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Why am I not able to use @ to reply to some person?

e.g. I reply to "jim124" by writing "@jim124: Thank you for you answer, but… ". However, the result is "Thank you for you answer, but… " ignoring "@jim124 ". Is there anything wrong?
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The problem with community wiki

This is not a great problem. While poking into a question yesterday, I thought I might answer (as it didn't get a lot of attention though). Today (I mean, NOW) I see my post under "community wiki". I ...
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Bounty for attention (though it's a good question) [closed]

Ok, Guys. Recently, I poked into this question: James Webb Space Telescope's halo orbit at Lagrange point L2 asked by @Michael which is pretty good. As it didn't get enough attention, I started a ...
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How can I see why my comment flag was declined?

If I remember it correctly, unsuccessfully flagged regular posts appear explicitly in my flagging history, (marked as declined) and a message is left by the person who handled it, saying why the flag ...
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Jed Rothwell's answer to cold fusion question

Is it possible to get an answer as to why Jed Rothwell's answer to this question: What are the challenges to achieving cold fusion? was deleted? I am sure that this is somewhat borderline, since the ...
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Official policy on astronomy and physics education cited in answers

I have looked around and haven't seen anything specifically addressing my question so please kindly point me in the right direction if I have overlooked anything. What is the official policy for ...
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How to write units in latex code for this website?

I wanted to write that uncertainty $\Delta x$ is 12 angstroms. I wanted to use the symbol for angstrom instead of spelling it out entirely. How to write SI units on this website? I tried the ...
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How can I “manually” move an existing discussion to chat?

I'd like to move an existing discussion, that consists so far of just a few comments, to chat instead of deleting the comments that are off topic to the issue of the question. Can something like ...
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Is it possible to follow a user on Stack Exchange?

If I like the answers posted by a user on Stack Exchange, is there a way to follow the user? like for example, set an alert so that whenever he asks a question or replies to a question, it is notified ...
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my account is under vote down attack

who is moderator of this website, because my account is under attack im pretty sure its just one person sending me these too much vote down
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How to hide personal information like email address in one's profile

How to hide personal information like email address in one's profile, since I do not want my email to be seen by others?
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Quality standard… What is it?

This happens many times (to me) in meta... (Now, it happened 5 times) What does it mean by "Oops! This question cannot be submitted because, It doesn't meet our quality standards". And, at last, it's ...
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Why my account is locked from suggesting edits?

When and Why is an account not allowed to suggest edits..? (Not in META) Is there any limit for a day..? that after crossing it, the account wouldn't be allowed to suggest edits. Anyway most of the ...
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How to Delete Closed Questions?

What would happen to closed questions..? (Are they deleted after some period?) I know that we could delete it after 2 days. But what if it has answers, It can't be deleted still..? How would I delete ...
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Down-voting and no comments

In these sites, down-voting has become a passion to prove intelligence. Yesterday, I got two upvoted answers downvoted simultaneously (Someone has down-voted both within 1 min). I think they're too ...
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How do I flag a question or answer for comment pruning?

There's a lot of unnecessary comments to my answer which ideally should all be deleted IMO. So how do I do this or flag it for attention?
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Deleting 'tHooft's comments

I am afraid that David will delete comments of 'tHooft, and others, on threads where he has participated. I don't like to see any of 'tHooft's writing go anywhere, at least not for a long time, so ...
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Sprechen and les-trace

Here is a question which is vaguely comprehending, but bordering on nonsense: Is the Chern-Simons integral of gauge fields over black hole singularities zero? It gets a total nonsense answer and ...
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sex spam and offenses of user in my rss feed

just wanted to report this, probably gets deleted here immediately, but is there a way to keep such "questions" spam out of rss feed too, maybe delay time, till questions is added to front page and ...
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How do I find community wikis?

I'm curious to see what topics the wikis cover, but I don't know how to find/locate them. I tried doing a tag search for "community-wiki" but it didn't show up anything.
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If I @ a user not in the post, will that user be notified?

I posted a question and later found a comment related to my question in another post, so I'd like to invite the comment-maker to say more in my post. So if I @ that user, will he/she be notified?
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When should I use “soft-question” tag? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the [soft-question] tag for? I have seen "soft-question" tag on main site. I want to know its purpose. And, why is it here?
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Please undelete this question

I deleted this question because I thought its irrelevant: Why did Standard Model never sense a requirement to include gravitational quantum? But, someone from community told me that its reasonable. ...
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Simplified method to change the avatar picture?

I just wanted to change my avatar picture into something nicer, but I did not succeed because this Gravatar thing is so annoying (I could not create an account/log in applying my usual login data, ...
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What determines if a post is editable?

