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Reputation suddenly reduced: got no reason

I had a reputation of 126. However, it got reduced to 124 due to a negative vote on an answer. Now I see it has become 116, though I could find no negative vote in my activity page. Can the ...
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How do I upload a pdf file?

I want to upload a pdf file while answering a question, but could find no such option on both the desktop and mobile version. Is this present and I'm missing it, or absent?
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Query regarding flagging posts

When I try to flag a post, and try to mark it that it does not belong to this site, I only have two options to choose the other site to which the post should be migrated: Physics Meta SE and ...
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Bounty going to waste - what should I do?

I recently put a bounty on a question, but still no one is answering it. When the bounty period ends, will the bounty just go to waste? If no one is answering I would prefer to just answer the ...
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How to get the Bronze Editor Badge

I was trying to get the Bronze Editor badge, so I edited one post by fixing a few grammar errors and making the question clearer. However, I thought editing was a privilege only earned at 2000 rep? ...
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Can we type Young Tableaux on this site?

Can we type Young Tableaux on this site? If yes, how?
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Posting questions with math symbols

I did a search and came up empty on how to use mathjax on this site. Do I need to use a third party or is a math symbols program built into the physics site?
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corrected inline link syntax

Whenever I link a related/relevant question in a comment, I use the "share" static link of the question or answer I want to refer to. I've seen some comments where the link is replaced by the question ...
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Is this a good edit?

Please consider this edit to "Don't heavier objects actually fall faster because they exert their own gravity?". (Compare versions 21 and 23). Motivation for these (last two) edits: I realized that ...
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Why can't I edit any post?

I currently have 103 reputation in Physics Stack Exchange but why there is no any edit option under the posts. In other stack exchange websites it appears very well and I can edit any post and the ...
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Why do I get the “Bad question warning” when first posting here? [duplicate]

I was going to post a question and I got the "bad question ban" warning. I have searched my previous posts and it turns out I have never posted anything on this SE - could one of the moderators please ...
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Change accepted answer of my question if a better one appears

The title pretty much sums it up. Should I change the accepted answer of my question if someone answers the question "better" or more extensively? Even though the accepted answer is right?
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Physics Stack Exchange website's User Interface

If someone has suggestions for Physics Stack Exchange website's UI where/how or to whom he should make his suggestions?
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Will I still get banned?

I have 2 questions with one upvote, 3 ques with 2 upvotes and other one with 2 downvotes. Will I get banned if a question I post next is of low quality? P.S.: I got banned yesterday but the ban was ...
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Why can't I post something on Physics Exchange for 2 days?

Why can't I do it? It's stupid, I want to ask more questions! And why can't it be for only about 4 hours?
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productivity and self improvement questions

You can ask productivity and self improvement questions related to programming or computers on software engineering stack exchange . See for example this question , https://softwareengineering....
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How broad can a resource-recommendation question be? [duplicate]

I am looking for text books of the same style as 'Nuclear and Particle Physics' by W.S.C.Williams - that is, with clearly labeled definitions and sections of concise explanation. However, I am looking ...
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Is this a question for Physics or Engineering community?

I have a question about forces required to lift weights, and I need someone to look over my math. Should I ask this in Physics or Engineering community?
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Re: Downvoting with no feedback

I have tried very hard to comply with the spirit of this forum but obviously still have not got the hang of it. I write a short comment and then am told it should be an answer. I answer a question ...
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How do I delete my account? [duplicate]

I don't want to use this site anymore, so how do I delete it? If it's not possible to delete, can I just be permanently blocked from using it?
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How do I access chat?

How do access the chat room to ask a question?
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Can I up-vote my own question?

So I am new to this site and I hope this is a proper forum to ask this - if not please do not punish me too harshly. I must seem like a narcissist to inquire - but I posted a question that has +6 up-...
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What's wrong with my post?

I posted this https://physics.stackexchange.com/q/303764/95563 And it was put on hold, then I added more info and explained that this is my attempt to a solution, but I got no answer and it's still ...
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“User removed”: who was removed? And what is the -2 due to? [duplicate]

I just saw this in my rep tab: The screenshot was taken on Saturday, January the 7th, around 15:03 in the Italian time zone, that is GMT+1, just before asking this. I was wondering: What user was ...
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Why are some edits automatically rejected?

Recently I tried to edit two questions, this one and this one. Both my edits were rejected by Community$\diamondsuit$, which I take as "automatically rejected", because they conflicted with a ...
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Downvotes without explanation

Recently I have posted the question Einstein-Hilbert action as an effective field theory. I have received a lot of downvotes and it's ok because it was unclear: in order to repair I tried to close it ...
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Usage of some special formatting commands

What is the difference between This (indentation by the character >) and ...
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Is there some kind of bug preventing me from receiving the “Curious” badge?

