Unanswered Questions

14 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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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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Community promotion ads

Shall we start a small advertising campaign? Some Stack Exchange communities vote on “community ads” — banners that link to other resources related to the topic. Highly voted proposals get free ad ...
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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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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, ...
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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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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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Take care when deleting other people's writing

On finswimmer's answer to “samtools mpileup skipping read” there was previously a discussion in the comments re the (now corrected) overly wide claim that ...
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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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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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Is asking about publishing in bioinformatics on topic?

I have a question about how to present bioinformatics methods for publishing in a paper. I tried asking it on Academia, but it was off topic there. Would it fit here? More generally, would questions ...
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Updating a tool-related tag to match the tool's name - markduplicate -> markduplicates

I had a question related to Picard's MarkDuplicates tool, and wanted to tag the question accordingly. There is an existing tag, called "markduplicate" but the tool's name is spelled differently. ...
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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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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 ...