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My question was put on hold?

I asked this. David Z put it on hold. As this is not homework I dont know what he means by saying it is. Also he states I did not make any effort in trying to answer the question. Are my equations ...
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Why has this question been put on hold?

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: What is wrong about the following reasoning concerning hypersphere cosmology? I was wondering why it is put on hold. It is honestly not clear ...
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Broken theoreticalphysics.SE link - What to do?

Recently, I arrived to this physics.SE page where the first link is broken, presumably because it is pointing to theoreticalphysics.SE which does not exist anymore. My questions are: what to do in ...
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The h Bar is always open! (Chat Guidelines)

The main chat room for Physics SE is called the h Bar (yeah, it's a cool name); it has been an active place for a while now, and a lot of you have probably popped in at some point of time. However, ...
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Is it ok to edit to up vote?

Suppose that a user has down voted an answer to a question that they didn't completely understand. Years later, they read the answer again and find it to be good, but cannot change their vote because ...
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what do I do if I started a bounty on accident

I started a bounty and I did not mean to can I do anything to undo it. if there is not I request that there is a way to retract the bounty on the same day.
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Does the mechanism for marking duplicates change when you reach 50k rep, and if so, can this be avoided?

I voted to close this question as a duplicate, and to my surprise it was immediately closed. The message in the yellow box lists only my name, which makes it sound like my own vote was the only one ...
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I am having trouble improving how my questions are received

Is there a way I can improve how my current questions are received because no matter what I do they get received worse? They don't even tell me what needs improvement.
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A user is harassing me in main [duplicate]

A user is consistently harassing me. I have warned them and they continued
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Is this question in the correct forum?

I have doubts about this question, because it is a question about a software of physics but I don't know if the question is in the correct forum.
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On Bra & ket notation

I was asking a QM question recently, and wanted to use the bra & ket notation; however, the MathJax does not support the necessary packages, as far as I can tell. Is it possible to add the ...
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Reputation cap for highly-upvoted posts

Today I posted an answer on Physics SE which has received a fair amount of attention. However, the reputation increase stopped after about 20 upvotes. I’m not exactly sure how the reputation system ...
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What does the sentence below, which is only visible in the edit mode of an answer I gave, mean?

In this answer I posted there is a "sentence" visible when you look at the end of the edit version of the answer (visible when you "push" the "edit button" below the answer). The sentence isn't ...
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Search bar - punctuation and latex

I want to search for posts with quantum states $| i \rangle$. Is there any way to search for latex expressions. Is there any way to include puntuation in searches. I know google ignores puncuation, ...
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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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Notifications for comments under answers

Alice posts a question. Bob posts an answer. I want to comment on Bob's answer, and I want both Alice and Bob to be notified of the comment. Therefore I type something like "@Alice: As @Bob said......
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What can I do to clarify what I'm asking?

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: solving a biot savart problem to completion I'm gonna be honest, this seems like a classic "close because of miscellaneous reason not related ...
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How can one identify a downvoter?

I was recently taken to task by another person here who fingered me as having downvoted one of his answers. He was right- but how is this possible? Until now, I was under the impression that a ...
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Where to ask for a software recommendation about light refraction in a 3D media?

I'm want to simulate and visualize (render) how would light refract inside a glass mug with complex geometry. Since I'm quite sure I cannot code myself something like that, I would ask for a software ...
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Why is the 'physics' tag not allowed?

Why is the 'physics' tag not allowed? Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: The 'physics' tag is not allowed. Creating the new tag 'physics' requires at least 1000 reputation. Try ...
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Spam flag on nonsense garbage declined

Sorry for raising this up weeks later, because I just checked my flag logs today. My spam flag on this answer was declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it (...
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Why was my self-answer accepted, and why did I get +5 rep?

I just found that my own answer to my own question has been marked as accepted today, and I got +5 rep for it. I didn't do this, and I didn't think it was possible to get rep for accepting your own ...
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Is a question about calculators in SI format according to “what topics can I ask about here”?

I put the following question (10k-only link) and immediately received down-vote, thus, deleted it. Could be question is off-topic, could be someone is happy trigger of down-votes. Yes, I known is a ...
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Things one should be aware of before deleting account?

I am about to delete my account (and not just stay inactive). Since I am pretty heavily addicted to the website, I fear I might have an urge to post a comment or an answer to a question (...and ...
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Printing questions on PSE

Since the layout has changed I have some problem printing questions and answers: the text is pressed to the left in a very narrow space causing a huge waste of space, paper and toner. The text has ...
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How to enable bounty option in a question?

