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Can you follow other users? [duplicate]

Suppose you are interested in another users content (maybe he/she's a professor or you have a lot in common) and you want to keep updated with their questions/answers/content, how do you follow others?...
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Flag questions that are actively being answered when voted for closure and postponing the closing until submission

Quite often I spend a lot of time and effort to put together an answer to possibly not-so-robust questions (lacking details or an unclear question) only to be closed before I can submit. It is ...
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HTML tag rendering

An old answer of mine just got an upvote, which caused me to look at it again, and I was surprised to discover that my HTML tags for italics (that is the letter $i$ between two pointy brackets) were ...
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Feature Request: Dark Mode

Would it be possible to implement a "Dark Mode" on the Physics Stack Exchange as is being trialed on the Stack Overflow? I personally would prefer that viewing mode. Use the upvote on this comment to ...
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Anonymous comment feature to explain anonymous downvote? [duplicate]

Recently my questions were downvoted, though the reason for such is unknown to me (also it's not quite a big deal for me) but I believe that if the downvoter had given me some suggestions for ...
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Shouldn't there be a "follow" option on profile page of users? [duplicate]

Sorry if I had given a wrong suggestion! But I think that Physics Stack Exchange is also a Q/A social media platform, so it would help us to trust the answers of the highly followed users. The follow ...
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Notification to the user whose comment is deleted

I strongly believe that a user, whose comment is deleted by a moderator should be notified about it. Many moderators ask the user to remove their comments however some just remove them without ...
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The reputation bar to add a comment should be reduced

It can happen many a times that a user with even lesser reputation can have a really valuable point/counter question to add, but it may not be complete in itself or simply might not be able to answer ...
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Bad behaviour from mod

Recently I was struggling with a problem so I asked for help from two people. 1st from Blue . I talked to him before and he is nice dude ready to help. Then I saw semiclassical who is also cool and ...
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Why won't you spend your reputation (on bounties)?

Is it because your total reputation is in front of your name and the size of that number is a sort of prestige? In another discussion when someone expressed frustration that over reputation gain ...
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Can I ask to have a block or left alone by a user?

I have a user who is always the first to close and down vote most if not all my work if you can call it that. I do not want him on my stuff. I truly feel harassed even though he has not really broke ...
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How many times can I down vote a particular user over in a given time frame?

There is a user who down votes 90% of the time and that is his privilege. How many time can I down vote him before I am interrupted?
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Serial up and down voting by a moderator

How many times can a moderator or super user vote a user over time? I know if I go to another user's profile and up and down voted multiple Q&A then the votes could get retracted as serial votes. ...
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Should we add a 'misconception' tag?

I suspect that many of the questions asked in the physics stack exchange are based on misconception. While I don't necessarily support down voting or eliminating such questions (assuming it's not ...
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Can we stop closing questions as "unclear what you are asking" for OPs above certain reputation?

I just recently asked a question which got "on hold" because it was unclear. So I read the related meta-posts, i.e. Please, don't close questions as unclear because of bad english. Repair them ...
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Name changes don't get fixed in comments

Often, commenters will respond to a specific previous comment by commenter 'Bob' like so: "@Bob: Good idea, but ther's a problem." Some months later, Bob changes his name to 'Bobby'. Now, his ...
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Why do you need 50 reputation to comment on other posts?

It makes no sense to require such high reputation just to add comments. It's possible that trolls can study enough physics to stick around a few days and get good reputation by asking interesting ...
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Why no reputation for good comment?

We should also encourage good comment, since not everyone is willing to write a long detailed answer, they may provide thoughts which is also very important. Also comment is the start of a deeper ...
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Should there be a special section for non-mainstream physics?

I know that this place does cannot peer review the many "pet theories" out there. These things get asked here quite a lot. Information about this is detailed in the wiki. What I am asking is: should ...
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Should there be self learning tag?

I have seen self learning tag in mathematics Stack Exchange. But this tag is not there in physics Stack Excahnge. I think there are many students who are learning new stuff by there own without help ...
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Can the flag for migration be generalized?

