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Update the SE documentation to clarify how many votes are required to close a question

Right now, the main Stack Exchange documentation says that five votes are required to close a question, except for a list of networks that does not include Physics SE. But this Physics Meta SE post ...
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Why accepting edits with edit privilege should not be immediate

If a user suggests an edit, two users with access to the review queue are necessary to validate the edit, even if the first user has the "edit applied immediately" privilege. Why is that so? ...
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Is there a way to hide a question for editing?

I was dissatisfied with one of my own questions due to a lack of clarity and focus, which became clear after other users provided comments, but I thought that it could be worked into an interesting/...
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Avoid display of closed questions

I routinely check for new questions with tags I follow, using https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged?tab=Newest&tagMode=Watched. Given my Watched tags, that list often is clogged with ...
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Updating links upon site migration of https://www.mat.univie.ac.at/~neum

Many links on the SE physics site presently go to my old web address: http://www.mat.univie.ac.at/~neum and https://www.mat.univie.ac.at/~neum This web site migrated to a new place, http://arnold-...
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Is it possible to have the editor and preview in a side by side mode? Or maybe just a scrollbar in the preview?

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: A new way to define matrix-vector products, to relate physical fundamental constants and units of measure I'm trying to convert my post to ...
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Add a vote *not* to close button to counter the vote to close for questions that might have dissenting votes

To close a question that might be conceived to be against homework policy, or lacks clarity only 4 users need to vote to close it. But some obscure questions might be unclear to a majority of the ...
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Should we require that circuit questions include a circuit diagram?

I posit the following: Most circuit questions on this site can be easily answered by drawing a circuit diagram, so asking a circuit question without a diagram often bumps up against the homework ...
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Do you think downvote feedbacks would contribute to the site?

This topic was discussed many times before but I hope to inspect it a bit differently. I think it would be awesome if everybody knew why a question was down-voted. That way everyone could see the ...
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Maybe add an indicator showing level of question

There is an existing discussion/request for a system to tag or otherwise indicate level of questions: Can we have a level-of-question tag please? Differentiate research-level questions? The idea is ...
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Can we add on the help page which badges can be obtained multiple times?

The help pages for badges list them all, nice, but it is unclear which badges can be obtained multiple times. Could this be indicated, please? For some this is rather obvious, like, "Enlightened: ...
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Bounty reimbursement

There are sometimes rather low quality questions appearing in the bounty section. Today these are this and this. In my opinion both require quite a bit of work (such as a discussion in the comments) ...
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When there is a large number of comments, why not rearrange them as pages?

When there is a large number of comments, why not arrange them as pages instead of moving them to chat area? At the bottom of the comment area, just leave a sequence of numbers from 1 to the last page ...
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Could we link the "Image equation to TeX" question from TeX SE somewhere?

It has been discussed before that one should not post images of text or formulas. However, many users still do – probably because they consider typing all this text too much work, which to some degree ...
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Feature suggest writing chemical elements on Physics.SE [duplicate]

On occasion, questions / answers / comments on physics.se deal with chemical elements. An example for this may be to discern between the isotopes of carbon, C-12, C-13, and C-14. I would like to ...
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Why there's no tag of quantum chaos in physics.stackexchange.com?

Why there's no tag of quantum chaos in physics.stackexchange.com?
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Can you follow other users? [duplicate]

Suppose you are interested in another users content (maybe he/she's a professor or you have a lot in common) and you want to keep updated with their questions/answers/content, how do you follow others?...
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Flag questions that are actively being answered when voted for closure and postponing the closing until submission

Quite often I spend a lot of time and effort to put together an answer to possibly not-so-robust questions (lacking details or an unclear question) only to be closed before I can submit. It is ...
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A toolbar for MathJax commands would be helpful

As I was just writing my answer, I felt the need for the in-built MathJax toolbar for ease in writing equations and formulas without adding commands like \pi R^2 inside double $s. It will just create ...
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Would the braket extension in MathJax v3 be appropriate and useful for this site?

Since our math editor is currently on the news, here's one aspect worth considering. One thing that's been pointed out on the Meta.MathOverflow threads (here and here) is that v3 of MathJax has been ...
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A better system for close voting

In my close vote queue, I sometimes get questions on high-level quantum mechanics or general relativity that I don't know enough to judge. This is annoying to me personally but on a larger scale, it ...
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Tags for calibrating answers to the level of question

A problem I find with the site is that often answerers don't know how to calibrate an answer to the level of the questioner. This was both good and bad for me personally as I'd get insight into topics ...
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Animations for answers: Would "source code" be a solution?

In many cases an animation would make an answer much clearer. Here on Physics Meta there was already the question if it is possible to add animations to answers. A comment suggests using animated GIF ...
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New tag "Physical quantities"

I would like to ask a question about function quantities, but I didn't find any adequate tags. If I didn't miss something, it might be useful to introduce a new tag, for example "physical ...
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Using chemical formulas

Using chemical formulas I've tried using, now be careful: dollar-sign backslash letter "ce" opening-brace chemical-formula closing-brace dollar-sign. Unlike on Chemistry, it is not working ...
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Is "check-my-work" defined to be off-topic in the site's help? (Should it be?)

