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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 ...
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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