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Is it possible to become a good physicist through self study [closed]

Is it possible to self research in physics, in a sense that one can come on par with knowledge/understanding of doctrate and post doctrate students in the subject so that he could publish his own ...
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How can I flag an off-topic post?

How do I flag posts for being off topic? There isn't any option for that when I try to flag a post. Is it appropriate to use the custom flagging option (I think it is the moderator intervention one..)?...
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Preventing acts of spam

I came across a number of posts being sabotaged by a couple of new users. How do we prevent such indecent acts?
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What is the "Saves" option used for?

I have noticed that on the left hand margin there is a tab entitled "Saves". What exactly does or can one save there. What is this feature's intended use?
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Is there a reputation limit from creating accounts on other stack exchange sites?

I just made a account on chemistry stack exchange and I got rewarded 100 reputation points on both sites because I was a well reputed member of the physics stack exchange community. And there are 170+ ...
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How can I fix an accidental downvote?

I recently downvoted a post by accident, but I didn't realize my mistake until some 3o minutes or so later when I noticed the downvote in my reputation log. I meant to upvote the post. Is there a way ...
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How do I make a comprehensive guide on a particular topic?

I have just made this self answer : How does a Bicycle work? It is very much obvious that this question is too broad. But I wish to cover every possible concept about a bicycle in this answer in the ...
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It seems some image links in the posts are not working any more

I have noticed that previously-working images in some posts now flickers for a second before eyes and are hidden immediately. While inspecting such problematic image links in the posts, I have ...
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Problem with new user

A new user has been asking questions (mostly) about Newtonian Mechanics from time to time (which happens to be my top tag). Said user generally begins questions with "I aspire to become like you ...
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Re-open a question about the fate of the universe in the absence of Hawking radiation

I'd like to request consideration to re-open this: What if black holes doen't evaporate by Hawking Radiation? It was closed as being not about mainstream physics. Although I understand there is ...
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May I know how can I improve my question?

Gravitation and Electrostatics - A mathematical analogy or much more? I posted this question, and though really good answers have been posted, it has been closed off. I am a new member here, and would ...
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How frequently can I ask questions on one site and in one tag?

When I'm studying physics, I get questions I can't answer constantly. I usually leave a question after I try to solve it 2 or 3 times and don't get anywhere. I return to it again after a week or two ...
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Trying to ping users in comments: @username disappears

Usually the site allows me to tag an individual member at the start of a comment by typing @username, but sometimes it does not recognise the name and the string beginning with @ is automatically ...
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Help finding a question about charged metal block expanding in volume

Either myself or someone else had asked a question here about how the volume of a metal block changes as it becomes positively charged (extracting electrons). Going through my question history I ...
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Apparently incomplete support of mhchem on Physics

$\require{mhchem}$ Inspired by a question on chemistry.se (now closed, because it was a cross post from Phys.SE), I observe the mhchem extension can be used here provided the question/answer contains ...
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Mainstream Physics: Unconfirmed Particles

Asking regarding potential questions I might pose soon. While asking a well formulated question about tachyons in special relativity is allowed (as I did last week), I’m wondering how far that goes. I’...
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How can I know which is the oldest tag of Physics Stack Exchange?

How can I know which is the oldest tag of Physics Stack Exchange?
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How can arrows connecting verbiage in an incorrect sequence to diagrams be edited?

In posts on a PSE Q&A, I found two diagrams in this answer, each connected to verbiage by arrows in a sequence that conflicts with information in a more recent NASA video. As my experience ...
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Why haven’t I got this badge yet?

I have gotten 30 of the required 30 days with well received questions required to get inquisitive and yet I’ve not been awarded the badge, why is this?
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What is this question lacking?

Consider this question: I have been thinking about the idea of illusionary current. Consider the following situation I have a rod which has a mass $m$ and hence does have the virtue to perform work ...
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Question disappeared

Yesterday I took sometime to try to understand a mix up of duplicates, due to a user submitting three times a question, and flagged it for a moderator. This morning all three questions have ...
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How is my question off topic when I'm asking what would be the outcome of a particular experiment and what would the results mean?

My question here was recently closed marked as off topic and not main stream physics and serially downvoted with no one even understanding the question in my opinion. I don't think this is fair. I ...
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Is this "serial downvoting"?

I'm just now looking at my recent reputation changes and I see eight downvotes on various different answers I posted over seemingly one single day. I'm wondering if this is serial downvoting by a ...
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Why does my question need 'details or clarity?'

I asked this question, which is simply about how an outside observer would observe an in falling object into a black hole. The question is simple and clear: Due to the slowing of time as the event ...
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What is the proper way to make a community wiki at physics.stackexchange?

So I posted this: A List of Divergent Series and Where they appear in Physics? And I want it to be a community wiki not a standard Q&A question. The process here appears to be done on the ...
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Why are all questions given a tag homework and exercise and then closed?

