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Not unclear if there's an answer

I have noticed the "unclear what you're asking" close reason misused multiple times (if asked, I can provide links, but I can think of many). However, there was one recent case that made me write this ...
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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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This site is not a scientific writting forum/publication support service?

I came across this question: The proper use of the terminology of forces and interactions in The Theory of Relativity which I have a feeling should be off-topic, but I cannot really localize a ...
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How to provide working for the question if we don't even know how to proceed in a question?

Most of the time when people ask Homework Related questions they are put on hold.They ask for our work on the question. Sometimes we all face the situation that we don't even know how to proceed ...
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How to change the close reasons about offtopic engineering posts to contain the link to the Engineering SE?

On this meta post, we have a consensus that it would be useful to link to the Engineering SE on closed engineering questions. It requires a proper wording approved by the community. The current ...
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Why my question is put on hold?

I've posted one question here Please guide me. This question is related to electrical self energy from electrostatic but it was put on hold because it was a homework question. So I edited it following ...
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Unclear What You're Asking

I recently posted a question closely related to (but not identical to) this one. I promise not to continue posting variants. That said: I have just voted to close this question as "unclear what ...
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Homework Policy and what justifies closure

Reading through questions on the Q&A Stackexchange, I came across this Question regarding rotational mechanics. I'd been confused a few other times in the past by homework closures and had come to ...
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Reasons for Closing

First: I realize there has been a lot of discussion of the reasons for closing, and I haven't followed most of it, so I apologize for any redundancy here. That having been said: Here is an example ...
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Misuse of custom close reasons

I was going through the close review queue, I saw the question Satellite is brought to the earth’s surface, it hits the earth with a velocity of 4 km/s - Determine the work done by friction [on hold] ...
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Can anyone please re-examine this question?

Can people please reopen this question. https://physics.stackexchange.com/q/290723/ Or can they give me a reason as to why it is an off-topic question?
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How do I make this question specific enough to be opened?

The title is Methodology used in Climate models This is annoying and I hate to do this, but I am looking for answers from experts working in the field who have spent several years studying this ...
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Why was my question closed as too broad?

My question Evidence indicating that CO2 is responsible for Global warming was closed as being too broad. There are many research papers on the topic, however it is a very specific question. If you ...
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Please re-examine this question

I'd like to strongly suggest the Phys.SE community to carefully re-examine the following question and the reasons it was put on hold or regarded as not a good enough question: Finding the period of ...
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I don't understand what is “unclear” with my question

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: Possible reactionless drive My question is [on hold] as "unclear what you're asking". From my analysis the system should work and start to ...
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Put on hold and rephrasing the question

OK - so I rephrase the question to highlight the physics content as suggested and... zilch. It still stays on hold. So the only option appears to be to re-post the revised question under a different ...
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Why was this question closed as “non-mainstream” when it asked about mainstream physics?

Is this an adequate resolution of the "paradox" of the arrow of time? This question was closed on the grounds that it is not "mainstream physics", and I was referred to this page. That ...
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A question put on hold one and half years after it was asked

A question was asked by someone in March 2015. It had 4 answers. I added a (fifth) answer on 26th Sep, 2016 (18 months later) and the question was put on hold the next day. Can someone please ...
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Note: why the migration close reasons are stronger as the others

This question is now closed as offtopic on 2 reasons: It is mainly math, although its markup and formulation clearly shows the described problem is a physical problem. The current review practice is ...
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Why was my question closed as off-topic?

I recently asked a question about a real phenomenon I saw at the end of a documentary, I can't help that at the time the only thing I could find on it was at the end of this documentary which isn't ...
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Off-topic: what is it for?

I am a relatively new member of the site and haven't spent enough time to read through rules and meta posts yet to really understand how it all works. So when I see the occasional discussion in the ...
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Why is this question about measurement off-topic?

The question Reliable length scales in nature has been received very poorly, for reasons I don't really understand. In the help center, it is stated that questions concerning "Experimental designs ...
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How to get explanation why question is unclear?

I have had a big problem over many months with a question. I try to tell the story as factually as possible. Help is appreciated. Here we go... I asked a question on Jan 27 at 14:29. It was closed ...
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Asking moderators favors when looking at questions

Some of my questions were on-hold and closed. As everyone knows, it comes a yellow rectangle where it explains what it means and why is your question not so good. For example: Sometimes, this ...
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Why is this post against the guidelines and especially not about physics itself?

