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How are these two questions duplicates?

I recently saw that this question has been closed as a duplicate, and I couldn't disagree more, but for some reason it has passed review with a Leave Closed outcome. The currently-closed question ...
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Put on hold and rephrasing the question

OK - so I rephrase the question to highlight the physics content as suggested and... zilch. It still stays on hold. So the only option appears to be to re-post the revised question under a different ...
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Why was this question closed as "non-mainstream" when it asked about mainstream physics?

Is this an adequate resolution of the "paradox" of the arrow of time? This question was closed on the grounds that it is not "mainstream physics", and I was referred to this page. That ...
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A question put on hold one and half years after it was asked

A question was asked by someone in March 2015. It had 4 answers. I added a (fifth) answer on 26th Sep, 2016 (18 months later) and the question was put on hold the next day. Can someone please ...
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Why was my question closed as off-topic?

I recently asked a question about a real phenomenon I saw at the end of a documentary, I can't help that at the time the only thing I could find on it was at the end of this documentary which isn't ...
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Very disappointed by my experiment on this site

I am very disappointed by my experiment on this site. Four days ago, I posted this question: Numerical simulation of the double-slit experiment including watching the electrons . After less that 24 ...
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Question deleted?!1234567890

what the hell?! I had a Phys.SE question about regularization that had a beautiful answer by a kind user named tparker and a moderator migrated it to Math.SE! It was a question about quantum field ...
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Is this considered bad attitude?

In my post Imagine I'm on a spacecraft that was accelerated to 1.0$c$ could I only move backwards?, I asked something that came into my mind and I wasn't able to find an answer for it here. After ...
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How can I revise my 'running in zigzag' question to be on topic?

I posted this question. Is running in a zigzag helpful in avoiding being shot by an arrow? It has at least 7 upvotes, and the answer has at least 6 upvotes. I want to give the answerer a bounty. I ...
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Why are all my edits to a certain question being rejected?

There's currently an unanswered question with typographical and grammatical errors, which I've been prevented from edited in any way, shape, or form. https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Is this question too broad?

Can you deduce absolute motion through magnetism I loved above question. All my doubts at one place. But is it too broad? It seems to ask a lot.
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Why is this question about measurement off-topic?

The question Reliable length scales in nature has been received very poorly, for reasons I don't really understand. In the help center, it is stated that questions concerning "Experimental designs ...
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How to get explanation why question is unclear?

I have had a big problem over many months with a question. I try to tell the story as factually as possible. Help is appreciated. Here we go... I asked a question on Jan 27 at 14:29. It was closed ...
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How can I reopen it?

What will be final velocity of three charges $q$, $q$, $2q$? How can I reopen it? All concepts come out from questions. If I know how to solve it, I would know concept automatically.
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Is this question about the meaning of derivations on topic?

Are derivations of physical laws less important than the laws themselves? This question is attracting a lot of attention, but there is a significant disagreement about whether it's on topic. I want ...
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Why was my question, on dynamics demonstrations videos, closed?

It's a resource request. For questions and comments see: https://physics.stackexchange.com/q/177194/75644 And if it's not appropriate for this forum then the question is : Where on the internet can ...
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How can I improve a specific question which has been closed for being "homework-like, and not showing enough effort"?

The question in question: What parameters control the amount of thermal energy an object must possess for it to be detectable in space?' It was not a homework question, and I do not know enough ...
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The 'populist' badge

Can someone explain exactly when this badge is awarded? Highest scoring answer (a) that outscored an accepted answer (A) with score of more than 10 by more than 2x I understand that (being a the ...
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Off topic review: How to feed a small black hole against 1 TW Hawking radiation pressure?

My question was put on hold and closed: https://physics.stackexchange.com/q/140955/ Reason given was: "We deal with mainstream physics here. Questions about the general correctness of unpublished ...
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Why shouldn't a question be on hold? (no, really, I'm curious)

A little while ago this question was posted to Meta, highlighting an apparent inconsistency between the handling of these two main site questions: (A) How is the method of Lagrange multipliers used ...
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Books for fractals in physics - question undelete

I recently found this question Fractals in physics. Suggest book titles which is currently deleted (screenshot). I'm not sure it's a great question but it seems to matter to some people. When it ...
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Why this question is closed?

