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Updating statement on closed reason for no work shown

The statement for closing based on no work shown I believe shouldn't include the word homework. Not everyone posting a PSQ (problem statement question) is actually doing homework. When they read: ...
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Stack Exchange experimentation sandbox

This is a sandbox post for users to experiment with various Stack Exchange features. This question (and all answers) is a community wiki so that the reputation required to edit is lower. Also, the ...
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Flagging incorrect answers

Related post What is wrong with flagging answers that are grossly incorrect? Why should flags "not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer"? I understand that it is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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what to do with obsolete comments

Suppose I place an answer comment (e.g. elaborate your answer, don't provide only a link bladibla) and the person adjusts the answer and it's worth a +1. Meanwhile, my comment has been upvoted as well,...
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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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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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What to do with incorrect answers?

The title looks like this question on meta How to deal with posters of consistent poor quality/incorrect answers but mine is more straightforward. What to do with incorrect answers? Often they can be ...
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How to remove or substitute a tag

I am wondering if the tags should be cleaned up. I made a few several unsuccessful attempts, because I don't know how to delete or merge tags. For example experiment is a tag with 5 hits or so, but ...
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How do i fully delete my Biology Stack-exchange account?

I want to delete my account, is that possible?