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Why there's no tag of quantum chaos in physics.stackexchange.com?

Why there's no tag of quantum chaos in physics.stackexchange.com?
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Is there any way I can gift some reputation points to another user?

I want to talk in a chatroom with some user to discuss a topic. But that user has less than 20 reputation. Is there any way I can gift him 20 of my reputation points?
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Where should I ask a question about Anatoli Bugorski?

I want to ask about Anatoli Bugorski, the scientist who accidentally put his head in an active particle accelerator. My question is about the shape of his wound, and I don't understand why it was ...
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How can I set a bounty?

I'd like to set a bounty to one of my questions, but I can't find a link for that. Is that because I have commented that question myself? The question is this.
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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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Why can't I vote two times to reopen a question?

This question received hot attention initially. Then it was closed. I and others didn't agree and voted to reopen. And so it was. Then, again, the question was closed. I wanted to reopen it, but ...
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Request to reopen an old question

I am following the advice given in community wiki answer and making a request to the Physic.SE community to reopen this question. The reason I believe the question should be reopened is because it is ...
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Conditions for on-site preservation of an answer

I answered a question made by someone who has not been seen on the site since April 29, 2016. It's my impression that "accepted" answers (answers accepted by the participant who had ...
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I know the answer but the site prevents me from answering because I have no reputation. What am I to do?

Why does the bathroom become hot after a bath? I know the answer but the site prevents me from answering because I have no reputation. What am I to do?
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Where are the new questions?

I apologize if I am delusional and imagined this, but I believe that in a not-so-distant past it was possible to display questions sorted by date so as to get the most recent ones on top of the list. ...
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Need help finding old deleted question

I wrote a question, and later provided my own answer. I spent a decent amount of time writing up that answer and I would like to have it for my notes, but it seems like it was deleted at some point. ...
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Why was my question from 4 years ago recently deleted?

I think it's a reasonable question which can be answered. Why was it deleted?
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Specific tag to add for my questions

With this question I would like to know what specific tag I can include in my questions on Physics.SE since most of them are about clarifications or curiosities or doubts that I encounter for my ...
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What is the meaning of “bc” in physics stack exchange?

That’s all. This might sound stupid, but that’s it. I got a comment on one of my questions. It read: Is your problem with the result or the Mathematical formalism? Bc you can easily show that the ...
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Is it possible to know why a question vanished from my “recent inbox messages”?

I have been for several days discussing a question with the asker using comments. Yesterday a message appeared asking me if I wanted to move the discussion to a chat. I asked the question asker if he ...
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Is there a way to find where I have made some comments earlier or recently?

It would be better if someone can tell me a way through which I can find the post by myself rather than being completely dependent on moderators or the Stack Exchange team. Any suggestions?
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Why are coloured parts of questions removed?

Out of curiosity, after I learnt the use of MathJax if I thought it necessary (obviously may be not for others), I used the colour code to mark any point of my question, but some users suggest edits ...
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Meta question closed as opinion-based [closed]

I do not like it my meta question, Why has my question from October 16, 2019 been downvoted?, has also been closed as opinion based because I asked a meta question about my own question. Why is my ...
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Why has my question from October 16, 2019 been downvoted? [closed]

One of my questions from October 16, 2019, Why is the ångström not a metric unit? And why is the ångström spelled with the Swedish/Finnish letters "å" and "&#...
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How do I reopen a question that was incorrectly reported as off-topic?

A few days ago, I asked a question related to the addition of magnetic flux densities when there are multiple magnets in a specific piece of equipment. For some reason, it was considered off-topic, ...
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Reward closed question

I was thinking on add a reward to this question (not asked by me): Two blocks are placed side by side on a surface (friction is present). What is the frictional force distribution between two blocks? ...
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Will SE block me if my questions are consistently marked as off-topic?

What will happen to my account if I post off-topic posts quite frequently, albeit not intentionally?
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What is the maximum limit of suspension on the 'Physics' Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]

Today I came across an account (link removed) which had been suspended for a very long time. Is there any other instances for such suspensions? What are the probable reasons of very long time ...
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How can I find a [cosmology] question where I cannot remember any text or title for a search?

I answered a question and I have saved a copy of the text from my answer. Is there a way I can search for this? ADDED I should have added this a while ago, but I forgot about it after I went through ...
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How can I get the order of questions in a search to be by date?

I frequently do a search with the following: [cosmology] answers:0 . I would like the questions ordered by the date they were asked with the most recent first. How ...
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Is there a convenient way to find questions which I have previously answered?

I started my participation yesterday, and I was very gratefully and pleasantly surprised to receive a perfect answer. I also looked through 10 pages of unanswered questions, and I answered a few. Now ...
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What are the criteria for putting a question less than 5 years old on the front page after editing it to include info from a newly-cited source?

