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Consensus on Migration

Central diabetes insipidus and antidiuretic hormone I had a fellow user say that the question above is a better fit for Medical Sciences. Is it a better fit for medical sciences, is there consensus ...
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When, Where and Why to add "Citations" when Identifying a Species?

I am having trouble figuring out when to add citations to my answers. Recently, I was spammed with 4 notifications saying: Consequently, after reading these notifications, I was left in the lurch. ...
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Discussion on my closed question

Related question in Meta Earth Science I am new in the site where I had posted only this question about DNA and computers. I reopened an account to post my second question in the site about ...
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How can I improve the question about plants?

My question of the day is https://biology.stackexchange.com/questions/112096/if-humans-and-animals-perform-their-actions-with-their-brains-how-do-plants-per. The question may have not received close ...
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I tried to explain my question very well, showing that I did my research and explain it thoroughy, but it's closed for not being focused and research?

I just posted a question to Stack Exchange (in "Biology") after a long time. Theoretical question: is it possible to be almost fully female (except reproductive organs), very feminine one, ...
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Why was my question closed as homework, and what can I do?

I'd like to preface this question with the information that I'm not a student, and my question just arose from curiosity. I searched on Google and I found no answer, so I posted my question here. This ...
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What would be the correct tag for "underwater vertebrates" like whales, dolphins, etc.?

I had posted a question about whales, and I wondered which tags to use. In biology I had leaned that whales are not fish, so I didn't want to use the fish tag. However using the vertebrate tag seems ...
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Answers left unvoted/unaccepted

My question is related to this post. However, for me, it is not about wanting my answer to be accepted. As a fairly new user in the stack exchange community, it would be very helpful to get feedback/...
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Pharmacokinetics question was closed and I'd like it re-opened

I asked a pharmacokinetics question in the stackexchange which another user decided to close. I believe this was unreasonable and request that the question be reopened. The question was regarding how ...
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New Bioacoustics Stack Exchange Proposal

We have created a new proposal on Area51 for a Stack Exchange site focusing on Bioacoustics. Bioacoustics is a multidisciplinary field focused on sounds produced by or affecting non-human animals, or ...
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My answer was flagged with a post notice as lacking sources. I added some, but the post notice wasn't removed. Why?

My answer here was flagged with a post notice as lacking sources. I added some, taking care to cite reliable sources. But the post notice remains. What is the issue? Why wasn't the post notice removed?...
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Are questions about vaccine approval process on-topic?

Specifically my question is about how we can get a new flu shot approved every year when we've learned how difficult the process is in getting the COVID vaccines approved for non-emergency use. The ...
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Why was my question closed?

Why was my question here closed? IT didn't even get a chance. It clearly asks a different question than the questions asked by the supposed duplicate. How do I appeal this, or am I just not going to ...
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Someone just mass-downvoted some of my questions

I just got a few downvotes on different questions in a row without any explanation or suggestion. This kind of thing discourages new users and discourages people from learning about new things. Any ...
Rohit Pandey's user avatar
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What should I do now that my question seems to be too difficult/big?

This is the question, asked nine days ago: A man of 100 kg, what will be the masses of his living human cells, dead human cells, extracellular matrix/matrices, bacteria, and the remainder? As I have ...
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Is it possible to see the comments of a deleted answer?

Some days ago, I received a new answer to one of my questions. I found this answer interesting and I wanted to check the comments associated to it if any. Unfortunately, this answer has been deleted. ...
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Is "Not applicable and here's why" valid as an answer?

Somebody asked how many different senses are now known to exist, having seen a vague remark on Wikipedia about how it used to be said that humans had five senses but "science had now discovered ...
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Why did a downvote ended up on my question?

I recently asked a question about identifying a plant, but for some reason I saw a downvote on it, and I didn’t know why it happened. It has only been a couple of minutes since my question was posted, ...
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Where is a question on Radiobiology and Dosimetry going to best be answered?

