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Is planetary science on-topic?

The title of the site is Earth Science, which implies questions should be limited to, well, Earth. But the term Geosciences may be considered a synonym, and the European Geosciences Union (EGU) does ...
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Are we aiming to be an expert site?

There have been a number of assertions that this site is aspiring to be an "expert site". I take that to mean that it is catering for experts in the fields covered, to the exclusion (to some extent) ...
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Should pseudoscience questions be closed on sight?

A comment on a recent question: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about pseudoscience. received numerous votes and noting we have no "official" policy on this I am ...
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Homework questions

UPDATE: This is a historical discussion. Here is the adopted homework questions policy. We don't have this problem yet, but given time I'm sure that we will. Do we want to allow homework questions ...
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Would geosciences-specific software support be on-topic here?

Would questions asking for help performing a given task with a geosciences-specific software or library such as GPlates, PmagPy, PaSt or any stratigraphic tool such as RASC/CASC, CONOP9, UAGraph be on-...
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Are questions about exoplanets and planetary formation on topic?

In response to this question: 'Late Veneer' on other planets Few have brought up the point that it may or may not be on topic. Is it?
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Are Earth Science related programming questions on topic?

I'm asking this because of the closing of this question asking how to plot wind barbs in python. The reception from the community seems to be split. One one hand it was upvoted to +7, and on the ...
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Is agriculture on-topic?

Agriculture, or at least horticulture, is a field that closely interacts with various fields of Earth Science such as soil science and meteorology. Are questions about agriculture in general on-topic ...
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Should we host questions about hypothetical or fictional planets?

There are three recent questions that are asking about how things would be different on a fictional "alternate earth" with different parameters: Altering the Milankovitch Cycles Great Lakes Earth: ...
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Are software-requests on-topic?

We have questions like Does anyone know of a DBMS with global geospatial search? on the site. Personally, I'm not sure if these are off-topic or on-topic. It seems to me like that question isn't ...
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Atmospheric science fortran code review

Very basic question. Should I get my code reviewed here (I have written some code for a problem in atmos science) or on codereview stack exchange. It is written in Fortran. Moving forward how should ...
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Are list-questions welcome?

Other sites include list-questions, but many of those questions are old and policies have changed. For example, would a (community wiki) question on a literary canon for a particular field within the ...
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When is geography on-topic?

We have a geography tag. That includes physical geography, which is on-topic, but also questions more related to what people do with the Earth, such as What is the line crossing the Pacific Ocean ...
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Shark tooth ID question on topic?

The question Identify this...item found on Myrtle Beach essentially asks "Did I find a shark tooth?" The title could be better, the question could do with more information, but is now getting close ...