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How can we get less off topic question?

1 out of 4 question are being closed for being off topic. The majority of them are not closed by the community but by a moderator. Could the community be allowed to help close questions? Could a ...
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Total Comments Migration to Chat after discussion moves off topic(apology to Carey)

Ok, I looked, but haven't seen a thread here yet about off-topic specifically in the comments, more specifically where discussion begins as on-topic, and then moves to off-topic discussion. I'd like ...
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Re-opening edited closed personal advice questions

Postdormital (hypnopompic) Sleep Paralysis was closed as it was asking for personal advice. It was edited by the OP and has subsequently been reopened by Carey Gregory♦(see https://medicalsciences....
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Why were my comments removed from this question?

Why were my comments removed from this question: How to calculate survivability of extremely harsh cold conditions?? My comment was along the lline of "'have' and 'die from' are not the same".
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Yet again, we have personal advice questions answered

I am concerned that we are still having personal advice questions answered by those who have been here a long time and therefore should know that these questions must never be answered, and they ...
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Are the review queues broken?

When looking at the top-bar button that is tagged as "Review queues –help improve the site" I get the impression that this thingy randomly changes its appearance. The dot appearance My current ...
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answer referring to hadithes deleted

my answer referring to stories about prophet muhammad is deleted. and why it is deleted? a comment refers to meta q. #112 and i think this is not enough to delete it, because it is just a question ...
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Can we add some related sites for question migration, so people can vote?

Currently our Off-Topic Migration site is empty (exempt meta site), so this option is not used. Can we add the common related sites, for example: Biology.SE Fitness.SE Skeptics.SE So people can ...
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Can we have more general Off-Topic close reason for non-health related questions?

Currently it seems the only available reason for closure is: Questions requesting personal medical advice are off-topic here. or providing a custom message. How about the general reason which ...
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Deleting comment answers redux

In this post anongoodnurse apparently deleted a comment s/he felt was an answer. The problem is, with the comment deleted no one can see what it was. Since I did post a comment on that thread and that ...
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How to encourage the mods to discussing the site name?

I think the reason the site attracts personal questions is because of its name As humble as possible, I think I have seen a big problem in a site, and make a proposal to fix it. Not so much users ...
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Is the community moderating?

I flagged two questions as off-topic last week, the first flag is now almost 8 days old. Of course I don't necessarily expect the community to agree with me on these flags, but I'm surprised that they ...
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Reminding users to avoid copying text commend should link to a good explaination

For example, one of my answer is considered to only contain quotes. At that time, the only reason given was "the super mod says so". In deed, in the link, the super mod only said so, not giving a ...
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Should I flag comments about lacking of reference if they are obsoleted, for the sake of future visitors?

For example, this strongly-encourage-references comment is obsoleted after the references have been added. Should I flag them (and delete them if I can)? They are obsoleted, obviously. But since in ...
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What constitutes a request for medical advice?

I've seen questions that were closed because mods felt they were asking for personal medical advice. For example, this question, which I edited in an attempt to salvage it, still remains closed. I ...
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We need more Community Moderation

Health SE is advancing. We have our first community promotion ad running and we are getting close to implementing our disclaimer. We are finally beginning to work on some of the problems I talked ...
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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 answers without references be immediately deleted?

We have established that this site “strongly encourages” references in answers. Although it does not appear to reflect full consensus, I even upvoted the answer that states that we should require ...
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What is the current reason of answer removal: 'symptoms and how migraine is categorised'?

I've answered the following question: What are the symptoms of Migraine and how to categorise into severe or mild etc Initially it was removed by lack of interpretation of migraine stages (I guess) ...
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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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Should mod remove answers which doesn't address all sub-questions?

I've answered the following question: Effect of the common cold on the immune system Sub-questions are: I've heard that once a person catches a cold, his whole immune system becomes weak and is ...
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What's wrong with my answer to cold in summers with nose bleeding issues?

Question: How to handle cold in summers with nose bleeding issues? Answer: Nosebleed (epistaxis) usually indicates body weakness and it can be caused by an infection, cold weather or the drying ...
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Confusing CPR question

There is this question: How are ratios for one person CPR arrived at? where it's divided to three different questions: Title question: How are ratios for one person CPR arrived at? How are the ...
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About Pro Tem moderator nominations… Is there a better way to discuss concerns with moderators?

Under one user's nomination (michaelpri) are some valid comments that might better be answered by a conversation with the users themselves. I don't know if this is done only for elected mods, but ...
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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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Moderation on Health.SE - do we need a different model?

Usually (and with good reason), mods are not expected to decide if an answer is incorrect. On some sites, though, the mod will take an action if a trusted user raises a flag. This occurs on occasion ...