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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 ...
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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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Abbreviations used in Stack Exchange

I see that many short forms of words are used in Stack Exchange such as VLQ, POB, VTC, etc. When I search for them in Google , VTC gives Vocational Training Council, Virtual Training Company, etc. VLQ ...
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You can only post once every 40 minutes?

When trying to post the question with the topic, Answers with no references which have been contested for a long while, I got a message flagged up saying This was because 27 minutes prior to that, 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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What happens to the bounty when a question gets closed?

When an open bounty is on a question and this question gets closed, will I get my reputation back or can people still answer this question?
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Are questions about identifying mushroom species on-topic here?

I've found a mushroom and will not going to eat it anyways but still quite interested in what kind of mushroom it's actually is. Does this count as an on-topic here? If not, can it still somehow to ...
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How shall I proceed with a wrong question?

I accidentally worded the following question wrongly: Why are the granules of pancreatic alpha cells larger than those of beta cells? What shall I do now? Should I ask a new question or edit the ...
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Any suggestions as to how I could improve this question?

I asked this question a while back which I thought was a fairly simple reference request for what must be quite a common pool of studies (though I'd not managed to find any, hence the question). I've ...
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Why is my human physiology question off-topic?

My question on human physiology was closed as off-topic: Why are many unable to defecate and urinate simultaneously? The closing reason says: "Personal medical questions and health advice are off-...
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How are my top tags chosen?

My top question is a species identificatfion question with the fitting tag and 10 votes. Yet "toxicology" was and is shown as my top tag in my profile. Then all my tags were set to zero, possibly due ...
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Any way to embed sounds?

I would like to embed a sound (a bird song) for a question, but I could see how other people might want to embed sounds for other biological questions. Is there any way to do this?
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When to use Flag as duplicate?

When should a question be flagged as duplicate and voted to close as duplicate?
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Why was my flag for protecting a question declined despite the question becoming protected?

I recently flagged a question for protection. The flag was declined, however, the question became protected. My question is why is this the case? Is this a typical response to flagging for protection? ...
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In what way is this question “too broad”?

I asked this question which, in essence, simply asks if lifestyle factors are controlled for in modern epidemiological studies. After first being flagged as "off-topic", then "more suitable for ...
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How can I re-trace where the +1s in the recent achievements icon come from?

Perhaps I should go to chat for this, but I can imagine more users have this issue. How can I re-trace where the +1s come from in the reputation-change icon on top of the screen? Firstly, does it ...
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Reason behind close vote got changed

I voted to close a question being too-broad (as far as I remember) but the close reason got changed. The system now states that the close reason is that the question was 'unclear'. From help I found ...
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Is there a list of generic help comments?

Is there a list of generic comments available to users with higher rep to use in instances of reviewing and general site moderation? I've seen some users re-use the same moderation comments (e.g., ...
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Creating new tag synonyms for limnology

Not many casual biologists (and certainly very few non-biologists) know what the field of limnology refers to. As such, I would think that a number of questions that would appropriately receive the ...
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How to properly hyperlink in comments the hyperlinks that contains bracket?

To cite hyperlinks in comment; I use the command format: Here's an inline link to [Google](http://www.google.com/)., out of from total 3 formats. I've ...
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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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Why has this question been bumped by the community 6 times?

Why has this question been bumped by the community six times? To me this makes no sense, why would an "ordinary" question be bumped so many times, and therefore appear in the ...
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When this rare message comes?

The brown message... "Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question?" . Many times I saw a question left for long time, but I rarely see this message, and it is only ...
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Want to know commands (codes) for following formatting tasks

Want to know commands (codes) for following formatting tasks. Degree Centigrade. Subscripts and superscripts like CO2, 14N , (6C13)6H12O6. Greek letters. a portion of text, with special characters ...
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What are non-community and community wiki answers?

I was going through the Badges and stumbled upon 'non-community wiki answers' in the Tag Badges section. What does it mean?
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Are there any guideline about species-identification questions?

In this site are there any guideline about species-identification questions? Or any instructions about how to capture some important features of the organism (plant/animal/fungus/whatever)? How much ...
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How to suggest a Tag-edit without making any change in the main post?

Whenever I try to do any tag-edit for the first-time-on-a-question, an error-message comes "your edit should contain change in at-least 6 characters". When a little tag-edit-suggestion could make a ...
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Review and Reputation

I downvoted an answer while reviewing and found that my reputation went down by one. I don't get this. Why did this happen? Shouldn't the OP's reputation only change by upvoting or downvoting his/her ...
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How can I open a closed question?

I have edited this question which was put on hold previously. Is there any possibility of opening the question. If there is,how?
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How do I find Biology.SE's vital statistics?

Apologies if this is obvious, but I've had a look around and can't see it anywhere. I notice that some of the beta SEs listed on Area51 have summary statistics for users, average questions/day, % ...
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Homework questions?

I am really against this policy of not answering homework questions. .StackE is supposed to be a community of helpers ans not those who arrogantly delete questions. While preparing for our exams we ...
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Are there search tools for answers?

I have answered quite a few questions and what is bothering me more and more is that there are no search tools to sift through my answers. Some new questions overlap to some extent with old, answered ...
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Can I ask one question on other stack exchange subforums?

Is it allowed to ask the same question at different StackExchange sites?
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Re-tagging questions based on the answers

It often happens that a quite ill-posed question uses tags that are relevant to the question, but that the answer(s) lead(s) to the question core, which is often a different field of Biology. Take ...
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How do i fully delete my Biology Stack-exchange account?

I want to delete my account, is that possible?
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How do you link questions to previous answers?

Can someone tell me how you link or redirect a question to a previous answer? I'm still trying to figure all this out and would appreciate a hand. Thanks!
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Close privileges

I have come back to this site after a long time and I have noticed that I cannot cast close votes or reopen votes anymore. I noticed that it now says that this privilege can only be achieved once I ...
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What's the best criteria for measuring how good candidates are for moderating?

The 2015 Community Moderator Election began 3 days ago and ends in 5 days and I'm not confident who I am going to vote for or according what criteria I'm going to vote. so, I thought I can ask ...
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Maximum daily rep

Am I right that the maximum daily reputation has increased since graduation from 200 to 200+ ? Or is the daily rep a reflection of what it could have been and is it still capped to 200 and is the ...
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Do site statistics still matter after graduation?- Revamp

I was am still wondering whether the much-pursued site statistics are still relevant now we are graduated? For example, I have been answering quite a few oldies just now (2013, 2014 29 revival ...
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How to reuse the new Biology.SE Logo on personal websites?

I would like to use the new Biology.SE logo on my website. How can I get an image of this logo on a neutral background? Is there an font-awesome-like icon of the Biology.SE logo? EDIT - in reaction ...
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Hello graduation, goodbye moderator privileges?

So a full site has privileges associated with more reputation points needed: Users with 15 rep can flag posts. Users with 500 rep can review posts from new users. Users with 2,000 rep can edit any ...
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4k+ privileges?

There have been a number of instances (questions, posts, discussions) where I see reference made to privileges granted to, e.g. 10k (view all edits to post?) and 20k rep (something mod-like). What are ...
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Is there an official way of treating references?

I often (always?) find myself referencing papers in my answers. So far, mostly due to laziness, I just write something like "see here" or "look at this paper". This is of course not the proper way, ...
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Should older posts be judged against today's (often different) standards?

I have begun to notice old posts (more than 1.5 years old) showing up in the close queue. Many sites, when they first begin, have more lax standards, and that is okay. However, as the community ...