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Why do we need to provide weather conditions in ID questions?

I was kind of surprised to see that in one of _ID question someone provided weather conditions that occurred during the moment when picture in question was taken. Why do we need to provide such data? ...
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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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Answers with no references which have been contested for a long while

I am well versed in the way that Psychology.SE and Health.SE work but I am new to Biology.SE so I am trying to find my feet a little here. I came across a question here, Why aren't we ...
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Why is the site name with the logo written with a lower-case 'b'?

Is it on purpose that the name of Biology.SE and Biology.meta are written with a lower-case 'b'?
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I was banned from asking questions again

I agree that my questions were not that good, but I learnt from my mistakes. I've been banned for a long time now and I'm not seeing any hopes of being unbanned. Shouldn't I get a 2nd chance?
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What is actually SE biology about?

When I first crossed SE biology, I was filled with excitement that I finally found a website, where I could share my questions with real researchers. I saw the opportunity to improve my rhetorical ...
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Implementing reading discussion threads for pros/grads/academics

I've just come from a question on the main site looking for references to a formal text on evolutionary theory. I answered with some of my own favourite books. It did get me thinking, however, that it ...
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What to do with out of scope wildlife questions

I recently suggested that the question How to help a wild baby parrot who cannot fly? be posted here, as the answer needed was out of scope at pets.se. It was closed here, as out of scope as well. ...
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In-line chemical formulae with subscripts and superscripts

Context This relates to a post including the compound FADH2, in a sentence within the main text (technically ‘in-line’), set as I have here, using HTML ‘sub’ markup to render the subscript, and thus ...
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How do I improve this questions?

https://biology.stackexchange.com/questions/72679/which-one-is-the-correct-way-to-put-seatbelt-on-busty-women?noredirect=1#comment131141_72679 I think what I want to ask is not which way to put it "...
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A website similar to puzzling but for the sciences

I went through an old question today about biology SE vs biologists discussion. This got me wondering. The principle problem we have in the sciences is that we are segmented into our respective niches....
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"What are the good and bad cholesterol?" Why was this question closed?

I refer to this question by a new user to Biology-SE site. It was closed as being "unclear what you're asking". It seems to me, whatever else, it is very clear what is being asked: What do ...
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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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Is there a stack exchange site for aquarium management?

i.e. fish biology, marine chemistry for aquatic habitats, etc.? Just wondering. Would be a nice community. Biology is the closest I can think of.
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Is this SE site / community dead?

I'm new to this SE site and as a geneticist i liked the idea to be able to help newbies and explain simple genetic facts to the community. But after one week following this site activities, I found ...
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How can I improve my poorly received question

I'm not trying to revert the downvotes or convince users that it was a good question. I'm trying to understand what (if anything at all) can be improved. The (now auto-deleted) question was: Can data ...
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Can we see the predominance of certain tags along time?

I would like to see the evolution of certain tags along time. For instance, questions involving genetics/biochemistry/DNA had grown, while those involving ecology/zoology/natural sciences declined? ...
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Are Cryo-EM questions on topic on biology.SE?

As some of you may have notice, the 3D-em proposal on Area51 got quite a number of followers (142 currently). It is for scientists doing biology 3D electron microscopy, from sample preparation to ...
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Existence of tags in relation to acceptability of questions

On a couple of occasions I or others have voted to close a question off-topic and the poster has responded by saying that the tag he has used exists and therefore he assumed the topic of the question ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Why are there so many poor questions?

I've noticed that on Biology.SE there are so many poor questions at Biology? See for example here, here, and here. They usually appear as first questions of new users, don't show the faintest sign of ...
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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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CogSci has changed its name

As of yesterday, Cognitive Sciences has been renamed into Psychology & Neuroscience There are various reasons for this. The most important reasons, imo, being that we wish to attract more ...
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Is it OK to repost question from some other SO if it wasn't answered there?

I have asked a question on https://health.stackexchange.com as I thought it belongs a best there. But also I believe it would be on-topic here. As the health SO has much fewer users than biology it ...
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Scientific names in the titles of questions — what to do?

