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Thread: Special sticky thread for detailed Y chromosome haplogroups from aDNA papers

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    Special sticky thread for detailed Y chromosome haplogroups from aDNA papers

    I hesitated a bit before posting it here, but let us discuss.

    In many scientific articles they do not define the Y-happlogroups well enough, so people both from AG and from other forums make research themselves, and all these results are being posted into corresponding threads that are usually becoming very long to find anything important inside, especially for the newbies.

    So, I suggest to make a special sticky thread in aDNA forum with no discussion, only links to the papers, detailed info on happlogroups and source (user who made the happlogroup definition).

    What do you think about this?
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    I think that the thread would be too long and confusing with some papers being released around the same time as other papers and some people asking about some papers months later. I would prefer a new subforum for ancient Y-DNA and mtDNA with individual threads for each paper.

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    We can facilitate either, but that's dependent on a) the community's overall preference and b) our administration's decision on which would be the most convenient to oversee for our team (particularly our excellent aDNA Local Mods).

    I'll be adding a single choice, anonymous, two option poll (1 week duration) to this thread very shortly. Feel free to vote and discuss the merits and drawbacks of either arrangement.

    Please note the decision rests with what our entire team agrees upon, though we'll certainly take the community's overall preference into consideration (as we've almost always done).

    Thanks!

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    Subforum might be also fine, but I think there should not be any discussion in the subforum.

    I guess we understand each other, but just to exclude any chance of misunderstanding: I do not think we need a special subforum to discuss aDNA uniparentals, current situation, when we discuss both autosomal and uniparential aDNA in the same forum is just fine. Moderators asking to move uniparental discussion to the subforum will only spoil discussion.

    The problem is with those user-defined more detailed uniparentals. For example several times I felt I want to remember what was the paper where users found out some Y-chromosome branch and it really took time.

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    Yes, I understand you. The poll's title was phrased somewhat ambiguously for brevity's sake.

    We'll see where the community's consensus lies in the next few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artemv View Post
    The problem is with those user-defined more detailed uniparentals. For example several times I felt I want to remember what was the paper where users found out some Y-chromosome branch and it really took time.
    My thoughts are that a thread, per paper, on Y-DNA found by users would make it easier to find the results because it would be organized as such. It would allow different people to post their own findings of the specific paper. That way we wouldn't have to scroll through a thread with posts of the results of a lot of different papers to find the one we are looking for.

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    Any news/decisions on the matter?

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    The votes are in, and they're in favour of an aDNA subsection dedicated to characterising the mtDNA and Y-DNA results from various studies (sans discussions).

    The team has accepted the community's consensus and we will proceed with that. We'll get round to creating the section later this week.

    Thanks all for expressing your views and participating in the poll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artemv View Post
    I hesitated a bit before posting it here, but let us discuss.

    In many scientific articles they do not define the Y-happlogroups well enough, so people both from AG and from other forums make research themselves, and all these results are being posted into corresponding threads that are usually becoming very long to find anything important inside, especially for the newbies.

    So, I suggest to make a special sticky thread in aDNA forum with no discussion, only links to the papers, detailed info on happlogroups and source (user who made the happlogroup definition).

    What do you think about this?
    Smart idea! Its like looking for a needle in a haystack half the time lol.
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    MyOrigins2.0: 100% Southeast European
    MyAncientOrigins: 62% Farmer, 24% Hunter Gatherer, 14% Metal Age Invader
    MyHeritage: 76% Greek, 16% Balkan, 8% Italian
    WeGene: 99.5% Balkan, 0.5% unassigned
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    Apologies for the delays, gals and guys - The section will go live shortly.

    I'll announce it for the record in our "Announcements" section when that takes place.

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