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Why frozen and locked topics becomes community wiki

So here is what the locked and closed question banner say. Locked questions: locked by <username><date> at <...
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Duplicate meta-question on duplicate questions

I've read the meta questions on duplicates. This question may well be a duplicate, but there are some unlearned lessons in those answers. Two questions prompted me to raise this issue in meta. If ...
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Issue when people who close a question are (an order of magnitude) less than those who accepted and up-voted question and answers

Based on the case of a question Explanation for this type of (magic-trick) suspension? (on hold) (of course not the only one). Five people (a moderator among them) voted to close the question, which ...
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why was this question marked as off-topic even though i find nothing wrong in it

in this question I asked a specific concept and I have shown all my works and efforts behind it even though it was closed. I just want to know where am I going wrong. see this question and more ...
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Why am I in risk of a questions ban after one duplicate and one closed question?

A moment ago, I wanted to ask a question on this SE about the amount of energy in human blood, but it warned me that I'm in risk of no longer being able to ask questions on this account due to a large ...
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Request for further clarification on question on hold

This question was put on hold recently (and answered in the comments). I do not question the decision but would appreciate further guidance about the particular reason so I can adjust future ...
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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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How much time will it take to review ON HOLD questions?

I have asked a question before 3 days and it was put on hold. After that i have done all the required editing in the question and also put the comment but till now it haven't been reviewed. I think ...
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The role of precedents in closing questions

In deciding whether a question should be closed, moderators and users of sufficient reputation refer to the official physics S.E. policy, and act accordingly. In law, if a particular decision is ...
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Is this question too broad and if so, can it be fixed?

This question was recently closed as Too broad. While I see how that would be the case if the question is interpreted as Explain the entire theories of Newtonian,...
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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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Should my question really be on hold?

I posted this question: Where do these formulas for an object being pushed up an incline come from? I think I showed enough effort, I am not asking someone to do my homework, I am not asking someone ...
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What's Worse: Posting a HW Question or Answering a HW Question?

I have very recently started participating in SE, and I have (embarrassingly) answered some the HW questions. After seeing some the meta posts of the more experienced users and mods, I now feel pretty ...
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Should this astrobiology question be reopened?

Silicon-based life was closed for being off topic. It's possibly an astrobiology question, and was migrated from the old Astronomy.SE. In which case it is on topic by current rules. Probably. (we ...
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Why is this question on rocket motion on hold?

Well I can read the reason why my question was put on hold " ask about a specific physics concept and show some effort" However I wonder if that would be the good action for questions like these. ...
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Is it part of this site's charter to dispel ignorance and raise awareness of science?

This question is inspired by the following question: Is it physically possible to convert matter into the electromagnetic spectrum(specifically x-rays)? The question I put in the title is in part ...
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Can the Loch Ness monster question be reopened?

Have I done enough to improve this question to get it reopened? Coda: If the first comment by WetSavannaAnimal aka Rod Vance had been posted as an answer, I would ...
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Why are estimation questions off-topic?

A recent attempt on my part to re-open an estimation question has failed, so I thought it might be worthwhile to continue the discussion on meta. The original question: Estimate number of hairs on ...
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The gamma^5 question

The question Can one show that ${\gamma^5}^\dagger = \gamma^5$ directly from the anticommutation relations? was recently closed as homework-like. I agree that this is in somewhat of a grey area as far ...
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who says this question really look like a homework?

What/who determines if some questions are homework or not? I believe it's not quite clear that which one is homework like and which one is not! Therefore the mechanism by which some questions are ...
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Is my question “Is everything in the universe discrete” a duplicate?

My question, "is everything in the universe discrete" was quite rapidly put on hold as a duplicate of "does the Planck scale imply that spacetime is discrete". I understand my question might have ...
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Curious why my answer was removed and dissapointed with discouraging newbies

I'm just curious why my answer was removed. I asked the poster some questions about his problem then provided two principles to solve his situation. Q: https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Can't se change? Am I running against a wall of obstinacy?

I just wonder why the questions are duplicated (https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/75524/the-sound-change-the-light?noredirect=1#comment156943_75524 ) ? Because I ask physics things in ...
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Asking purely physics questions

It has not been many days since I joined this site. I thought of using this as to clarify my doubts while doing problems or increase my knowledge in physics. I put questions and ask just to give me ...
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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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Is Such a behaviour appropriate?

