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It has to be re-opened first. I see the question image has been updated and I vote to re-open. Four other users need to vote-to-re-open and then you're good to go. You can delete your answer-in-comment disguise and post it as answer instead once the question is re-opened. Thanks for bringing this up here.


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I thought that the scientific method is quite rigid Not sure exactly what you mean by this, but I think it's probably not nearly as rigid as you think (based on inferring from the questions you've asked). Which items these questions are lacking to make them be bad subjective questions? For "Is it possible to conduct scientific research without ...


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The user was removed, this is correct. Regarding your answer, you should be able to see your own answers, if not they are here and here. If you still can't see them, let me know, then I will copy+paste them to a place like pastebin, where you can copy them.


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I think this is a viable question. The issue is that the subject shows a large overlap with Anthropology. Problem - there is no Anthropology stack. Over at CogSci we encounter the same sort of questions that are, in essence, Anthropological questions. Hence I do understand pob close-votes from the community, but personally, I tend to leave this sort of ...


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Also, if I use the word love, like, by these word(s), I mainly mean: finding sexually attractive Then don't say "love". Say "find sexually attractive". Why introduce terminology that you redefine for your question when that terminology has a lot of other baggage attached? "Do women find the male chest sexually attractive?" ...


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Regarding your second post ("Is it possible to have a scientific review of a method if the author doesn't have direct experience of it?") Operationally, yes, anyone can do research on any subject if they have the time, funding, and preferably some background info in what they are doing (or a really good instructional guide). As a result of this ...


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Ok, so I'm posting an answer since you've repeatedly pinged me about reopening. I don't think the Q should be open, since it is of extremely limited value to the site. Whether it should be reopened is clearly up to the community though, and other persons than me also voted too keep closed. However, now it is open, so you got your wish. I find it a poor ...


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You should be able to find them yourself using either of the following methods: Anyone can find their deleted recent (i.e. posted in the past 60 days) answers by going to the answer tab of their profile and clicking on "deleted recent answers". There is also a link for "deleted recent questions" on the question tab. As a 10k+ user, you can see a list of all ...


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(I intend this answer to be my view as a community member and not as a moderator; I don't speak here for the other moderators nor the community as a whole) Homework questions We have an explicit policy regarding homework. This policy is mostly driven by a valid aversion towards "gifting" answers which the community has agreed does a disservice to learners. ...


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A question about the proportion of biologists who believe something does not “Focus on questions about an actual problem you have faced” and, in any case, is off-topic as subjective unless someone has conducted a statistically valid opinion poll. In which case, ‘opinion poll’ says it all. In science we are interested in evidence for ideas, not in what ...


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I appreciate the question closure, because I think it should be closed, though I would vote to close as off topic rather than a duplicate. Since it is closed, and should be closed (in my opinion), I would not reopen it. Our on topic help article lists three bullets: general questions about biological concepts questions about the biological mechanisms ...


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A question at the border between two SE topics can sometimes be understood as seeking a different kind of answer depending on which SE it's posted on. In this case, posting the question on Physics.SE would ask for an explanation in terms of physics: for example, losing heat through evaporation. Posting the question here would ask for an explanation in terms ...


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What you are proposing would have to be changed at SE level not community. Something along these lines has been proposed on other sites and meta. These request end up as declined. What you want is to change the behavior of the users answering. You can write comments to users answering expressing your displeasure and downvote if their behavior of rewarding ...


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With the edit I find it relatively clear, but rather broad. It should be answerable though, at least as a loose list of processes that are under some form of conscious control. However, it would be useful if you defined more clearly exactly what you mean with "conscious control" (you can e.g. increase your pulse by hyperventilating, but this is quite ...


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@fileunderwater I only pinged you because those comments were relevant to your comment opposing reopening. I meant for those comments to be general evidence to support having anyone vote to reopen. I want you to know I hear you loud and clear and generally agree with most of your points. However, a few thoughts: I agree that ID questions with unclear ...


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If a question is put on hold, or it is closed, it cannot be answered any longer. It has to be re-opened first to allow answering. If you put the bounty on it, you loose the reputation the moment you agree to the system to put a bounty on the question. That rep is gone, whatever happens to the question. If you answered the question before it was put on ...


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In my opinion, I find this sentence, said by @theforestecologist, is the only helpful feedback for the OP: your question's premise (does somebody love something) is subjective and opinion-based The rest of the feedback the OP received only centers on this one. However, this important point is still unclear from the perspective of the OP. We have to respect ...


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First off, there were comments placed, which are also shown on your screenshot: I see that I used the mod hammer, which I basically used because of a lack of research, following the first comment of John and the following comment from hello_there_andy. You noticed a phenomenon and leave it to the community to find out whether it is genetic, acquired, or ...


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I would argue that these questions are off topic because "Biology Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for biology researchers, academics, and students". It's not a place to ask any random, trivial question that pops into your head after watching a youtube video.


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Please note that it was not just closed by a mod. It already had 3 close votes. I agree that this can be edited a bit (some clarifications in the question) to suit biology. You should vote to reopen it. In general, before editing such posts we should ask ourselves if: that was the intention of OP it changes the question drastically IMO, the OP should ...


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I think the main reason for the closing/deleting of questions is to discourage help vampires. These people waste the time of the entire community by asking poor or ridiculous questions, and therefore they should be discouraged from doing so. However, I feel that going to the extent of downvoting or hiding otherwise perfectly fine answers is going a ...


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