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Is my question off topic? If not, how to get more attention?

I recently asked this question regarding simulation of Diffuse Interstellar Bands for molecules. So far it had only 12 views and any interaction, is it off topic? If not, How do I get more attention?
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Reopen request - Question about water splash on impact

This question was closed under the presumption of being off topic for being a homework-like question. Honestly, I cant see how this question is either off topic or a homework question since it ask a ...
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Should you not give feedback if you vote to close a question to help the questioner better use this website? [duplicate]

My question has been closed again. DavidZ has pointed out that it is acceptable for people to not give reasons for closing questions. I understand that the site does not require them to do that. ...
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Has my question been put on hold because it seemed like "a check my work" question?

My question was re-opened but has been put on hold again by some members of this website. Is it due to the fact that I had posted free-body diagrams which made the question seem like a "check my ...
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Two similar-looking mechanics questions are not duplicates

This question about which way a bicycle will move when the pedal is pulled horizontally was closed as a duplicate of this question about how a yoyo will move when it is pulled horizontally. They are ...
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A duplicate question

This question Good books to understand the basics of material science Was marked as duplicate and redirected to Best Materials Science Introduction Book? The thing is, the second question was ...
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Can we reopen this question which used to have meaning-distorting grammar?

The question Effect of temperature and surrounding medium in the Cavendish experiment to measure the gravitational constant was closed as 'unclear what you're asking', probably because earlier ...
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OP edit is identical with my rejected edit

This is mainly to help me understand how the reviewing of edits (to questions) works. I recently had an edit to this question approved by a reviewer (Chair), but then "rejected by Community" because "...
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Prematurely closed "duplicate"

This question, asking why oceans look blue but rivers don't, was closed as a duplicate of another question, which was answered with a good explanation of why large masses of water, including oceans ...
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Is my question in the wrong place?

How much degenerate matter is there, compared to other states of matter? hasn't had any replies. I'm thinking about starting a bounty on it, but maybe it would be more appropriate in Chemistry or ...
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Engineering, what does Phys.SE deem as not Physics?

Right so I posted a question about something (not really important because the response is the important part). One of my responses (who I believe flagged the article) complained that it was not ...
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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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How to view answers to a deleted question?

I have a question which was asked on this site, but then deleted: namely the answer to "How to use the book Classical Electrodynamics by J D Jackson? [closed]" referenced here when I was doing ...
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Reopen request on a recently closed question

I would like to have this question reopened. In contrast to the users who expressed their apparent confusion, I found the question to be very clear. It also seems like one that would get a whole lot ...
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Why was my question put on-hold?

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: AC Circuits with Frequencies Dependent on Initial Conditions I don't understand why this question was put on hold. It clearly matches all the ...
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How do I make these questions better?

I have been banned from Physics Stack Exchange, and I think it is mainly because of these two questions which were not received well. The thing is that for both these questions I have received hints ...
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Question doesn't appear to be a duplicate

This older question Is the magnetic field zero inside an ideal conductor carrying a current? is explicitly about a regular conductor, but has been marked as a duplicate of a question about ...
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User modifies question so that his already posted answer gets correct. Many other problems

I was told there to make a comment under a wrong answer and downvote it and upvote correct answer(s), for dealing with incorrect answers. I present here a case of an answer that was incomplete, ...
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Should this question really be marked as duplicate like this? They seem fundamentally different

The excellent answers to the question Why do metals only glow red, yellow and white and not through the full range of the spectrum? are valuable and helpful. I'm not sure why this question should be ...
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Why is this a bad question to even ask in the first place?

I posted a relatively simple question regarding syntax that I didn't understand: What does self-closing bra-ket mean in Robetson-Schrodinger Uncertainty Relation? I received 2 one-word responses ...
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I request to write reason if you are marking a question as duplicate to other question

I recently asked a question: Why not Sun's gravity affect angular momentum of Earth? Then QMechanic, a moderator of this web site marked my question as a duplicate of: Tidal force of Sun? ...
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Can this Q be reopened for answering?

https://physics.stackexchange.com/q/391682/ Closed as too broad, but - see comments - there is scope for a good answer. I'd have written more (times, energies), but comments aren't the right place ...
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Answering own question: "work" of the question in own answer

After reading the links provided by the mods in a question I recently posted with an answer, I believe that my question conforms in spirit the criteria that the moderators have tried to infuse in our ...
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Can anyone ask this question more clearly?