We all know that scientific names must be italicised. However, Stack Exchange does not support markdown for question's title. This can create a problem in questions like this one, in which I edited ...
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What to do when another user copies your answer?

I tried to answer a question, and after a while another user gives almost exactly the same answer. What is the purpose of this? Why do other users replicate an answer? Is it normal that every question ...
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Can the link to the Help section be restored?

Since the new look of Biology SE there is no link from the main page to the Tour or the Help section. This is bad as it means that people who wish to cannot find the guidelines on asking (especially) ...
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Can we have a tag for "nurturing"?

As per the subject line - it's (very) applicable to my question here (and, I'm sure, many others), but isn't available!
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How to ask for ranges and orders of magnitude of biological numbers?

Every now and then I'd like to know some typical numbers (mostly concerning cells) but I regularly get as an answer that these numbers are not well defined and depend on a) the type of cell, and b) ...
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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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How to handle species identification questions that have really bad image quality?

Should I VTC on species ID questions that have really bad image quality? For example, this post (no offense to the user who posted the question). I'm aware that I should first comment and suggest ...
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When is it appropriate to ask a question at two different SE sites?

I once was told that asking a mathematical question simultaneously at MathOverflow and Mathematics SE was bad practice. It was recommended to first ask it at one of both sites. If the question was ...
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Is it acceptable to use comments to criticize accepted answers?

This question is especially for the moderators, but, of course, anyone is free to answer it. In a recent comment I criticized the accepted answer to a question arguing that it did not answer the ...
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Notifications from favourite questions

Wouldn't it better if we get notifications from the questions which we favourite ? It would help, by getting us notified about new answers to our favourite questions. Or, Is this feature already ...
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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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Are medical terminology definitions considered off-topic?

This is the post in question. It's the first that I've seen a post of this kind since I've been active on Biology.SE, and I'm wondering: if the OP literally only asks for the meaning/origin of a ...
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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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Please (no longer) downvote this post

Well, not this post, but rather this post. It was created to promote the recent moderator election. Now that the election is over we don't want to see the ad anymore. However, so that it may be ...
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Is my question unclear? Or is it the term "opioid" itself that is unclear?

After reading the meta question General quality of BioSE questions vs other SEs I decided to try to be sure my questions focused on good, hard questions that addressed scientific principles in biology....
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If a question has no scientific findings available for answering, is it okay to give a general opinion?

This question is in regards to this post, and more specifically, the answer provided by @Remi.b. I'm not quite sure where to begin (this is my first post in a meta.*.SE site), so I'll just start by ...
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General quality of BioSE questions vs other SEs

At the risk of this being the very thing I'm kind of moaning about, I'm wondering what others think of the general quality of BioSE questions? My contributions to SE outside of Bio are mostly ...
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Serious yet entertaining/humorous question deleted somehow. Can I find my old post?

As a former biologist, I had a serious question about the worst-case implications of eating food found on the street, as in what types of poisons would be likely and what their effects might be. From ...
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the site will not accept my posts

Sorry the question is not about Biology because I have not been able to post a question or a comment. I write them out but there is some tech thing that is preventing acceptance. Please advise how I ...
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Should the OP be informed of an edit to his question?

Recently an old question that I had posted was edited (by someone with sufficient privilege to do so). They didn’t leave a comment, so I only became aware of this when I noticed it high on the list. ...
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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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Why haven't I recieved my reputation for upvote?

Two upvotes and an accepted answer is not giving me rep. Why?
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What's this craze with Indian plant ID questions from "anonymous" new users?

I'm following the species-identification tag, and since quite some months, there seems to be a lot of Indian plant identification questions by "anonymous" new users (some of them answered by similar ...
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What to write in my attempt section?

In the guidelines of asking questions it is said that the op should show some previous research. I would like to want should be written in questions whose googling or Wikipedia doesn't show any ...
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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 was this question about human monogamy closed?

This question was closed as opinion based: Is monogamy a human innate behaviour? I'll bring up the two reasons I've encountered so far. If the authors want to elaborate or explain why my objection is ...

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