On a recent question, there was some discussion in the comments about "homework-like" and "check-my-work". With regard to the latter, the OP pointed out that "check-my-work&...
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What happened to the 'Related' sidebar? [duplicate]

Previously, whenever I asked a question, there used to be a 'Related' tab on the right side. It used to display links to a lot of related posts. Now, I cannot see the tab 'Related' anymore. It was ...
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Recommending migration pathway to HSM.SE for questions

In closing questions to transfer to another site of SE, so the "Belongs to another site of SE" option, there is no ready option for the HSM.SE, a really crying need: cf. this question, a ...
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Why don't we add the option "other sites" in the close votes option?

We all know that some questions are posted in PSE but they should belong to another Stack Exchange site. When you vote to close a question, via Close question > A community specific reason > ...
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Why is nothing displayed under the 'Related' sidebar? [closed]

Previously, whenever I asked a question, there used to be a 'Related' tab on the right side. It used to display links to a lot of related posts. Now, I can still see the tab 'Related', but no ...
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Should 'newbie' questions be allowed to be deleted by the contributor without oversight?

'Vets' will probably know where this is leading to as most of us have experienced it at some point (it's not my first time!) Yesterday a new contributor posed a well-formed question (about a steady-...
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Please make MathJax formatting more discoverable to new users [duplicate]

feature-request: please make MathJax formatting more discoverable to new users, by adding it to the post formatting wizard. The Stack Exchange dev team recently released a new version of the Ask page, ...
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Have we thought about replacing the negative 'downvoting' of questions with a positive 'requesting clarification'?

Facebook eliminated the dislike for a reason. My personal experience is just wanting to quit after a question gets to -3 for reasons unknown. Downvoting of a question is an inherently negative ...
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Meta-commentary in questions should sometimes be allowed

I've edited in a 'meta-comment' into this question, which was rolled back by a moderator: Note: answer accepted for sake of closing the question, though parts remain unanswered, and will be ...
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Ability to bookmark an answer

Sometimes I see some answers which are really good and I'd like to save. Similar to how we follow questions I'd like to have the ability to 'save' answers implemented in this site
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Should votes be made visible only upon request?

It appears to me that questions/answers receive votes at a rate quite positively correlated with the votes they already have (of course, this only applies for a certain period of time, I am not ...
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Should we have a tag for quantum technologies?

I just noticed that there is not "quantum-technologies" tag on physics.SE. There are various related tags such as quantum-computing, but many other realizations of quantum technologies also do not ...
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Introducing the possibility of creating folders in the favorites section

It is my first question on meta, and I am not sure if this is the right place for this. I tried to see if it is possible to create folders in the section of favorites, to organise the related ...
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Abbrevation and/or warning for $\langle$ and $\rangle$ commands

There are so many quantum-related posts that do not use the $\LaTeX$ commands for the Bra and Ket in Diract notation. I see a lot of this: $$ | \psi > , \quad <n|n>, \quad <E_m|H|E_n>,$...
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Feature Request: Verified Users

I want to suggest a feature i.e. verifying some trusted users and giving them a badge.This will help the new users to trust the good answers given by them.
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Add a link and hint to use MathJax to the new question dialog

We like to see MathJax used on Physics SE for equations, but at present when you are typing in a new question I think there is no on-screen link to the MathJax "guide" or a reminder to use ...
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Feature Request: Dark Mode

Would it be possible to implement a "Dark Mode" on the Physics Stack Exchange as is being trialed on the Stack Overflow? I personally would prefer that viewing mode. Use the upvote on this comment to ...
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Is it unreasonable to expect feedback for writing an answer from the asker?

I find it quite frustrating if I write an answer and don't receive any feedback. On stack exchange the feedback is designed to work in the following manner: By accepting an answer. By providing ...
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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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A suggestion box for downvotes (and upvotes, if necessary)? [duplicate]

I think that the main reason for a downvote is to convey that a post is not up to the mark, or does not show proper effort on behalf of the person who posted it. In other words, a downvoted post has ...
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Extracting a professional account from my existing contributions: Is it supported and wanted?

This question is about something I expected to have been asked before, but I could not find anything, neither on physics.SE nor on general meta. Apologies if I have missed something. I started ...
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Instead of just down-voting a new post, can't the same person care to explain why? [duplicate]

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: How to exactly evaluate the Magnetic Field associated with the given Electric Field in a lossy medium? My question here is that instead of just ...
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Badly formatted questions and answers

There are several questions like this one, which have basic formatting issues. I'm not talking about formulas, which are not in MathJax, but rather no punctuation (not the case in the linked question)...
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Is there any way to know how many users are currently online at a given time? [duplicate]

Usually I find that maximum traffic occurs on this site around (8:00 pm to 4:00 am, as per Indian Standard Time (IST, UTC+05:30)), but I don't have any concrete data related to it. So Is there a way ...
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Is there any way to retract my suggested edit?

I often suggest tag edits in which I add the homework-and-exercises tag to homework like questions. In some cases, these questions are closed as off topic even before my edit is reviewed. So, in that ...
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