The context is the following question: https://physics.stackexchange.com/q/242632/84895 (10K link only, partial screenshot here) As the title stays, this got a lot of downvotes and got put on hold ...
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Incosistent policy on “homework” questions

Recently I asked a question on physics stack exchange. It was closed with a reference to faq guidelines. Here is the question that was closed: Maximum period of a vertically spinning ball. Please ...
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How do I ask a question about the state of current research without falling in the “primarily opinion-based” category"?

My questions are getting closed a lot as "primarily opinion-based", which I understand might be entirely my fault. One thing I don't quite understand is why this question got put on hold. I was ...
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Car Color-Temperature Duplicate Declined

The question from today How much difference to interior temperature would a white car roof make? says essentially "My car is hot so I'm thinking of painting the roof white. How much would that affect ...
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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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Why has my question been closed?

Why has my question, entitled Automobile Air Bags, been closed? This really leaves me baffled. I've asked a conceptual question regarding the question above ,I've shown my efforts to understand it,I'...
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Can we stop closing questions as “unclear what you are asking” for OPs above certain reputation?

I just recently asked a question which got "on hold" because it was unclear. So I read the related meta-posts, i.e. Please, don't close questions as unclear because of bad english. Repair them ...
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My question was held off by vote for wrong reasons

I was asking for a clarification. My question was not Homework type. I had worked out a solution myself.
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Is over-vigilant monitoring of questions driving people away from the site?

Now, I know the need to create standards for asking questions. However, particularly for first time users, the ability to ask questions in a way that this forum expects can be difficult, often due to ...
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What makes a question too broad?

I recently answered -How much forward force is exerted by an idling automatic car- but it was closed as too broad. I dont particularly care either way, and I respect the moderators judgment, but its ...
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Why is Phys.SE so restrictive in the Q&A it is willing to accept?

There is already a Physics Overflow. Why then not being more lenient in the Q&A to be accepted in Phys.SE? Mathematics SE has 10 times as many questions. SO leads with +10M questions. Those other ...
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Off-topic question

I posted a question on Phys.SE and the question was closed as off-topic. As a matter of fact I did a mistake when selecting the tags, since I used the homework tag. When I realized that I did a ...
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Can this question about ice be re-opened?

Can ice freeze? I think this question is about explaining physical laws and physical chemistry and also related to "Accepted and/or actively researched theories" which are on-topic. I believe I gave ...
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Should the engineering close vote be changed in light of the new engineering SE site

Questions are regularly closed here because they are considered engineering questions. The current close vote option for this reads: This question is off-topic because it appears to be about ...
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Is this question still too broad?

https://physics.stackexchange.com/q/149004/ was put on hold as too broad, but edited the same day. Now it's been on hold for a few days. Is it still too broad?
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What is the meaning of **effort** that Phys.SE wants in homework questions?

Always do I have seen most of the homework tagged questions are hold, with a close reason to show minimal effort. I thought Phys.SE wanted the asker to show his attempt. But recently, I got amazed ...
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Does “insufficient effort” cover previous SE questions?

There have been numerous questions put on hold as showing "insufficient effort", generally in cases where the question has a simple, easily-found-out answer. But there are also a lot of questions that ...
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(How) do we make it explicit that “please check my work”-type questions are off-topic?

This is an outgrowth of the discussion in chat, following this earlier question by Daniel Sank. I think we, as a community, agree (for the most part) that "please check my work"-type questions are ...
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Experimental Physics & Engineering

I know that most of us are "paper theorists," but I think we need to remember that experimental physics is physics too! We have several tags for experimental physics (with tag excerpts): ...
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why was my question closed ? i did'nt asked any homework question

i did'nt asked any homework question instead i asked the validity of a given formula see this question
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Relevance of biology-related questions

I'd like to discuss the relevance ("on-topicness") of questions regarding the effects of physical influence on biologic organisms, specifically humans. Recently, there have been these two questions: ...
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Why were well-known, valid solutions of the GR “off-topic” or “non-mainstream”? (suggestion)

I've found multiple times the closing of questions about the topic of general relativity/solutions of the einstein field equations. Examples are here and here. These judgement was: "not mainstream". ...
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Should we include other StackExchange sites in the close vote options?

So for those of us who can vote to close, we all know what the close vote system looks like. Particularly, under "off topic" you have homework, personal theories, engineering, other StackExchange, and ...
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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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What is engineering and what is experimental design?

So we have a close reason for engineering questions because selection of materials for building that ultralight in the garage are off-topic. But where is the line drawn between engineering and ...
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Can the flag for migration be generalized?

When flagging a question as needing migration to academia, electronics, signal processing, chemistry, philosophy etc, I end up at Flagging>Closing>Off-Topic>Migration which offers me just two options ...