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Should close notices be more specific?

Recently I've asked an off-topic question: How to plot forcing oscillation with damping correctly?. The close notice has only one line of instruction: This question does not appear to be about ...
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The fate of a question decided by a Moderator?

I was wondering how could I improve the question here: non abelian string in QCD? It looks to me the question is not too broad, all sub-questions are related. But one of our moderators puts it on ...
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Where can closed and deleted questions and comments be searched for - and how can deletion be appealed? [duplicate]

I have a question that was deleted and some closed when I was just getting started as an author (again here after many years). I did not think the closure and deletion was fair, but I had no ...
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Reopening a question about the recent LIGO event

My recent question about the significance of further LIGO events was appreciated, it appears, by all but five people. I'm lobbying for reopening. This question is not too broad--it's exactly ...
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Allowance of Computational Physics questions

I know this is a frequently discussed topic but I am not happy with the current stance of treating Computational Physics related questions as "Off Topic". A couple days ago I asked this question (...
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Can anyone show me any mathematical equation in duplicate?

This is my question Why do some people claim that quantum physics and General relativity theory will never get along? This is what it called duplicate: A list of inconveniences between quantum ...
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A slight confusion in resubmitting of a closed question (a genuine attempt to re-word the original)

I asked a question, but it was declared a duplicate of this, this and this, but none of them answered what I originally had in mind. [probably my mistake, the question must have been poorly worded]. I ...
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Resubmitting question

If my question was marked as unclear and I have reworked it what needs to be done to either: Get it approved Or Resubmit it.
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Good examples of turn-around questions that get closed → fixed → reopened and answered

I just watched the question Why is 2 a pseudoreal representation and there is no 2-2-2 anomaly? turn around from being fundamentally ill-posed, under-researched and essentially unanswerable in its ...
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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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Why is my question on hold, flagged as homework and why the downvote?

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: Shankar Quantum Mechanics: Proof Inverse Of Operators Hi! I don't get why my question was flagged as homework plus a down-vote. It is not ...
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Why is there so little answering of elementary physics questions?

I have begun to notice that it's nearly impossible to get answers for queries on classical mechanics concepts on this website (despite them involving advanced ideas). While say a quantum mechanics ...
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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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Repeating question

New user here. I asked this question a few days back. (first post) Relative motion-Acceleration And i did not get a satisfactory answer for the above question. so I framed my question better this ...
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How are these two questions duplicates?

I recently saw that this question has been closed as a duplicate, and I couldn't disagree more, but for some reason it has passed review with a Leave Closed outcome. The currently-closed question ...
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Very disappointed by my experiment on this site

I am very disappointed by my experiment on this site. Four days ago, I posted this question: Numerical simulation of the double-slit experiment including watching the electrons . After less that 24 ...
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Is Physics SE being targeted by people opposing the modern view of physics, and so called myth busters?

I have only been a member for a few months, but find the site both very good, and pretty fair. Not saying all is perfect, but enough good, imo. I looked to see if there was a similar question to the ...
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How can I challenge if I think my questions are unfairly closed or put on hold?

I think I my questions have been clear enough and still they have been put on hold, or closed. There are a couple of members who are always among the close voters. Is there a way I can stop this bias? ...
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Question with a lot of discussion in comments remains closed for being unclear

I would like to enquire about this post I have made on StackExchange Physics- Conformal group in 2D being a subgroup of Diff x Weyl - Polchinksi's 'String Theory' This post was closed ...
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How is my TV question “unclear what you are asking”?

The question in question is: What is the optimal distance to sit from a TV? I can see how there are several issues with it: You could argue that it is off-topic because it does not only involve ...
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How can I revise my 'running in zigzag' question to be on topic?

I posted this question. Is running in a zigzag helpful in avoiding being shot by an arrow? It has at least 7 upvotes, and the answer has at least 6 upvotes. I want to give the answerer a bounty. I ...
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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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Can we post question answer in a form of article?

Some days ago I gave answer to my own question " what is dark matter and dark energy ", it was actually a copy of an old question asked months before. Now my concern is that I wanted to share some ...
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What can be done in order to re-open a closed question?

I recently asked a question that was originally put "on-hold" (you can look at the question here: https://physics.stackexchange.com/q/245079/). Now, I’ve read the homework policies several times, in ...
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How can I reopen it?

What will be final velocity of three charges $q$, $q$, $2q$? How can I reopen it? All concepts come out from questions. If I know how to solve it, I would know concept automatically.
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Why are “homework questions” redundant?

I have already two questions on-hold and closed because they were considered as homework questions. I think these people are exaggerating. Who told these people that my questions were about homework ...
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Answer received Bounty but got closed/deleted?

I agree that high amount of Low Quality posts are preventing to use much time for each review tasks, and thus produces a deleting habit. But what is the point of closing/deleting posts, which has ...
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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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Adding an answer to a duplicate

I recently asked a question Backyard experiments to falsify the Flat Earth theory which has become much more popular than I originally anticipated, and has since been closed as a duplicate of What is ...
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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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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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Unclear remark that my question is unclear

What's wrong with this community? Only here, I am experiencing such blunt closing. https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/224413/if-spacetime-is-discrete-what-would-space-expansion-mean -- This ...
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Why more than a thousand views for my 'closed' question?

I had asked this question some time back. What I intended to know was understood perfectly by the person who has answered it. Since then, the question has been viewed a thousand times earning me a '...
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Network science can be a branch of physics

I asked a question about some natural network and after about one hour the question came "On Hold". A similar thing happened here. There is many physicists that work on this area, such as ecology ...
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Duplicate of closed question? [duplicate]

Why do bosons and fermions exist? (or, question A) is currently nominated to be closed as a duplicate of Why must fermions be antisymmetric? (question B). This seems fair at first glance, since the ...
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Why was my question closed?

My question was put on hold 5 days ago. https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/206880/the-mechanics-of-accelerating-a-massive-body-in-a-vacuum The mechanics of accelerating a massive body in a ...
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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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Homework questions physics

Just joined a week ago and wondering how homework questions should be dealt with. Maybe this is covered already but I noticed a sizeable amount of kids are getting sharp "don't bother me" type ...
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How can I apply for an “on hold” problem to be re-opened?

This question was put on hold recently, which was reedited and adjusted by myself. I do not question the decision but would appreciate any discuss on this issue. Also I would like to apply the ...
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Undeleting my removed post

My post Gravitational shifts of frequency in general relativity and classical physics was first closed by five users, and finally deleted as “off-topic”. This post has consisted in a comparison ...
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What is the recommended process to ask for a review of an updated question?

My original question here: Model Selection in Physics was put on hold because it was too broad. I understand the reasons behind the decision, and have updated the question subsequently with several ...
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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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When is a question too philosphical?

In general I would like to know if there is some criteria to consider certain thought experiments or questions to be better suited for philosophical discussion rather than physics discussion. The ...
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Why my question is hold on?

I asked at: Sum of energy from torques of several disks in double rotation It is on hold, but I don't find another forum or question where this problem is resolved. It's possible to use lower number ...
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Off topic review: How to feed a small black hole against 1 TW Hawking radiation pressure?

My question was put on hold and closed: https://physics.stackexchange.com/q/140955/ Reason given was: "We deal with mainstream physics here. Questions about the general correctness of unpublished ...
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My on-hold Question not being reviewed or responded to after edit and 2 comments I made

2 days ago a group of people Listed here:"Red Act, Brandon Enright, Danu, JamalS [and] John Rennie" put my question on hold as off topic. I refuted their claim that I was off topic and gave 2 quotes ...