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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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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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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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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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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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Is asking for an article the same as a 'give me teh codes' question?

There are questions floating around that are researched to a point but essentially are just asking for a specific article. At best such a question looks like this one. I understand questions that ask ...
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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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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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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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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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Wikipedia-solvable answers

I have encountered a great many occasions where wikipedia can answer the question. Spot on. Mostly, I re-write (i.e., condense, extract, clarify, find more appropriate articles) the wiki page into an ...
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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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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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what to do with rude edits

Upon reviewing suggested edits I have come across 'anonymous users' who try to post rude stuff/bad language, solely for the sake of spamming. Can I do something more than simply rejecting the edits? I ...
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What are the allowed Sources on StackExchange?

Actually, while searching for an answer on Animal behavior I found very interesting article, in which, a vet talks about the specific thing what I was searching for. I want to know if this kind of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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wrong duplication

Take look at these two questions: Are human fetuses more likely to be male? [duplicate] Why do we have more male infant born? The first question is marked as duplicate(asked jan 23'12) and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where is my gavatar?

This site does not show my gavatar as other SE sites do. Why? How can this be fixed? And what should I ask so that it pass my question?
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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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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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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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Asked to tick as answer?

Can we ask the post-er to tick the answer is right, if they agree it's right answer in the comment but doesn't put it as answer?
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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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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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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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Does voting for closure tags the question as well?

I noticed that a question lined up in the review queue is marked with 'this question has been flagged as being... (too broad, off-topic etc)'. A few questions I have: 1) Does a question ...
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Why are some questions highlighted in green?

Some of the questions are highlighted in green . What does that indicate?
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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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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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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, ...