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Help reviewing new users' posts [closed]

I just want to bring your attention to the review site where you can see questions/answers posted by new users so we can assist them in getting to know the SE system and maybe improving their posts. (...
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How many questions may a user ask within one post?

I'm under the impression that a user may post a question with as many questions inside the main post as they wish, providing they're relevant to the main question. However, I've come across recent ...
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We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context. Don't just give a one-line answer:

We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context. Don't just give a one-line answer: please explain why you're recommending it as a solution. Answers that don't explain ...
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Should “How do the Einstein's equations come out of string theory?” be FAQ?

There are many questions here that ask about how GR comes out of string theory. For example, this, that, this also, that also, even this, even that, (finally) and again. And almost all of the ...
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Can we include homework guidance in the How to Ask sidebar?

This question is a follow-up to this question about what some of us feel is a large spike in low-level homework questions. I propose we include a specific link to our canonical homework meta question ...
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Does this question belong here?

I'd like to post a question, but not sure that I should post it either here or Space Exploration.SE Why an asteroid doesn't make a sonic bang while entering the atmosphere?
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C'mon, let's rescue the “clockwise” question

The recent question on the precise meaning of "clockwise" has received a ton of close-votes and downvotes (partly, I think, because of the original tone of the question). As @babou and I have argued, ...
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Questions that look like senseless, but with sensible answers

Here are two questions that do not make sense, while reading them: At CERN - What do you call the moment (event) particles crash together in the particle accelerator? Is there a proof of existence ...
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Question self-destruction: why don't experts ask more questions?

I've been kicking around this site for a little while now and I've realized that I'm very rarely even tempted to post a question. I'm an astronomy grad student with a background in physics, so ...
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Question with two, three right answers?

I have a little dilemma. There is simple question that came up in my actual research that I'd like to ask, but I think it's forbidden by stackexchange rules, because it has more than one correct ...
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Should we disallow vast (self-)editing of a question, completely changing it's meaning?

Here is one thing that really annoyed me about science-related forums: The constant change of the topic by a person, who obviously just afraid that he'll look ignorant, incompetent or lazy if he'd ...
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Please review our posts on the LHC

We have a lot of posts on the LHC - however, the experiments are still on-going and it's possible that some answers that were right at the time are now outdated. It's also possible that some questions ...
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Have any GR questions been deleted since about Dec. 22?

I'm trying to find a question involving GR that I'm positive I read on or around Dec. 22 and wanted to refer back to it but I can't find it now. It asked about an "exact" expression for either ...
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Bounty for attention (though it's a good question) [closed]

Ok, Guys. Recently, I poked into this question: James Webb Space Telescope's halo orbit at Lagrange point L2 asked by @Michael which is pretty good. As it didn't get enough attention, I started a ...
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Unable to edit any question

I am unable to edit any question in physics stackexchange. Will you tell me what should i do or what is happening?
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Are questions about practical definition allowed?

I was going to ask about definition (explanation) of the word "bias". But I am wondering if it is a right question for Physic forum. This is the part of FAQ describing what type of questions should ...
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What questions should be considered to close by 3000+ users? [closed]

As long as we don't have many hi-rep users, it is useful to have a place with list of candidates to close; at least it worked well on other betas. Rules: Add a link to the candidate for closure ...
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Why is my question closed?

How can a point-particle have properties? I have edited the parts that were open to criticism. It has 4 upvotes, and people who are trying to answer it in the comments. Why is it closed? Should it ...
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why negative voted questions are hidden from featured list?

It's something special with negative numbers? there is something like an absolute zero for votes? I can't understand why zero is so important. I would like my question be seen in the list, I have ...
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The Brahms vs. Bieber Effect

Brahms' music is rich and interesting, but not easily accessible to a layman. Justin Bieber's is not very interesting, but he gets downloaded from iTunes a lot. In the last week or two, there have ...
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Should the light source question be opened or closed?

This question has been causing a fair amount of controversy lately. Some people think it should be closed, some people think it should be opened. So I think we should get the community's input on it. ...
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Is it possible/good/worthwhile trying to get older questions to the front so that new users see them?

This is probably an issue just because the site is young but I still keep coming to great older questions that I missed and that haven't received the attention they should've. This is because I ...
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How to deal with closed questions and questions to be closed ?

The current system is to add an answer to What questions should be considered to close by 500+ users? for question to be closed, but it is not obvious what to do when the question are closed. The ...
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Is it possible to select questions by two or more tags at once?

For example: reseach-level + particle-physics + quantum-field-theory
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How to deal with ambiguous / wrong wording in questions and answers?

How do we deal with wording that is wrong or ambiguous? Particularly when the mistake is a very common one, or a widely miss-understood one. For example, the question on water in a vacuum, someone ...
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Quantitative Questions?

While I am not too bothered about the level of questions per se on this site so far, I am slightly disturbed by the lack of any quantitative questions. The existing range from high-school to ...