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5answers
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OMG... A site about Health?

True Story — For thousands of years, the world's professional societies and religions have disseminated its teachings in arcane languages understood by few. It was believed that such knowledge in the ...
32
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8answers
974 views

Should we require references to back up all answers?

Health as a topic is a bit different than what most SE sites deal with. It is a lot more likely to attract users without a medical background than a programming site is to attract non-programmers. ...
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6answers
968 views

Are personal medical advice questions on topic here?

Should we allow personal medical advice question? I am inclined to say no. What are everyone else's thoughts? Consider this example question: What can I do to alleviate chronic migraine headaches? ...
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2answers
250 views

Should my answers get removed, because of my personal style?

As Shog9 and JohnP suggested, my writing: appear to share the same characteristics such as: Start with a general-purpose explanation of the question's topic, paraphrased from another site. ...
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2answers
234 views

What should we do with questions where the answer is clearly 'see a doctor'?

Many questions on this site are likely to have the same answer: see a doctor. What should we do with these questions? Some potential options: Close the questions as off-topic with a custom reason ...
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2answers
142 views

Glaucoma answer removed because of a shotgun approach?

I've answered the following question: Can electronic device help with glaucoma? Initially it was removed as it had too many cites included. I've improved answer as requested, but now moderators ...
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1answer
348 views

Do we need to explain self-explanatory quotes?

Example: I read Would butter on burns help or harm? and gave the following answer: which got deleted by Shog9: Do we need to explain self-explanatory quotes? For example, from a mod on Travel.SE: ...
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1answer
75 views

Should deletions of answers be decided by moderators only?

I see in the chat log that 2 users agreed to flag answers in such a way that it allowed moderators to delete the answers themselves, instead of having the answers reviewed by the community: Should ...
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0answers
272 views

Advancing Health SE

We are just over 50 days into our site's beta period, and over that period of time, we have advanced a lot. We've held a lot of discussions about our scope, shared a lot of great information, and have ...
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2answers
67 views

Should this question be closed?

I saw Weird blue thing on my finger? today, and it struck me as a prime example of a personal medical question - not only that, but even asking for diagnosis, one of the hardest thing in medicine. I ...