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Re-asking this specific reference request [duplicate]

A few days ago, I requested reference for TVMF. Unfortunately, this question was downvoted without a reason specified giving no space to improve and inappropriately making the question potentially ...
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Care over closing “duplicate” questions

On a number of occasions, I have seen questions closed as duplicates although the linked question either did not have answers, or had only poor answers, and in some cases it had already been closed (...
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Why was my question closed as duplicate although the linked questions are related to different topics?

I asked this questiion yesterday: Does the shape of the Universe refer to the curvature of spacetime in 5-dimensional space? While I now understand and got good answers, my question was closed as ...
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Should I “migrate” an answer to another SE site?

Not understanding that it was (possibly) inappropriate, I asked a question on Physics SE that was very similar to a question that I had already asked on Aviation SE. Now that I understand that it was ...
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Should I not ask a question on Physics Stack Exchange if I have already asked a similar question on Aviation Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

Is it recommended not to ask a question on Physics Stack Exchange if the same user has already asked a very similar question on Aviation Stack Exchange? I have received a message (from another user ...
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Good answers to duplicate questions

I had a decent answer that received upvotes to a question that was later closed as a duplicate. Since the answer was well received, I thought it would be good to post it to the original question. I ...
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What should I do to prove that my question is not similar to existing questions?

I am getting a notification that this question: If Newton's third law is true, why do things compress? is similar to this question: If Newton's third law is true, why can we sink in sand? ...
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Would it be possible to give 10 minutes warning to people writing answers that the question will be closed or made duplicate in less than 10 minutes?

I had spent some time answering this question, when it was made duplicate by an announcement at the top "this question will no longer be accepting answers". Would it not be possible to give ten ...
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What should be done about a user asking the same question 5 times in two days?

A user has asked five almost identical questions about a misunderstanding of rope tension during the past two days. They are receiving similar answers, but don't agree with or accept any of them. ...
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Question closed as duplicate but question clearly demonstrates understanding of duplicate. Is asking something else

I'm fairly sure I am asking something different than the proposed duplicate. And the question itself demonstrates understanding of the proposed duplicate answer Is there an alternative number to the ...
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Confused over site policy regarding similar questions

I asked the question Confusion over QM Free Particle Propagator - Shankar 5.1 last night and it was closed as a duplicate earlier today, because it is similar to the question Free particle ...
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Should I edit closed or duplicate, but recently active questions?

The title says it all. While surfing through the questions page in Physics SE, sometimes I stumble upon a few closed and duplicate questions which are begging me to get salvaged. Simply put, they ...
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Is there some rule regarding a user posting the same answer at different (but similar) questions?

Recently I found that one user was posting the same answer (copy of a single answer) at different question though they were similar enough for same answer to be posted. So what is the consensus of the ...
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Is it right to post the same answer twice?

The question Why pouring milk from a height makes a chain shape? is marked as a duplicate of the question Wavy stream of liquid. The first one is about the chain-shape of a stream of flowing milk ...
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False duplicate

I asked this question: What is the magnetic field of a radially moving current? "What is the magnetic field of a radially moving current?" It was closed as a duplicate of "Why is the magnetic field ...
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A question erroneously labeled as duplicate

A question was submitted by user929304 titled: Balance of a spinning coin This question is about the case of rolling motion, as in, for instance, rolling down an incline. So you see a coin rolling ...
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Is this really a duplicate (object dropped in liquid)?

This question was considered a duplicate because of a previous question titled "Height of Water 'Splashing'". However, the previous question only considers the height of the splash, whereas answers to ...
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How to respond to an answer to a clearly duplicate question?

I have often noticed that even when a question is an obvious duplicate and it has been pointed out in the comments, some of us are posting answers to such questions without clarifying as to why they ...
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What to do to my duplicate marked question?

I recently asked a question Can't we make big magnetic plate to levitate using gravity?. Maybe late, but I edited the question to prove it unique, but nothing seems to happen. Should I ask the ...
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Wrongly marked duplicate about why decay is random

I am not sure how to raise this issue, but I was looking for an answer to the question How do we know that nuclear decay is truly random and spontaneous?. This is an important question because we don'...
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Is it ok to link my own questions from another SE site?

While I was suspended for low quality questions. I asked astronomy.SE if it would be ok to write some of my low quality questions from here to a higher quality there? They said yes and I did and they ...
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Does the mechanism for marking duplicates change when you reach 50k rep, and if so, can this be avoided?

I voted to close this question as a duplicate, and to my surprise it was immediately closed. The message in the yellow box lists only my name, which makes it sound like my own vote was the only one ...
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Tips for quickly and efficiently searching for duplicate questions on Physics SE

There have been some recent discussions that it's getting increasingly difficult to find duplicates or near-duplicates of questions posted by new users, on the main site. Similar concepts are getting ...
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How can a question be marked as a duplicate if it's been asked **earlier** than a similar question?

This question has been asked 6 years and 10 months ago. How can it be a duplicate of this question, which has been asked 4 years and 4 months ago? Shouldn't the second be marked as a duplicate?
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Is the demise of Stack Exchange (as we know it) ineluctable?

