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Shall we have MathJax?

For people not familiar with this name -- MathJax is a plugin which converts LaTeX math markup like $X_1^2$ into proper math notation, in this case . On one hand equations may appear here too rare to ...
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Species Identification tag warning proposal

One of my numerous proposals from the Redesigning Biology Stack Exchange Bio.Meta post was to create a template or instruction guide for species-identification questions. The goal is to improve the ...
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Who is this person and why am being threatened?

I have answered several questions on this site (more on cogsci). I have given no medical advice except to see a doctor now if I thought it necessary. Yet here are a few comments from a comment thread ...
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A better name for the chat room

The current name for the chat room is simply "Biology". I think we can do better than that. Suggest a new, descriptive and more imaginative name for the chat room. One name per answer, please.
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Site name is not visible in chat

We now have a themed chat room and it looks great! Mostly. The site logo on the lower right, however, is invisible: Specifically: This is on firefox 37.0 running on a 64bit Debian.
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Should the answer that appears on "top" be the OP's "accepted answer" or the answer with most votes?

On Biology.SE, all other StackExchange sites, and until recently Stack Overflow, the answer that appears first is the accepted answer (if there is one), the one that the OP decides is to be marked &...
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Is there a demonstrable need for MathJax?

According to Shall we have MathJax?, to enable MathJax would require a demonstrable need. How can we demonstrate this need? Perhaps by creating a CW list of questions that would benefit from proper ...
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Merging bioinformatics and computational-biology tags

There doesn't seem to be any difference between how bioinformatics and computational-biology are used, I would propose to merge those tags. Is there any argument against this? Which one should be the ...
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Problems rejecting edits

Wasn't sure where to ask about this, but when I review a proposed edit and want to reject it for any reason besides "causes harm" I can't do it. Hitting the reject button just causes an error. If I ...
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Tag for synesthesia is mispelled

The tag currently reads synestesia. Can a mod please correct this, if possible?
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Tag for neurodegenerative disorders is misspelled

I just noticed that "neurodegerative-disorders" tag contains a misspelling (should be "neurodegenerative-disorders"). Could a mod fix it?
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Is it possible to reverse the dominance of the "eyes" versus "vision" tags?

Right now "vision" is synonyming into "eyes" which to me is backward...there are a lot of vision-based questions that aren't really about eyes per se, whereas the inverse is not true. I don't know if ...
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Change the site's subtitle

When a question is migrated away from biology.stackexchange.com, the following is shown: The subtitle of the site (currently “active researchers, academics, and students”) should be changed to ...
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Visual dynamic range question mod-closed - why?

I just wished to bring up this question - I didn't write it, I didn't answer it, but I think it's a valid question - How are colors outside the standard RGB color scheme perceived?. If it was ...
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I see the Biosphere has frozen

So, apparently The Biosphere (our BIO.SE chat room) has been frozen due to inactivity. Obviously not a big deal (since apparently nobody used it frequently enough to avoid being frozen): Rooms ...
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Could somebody create the tag synonym olfaction <- olfactory

Somebody with the privilege should create the tag synonym olfaction <- olfactory (I don't have the tag count to do so). I could retag all Qs that use "olfactory" but this would bring them all to ...
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Proper tag nice for eventually obsolete concepts in biology?

I am revising the tag system of our site and have discovered the history, which has the following description: Questions regarding early biology This is a little bit misguiding for me, because I ...
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Medicine as a tag

medicine has 7 questions and doesn't really add anything to the categorisation of any of them. More specific tags could easily be applied to all of them, therefore I'm inclined to burninate it. Can ...
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What is the difference between the "inheritance" tag and the "genetics" tag

Is genetics a kind of meta-tag for inheritance? If a question is about how genes are passed to child, could I add both tags? If not, should inheritance be preferred each time it applies? But when ...
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Preferred tag for Aging

Currently aging,senescence and gerontology are all in use covering pretty much the same questions. This seems redundant, so I'm intending to merge them into one tag in the near future. Does anyone ...
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Conflicted use of the learning tag

When looking at the learning tag, three questions are regarding the learning of biology as a science whereas one is using learning in the ethology sense. Clearly these two should be split up but ...
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Please vote to make "Animal" tag synonymous with "Zoology" tag

At some point someone made an animal tag (now with 18 questions), which is silly given that we already have a zoology tag (1048 questions). I started a vote to make animal a synonym of zoology, but ...
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Synonym suggestion: [plant(s)] and [botany]

Inline with the insect(s)->entomology synonym, why not a plant(s)->botany synonym?
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Paging fails at 50 items per page when ordered by newest

I have noticed a problem when I try to move through the questions page with the count per page set to 50. The date on the posts jumps back to the first page of questions for the site even though I'm ...
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Should there be two tags for the same thing?

I found a tag named replication and another called dna-replication. Shouldn't they be merged?
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Create synonym between "mushroom" and "mycology

I think a user with sufficient rep on the mycology tag (or a mod) should create the synonym mushroom --> mycology (i.e. mycology as the main tag). fungi and fungus are already synonyms, but mushroom ...
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Drugs or Pharmacology

drugs and pharmacology are both in use currently and both have tag wiki summaries. Personally I think they're synonyms in the context they are being used - should we jettison one and keep the other, ...
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gentic-linkage is misspelled (filler text to please auto-filter)

The tag gentic-linkage is misspelled. It should be genetic-linkage. How can we fix this?
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All questions relating to tag not shown?

When I search for the tag "conservation-biology" the preview states that 5 questions are using the tag ("conservation-biology × 5"). However, when I go to the tag site only one question is shown, and ...
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Ecology and evolutionary methods proposal [closed]

Just spotted this proposal on Area 51. Any thoughts? It sounds like it would overlap pretty substantially with Biology.SE.
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Synonyme tags `sterilization`/`sterilisation`

I just noticed that there are the tags sterilisation× 14 Sterilization: any process that eliminates or kills all forms of life and other biological agents present ...