Recently, I wrote a question (you can see here). Which doesn't involve finding the value of an expression, nor a difficult calculation. The first thing: This should not be considered a "homework ...
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MathJax does not show the equations properly

I tried to answer a question and in the edit mode MathJax shows the equations properly, but when I click on "save" some equations are not rendered (?) at all, and I see only the MathJax code....
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I can't ask questions even if there are only 2 questions with negative points, why?

I have been actively asking and answering but now it seems like just because of some negative votes I am unable to ask questions, and downvotes don't even leave the comments.
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Why downvotes on three separate answers in a short amount of time, two times?

It seems that someone doesn't like me, for whatever reason, because three answers of mine have been downvoted in less than one minute the Mar 19 at 8:45 (votes corrected now): Can black holes ...
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I want to ask a question that is similar, but not identical, to an existing one

I would like to know why hot air holds more water vapor. There is this question: Why does hot air contain more water? But I would like a more quantitative explanation. Ideally, an explanation based on,...
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Question about the underlying concepts that will validate the existing answers

Courtesy link: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/441290/ That question above was closed as needing more focus after the question already had an answer. I had to edit the question so that ...
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Question still attracting downvotes

It is the same question which I have mentioned at On-topic question about wavelengths. It took several edits for the question to be reopened. Yet, my question has 6 downvotes and 1 upvote. Apart from ...
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Why was this question deleted despite having no issues as far as I can see?

Some days ago someone asked a question which was genuine. I don't know, but why was it deleted?
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On-topic question about wavelengths

I made several edits to a question about wavelengths. Each version of this question was marked as off-topic. Since I cannot post new question on the Physics site, I need to work on improving my ...
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Meta question displays differently in Home and Questions

On the Home page of Physics Meta, the question “Why can I still no longer ask questions?” is attributed to user250478, but on the Questions page it is attributed to a user who uses his name. Why do ...
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Who or what closes questions here on the Physics Stack Exchange site?

Who or what closes questions here on the Physics Stack Exchange site? None of my questions are "homework" questions, and I wish whoever closes them would actually "read them more ...
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How do I make png files display smaller?

I just submitted this question, and I don't like the way my .png image renders. I often make diagrams in questions and answers using Microsoft paint, which produces a .png. In Physics stack exchange ...
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Is there a way to search for downvoted or negative questions to answer?

Questions with negative votes are generally not displayed at the top and are sometimes hidden. Is there a way to specifically look up for negative voted or inactive questions on the site? The ...
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Can a question be closed if it exists on another Stack Exchange site?

Can a question be closed or called a duplicate if it has already been asked with or without answers on another Stack Exchange site? Since many topics of physics and biology tend to intersect with ...
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I don't know how to be on-topic

I asked this question that got closed as off-topic and I don't know what makes it on-topic. Clicking on one of the links takes me to a page that says "A homework question is any question whose ...
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Getting Copy of Deleted Answer

There was an answer on this question that I thought was really helpful. In fact, I really need the references provided in that answer, but I don't have enough rep to view deleted answers. Would ...
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Possibility to protect question even when closed?

This PSE question is now closed for being a duplicate. This means that no one (less than 10k rep?/no unprotect priv.) can answer. The purpose of "protect question" is to "Protect this ...
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How do I get the reviewers to provide more informative comments on question closure?

My question has been closed with the comment that it is a "homework-like" or "check my work" question. I have read the posts recommended by the reviewers to address the issues and ...
Daniel Genin's user avatar
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What is the distribution of phone users vs question score?

I'm frequently visiting the physics Stack Exchange site via my phone and sometimes I ask a question too. While by design the phone is not optimal for asking a question as compared to a laptop or PC. I'...
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What does it take for a user to get an answer ban?

There is a user who has answered almost 90 questions and gotten, if I added correctly, a net -76 votes. The range of net votes on individual answers is from -9 to +1. This indicates to me that this ...
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Flag declined even thought it was (possibly) correct

I've flagged this post with the 'other' option for flags, and described it as 'Homework question'. The post was closed as a homework question, and my flag was declined. The justification was that I ...
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Trying to upload images I get

Failed to upload image; an error occurred on the server Whether the image is shown in diminution on the left or not, and whether it's is JPEG or PNG. What is up?
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My posts downvoted

I am autistic. It's easy for the physics Stack Exchange team to say I need to amend, so I'm learning as I go. One criticism was that a poster couldn't understand a question. I showed them the ...
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Upvote not reflecting in reputation points?

So I asked a question and got an upvote on it but it's not reflecting in my reputation. Why is that? Is it a bug?
More Anonymous's user avatar
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How do you trace posts from inactive members?

I read an interesting post by post by user # xyxy. I tried to reach other posts by the same author, searching by user:xyxy, but I didn't get any returns, since the account has been deleted. Is it ...
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