Why this question is closed? How does Spacetime interval emerge from Strings theory
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Request for further clarification on question on hold

This question was put on hold recently (and answered in the comments). I do not question the decision but would appreciate further guidance about the particular reason so I can adjust future ...
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Why were well-known, valid solutions of the GR "off-topic" or "non-mainstream"? (suggestion)

I've found multiple times the closing of questions about the topic of general relativity/solutions of the einstein field equations. Examples are here and here. These judgement was: "not mainstream". ...
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How much time will it take to review ON HOLD questions?

I have asked a question before 3 days and it was put on hold. After that i have done all the required editing in the question and also put the comment but till now it haven't been reviewed. I think ...
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Why was this question hated by the community?

I was digging into my old posts to see if I could improve them. There was a question: https://physics.stackexchange.com/q/82449/. Though it is deleted but the high rep users might be able to read ...
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How can I make my question On topic? 2

I asked a question about the relation between mathematics and physics a few days ago: https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/109506/a-relation-between-the-law-of-multiplication-with-average-...
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Why is this question downvoted too much?

This question:Why does a bicycle come to rest after travelling a distance? has been downvoted too much. Why is it so. IMO OP seems to know that there should be some force which brings the bicycle ...
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Marked as duplicate when it is not a duplicate

https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/107091/soft-question-the-best-way-to-learn-physics-road-map was marked as a duplicate to How to learn physics effectively and efficiently when I have ...
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Should my question really be on hold?

I posted this question: Where do these formulas for an object being pushed up an incline come from? I think I showed enough effort, I am not asking someone to do my homework, I am not asking someone ...
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Yet another quantum-entanglement-gives-faster-than-light-communication question

I recently misread this question and wrote a nice answer for what turned out not to be the question at all. I then proceeded to look quite carefully for the question I had actually answered, and I ...
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How can I make my question On topic?

I asked this question Effects of microwaves on optical properties of human eye a few days ago. I really asked some offtopic things but now i've edited it appropriately. But it is still closed. So ...
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Should this question be on hold?

Which component shows spin squeezing under twisting Hamiltonian? There is a contentious debate emerging about whether this question, currently at revision 5, should be open or not. Standard practice ...
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Is the question 'explaining gravity to a six-year-old' off-topic?

I recently asked this question about explaining gravity to a 6 year old and it made it into the "Hot Network Questions" list. It generated a lot of discussion and has some very good answers. ...
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The Layman books question

This question was recently bumped to the top of the front page by a new answer: Books that every layman should read. I originally wanted to just recommend the new answer be deleted, but the question ...
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The intro-to-QM books question: reopen?

We have several questions asking for recommendations of books for beginner-level quantum mechanics. Many of them are closed as duplicates of this one: What is a good introductory book on quantum ...
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The gamma^5 question

The question Can one show that ${\gamma^5}^\dagger = \gamma^5$ directly from the anticommutation relations? was recently closed as homework-like. I agree that this is in somewhat of a grey area as far ...
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Should /q/59448 be reopened?

The question Has there been a proposed explaination to the observation of wave-particle duality? has been closed as not a real question. While the posting isn't particularly well formulated, the ...
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Can this question (which was marked as 'not constructive') be reopened?

This question did get wrongly and prematurely closed: Can physics get rid of the continuum? It is a good, valuable, and constructive question that fits in perfectly with the (more theoretical) ...
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What's up with locking this question?

This question: How is it possible that we see light from shortly after the big bang? originally presented a wrong theory bordering on nonsense, and asked "what's wrong with this theory". no ...
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Question closed before moderators could think about it

I've just noticed that my question was closed. Why is it off limits to propose a question asking for the best way to do something that would obviously require energy to be spent. I want to know what ...
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Interpretation of quantum mechanics

The wiki article on interpretation of quantum mechanics discusses 16 different interpretations. It is a subject that probably will continue to come up among users. And I personally think that the ...

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