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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 ...
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?
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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-...
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"?
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 (...
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 ...
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 ...
Why my question is put on hold?
I've posted one question here Please guide me. This question is related to electrical self energy from electrostatic but it was put on hold because it was a homework question. So I edited it following ...
No comment to a deleted question [duplicate]
As I noticed just know the question Intrinsic spin and magnetic dipole moment of electrons bounded to the nucleus was deleted. This seems to be a not so often carried out procedure. Is there an ...
Homework Policy and what justifies closure
Reading through questions on the Q&A Stackexchange, I came across this Question regarding rotational mechanics. I'd been confused a few other times in the past by homework closures and had come to ...
Asking for an upvote to my *correct* answer to a 5-year-old question
I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: Why would colder air disperse condensation on a car windshield? Would a friendly moderator or two consider upvoting it? The previous answers ...
Why is my question on hold, flagged as homework and why the downvote?
I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: Shankar Quantum Mechanics: Proof Inverse Of Operators Hi! I don't get why my question was flagged as homework plus a down-vote. It is not ...
Should posts targetted at different complexity levels be marked as duplicate?
The question "What books an undergraduate needs to study to get a clear conception of rotational physics?" has been marked as a duplicate of "What are some good books for learning the concepts of ...
What's wrong with my post?
I posted this https://physics.stackexchange.com/q/303764/95563 And it was put on hold, then I added more info and explained that this is my attempt to a solution, but I got no answer and it's still ...
Why was this question deleted? [duplicate]
I noticed that a question (see below) I asked a while back was deleted without a trace or any notification. I don't have an issue with downvotes and closing. The question is admittedly fairly ...
Downvotes without explanation
Recently I have posted the question Einstein-Hilbert action as an effective field theory. I have received a lot of downvotes and it's ok because it was unclear: in order to repair I tried to close it ...
Can anyone please re-examine this question?
Can people please reopen this question. https://physics.stackexchange.com/q/290723/ Or can they give me a reason as to why it is an off-topic question?
How to ask a practice book question and apology?
I wanted to know how to ask the question from my practice book I add the homework tag and obviously I myself want to know only the concept part and I also give information about what I did and how I ...
Why was my question closed as too broad?
My question Evidence indicating that CO2 is responsible for Global warming was closed as being too broad. There are many research papers on the topic, however it is a very specific question. If you ...
Should this "homework-like" question about the AKLT Hamiltonian be reopened, or remain deleted?
It's been suggested via a flag that this question, which was deleted by Community after being closed for ten days, has value to other users asking similar questions. I personally don't understand the ...
Please re-examine this question
I'd like to strongly suggest the Phys.SE community to carefully re-examine the following question and the reasons it was put on hold or regarded as not a good enough question: Finding the period of ...
Was this plagiarism flag correctly handled?
In a recent question, a user complained that one of their answers (10k+ link at the moment; screenshot answer now undeleted, see the answer timeline for more details) was unfairly flagged as ...
I don't understand what is "unclear" with my question
I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: Possible reactionless drive My question is [on hold] as "unclear what you're asking". From my analysis the system should work and start to ...
New user here. I asked this question a few days back. (first post) Relative motion-Acceleration And i did not get a satisfactory answer for the above question. so I framed my question better this ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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/...