Linked Questions

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Site Name Change & Scope Redefinition

This is an update post about the goings on of the site: Goings on 1 Goings on 2 Goings on 3 It's been a few months since all of this has been brought up and I wanted to share that it's now all back ...
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Should we initiate assisted dying?

Health.SE is dying. Continuing the medical analogies, we are suffering from multiple organ failure: bad questions bad answers not enough activity by experienced users not enough experienced users We ...
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Is Health.SE sick?

I see lots of active people complaining for unjustified and uncommented downvotes, questions that are easily closed, answers that are removed by mods (while the normal behaviour should be that users ...
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Why is my question closed as “off-topic” for this site?

Why is my question closed as off-topic, really? (Right now it has 4 close votes, I'm sure by the time you read this it would have been closed already). First let me introduce a bit about myself. You ...
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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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I think we're done here

Every day it's an onslaught of new, asinine questions that are clearly off-topic requests for medical advice with zero value to anyone with medical interests. And every day my votes to close are ...
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Self-evaluation: September 2017

We think site introspection is a good idea once in a while and there's already been a lot of it here on Health. But now that there are a bunch of real questions from real users floating around, I ...
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Please Communicate: What are the next steps for this site?

Let me start with just reiterating that we all want the best for this site. As the tone gets more and more hostile (or is perceived that way by me), this is something we should all remind ourselves of....
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Re-Evaluating Site Moderation

Let's face it: Health.SE has many, many, many, many problems. We've tried to resolve a few minor issues with minimal success, and even launched a "sister-site" as a new proposal at Area51. Here, I'll ...
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Improving our How To Ask page

Update: New How To Ask page is live. michaelpri asked the Community Managers how the changes we proposed could be implemented, and they strongly recommended us to fix our How To Ask page first. ...
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I think the reason the site attracts personal questions is because of its name

Say you have a concern about your habit, what do you say when you meet a doctor? Ok, since I was 3 years old, I have Had the habit of placing my pointer finger on my right and left temple. I used ...
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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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Facing the curtain (of the ICU)

I realised that Health.SE is not much fun for me anymore. Explaining why this is the case would take too long and feel somewhat like a rant, but this has been covered in multiple Meta threads and ...
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Is this question worthy of reopening?

Irony of ironies, I posted comments below Jon Ericson's hopeful and optimistic meta answer saying I didn't mind answering questions about a sore throat because we all get them, and the answer is ...