According to this I have 17/5 for the Curious badge. So I have effectively 'earned' this badge more than 3 times over. So why haven't I received it yet? I have maintained a positive question record so ...
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What exactly are the Tenacious and Unsung Hero badges awarded for?

In the Badge section, what is meant by the following badges: Tenacious: Zero score accepted answers: more than 5 and 20% of total Unsung Hero: Zero score accepted answers: more than 10 and 25% ...
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Chat is showing up strangely

I've tried to enter both the mathematics and hbar chat rooms, but some weird stuff is happening. Here's what the site rooms page (when you click chat from the drop down stack exchange menu) looks like:...
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - Physics

Stack Exchange recently started a collaboration project with the University of Melbourne, in an attempt to improve the automatic detection of duplicate questions. More information on the project and ...
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What happens to comments which have been moved to chat?

What happens to comments which are moved to chat as times passes by? Are they conserved, or do they disappear after a time? This is triggered by the question Ground state of local parent Hamiltonians ...
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Manual tag ordering

After I put some tags in a question in a certain order, the site sorts them as it finds best (sort of 'from the more to the less general', probably). At the same time, it seems that the order has ...
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How to ask a practice book question and apology?

I wanted to know how to ask the question from my practice book I add the homework tag and obviously I myself want to know only the concept part and I also give information about what I did and how I ...
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New site proposal specifically for problem solving in Physics on Area 51

"Physics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for active researchers, academics and students of physics." At present Physics Stack Exchange is more inclined towards answering specific ...
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Repeating question

New user here. I asked this question a few days back. (first post) Relative motion-Acceleration And i did not get a satisfactory answer for the above question. so I framed my question better this ...
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My last question - how do I unsubscribe? [duplicate]

How do I unsubscribe from SE physics? I have looked on my profile but can see no method.
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Is Minecraft On-Topic?

Long question short: Changing Minecraft's Gravity via Code: StackOverflow, Math, Physics, or SciFi&Fantasy? Actual Question: Premise: So, some quick background on the question I want to answer....
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Can I ask to have a block or left alone by a user?

I have a user who is always the first to close and down vote most if not all my work if you can call it that. I do not want him on my stuff. I truly feel harassed even though he has not really broke ...
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How many times can I down vote a particular user over in a given time frame?

There is a user who down votes 90% of the time and that is his privilege. How many time can I down vote him before I am interrupted?
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What is the Latex and MathJax, how can I write beautiful formulas in my posts?

I get regularly the feedback in comments to use Latex or MathJax. Also I would write beautiful formulas what I can do only on pen & paper. Where can I get info about these?
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Can moderator or user with high reputation be held to the rules?

I keep getting down voted instantly and as a quick as I flagged my last question it got denied without reason. Can moderator or a user with privileges be kicked for down voting to much? Is there a way ...
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How does a simple question get put hold for being unclear?

https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/277688/space-elevator-solved I don't understand what is unclear about this question?
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My profile picture pattern just changed automatically; how can I restore the old one?

Title says it all. My profile picture pattern just changed automatically: I liked my old one better. How can I restore it? Documentation: My old has a 's=32': https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/...
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If you don't understand the question, don't vote to close as duplicate of something vaguely sounding the same

Yet again at least 6 people skimmed the first paragraph and voted to close as duplicate before reading the actual question. I rephrased this into the most trivial, obvious manner to make it ...
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Serial up and down voting by a moderator

How many times can a moderator or super user vote a user over time? I know if I go to another user's profile and up and down voted multiple Q&A then the votes could get retracted as serial votes. ...
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Mistaken block on asking questions

The site says we are no longer accepting questions from this account when I try to submit a question in physics section. I don't even have a bad reputation. All I asked was one single question which ...
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Re-asking a Duplicate Question

What should I do if I want to ask a question which has already been asked but does not have satisfactory answers? How can I make the older question active again, or re-ask the question without it ...
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How to check what's happened to my flag?

I'm pretty sure I flagged my question Why do they think WT1190F is low density? a few days ago, suggesting/requesting that it be migrated to Space Exploration Stackexchange. When I originally asked ...
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Can I post a question requesting opinions on certain books in Physics Stack Exchange?

I think that opinion-based questions are not accepted in Physics Stack Exchange but I just wanted to ask: Can I post a question requesting opinions on certain books in Physics Stack Exchange?