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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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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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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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Outdated flag reasons

The flag reasons are outdated: https://physics.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/flag-posts. It still has "too localised" and others. Shouldn't it be updated? Edit: just a bump to the front page, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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MathJax on Meta

Should/Can we have MathJax on meta? It would be useful to implement stuff like this proposal. I do know the argument that it makes pageloading slow, so I propose that it only be enabled if a post has ...
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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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Should we rename the homework tag as “problem-solving”, or such?

The "homework" tag is often controversial among new users who complain that their question isn't from a homework assignment (so they get offended, so edit wars happen, and posts get blocked -- e.g., ...
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Should this profile description be removed?

This is the user. (I don't think whether this can be discussed here). He's quite offensive (if he doesn't like the rules, he can always go to Yahoo answers or any other forum).
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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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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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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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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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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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A “non-mainstream” flag

I have noticed some "non-mainstream" (it may be rude to say crackpot) questions and answers recently such as: Questions Mass term in the Minkowski metric and an oscillation model in Lorentz group (...
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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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“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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That tensor from GR - what do we call it?

You know the one I mean, Tμν.1 Is it the stress-energy tensor, or the energy-momentum tensor? This is for the purposes of tags, where having both is redundant. This was brought up in chat, and there ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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MathJax crashes in every page with equations

Is it just me? I keep getting this error when I open physics.stackexchange.com (and, for that matter, it also happens in math.stackexchange.com): MathJax no longer loads a default configuration ...
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Square root top does not display

I just noticed that in several places, the tops of square root signs are missing. This behavior is almost, but not completely, consistent, e.g. in the screenshot below, the top of the symbol on sqrt(2)...
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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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Should we rename the books and reference-request tags?

Now that our new recommendation policy is in effect, I would like to propose a change that I think will alleviate some misuse of the associated tags: books → resource-recommendation reference-request ...
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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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Burninate the “physics” tag

What's the purpose of the physics tag? Every question is supposed to be about physics. I've tried removing some myself but new users keep using it.
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Please undelete this question on String Theory

For some reason, Community has deleted my question. As far as I know, Community only deletes questions upon a certain number (6?) of "Spam" and "Offensive" flags. What's so spam-like or ...
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Email notifications for updates

Can we have email notifications similar to facebook? Its very hard to keep logged into stackexchange site waiting for relevant questions to come or to wait for answers for questions we post. ...