish could be taken. This got me thinking about the Pacific Northwest. ...
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Can we do something about the one-line “interesting” questions?

I have noticed that well-sourced and good questions get fewer votes compared to some "interesting" ones. For example, a one-liner question gets ~300 votes (the maximum number of upvotes for ...
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How are species accurately identified?

I have seen hundreds of species ID questions on this Stack Exchange site. Ranging from Plants ,fungi ,fishes ,reptiles ,insects; anything. From all over the world! My main question is that how are the ...
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Am I blocked? I am getting am image with a fish

When I click the button to post question I am getting an image with a fish. It is a drawing. And I cant post the question. Am I not allowed to post?
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Why am I still blocked to ask questions?

On the Biology SE-site, I was (and still am) blocked to ask questions: I have done editing, as required, but the block still has a grip on me. WHY?
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Why was I suspended for 30 days for “plagiarism”, when I linked to and blockquoted a Reddit comment?

I screenshot this now deleted post. As anyone could've seen then, and you can see now, I blockquoted, and linked to, that Reddit comment. Doubtless I never intended to "plagiarize". I admit ...
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Why was my question about internal body nerve biology just killed? I explained “actual problem I face”, with words others cited did too

I have a question about my Biology Stack Exchange post: Is the tube for anal and vaginal canal the same/equal sensitivity? I can feel a bowel's spatial dimensions; same ability to sense object ...
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Tags for species and families of mammals familiar to humans

At the moment, Biology SE has tags cat (species), dogs (species), feline (family), mammals (class). A bit messy. My proposal: Species — Either singular or plural. Hence, either tags cat and dog or ...
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What is the problem with breasts?

Until a few minutes ago, Biology SE had questions with the tag breasts. Then, a moderator swiftly orphaned the tag by editing the following questions in quick succession: What controls the size of ...
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Using google lens or an app for identification of species

A lot of questions are asked on Biology SE about species identification. In today's times it has become very easy to right click on the image and an option of 'search using google lens' appears. The ...
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Should I edit or 'revive' poorly written posts, even if they have been downvoted several times?

I had a search on various metas, but couldn't find an exact answer to this. Occasionally there are posts, such as this one Disproof mitochondrial eve is 6500 years old, that are poorly written and ...
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How to correctly format names of compounds?

What is the correct formatting for names of compounds in Biology.SE? Recently, this question has been edited multiple times on the basis of formatting. So, I think it would be best to decide on a ...
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Is the biology site the appropriate place to ask for book references and such

I'm curious as to whether the biology site is a suitable place for asking about book recommendations and other recommendations of similar variety such as websites, journals etc... I personally see the ...
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Are new users now unable to post answers?

Two comments by experienced users (high reputations on other SE sites) on this popular question claim they don't have sufficient reputation to post an answer. Since this is an open question I was ...
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Why are all of my answers downvoted?

I answer questions to my best ability, correctly, and with as much information as I am able to give, yet 90% of them are instantly shot down, saying it is "not detailed enough." Why does this keep ...
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Where do public policy questions related to biology go?

Background I asked this question on biology stack exchange to get the scientific reason behind Massachusetts' reopening policy of requiring masks even with a vaccine. I thought I made sense to ask ...
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Add a tag for scientific names

A tag for scientific names would be helpful. It would be appropriate for the first question I asked here. Please add it?
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Does there exist a substantial guide for how to write questions on biology.SE?

We can find that people ask if a specific topic is "on topic", and how they can improve their question. There are of course the children sites of help center, and a small list of general rules have ...
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What to do about polarizing questions?

I recently answered a one-line question. This question appears to have (very modestly) polarized the Bio.SE community: it has been up- and down-voted once each (not counting my upvote just now). My ...
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Can the Ebola, Measles, Coronaviruses somehow lead to a new deadlier virus?

After some research, I don't grasp how Can the Ebola, Measles, Coronaviruses somehow lead to a new deadlier virus? can be opinion-based. I didn't know it when I wrote the question, but it involves ...
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Why was my question migrated to medical science?

Why was my question migrated to medical science? My question was more about the condition( even if it is a condition in attention of the medical science) in itself( hypothesized causation by fungi) ...
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Communication with moderators over posts needing citations

Yesterday an answer I posted to a question was flagged with the following notice: Want to improve this post? Add citations from reputable sources by editing the post. Posts with unsourced content ...
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Handling “noisy” edit summaries in the “Suggested Edits” review queue

A user has recently been suggesting many edits (such as this one — screenshot below) with attempts to include links in the "Edit Summary". Many of these edits seem reasonable, but having links in ...
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Why is this question about terminology bad?

I wonder why the question What is the term for being younger than the body age? has 2 downvotes?
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Is Biology more like “expert answers to your questions” or more like “expert answers to your expert questions”?

When I open the Stack Exchange app on a mobile device it quickly shows a view with the following motto: Expert answers to your questions I have recently raised a question that got more attention ...
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Selectively deleting comments which a mod decided it is “biased”, acceptable?

What's the evidence against SARS-CoV-2 being engineered by humans? In this question, a mod deliberately deletes only certain comments (which presumably he thinks took a side), claiming "Please ...
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Bannering the main site for coronavirus

The community mod Jnat offers assistance in case we wish to have a banner, for example one that links to a meta post that explains what to ask here on Bio, what not to ask, and to resources where to ...
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is this question about epidemiology on-topic?

Having a small comment-debate about this question. All I can find in What topics can I ask about here? is that this site is for [questions about] biology and closely related fields, including ... ...
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Why was it hidden / deleted?

I have a question about my Biology Stack Exchange post: What could it be? HPV? Hi. My question was hidden / deleted without any attempt to improve the question. Please can you help me understand or ...
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Reorganise/merge tags for coronavirus / COVID-19 / sars-cov-2 / others

The tagging of questions related to the 2019-2020 coronavirus outbreak is a mess. I've seen at least five related tags in use as of 2020-03-06: coronavirus, 5 questions. I'm aware other coronavirii ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Are comments that partially answer the question discouraged?

Sometimes the comments below a question partially answer the question. I got a message from a moderator stating to refrain from answering in comments. Answering a question in the comment may be due ...
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I erroneously raised a “Duplicate” flag on a post, but I can't retract the flag — is this a bug?

I raised a duplicate flag on this question, but as the OP pointed out the question I had linked to wasn't actually a duplicate of their question. However, when I clicked on the "flag" link there was ...
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Information about coronaviruses (how to ask, and external resources)

Stack Exchange Biology receives many questions about the outbreak of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV/SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19) that has spread worldwide. This is understandable. However, ...

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