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Removing the "guide for asking rock identification questions" warning from the question review

If one asks a question with the identification-request tag, he will see this warning during the review step: However, rock identification questions are now off topic on Earth Science SE. I thus ...
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Is it correct to ask a question that can be answered doing searches?

We want more questions, but I know we want good ones. I am someone that look for a lot of information in the net. Sometimes I have a question related with Earth Science, and I find an explanation. ...
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Does Earth Science cover the practical aspects of combatting climate change?

I recently went searching through the Stack Exchange site list for one that may support practical advice for combating climate change on every level: personal, business, local, state or nationally. ...
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Why does an older revision of my question get more views?

Where is the calmest place on Earth? The above question was on fire getting many views. The person who edited my question did it good taste but, the views drastically stopped. IMO that is a negative ...
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Why is this question getting so many views?

Where is the calmest place on Earth? This question is getting more attention than any other question I have asked before. What did I do right? To me it is just another question?
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When rocks are identified can we put the name of it in the title?

When I searched for an identification the title reads like "Can someone identify these rocks?" There is many of them. The ones that have a solid identification should also include the name of the rock ...
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Need guidance for my duplicated question

Today, I wanted to start a bounty on my question. However, I found out it was mark as a duplicate of this question. The thing is, I had read that exact question thoroughly prior to asking the ...
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Should we describe additional tests for identifying minerals?

In the mineral identification questions, we commonly need information in addition to the hardness test suggested in our guidelines. In particular reactivity with acid and streak tests can be important....
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Human health and earth science questions - do they belong here

There's kind of a grey area surrounding the appropriateness of questions on the human health effects of earth science-related processes for this site. Where should the line be drawn? For example, a ...
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Religious Questions

I had a formal (which I apparently lost) debate over the geological validity of Noah's Flood, and flood "geology as a whole. My opponent was claiming that all the fossil evidence points that all of ...
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