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Updating links upon site migration of https://www.mat.univie.ac.at/~neum

Many links on the SE physics site presently go to my old web address: http://www.mat.univie.ac.at/~neum and https://www.mat.univie.ac.at/~neum This web site migrated to a new place, http://arnold-...
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This is not a duplicate

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: If antiparticles are particles moving back in time, would messages from the future be possible? It was marked a duplicate of Is anti-matter ...
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First questions queue is not working

First questions queue is not working properly. I noticed this a couple of hours ago and it has been not fixed yet. (Screenshots on mobile device)
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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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Should Physics enable a "triage" review queue for homework-like questions?

One of the differences between Physics.SE and Stack Overflow is that SO has at least one review queue which we don't have: Triage. From the 2014 announcement comes this description: We've been ...
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Why aren't my watched tags yellow?

The questions tagged with my watched tags used to be yellow, and I found that super useful. Why are they not yellow now? Is this a problem on my end, or a change of the site?
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Misuse of downvoting

I think this question is unsuitable for this site as opinion-based, and should be closed. Yet, at the time of writing it has only one closure vote (mine), but 6 downvotes. I think this is indicative ...
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The $F=ma$ competition was February 18th, 2021

The $F=ma$ competition is the largest physics competition in the United States, and took place online the afternoon after this Meta question first appeared. It is a multiple choice exam with tricky ...
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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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What happened to the 'Related' sidebar? [duplicate]

Previously, whenever I asked a question, there used to be a 'Related' tab on the right side. It used to display links to a lot of related posts. Now, I cannot see the tab 'Related' anymore. It was ...
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Physics has switched to CommonMark

Yesterday, I announced on Meta Stack Exchange that we'll switch all sites on the Stack Exchange network to CommonMark, a standardized and well-supported Markdown flavor. You can read up on the ...
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Add a link and hint to use MathJax to the new question dialog

We like to see MathJax used on Physics SE for equations, but at present when you are typing in a new question I think there is no on-screen link to the MathJax "guide" or a reminder to use ...
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The scope of \newcommand changed

It was pointed out earlier today on chat, by Martin Sleziak, that the scope of MathJax new commands changed at some point in the (recent?) past: it was switched for Math SE in January of last year and ...
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Should we test lowering the vote to close and reopen threshold?

Update 2 For the most recent information about this request, see the test announcement post - Testing 3-vote close and reopen Update Based on the votes, we will be giving this experiment a try. We are ...
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Request to re-open statistical mechanics question

I recently asked a question on the Physics stack exchange: Derivation of temperature / entropy relation from statistical mechanics. It was put on hold for being 'off-topic'. The question looks like ...
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Should we re-word the homework-like close reason to better match how we actually deal with homework-like questions?

After an extended debate that lasted several years, our community seems to have settled into a pretty consistent treatment of homework-like questions. When such a question is closed, a banner appears ...
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A question erroneously labeled as duplicate

A question was submitted by user929304 titled: Balance of a spinning coin This question is about the case of rolling motion, as in, for instance, rolling down an incline. So you see a coin rolling ...
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Physics question wrongly put on hold as "engineering"

Can somebody please explain what this physics question (Is the strenght of the magnetic field the same across the surface of the magnet's pole?) has to do with engineering? Is physics not about ...
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No red error bar in the review queue

When I'm on the review queues, sometimes I can't edit the post for various reasons. (I have a maxed out edit queue, or someone else's edit is pending). When this happens on the normal site, a red bar ...
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The mainstream-physics close reason has a link to meta with the user ID of a moderator. Can it be removed?

Basically, what it says on the tin. The mainstream-physics closure dialog, which is accessible on the closure dialog as well as on closed questions (example), contains a link to the mainstream-physics ...
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How can I get a new password . Old one not working

The one I think is the correct one is not working on a different browser. I am logged on continually in firefox. thanks
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Imgur Issue? Cannot see or upload pictures

I haven't been able to put pictures in my answers, and I cannot see any pictures posted in other people's questions. Is this an issue on my end, or is imgur having issues?
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Header background not tall enough with the new top bar

With the top bar redesign (currently mod-only, broader rollout planned for the next couple of weeks) in Chrome the header seems not to be tall enough to contain its content anymore. In this image, you ...
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Update to Mathjax 2.7.2 please

Physics.stackexchange currently uses 2.7.1 with the config TeX-AMS_HTML-full which is affected by a visual glitch on both desktop and mobile version of Safari under latest OS, ...
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Can we blacklist the general-physics tag?

