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Can my deleted question be reopened?

A question Is the force exerted on the chair transferred to the rope that is pulled on? I asked some time ago was deleted because it did not meet the standard of the Physics Stack Exchange website. I ...
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Can I ask if my calculation is correct? [duplicate]

Let's say I've been working in a calculation which is reasonable simple but I didn't found it done anywhere else. Can I post is in physics.SE and ask what the community think about it? I know in ...
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How can we “make it easier for new users to succeed”?

tl/dr What specific policy changes or behavior changes do you think would lower the barrier to entry for new users represented by the current homework policy? This essay is in response to a recent ...
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How can I make a question on topic? [duplicate]

Why is my question "Electrical resistance calculator question" on hold ? What does this mean ? How can i improve it ? Here is the link to my question Electrical resistance calculator question
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Should we rename the homework tag as “problem-solving”, or such?

The "homework" tag is often controversial among new users who complain that their question isn't from a homework assignment (so they get offended, so edit wars happen, and posts get blocked -- e.g., ...
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Users that post every question in their homework/exams

Everybody who's been here for a while knows that the homework policy is not as advertised. If the exercise is sufficiently interesting, and the OP is sufficiently polite, the question often stays ...
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What's Worse: Posting a HW Question or Answering a HW Question?

I have very recently started participating in SE, and I have (embarrassingly) answered some the HW questions. After seeing some the meta posts of the more experienced users and mods, I now feel pretty ...
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How to address high volume of low quality questions?

I've noticed that there are an awful lot of people who come here, create new accounts to ask their homework questions, get downvoted and closed then leave. Obviously, we have flags, we can attempt to ...
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Purpose of homework tag?

Recently I saw many homework posts rejected. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a decently upvoted homework question. Why is this so? Perhaps it is better to remove the homework tag altogether?
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Why can't deletion by moderators be voted on?

Calculating the height a person can reach in the moon I'm deleting this in accordance with our homework policy. Please do not give complete or near-complete answers to homework-like questions. – ...
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Having trouble understanding how to stay on topic

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: What governs the temperature rise inside an oven? I find myself frustrated with how questions need to be asked... and the pit of 'On Hold / ...
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About the formula wants (Let everyone read this)

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: Kepler's Third Law Why did my question become off-topic? I just wanted to get a formula and said that I will solve it myself. Why aren't ...
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Why is this considered a complete answer?

Recently, an answer of mine was deleted for being a complete answer to a homework-and-exercises question. However, since I did not give the final value of the wavelength, why is this "a complete ...
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Question thought to be a homework question and put on hold

This question was given an excellent answer to address a practical problem. Then it was put on hold. Reasons given were that it's a homework question, and that nothing was done to attempt to solve the ...
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What does “temporarily deleted” mean?

I can't find in the help, or by googling, the meaning of "temporarily deleting" from a comment I'm temporarily deleting this in accordance with our homework policy. Please don't post complete ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

My answer here was recently deleted. https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/148332/by-what-force-does-a-man-attract-earth/148336?noredirect=1#comment309273_148336 I never encountered such ...
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Why can't the Homework policy be more lenient?

Sometimes very tricky problems that require quite a bit of ingenuity are removed simply because they're exercises in physics/maths. Well, what is the fundamental difference asking about a specific '...
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Is this legal to post my physics question here for verification only but not for answer?

Is this legal to post my physics question here for verification only but not for answer? I just want to make sure that my question is on-topic, not off-topic, and fits the rules, like it's not too ...
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Dismissal of Non-Homework Question

Recently, one of my non homework questions for which I'd provided my attempt at the solution and conclusions, was dismissed. The question was clearly not a homework question, and even some of my ...
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Homework Policy and what justifies closure

Reading through questions on the Q&A Stackexchange, I came across this Question regarding rotational mechanics. I'd been confused a few other times in the past by homework closures and had come to ...
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Poll: do you ignore the homework tag?

I want to tackle an teensy tiny bit of the homework debate: How many people set the homework tag on their ignore list as a way to improve their experience of the site? This is one of the arguments ...
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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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Answering “Homework-Like” Questions With Hints

It occurred to me today that I don't know what a good approach is for providing hints to homework-like questions. I cannot find any clear policy on how this should work. The example that brought it ...
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Let's get things rolling again with the homework policy

Okay, so the last time we had a focused discussion of the homework policy was August 2016. Blech. So, let's start thinking about this again. And before you collectively groan, this first post isn't ...
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How to provide working for the question if we don't even know how to proceed in a question?

Most of the time when people ask Homework Related questions they are put on hold.They ask for our work on the question. Sometimes we all face the situation that we don't even know how to proceed ...
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Why my question is put on hold?

