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Is it bad to mention if a specific article is open access or paywalled?

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 ...
theforestecologist's user avatar
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The Amazing Migration of an English terminology question to Russian Language Stack Exchange

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,...
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The Amazing Migration of an English terminology question to Russian Language Stack Exchange

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 ...
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What should I do now that my question seems to be too difficult/big?

I would suggest that your question can be improved by focusing it on what it is that you are actually trying to learn by means of asking this question. As with many things in biology, there are fuzzy ...
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What's wrong with this question that was edited to include research?

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 ...
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How can I improve the question about plants?

One of the problems is with your title. I cannot see the completion but it was something like: If humans and animals perform their actions with their brains how do plants per[form actions in response ...
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The Amazing Migration of an English terminology question to Russian Language Stack Exchange

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. ...
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What to do about polarizing questions?

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 ...
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When a user knows several different answers to one question

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 ...
theforestecologist's user avatar
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What to do about polarizing questions?

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 ...
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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). ...
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How can I improve the question about plants?

Questions here are best received when they're supported by prior research. Questions that are most problematic are those that ask about something that doesn't exist, often requesting "why" ...
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What's wrong with this question about gamete fusion?

Questions tend to be received better when they show some of the background understanding that a poster has and have a clear focus on a particular concept. With your question, it's clear you're ...
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What's wrong with this question about gamete fusion?

I already answered this in a way in my comment. For me, any question that relates to the interpretation of text must include the following: The exact text (as text, not image). Including the ...
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Why was my question about internal body nerve biology just killed? I explained "actual problem I face", with words others cited did too

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 ...
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Finding a deleted question without enough rep

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 ...
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The Amazing Migration of an English terminology question to Russian Language Stack Exchange

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 ...
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