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Is it right to post the same answer twice?

This question was marked as a duplicate of this question. The first one was about the chain-shape of a stream of flowing milk and the second one was about the helical shape of a stream of flowing ...
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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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Why is this question on hold?

If gravity is a fictitious force, whats its real force counterpart? Why this question is on hold? I tried to ask the same question in 3 ways!(not including the title) And some people have put it on ...
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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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Automatic rejection of edit where I only added tags

To my surprise, I tried to add a couple of tags to this question but the edit was automatically rejected with an error message about how the changes must be at least 6 characters long, pointing to the ...
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Why am I shown a banner which suggests I add a comment whenever I downvote?

This question is obsolete, as explained. After asking about why it was not encouraged to ask downvoters to give a reason, I received a number of firm answers that contain a lot of good reasons (and ...
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What are the rules of chat when it is used to extend a discussion initiated with comments?

When there are too many comments in a question, I am offered to move things to chat. That makes perfect sense, or at least I guess it does. Anyway, after I accepted the automatic suggestion to create ...
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FAQ for Physics Stack Exchange

Frequently Asked Questions This thread is an index of Frequently Asked Questions, and other resources, for Physics Stack Exchange. General questions about Stack Exchange For general questions about ...
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How does the reason for closing a question correspond to the actual question?

My most recent question, Why do we assume fundamental properties like charge or mass do not consume anything? (currently deleted while I rephrase it), was put on hold given the following reason: "We ...
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How do I retrieve the starred questions? [duplicate]

I hope this is the right place to ask. If not I will delete and ask somexhere else (where though?). I noticed there is a star I can click next to vote arrows close to questions title. So I thought I ...
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Ask to have questionable activity reviewed

I have seen some similar questions answered by a certain same person. And when I post my answer, it immediately get voted down by that person before even enough time for them to see it. They may be ...
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How can I improve this question?

Eight months ago, I asked a question here that had almost immediately received a negative scoring with little to no constructive criticism on how I could improve the question. I, however, got a useful ...
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About stack exchange problem solving website

My reputation is 61. I can't upload photo in problem solving website. When will I be able to upload a photo in this website?
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Are questions about research topic considered to be on topic on Phys.SE?

I'm interested in working in a PhD research on a particular field. I've talked to a professor that despite his interest in supervising this work he would like me to come up with a few concrete ...
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Why this question was closed?

I don't think that this question should be closed? A question on rigid body dynamics This was closed as unclear but I think that I explained it at my best! What should I do to edit it? If this is ...
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What is the meaing of 'greyed out' questions?

'greyed out' or faded questions seemed to appear for me about a month ago. I do not remember seeing them before that. What is the meaning of this? Who does it? How is it done? What is its purpose? ...
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Help needed. format turned colored and with bubbles when I hit a question

A nonsense format comes up when I hit on the list of Physics a question to look at it. Colors and bubbles and distracting fuss. Help please. It happened after I rejected and edit by xray0, but it ...
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Negative rep score when neither question nor my answer were downvoted

My answer to this question- Wood: A Naturally Occurring Composite Material? was green-checked as "accepted", although neither the question nor my answer were upvoted (both show zero). However, my ...
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Reputation of the user increased without activity

I noticed a user profile who has joined today, has not got any upvote for questions nor has answered any question on physics.SE, how did his reputation surge to 101 within such a short period of time?
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Can one move a chat back to comments?

How can I move a chat back to comments? In complying to the automated admonition to move comments to chat, I discovered that MathJax is was no longer rendered. This is unacceptable in this ...
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Answer incorrectly deleted

My answer to the question, "effect of fiber optic on NA" was deleted with the reason given being, "Please don't post complete answers to the underlying problem in homework-like questions." I believe ...
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Questions about statements in papers

I often read papers and am stuck on important statements/equations that are not satisfactorily explained to my understanding. Sometimes references are provided, but even then it's cumbersome to ...
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Please help me convert the comments on this question to “let us continue this discussion in chat”

Without the link that's provided after enough back-and-forth, it's not clear to me how to easily "continue this discussion in chat." Could someone help on Don't heavier objects actually fall ...
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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 ...