I've posted one question here Please guide me. This question is related to electrical self energy from electrostatic but it was put on hold because it was a homework question. So I edited it following ...
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Physics Stackexchange rules?

From help pages: "If your motivation for asking the question is “I would like to participate in a discussion about ______”, then you should not be asking here. However, if your motivation is “I ...
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Why are homework related questions accepted on maths SE more than here?

I have noticed a tremendous wealth of 'homework' style questions on maths SE ranging from simple concepts such as finding variance in some context or very difficult but solvable integrals. All these ...
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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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Automatic comment when voting to close as homework-like?

Would it be convenient to include an automatically generated comment when voting to close a question as homework-like? The way things are set up now, if I see a question that runs afoul the homework-...
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How to automate “not a homework help site” comment?

While reviewing I often have to make this comment: Hi and welcome to the Physics SE! Please note that this is not a homework help site. Please see this Meta post on asking homework questions and ...
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Why is my question on hold, flagged as homework and why the downvote?

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: Shankar Quantum Mechanics: Proof Inverse Of Operators Hi! I don't get why my question was flagged as homework plus a down-vote. It is not ...
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Should question 315730 have the homework-and-exercises tag?

Express Laplace transform of voltage across a capacitor in terms of charge I'd be interested to hear folks' opinions.
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Can a new physical science SE for beginners in physics be created?

Can a simple physics SE be designed for people who have little or no training who are enthusiasts none the less? That way moderators can instant migrate lessor questions there instead of instant close?...
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Add “is your question on-topic” page for new users?

I was looking around on the mother meta, and I saw this interesting post. The second answer mentions this page on stack overflow for new users, where they must check the box at the bottom to confirm ...
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Homework and Exercise Tag

Why is there a complete homework and exercise tag, when all the question asked under that category are termed as off-topic. This tab accounts as the second largest tab but still the moderators down ...
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redirecting off-topic homework-and-exercises questions to appropriate sites

Proposal When homework-and-exercises questions are voted off topic and put on hold then the OP should be directed to the Meta Question which offers a choice of alternative sites. To put this ...
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Could StackExchange serve as a resource for the physics subject GRE?

I recently went trough the marginally pleasant experience of having to take both the general and the physics subject GRE tests in order to apply to graduate programs in the US. I prepared exclusively ...
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Should this “homework-like” question about the AKLT Hamiltonian be reopened, or remain deleted?

It's been suggested via a flag that this question, which was deleted by Community after being closed for ten days, has value to other users asking similar questions. I personally don't understand the ...
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How to ask a practice book question and apology?

I wanted to know how to ask the question from my practice book I add the homework tag and obviously I myself want to know only the concept part and I also give information about what I did and how I ...
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Should we rename the homework policy?

The homework policy is a constant source of confusion for new (and sometimes established) users. We see this confusion, for example, when users respond to closures based on the homework policy by ...
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Homework policy

My main issue with how the site deals with 'homework questions' is about assumptions. I am an A level physics student and I never ask homework questions on this site. However I will ask questions ...
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Replacing the homework policy 1b: what is our scope anyway?

Abstract: Analyzing the data from the last replace-the-homework-policy question was inconclusive. So back to the drawing board, or really back to our starting point: what kinds of questions do we ...
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Replacing the homework policy 1: what existing questions should be on/off topic?

TL;DR: post examples of current questions which are edge cases for the new policy, look through the list, and vote answers UP if you think they should be ON TOPIC vote answers DOWN if you think they ...
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Generalizing the homework policy

In our last chat session two weeks ago (sorry for the delay), we had a discussion about updating the homework policy and homework close reason. I'm making this post to summarize that discussion and ...
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Do practice problems encountered in independent study or exam review get the “homework” tag?

I tagged this question as homework, and the user replied that it wasn't homework, but a practice problem for exam review. In my view, exactly the same question could be asked as homework and exam ...
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Why are questions downvoted without an explanation?

It seems like just giving an answer or asking a question someone doesn't like causes you to lose reputation yet the people who downvote are not required to list why they did so. At this point after ...
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Problem with questions

About five minutes before I posted this, a question came up in the feed asking users to come up with innovative project ideas for a highschool project with a photoresistor. The question had no ...
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I need to know if I can ask some homework problems on here?

This is my first post. I need to know if I can ask some homework problems on here? Not full problems but after I provide my attempt at the problem.
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Why are homework questions not given proper answers and they don't have much value here?

I think you all are still correct but some of us have some personal problems due to which we come to sites like this. I think we should be treated well.