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Standard comment situations: suggestions for close votes and down votes

Downvotes and close votes should always be accompanied by a comment. While not strictly required as per SE policy this is especially important for new users. We should direct our criticism at bad or ...
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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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Your Input regarding the Future of Health.SE

This is somewhat a follow up from Defibrillating Health.SE. Until now, we have tried to set up a new site „MedicalSciences.SE“. The process of this isn’t all too far, we‘re still lacking quite a few ...
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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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Is it OK to ask questions that don't show any research?

Examples: - Can MRI scans be dangerous for one's health?: Can MRIs have any deleterious effect on one's health? Or would it be safe to have say 5 MRIs per year? Inferring vitamin D level ...
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What kind of research is expected here before asking questions?

https://health.stackexchange.com/questions/1217/what-food-should-i-eat-before-going-to-bed-at-night-so-that-i-wake-up-full-of-en?noredirect=1#comment2365_1217 That question has been getting some ...
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Should we edit Personal Medical Advice questions?

With the change of scope for this site, I am wondering if we should be more strict on Personal Medical Advice questions. What sparked my question was CBC showing Metamyelocytes at 2% (normal range is ...
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1answer
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Some moderators are too quick to delete comments

I think overall, one or several moderators (I don't know who) tend to delete comments too quickly. In a few cases, some of my comments were deleted a few hours after I wrote them, then some reader ...
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Out of scope: “please identify my observed phenomenon” and other plausibility questions

A question that falls in the category of the MedicalSciences' equivalent of "identify this movie" seems to come up almost daily. I wanted to discuss where we want to draw the line for these questions....
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Let's open a discussion on building in quality control measures that encourage higher quality posts/answers

The goal of this post is to have the Community decide which ideas should be tested on this site. Please participate! If you do not find the time to type an extensive answer, comment, write short ...
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Clarification on rules vs. guidelines

I have a question about my Medical Sciences Stack Exchange post: Why does an infectious disease move into an area, and then out of it? A moderator instructed me to provide proof that I researched the ...