I want to ask a purely theoretical question (Radiobiology and Dosimetry) on the Bragg Curves (plots of the energy loss of ionizing radiation (KeV/μm usually) on the y-axis during its travel through ...
George Ntoulos's user avatar
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More about closed/deleted questions and how to improve them

After many badly received questions, I'm confused about how to ask questions in this site (not on other sites), need some suggestion (not some general rule, but about the specific questions) (1) About ...
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Is there a clash between numerical citations and automatic image numbering?

I usually use in-text citations putting the linked text in square brackets followed by the link in normal brackets. This prevents the link showing. However for a recent post I thought I would use ...
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Why was my recent question downvoted?

Why is this downvoted? I'm not asking for an upvote and I'm aware this post can bring in more downvotes, just want to know the reason.
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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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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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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?
Joe Jobs's user avatar
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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?
Deschele Schilder's user avatar
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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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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) ...
George Ntoulos's user avatar
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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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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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Recent rejected edits - request for clarification

Yesterday, I edited various posts containing questions about ants, to add the "ant" tag. Four of these were rejected, with the same reason given: How do ants sense imminent rainfall? - the edit was ...
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When a user knows several different answers to one question

I recently posted an answer to the question "How do parasites reprogram brains?". After editing, my answer described three different examples from neuroparasitology. In each of these, the ...
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Why has my reputation increased?

My reputation recently increased from around 2,100 when I checked yesterday to 2,935 now. Why is this the case?
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Where can I ask about the behavior of a snake?

My last question on main site (Can a certain snake kill human by 'drinking' his breaths?) has not been received well. So where can I ask about it? I don't think it's really a bad question. Many things ...
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Why can't I (and never could) add a bounty to my question?

I asked this question a while back: The afflictions of Tarrare It was fairly well received judging by votes, and think the subject matter is quite intriguing. However, where I am normally able to ...
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Asking a Microtaxonomy question

I am interested in the Species Problems that work well with Homo Sapiens as the concept is used by the Wikipedia Article A book by Ernst Mayr says that Microtaxonomy is the study of Species and the ...
George Ntoulos's user avatar
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In the Biology SE I have posted a question on may 31,2019.After some days it got deleted by community◆mod(system).Please,can you undelete it?

The question which I have posted got automatically deleted on June 21,2019 at 3am IST by community◆ moderator(system).Before that it got closed as too broad.I need to answer that question which was ...
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Retrieving answers from deleted questions

There were two questions posted by someone recently on measles virus, to which I devoted several hours of work in producing answers. The questions and answers disappeared completely over the weekend. ...
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Migration back?

Recently I posted a question about preventing deer damage. It was migrated to Gardening. I considered that SE site when posting, but realized that my question was mostly about deer behaviour, and ...
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cross-post question is deleted. why not to close instead?

please undelete my question https://biology.stackexchange.com/questions/82604/genetical-distance-of-ones-parent-and-sibling-to-him-her-self and then close it, make it not possible to answer. why? ...
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Finding a deleted question without enough rep

I'm asking here a similar question to this one. I'm pretty sure I've asked a question a while ago (years?) about the use of ammonia in agriculture where it is introduce directly into the soil. The ...
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Can more options be added for flagging for migration? [duplicate]

I review posts in the queue, and I am often am flagging some posts. I will sometimes flag posts as those that need to be closed because they are off-topic, but this is the only option available: ...
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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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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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May I advertise my biology-learning app on meta or Biology Stack Exchange?

I developed an android app (game) that helps students memorize Neirenberg codon table. May I advertise my biology-learning app on meta or Biology Stack Exchange? Or is it off-topic? The app homepage ...
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Spam questions that aren't promotional

EDIT: Bumping because WillyA seems to have returned, though he is posting his aquagenic urticaria question on Medical Sciences and Skeptics for now. This post is in part to let moderators and the ...
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Can we please do something about this username with a racial slur

This user's current display name is the most obvious violation of the Code of Conduct I can imagine. No bigotry. We don’t tolerate any language likely to offend or alienate people based on race, ...
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How does one challenge an unsourced answer?

I came across this answer on looking at a question in the sidebar. The answer was accepted and upvoted 6 times. There is a linked study, but it is a counter example (it is cited as a demonstration of ...
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