I feel concerned about a thought that I had recently. I am wondering if the current policy about duplicate questions may become problematic in the (very) long term for the health of Stack Exchange. ...
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Two similar-looking mechanics questions are not duplicates

This question about which way a bicycle will move when the pedal is pulled horizontally was closed as a duplicate of this question about how a yoyo will move when it is pulled horizontally. They are ...
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A duplicate question

This question Good books to understand the basics of material science Was marked as duplicate and redirected to Best Materials Science Introduction Book? The thing is, the second question was ...
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Is it OK to copy and paste part of own answer over and over, to answer new questions?

Here I report a subjectively funny case of a person who posts a wall of text over and over, since at least two years, to answer questions. He does modify it in order to adapt it to the asked question, ...
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Prematurely closed “duplicate”

This question, asking why oceans look blue but rivers don't, was closed as a duplicate of another question, which was answered with a good explanation of why large masses of water, including oceans ...
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Question doesn't appear to be a duplicate

This older question Is the magnetic field zero inside an ideal conductor carrying a current? is explicitly about a regular conductor, but has been marked as a duplicate of a question about ...
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Should this question really be marked as duplicate like this? They seem fundamentally different

The excellent answers to the question Why do metals only glow red, yellow and white and not through the full range of the spectrum? are valuable and helpful. I'm not sure why this question should be ...
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I request to write reason if you are marking a question as duplicate to other question

I recently asked a question: Why not Sun's gravity affect angular momentum of Earth? Then QMechanic, a moderator of this web site marked my question as a duplicate of: Tidal force of Sun? ...
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Is it OK to direct many effective duplicate questions to an answer written by myself?

A recurring question on physics.stackexchange is "how do I understand gyroscopic precession?" The actual question may take many different forms, but the underlying problem is always that gyroscopic ...
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Should we add more answers/comments to the original question of the duplicate?

I personally think that the whole point of creating the duplicates is to encourage users to add new answers/comments to the original question of the duplicate. But what really seems to happen is that ...
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How to stop asking duplicate questions?

Whenever I ask a question that is found to be duplicate. If I search the question previously to make sure it was not asked before it does not appear as the language of me and the question is not the ...
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Flagging as duplicate - After someone else has done it & Reviews

Suppose someone has flagged a question for being a duplicate, should I also flag it as duplicate, or does the one flag suffice? (And does this change if it's a duplicate of two questions or more?) ...
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Are two questions that only differ in the desired level of sophistication of the answer duplicates?

This meta discussion is sort of a spin-off from this recent meta discussion about whether or not an asker's age is relevant to a question, and whether or not it should be edited out. Since the issue ...
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Why are people getting angry at questions being marked duplicate?

I'm relatively new to SE in general, so I may be missing something here, but recently I've been seeing a lot of people apparently getting angry that their questions are marked duplicate. Can someone ...
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Why Does Marking a Question As a Duplicate Require the Original Question to Be Well-Answered?

If a recently asked question which is exactly the same as (or is contained in) an old question then why does marking the new question as a duplicate require the old question to have an either upvoted ...
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A way to mark questions as non-duplicates?

I'm new to SE but practically every day I come across constructive, thought-out questions that are very quickly marked as duplicates -- while a simple comparison with the alleged duplicate shows very ...
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Is Physics Stack Exchange even as active as before?

I always get on physics.se in my free time. I've been doing this for around 2 years now. But I feel like, over the recent weeks, the site has slowed down dramatically. There are fewer people answering ...
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Should posts targetted at different complexity levels be marked as duplicate?

The question "What books an undergraduate needs to study to get a clear conception of rotational physics?" has been marked as a duplicate of "What are some good books for learning the concepts of ...
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“Duplicate” not a duplicate

This question asks whether a traveler looking through a telescope will see his earthbound twin moving in slow motion. It is closed as a duplicate of this question, which asks whether a traveler ...
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - Physics

Stack Exchange recently started a collaboration project with the University of Melbourne, in an attempt to improve the automatic detection of duplicate questions. More information on the project and ...
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Repeating question

New user here. I asked this question a few days back. (first post) Relative motion-Acceleration And i did not get a satisfactory answer for the above question. so I framed my question better this ...
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If you don't understand the question, don't vote to close as duplicate of something vaguely sounding the same

Yet again at least 6 people skimmed the first paragraph and voted to close as duplicate before reading the actual question. I rephrased this into the most trivial, obvious manner to make it ...
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Re-asking a Duplicate Question

What should I do if I want to ask a question which has already been asked but does not have satisfactory answers? How can I make the older question active again, or re-ask the question without it ...
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Which duplicated question should be closed?

There were two questions marked as duplicated of each other in the closed votes list today: Why doesn't an electron's charge rip the electron apart? If like charges repel, why doesn't a ...
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Is there a policy about duplicate answers by different users?

If an answer is recognized as a duplicate, is there a policy about that?
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Is this considered bad attitude?

In my post Imagine I'm on a spacecraft that was accelerated to 1.0$c$ could I only move backwards?, I asked something that came into my mind and I wasn't able to find an answer for it here. After ...