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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 ...
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Share with us. What is your impression of this site?

In the next week or two, we have to evaluate this site and its progress… but this is turning out to be one of the more difficult to figure out. So I'm opening a broad discussion asking you to ...
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Who should our Moderators Pro Tempore be? [duplicate]

This community needs to start contributing some names they would like to act as provisional Moderators. Please read this: Moderators Pro Tempore. Here are some basic guidelines: Each nomination ...
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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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What are reliable sources?

The first meta question asked Should we require references to back up all answer?. The general consensus was yes (most of the time). This is a quote from the top voted answer by @Jez I think the ...
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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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Defibrillating Health.SE

Several of us feel that we need to call a code on this site and assess viability. It's edging on unsustainable. UPDATE: This is an evolving process; please check the discussion in the chat room ...
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Can we change our mods here?

First of all, I'd like to apologise if I offended anybody here by asking for the second opinion about my removed answer (I really do). Usually when you go to the doctor, you've right to do so. And ...
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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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Is it a problem that Health Stack Exchange has high rate of unanswered questions?

I have just noticed that Health Stack Exchange is in the top 5 of the SE websites with the smallest percentage of answered questions: Deleting answers, seems to me, has turning off potential ...
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How much overlap should there be with biology.SE?

As a test case, I was just looking at a question here that was similar to one that had been asked and answered at biology.SE. Health.SE question: What causes body parts to fall asleep? Biology.SE ...
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Should we try to reword “personalized” questions instead of closing?

On a site like Health, there will often likely be a temptation to close questions as being too personal, and not answerable because the advice would be too specific to that one person. I think we ...
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Answers in comments for questions which you down vote or close vote?

(Sorry, me again.) I understand that it is not preferred on SE sites to post an answer in comments. I also recognize that it is often done anyway when someone knows the answer and doesn't want to ...
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Should I delete my account as an Ayurvedic physician?

I'm a holistic healer, an Ayurvedic professional. Ayurveda is an ancient medical science of India (dating centuries back). While I thought to join Health stack exchange to provide tips from my 8 yr of ...
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How to encourage people to contribute?

Our site is facing an overrun of lack of moderation and few contributors. Of the ones who do, some of them may need guidance on how to develop quality answers. I'm not blaming anyone- we all have ...

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