This has bothered me for some time, and since bad tags are on the table, I think this is a good time to do it. The original burninate request got good traction, and all that remains is to implement it....
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general-physics: a generally terrible tag [duplicate]

general-physics is one of the worst tags I have ever seen. It is a cesspit of filth and agony for good stout-hearted reviewers. It is worthy of burnination with fire. Okay, a little more seriously: ...
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A tag for nuclear magnetic resonance

When editing a question today, I realized that, for whatever reason, we don't really have a tag for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, and really, we should. Unfortunately, however, the obvious choice, ...
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Should we rename the teleportation tag to quantum-teleportation?

I'm pretty sure there's a formal mechanism to suggest tag synonyms but I can't find it and no one ever votes there anyway, so: should we rename teleportation to quantum-teleportation and make the ...
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My question has disappeared :(

So I asked a question yesterday about how to do quantum mechanics with a Sturm-Liouville Schrödinger equation. Somehow it has disappeared completely :( If I had to guess I might have accidentally ...
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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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Please link the MathJax help to the Meta.Math.SE tutorial

The Ask a Question page shown to new users contains a lot of guidance, including a link to MathJax help: Now, there are strong UI reasons why this link is nowhere near as useful as we'd hope, but ...
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"Favorite Question" badge awarded multi times

As you can see, every time somebody favorites a question, which is already favorited by at least 25 users, it appears that(although actually it's not) an extra "Favorite Question" badge is awarded to ...
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Déjà-vu answer, or a blatant case of reposting a deleted post?

There's something strange going on with this answer (visible to 10k+ users only). I seem to recall reading exactly the same answer written by the same users some days ago. It received some comments ...
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Received rep twice for the same edit

I suggested one edit to a post, but when it was approved I received rep for it twice. I know there's some sort of autmated rep cleanup done regularly (nightly?), but I'm not sure if this is a known ...
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Please don't stretch the old community ads!

So the sidebar got stretched by about 30%. No problem. This entails a change to the network-provided ads (not visible above certain rep thresholds) and to the community ads. No problem. Some old ads ...
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Serif fonts like Chemistry and Math

Last year, we asked Can we have a font which harmonizes better with MathJax? and the answer was yes, it would be included in the CSS rollout. Now that the CSS and profile rollout is complete, it was ...
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Is there a known timeline for the deployment of the new CSS?

Some six to eight weeks ago, Stack Exchange announced a programme to re-design the CSS and tweak the site styles throughout the network, including the completely redesigned profile pages. Since then, ...
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Wrongly marked as duplicate

This question that was wrongly marked as duplicate (has been reopened since) to this question . The marked one asks "How can the unstable particles of the standard model be considered particles in ...
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Reset username for user

So I found this user. His needs nuking. Can a mod do that?
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Please reopen this question of mine

Please reopen the following question Generalization of De Rham cohomology for spinor fields I have suitably edited it to suit the interest of the audience in the site. In specific highlighted ...
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Can we have a font which harmonizes better with MathJax?

It seems that we're somewhere in the queue for a site CSS adjustment, accompanied by the new profile pages. Since the CSS is getting a makeover, I would like to float this idea: can we change the font ...
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Is the new profile style on SE coming to Physics SE?

I've noticed that other stack exchange sites have a new style of user profile. The new style has a different layout, as well as more statistics, such as "people reached", which is interesting. Is the ...
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Can you please center the site like all other StackExchange sites?

Physics is left-justified on Chrome. Is it intentional?
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Do we really love PO that much?

Go to the Physics.SE main page and look at the community promotion ad. Do it now, I'll wait....... Back yet? Okay, was it advertising Physics Overflow? Because every time I visit the main page, it's ...
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I cannot access my Phys.SE account because I forgot my username/password. What to do?

(Below follows the explicit case that spurred this meta question in the first place.) I cannot access my account because I forgot my username, can you send me the email on my profile that is not ...
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Serial Up-voting problem

This is so depressing. Yesterday, I opened up my account and found it had some 620 rep. Today it came down to 517. I was shocked at first. But then : I think these serial voters must be removed. ...
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start a bounty --> learn more... gives a 404

For any question, if you start a bounty, the first pop-up link has a learn more... link The link points to https://physics.stackexchange.com/help/bounties which gives a 404.
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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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Tag rename: shm to harmonic-oscillator

Should we rename shm to harmonic-oscillator? I don't think the distinction is worth having two separate tags. To clarify: the purpose of this question is so that if anyone has objections, they will ...
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Someone is stealing my answer?

I just ran into the following link http://mob.rqna.net/qna/rxquhz-creating-large-aspheric-lens-profile-for-cnc-cutting-out-of-acrylic-plastic-for-huge-camera-obscura.html which seems to be a exact ...
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