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Let’s standardise some tags

Let’s standardise some tags. For instance, there are already two competing conventions at work: rna-seq scrnaseq Either both should use a dash, or none should. I propose the slightly more readable ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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PSA: Please don't post images of text

When asking or answering questions, please don't post screenshots of text. This is a very bad idea because: You can't copy/paste the commands into answers, google searches, local files to work on a ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Bioinformatics Stack Exchange's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank ...
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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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2022 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Bioinformatics Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next ...
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Standard language for comments asking for an improved question?

One of the first things I needed to learn when coming to SO for the first time was how to ask a good question. I suspect I'm not alone in this. I was fortunate to have responses to my first (poorly ...
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Announcing a “Graduation” election for 2022

Summary: Bioinformatics Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on September 19th, 2022, as your “graduation” election! The timeline: On September 12, 2022, I'll post a ...
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Proposing new tag for the Bioinformatics channel

I am a synthetic biologist working heavily on the modeling of genetic circuits and the development of software for bioinformatics. Many researchers and software developers within bioinformatics rely ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: Bioinformatics Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on April 12 to bring in two more moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta ...
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Q&A-style answering bug where "40mins between questions" hidden by answer box

When posting a Q&A question, the warning that you can't post within 40mins of previous post is hidden by the "answer" portion of submission. When the answer section is there (i.e. the box has ...
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Notification of Mod action on SE

Stackexchange (SE) is currently subject to 'Mod action' over its policy towards ChatGPT content. SE's initial policy is effectively to ignore ChatGPT (advanced AI) generated content if it was posted ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election

The 2022 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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Questions about large language models (LLMs), NLP and chatbots

We've had a few questions recently about deploying large language models (LLMs) for text interrogation of biological publications. Essentially these questions are "where do I start"? In ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Consensus on when markdown code formatting should be used

I've noticed that there is some missuse of markdown code formatting here. Before I go around editing it out, it would be good to come to a consensus on when it is ...
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Broad Institute and support for OpenWDL on Bioinformatics SE

I spotted a chat from @Geraldine_VdAuwe, almost certainly Geraldine A. Van der Auwera from the Broad Institute and one of the authors of Genomics in the Cloud by O'...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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UniProt survey: Tell us what protein information is important to you

Please consider filling in this survey, on behalf of UniProt: As biological data is growing at an exponential rate, we also have to prioritise the protein information we present. In order to help us ...
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2019: a year in moderation

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Synonymise [alignment] and [sequence-alignment]

While asking a question here, I noticed that alignment and sequence-alignment both exist. They appear to be synonymous; indeed, the alignment description reads, in its entirety: These questions are ...
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Propose new tags for the COMBNE community

I asked a question yesterday regarding the posting of questions related to COMBINE standards and got a positive answer. However in order for a reader to filter questions related to specific COMBINE ...
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Would this be a suitable community to post Q&As related to the COMBINE community?

I'd like to inquire about using the bioinformatics exchange to post COMBINE related questions. COMBINE, as describe in Wikipedia is: "COMBINE, the COmputational Modeling in BIology NEtwork, is an ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 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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Microbiome analysis tags needed!

We analyze the human microbiome using 16s sequencing. I couldn't find a single relevant tag for my question! Tags Needed General 16s microbiome microbial taxonomic-assignment 16s-sequencing dada2 ...
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Would someone be able to migrate my question?

I don't have the requisite 250 rep required to migrate a question to https://biology.stackexchange.com/. Would a mod be able to do that?
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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