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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

Biology's 1st moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They've replaced the pro tempore crew — please thank both teams for volunteering, ...
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Not all questions featuring something biological are biology questions

Something I think we need to clear up in terms of what is and is not on-topic, are questions where the user asks something that is not a biological question and then attempting to justify it being ...
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Wrong helix handedness for badges

Can we please fix the left-handed helices in the badge icons? The site icon uses the “correct” right-handed helix (i.e. the one more commonly found in biology). Just mirroring the icons along the Y ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Biology's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering, and ...
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Drive for the use of correct English on Biology SE

I realise that for a great number of users English is not their native language, and therefore the English writing will frequently contain mistakes. I have no issue spending some of my time making ...
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Comment templates to provide to new users or users who need a reminder

This post inspired to start a comment template thread for Bio. Many SE sites make use of type of thread to added new and experienced users alike to provide clear, constructive comments to users who ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Do site statistics still matter after graduation?- Revamp

I was am still wondering whether the much-pursued site statistics are still relevant now we are graduated? For example, I have been answering quite a few oldies just now (2013, 2014 29 revival ...
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Is it OK to ask if a recorded sound was emitted by a bat?

Note: the question is now posted on Biology.SE. For fun, I tried to record sounds emitted by bats in an area where bats were flying all around. By doing a few manipulations with the audio record (...
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Superscript / Subscript buttons

This is just technical and mainly for the site developers. $\TeX$ does take up some resource I believe, and its usage should be limited to only those places where it is really necessary. Most of the ...
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Reminder: questions about biological mechanisms behind medical conditions are explicitly on topic here

Every once in a while there are some close votes of human biology questions that are explicitly on topic here. It came up again today here. Not the best question, I'll admit, but it shouldn't be ...
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How different should a biology-related SE proposal be?

I was recently alerted to the existence of a "History of science and mathematics" SE (currently in beta). I think I'm missing something about SE creation - why has this entered beta? It seems to fail ...
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Does it make sense to re-open a question and immediately re-close it to mark it as duplicate?

This question was fueled by below linked question. The idea behind this question, namely re-opening poorly posed closed questions and mark them as dupe instead, may be important as a general issue, ...
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Is “Stackoverflow modding itself out of existence”?

The title belongs to a blog post is trending today on Hacker News. Thousands of people are looking at it as I write this. I often feel that biology.se is destined to be a minor player compared to ...
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Is finding a common denominator of expert-level and popular-sciene questions necessary and crucial for a healthy experimental science SE site?

Some stackexchange science proposals are getting closed soon. Often on those sites a discusson/conflict between experts/students/laymen arises, what type of questions are off-topic or drive away ...

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