When I had attempted to edit an answer so as to add some detail, I was told that details should be included in comments, as an edit would cause the question and its answer to display on the front page....
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What happens after being put in the penalty box two (or more) times? [duplicate]

I've been thrown in the penalty box because I allegedly made rude comments and I had to cool down. What happens if one is thrown in the box for a second (or third, fourth...) time? Will he/she (or I) ...
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What happens after being put in the penalty box twice (or more)? [duplicate]

I've been thrown in the penalty box because I allegedly made rude comments and I had to cool down. What happens if one is thrown in the box for a second (or third, fourth...) time? Will he/she (or I) ...
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Problem with deletion of comments

Someone decided to delete all comments posted under my question here: Do "almost black holes" exist? This is insane, there were valuable comments. They should have been moved to chat if they ...
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What are the principles for editing another person's question?

If I wish to edit a question to improve its quality, what are the general guidelines to keep in mind? Sometimes I feel I deviate from the OP's original style when I use formatting. So, what all ...
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Can this question be migrated, if the reason to close it was specifically being off topic and more of an engineering question?

I have this question: Why are turbines more effective than propellers on airplanes? Unfortunately, it has been closed. The reason is off topic and specifically belonging rather to Engineering. I do ...
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Why do I get a -1 point every time I downvote a post?

Do you lose reputation for downvoting?
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Using chemical formulas

Using chemical formulas I've tried using, now be careful: dollar-sign backslash letter "ce" opening-brace chemical-formula closing-brace dollar-sign. Unlike on Chemistry, it is not working ...
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What to do when you have multiple good answers?

Alright, this is probably a weird question but sometimes I get two competing answers to a question both of which I think are very good. So, in case of a tie, how do I choose the answers?
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Re-asking this specific reference request [duplicate]

A few days ago, I requested reference for TVMF. Unfortunately, this question was downvoted without a reason specified giving no space to improve and inappropriately making the question potentially ...
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Why don't some questions on Physics Stack Exchange have any answers for the past many years with very high votes? Why are they not active now?

The below links are two examples of such questions which are not answered in 7-8 years. I also read on that questions that they were active some 3-4 years ago. What is the problem with these types of ...
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Why did I not get my badge? [duplicate]

Its been weeks since I asked 5 well received questions, but I haven't yet received the Curious badge. Can anybody tell me the reason to this?
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Unable to add the [classical-electrodynamics] tag

Resource reference for Induction due to Time Varying Magnetic Fields (TVMF) I asked this question 5 minutes before posting it here. I have tried to add the tag classical-electrodynamics but it just ...
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“Talkative” badge on meta

Yesterday I was awarded the Talkative badge on the main site for one message being starred out of ten message posted in chat. According to me, chat is same for main ...
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What differently can I do to be helpful to the community by answering?

When I joined Stack Exchange I started answering questions and gained a positive response from the community. But these days, I don't feel like my answers help anyone anymore. If you look into my ...
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How do tags get associated badges?

I have a general question about how topic tags become associated with a vote-based badge. For instance, if I receive 100 upvotes on answers for at least 20 non-community wiki answers with the ...
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How can I reopen the question as community wiki post?

This post is closed by a moderator. I think the reason is that it starts to have too many answers which I didn't expect. How can I reopen this question? I want to convert it to Community wiki post but ...
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How can I start a conversation with a specific user (in chat or otherwise)?

Say I provided an answer to a question, and then another user commented on my answer pointing out some mistakes. I realise my answer has serious flaws and decided to delete it. Now, I want to talk to ...
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Error on bounty assignment

My fault, when assigning bounty to his question: Lagrangian mechanics, infinitesimal movements expressed in coordinate basis I've pushed on an answer not the expected one (yes, even after the warning ...
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Adding length-contraction tag won't work

I recently asked this question. Before posting, I added the tags special-relativity and length-contraction, but after posting, only the special-relativity tag remained. I tried multiple times to edit ...
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Question with broad application closed as homework question

I just asked a question about how to figure out how fast a room will cool, and what the name for this type of problem is, so I can do more research, and potentially find the answer to it in the ...
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Closed question appeal, improvement

Understanding the total energy in a AA battery It's not a homework question, and seems very applicable to others. My question had very little to do with the math, and everything to do with the ...
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Creating a separate platform for books and research papers?

Physics Stack Exchange is doing well in terms of helping thousands of students and researchers in spreading the understanding of physics, with its world best question-and-answer scheme, but making ...
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Where does scoring of questions and answers come from?

I see that some of my questions and answers have a positive and negative integer score. Where does this score come from? I am new on this site.

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