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Information about coronaviruses (how to ask, and external resources)

I have divided my list of sources by degree of technicality — from standard scientific, popular scientific, to health advice. Specialized Scientific Sources Wikipedia has a general article on ...
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Information about coronaviruses (how to ask, and external resources)

COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2/coronavirus questions Personal medical questions (including "what should I do") are as always off topic on every SE site. On topic questions include: general questions about ...
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Homework questions?

Jordi made some good points, I'd like to add a few. While preparing for our exams we dont have so much time to write each and every detail....why cant the community just provide the answer without ...
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You can only post once every 40 minutes?

Any user with less than 125 rep need to wait 40 minutes before posting a question anywhere in the SE network. It was implemented to slow down spammers from asking questions networkwide. See here for ...
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Homework questions?

Your misinterpretation of biology.se First of all, what I feel like that you are misunderstanding here, is that you think it is our duty to be on biology.se, and that we are probably even getting ...
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Why did a downvote ended up on my question?

See Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such negatively received? about why it's not required for downvoters to explain. I don't know who downvoted so ...
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New Bioacoustics Stack Exchange Proposal

In addition to the expected niche @BryanKrause alludes to in the comments, I wish to bring up the issue of too much specificity of your proposal in terms of reaching a certain critical mass for the ...
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Homework questions?

We do answer homework questions. Nobody has mentioned this thus far. We actually do answer homework questions, which is somewhat unusual for stack exchange. I am generally tolerant to homework ...
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Abbreviations used in Stack Exchange

There is a StackExchange Glossary for the terms used In SE that differ from Google. Some of them are: VLQ = Very Low Quality. VTC = Vote To Close. POB = Primarily opinion based. OP = Original Poster. ...
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In the Biology SE I have posted a question on may 31,2019.After some days it got deleted by community◆mod(system).Please,can you undelete it?

A lot of Qs are put on hold, closed and subsequently deleted. We can't possibly recover it for you after such a long time. I'm sorry to hear it makes you feel bad. You could simply ask the question ...
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Why has my reputation increased?

This is because of a network-wide change to the reputation system Stack Exchange has made. Questions are now worth +10 rep (before it was +5 rep). Read here for more information from the Stack ...
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Why are all of my answers downvoted?

I haven't previously seen your answers and didn't downvote, but with a quick look it looks like a lot of your answers are strongly overlapping with existing answers and don't really add anything by ...
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Why was my recent question downvoted?

Presumably those who downvoted it thought what it says in the tool-tip “This question does not show any research effort: it is not clear or not useful.” There is no obligation for down-voters to ...
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Someone just mass-downvoted some of my questions

I looked into your profile and see only 4 downvotes in total, one from today, one from yesterday and two earlier ones. This is not what I would see as "mass downvotes". The biggest loss of ...
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Tag for synesthesia is mispelled

I edited the tag. Thanks for notifying.
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Spam questions that aren't promotional

Thanks for bringing this problem up here at meta. We (the mods) try to find and identify such users/questions and act as necessary, but we can't be around always. So if you spot such a question or ...
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I see the Biosphere has frozen

Mods can unfreeze a chatroom. The mod would do so from the "access" tab of the room's overview page (accessed via the "info" link).
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Retrieving answers from deleted questions

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+...
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Why can't I (and never could) add a bounty to my question?

See How does the bounty system work? from the main meta for more information on bounties. You must have at least 75 reputation to start a bounty, and at least as much reputation as the bounty ...
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Why was it hidden / deleted?

This is not and never will be a site for medical diagnosis. Questions must stand on their own - references to literature and other sources are encouraged, but if someone needs to watch an external ...
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Why was my post flagged as spam by a bot?

Obviously because you are using a temblast email adress (the site advertised which was announced). Also probably because your answer contains not much more than the link as a pointer to another ...
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Is there a clash between numerical citations and automatic image numbering?

Links and images share the same Markdown reference system. That means your references must be unique; if you use [1] for a link, you can't use ...
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Why did a downvote ended up on my question?

"Lack of research effort" (that is, not having made any effort to look up the answer yourself before asking here) is one of the criteria for downvoting a question, and I think people might ...
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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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Are questions about vaccine approval process on-topic?

No, I don't think it's really a good fit for the Biology site. A similar question was asked (and I answered) at Medical Sciences.SE but has also been closed there: https://medicalsciences....
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Pharmacokinetics question was closed and I'd like it re-opened

No, we are not going to accept your personal medical advice question. Do not seek this information elsewhere or attempt to circumvent these restrictions here, the rules are rules for reason of safety.
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Can we please do something about this username with a racial slur

I've contacted the user via mod email. The next step will be to contact SE corporate. Destroying an account is a last resort. Thanks for your vigilance and your patience in this. We're on it. ...
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May I advertise my biology-learning app on meta or Biology Stack Exchange?

Thanks for asking, but you may not. This will be seen as spam and treated as such. And if you argue that your app is free: Where should we draw the line? This site is for asking and answering ...
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Tag for neurodegenerative disorders is misspelled

Oops, thanks for spotting this mistake and informing us. I merged the two tags, the now unused misspelled tag will be automatically removed by the system tomorrow night.
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In the Biology SE I have posted a question on may 31,2019.After some days it got deleted by community◆mod(system).Please,can you undelete it?

First of all: This is not true, your question got automatically deleted by the system as "RemoveAbandonedClosed", 20 days after it was closed by community vote as too broad. This eventually happens to ...
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