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Enabling mods to really act as users: make “different hats” more visible?

Everyone here should interact with everyone else with respect. That includes interactions between regular users and interactions between regular users and moderators. There seems to be a problem ...
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Should Skeptics.SE be moved to the 'Science' section?

As of 25 May 2015, skeptics.se is not considered in the science section of Stack Exchange: Don't you think it ought to be? (This topic has been already brought to meta.stackexchange.com)
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How to Handle Questions Starting with “Why” or “How”?

I do not believe that any questions in scope for this site begin with "Why" or "How"; this community has limited itself to "Who", "What", and "When" questions. I think we could reduce the likelihood ...
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Should answers without links be automatically marked as unreferenced?

This is simply a proposal for discussion. The problem I'm trying to solve is the following. Many new users simply post without reading our site first and familiarizing with our rules. The consequence ...
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Change the “How to ask” section

If you ask a question there is a section on how to ask in the sidebar, currently this looks like the following: How To Ask Is your question about scientific skepticism? We prefer questions ...
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Is there a way to get notified if a post I down-voted gets edited?

I have seen on this site questions, mainly by new users, that "forget" to put a reference to a notable claim, and some answers that forget to their credible sources. Those posts get down-votes, as ...
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How should we deal with questions which can't have a single universal answer?

Questions are sometimes asked where there isn't a single universal answer but often provoke answers that read as though there is. Two examples recently bubbled to the front page that illustrate what i ...
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How should we deal with duplicates when the closed question contains the best answers?

Closing questions that are basically duplicates is obviously good. But, though the questions and their content are linked in perpetuity, there is no process for merging the best parts of each. This ...
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Transfer Control Of @skepticexchange Twitter account

Now all the network sites are getting there own dedicated twitter feeds I was wonder if StackExchange would like to take control of the @skepticexchange account I set up when I created Skeptics.SE v1. ...
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Please remove “really” from questions via a database update?

In relation with this question: Is there *really* a reason why so many questions *really* need to include the word 'really'? "Really" is a totally abused adverb here on Skeptics. I routinely ...
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Sticky or featured meta-topics

IMO it would be good if ... What are the attributes of a good question? What are the attributes of a good answer? ... were more prominent, with some perma-link on the meta front page: For new users ...
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Improve the Answer box by explaining what an “Answer” is.

I've been a little bit disappointed by some behavioral patterns I've seen among users posting answers on this site. We all know that gaining dedicated users is one of the primary metrics for ...
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Encouraging more downvoting by removing reputation punishment.

We decided that downvoting is often a good idea: Downvoting is good for you (and for the site)! Does it make sense that people lose reputation when they downvote if we want to encourage them to ...
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Redirecting SkepticExchange.org traffic

I own the domain SkepticExchange.org (and .com). This was the original SEv1.0. I'd like to redirect any traffic to http://skeptics.stackexchange.com when it goes public. I was able to do this ...