This question :https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/74639/boeing-747-crashes-into-a-solid-diamond-skyscraper was highly downvoted, and put on hold recently giving a reason "Primarily opinion ...
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I want a particular moderator's closing rights to be removed [closed]

I asked https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/68176/which-beam-splitting-ratio-has-uncoated-glass-for-420-nanometers-coherent-laserl. Question was closed as not a real question by a particular ...
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Can this question about anomalous dimensions and operator mixing be reopend?

I edited this question to remomve the reference request issue and think it should be reopend now.
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Should /q/59448 be reopened?

The question Has there been a proposed explaination to the observation of wave-particle duality? has been closed as not a real question. While the posting isn't particularly well formulated, the ...
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How do I dispute a moderator's action?

A moderator closed/migrated/deleted a post, and I disagree with this. How should I proceed in getting this reversed? Return to FAQ index
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Can this string theory question be reopened? [closed]

In my opinion (and others said so in the corresponding comments too) this question, asking about some difficulties that occur in investigating the string theory landscape (such as the measurement ...
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Can this wrongly as a duplicate closed question be reopened?

This question, asking about how in string theory the quanta corresponding to the different elementary particles are related to the particular excitations of only one single fundamental string, has ...
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My edits of a questions are wrongly rejected, what can be done about this?

I just edited this question as suggested by David Zaslavsky and Qmechanic to remove the topic of information since the consensus was it is better to ask it in a different post. Removing the ...
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Can this question (which was marked as 'not constructive') be reopened?

This question did get wrongly and prematurely closed: Can physics get rid of the continuum? It is a good, valuable, and constructive question that fits in perfectly with the (more theoretical) ...
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Why is weak questions not allowed?

My question: How do we recognize hardware used in accelerator physics has been closed. It is true, that no answer in closed form can be given. -but I still feel that it is a interesting question, and ...
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why was this question closed?

Why was we don't serve tachyons around here closed? To me is seemed on topic because it asked about the physics in a joke that only physicists would appear to understand.
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Is a shopping advice request off-topic in any case?

A question has arisen if shopping advice posts is off-topic and should be kept closed. Examples: Fairly Broad Spectrum Light Source Options Refractive index liquids: Why hard to buy? Where can I ...
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Posting an answer after a question is closed and migrated?

This question was closed and migrated to Math.SE 20 minutes ago (as of this writing). User Marek posted an answer to this question 15 minutes ago. I thought question closure/migration locks the ...
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A request to reopen my question

I recently asked a question which was closed for being off topic. I have been directed to two links by the moderator: (1) (2) . After going through both the links, I am posting a request here to ...
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Closed question

It is rather strange, that question https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/9993/the-unreasonable-effectiveness-of-mathematics-in-physics that practically reproduces title of talk of (future - 4 ...
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Why my question had been closed?

My question has been closed by a moderator. I wonder, why and can it be re-opened? https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/9651/new-kind-of-progress
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Restrict the word “why” in questions

There's way too many nonsense questions being asked, all starting with the word "why". It devalues the site greatly, making it appear more like a gathering of conspiracy theorists and other crackpots....
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Why is my question closed?

How can a point-particle have properties? I have edited the parts that were open to criticism. It has 4 upvotes, and people who are trying to answer it in the comments. Why is it closed? Should it ...
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Field in physics vs. Field in math

It seems that https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/3710/field-in-physics-vs-field-in-math was closed by the single vote of a moderator. This is unfortunate. There is an actual question there. ...
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On the subject of moderation by single individuals

Possible Duplicate: Can we please let the community close questions? I quit using Physics Forums because of a single case of moderation. I started a thread on the site to do a general relativity ...
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Question closed before moderators could think about it

I've just noticed that my question was closed. Why is it off limits to propose a question asking for the best way to do something that would obviously require energy to be spent. I want to know what ...
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What guidelines should moderators use to decide when to close questions?

Recently, Noldorin has closed three questions that I've noticed: They are a question about using household devices to experiment with electromagnetism , econophysics, and whether a certain definable ...
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My question was closed on Phys.SE. Can you recommend me another internet site where my question might be on-topic?

My question was closed1 on Phys.SE. Can you recommend me another internet site where my question might be on-topic? Here we keep a list of other internet sites that might help students2 of physics. ...

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