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If I see a question mentioning an AI as the source, should I modify it?

I was reading this question and saw that it started by saying ChatGPT was providing a glimpse of the 8 possible gluon color states: This horrified me as current AI models are definitely not a good ...
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What is wrong with this particular question?

How would one calculate the actual probability of a macro event given what we know of physics? The question is linked above. A couple of the commenters agree it is perfectly legitimate. I’m obviously ...
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Suggestions for the design of a font for physics

Edit: The project website, GitHub repository, and Discord server for Darwin are now up! Recently I've resumed work on a font I'm currently developing, meant to be released as a completely free, open-...
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Protocols for migration of questions between different Stack Exchange sites?

I'm a bit confused about why this QM question was migrated from PSE to this question on MSE. I believe the more appropriate forum for this specific mathematical-physics question is PSE. Could someone ...
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Why this question is OK, not others

Here is a recent question on the Stone-Neumann theorem, and there are countless others especially on tensor analysis/differential geometry presumably related to general relativity. As this question is ...
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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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Why is this question unclear? What details should it have added to make it clear?

I noticed this question which seemed like an honest good faith question (although the asker is clearly not yet competent with using LaTeX). They clearly state how their mental models work, and it’s ...
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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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May I know how can I improve my question?

Gravitation and Electrostatics - A mathematical analogy or much more? I posted this question, and though really good answers have been posted, it has been closed off. I am a new member here, and would ...
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I want to open question 793805 to post an answer and then close it

I wrote a very extensive answer using a computer program to verify the identity given above, which honestly might be useful for future visitors and contains some good content at least about the levi-...
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Advice on appropriateness of question for physics stack

A little while ago I asked a question on the Matter Modeling SE, and it has not received any answers. This question is regarding the way anharmonic force fields are calculated in computational ...
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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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What is the difference between homework-like questions/check-my-work questions and a normal question?

Yesterday, while I was trying to solve a Schrödinger equation with a specific type, I came across with this question. Then I thought that if I ask a similar question for a different potential and add ...
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Who closed my question?

I asked a question Question about entanglement. I would expect that people commenting on the question would be familiar with this phenomenon and its philosophical issues. But someone made a comment ...
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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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Why is my question off-topic?

The question doesn't involve the application of any physical principles to the design or manufacture of any real-world product, nor does it involve any consideration for practical utility*, costs, ...
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What to do with a horrible question haunting my question record?

The third question I posted to this site was, in retrospect, awful. I deleted it after an hour of it being posted and learned to pose better questions since. Anyway, I’ve become aware that a deleted ...
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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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Question disappeared

Yesterday I took sometime to try to understand a mix up of duplicates, due to a user submitting three times a question, and flagged it for a moderator. This morning all three questions have ...
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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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Why are all questions given a tag homework and exercise and then closed?

Recently, I wrote a question (you can see here). Which doesn't involve finding the value of an expression, nor a difficult calculation. The first thing: This should not be considered a "homework ...
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How can I write a concise and complete question?

So I go a downvote on a question which I suspect is related to the comment: "You haven't really demonstrated a problem here, and it looks like there's a lot more information than needed to set ...
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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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Question still attracting downvotes

It is the same question which I have mentioned at On-topic question about wavelengths. It took several edits for the question to be reopened. Yet, my question has 6 downvotes and 1 upvote. Apart from ...
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On-topic question about wavelengths

I made several edits to a question about wavelengths. Each version of this question was marked as off-topic. Since I cannot post new question on the Physics site, I need to work on improving my ...
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Feedback on closed question?

So a question of mine was closed. Probability distribution for the momentum of a particle undergoing a collision? I thought it was decently written (post the edits) however I guess it's still not up ...
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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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Why was this considered a 'bad question'?

Yesterday, I asked a question about capacitors. It was closed under the "homework-and-exercises" tag and my submit-to-review appeal was rejected. I'm not coming here to complain, I'm just ...
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Asking if a post deleted on MathOverflow could be suitable for the main site Physics Stack Exchange [closed]

I've asked 9 months ago the post below on MathOverflow. The post with identifier 423567 and same title (see below) was closed and deleted, there was an answer from a professor, and several comments ...
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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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How should we handle "multidisciplinary" questions with subparts that are appropriate for different SE networks?

This question was closed as "not suitable for" Physics SE. Based on the comments, the voters seemed to think that it belongs to Biology SE instead. I don't understand this reasoning. ...
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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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How should I ask a question about an idea if it's not a known physical subject to me?

Yesterday I asked this question following the thought that an inner structure of spacetime can be embraced in a structure function $s(x)$, to allow for a field theory with macroscopically curved ...
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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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Bounty on my question

I have put a 50 point bounty on my question If photons have no rest mass, where does Planck's constant come from? 3 days ago. 4 days are left before the bounty expires. However, I have not yet ...
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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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Question marked as duplicate older than supposed duplicate

The question 450511 Does a physical interpretation of density matrix cross-terms exist? of which I recently updated my answer, has been marked as duplicate of question 536038 Non-diagonal matrix ...
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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 this question closed and downvoted with no comments?

Referring to the question here: What does $|λ,μ\rangle$ mean in Dirac notation? Recently I've noticed a lot of questions closed or downvoted when the answer is obvious to someone who already knows the ...
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