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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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delete account also delete answers?

if I delete my account, will this also delete all my answers and activity in the site? Seems that the body of the question require more text. Well, I will leave this site.
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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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Migration options

When I click the off-topic choice because I think a question belongs on another exchange, my only choice is meta.health. What about Biology, Psychology, Fitness, etc? What does it take to get those ...
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Aesthetics, cosmetics and psychology - on or off topic?

This question is linked to We need to change our attitude towards new users! as this is also about a question from a first time poster. Ok, let's start with the second half of a comment left on Can ...
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We need to change our attitude towards new users!

Disclaimer: Personal Opinion Below StackOverflow has been noted to not be very welcoming to new users. This is followed by meta discussions on the main meta. I think that we also should reconsider ...
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Questions on Homosexuality

I am getting concerned with the fact that we now have 2 questions in quick succession by the same person about the normality of homosexuality What are the causes of being gay? and now Why doctors and ...
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Is there an appropriate community to ask HIPAA related questions?

Is there an appropriate community to ask HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) related questions? I was thinking health.SO, but they don't have a tag for HIPAA. My specific ...
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Am I allowed to answer questions if I'm not a medical professional?

I've seen a couple of questions that I think I can answer, but I'm not a medical professional, just someone interested in medical sciences who likes to research and read scientific literature. If I ...
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Refocusing from Health to Medical Sciences

I've talked with the moderators (as foreshadowed), consulted the rest of the community team and listened to users on meta about the difficulties faced by a site called "Health". The general consensus ...
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Preliminary update on transition

Just an update before the official word comes down, but it looks like the transition to Medical Sciences is being approved, and we can start to move the site in that direction. What does this mean ...
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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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To re-open antivirals/postherpetic pain question

Can someone help to re-open the question about famciclovir and postherpetic pain? I edited the question to be non-personal.
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To edit or not to edit?

I happened to look at the front page and saw an interesting (to me) question which was appropriately closed as seeking personal medical advice. I edited the post to remove that aspect. I haven't been ...
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Why should downvoting be a privilege?

This is an extend of my answer on Should we initiate assisted dying? As how I see, lack of experienced users is inevitable and we should have accepted that as a part of a growing site. The essence ...
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Common format for references

While we are attempting to reposition this site to a professional level, should we encourage the use of a common format for quoting references apart from or in addition to those that are inlined? In ...
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New ''Off-topic" close reasons

We clearly need a set of well thought out custom close reasons ("off-topic because…") to ease our lives. Currently we only have one: Questions requesting personal medical advice are off-topic here....
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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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What would you want name and scope to be? (i.e. next steps)

Ok, from the sentiments expressed on this meta question and answer/comments, there does appear to be support for a change in direction on the site. I am going to talk with community moderators (...
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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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Can moderators put warnings on incorrect accepted answers?

StackExchange relies on community knowledge to arise at correct answers but this doesn't mean that the correct answer gets accepted by the OP. This is unavoidable due to the format used even though ...
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What differentiates my closed question from this non-closed question?

I have a question here that was closed for asking "personal medical advice" Why does yawning sometimes cause intense pain at the base of my neck? How is this one different? Right wrist pain from ...
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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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Do we need a CAPTCHA here?

On the front page as of right now, of the 15 questions, 7 are either off-topic or are duplicates. This makes me wonder if the average person who asks a question on health.se ever reads the guidelines ...
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Question on hold versus closed

I have a question about my Health Stack Exchange post: Based on facts (not opinion), are bran flakes healthier than shredded wheat? My question had a notice saying that it was on hold, but a ...
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Where do we draw the line between personal diagnosis request and “made generic” “differential diagnosis”

Previously (Personal Diagnosis and Health.SE, Are differential diagnosis questions on topic? this has been discussed without a proper consensus building, as far as I understand it. The first link is ...
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The need for a voting drive?

It is a very frustrating look at the voting tab in the users category. The last Hot Network Question attracted so many votes, even from users apparently only registering with this community to vote ...
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Who is the target user of Health.SE?

There are a lot of questions on Health Meta regarding fundamental issues, not just minor improvements. In order for these discussions to be productive, and in order to avoid "talking past each other", ...
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Why are “joke” questions tolerated?

I don't understand why this question wasn't deleted outright to begin with since the OP readily admitted it wasn't a real question. It got moved to meta, where the OP is now using it as a vehicle to ...
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Rethinking our Site Name

We have previously discussed that the current site name does lead to the impression that our site might be concerned with personal health of users. As this is not the case and we do not want to ...
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So what would be needed for a name change?

There are few meta users, and even I cannot promise to be around much. My participation is periodic based on clinic scheduling and down time from babysitting fellows. That said, what would actually ...

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