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Flagging vandalism

If I see a post which is vandalism (like this one, only visible to 10k users -- consisting of random characters), what am I supposed to flag it as? (Concretely, I remember both "spam" and "rude or ...
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About my post - Optics - Snell's law (Finding distances) [duplicate]

My post was closed but in addition to that it was deleted. I will like to discuss why the post was totally deleted. I don't understand why the reaction was so 'STRONG' that my post had to be deleted.
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How can a user participate on Physics Stack exchange properly if the user have some problems with English Language

We all know users on our PSE come from all parts of the world and it seems obvious that if someone is using the internet he/she must be writing and understanding English properly. But in some ...
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How can I flag a harmful anonymous suggested edit?

I'm new to the "Suggested Edits" review queue. Recently, I was asked to review an edit suggested by an anonymous user which if accepted would actively harm our site. I rejected the edit. Is there a ...
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Do reopen votes expire or disappear?

I noticed that a question where I had cast a reopen vote now is listed as having no reopen votes. Do reopen votes disappear under certain circumstances or expire? Do close votes also do the same?
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Many deleted users

Apparently, quite a number of users have been deleted in the last month or so. I've noticed it because, as I haven't been very active lately, my rep score has been declining due to their removed votes....
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A question (which now looks like it was previously incomplete) being modified in such away that the previous answers become useless

This question was posted by user 202. As can be seen from the edit history that the question was incomplete at first(though I didn't knew that till today) (the previous question was scattered all over ...
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Can this question be salvaged? (updated)

I am making an analogy between the history of arts and physics and wanted to make sure that the physics side is correct. As such, the question is probably not a good fit for this site, but maybe it ...
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Is there any way to know how many users are currently online at a given time? [duplicate]

Usually I find that maximum traffic occurs on this site around (8:00 pm to 4:00 am, as per Indian Standard Time (IST, UTC+05:30)), but I don't have any concrete data related to it. So Is there a way ...
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Is there any way to retract my suggested edit?

I often suggest tag edits in which I add the homework-and-exercises tag to homework like questions. In some cases, these questions are closed as off topic even before my edit is reviewed. So, in that ...
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How can I re-flag a question?

There are some posts which I have flagged and some action is genuinely required for those posts. I would say they are recent, but there were even more recent flags raised by me which were quickly ...
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Who posts in the “Backup Room -The H-Bar”?

While visiting the chat section I found a room named Backup Room – The h Bar.Though it seems to me that people don't chat over there rather I found that list of hot network questions are posted. But ...
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Why is the +number in the physics SE users list different from the +number in my profile (on a yearly basis)?

My reputation change on the user list on the Physics SE site this year is about +1500, as can be seen. But according to my profile on that site which can also be seen, my reputation change is only ...
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Possible vandalism?

Sorry to bother everyone, but I found this particular link over on the physics main page Could the recent evidence of a gravitational force orbiting the solar system indicate not the existence of a ...
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Should I myself edit the question or encourage the OP to do so?

Everyday, many questions are posted on this site(Physics SE) which need to be edited because of many different reasons (like MathJax, grammar, typos, tags etc.). Now, I am okay with the grammar, typos,...
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Should I delete my comments once the OP has acted accordingly?

The title is a bit vague. Let me explain. Now, just yesterday, I posted a comment like this and this. In these comments, I requested the OP to use Mathjax and to avoid using images. Now, both the ...
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Why aren't my questions marked as hot?

I've asked a several questions (for example, one about gravity waves (3k views) in the two last days With more than 2k views. So not too long ago. There is another question (I don't want with say who ...
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Downvoting costs one reputation point

Today I downvoted an answer and flagged it, too. Now I get negative scores. Presumably, because I wrote a comment on a bad answer, which is downvoted by others too. Although, I do not care too much ...
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Should I edit closed or duplicate, but recently active questions?

The title says it all. While surfing through the questions page in Physics SE, sometimes I stumble upon a few closed and duplicate questions which are begging me to get salvaged. Simply put, they ...
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References to closed questions and their visibility

I am puzzled by an apparent possibility of incoherence of the site behavior. Let me use a specific case as an example. As a comment to a recent question on SE.physics, @dmckee cited a link as a ...
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New notice banners

From I have found that new notice banners have started appearing on questions. Some examples are: But what was the reason for this new look? Why aren't they question closed as homework and exercise ...
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How can I start a chat, if there is not a box suggesting to do it?

If I can start a chat, just copying one or two comments "by hand" won't be a problem, but I cannot even find a way to start it at all.
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What to do about somebody spamming the site with posts that don't seem to be Questions but rather a show off?

Recently somebody is posting their papers on the site in the name of Questions but which doesn't seem so. Rather the papers are (a kind of) show off. Aren't there any policies for such (as we have for ...
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Spike in my reputations

Today when I opened physics stack exchange chemistry I found that my reputation spiked up to 495 whereas yesterday it was around 335(not much but still), for which I don't know how it happened? I just ...
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Is it right to post the same answer twice?

