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Introduce yourselves here

So I'm curious: what area of geoscience do you study, and where do you study it? What is your background and what is your general story?
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Is our Beta label being removed?

Since we learned that Matter Modeling is graduating and Quantum Computing is graduating and Freelancing is graduating and Retrocomputing is graduating and Economics is graduating, I'm curious if Earth ...
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About closing question and trying to find out its reasons

I have one question, as you can see below: How many people could be fed in this world? [closed] So I don't get any off-topic comment, and get one answer too. But as you can see below, it has been ...
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Revisiting whether agriculture is on topic

Highly related, but never resolved: Is agriculture on topic? The site has had several agriculture-related questions of late, the vast majority of which have been closed as off-topic. The most recent ...
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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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Do we need both [climate] and [climatology] tags?

I noticed that we have both tags. They are not synonyms and I cannot suggest them to be. However, their descriptions sound pretty similar: climate Average weather conditions for a particular area ...
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Shall we have a "cite your sources" policy for answers?

I want this site to succeed. I want a site that attracts experts. Real experts. Not people like me, but scientists with 25 years of experience in a sub-field of atmospheric science. I'm seeing ...
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Do we want accepted answers to be pinned to the top?

Stack Exchange staff have announced an upcoming change to the way answer acceptance works. Currently, the original poster of a question can accept one non-deleted answer. This does several things, ...
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Satellites, weather-satellites and remote-sensing, why not earth-observation-satellite for the first two and keep the third for non-satellite Q's?

To the question How can I relation aerosol particle size (2, 5 and 10 microns) with the aerosol index measurement of the Sentinel-5P (TROPOMI) data sets? I've added both satellites 50 questions The ...
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How can I re-open my question?

A couple of days ago I asked How likely is it for coastal cities to survive next 40 years?. It was proposed in comments to make it more narrow, as it's hard to predict all possible scenarios around ...
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My Question's Guide to new Community Members

Some new community members I noticed don't check the How do I ask a good question's Page so I made this Google Doc the Goes over how to ask correctly, explains important key things to keep in mind ...
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Should we consolidate rain forecast questions?

There are many questions about how to interpret rain in the weather forecast. Some are focused on the PoP, some are focused on the amount, while others are focused on trying to find a relationship ...
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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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Tags Antarctica and Antarctic: request merge

Antarctic currently has more posts but Antarctica seems more correct.
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List of identify-my-rock questions to delete [STATUS-COMPLETED]

Please, vote to delete this list of questions if you have time and you have the privileges to do so (2k). https://earthscience.stackexchange.com/questions/15910/mineral-identification-please-help ...
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Please vote for quality content

When we started this site in 2014, we encouraged everyone to vote early and often, and people did. Now this site is not young anymore. In the past 5 years, we have seen a steady increase in the ...
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Science stack exchanges helping other science stack exchanges!

The Physics Meta promotes support for all Science sites on Stack Exchange, in this post. The same meta post is now on several other science SE Meta sites. The Earth Science SE is one of the sites that ...
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Id-my-rock questions: close quickly, answer in comments welcoming the new user

Ok so there are only two remaining questions of id-my-rock. If I type "stack identify my rock" we are no longer appearing as an entry. I hoppe not many users post new questions, but if they ...
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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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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Earth Science's moderator election has come to a close. Since there were not enough candidates, we simply appointed the sole candidate: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election for 2021

Earth Science Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election beginning on May 24th to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta ...
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Should there be a tag about the Himalayas?

Now, I understand there is a tag about Mountains, but people use the Himalayas as an example a lot, and people ask about the Indian-Eurasian plate collision every once in a while. I'm taking the ...
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Skepticism about the intentions of a particular question

A question with the title Does the Earth produces measurable gravitational waves? was posted on 9 May 2021.1 I am skeptical about the questions intention. Is it a legitimate question, in which case ...
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Earth Science Home Page Formatting

Biology SE has an extraordinary Background Design when you enter it, maybe this explains why it has such an active user base and far more Members than Earth Science SE. All of the Beta Sites don't ...
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Should we make a review of geology related tags on posts?

Well I have time, I do not know a lot of the tags beneficts but it looks important for correctly search for information. Lots of examples where they are not correctly tagged when we talk about ...
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Do we need mod elections?

My experience here is mainly due to my activity in Chess and Earth Science Stack Exchanges. While I see very active moderators in Chess Exchange: Brian Towers and Glorfindel, I don't see the diamond ...
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Should we ask for the 3 votes to close-reopen feature?

