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How broad can a resource-recommendation question be? [duplicate]

I am looking for text books of the same style as 'Nuclear and Particle Physics' by W.S.C.Williams - that is, with clearly labeled definitions and sections of concise explanation. However, I am looking ...
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Are resource recommendations allowed?

What is the policy on asking for recommendations of books or resources on Physics Stack Exchange? What is a resource recommendation question? What sort of resource recommendation questions are ...
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How should we handle how-to-find-a-specific-reference requests?

We occasionally get "find me a PDF" requests, where a user knows exactly the paper she needs and (presumably because of a paywall) asks how to obtain an electronic copy of it. This has typically been ...
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Why was this question considered “big list?”

I recently asked what the most precice measurement we have taken is (What is the most precise physical measurement ever measured?). With 33 views and 6 upvotes, it got mod-hammered as being a "big ...
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Yes another closed question, question

What makes this closed question less worthy than this very similar question that did not get closed? Both questions are broad and open ended yet one gets a load of upvotes and the other gets shut ...
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Book recommendations: On-topic, on-topic but community wiki, or off-topic?

Yes, we've had this debate before. Unfortunately, there's no definite consensus to be found about their community wiki status: Good list, bad list (from July 2013) has the top voted answer (with a ...
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Why should the “list of breakthroughs in physics” be allowed?

I just noticed the question on Accidental, unplanned breakthroughs in physics which you have probably seen if you're reading this. It's attracted a lot of positive attention, but I cannot for the life ...
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Question closed by a single person without any chance of editing

I had recently asked the following question: Uniform discrete physical theories And the question was closed without any comments whatsoever. The reason cited was that it was too broad. I don't see ...
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Reminder that Book Recommendations are on topic

Can whoever is flagging resource-recommendations as off-topic because they are primarily opinion based please stop doing so? The community decided a long time ago that these types of questions are on-...
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Tag Request, Beyond Standard Model

The title sums it well. While Beyond Standard Model is an active area in physics(Check arxiv, there are more than displayable results), we don't have a tag for it....
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Are journal requests on topic?

Along the lines of this question and the links to others within, there is some acceptance amongst the community when it comes to paper reference requests on a specific topic. Would questions related ...
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Why was my question, about a collection of textbooks to use to prepare for QFT, closed?

It was called "Need A Collection Textbooks To Use As Stepping Stones to QFT" In my mind, asking about a "no-nonsense intro to QFT" and asking for a set of textbooks together which would prepare one to ...
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Marked as duplicate when it is not a duplicate

https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/107091/soft-question-the-best-way-to-learn-physics-road-map was marked as a duplicate to How to learn physics effectively and efficiently when I have ...
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A migration path to Math Overflow?

Since list questions aren't allowed here, e.g. this, and recieve imediate closing, even locking, and a meta post against it, maybe such questions could be migrated to Math Overflow, where such ...
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Why was my question, on dynamics demonstrations videos, closed?

It's a resource request. For questions and comments see: https://physics.stackexchange.com/q/177194/75644 And if it's not appropriate for this forum then the question is : Where on the internet can ...

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