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Is there anything I can do to improve my question?

Re: my question "What species is this gray bee?", I'd really like to know more about what I saw. I've seen a number of species-identification posts, and did my best to give useful information, but I'...
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Why do we need to provide weather conditions in ID questions?

I was kind of surprised to see that in one of _ID question someone provided weather conditions that occurred during the moment when picture in question was taken. Why do we need to provide such data? ...
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How can I improve my poorly received question

I'm not trying to revert the downvotes or convince users that it was a good question. I'm trying to understand what (if anything at all) can be improved. The (now auto-deleted) question was: Can ...
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Is it OK to repost question from some other SO if it wasn't answered there?

I have asked a question on https://health.stackexchange.com as I thought it belongs a best there. But also I believe it would be on-topic here. As the health SO has much fewer users than biology it ...
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What to write in my attempt section?

In the guidelines of asking questions it is said that the op should show some previous research. I would like to want should be written in questions whose googling or Wikipedia doesn't show any ...
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Are questions on zoologists bio on-topic here?

Can I ask questions about famous zoologist and biologists biographies or lives here, if they have very little or actually no impact on actual biology? For example, I'd like to know why Edward Turner ...
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This is the title of the meta post I just wrote

Annoying isn't it? The title on this question tells you nothing about the content of the post. Yet this happens. Its been happening a lot recently here on biology SE. And some users are repeat ...
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Do questions on best cures (or cures in general) really belong here?

I was quite surprised to see this question at +4 score: It doesn't seem to show any initial research before asking a question. The question is too broad in this particular case and even if it wasn't: ...
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Are “is this picture of hippo-croc real?” questions useful for the community?

Title might suggest that I'm talking about trolling, but I'm - in fact - takling about questions asking whether quite possible mutations did really happen. The thing is, that there are lot of photos ...
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How does one quit a stack exchange site completely and not just logging off?

How does one quit a stack exchange site completely and not just logging off? Any one willing to answer this question? How do you just delete the the individual sites like biology or english language.....
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How much should we enforce background research?

The first point under "How do I ask a good question?" in Help states that: Search, and research Have you thoroughly searched for an answer before asking your question? Sharing your research ...
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Policy on duplicates of unanswered questions

This question is the same as this unanswered question, all the way down to the asker's thoughts. I suppose it might be the case that a new user is trying to gain reputation by re-asking old questions,...
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Are personal experience questions (How is it to work in a lab) appropriate?

I'm at a crossroads in my career, and am interested in what the modern science is like for a person who's working in a lab. How is it to be a scientist: neurobiologist, neuroscientist, or work with ...
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Cutting edge research

I was thinking earlier of a reason why we don't get many questions. There are clearly quite a few researchers on the site, yet not many (if any?) ask questions they are currently interested in (...
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How broad can a question be?

Does anyone have any TOPO directional cloning tips? This question is board and essentially asking how to clone. However, it is practical and answerable but may be falling into a discussion. I was ...
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What is the policy regarding homework question?

This is a good question. Are we obliged to answer it?