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Why does every post here gets downvoted and disregarded?

Why does every post here gets downvoted and disregarded, even though many users here are not even professional physicists? Much condescension and feeling of self value, for someone as partial, don't ...
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Is a moderator's Approach to Delete the Answer Provided When No Comment Was Possible Consistent with a Metrocracy or Hypocracy?

I found the Physics Meta article How to deal with negative responses on SE due to personal grudge? interesting, because it brought to light the phenomenon where some members of the community are ...
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URGENT MATTER - reopening of question

My question https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/262427/spawning-a-vw-beetle was closed. I dont want to speculate on reasons, as none where given. I here give close-voters a chance to explain ...
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How can we combat arrogance and ignorance on physics stack exchange?

I'm concerned at Meta posts such as this one. That's where a poster claims that an answer to a physics question is "evidently wrong within standard peer reviewed physics" when it isn't. Indeed the ...
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Should the Chat-Rooms Like “JEE Preparation” Be Banned?

I recently noticed that a chat-room called "JEE Preparation" has been made on Physics SE. For those who are not familiar with the JEE, it is short for "Joint Entrance Examination"--which is an ...
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If the community deletes what I know to be an excellent question, is it impolite to gloat? [closed]

A few months back, I posted what I know to be a very insightful question. It was labeled as "off topic" for "reasons" which remain incomprehensible to me. The question has a short answer, which is "...
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Can I ask to have a block or left alone by a user?

I have a user who is always the first to close and down vote most if not all my work if you can call it that. I do not want him on my stuff. I truly feel harassed even though he has not really broke ...
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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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Can we reduce the scientific terms?

Well I think Its my personal problem .When ask a question its answers are in scientific terms and I was unable to understand it . Can you reduce the scientific terms,? and I know it is little bit ...
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How many times can I down vote a particular user over in a given time frame?

There is a user who down votes 90% of the time and that is his privilege. How many time can I down vote him before I am interrupted?
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Should we discourage “canonical” questions with “canonical” answers?

We've recently had John Rennie asking "canonical" questions which he's answered himself: What is time, does it flow, and if so what defines its direction? What is time dilation really? What is the ...
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The downvote option for questions should be removed?

This is not related to Physics obviously, but what I think is that the downvote option to questions on this website should be removed, as on asking a dumb question out of curiosity, the question is ...
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Why are many of my questions closed?

Every time I ask a question on this site, the community deals with it in a strange way, such as closing it, marking it as a duplicate, deleting it, or voting down. I don't know that this only happens ...
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Why do you need 50 reputation to comment on other posts?

It makes no sense to require such high reputation just to add comments. It's possible that trolls can study enough physics to stick around a few days and get good reputation by asking interesting ...
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How to improve this site for the greater good

Lately I have found this community to be very close-minded and unaccepting of any good feature changes. It is like a local-government allowing people to vote, only to later make a decision on their ...

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