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Enforcing new policies to old questions/answers

I received a notification for a comment made by Emilio Pisanty on this question asking for an update of my answer in order to comply with the current policy on resource recommendations. As you can ...
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A duplicate question

This question Good books to understand the basics of material science Was marked as duplicate and redirected to Best Materials Science Introduction Book? The thing is, the second question was ...
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Are request-learning-path questions off topic? Why?

I was looking at a previous meta question regarding whether certain types of questions requesting a learning-path, or resource-recommendation, or any learning-related-things are off topic or not. I ...
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Why is the following question “on-hold” worthy, and how could I improve it?

Link to the question: https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/98637/learning-roadmap-for-picking-up-enough-mathematical-know-how-in-order-to-model Alternatively, where could I go in order to have ...
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Is a question about calculators in SI format according to “what topics can I ask about here”?

I put the following question (10k-only link) and immediately received down-vote, thus, deleted it. Could be question is off-topic, could be someone is happy trigger of down-votes. Yes, I known is a ...
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Applying resource-recommendation/link-only policies

In principle, questions tagged resource-recommendation that do little more than provide a link should be deleted like any other (almost) link-only answer, but is it really so? If we look at most ...
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Should posts targetted at different complexity levels be marked as duplicate?

The question "What books an undergraduate needs to study to get a clear conception of rotational physics?" has been marked as a duplicate of "What are some good books for learning the concepts of ...
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What mechanism determines what is featured in the Community Bulltin on the main page?

What mechanism determines which meta posts or blog articles are featured in the Community Bulltin on the main page? Concerning blog articles, I would guess that the newest ones are featured. But ...
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linking answers: suppose several questions have essentially the same answer?

Is there a way to link an answer from question 1, say, to question 2 if answer 1 works or enhances all or part of question 2? I see many questions that have essentially the same answer.
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FAQ for Physics Stack Exchange

Frequently Asked Questions This thread is an index of Frequently Asked Questions, and other resources, for Physics Stack Exchange. General questions about Stack Exchange For general questions about ...
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Resource recomendation - very specific topic?

Let us say that I want source of information that gives worked examples for a very specific topic (let us call it X). I have access to a (pretty good) library and have searched both this and the world ...
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Dealing with level of resources in requests

One of the things that bother me the most about book* recommendation requests is the endless stream of similar requests that can spout around any specific topic, for all the different possible reader ...
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Is it ok to ask for recommendations? [duplicate]

Generally, it is frowned upon on StackExchange to ask for recommendations, unless the site is specifically for that purpose. Here on Physics, is it ok to ask for recommendations (e.g. for books that ...
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Help with book suggestions [duplicate]

If I am to ask for book suggestions on a certain topic, where should I ask? Should I ask on Physics Stack Exchange? If so, what tag should I use?
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Can we ask about book for studying? [duplicate]

I'm starting to study a new topic (spinors) and I don't know where I can study it, is it possible to ask for studying material?

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