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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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