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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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Why is the question asking for textbooks on sexual physiology too broad?

Are there any textbooks about sexual physiology and practices? This question is closed as too-broad and perhaps self-help, but I'm unable to see how. Can you explain it to me?
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Why don't medications related to suicide warn against pregnancy?

I've edited Why don't medications related to suicide warn against pregnancy?, but please inform me if I can clarify anything else?
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The amazing migration of a medical question to an English-language site

My question about a clinical trial report was for some unknown reason migrated to EL&U. I'd be pleased to know why.
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Do we want to allow recommendation questions?

Discussion on a recommendation question found here. Generally, "recommend me X" type questions are currently off topic on almost every SE site (With the obvious exceptions of software and hardware ...
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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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If and how may I ask question(s) about claims from a book that is regarded as pseudoscientific and promoting quackery?

Jerzy Zięba has written a bestselling book called "Ukryte terapie. Czego ci lekarz nie powie" ("The Hidden Therapies - What your doctor won't tell you"), which is widely considered to be pseudo-...
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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, in ...
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Is this question really an off-topic one?

Please refer to this question. Someone has marked it as an off-topic question and the reason is mentioned as "Questions about diet and nutrition are off-topic unless they're related to a specific ...
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PMA Close Reason Missing

When reviewing Hair Transplant Donor Area extreme burn sensation and very itchy. Please help! in the review low quality posts queue, I went to vote to close, but the Personal Medcial Advice close ...
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Should food safety questions be considered on topic, and if so what, if any, limits should there be?

The question is in the title. By limits I mean, for example, should food preparation questions be allowed even though those are more directly on topic in Cooking.SE? This question was prompted by ...
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Question on Food Safety put on hold as not medical sciences

This question, Do fridges really keep things fresh, was put on hold by a moderator as off topic using the dialogue This question does not appear to be about medical sciences, within the scope ...
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Why is my question personal?

I have a question about my Medical Sciences Stack Exchange post: How to correctly use salicylic acid plasters against a plantar wart? I'm asking for clarification on what appears to be incomplete ...
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Is my answer missing credible references?

I've answered a general and speculative question: How long should a person keep blood test results? with an equally general and hypothetical answer (except for a tiny point which I've edited.) Yet -...
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Why is asking question “time gap between a meal and sleep” — considered off topic?

Originally I had asked below question in Fitness SE: What is the ideal time gap between lunch & power-nap as well as dinner & bedtime? Though I had a doubt, if it belonged to this SE. Later ...
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Why was my post about ALT-Levels closed as off-topic?

I have a question about my Medical Sciences Stack Exchange post: How can I lower my alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels? Why was this closed "as personal medical advice"? It can help anyone taking ...
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Updated help section needs review

I finally edited the help section to update the What topics can I ask about here section. This was largely a copy/paste from the Area 51 proposal with some minor changes, such as strongly emphasizing ...
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Are questions regarding medical office administration on topic?

I have some questions about medical scheduling and office administration. though not directly related to the medical sciences its related to its practice. Are such questions on topic?
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What sort of nutrition or environmental questions are suitable now?

The tour suggests that questions regarding Environmental or nutritional factors that affect health are now suited to HS now. Given that most of the unanswered questions before were about ...
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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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What should we do with questions tagged Home Remedies?

Now that the site has been renamed, what should we do with questions marked with the home-remedies tag?
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Is doctor-patient communication on topic?

Specifically, I'm referring to this question. I lean towards no, it is not on topic, but what do others think?
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What is our stance on questions based on some phony/scammy websites/webpages?

What is our stance on questions based on some phony/scammy websites/webpages? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Are closed plastic or wood blinds really not sufficient UVA protection? (mirror) ...
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“Give me a resource” questions

What's our position on "give me a resource" questions? For example, just today we've got... List of Medical Trade Shows and... Do medical laboratories determine accuracies for their blood tests? ...
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Got notification about voting in Moderator Election when it ended

I got a notification about voting in the community moderator election, however when I went to the page, it had actually ended, both 1 hour ago. Is this due to the voting being skipped?
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Medical Sciences's first moderator election has come to a close and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering, and share your ...
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How can a user with no medical knowledge participate?

Now that we have changed from Health.SE to MedicalScience.SE, I have a question for moderator candidates, but anyone can charm in as well: How can users with no medical knowledge participate on the ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Are “did my doctor do the wrong thing” questions off topic here?

This question asks about what a person should do after their psychiatrist brought up the concept of euthanasia. This is a tricky question, because at its heart, it's a question about whether an ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: Medical Sciences Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on October 22 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on ...
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Personal advice request or not?

Sometimes, when reviewing a question, answering this question can be a little difficult, especially when the question being reviewed could be seen both ways. Example Let's take the recent question ...
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The pregnancy tag

When posting my question about Postpartum haemorrhages due to partial placenta detachment or tear it seemed that I couldn't create a obstetrics tag however, I later found that the tag was already ...
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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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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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Use of acronyms in questions - and answers

Acronyms can be confusing at the best of times - see Why is HIV singled out from other STIs? yet, the field of medical science is full of them — *EHRs, PMHs, ADRs...just give a few. The tour page ...
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How is this requesting personal medical advice?

The question titled Somatosensation was flagged in my review queue by 2 people, presumably including @Narusan due to the comment, and I am wondering how it is requesting personal medical advice. I ...
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Site name/scope: what to do with old questions and answers

Things move forward. That's great. And it's uncharted territory. This is about the expected and perhaps even already ongoing cleanup. Currently my impression is that whenever community-diamond bumps ...
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Wondering about the theme change?

Responsive design released for all Beta & Undesigned sites This is a new responsive theme that has been rolled out. If you have problems, or want to adjust some of your preferences (Such as ...
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Chat Room Name revisited

As we have done some changes to the nature of the site, I think we should revisit the name of the chat. „The Waiting Room“ is a creative name, but it does add up to the misconception of this being a ...
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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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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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was this a personal advice question?

this question was deleted: https://health.stackexchange.com/questions/15938/what-methods-of-healing-suturing-of-torn-male-internal-urethral-sphincter-are-th : what methods of healing/suturing of ...
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Integrative Medicine Tag

I believe an integrative tag should be added. Integrative medicine takes a different approach and is becoming more popular today [1][2].
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Please delete my answer re obesity medical conditions

I attempted an answer today on a question about obesity and medical conditions but it was a disorganized answer which included a book recommendation. I have made my own copy of my answer so that I can ...
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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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39 questions of mine deleted, and counting. How do you expect users to write well written questions?

So far, the Stack Exchange automated deletion script have deleted 39 questions I posted. That's ~17% of the questions I posted. Most of these deleted 39 questions are of good quality and on-topic (...
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gynecomastia-man-boobs tag needs adjusting

the tag gynecomastia-man-boobs needs to be renamed to gynecomastia and synonyms of man-boobs and the UK spelling gynaecomastia needs setting up, yet I don't seem to be able to do either. Can this be ...
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Would any version of this particular question be on topic?

This, my first question on this site (but not on Stack Exchange) overall, was closed and got three downvotes, on the grounds that "questions requesting personal medical advice are off-topic here". (I ...
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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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A challenge to vote

There are currently 28 individuals who have cast over 200 votes: https://health.stackexchange.com/users?page=1&tab=voters&filter=all and only 7 users with 1000+ votes cast. At a maximum of 40 ...

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