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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?
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Question deleted?!1234567890

what the hell?! I had a Phys.SE question about regularization that had a beautiful answer by a kind user named tparker and a moderator migrated it to Math.SE! It was a question about quantum field ...
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Editting a moderated question on android

How can i tell if a moderator editted my question on android? I want to edit it but ill get in punishment if i try and edit it in case moderator had recently editted it. Im told to make the question ...
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How to delete an answer that is incorrect

im trying to delete an answer to a question i posted because the answer does not answer the question i posted. How can i do this on android application? To further complicate matters ive been banned ...
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How to delete a question using android application

Im trying to delete a question i had posted which has been closed but i cant find a button for deletion nor can i delete the text of the question. I also tried flagging it for moderator intervention ...
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How can I change my username, profile, and other settings on the Android mobile application?

Can anyone offer me some help on how to change my username and other settings using the android cellphone application?
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About questions that seem stupid [closed]

I personally don't believe that there is a stupid question. I have a question that related to judgment about questions (and also answers). I asked this question today. I think (completely believe) ...
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How to perform a mobile search

Ive looked everywhere on the android SE mobile interface and I cannot, for the life of me, find any way whatsoever to perform a search of previous SE questions without resorting to exiting the program ...
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Is there a policy about duplicate answers?

If an answer is recognized as a duplicate, is there a policy about that?
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Which questions should be asked in physics stack exchange?

I asked this question yesterday. Someone posted a comment that was saying: "This is a very common question. Google your exact title : there are 3+ pages of answers." Now, I have some questions: ...
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Trying to re-post a question to find an answer

This stuff is really difficult. How do i make my editted question visable again so that i may hope to find an answer since im not able to post again?
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How to suggest edits for help center pages?

This question identified a grammatically incorrect phrase in the What does it mean when an answer is "accepted"? help center page. (Note: This particular page appears to be used across the ...
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Acceptance of an answer

Form Help Center: But this happened for my answer. Am I misunderstanding about sentence that I have specified by red line?
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Can a question be offered for bounty twice by a same user?

If a user offers some bounty for his own question and awards it, can he offer bounty for the same question again?
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What is the “positive question record”?

What is the positive question record in figure below?
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Engineering questions and answers that are closely related to Physics

I found an old question asked 5 years ago. How much power to keep surface of aluminum plate at given temperature?. How do I answer this in a physics kind of way? This is my original answer: By ...
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Scratch/sandbox area where I can try formatting my equations

Is there a sandbox area where I could test the formatting of my equations without the 5 minute reply limit kicking in? I have a long set of equations to type and I'm trying to learn how to format ...
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Why are all my edits to a certain question being rejected?

There's currently an unanswered question with typographical and grammatical errors, which I've been prevented from edited in any way, shape, or form. https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Citing all your work

Many times I have answered questions only to be told to cite it. So I research and find somebody has already published it. With as much brains around here is it not possible to arrive at the same ...
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How to delete my question?

I want to delete my question. But i am not able to delete it? How to do that?
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What happens to bounty reputation when no answer meets the criteria?

From the rules on awarding bounties: How is a bounty awarded? The bounty period lasts 7 days. Bounties must have a minimum duration of at least 1 day. After the bounty ends, there is a grace ...
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Questions held for being opinion based

I just posed a question in causal set notation (in general relativity), referencing papers 50 years old and 5 years old, seeking to know whether notation has changed or usage is a matter of personal ...
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I want to cancel my vote

I upvoted a post mistakenly. Then I tried to cancel my vote but I couldn't because my reputation isn't enough. How can I cancel my vote?
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How to automate “not a homework help site” comment?

While reviewing I often have to make this comment: Hi and welcome to the Physics SE! Please note that this is not a homework help site. Please see this Meta post on asking homework questions and ...
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What is , “You haven't cast a vote to undo”

I want to upvote an answer, I previously down voted. It shows "You haven't cast a vote to undo". . How do I cast one?
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How can I type math? [duplicate]

I don't know how I can type math in physics.stackexchange when I ask a question or answer. I type math in the Office word and use print screen. May anyone help me?
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What does the mexican hat/sombrero logo of Phys.SE stands for? [duplicate]

Beside the word physics is drawn a figure which looks like a mexican hat/sombrero. Where does it stands for and why is this used. Does it has to do something with condensations?
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Raising issues with the chat room

Suppose I see a post in the chat room that I think is potentially inflammatory, what is the best way to bring it to a moderator's attention? Flagging seems a near nuclear option, and I've been ...
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Why can a question have both a tag and its synonym simultaneously?

