Donald.McLean
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Destroy the [science] tag
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8 votes

To the best of my understanding, the kind of vague, high-level "meta" tag that science represents is generally discouraged. I agree - kill it with malice.

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Are there enough new questions coming in?
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8 votes

I saw a typical curve that successful SE sites follow for questions and visits. It starts with a big surge, then dives to a low point, and then gradually recovers until it reaches healthy levels. ...

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Should we add non-physical and/or astrology questions to the off-topic list?
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In no way, shape, or form should astrology be on-topic. This should be added to the FAQ to make it perfectly clear. However, I think we should make it slightly more generalized in the off-topic list ...

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What is the present expertise of astronomy beta
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One of the differences between a beta site and a graduated site is that upon graduation, the rep requirements for various privileges go up. The top critical permission (trusted user) is 4,000 rep on ...

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Thought experiment questions that aren't completely scientific?
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Astronomy is more of a hard science stack, so thought experiments are going to be, at best, right on the border of being off-topic. And it would probably need to be more than just somewhat related to ...

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Would questions about stargazing be on topic?
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4 votes

We will gladly accept questions at all levels. However, folks would appreciate it if they were quality questions. We realize that, for beginners like yourself, the first questions that come to mind ...

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Why was my answer deleted?
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4 votes

That was an accident. I apologize for the mistake. I have undeleted your answer.

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What's up with this serial upvoting?
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3 votes

It is not really appropriate for moderators to comment on these things. If you believe that there is serial upvoting or downvoting, you should flag an affected question or answer, contract a moderator,...

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Is this question acceptable?
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2 votes

The policy about "opinion based" questions is mostly intended to prevent questions that garner dozens of different answers with little or no objective standard to judge their relative merit. This ...

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Is this a duplicate tag?
2 votes

The tag foundamental-astronomy has been marked as a synonym of fundamental-astronomy. Users can't actually use "foundamental astronomy" - everything automatically routes, corrects, and or renames to ...

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Why don't we have a page in the help center on $\LaTeX$ notation?
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2 votes

It does seem like a good idea. I will see what I can do. In the meantime, please use those references as well as these: How do I add mathematical notation using MathJax (World Building) MathJax ...

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Should this site allow questions related to extraterrestrial life?
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In order to be successful, an SE site must have a sufficiently broad mandate to allow an adequate number of questions to be asked and answered. Also, it is the policy for SE sites to focus on ...

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