When flagging a question as needing migration to academia, electronics, signal processing, chemistry, philosophy etc, I end up at Flagging>Closing>Off-Topic>Migration which offers me just two options ...
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Tag Request - Highschool Level Physics

I suggest, that we introduce a High-School-Level Tag, as opposed to Graduate Level Physics(Currently Called Research-Level), To Bring a Basic Level Filtering system into action. There is some ...
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Minor edits should not make questions 'active'

This issue has been bugging me for a while now. I suppose it's more appropriate for the main SE site, but I want to know how others feel about it. I find it very annoying that the 'active questions' ...
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Classification of the questions?

I just realised that the questions on the site are too mixed up together. On the main page, a question about Newtonian Mechanics is often side-by-side with a question on the standard model/general ...
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Option to arrange answers according to vote

It's really frustrating to have -1 and -3 voted answers sit on top of a +99 voted answer. (this question). Please provide individual users the option to automatically arrange answers according to ...
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Automating the ability to "follow" posters

So social media websites allow people to "follow" each other. There are some people who post answers that are of considerable quality and its sometimes hard to keep track when there is a particularly ...
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Can we add visibility of users who upvote?

I can see why adding visibility of users who down vote is bad for the site-- it leads to down voting wars. How about adding visability of users who up vote? I've asked some recent questions where ...
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Voting to change correct answer

I was going through some old questions, where the accepted answers aren't usually the most thorough/best ones (in my opinion), which leads me to my suggestion - Would it be possible for other users ...
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Down-voting and no comments

In these sites, down-voting has become a passion to prove intelligence. Yesterday, I got two upvoted answers downvoted simultaneously (Someone has down-voted both within 1 min). I think they're too ...
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Can we have "Astronomy" added to the logo? If not, why not?

We've already had some discussion about the possibility of changing our name and/or logo to reflect the fact that astronomy questions are on topic here, both on meta and in (1) chat (2). Initially, ...
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Possiblty FAQ question - Getting rid from reputation

Fundamental question for this site. I propose to get rid from reputation by by by making it INVISIBLE to other users :) What do you say? I think it will be better then now in many aspects. What should ...
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Problem with the MathJax rendering of the Hermitian adjoint of an operator $\dagger$ when written as \dag

Normally it is enough just to write \dag, i.e. as in A^{\dag}, but it doesn't work here: $$A^{\dag}.$$
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Astronomy tags were not merged?

I see that Astronomy beta was merged into Physics, however, many of my questions are now untagged. Is there some way we can get all the tags on Astronomy moved over to Physics and applied to the ...
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Question title colour tough to read

The pale blue colour used for the question titles is pretty hard to read. It looks great but needs to be darkened a little bit in my opinion. Oh and one for the meta-meta: the colour used for the ...
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Can we have a candle on our logo?

With our site's "birthday" coming up in 3 days, I thought it would be kind of neat to put a candle on the site logo for the day, because the Mexican hat potential kind of looks like a cake if you don'...
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Cannot log in using IE 8?

Using IE8, I don't see the login link at the top to enable me to log in, but with Chrome and Firefox I can. Anyone else have this problem and a solution?
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What would be a good celebration of Physics SE's graduation anniversary? [closed]

It's been almost a year since Physics Stack Exchange graduated from beta status - February 24, 2011, to be precise. Since we're coming up on our anniversary, it would be a great chance to do something ...
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Disposition of Area 51 Proposal: Theoretical Physics

Update: The Theoretical Physics proposal will not be closed See: The Theoretical Physic Proposal Back Underway! Over the last 8 months, I have watched an Area 51 proposal to create a Theoretical ...
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Homework format

A recent questioner (perhaps subconsciously) posted a homework-type question in the "physics forums" standard format, I.e equations used, attempt at a solution. I think that if such questions are ...
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Is it possible to have a community wiki poll of members about the colors not just discussion on meta?

--something like: 1. I want white lettering/black background 2. I want black lettering/white background 3. Something else I think that quite a few people don't go to meta and that new members may not ...
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New Design Launched

Hi all, As you can see the new design is live, which means Physics-SE has been officially launched, and is no longer a Beta site! Congratulations! Also, thank you for the feedback on the design. I ...
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Design for Physics-SE

Hi all. I'm Jin, and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflect its topic. However, ...
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meta Physics, not Physics meta

The first thing that I noticed about this site was the irony of its name. Surely I'm not the only one who would rather have the logo look like this: (I guess this is a meta.meta.physics question.)
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