9 votes
Accepted

Are questions on zoologists bio on-topic here?

Such questions are off-topic here because they are not really about biology. Such questions may be asked in History of Science and Mathematics SE.
WYSIWYG's user avatar
  • 35.5k
7 votes
Accepted

Is it OK to repost question from some other SO if it wasn't answered there?

If the answer is appropriate for both sites (which happens), you can always ask a mod to migrate it to biology (or where ever you think it fits better). There is no need to repost a question. If the ...
Chris's user avatar
  • 51.6k
6 votes

This is the title of the meta post I just wrote

This is my answer to your meta post We should be editing posts whenever they require it, making sure we leave informative edit summaries. The OP will get a message with the edit summary when their ...
MattDMo's user avatar
  • 15.3k
5 votes
Accepted

What to write in my attempt section?

I think the request for "research" has less to do with necessarily looking for an answer to the problem, and more to do with showing that you understand what the problem actually is. I very much ...
Bryan Krause's user avatar
  • 45.3k
5 votes
Accepted

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

There is a very helpful tag page for species identification questions: https://biology.stackexchange.com/tags/species-identification/info There is no requirement there for detailed weather ...
Bryan Krause's user avatar
  • 45.3k
5 votes

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?

Should I make a video about myself doing online research? Make a selfie with anatomy book in my hand? Maybe do a livestream or a podcast? No, you should cite something in the field of biology to ...
Bryan Krause's user avatar
  • 45.3k
5 votes
Accepted

Is it standard policy here to remove links to well-written scientific articles from a question if they represent potential answers to the question?

See also: Best way to deal with questions answered by the OP in the question instead of in an answer Answers should be in Answers, not edited into the question. Indeed, it's good to provide context ...
Bryan Krause's user avatar
  • 45.3k
4 votes

Where is a question on Radiobiology and Dosimetry going to best be answered?

I think the question itself is kind of vaguely described and seems to consist of two separate sub-questions. Try to ask focused questions and I would recommend splitting them up. I think I read ...
AliceD's user avatar
  • 52.4k
4 votes
Accepted

Is there anything I can do to improve my question?

The question is upvoted and perfectly ontopic here. In general, species ID questions are received well in this community. The information is sufficient and the only thing that will prevent it from ...
AliceD's user avatar
  • 52.4k
3 votes

Inserting an _invented chromosome in a being to be born in and knowing it will be healthy

Questions on this site, and across Stack Exchange, are best when they are based on some prior research/reading/work towards a solution that the asker has done. So, just posting a speculative question ...
Bryan Krause's user avatar
  • 45.3k
3 votes
Accepted

Why is my question about causation downvoted?

Why is my question about causation downvoted? Well, the comments under your question explain the downvotes (causation is difficult to establish oftentimes), but you can also see that these views are ...
AliceD's user avatar
  • 52.4k
3 votes

How can I improve my poorly received question

CONTEXT AND RESEARCH Maybe you can start by editing your question with what you just said there? Adding background and showing your research is a good way to have good answers (and less downvotes). ...
Untitpoi's user avatar
  • 354
3 votes

This is the title of the meta post I just wrote

I agree that this is somewhat of a problem. Would it be appropriate for users to edit the post to have a more useful title, preferably using the OP's own words from the post body?
C_Z_'s user avatar
  • 2,485
2 votes

Do questions on best cures (or cures in general) really belong here?

There is generally two problems with this sort of question: 1) Is it medical advice? /Could the answer be used as medical advice? 2) How do we measure "best"? Additionally, I consider these ...
rg255's user avatar
  • 16.1k
1 vote

Understanding how to avoid my question being closed

It would help to reference academic papers or similar research to frame your question as a general question about a phenomenon. Basically, identify the phenomenon exists and that scientists talk about ...
Bryan Krause's user avatar
  • 45.3k
1 vote

Why is this question on blood supply in tendon downvoted?

I believe I was the downvoter the previous time your question was posted. I downvoted because it was posted in the exact same format (copy and paste) to the previous versions of the question that were ...
Bryan Krause's user avatar
  • 45.3k
1 vote

What to write in my attempt section?

You could explain "I have tried searching the web and Wikipedia and I haven't found any literature about it", and add what search terms you have used, that at least shows previous research. Add a link,...
Martin Hügi's user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible