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If you are unsatisfied with the edit, please feel free to rollback the edit or simply re-edit your question as you please. I agree that the edit is inappropriate and likely would have been rejected if it had entered the review queue (This edit deviates from the original intent of the post. Even edits that must make drastic changes should strive to preserve ...


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For what it's worth, I don't understand either why the question was closed as "primarily opinion-based". It might be that some people see it as opinion-based in the sense that different bird species will do different things. This is true, but if this is the reason for closing, I think it should be labelled as "Too broad". However, since the question is ...


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What's wrong with the question is that smoothies can contain any proportion of water. All the research added (in edits) somehow failed to look up "smoothie" on Wikipedia: A smoothie is a drink made from pureed raw fruit and/or vegetables, using a blender.[1] A smoothie often has a liquid base such as water, fruit juice, plant milk, and sometimes ...


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I noticed this post a bit late; sorry for that. Let us carefully read your question again: From a method description in a Russian document: After the chromatographic analysis is complete, the column is flushed with at least 2-3 volumes of water at a rate of 0.4 ml/min. The column is then mothballed (?) by washing it with at least 10-15 ...


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I agree with you that the question doesn't belong at all on the Russian SE, but I'm sorry, it doesn't really belong on Biology.SE either. My expertise isn't in chromatography, but if you are looking for a term that is in common use, why don't you read some papers in English that are doing chromatography? If there is a standard terminology you will find it ...


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I can appreciate that we would be a good resource for textbook recommendations, but there has to be countless questions here asking for introductory biology text books which are all essentially duplicates. The more focused recommendation questions (ie those with ample background and specific fields) are slightly more tolerable. Slightly. I feel like the ...


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You're not alone in your amazement. To me, the most discouraging aspect of stack exchange is that many people care more about enforcing rules as they perceive them than answering questions. Unfortunately, it only takes 5 like-minded people or 1 moderator to close a question. This question is about biology, specifically the interpretation of biological ...


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I'll avoid addressing your two sub-questions because I think your answer is perfectly alright, and I wouldn't overthink it. We have a few conscientious users here who are sticklers and vote/answer based on their stickler tendencies, and that is most often a good thing. It's an organic way to balance between solid future-proof answers and good pedagogy, as ...


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I would like to add here an inter-community perspective, which might be a bit too long to be added as a comment. There are striking difference between different stack exchange communities in how they treat "simple" or "stupid" questions: Some communities behave as clubs for experts/professionals (with a PhD and potentially a life-long ...


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I don't think there's an "official" answer here, if that's what you're looking for. However, if you think your answer(s) can stand on their own as each fully answering the question (in such a way that it/they follow(s) our answer guidelines), then I'd say splitting the answers is appropriate. We could also turn toward Meta StackExchange for more ...


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I know that you have put a lot of effort into this question and have tried to help, but I think that the answer is that even the edit you are proposing will result in opinion-based-answers. I did the following Google scholar search for Human Age Determination and most everything comes up that you would have to physically exam the person. Either look at ...


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How is it different from asking what do people do when it rains? There are different birds with different habitats and behaviors. How can it be answered precisely? Bird behavior is not opinion based- the answers to this question will most likely be opinion based. If you add details to the question then precise answers are possible. You can always edit the ...


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It looks like this question is more about genetic engineering and behavior alteration/control than about zombies, so I would definitely downplay that part. From reading your Skeptics question, you just want to know if it's possible to combine different attributes from different viruses and create something new, and the "zombie" aspect is just there because ...


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I voted to close, as I believe the question belongs on Chemistry.SE. While osmosis is a fundamental biological concept, the question doesn't have anything to do with biological processes per se, it is simply a chemistry question.


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Osmosis is on-topic, it is a fundamental concept that plays a significant role in biology. One could maybe justify closing this specific question due to our homework policy, but not because of the actual topic of the question.


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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). DEFINITIONS Don't hesitate to say that you are not familiar with biology, people will forgive you more things and will begins by guiding you on the basics. ...


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Your question is nothing like the one you are comparing it to, and it only makes sense to make that comparison if you think the word "masturbation" is the reason your post was deleted; it is not. Specific words were not the issue, their arrangement into sentences was. As David quoted to you, your post "was flagged as spam or offensive content ...


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Mystery solved. @ Tyberius' answer (in Chemistry meta) points out that my question exists here in Biology SE, but that it was not deleted. I'd searched my questions in Chemistry, then asked for help searching my deleted questions in Chemistry, then searched here in Biology, then asked for help searching deleted questions here in Biology, but my searching ...


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The migration to Russian Language may be arguable, but the question does not belong on Biology.SE in my opinion. I voted to close the question because it's about methodology and terminology used in chromatography to flush and store the column particle packing material. Although chromatography is a much applied technique in Biochemistry, I think basic ...


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The question you asked about is fine. I don't know why it was considered a personal medical question, but as The Last Word says, it has been reopened. Those of you who vote to close, think before you act. Is the question really off topic? Don't go by what you think should be a standard, go by what is officially the standard. Also, don't just vote to close '...


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