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Why can we not have such tags on physics stack exchange?

I am a very slow and inefficient learner ,thats why even if I have great love for physics ,I get average or below average grades.I would also like to improve my problem solving skills .

May be there are other people like me having the same problems ,they can get help on physics SE.

So why not such tags?

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    $\begingroup$ Because those questions would be off topic as opinion-based? $\endgroup$
    – Kyle Kanos
    Feb 13, 2017 at 12:13
  • $\begingroup$ Some (but not all) such questions are considered on-topic at Academia. $\endgroup$ Feb 13, 2017 at 21:15

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In my eyes, physics.SE is about the science of physics, not about the practice of physics. As such, questions about study advice, career advice, personal productivity when studying physics, etc. are off-topic here. We don't have tags for the things you ask about because having tags for questions which will almost surely be off-topic is not useful.

It should be this way because all of these questions are inherently opinion-based - what works for me need not work for you, and every personal situation has more deciding factors than one can reasonably communicate through a single SE question. I come here in order to ask and answer questions about physics, and allowing questions about things not related to the science of physics as such would decrease the signal-to-noise ratio considerably from my viewpoint.


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