Unanswered Questions

122 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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sceptics.se should redirect to skeptics.se

The URL http://sceptics.stackexchange.com (currently dead) should redirect to the page http://skeptics.stackexchange.com; all /path URLs should likewise redirect. (Sceptics is the Commonwealth ...
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Oddthinking has 100k reputation!

We've just reached a milestone: User Oddthinking has reached an incredible 100k reputation! I would like to congratulate Oddthinking with this major achievement and his unparalleled contribution to ...
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Can we enable TeX?

Please feel free to edit this question! At current this question needs examples of existing posts and how they could be improved. Additionally, more links to related resources could be helpful. ...
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High rep users should be able to add and remove post notices

As you know we use a lot of post notices on this site. I think they are very useful and work very well, but only moderators can add and remove them. I see no reason why that should be the case. I ...
14 votes
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Entirely remove the tags from the HTML title

I've been looking at some of our questions and how they appear in Google, and I noticed that the tag that is prepended to every question title is pretty much always useless to a user seeing it in ...
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Some basic skepticism tips when reading the news, and applying this to answers

I've railed against politics questions on this site in the past. I ran for moderator partly on the promise to address the issues with politics specifically. Mostly, my ire is toward the answers, that ...
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Speaking at CLSxItaly

I will be speaking as part of a panel on how to moderate online communities at CLSx Italy on November 25th. If anyone is interested in attending, I have a discount code just for Skeptics.SE. Please ...
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Why were some answers deleted on the question about Earth being covered by oceans?

Moderators cleaned up four answers on the Was the Earth one big ocean once? question after leaving a few days to the authors for fixing. While these answers were interesting and sometimes highly ...
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Tag badges are indistinguishable from normal badges

On other SE sites, tag badges usually have a distinct look, they don't look identical to the other badges, see Gaming.SE as an example here: Here on Skeptics, they look identical: The tag badges ...
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Not enough contrast on Skeptics logo in some places

Sometimes when our logo shows up some places without enough contrast. Example 1 - from here. Example 2 - from chat. While I'm talking about our logo, this is how our logo shows up here, I think it ...
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How to deal with re-surfaced old questions that don't meet today's standards?

I've noticed a number of old questions that have resurfaced as active due to edits either to the questions or to answers. Many of them don't meet the contemporary criteria for on-topic questions as ...
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When do we consider questions not useful?

The alt-text of the downvote button gives 3 reason why a question should be downvoted: The question does not show any research effort. The question is unclear. The question is not useful. The first ...
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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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Can we help you moderate more?

Community elected moderators on this site are very active. This is mostly due to a fact that our rules do require a lot of moderation. However, this does not mean that everything needs to be done by ...
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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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