This is probably answered somewhere, so apologies for my weak search-fu... Why can a question have two tags that are synonyms? Shouldn't the synonym instead appear as its "parent" tag? For instance ...
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Is there a badge for giving a highly up-voted recent answer to a very old question?

I have this theory that an answer today given to an old question is unlikely to be up-voted highly, if at all. I believe this is because people tend to lose interest in old questions, and can't be ...
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How to get list of questions that used to have a bounty?

Of course the questions with a current bounty are in the featured list. But how to get the questions that used to have a bounty? I'd like to have a look through them since other than votes a bounty is ...
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If a question is duplicate , should it be downvoted?

A question received let +40 votes. Then someone else post a duplicate question . Then should it be down voted besides being flagged for duplicate?
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How to access badges in phone app?

I can't find how to see the badge counts etc on the phone app. is it not an implemented feature or am I blind?
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How many times has my question been cited?

Is there any way to find out how many times a question has been cited by other questions? Obviously this can be done because when you look at a question you can see linked questions on the right under ...
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Using Copyrighted Material as Answers [closed]

For this site and in general for academic purposes: How can I use copyrighted stuff as material? If you can quote someone why can you not quote their work as well? The teacher in a previous class (not ...
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How can I reopen it?

What will be final velocity of three charges $q$, $q$, $2q$? How can I reopen it? All concepts come out from questions. If I know how to solve it, I would know concept automatically.
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How is this question not too broad?

Somehow my flag for too broad got declines on this question: What is time dilation really?. Just the fact that the answer spans over 3 actually answers proves, by definition, that this question doesn'...
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How many downvotes does this answer have?

I posted this answer, which I suspect is getting downvotes because I have a bunch of karma from it but it only has a score of 3. A commenter leads me to believe people find the answer unsatisfactory ...
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How much mathematics is allowed to be the focus of questions? [duplicate]

Since there are mathematics and mathematical-physics tags, I was convinced that it is perfectly legitimate to ask for a mathematically rigourous proof, i.e. a methematically correct, once given the ...
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“This question may already have an answer here” warning

I have searched meta questions, but I find nothing about what is necessary to do to have the yellow This question may already have an answer here text removed from one's post. It has appeared at the ...
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Which country holds maximum dominance?

Just for stats I want to know which nation has its dominance or maximum user on physics.stackexhange.
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How do I add multiple tags for a question (Opera over Android 5)?

I am unable to add more tags in questions I review. Is their some specific way to add multiple tags in any question? I mean Existing Tags and less than 5. I use my mobile to review under full site ...
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Using Comments as Answers

An answer is placed in the comment box on your question and it would make an answer. As long as you quote it is it OK to use it? See Comments at this question for example.
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I am Being Serial Down Voted or Something Else

How does one know if you are being serial down voted? How do you reverse it and stop them from voting on your stuff in the future?
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What is an unupvote and why does it cost more rep points than a downvote?

My first downvote was reported as an unupvote in my rep score. It cost 10 points. I thought that was normal until I received another downvote and discovered that it cost only 2 rep points. What is the ...
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Bounty Rejections and Penalty Time

What would prevent you from placing a bounty? How long is the penalty time?
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Downvote caused upvote

I just tried to down vote an answer. The vote count went up. I hit the down button again, and the count went up again! I'm afraid to try it again. FYI
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Is there a known timeline for the deployment of the new CSS?

Some six to eight weeks ago, Stack Exchange announced a programme to re-design the CSS and tweak the site styles throughout the network, including the completely redesigned profile pages. Since then, ...
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Compensation for Full Time Moderators [duplicate]

Do moderators here get any kind of compensation for all their efforts and help?