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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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We should answer/comment more on the original question of the duplicates

The whole point of creating a duplicate is to encourage users to add a new answer/comment on the original question so that it would also address/encompass the subtle differences of the duplicate ...
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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 requires the old question to have an either upvoted or accepted ...
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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 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 ...
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duplicate questions

Who should the onus fall on to check if a question has already been asked, the person who asks the question (who may not have much background in the question they are asking) or the person answering ...
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How to deal with answers to duplicates?

Questions which have been (or are in the process of being closed as a duplicate) often get answers posted anyway. What's the best way to deal with these answers? The problem with upvotes (even to ...
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Canonical question for two masses falling in Newtonian gravity

Some variation of this question gets asked a lot: We have 2 point masses, $m$ and $M$ in a perfect world separated by radius $r$. Starting from rest, they both begin to accelerate towards each ...
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Suggestion: sticky posts for topical questions

I'm pretty new here but I was struck by the number of duplicate questions about gravitational waves in the wake of the LIGO discovery a few days ago. This lead me to wonder, perhaps not uniquely, ...
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“This question may already have an answer here” warning

I have searched meta questions, but I find nothing about what is necessary to do to have the yellow This question may already have an answer here text removed from one's post. It has appeared at the ...
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Redirecting questions related to basic definition/misunderstanding of entropy and black holes

Every 2-3 days a question pops up on the site related to basic definition/misunderstanding of entropy/black holes. In the process of searching for related questions, I find that there are many answers ...
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Adding an answer to a duplicate

I recently asked a question Backyard experiments to falsify the Flat Earth theory which has become much more popular than I originally anticipated, and has since been closed as a duplicate of What is ...
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What can we do about imperfect transitivity in marking duplicates?

Consider the following chain of questions, presented in chronological order: Redshifting of Light and the expansion of the universe Have red shifted photons lost energy and where did it go? Do ...
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Car Color-Temperature Duplicate Declined

The question from today How much difference to interior temperature would a white car roof make? says essentially "My car is hot so I'm thinking of painting the roof white. How much would that affect ...
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When is asking a duplicate ok?

This question: Kinetic theory derivation of viscosity of a gas has an accepted answer. That answer, however, does not contain the amount of detail that I want for a specific part of the question. I ...
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Duplicate of closed question? [duplicate]

Why do bosons and fermions exist? (or, question A) is currently nominated to be closed as a duplicate of Why must fermions be antisymmetric? (question B). This seems fair at first glance, since the ...
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Wrongly marked as duplicate

This question that was wrongly marked as duplicate (has been reopened since) to this question . The marked one asks "How can the unstable particles of the standard model be considered particles in ...
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Can I ask a question that has duplicates, with answers none of which I can understand?

I want to ask a question about the Hierarchy Problem and I searched for previous questions. Each of the duplicates has 1 single answer each, and none of the answers is pitched at my own level, (which ...
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Are sophisticated Astrophysics Q's better asked in the Physics SE or Astronomy SE?

My interests primarily pertain to Astrophysics (and Astrochemistry). This subject appears to have two masters: Physics SE and Astronomy SE. How do I decide where to post, and how would you ...
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How to respond to a pool of existing poorly worded questions without creating a duplicate?

What's the right way to post a self-answered question on a topic which underlies many existing questions? Consider in particular a case wherein many questions have been posed about Topic X. These ...
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Not a duplicate as marked

The post is imagary time a fifth dimension may indeed have been asked before, but the referenced post is not it. That earlier one concerns Hawking's cup to avoid the point in the cone. This one ...
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Does “insufficient effort” cover previous SE questions?

There have been numerous questions put on hold as showing "insufficient effort", generally in cases where the question has a simple, easily-found-out answer. But there are also a lot of questions that ...
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Duplicate meta-question on duplicate questions

I've read the meta questions on duplicates. This question may well be a duplicate, but there are some unlearned lessons in those answers. Two questions prompted me to raise this issue in meta. If ...
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Reopen the «How is angular momentum measured in experiments/in practice?» topic

Moderators @Qmechanic and @dmckee marked it as a duplicate, but it is not so (see How is angular momentum measured in experiments/in practice? ). Linked questions are restricted to fundamental ...
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Do we want and need a set of canonical questions with canonical answers?

This is a proposal that has been discussed to some extent in the h bar chat (especially with @ACuriousMind and @alemi), and a meta post to gauge the response of the rest of the community is long ...
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Marked as duplicate when it is not a duplicate

https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/107091/soft-question-the-best-way-to-learn-physics-road-map was marked as a duplicate to How to learn physics effectively and efficiently when I have ...
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Yet another quantum-entanglement-gives-faster-than-light-communication question

I recently misread this question and wrote a nice answer for what turned out not to be the question at all. I then proceeded to look quite carefully for the question I had actually answered, and I ...
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Why isn't this duplicate closed?

I flagged this question as a duplicate, the flag is marked as helpful. But it didn't get closed, I commented in chat and it's still open.
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Is my question “Is everything in the universe discrete” a duplicate?

My question, "is everything in the universe discrete" was quite rapidly put on hold as a duplicate of "does the Planck scale imply that spacetime is discrete". I understand my question might have ...
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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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Repeating answers in duplicate questions

I recently posted an answer to (1) Why are magnetic fields only produced by moving charges? which was marked as a duplicate of (2) No magnetic field from a static charge - Is there a simple ...