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Review - Question closed as non-mainstream physics?

My question was closed as not "mainstream physics". Could I ask for this decision to be reviewed please? My question was dealing with the very real nature of combustion, not in any pseudo ...
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Moderators close questions as "homework-like" excessively

Physics Stack Exchange moderators often close questions because they seem them as "homework-like", asserting that it fosters independent learning. However, this practice may inadvertently ...
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Re-open a question about the fate of the universe in the absence of Hawking radiation

I'd like to request consideration to re-open this: What if black holes doen't evaporate by Hawking Radiation? It was closed as being not about mainstream physics. Although I understand there is ...
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Request to reopen an old closed question

I was about to ask a question on Physics Stack Exchange, but found it had already been asked, and then closed since it was apparently already answered. I have looked at the link that is given as an ...
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Why was this Q&A closed?

I posted this Q&A style question: How do I solve this projectile motion problem?. The reason for posting this is because I know that there are a large number of questions regarding how to approach ...
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Isn't convention tag meant to allow discussion on opinions?

I recently asked this question which got closed because its answer was based on opinions. But that was exactly the point of my question, and hence the usage of tag of "convention". So I am ...
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Question closed as homework-like even though it clearly isn't

My question: If an observer at the middle of a spaceship shines laser in both directions and the ship changes on contact with laser, what will earth observer see? was closed as homework-like. It's a ...
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What is this question lacking?

Consider this question: I have been thinking about the idea of illusionary current. Consider the following situation I have a rod which has a mass $m$ and hence does have the virtue to perform work ...
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What is wrong with this question?

I ask you to reopen my question which has nothing to do with an alleged homework: A problem involving adiabatic expansion of ideal gas or at least explain what is wrong with it.
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Why does my question need 'details or clarity?'

I asked this question, which is simply about how an outside observer would observe an in falling object into a black hole. The question is simple and clear: Due to the slowing of time as the event ...
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Question about the underlying concepts that will validate the existing answers

Courtesy link: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/441290/ That question above was closed as needing more focus after the question already had an answer. I had to edit the question so that ...
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Petition about the clousure of my post on Physics Stack Exchange about gravitational geons in our Solar System, to be reopened [closed]

This is a petition for the attention of moderator team, and the professors of Physics Stack Exchange, about the clousure of my post on Physics Stack Exchange about gravitational geons in our Solar ...
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When are modified closed questions reviewed again, and how is this visible?

I got my question closed (by a bot? It looks like it from the first comment) and when I saw this, I rephrased and tried to abide to the comments (should be more focused). This happened yesterday, and ...
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Question of sending internet packets through time closed for "off topic"

My question about sending internet packets through time was closed as "off-topic" as it was "non-mainstream-physics". This seems like mainstream physics to me, so it should fit on ...
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Fusion related questions almost always closed as "opinion-based"

I don't drop into this sub too often because my interest is mostly in fusion as a power source, and questions on the topic typically come up about every month or so. By the time I see them, questions ...
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Stop closing questions that are considered "homework type" [duplicate]

I recently posted a question What will be the final temperature in this case? Which contained information about a thermodynamical process and asked to calculate work done. The question was tagged &...
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Why my question is still closed as "homework like" or "check my work" even I asked for the concept?

I asked a question Is the average position for the ground state of a 1D simple harmonic oscillator zero?. I asked why the average position of the ground state of a simple harmonic oscillator (SHO) is ...
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Question for reopening

This question is of the form "Here is a striking empirical fact. Is there an explanation for it?". It's been closed, with comments suggesting that questions of this form are "science ...
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Reopening a question

This question was closed for lack of clarity. Although it's a bit awkwardly worded, I think the clear intention was to ask "Why does the speed of light show up in an equation that relates mass ...
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Too much closing (for missing "concepts")?

This is my $3^{rd}$ question being closed. I don't know what "concepts" are any more! The basic concepts are available just about on any site and if one is not good at them then they should ...
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Banned because 1 question was considered not mainstream?

The only indication that I got was that someone considered this not to be mainstream physics. They don't explain why or what I could edit to improve my post. Furthermore, this is a legitimate physics ...
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Why did you close my question? the link does not answer it

Could the particles of the standard model be states of a smaller set of particles?
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How can I make my question on-topic?

I posted the following question several hours ago: Electric field inside sphere - Griffiths Problem 2.14. In doing so, I showed my attempt in detail and provided my thought process behind it. Within ...
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How is this question "about engineering"?

Why was this question Why is the ground warm during winter and vice-versa? deemed to be "about engineering" and closed, when the OP clearly stated he was not asking about how to employ the ...
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Could book recommendations for non-equilibrium statistical mechanics be reopened?

I was looking for books on non equilibrium statistical mechanics and found the question severely lacking in good answers. Also the reason for closing it was a "duplicate" question about ...
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How can I make this closed question address the general problem with the computation?