I need to know "How do we know that a photon has some physical form before we observe it?" (by we I mean Physicists who working on quantum mechanics) I think it's very clear، And I do not know how I ...
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Is my question now acceptable for this website?

My question was put on hold a short time ago and I made some changes in my question (after considering feedback from other users) to make it more suitable for Physics Stack Exchange. Could any ...
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Role of moderators in reviewing flags

A question I asked a while ago has been put on hold because the moderators think my question does not satisfy the criteria of a good homework question. I disagreed with that assertion so I flagged my ...
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Why was this question migrated

Why was this question migrated back to the EE forum. Granted it is about an electronics device, but the atomic level behaviour of the seimiconductor junction is definitely a physics question. I ...
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What should be done about this question and questions like this, where the OP is just received misguided information?

I am quite sure this question was a result of misguided information presented to the OP about Special relativity. But I think the OP only wanted a thought-experiment kind of proof for length ...
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Why was this question closed on grounds of being unclear?

I don't understand why this question was closed? Especially why on grounds of being unclear? It was quite clear, was it not?
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Modified closed question won't reopen

I posted this question (previously called "Lagrangian of two pendulums tied together") five days ago, whereafter it was soon closed as off-topic. The reason for this was understandable: it looked as ...
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Why are my posts being rated negatively?

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: Screw falling in an elevator I haven't used this site much before but I asked two questions recently which were both rated -1. I have no idea ...
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Cannot find a question upon statistical mechanics I commented on

perhaps you can help me track down a question I commented on (cannot find my comments in my list). It was about the Heisenberg and Schrödinger pictures of classical mechanics. I remember telling the ...
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Does this question belong in stack exchange physics or philosophy?

I recently had a question which I wasn't sure if this would be the correct site for as it seemed too speculative. But by the time I completed it, it seemed, more concrete than I'd imagined. I would ...
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Did my question deserve a hold?

Background: I've been using several SE sites for several years now. I am used to their systems and strict rules, respect them, and try to obey as much as possible. However I do not understand this on-...
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Why has my question been put "On Hold"?

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: Could you help me please with mathematical model of the soil freezing process? I got it (I fix my question) Why is it "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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Overly abstract?

This question and prose contained in Experiments are monads (I think), but are they comonads too? admittedly sounds like word salad to me, but unlike other theory questions over my head this doesn't ...
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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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Closing Deleted Duplicates

When looking at this question you can see discussion about the closure of this question. Specifically, it quickly got custom flagged as "Duplicate of deleted question by the same user." In terms of ...
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Migrating a question to a different SE site or asking for more attention

I'm posting in meta for the first time so please don't mind some culturally outrageous thing that I would end up doing here and inform me about my peculiarities. So I have this question on stack ...
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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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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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Did I award the bounty?

I recently put a bounty on this question: Prove isometry preserving excision is Killing-like? and Valter Moretti answered it just before it expired (I think). I took the weekend to consider his ...
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Questions which are clear enough, yet rejected!

I have asked several questions in Physics. I never seem to get a satisfactory answer. The only people who do answer are those who are overly concerned about form and structure of the question but does ...
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Why might providing contact information be considered spam?

My (now changed) answer to the question,"Why is $PV^γ$ constant in an adiabatic process?" received the following comment: You do not need to "archive" the question in your answer, that's what ...
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Can my question be reopened?

I asked a question which had a problem that the Hamiltonian was not Hermitian. However, after thinking about it for some time I managed to make the Hamiltonian Hermitian. While it may still have ...
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Reopening a question about the recent LIGO event

My recent question about the significance of further LIGO events was appreciated, it appears, by all but five people. I'm lobbying for reopening. This question is not too broad--it's exactly ...
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Allowance of Computational Physics questions

I know this is a frequently discussed topic but I am not happy with the current stance of treating Computational Physics related questions as "Off Topic". A couple days ago I asked this question (...
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Can anyone show me any mathematical equation in duplicate?

This is my question Why do some people claim that quantum physics and General relativity theory will never get along? This is what it called duplicate: A list of inconveniences between quantum ...
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A slight confusion in resubmitting of a closed question (a genuine attempt to re-word the original)

I asked a question, but it was declared a duplicate of this, this and this, but none of them answered what I originally had in mind. [probably my mistake, the question must have been poorly worded]. I ...
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