The question Why pouring milk from a height makes a chain shape? is marked as a duplicate of the question Wavy stream of liquid. The first one is about the chain-shape of a stream of flowing milk ...
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When is the bounty awarded?

My answer to a question with bounty was accepted, I suppose by the OP, but I did not get the bounty, not yet, anyway. Granted, the bounty was posted by a different person than the OP. I was under the ...
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How to navigate answers?

I have been using/contributing to StackExchange for about a year. I have thus seen what must be a common phenomenon: the same, or very similar, questions coming up again and again. I know there is ...
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Regarding asking a question [duplicate]

Actually when I was a new user to the site, I posted the homework-type questions. But as the time passes I learn, and understand how to ask a good question, as I learn a lot from the site. But now ...
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About synonymous tags

While asking asking a question I noticed that there are two similar tags weak-interaction and weak-interactions which leads to question for their necessity. Should any of these be deleted? If not why?
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How to get a direct link to a particular answer?

I'm kinda sure that I have seen direct links to answers posted before. How can I get a link to a particular answer? Or am I wrong?
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How to sign/log out on this website?

How do you do it? I don't see a "sign/log out" button anywhere. The quality thing is really annoying right now.
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Are the criteria for an automatic question ban known? [duplicate]

I’m asking because I noticed a member who has asked five questions, all of which have been significantly downvoted (on average, worse than -7), but who has not received a ban. I thought that members ...
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Why was my question closed even though the duplicate is different and was unanswered?

I asked this question a few months ago- https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/479846/proof-of-ohms-law (auto-deleted; screenshot) I was looking for a particular proof and explicitly mentioned ...
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Is it possible to see deleted answers?

I saw a thought-provoking answer to my question: How many worlds are there during branching in the many worlds interpretation? Is there anyway for me to re-see the answer before it was deleted?
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How to place a bounty on a slight modification of a question that is not mine?

I have been thinking a lot about the question: If a mass moves close to the speed of light, does it turn into a black hole? But I didn't find the answers satisfactory. I have two options: Ask the ...
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Help with book suggestions [duplicate]

If I am to ask for book suggestions on a certain topic, where should I ask? Should I ask on Physics Stack Exchange? If so, what tag should I use?
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Time of waiting to exit out from the question ban [duplicate]

Having since a few days this message "You have reached your question limit. Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See the Help Center to learn more." I wanted to know the ...
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Unable to Post Questions [duplicate]

I was just now trying to post a question via my Android based smartphone using the App on Physics SE but it is not accepting my question and sending a message stating that we are no longer accepting ...
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What is the policy for linking? E.g.: Why should we link to abstract pages rather than pdf files? How do we cite arXiv preprints?

As a comment to one of my contributions, I received the comment: In the future please link to abstract pages rather than pdf files. Fine. I am happy to follow up on this suggestion. Can anybody ...
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Error in grammar/distribution of votes

Recently, I came across an incident in which I flagged a question as it was unclear. But, the message reads: Put on hold as unclear what you are asking. Even, I suffered a deduction of 2 votes. When I ...
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How Can I Ask for an Expert Opinion Without Getting My Question Put On Hold for Soliciting Opinions?

Recently this question about the von Neumann Interpretation of QM (a.k.a. the Consciousness Causes Collapse Hypothesis, CCCH) was put on hold within days of being asked. The reason given was that it ...
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How work Physics.SE and Mathematics.SE about mathematical/physic question

In these two years I'm always trying to understand how to write well my questions. Some of my Physics questions necessarily also require mathematical knowledge that I don't have at the moment and the ...
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Why did my ancient question suddenly got attention?

Almost exactly 4 years ago (07.18.15) I asked this average-awful question: Naked singularity: how would it behave?. At that time I got a mediocore answer the same day that I accepted a bit later, got ...
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Can we report moderators for abuse of power? [duplicate]

Does this site have any protection against abuse of power by moderators? Is there a way we can report their misconducts? For example, for maliciously deleting comments.
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How to add corrected URL when I can't comment?

Looking at this question: Change of system of coordinates for the stress matrix The comment by Samuel Weir (first one) links to a url that is is not displaying the equations (at least on all of my ...
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Why am I not allowed to ask a question? [duplicate]

I do not understand why should I be barred from asking questions despite having asked some question with very good reputations.
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What does “people reached” mean?

I can't elaborate but what does this these words people reached mean? For example:- 15k people reached.
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Ashamed of my own answer. Should I delete it?

I have been on physics stack exchange for about four years. Some of my answers I am proud of some of them not so much. There is one particular answer where I did my best at the time but I lacked the ...
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What's required for the lifting of a temporary question ban?

Although it has been in place for more than a year, the only question ban I've encountered on any Stack Exchange site was a temporary one that would have supposedly allowed me to ask one more question ...
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How do answers with a score of zero affect the reputation?

On May 29, I answered the question Biggest string theory competitors, which had been posted April 10 on Physics Stack Exchange, that was put on hold later on May 29 because it was felt that "answers ...

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