Questions tagged [rock-identification-guide]

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Should We Restrain Book-Reference/Rock-Identification Questions?

I suspect people can farm reputation points off of book reference requests, I would like to propose a system where one asks for a book reference they would not gain any reputation when upvoted on the ...
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Fossil identification is not off-topic even on this new, "controversial" rule

Only rock identification is off-topic. Please vote to reopen this question.
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Example of how to ask an identifiaction-request question

I weekly walk along a mountain called San Cristobal near my town, Pamplona, at Spain. I frequently wonder what kind of rocks form the mountain, so I took a little piece fallen on the road at an ...
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Should we include a suggestion for a displacement test in the rock identification guide?

Part 1: We want them to do science, right? People asking rock-identification questions occasionally say things like "it feels heavy for its size", and when that happens I usually think "shouldn't we ...
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How are 'we' doing with the rock ID questions since the introduction of the ID guide close reason?

I'm wondering in how far the introduction of the off-topic close reason pointing to the ID guide has 'helped'. 'Helped' can be interpreted in different ways, and I find it hard to describe measurable ...
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Rock-identification tag: Notification warning

Creating a tag notification warning for the identification-request tag was suggested as a measure to reduce the number of bad quality "identify my rock" questions. I think that is indeed a ...