I have read this meta post that say some sites are testing 3-votes to close and reopen feature. In my opinion moderators should ask to include us in those sites. My reason is there are not enough ...
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I've had enough. Let's ban rock id questions

Let's completely ban rock id questions, and delete the old ones. Here's why: These rocks are of interest only to the person who opened them. They can rarely be used as a reference point, which is ...
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Proposal in Area51 to open a new site for identify my rock/mineral/fossil questions

EDIT It is not possible. We do not accept proposals for identify-this style sites. – animuson♦ Ok, so I went to Area51 and I posted a proposal to open a new site. ...
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Life Biology-like Questions on Earth Science SE

NOTICE: Here is the link to the question: How much does the biosphere contribute to Earth's entropy production The biosphere is the point in the Earth's Atmosphere is where life is able to breathe a ...
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Would an Ocean Exploration Site be useful?

I created a teams for now: https://stackoverflow.com/c/ocean-exploration/questions But I want to promote the creation of a site like "space exploration" for more discussion on the current ...
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Removal of tags

Regarding the question, How do we handle tags that have more than one meaning, I have added the tags vein-geologyand ...
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Is the imperial measurement system still used in the geosciences?

There are a bunch of questions on this site with measurements in miles, feet, etc. I'm an imperial system hater, so it annoys me. I'm wondering if this measurement system is still used anywhere in the ...
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Question about Earthquakes

I would like to know are questions on earthquakes on-topic on this site? For example, the devastating Earthquake of ASSAM INDIA in 1950 is rarely mentioned in Newspapers nowadays. The book "CODE ...
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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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Should I rollback a user's own edit?

The OP of this rock identification question vandalized his own question in a fit of pique. I flagged the question for deletion, but then I thought maybe just rolling back the edit might be a better ...
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How do we handle tags that have more than one meaning

A tag "vein" has been established in connection with a question dealing with a model called VEIN. A vein is of course also a common term in geology. So in this case a vein tag has two ...
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Engineering/Construction question in the wake of climate change, whereto with it?

Recently, two papers where published independently documenting accelerated mass loss of Greenland's glaciers, namely https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-020-0010-1 and https://www.nature.com/...
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Cross-site duplicate question should contain all information?

In the question Doesn't Increase of Potential Temperature with Height contradict Adiabatic Nature of Processes within Troposphere? the OP refers to a duplicate on physics.stackexchange Duplicates ...
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Rock identification questions are now off topic. Old questions will be deleted. Should we retain any?

On July 16, the proposal a ban on rock ID questions was proposed. After two weeks, this proposal has 15 upvotes and 0 downvotes. The answers are supportive of the ban. Clearly, there is a community ...
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Do man-made landforms count as geomorphological features?

I was looking at this question and considering adding the tag "geomorphology". Then I wondered if it was really appropriate, as the features discussed in the question were man-made. I looked ...
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Why "Earth Science" (singular) and not "Earth Sciences" (plural)?

When I first read "Earth Science" (singular), I assumed this was a site about geology. But the on-topic page specifically says there's multiple sciences represented here: meteorology ...
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Economic geography -- on topic?

I've been thinking about asking this question for a while. But I saw a good example that made me go ahead and ask it now. Recently, this History SE question was (rightly) closed as off-topic for ...
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Do we still need advice how to best describe our rocks?

When I forgot to add a title to a question before posting and clicked "review" I got an error which is good. But since I included the identification-request tag the advice includes ...
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how can I upload my files to show my question better

I would like to ask my questions by uploading my files to mean my questions, better. But, I can't upload my files. How can I upload my examples file under my questions on this site? Thank you very ...
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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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How are hot questions selected?

What puts a question on the hot list, an algorithm?
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What can we do to increase the number of questions on the site

This stat is shown at area51: I wonder what can I or others do to revert this. I upvote most of questions that appear at the home page. I think even the question is poor or difficult to answer, we ...
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Why do we have so few accepted answers?

Most questions get at least one answer, and some of these answers get plenty of upvotes, but there seem to be fewer than I (at least) would expect that get the accepted answer tick. Why is this, and ...
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Do we need to be stricter on enforcing citations?

Earth Science Stack Exchange is a science site, and, in principle, we require or strongly encourage sources for answers. It's been nearly six years since the linked meta post, which was in fact ...

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