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Offensive user name

Is there a way to flag a user for the name? I noticed this user's name after answering this question. I don't know about any policies on user names, but this one seems like it could very well ...
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How to view number of views on mobile app

How does one view the number of views to a particular post? I can’t seem to find it. Perhaps someone can send a screenshot to help?
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What happens to helpful flagged posts [duplicate]

I see my flag being marked as helpful. What does that mean? I do not see the post being removed, or anything happening to it. Why?
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Why are some posts shown with a pink background in the list of flags I've raised?

Upon looking under the list of posts I flagged, some are pending/ helpful. Under those helpful ones, some are highlighted in red. What does that mean?
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Earning badges more than once

What happens say if u got 2 posts with >10000 views. Do you get 2 famous question badges or 1? It is said: Question with 10,000 views. This badge can be awarded multiple times under the description.
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Retracting flags

Initially I wanted to flag a question because of certain reasons. However, after the OP edited, I do not want to flag anymore. 1. Would my flag be declined? 2. Should I retract my flag?
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What is a well-received post?

There is a badge awarded for 5 well-received posts. How does one define well-received? Based on views or votes? How many of each are needed? The badge also mentions positive question record. What ...
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Why are my posts being rated negatively?

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: Screw falling in an elevator I haven't used this site much before but I asked two questions recently which were both rated -1. I have no idea ...
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Why doesn't one get points for an upvoted question on PhysicsMeta?

Why does one get no 5 points for an upvoted question in this place? I ask this because I asked this question, for which I got 3 upvotes, but no +15 points. Poor me!
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Cannot find a question upon statistical mechanics I commented on

perhaps you can help me track down a question I commented on (cannot find my comments in my list). It was about the Heisenberg and Schrödinger pictures of classical mechanics. I remember telling the ...
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After Three years I returned to stackexchange to ask one question and get question banned …:p [duplicate]

After three years I returned to stackexchange to ask one question. Because it was not recieved well, I am now banned from asking with this account. Really? Three years on and there is no room for one ...
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Disappeared question

My question Dark matter as invisible part of the Heisenberg’s universal matter (asked 27 October) disappeared with no trace from my SE site together with its upvotes. How can I know what happened?
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Can't logout from Stack Exchange

I am unable to log out from Stack Exchange in my browser, in both PC and mobile. After logging out, when I open the site again it appears as I am already logged in. I have not enabled the remembering ...
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How do i change my profile picture and display name in physics stack exchange?

How do i change my profile picture and display name in physics stack exchange?.i cant see any link in my profile settings
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How to SAVE an answer to a specific question?

I would like to save an Answer to a Question on Physics and any other StackExchange site. Is that possible? In fact it would REALLY convenient to have a save answer button that lead to a notebook ...
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How may one suggest improvements on a tag wiki?

How may one suggest improvements on a tag wiki? E.g. the name of Huygens in the aether tag description is spelled Huygen.
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Special text codes for generating symbols [duplicate]

What are special text codes that must be written to generate various mathematical formulae, symbols like limit, derivative, integral, closed integral etc. (in simple keypad) For instance, "**" for ...
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Am I the only person seeing this colour scheme?

I recently saw this colour scheme in the main site under Newest Questions: As you can see, the first question is yellow. I've never seen this before. And this is happening only with this question, ...
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Why has my question been put “On Hold”?

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: Could you help me please with mathematical model of the soil freezing process? I got it (I fix my question) Why is it "On Hold"?
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Ping/Reference a user in the core text of a question

One more question. Is it OK to reference a particular user in the text of a question (right at the end of the post with an @), just to be sure that that user gets to read my question (he receives an ...
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About the formula wants (Let everyone read this)

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: Kepler's Third Law Why did my question become off-topic? I just wanted to get a formula and said that I will solve it myself. Why aren't ...
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Approved/OK form of cross posting

Let us say I have (and I have!) a very technical question related to the (proper) mathematical formulation of physical theories. Should I ask it in one section only (let's say mathematics) and wait ...
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What does the little rhombus $\blacklozenge$ behind the username mean?

Initially, I thought a little rhombus behind the names is a crown of topper in reputation. Then, I thought it signifies the site administrator Thirdly, I thought it is written by the user himself :-...
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What does “Repeated Deletion of Answered Questions” mean in the post-deletion prompt?

After trying to delete a post, by clicking the delete link under it, the final deletion prompt mentioned "Repeated Deletion of Answered Questions". What exactly ...
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How to change Profile pic

I am trying very hard to change my profile pic. How can I do it? I think it is some reputation thing; is it so?
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Why was I blocked from asking a question despite recently having only positive answer and question reactions?

