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Why I cannot ask question? [duplicate]

I cannot post a question anymore! What can I do to solve this problem? I think somebody did not like my questions and finally, a m... f... kills me. I do not have a lot of time. What can I do?
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Seeking attention towards the unanswered questions [duplicate]

Is there a way to re-iterate the attention of the readers towards my questions which remains unanswered for a long time? Can I ask them again?
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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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Discouraging screenshots of questions - at least the textual part

[This was originally posted as an answer to another question and was transformed into a question following a comment to this effect.] To discourage rapid postings of the type alluded to in another ...
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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 to flag for “lack of basic research” questions? [duplicate]

There have been a variety of questions that shouldn't be allowed under current site rules because they are very clearly lacking basic research - 2 minutes on google would probably help them with their ...
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Which answer should we accept if multiple answers address the question?

If a question I asked gets answered by multiple users. And all of them solve the question satisfactorily, which answer should I accept? Should it be the one that was posted first (first come first ...
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Rethinking the “too broad” criterion

I was sad this morning to see Gil Kalai's great question about the role of rigor closed for being too broad. I was even sadder this afternoon when Prof. Kalai's narrower follow-up question, was also ...
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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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Is it proper to ask about the preferrence of units?

I would like to seek an answer to the following question but am not sure if my question will be considered as off topic: I read that bond angles are almost always measured in degrees instead of ...
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What does “protected by…” below a question mean?

I've noticed (already a long time ago) that below certain questions one can read **protected by...". I never quite well understood why this is written there. So my question is: Why is the statement "...
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How does one know if his question is non-mainstream?

How can one know if his or her question is non-mainstream? Just by asking it? Or is it supposed that the one who asks knows that for him/herself?
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Is new physics a bad fit for Stack Exchange?

My interest is in new physics, from the point of view of propulsion, and experiments that can confirm or disprove related new hypotheses. New physics attracts people who want to casually speculate and ...
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A moderator understood and answered my question but put it was put on hold as unclear?

I asked this question Zero Radiation Nuclear Bomb Possible? and a moderator completely understood my question, provided an answer and mention he would like to see other answers, but it still got put ...
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How to delete my question?

I want to delete my question. But i am not able to delete it? How to do that?
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Ping/Reference a user in the core text of a question

One more question. Is it OK to reference a particular user in the text of a question (right at the end of the post with an @), just to be sure that that user gets to read my question (he receives an ...
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Approved/OK form of cross posting

Let us say I have (and I have!) a very technical question related to the (proper) mathematical formulation of physical theories. Should I ask it in one section only (let's say mathematics) and wait ...
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Massive downvotes of some questions

On occasions, some questions (usually posted by less experienced users) get massively downvoted - say, score of -5 or less. Given the reputation cannot go below 1, is there a practical site ...
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Why are all questions I visit from other sites protected by Qmechanic?

I normally only come when clicking on some questions from other StackExchange sites. Every time the questions are protected by user Qmechanic. Is that something like the Community user? I don't see ...
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Should we vote to close old questions?

I believe some old questions would be quickly closed if asked today (e.g., What is sound and how is it produced? in my opinion is too broad and shows too little prior research effort). What should ...
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Should we repeat common questions?

This recent question on an infinite resistor grid is certainly interesting, but why should we include such questions on the site? The question has already been asked and answered many times on the ...
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What to do when no one answers your question? [duplicate]

Yes i know that one answer is to wait. But if you want answer urgently then what to do? What are alternatives?
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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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Is an asker's age relevant?

In Why does Newton's Third Law actually work?, the asker states their age in the question. (They are 10 years old.) On the one hand, their age does not have anything to do with Newton's Third ...
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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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Where can closed and deleted questions and comments be searched for - and how can deletion be appealed? [duplicate]

I have a question that was deleted and some closed when I was just getting started as an author (again here after many years). I did not think the closure and deletion was fair, but I had no ...
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How I learned to stop worrying and start asking questions

As has been noted in the past, particularly in Question self-destruction: why don't experts ask more questions? and in Does reputation correlate with the question-to-answer ratio?, and also here, this ...
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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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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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Please down vote questions carefully

First, valid points are made in both Down-voting questions: Please state your rationale and Snobs and down-voters. That is, we need down votes because they discourage poor posts. And it is helpful to ...
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Unclear What You're Asking

I recently posted a question closely related to (but not identical to) this one. I promise not to continue posting variants. That said: I have just voted to close this question as "unclear what ...
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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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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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Asking questions in another language than English

I will start by referring to a question on MSE (Math Stack Exchange) (this) and an answer on Physics Stack Exchange Meta (this). Let me cite the questioner on MSE: Imagine I want to ask an ...
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Ways of promoting questions on PhysicsStackExchange

Is there way of promoting our questions to seek attention without bounties? I have seen people changing titles, keeping weird and strange titles ("The dark black holes"), sometimes even challenging ...
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Bounty going to waste - what should I do?

I recently put a bounty on a question, but still no one is answering it. When the bounty period ends, will the bounty just go to waste? If no one is answering I would prefer to just answer the ...
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Downvote of newcomers with less than 100 points

There was a small dispute about the downvote of newcomers with less than 110 point: ...the SE is supported by only a view enthusiasts. And they are doing this very well. But how to grow up more ...
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Does questions pertaining the depiction of dimensionally abnormal space belong here?

I want to ask a question along the lines of "What would we see if there are four accessible spatial dimensions, and we are 'lifted up' then rotated in the fourth axis?" It will be hard to explain/...
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Why is there so little answering of elementary physics questions?

I have begun to notice that it's nearly impossible to get answers for queries on classical mechanics concepts on this website (despite them involving advanced ideas). While say a quantum mechanics ...
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productivity and self improvement questions

You can ask productivity and self improvement questions related to programming or computers on software engineering stack exchange . See for example this question , https://softwareengineering....
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Few questions by medium and high reputation participants - EDITED: how to get more? [duplicate]

EDITED after the question was marked as a possible duplicate: I don't think that all items noted in the comments were part of answers before, not fully developed and explained, and which could be ...
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How broad can a resource-recommendation question be? [duplicate]

I am looking for text books of the same style as 'Nuclear and Particle Physics' by W.S.C.Williams - that is, with clearly labeled definitions and sections of concise explanation. However, I am looking ...
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Is this question on book recommendations allowed?

I would like to ask the following question, and would like to know if it is allowed: What are the books similar to the books by David Griffiths, but in the following areas: Classical Mechanics, ...
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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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Is PSE getting “flash mob” questions?

In the past couple of days (Jan 1 & 2, 2017), there have been questions asked that have received over 20 votes and over 2000 views. Answers have received dozens of upvotes. Look here and here. ...
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Remind users to do basic research before asking questions

While any of us can need an explanation of some concept we need to get clear in our minds and can't quite grasp, it does seem sometimes that even the most basic step is sometimes lacking. Could/...
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How to deal with questions based on videos?

Here are two recent questions that I would consider low in quality: Is coherent light required for interference in the Young double slit experiment? What theories explain the wave-particle duality as ...
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Unusual Upvote Trends (Discussion)

Recently, I answered a question, How exactly does gravity work?, which received as of now, 30 upvotes, and I am glad that the community found the answer helpful, and of above average quality. However, ...
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How to handle questions about “physical meaning”?

I'm sorta new here, so this may already have a standard procedure, but I haven't found it anywhere if it exists. Anyway, I've been seeing a lot of questions along the lines of: "What is the physical ...