It seems in some questions I can see the bounty tab but in some I can't. So how to enable bounty tab in every question?
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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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How to delete a wrong answer after it has been accepted?

On those occasions where I have furnished a wrong answer to a question on one of the SE sites and that answer has been accepted, I find I cannot go back and delete the answer. I instead edit the ...
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OP edit is identical with my rejected edit

This is mainly to help me understand how the reviewing of edits (to questions) works. I recently had an edit to this question approved by a reviewer (Chair), but then "rejected by Community" because "...
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Where is the downvote?

Now and then I get a downvote that shows up in "recent achievements". I go to the associated question, and there are no downvotes shown at all, on answers or comments. What am I missing?
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Question was protected while I was writing an answer. Can a mod post my answer?

I was writing a comprehensive answer to a question when it became protected before I could submit my answer. Could a mod please submit my answer for me? I took a lot of time to write up and research ...
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Who said that I prefer to keep an air of mystery about myself and why?

Who and why did someone say about me "Apparently, this user prefers to keep an air of mystery about them." referring to me? FYI - I forgot this place was here. I posted once about the mass of photons (...
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How to write mathematical expressions in questions using android devices? [duplicate]

I posted a question at Physics Stack Exchange site, and I uploaded a photograph of the calculation I had done on that. But, I was asked to write all my calculations in the question(and not in the ...
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What is the best/easiest way to write math symbols on this site? [duplicate]

For those with an Android phone, what is your favorite app, or whatever, for displaying math symbols on this site?
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Can I ask an answerer to Fix a broken link in their post?

In this post: How can I put a permanent current into a superconducting loop? There is only one link at the bottom of the only answer. Can I ask the answerer to fix the link? How?
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As a link in a comment how to mention the title of a question instead of its URL?

In a comment, I want to write the title of a question (to point out that it's a duplicate or related stuff) instead of "pasting" its URL. How can I do that?
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Harmful edits: which action?

If I find an edit which caused more harm than help by a new user, and which was subsequently approved, is there any action I should take, in addition to fixing the edit? (And in this case, should I ...
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Why I cannot ask question? [duplicate]

I cannot post a question anymore! What can I do to solve this problem? I think somebody did not like my questions and finally, a m... f... kills me. I do not have a lot of time. What can I do?
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How can I make a question on topic? [duplicate]

Why is my question "Electrical resistance calculator question" on hold ? What does this mean ? How can i improve it ? Here is the link to my question Electrical resistance calculator question
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Can a question with an upvoted answer be deleted?

In discussion on another question there was some disagreement over whether a question can be deleted by regular users if it has an upvoted answer. (Here we are talking neither about deletion by the OP ...
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How to view answers to a deleted question?

I have a question which was asked on this site, but then deleted: namely the answer to "How to use the book Classical Electrodynamics by J D Jackson? [closed]" referenced here when I was doing ...
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Reopen request on a recently closed question

I would like to have this question reopened. In contrast to the users who expressed their apparent confusion, I found the question to be very clear. It also seems like one that would get a whole lot ...
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Why am I blocked from posting further questions?

As all community members know I am just a beginner of physics. Mistakes often happens from everyone .Why can't everyone give me a second chance to blot out my mistakes and this is how I can improve my ...
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Why did I get chat suspended for a year?

I've been chat banned for a year after having served a 2-day sentence. Can you please point out what I said that was particularly offensive? I don't believe I said anything wrong, at all. (Of course ...
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What does 'user was removed' mean? [duplicate]

In my feed I got this "user was removed" and - 5 reputation. What does it mean? Am I having any kind of trouble with this?
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How to enable Mathjax for chat on the Android mobile browser?

Suppose I am a user of stack exchange chat. And I am on Android mobile. My questions are 1) How do I enable Mathjax In chat. Can I? I am asking as the question asked was answered for computer not for ...
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Is there an efficient way to search all questions and answers in Physics StackExchange? [closed]

Is there an efficient way to search all questions and answers in Physics StackExchange? "Help" says to use the search box that's in the upper right hand corner of every page. There's no search box ...
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How to kill the duck

There is a duck on the homepage. It is a bright colour and does not scroll with the page, hence it is a hideous eyesore and needs to be removed from my sight. I clicked on it, hoping a close option ...
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What to flag for “lack of basic research” questions? [duplicate]

There have been a variety of questions that shouldn't be allowed under current site rules because they are very clearly lacking basic research - 2 minutes on google would probably help them with their ...
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Is it possible to include invisible code in a post?

I wanted to include a diagram in an answer, but Mathjax doesn't support TikZ. I therefore wrote the TikZ code in a local .tex file in my PC, compiled it, and included the diagram as a .png file. The ...