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I see a lot of question tagged with "bio-informatics" and as far as I know there are always comments like:

This is probably a better question for biostars.org

Just like this recent question. I'm wondering if these question are really off-topic and if this is the case why is there a bio-informatics tag? This may be quite misleading for new (or even experienced) people on this site, because this implicitly suggests that bio-informatics question are allowed.

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    $\begingroup$ Bioinformatics questions aren't off-topic here, and I haven't seen anyone say otherwise. I think people recommend biostars because they are more likely to get an answer there. For all we know, people who leave those comments are biostar employees! $\endgroup$ – canadianer Feb 22 '17 at 1:33
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I agree that it can be a bit confusing, but I think the problem is that many people come here with questions about how to do bioinformatics, rather than how to relate bioinformatics results back to biology. The former is off-topic, the latter is not. I'm not sure if the issue can be resolved, because the tag is still appropriate when the question is on-topic.

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