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Update on the Manish situation

The fact that one of the moderators is pretty much inactive has been brought up many times already (e.g. this meta post from last year). In fact, he has been invited to step aside a couple of times by ...
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The role of good mechanics problems

Today I saw that this question about pulling a bent carpet was closed for being a homework question. I think this was an incorrect call that illustrates a flaw with the homework policy and the way ...
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My question was put on hold?

I asked this. David Z put it on hold. As this is not homework I dont know what he means by saying it is. Also he states I did not make any effort in trying to answer the question. Are my equations ...
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Wrongly marked duplicate about why decay is random

I am not sure how to raise this issue, but I was looking for an answer to the question How do we know that nuclear decay is truly random and spontaneous?. This is an important question because we don'...
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Why has this question been put on hold?

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: What is wrong about the following reasoning concerning hypersphere cosmology? I was wondering why it is put on hold. It is honestly not clear ...
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Broken theoreticalphysics.SE link - What to do?

Recently, I arrived to this physics.SE page where the first link is broken, presumably because it is pointing to theoreticalphysics.SE which does not exist anymore. My questions are: what to do in ...
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The h Bar is always open! (Chat Guidelines)

The main chat room for Physics SE is called the h Bar (yeah, it's a cool name); it has been an active place for a while now, and a lot of you have probably popped in at some point of time. However, ...
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Is it ok to edit to up vote?

Suppose that a user has down voted an answer to a question that they didn't completely understand. Years later, they read the answer again and find it to be good, but cannot change their vote because ...
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Is it ok to link my own questions from another SE site?

While I was suspended for low quality questions. I asked astronomy.SE if it would be ok to write some of my low quality questions from here to a higher quality there? They said yes and I did and they ...
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Tag cleanups on our meta

I just noticed that a lot of our tags here do not have any wikis/excerpts, and they seem like they're almost identical. Can someone please suggest how they're different and whether or not we should ...
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What does the logo of Physics StackExchange depict? [duplicate]

I am just interested. I guess there is a relation to magnetic fiels or quantum physics but I have no clear idea of it.
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Are there guidelines for reopening questions?

Background My closed question originally asked: Why is the sign of gravitational inertial mass chosen to be positive like EM inertial mass? and was put on hold: On hold as unclear what you're ...
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When “too broad” is really too broad?

Referring to this question, and the discussion at meta. In a nutshell the original question was closed as "non-mainstream" physics, but after the meta question, it was reopened. However, there are ...
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Why directly voting to close a question does not add to your number of reviews in the queue?

If you go into the "close votes" review queue and either selecting "Leave Open" or "Close" adds a count to the number of reviews you have done in the "close votes" queue. However, if you are viewing a ...
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what do I do if I started a bounty on accident

I started a bounty and I did not mean to can I do anything to undo it. if there is not I request that there is a way to retract the bounty on the same day.
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I am not able to understand what should I do on this question to avoid it from being downvoted?

Please help me understanding about How I should improve my questions like this- How does torque operate? What will be going on with disc? from being downvoted? I think I have given the specific ...
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Does the mechanism for marking duplicates change when you reach 50k rep, and if so, can this be avoided?

I voted to close this question as a duplicate, and to my surprise it was immediately closed. The message in the yellow box lists only my name, which makes it sound like my own vote was the only one ...
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Are questions regarding gravitational waves allowed? [closed]

A question I have is "We know gravitational waves exist, but how do we detect them?" "I have heard astronomers talk about gravitational waves being created when two black holes collide or when two ...
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A “Requires Expertise” Notice?

The Problem I was going to write a question here asking what the appropriate response is to incorrect upvoted answers, but I realized that I'm far from the first person to ask this, e.g. How should ...
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my reputation increases faster as I get more reputation

I don't know if it is because of my latest question on main or because of all good help I am getting. can someone tell me if there is a reason I get more faster as I obtain more?
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Tips for quickly and efficiently searching for duplicate questions on Physics SE

There have been some recent discussions that it's getting increasingly difficult to find duplicates or near-duplicates of questions posted by new users, on the main site. Similar concepts are getting ...
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What can I do other than wait and edit questions if I am blocked from asking for a while?

I am at a road block because I have some questions with good answers and I don't want to delete them what else can I do?
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Homework Section [duplicate]

I am relatively new to stack exchange and it has quickly come to my attention that many seem peeved by the fact that people are asking homework questions on physics. I understand that this a community ...
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Notification to the user whose comment is deleted

I strongly believe that a user, whose comment is deleted by a moderator should be notified about it. Many moderators ask the user to remove their comments however some just remove them without ...
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Why can't I suggest “Chemistry Stack Exchange” as another site when flagging a question as off-topic? [duplicate]

I've recently noticed that when I flag something as off-topic by suggesting it to another site(in order to get better answers for that question) I only see the options of Physics Meta Stack Exchange ...
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How can “torus shape” planet be “non-mainstream” physics?