I'd really like to fix a typo in this question: Do we see color with higher frequency first? But for some reason only the 'link' and 'flag' options are visible to me (no 'edit' or 'retag'). I've ...
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Add the ability to have rejected “edit proposals” reviewed independantly or by vote

i have recently recieved a few rejections to proposed edits that i think are exactly the same "value" as other proposals with exactly the same amount and type of suggestions. Is there a peer review ...
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Reputation missing from TP merge?

I had posted on question to TP:SE, and the question was merged, but I don't seem to have the additional reputation points added (admittedly a small number). My only evidence of missing the reputation ...
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Is it a Software Problem'?

My last two revisions on the posting "Is the Graveyard really so Serious?" at [physics.stackexchange.com/Questions] has not figured in the TOP questions list to be accessed through the link: physics....
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user was removed

When does that happen? I found a 4+ in my sum and tried to see for what, and got "user was removed" instead of a link to the question.
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David Zaslavsky moved comments, no good

David Zaslavsky is at it again: he has moved the (short) comment discussion here: Are gravitomagnetic monopoles hypothesized? which he called "inappropriate". I thought he deleted them, but he moved ...
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Any advice on how to modify or improve my question for improved clarity

What technologies and advances in current mathematical theory will be necessary to predict quantum probability with 100% Certainty? If not is this off topic in a specific way? Does the way this ...
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What's up with locking this question?

This question: How is it possible that we see light from shortly after the big bang? originally presented a wrong theory bordering on nonsense, and asked "what's wrong with this theory". no ...
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Quantum computing questions from TP

Looks like the quantum-computing questions from TP>SE made their way out here by accident (I think they were supposed to be hand-flagged and migrated which may not have worked out). I myself don't ...
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“Show Code” features (MathML/TeX) in the context menu don't work [duplicate]

Explanation of issue: The option to "Show Source Code" of rendered math blocks/lines doesn't work as expected. Steps to reproduce: Right click on any block/line of rendered math on any page and ...
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Full migration of Theoretical Physics SE questions to Physics SE

The younger brother "Theoretical Physics Stack Exchange" will abolished in a week or so, http://meta.theoreticalphysics.stackexchange.com/questions/245/theoretical-physics-is-closing due to the ...
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Questions about “Atomic Structure”

Well, I'm new on "Physics.SE" and, I'd like to learn if we're allowed to ask, discuss and learn about the "Atomic Structure" and "Electrons" on the "Physics"? If so, I'd love to give it a try very ...
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Why am I not able to post a comment?

I just tried to post a (certainly not too long) comment but as I tried to submit it, the number of characters left turned negative and red and the submission failed: Why does this happen to me? ...
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I cannot find my question

I wonder whether it was deleted. I do not remember the name, but it included a statement that the computers will be never capable to model and predict the behavior of all people, thus the suggested ...
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How do I retract an upvote?

I know that I did not like it too much as it happend without explanation to me; but I promise that I will leave a corresponding comment. The comment is actually already there ... So my question is do ...
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problem logging in at meta stack overflow

Trying to login at https://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/login via StackExchange (leftmost item) gives the error message: ...
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Attack on my account

It seems somebody pursues me, downvoting all my questions and answers: ...
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Is it possible to undelete a question?

Is there a way to undelete a question? I deleted it, and now when I try to re-post it, I cannot as the system recognizes it as a duplicate question.
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when does a reputation day begin and end?

https://physics.stackexchange.com/faq#reputation says ''You can earn a maximum of 200 reputation per day.'' I am just curiuos: does this mean no more than 200 in any 24h time window, or in a ...
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How to log in in chat with existing account

I am a member of physics stack exchange and am able to access my account in it. But after chat was enabled on my account I could not log in as it said my account didn't exist. At the same time I am ...
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Would the question about physics books recommendation for younger kids be on-topic?

I'm looking for a book that would be appropriate for advanced elementary school aged kids describing basics of physics (for those fluent in Russian, an English equivalent of the book "почему вода ...
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How can I remove a downvote?

After a clarifying discussion I see that my downvote was not necessary. Do I have to wait until the post is edited and then upvote or is there another possibility?
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Mysterious disappearance of an “upvote”?

How can it happen that I suddenly lose an upvote on this question How can Kaluza-Klein particles be told apart from winding modes at the LHC? (I had 3) together with 5 reputation points? Upon clicking ...
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Sock puppetting? Meat puppetting? Vigilante Mobs? What's up here?

This question has lain dormant for months. It wasn't bumped, nothing happened. Suddenly, I get three downvotes (and one up vote) within a 24 hour period. How can I be sure somebody isn't meat ...
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How can I undo an upvote of a comment?

I want to ask just what is in the title: How can I undo an accidental upvote of a comment?
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“Highlighted” Questions in the recent or newest list? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Question appears “blue”? What does it mean that certain questions are highlighted by a transparent green background when I scroll on the main page through the "...