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Why is the new CAPTCHA troubling me from posting questions?

Frustrating! The new CAPTCHA really begger's description. First, they want to type a number for verification, then they ask to copy a big code and to paste it. Then what?? Nothing happens! 2 minuites ...
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Are questions asking for confirmation of a method off-topic?

I have asked a question relating to how I have approached a problem. My reason for asking the question was my answers seem to be unrealistic. The question is here: How to calculate force on a string ...
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Chat tutorials?

I recently took a bit of stick for suggesting that the Minkowski metric was an easy way to understand special relativity, and this morning I suspect I've managed to be more confusing than helpful ...
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Why this question has been closed?

Why this my question has been closed? https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/109273/is-this-picture-of-the-universe-valid
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Policy on closing/holding/duplicate questions of the type “why positve and negative charges attract”

Example this question was closed as duplicate. It is a duplicate as a question and when one goes to the link one finds a good answer in fairly theoretical terms, the first part not really geared ...
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“Develop method by which to see electronic display in sun-light”, help me to make this engineering question into physics

I would like to be able to see a display such as computer screen or mobile phone display in sunlight. This question is more about engineering so have to refine this somehow. It consists of novel ideas ...
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Standardizing $\latex$ use on the site to make searching for formulas easier

Is it possible to publish/link to/include a guide or a reference to a preferred guide to writing LaTeX on the site so that (if possible) searching by formula would be easier? That's pretty much it...
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Help us call for proposals for the SE Fellowship on your blog, site or listserv

The SE Research Support and Fellowship Program launched recently with our very own experienced and highly respected users reviewing fellowship applications. To make the program a success, we need ...
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Low-quality answers

A bunch of answers just came into the low quality review queue (coincidentally, many by the same user...) and they all share one characteristic: they are incorrect, but they do attempt to answer the ...
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Where are the community guidelines in dealing with plagiarism?

Plagiarism online is something of a plague. What guidelines does this site set itself in detecting and dealing with such cases? Are there any? And if so, can someone point me towards it?
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Examples of the questioner going the extra mile

I'm trying to improve my penning-down-a-question skills. I have been through the guidelines and this great meta post. I was hoping to get some examples (/list) of a well phrased question. In order to ...
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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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Community♦ Gifted questions

On Community♦'s page if says and I quote : {Randomly poke old unanswered questions every hour so they get some attention} What algorithm is used for this random throws of questions ? Does it bring ...
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Why not make it possible to accept 2 answers instead of 1?

In many occasions, one find more than one correct answer, or that 2 answers complete each others in such a way that both answer the question posted. In such situations one tend to mark both of them ...
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Can we make a “new idea” tag possible duplicates

Possible duplicates: Capturing theoretical-physics crowd with Research Level Tag Also Can we make a theoretical-physics tag? Cane we capture the I was reading or I was watching a video and question ...
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Proposed Tag: 'derivation'

Would a 'derivations' tag be useful? i.e. for questions asking about the derivation of established laws and equations. In my experience, understanding derivations (at least of college-level physics ...
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Should we curate a “bogus science” wiki or similar?

A recent answer and subsequent comment discussion revealed there are possibly many bogus science sources on the web that are apparently invading the SE network. I understand that downvoting plays a ...

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