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Shall we force to use SI?

It seems a lot users here will be from USA, but still SI units are standard in science-level physics and may encourage broader participation. What do you think?
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Wikipedia like questions

My feeling is that we will have a lot of "Basic explanation of xxx [theory | principle | ..." questions. What is your opinion about that ? Mine is that we should not hesitate to point to wikipedia (...
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Can I ask several related questions in a single thread?

I have several physics questions, all of which are about the sloshing mode of water. Should I ask all the questions in a single thread, or create separate threads? Return to FAQ index
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Physics subfield tags and general tag rules

Since we have a fairly broad definition for what is allowed for discussion, we'll probably end up with a number of variations on the standard physics subfield tags. What are some general rules we ...
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What to put in the FAQ (the “on-/off-topic” section)?

Half a section of the FAQ can be edited (just copied the image from math.SE): It was recommended we just include the on- and off-topic stuff, e.g. copied from Super User: Super User is for ...
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How basic is too basic?

My own daughter asked - only two days ago - "What is physics"? While that may be a little too simple - there's plenty of definitions easily available - how simple can (or should) we go on this site?