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comment How to make improvements to an already-published paper?
If you prepare a new version, it's crucial to be very clear about its relationship with the published version. (E.g., by adding a subtitle like "updated from the version published in blah blah blah", with a footnote explaining in detail what has changed.) Otherwise, you are risking confusion and annoyance when readers don't realize there are multiple versions.
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comment Grounds for complaint? Professor skipping class, inaccurate grading criteria
I think engineering accreditation can be even fussier about contact hours than general accreditation is, but this may not apply to web development the same way it could apply to more formal or well established branches of engineering.
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answered Publishing on Scholarpedia: Experiences & feasibility (early career)
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awarded Populist
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comment Switching to philosophy after a PhD in mathematics
To expand on a brief comment in Pete Clark's answer, you should be wary of viewing your PhD in mathematics as a safety net. In the US, you could probably always use it to get a job teaching low-level courses under poor conditions. But if you want a tenure-track job, you need to publish, teach, give talks, and participate in the mathematics community. If you set this aside for years to focus on philosophy, you'll damage your mathematics career in a way that would take further years to undo (while maintaining a viable math career would take a lot of time away from your studies of philosophy).
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comment Why do universities force students to take unrelated classes for a diploma?
There's a problematic premise here, namely that the science classes are completely unrelated to the degree. They are part of the degree program, just not important for your career goals. There are plenty of highly career-focused institutions that do not have any demanding requirements outside of career preparation, but they generally aren't well respected. You could have attended one of them instead, but if you want a more prestigious degree that demonstrates greater breadth and perspective, then you need to fulfill the requirements of that degree (some of which will be in general education).
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answered Do admission offices keep the envelopes in which applicants sent their application documents?
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awarded Nice Answer
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answered Is it possible to do research in theoretical physics without going to college?
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answered What the difference in CVs between "submitted to" and "to appear in"?
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comment Good response to diversity in professional sports
I'm not convinced this site is the right place for this question (it's not really about academia per se, but rather about diversity more broadly). But the way I'd approach it is to try not to be confrontational. It's not a matter of accepting or refuting this one-liner as a valid argument, but rather taking it as a starting point for further discussion. How do these two scenarios compare? They differ in some respects while being similar in others, and the goal should be a more nuanced understanding of what these differences mean. (But I don't know any quick way of having this discussion.)
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comment Should I quote Wikipedia if I can't rephrase it?
@Pacerier: Wikipedia could have an exceptionally well-phrased description of something that is not original research. Anyone who quotes that description would need to cite Wikipedia to give credit for the quote. (It would also be best to give a more authoritative reference to establish the actual facts.)
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comment How to prevent academic questions from searchengines
Yes, unless you have an exceptionally good reason, attempts to keep a question here from being indexed by search engines would be considered vandalism (and would be undone). If you don't want a question to be found via search engines, then this site isn't the right place for it.
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awarded Enlightened
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answered Including conferences in the CV of an undergraduate student
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answered Why do faculty use two different email addresses?
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answered Is it a good idea to include participation in summer schools in my CV?
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comment Explaining Temporary Voluntary or Medical Leave from Prestigious PhD on CV?
I agree, but I'd go further: leaving the PhD studies off isn't even a viable option. Surely any employer will ask what you've been up to for the last two years. Then you've got a choice between lying (and risking being fired when you're found out) or explaining why the PhD studies didn't seem worth listing. Both options are bad.
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comment How much data is enough to be awarded a PhD?
@Navodita: I didn't downvote the question myself, but I believe the downvotes are a reaction to how the question is posed rather than commentary on you or your work or future prospects. (You seem to be seeking advice, but it's hard to know what to say without far more information. Maybe you are being too hard on yourself, and you have done plenty already, or maybe you have accomplished almost nothing. We have no idea.)
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