I tried to ask a 'homework'-like question and I ran into a problem with the style of it because I have never seen a question like that. The general problem was that I didn't know how to express an ...
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Why was q721019 closed?

If you know what Poiseuille's equation is then Physiology question about velocity and radius is perfectly clear and a straightforward answer solves the questioner's conceptual difficulty. Yet the ...
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Question closed due to homework policy?

My post Is there a steady state for two conductors at different temperatures connected to a battery? was closed under homework policy. Nevertheless it is clear that is not a homework. How do I reopen ...
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Testing 3-vote close and reopen

After discussion about this was started two and a half years ago, I'm here to share that I'm enabling a test of three-vote close on Physics today. Firstly, I'd like to thank you for your patience. ...
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Reopen question request that may be useful for a large public

Please reopen this question Cosmology : Consecutive steps to get the posterior of parameters 1) determine fiducials, 2) Forecats with Fisher information 3) Validation with MCMC that I estimate useful ...
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Why was this entanglement-harvesting question closed as off-topic?

I just noticed that the question What happens to the vacuum when entanglement is harvested? was closed as off-topic a couple of months ago, and I don't understand why. The topic is basic quantum ...
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Request to reopen an old question which I have edited

Identifying parallel and series capacitors for capacitor system with dieletric inserted The OP had posted this question with large images and lack of MathJax formatting. I have edited it and made it ...
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Reopen question request

Please reopen this question per the discussion we had in the comments. What is the maximum possible temperature of a 1mx1mx1m cube that is the focal point of an array of mirror reflected, concentrated ...
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When does a closed question become open?

I have posted a question, Fidelity between initial state and final state. But due to inadequate details, it got closed. Now I have added details as much as possible. When will my question open again?
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Should cosmetic edits be made to a closed question?

Sometimes when I am going through the reopen queue I come across questions that have been edited by another user who is not the author of the question. These edits are mostly or entirely cosmetic in ...
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Careless mistakes in formulas shouldn't be treated the same as non-mainstream physics

In this question, What is the Schrödinger equation in position velocity space? I originally made a careless mistake when writing the Schrödinger equation in velocity space, as I had originally ...
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Should we offer more feedback when we vote against reopening a question?

Here on Physics.SE, it culturally seems to be much easier for us to close questions than to reopen them. Recently, I've noticed several cases where a closed question, which appears to be on the edge ...
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My question got closed saying that it was opinion based

I cannot wrap my head around how can you not have a wrong answer in physics. It's not philosophy that we are talking about... How can I improve my question to open it again? The question: Can 0 ...
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Please reopen my question about a physical limit

I asked this question about what it is (if anything) that provides and upper limit to the speed of a turbine in a fluid stream: Maximum rotation rate of a turbine in a fluid with a given speed It was ...
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Please reopen a question I asked

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: Classical limit in quantum mechanics proof Please reopen this question. I tried to make it more clear.
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Closing a 10-year old answered question as off-topic

Today, I found an email in my inbox that the question Who should I contact if I see an unknown object in the sky? has been closed today as off-topic. The question has been asked and answered in June ...
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Can we reopen this mechanics question?

I saw this question yesterday. OP found a way to solve it using conservation of energy, and wants to investigate how the acceleration can be calculated using forces and torques. OP also posted their ...
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Please reopen my question

My question Is it an illusion if reheated tea burns my tongue but tastes cold? from Jan 6 '21 has been closed on Apr 26 '21 as "Needs more focus". The question is not unfocused. It is true ...
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Why can't I vote two times to reopen a question?

This question received hot attention initially. Then it was closed. I and others didn't agree and voted to reopen. And so it was. Then, again, the question was closed. I wanted to reopen it, but ...
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Request to reopen an old question

I am following the advice given in community wiki answer and making a request to the Physic.SE community to reopen this question. The reason I believe the question should be reopened is because it is ...
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Why was this question on fiber switches closed?

Yesterday the question How do non-mechanical solid-state optical switches work? was closed as off-topic. I don't quite understand why, as questions about physics lab equipment are considered on-topic. ...
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Why was this circuits question closed?

See: Find the Thevenin's Voltage The question asker seems a little forward, but there is a deeper question he asks if you read his entire submission, an answer to which would be very typical of SE....
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Please Consider Re-opening This Question

My question at Evidence that Time is a Natural Phenomenon? was closed as a duplicate of What is time, does it flow, and if so what defines its direction? I read the related question and I don't see ...
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What happened with the experiment to lower the vote-to-close threshold?

In December 2019, the moderator team posted the question Should we test lowering the vote to close and reopen threshold?, which was positively received, and there was a clear agreement and intention ...
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Asymmetry between closing and reopening questions

I notice an apparent asymmetry between the two processes of closing a question or voting for reopening. In the former case, a reason for the vote must be given. In the latter, it is not possible to ...
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