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The scope for questions listed on the tour page is weirdly narrow

The scope for questions is currently: Environmental or nutritional factors that affect health The ways that diseases and injuries affect people The health effects of processes such as ...
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If I'm [baldness-balding-bald], does it not mean that I have [hairloss]?

I just happened to come along this question, which is tagged as both baldness-balding-bald and hairloss. I could've just gone ahead and retagged the former; it only contains six questions, but I see ...
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Why there isn't any nootropic tag?

Nootropics is a nice pharmacology topic. I would be nice to have that tag. Opinions?
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Personal Diagnosis and Health.SE

First of all, what exactly is Health.SE's stand on personal diagnosis? How is it defined? Example: What can cause pimples? The OP might have pimples and is trying to find the correlating cause (I....
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Want to leave health community on SE

I want to leave health community while I'm unable to ask questions. I don't know why there's saying You have reached your question limit Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. ...
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Under “Activities,” after clicking on own icon, there is a “tags” tab, what do all the numbers indicate?

Just Curious: What do all the different numbers surrounding the tags listed (under my personal activities) indicate? For example, See below: I know that the 16 in the highlighted image that pops ...
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Is there a way to reverse my vote on whether to “close” a question or not?

I was reviewing some questions and voting on whether they should be "closed" or not, and I accidentally pressed "Leave Open" on one I certainly meant to vote "close" (Am I Concussed?). Can I alter/...
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Should we start merging duplicate tags?

I noticed while scrolling through the list of existing tags that weight, weight-loss, body-weight, overweight, and weight-gain all exist as separate tags, as do food-poisoning, foodborneillness, and ...
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Is this question a good fit for this site?

I have a question about a teenager friend who is greatly affected by the feelings of love he bears for a girl.She doesn't feel the same and this upsets him. You may say that this is a common story ...
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Is this group still viable?

If this question doesn't get closed fairly promptly without mods having to step in, I don't think this group is sustainable any longer. There just aren't enough high rep followers to police it, and ...
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Is the on-topic help page supposed to be exhaustive?

Is the on-topic help page supposed to be exhaustive? By exhaustive, I mean it contains all admissible topics, and any topic not listed there is off-topic.
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Can we edit what is shown in the “How to Ask” on the Main Site?

By far, the biggest close reason we have is because of personal medical questions. I think I could hit my close limit everyday for month just looking for personal medical questions. Can we add to ...
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What is our stance on questions on ethics?

What is our stance on questions on ethics? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example (almost the same as Law and Ethics - Refusing to treat intoxicated patients, just removing the legal side): I am ...
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When asking about an advertised method, does refering to it necessary?

My question asks about the scientificity of an advertised method. A commenter says that there is no necessity to link that ad. I agree, but I guess linking it as a reference is not a wrong thing to do....
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I received 15 downvotes today, to each one of my 15 answers, and all of them at 4.30 p.m. GMT

No doubt there's a serial downvoter at large. Could you, moderators, kindly reverse that? And I'm sure most of us would appreciate it if such a member could be punished. BTW, Where are the ...
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Seriously, serial down voting?

After coming back and briefly jump back in the game, I get hit with serial down voting? I waited to see if the system would automatically catch it, and it did, but I wanted to clearly state that I'm ...
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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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Function of the star-shaped box

I've been wondering, what's actually the function of that star-shaped box beneath the down-vote box for questions. So my question is, When selected, does it mean that's your favorite question or to ...
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Is the vote-up for comments added to the reputation?

Whenever I comment on a question, I get a vote-up, expecting that my reputation has being increased, I find out that it hasn't. So my question is, is the vote-up given to comments only proving that ...
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How to handle this copy issue?

I was informed by Prince that a copy of my question was put on the site www.sciencerr.com. I dit not do this and I do not have an account on this website (as suggerated by them). It seems that more ...
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Is it possible to edit a profile?

I've created my profile and I've been using it for a long time. Today, I decided to change my profile picture and change the email address I used when signing up and it turns out I can't. Note: Pls, ...
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What is our stance on questions “is it safe to do X with medical condition Y”?

What is our stance on questions "is it safe to do X with medical condition Y"? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Title: Is it safe to drive with a torn acl? Last week, I tore my ACL (...
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Could the first person to close-vote leave an explanatory comment?

This is more of an appeal than a question really. Namely, when a new user asks an off-topic question it is often close-voted without explanation or comments. To me, it makes sense that the first ...
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Should something be done about frozen main chat room?

The chat room for health.SE called Waiting Room has been frozen recently. As far as I know, the SE software keeps always at least one room, even if it is inactive for longer than 14 days. However, ...
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Can we please include tags that represent health concerns for both genders? The female anatomy is almost non-existing in tags

I know you have to earn enough reputation points to create "tags," and I do not have enough to do so, but I feel like there needs to be more options on tags before I have the authority/capacity to ...
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Questions about animal health?

