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“Questions” containing links to the most relevant questions

The "Related questions" list does a great job in presenting the most upvoted (and whatever other parameters are used) questions related to a subject, and the subgroup of linked questions, when present,...
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Why no reputation for good comment?

We should also encourage good comment, since not everyone is willing to write a long detailed answer, they may provide thoughts which is also very important. Also comment is the start of a deeper ...
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Why isn't a description of Physics SE's scope on the front page?

That would be really really useful. This is a problem with a lot of SE sites, but let's fix this here. If real estate on the front page is the issue, how about a small link: "scope of this site"?
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Can I increase the bounty amount over time?

Can people be able to increase the amount of bounty after they put the bounty on a question? If there isn't, I think it should be because when a question still stays unanswered after you put a bounty ...
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Adding “Non-mainstream physics” to the answer deletion/flag reasons

Okay, so we have the question VTC reason of "we deal with mainstream physics..." yadda yadda yadda. And everyone is grateful for it. But what about answers? Surely everyone would agree that we don't ...
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What happens after death?

What will happen with my SE account after my death? Is there something that eg. warn foture users not to try contact with me, because I'm dead? Would my account be deleted for preserving servers ...
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Should we be notified when an edit has been made to an answer we have recieved?

Once I asked a question. I recieved an answer but didn't like it entirely. I offered a bounty. The days went and I recieved no answer. One day I happened to go to the question and the previous answer ...
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Flagging question as belonging to another SE site

When flagging a question Physics SE, one can select This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network and then one further has the options to choose from meta.physics....
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Should there be a special section for non-mainstream physics?

I know that this place does cannot peer review the many "pet theories" out there. These things get asked here quite a lot. Information about this is detailed in the wiki. What I am asking is: should ...
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Bordermatrix in MathJaX

It would be nice to be able to make matrices with column and row names using \bordermatrix{} Producing something like this: This has also been requested on Cross ...
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Option “take this to the chat” earlier

after about 10 comments to and fro in a short time, SE suggest to "take the discussion to a chat". Often, that would have been useful about 10 comments earlier. Is there a way to make this appear ...
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Should there be self learning tag?

I have seen self learning tag in mathematics Stack Exchange. But this tag is not there in physics Stack Excahnge. I think there are many students who are learning new stuff by there own without help ...
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How do I find the chat room?

I once managed to chat with someone instead of writing a lot of comments because the site proposed that to me. I have a really hard time finding and using the chat on this site. Maybe one could make ...
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Questions and Answers as Downloads

I don't know if Physics.SE or other SE sites have this feature. If they don't, I suggest a new feature. Can we have the questions and answers available as downloads. We can simply save the html file ...
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Giving feedback to elaborated or useful answers

I have found myself in a position where I posted quite an elaborated answer, but got no notice from the OP. Let's say the question remains open and no comments from the OP. Sometimes I feel prone to ...
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Everyday physics tag?

In the question why popcorns become soft after popping the tag popcorn was suggested. I think it would be nice to have a more general ...
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Linked Questions across different StackExchange

I was thinking about a whole family of grey questions that the SE structure kind of makes difficult to answer. If there are problems which overlap with two areas, say Physics and one of the ...
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I am looking for a online text editor just like physics stack exchange

I hope this question is suitable for discussing here. I've been hanging around on PSE, I found the text editor of this site is very good and simple(Markdown+Mathjax). I hope to find an online editor ...
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add another reason for closing

When voting for closing , the reasons one can check are: duplicate, off topic, unclear, too broad, primarily opinion based. This question though is just too low level in physics and displays a lack ...
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Strikethrough in Jatex

How do I perform a strikethrough on some text I've posted in a question ? I've tried \sout and a few others to no avail. The advanced help page in the editor doesnt provide any assistance either. ...
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Why can we not downvote comments, when we can upvote them?

Simple as that. I think that since we can only upvote comments, it leads to skew, where comments, even if they are unhelpful or inaccurate cannot be downvoted. Given that the whole mechanics of this ...
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Should we include other StackExchange sites in the close vote options?

So for those of us who can vote to close, we all know what the close vote system looks like. Particularly, under "off topic" you have homework, personal theories, engineering, other StackExchange, and ...
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Raising the privilege limit for tag creation from 300 to 1k?

I have observed .3k users creating a lot of new tags that often in the end have to be manually remove again, which are time consuming for editors, and which, in turn, create unnecessary extra traffic ...
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How can I see rendered MathJax/LaTeX when reviewing edits?

Posts from new users often requiring edits that add LaTeX code. When I review edits from users that add such code, all I see on the LHS and RHS are the raw LaTeX codes, such as ...
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How to write equations with automatic equation numbering like \label{ref} in latex? [duplicate]

$$ \begin{align} a = b \label{my equation} \end{align} $$ Equation \ref{my equation} is my equation. I plan on editing my question Alternative representation of the covariant derivative? to ...
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How tell the difference between the following modes of unresponsiveness to your question: unnoticed, unanswerable, trivial, confusing, or apathetic?