In my early days of using Physics Stack Exchange, I had no idea how the website worked and admittedly didn't do my research. And I'm talking about one question. I've asked only 6 questions - two with ...
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A decrease in reputation from 931 to 919 - what's the reason? [duplicate]

A few days back, my reputation was 931. However, each day I found it going down by 2, and now it stands at 919. Can anyone account for this loss? It seems no one has downvoted my answer or question ...
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Which rule did I violate?

In the recent discussion with Emilio Pisanty I was deprived of the opportunity to write comments. I'd like to know the explanation. Which rule did I violate? EDIT. After John Rennie's comment I found ...
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What does “temporarily deleted” mean?

I can't find in the help, or by googling, the meaning of "temporarily deleting" from a comment I'm temporarily deleting this in accordance with our homework policy. Please don't post complete ...
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Migrating a question to a different SE site or asking for more attention

I'm posting in meta for the first time so please don't mind some culturally outrageous thing that I would end up doing here and inform me about my peculiarities. So I have this question on stack ...
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Are there any special packages enabled for MathJax?

I usually hang out at ChemistrySE, where I use \ce{} to format chemical equations. I once tried to use \ce{} here to write a nuclear reaction, and was perplexed when it didn't work. Someone told me ...
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Dismissal of Non-Homework Question

Recently, one of my non homework questions for which I'd provided my attempt at the solution and conclusions, was dismissed. The question was clearly not a homework question, and even some of my ...
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Was I too harsh?

Just wondering if I was too harsh in my comment on this answer to my question. Because that's what I was curious about, silly-headed person. Who are you to come here and tell me what kind of ...
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Where can we see stats of votes on comments?

I note that we can follow the up-/downvotes on our questions and answers, but there is not a convenient place to find stats on the upvotes on our comments on questions and answers. Is this one of the ...
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Did I award the bounty?

I recently put a bounty on this question: Prove isometry preserving excision is Killing-like? and Valter Moretti answered it just before it expired (I think). I took the weekend to consider his ...
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View counter: which is correct?

I noticed one of my questions has a different view count from the main Physics.SE homepage? Which view count is correct? The one displayed in the question itself or the one on the homepage? For e.g. ...
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How to delete my account? [duplicate]

How do I delete my account? I don't use this site, and I just want it to be deleted. I can't figure out how to delete it.
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My question has disappeared :(

So I asked a question yesterday about how to do quantum mechanics with a Sturm-Liouville Schrödinger equation. Somehow it has disappeared completely :( If I had to guess I might have accidentally ...
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Is a moderator's Approach to Delete the Answer Provided When No Comment Was Possible Consistent with a Metrocracy or Hypocracy?

I found the Physics Meta article How to deal with negative responses on SE due to personal grudge? interesting, because it brought to light the phenomenon where some members of the community are ...
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Where can closed and deleted questions and comments be searched for - and how can deletion be appealed? [duplicate]

I have a question that was deleted and some closed when I was just getting started as an author (again here after many years). I did not think the closure and deletion was fair, but I had no ...
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How do I migrate an off-topic question from physics to another stack exchange site?

I had asked a question that had been voted as off-topic and closed. How do I migrate the question to a more appropriate stack exchange site?
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Latex isn't displayed since a few months (Firefox on Linux), what does Latex need to be displayed?

It's been a few months Latex is not displayed anymore on my Firefox on Linux. It's still displayed on Wikipedia and many other websites though, only Physics Stack Exchange (and a Physics forum) seem ...
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Resubmitting question

If my question was marked as unclear and I have reworked it what needs to be done to either: Get it approved Or Resubmit it.
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How to reformulate a question?

If a better formulation for a question is reached should the question be deleted and asked again together with copying the already given answers or just edited?
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Problem in viewing MathJax formatted writing in smartphone

I access this site using Chrome from myou smartphone. Recently, the MathJax formatted writings appear overlapped, for example in the following answer: What could be the reason for this? Update: ...
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How to find a missing post?

Earlier this month I gave a very good answer to a question about the twin paradox. Yet now I can't find the question or answer, either in my page, which supposedly lists all my answers, or by ...
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Why was PhysicsStackExhange made?

I am curious to know "Why was PhysicsStackExhange made?"I mean certain objectives and did PSE fulfil them?
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How do I find my previous posts and replies?

How do I find my previous posts and replies?
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Are short, but precise answers overshadowed by the longer ones?

Is it true, that long answers to questions attract more upvotes than shorter precise answers? I have seen many beautiful short answers, but they are neglected and overshadowed by the longer ones.
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Mathjax shifted frames

Mathjax frames(hats and arrows) are shifted in Safari 10.1 in MacOS Sierra. However, it was working fine yesterday.