Refer to this question: How would the rotational and orbital mechanics differ on a torus-shaped planet as compared to a spherical planet? This is asking about torus-shaped planet rotational and ...
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Terribly confused about what this community is about

I'm providing links to a very well received question and my poorly received question and I'd like to know why---in the eyes of this community---one is one better than the other. I'm mystified by what ...
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I am having trouble improving how my questions are received

Is there a way I can improve how my current questions are received because no matter what I do they get received worse? They don't even tell me what needs improvement.
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A user is harassing me in main [duplicate]

A user is consistently harassing me. I have warned them and they continued
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am I allowed to ask a user to be an editor for me

I am legitimately curious because if I find someone who understands me can I ask them to edit all my questions that others might not understand?
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Why it doesn't show correctly when someone was online?

Whenever I click on Anyone's profile to check if available(online) or even my profile,it doesn't show correctly. When I click on my profile it should show online, but it just show last seen a random ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Can I cross post a question from MSE?

I have a question posted to MSE which is more about physics than math. If it remains on MSE, is it kosher to repost it here at the same time?
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Why are up voting and down voting thresholds different?

To me down votes and up votes should be earned at the same time, but I want to know what the rationale behind them being different.
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Is this question in the correct forum?

I have doubts about this question, because it is a question about a software of physics but I don't know if the question is in the correct forum.
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How can a question be marked as a duplicate if it's been asked **earlier** than a similar question?

This question has been asked 6 years and 10 months ago. How can it be a duplicate of this question, which has been asked 4 years and 4 months ago? Shouldn't the second be marked as a duplicate?
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Why don't we have the physics MathJax extension enabled? Should we?

As a recent question points out, it would be nice if the site's MathJax environment included something similar to the physics LaTeX package. Fortunately, the list of third-party extensions for ...
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On Bra & ket notation

I was asking a QM question recently, and wanted to use the bra & ket notation; however, the MathJax does not support the necessary packages, as far as I can tell. Is it possible to add the ...
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Do moderators avoid unilateral close votes, or close votes in general?

Our moderators have mentioned that they avoid closing questions unilaterally, unless it's a slam-dunk case. I think I've seen similar stances on other sites' metas, and this seems like a good general ...
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What is the effect of the votes to close the question “Why is the MKS unit of time the same as the CGS unit?”

I don't agree with the vote to close the question "Why is the MKS unit of time the same as the CGS unit?". The question is, when Giorgi proposed to replace the CGS system, could he alternatively have ...
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I want to report a user

I want to report a user because he has been the reason why I was banned from the site. I want strict actions to be taken against him and he should suffer to the same extent as me . Please make it sure....
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Reputation cap for highly-upvoted posts

Today I posted an answer on Physics SE which has received a fair amount of attention. However, the reputation increase stopped after about 20 upvotes. I’m not exactly sure how the reputation system ...
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Should a comment be left when the question has a drastic edit after answers have been provided?

In this post is an example where the editing by the OP has made a drastic difference and makes nonsense of the answer provided before the edit. This has happened to me again after edits by moderators ...
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What does the sentence below, which is only visible in the edit mode of an answer I gave, mean?

In this answer I posted there is a "sentence" visible when you look at the end of the edit version of the answer (visible when you "push" the "edit button" below the answer). The sentence isn't ...
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Search bar - punctuation and latex

I want to search for posts with quantum states $| i \rangle$. Is there any way to search for latex expressions. Is there any way to include puntuation in searches. I know google ignores puncuation, ...
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Why physics SE is much more inactive compared to MSE?

I'm a mathematical physics student and learning mathematics(algebraic geometry, complex geometry etc.) and theoretical physics (CFT, string theory, supersymmetry etc.) in the meanwhile. I found an ...
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Adding option to get notification when a “followed” question is answered [duplicate]

I have read this question about the feature request for adding an option to get a notification when a "followed" question gets answers posted to them. The top answer seemed to indicate that such a ...
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What is the general age of users on Physics SE?

I want to what is the age of users in general. I want to ask this because age determines so many things. A student of age 30 can be far better than a student of age 17. I know it’s personal ...
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How can we improve the participation of subject experts and enthusiastic physics students in chat?

I don't use the main site much, but I have been a regular participant on Physics SE's main chat: The h Bar, for the past two years. Lately, I have been noticing a drastic drop in the number of subject ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...

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