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Why aren't my questions marked as hot?

I've asked a several questions (for example, one about gravity waves (3k views) in the two last days With more than 2k views. So not too long ago. There is another question (I don't want with say who ...
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Reputations per view of a question?

Will it be better if a user gets some reputations for views of his question.
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Why ask research level questions?

When you ask a research level question, don't you expect a research level answer. Why would I ask a question that I could answer from a standard text?
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Regarding off-topic questions, what's wrong with my question?

On the page https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/266602 I have asked a question Has the special theory of relativity been disproved theoretically i.e. logically? with the content: Here is ...
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My question is deleted, I am not allowed to ask more questions. Are these really good practices? [closed]

I asked this question which I later learned was apparently preposterous and was heavily downvoted. I was still positive that some one will one day come across my question who will be generous and ...
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Imagination-based questions [closed]

Why doesn’t Physics SE accept imagination-based theory, man? It just makes a person feel so bad when he asked an imagination-based question and it just get closed by higher members (like Qmechanic). ...
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How can an observation, an empirical measurement be considered to be none mainstream theory? [duplicate]

I desire to contribute for the community. I want to work within the community guidelines while contributing original perspectives. Please note that "original perspective" does not automatically equate ...
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Why is the 'Physics' Stack Exchange site closing some interesting questions?

I came to the main site for searching an interesting question about a possible universe inside atoms. Here is a list of questions: Universe inside atom Does our Universe reside in the smallest ...
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How is this a homework problem?

Homework problem ?? How is the problem in the above link a homework problem? Really? In which part of this world has a high school student ever received this kind of problem in "homework"? This is an ...
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Science answers are unlike human-made answers, do you think this SE will work?

If this StackExchange existed before the suggestion of photons, many of the answers would be different, and they would be up-voted. This is unlike a Computer programming question regarding a specific ...
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Community countdown event for March for Science

The March for Science is an event/protest/rally being held on April 22, 2017. The main march will occur in Washington D.C., but there will be marches all over the world and across the United States. ...
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“Mass in Special Relativity” misconception

“Unification of energy and mass ”, when explained carelessly, becomes one of the most dangerous heresies. Ī don’t point my finger to anybody, but many otherwise knowledgeable guys easily write a ...
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More mandatorily-required user details would be useful

I think the concept of reputation should be made more multidimensional. It is useful to have a frame of reference for how trustworthy a user is on this site, but it is also nice to have a frame of ...
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Isn't putting questions on hold similar to putting freedom of speech on hold?

If you think a question is too broad or too complicated, you can comment on it and mention these points, however, by putting a question on hold you are eliminating the probability that someone might ...
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Easing our policy for some topics

At Physics StackExchange, we discuss almost all types of physics topics. Some get more attention and some get less, but it depends upon various things, including our site policy. Our policy has been ...
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Why was [user] suspended for a year? [duplicate]

[User] was suspended for a year. What did they do? Only low-level contributions isn't a reason to suspend anyone. Particularly not for such a long time. And they had a lot of interesting questions, ...
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Is this just an example of an abuse of moderator rights?

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: Is it really true that space is continuous? This question was closed by Qmechanic♦ on the grounds that "This question already has answers here":...
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How can you close a thread on the Relational interpretation because of opinion when there's threads on here about Schrodinger's cat?

Listen to these questions on this forum: Q: Schrödinger's cat question Q: The Bohm interpretation and Schrodinger's cat Q: Is Schrodinger's Cat itself an observer? When was there a Schrodinger's cat ...
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Yet another homework idea

The community won't become a free homework solving service. Furthermore, if homeworks would be allowed, they would be so many, and so LQ, that it would lead to a significant quality decrease of the ...
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Why is [user] again suspended?

I would like to know why [user] is suspended again, this time until Ago 2014. Can anybody explain to me what happened?
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Which criteria rule in Physics?

I admit I'm a little frustrated. Long ago I asked questions from physics that I didn't know the answer to, and these questions were ignored. Now I know a lot of answers. So I asked questions and gave ...
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Should this really be put on hold?

Why are questions concerning the consistency of different parts of mainstream physics with one another considered as questions about non-mainstream physics and put on hold? I asked a question about ...
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Purely mathematical questions

I think questions like this A mirror flips left and right, but not up and down (which is pure geometry) should be moved to Mathematics.
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Should we change homework policy of physics.SE?

All possible sites given by this answer are very disappointing in dealing with question & answer and the Physics.SE is by far the best (with respect to design and with respect to active users ) so ...
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A request to the existing users on the issue of new users

I'm myself is not an old user but not a new user too. The Physics SE is a little different from other sites and even other Stackexchange sites, new users who come over here generally asks about a ...
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How many females visit this site?

Recently there has been a lot in the media about how to get more females into studying the sciences, especially physics and mathematics. I have three related questions that I think may help. Are ...
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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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Isn't it bias to only show good quality/rated questions on the main page?

Definition of bias from Google: prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another I notice that all SE sites tend to show only the highly voted, rated, or ...
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Should people stand behind their posts?

I just had a very dirty trick played on me by another correspondent. I was having a discussion about the Stern Gerlach experiment where I claimed that you cannot split a ray into two dots. First ...
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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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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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Fast successive upvotes and downvotes: Is critical thinking forbidden here? [closed]

There is recently an odd reaction to my questions/answers. I see when somebody dislikes any, it is straightforwardly downvoted $-$ probably by somebody else. Or, when I ask a challenging question, in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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