How does one distinguish between any of the following reasons why he or she has not received a response to his or her question: (1) The question is unnoticed by many. (2) Not many feel confident or ...
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Why is there a down voting option on this website?

Would it be better that there is only marking up for the questions asked to eliminate the probability that some people would just like to vote others down no matter what the answer? The best answers ...
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Can we get a 'skip flag' button in the 10k review tools?

Re the answer review page you reach by clicking on the number in this yellow square: I can't see a Skip option. The only way I can make answers disappear from this page is by flagging them in some ...
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Tikz in the question

I wish to add a tikz diagram to one of my questions, but the website doesn't seem to compile. Some help please?
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Edits must be 6 characters long

Previously the question concerning edits of 6 characters was asked Editing tags not allowed because not 6 characters?, however the answers provided were not satisfactory for the question. It is often ...
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Is our site due for a redesign?

So many of us agree that the new not-black topbar looks awful on Physics.SE. One solution to this would be to change the top-bar to reduce the discord, as has been done on scifi.SE and askubuntu.com (...
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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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Help! There's a giant ugly thing on top of the page!

As you probably noticed, there is a new top bar implemented on this site. This is part of a network-wide experiment in... UI design I guess? Details on The new top bar is out on meta. Consider it a ...
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SciComp migration option?

There have been a number of posts recently that I wanted to mark for migration to the scicomp.SE site (e.g., this recent one on RK4), but the only options for migration are this meta site and the math....
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Feature: A section for sharing observations and explanations in a non-question format

Have any of you read the book "The Joy of x"? Or "How things work"? Many people find these to be fascinating & eye-opening, and sometimes the first time they found these topics to be interesting ...
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Physics.SE color layout change

Most of the questions here are about the content, and not about the layout of the site. (Which is good, content >> layout, in terms of importance). I'm new in SE, as you can probably see, however, I ...
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The present status on the book policy

The last time I asked for a book in Book on optics in curved space-time , the question was closed as being 'primarily opinion-based'. David Z explained clearly why it was not appropriate and suggested ...
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Should we allow embedding videos in questions or answers?

The question hit me when I saw this question which I know two brilliant youtube answers for it. I already posted my answer, but it would be much nicer if I could embed and include the videos in my ...
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Can we have a magic link to the homework policy?

I just stumbled on this fantastic list of magic shortcuts: Supported magic links: [meta] – link to the current site's Meta; link text is the site name (e.g. "...
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Please disable the editing feature

Well, the community really doesn't like editing, even good ones, and now supports crackpottery, there;'s no point of the editing feature. Please disable it to avoid such nonsense in the future. ...
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Why aren't badges removed?

Why aren't badges removed in some cases? For example,when I downvote a question and remove the downvote I get the badge.
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A request to allow links to be opened in a new tab

Often when working my way through a question or answer there are several links in the middle of the text for references. It would be nice if I could click on that and not lose my place on the page I ...
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What rules do moderators follow in deleting comments in an ongoing discussion?

I recently asked a question on meta "Will my account be closed like that of [insert-here-the-user-who-shall-not-be-named] if I stop participating on Physics SE?". It was being downvoted so I added a ...
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One line Reason for Suspension

Everything is very conveniently hidden behind the Moderator Agreement. I Understand that there are Privacy Issues, especially In cases where there is use of abusive language. While precise details of ...
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It is hard to improve suggested edits to tag wikis

Arnold Neumaier pointed out, in this question from some months ago, that there is no "Improve" button for tag wiki edits that show up in the Suggested Edits review queue. This affects users between ...
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Can the flag for migration be generalized?

When flagging a question as needing migration to academia, electronics, signal processing, chemistry, philosophy etc, I end up at Flagging>Closing>Off-Topic>Migration which offers me just two options ...
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A migration path to Math Overflow?

Since list questions aren't allowed here, e.g. this, and recieve imediate closing, even locking, and a meta post against it, maybe such questions could be migrated to Math Overflow, where such ...
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Add an off-topic migrate to Chemistry.SE close reason

There are quite a few questions recently which are off-topic here and belong to Chemistry.SE Should we add that to the migrate options? E.g. question : https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Transfer question from electrical engineering

I don't have rep on that site so could someone consider moving https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/79447/can-a-circuit-be-powered-from-earth-with-a-return-ground-on-mars to physics SE? It ...
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Are we missing an off-topic close reason

We seem to be missing an off-topic close reason. I think. Unless I'm missing something. When I select off-topic, I can choose from: homework with insufficient research engineering fringe rather than ...

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