I'm concerned at Meta posts such as this one. That's where a poster claims that an answer to a physics question is "evidently wrong within standard peer reviewed physics" when it isn't. Indeed the answer concerned (mine) refers to the Einstein digital papers to support its case:
"An atom absorbs or emits light at a frequency which is dependent on the potential of the gravitational field in which it is situated".
That answer now has 10 downvotes, but there are no comments explaining why it's "evidently wrong within standard peer reviewed physics". Nor are there any other answers which would inform the reader as to why it's evidently wrong. That's because it isn't, because Einstein was correct. Since one of the aims of physics stack exchange is to be searchable and be a basis for physics questions on the net, a large number of negative votes for a correct answer makes an absolute mockery of the site. A random searcher will assume the negative votes mean the answer is most definitely incorrect, and will assume other answers with a large number of upvotes are correct, even when they're definitely wrong.
I've felt this has been a problem for physics stack exchange for some time. I see correct answers with very few upvotes, and incorrect answers with lots of upvotes. It's as if we have some posters who firmly believe that what they think is correct, regardless of any lack of references or references to the contrary. They then come out with statements to the effect that this is the mainstream view when actually it's a popscience view based on a rather peculiar mixture of arrogance and ignorance. It surely cannot be good to give free rein to people who don't understand say relativity and allow them to conspire to downvote and demerit or even censor correct answers, then bully posters into removing acceptance flags whilst refusing to address the physics.
Perhaps some moderation would be reasonable to address this? I see a lot of expert posters who are ex posters, and I think that this issue is the reason why, not the many questions from non-experts. Another solution might be to make a list of discrepancies or contested answers and actively discuss them to flush out the issue of what's right and wrong. Without any action, I fear physics stack exchange is in a downward spiral wherein it drives away expert posters and peddles and promotes ever-more popscience misinformation. What to do? Your answers please. Perhaps there's nothing that can be done. Science is not a democracy, all the upvotes in the world won't make a wrong answer right and vice versa. Perhaps the stack exchange model is simply not suitable for science.
Edit: It's been 4 days now, and still nobody has addressed the physics. I rest my case.