I'm surprised I can't find an answer to this. Are questions about animal health acceptable on this site, or only human health? The Tour page makes no mention either way, although the example question ...
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Not clear why this answer has been deleted

This question is about good oils to use for someone with ischemic heart disease. My answer here is that one should try to avoid all oils and stick to a plant based diet, basically do as Esselstyn is ...
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What is our stance on questions about software recommendations?

What is our stance on questions about software recommendations? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Title: Does Canada have the Good RX app? I recently moved to Canada from the USA, and ...
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Is it on-topic to ask for factual online health resources?

I'm looking for online references describing the positive and negative health effects of common nutritional supplements. Is it on-topic to ask about this?
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How do I present a valid opinion that I don't have references for

I have a question about my Health Stack Exchange post: Safe alternatives to painkillers/nsaid? So I answer a question, there is something I say that I think is helpful but don't have the references ...
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What is our stance on questions about the rationale behind a drug's price?

What is our stance on questions about the rationale behind a drug's price? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example Question: Why is apokyn so expensive? I understand that Apomorphine has been ...
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Off Topic? Tools/Tutorials/Off-Site Resource

Questions asking us to recommend or find a tool, software library, tutorial or other off-site resource are off-topic for Stack Overflow as they tend to attract opinionated answers and spam. Instead, ...
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Cross-Site Questions Reported

There have been others but here is a prolific one: https://fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/31648/arm-exercises-when-to-alternate-arms and Arm exercises: when to alternate arms? What is the ...
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What is our stance on questions about health policies?

What is our stance on questions about health policies? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Question: Why did the UK ban phenmetrazine? I used small doses everyday for years, it's the ...
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Can I ask a question about having symptoms for an unknown disease?

I'm wondering if I can ask a question as such: Symptoms, including known symptoms and description of self, with history Possible diseases that I could have I know that the best way to ...
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What is our stance on questions about asking for a specific number?

What is our stance on questions about asking for a specific number? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Question: Number of MRI scanners in the world today? How many MRI scanners are ...
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What is our stance on questions about assistive technology recommendations?

What is our stance on questions about assistive technology recommendations? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Question: Are there any tools/aids which can help deaf and mute people? ...
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Tag synonyms: toxicity, toxins, toxicology

I found these tags which should IMO be synonyms of each other or merged together: toxicity (19 questions, 1 follower) Excerpt: Questions related to being poisonous; relating to or caused by poison(...
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The antibiotics tag is plural, thus should the probiotic tag be made plural as well?

The antibiotics tag is plural, thus should the probiotic tag be made plural to make them consistent?
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Supposedly incorrect answer?

Someone made a supposedly wrong answer on a post. I read that it is better not to argue in comments. Can I pm that person in order to discuss and be in agreement on the answer, or at least explain ...
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Why is arguing in comments not allowed?

I wonder why arguing in comments is not allowed on this Stack Exchange website. Example: I was reading the answer https://health.stackexchange.com/a/4332/43 and saw: since all comments got deleted, ...
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Welcome the new mod?

I was going through the Users tab when I accidentally clicked moderators and saw a fourth one. I didn't know if this was a bug or a new moderator. I know the site once had four, but I wasn't sure. ...
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Should I copy almost the whole question to ask an additional question?

I have written an ellaborate patient medical history and asked to explain one strange phenomenon (Explanation of normal CRP during neutrophilia?). Now it has been explained by Graham Chiu, I want to ...
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Why was my edit rejected?

In this question: Is a child with chickenpox who is vaccinated still contagious?, the now edited question asks If a child is vaccinated for chickenpox but she gets the disease anyway, will her ...
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“Happy marriage” question and topicality

This question was closed by myself and one other community member: https://health.stackexchange.com/q/5505/165 The OP has edited and requested re-opening. To me, the question remains primarily ...
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Why is this question being closed?

How many times a week is masturbating good for health? I see this question is being marked for closure due to answers being "opinion based". So, what exactly is all the mountain of data on sexual ...
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Can the migration of this question be overturned?

I asked this question but realized the Biology community is a more appropriate place for it. My question is about the anatomy of the eye and that community seems more suitable. I did not recieve any ...
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Should apparent requests for treatment be closed or turned into generic questions?

There are high number of poor quality questions on this site, and a large number of questions which appear to request advice on a personal issue. These are closed apparently inconsistently as others ...
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Image link upload is broken

Trying to add an image from a link to a PNG is broken. It works if you download the image and re-upload it. When adding the link, it gives the error: Failed to upload image; the format is not ...
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Can the answer suggest a supplement which is not in the first line of therapy?

Since my answer has been removed and probable reason includes that: You are prescribing appetite suppressant where the first line of therapy is dietary modification and exercise. Also they are not ...

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