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Question closed as an off-topic homework question although it is clearly not a homework question

A question I asked has been closed by a moderator as an off-topic homework-like question, although it is clearly not a homework question. Why was it closed as being homework-like?
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Serial downvoting of my old question [duplicate]

I am banned from asking questions on the main site due to the previous four questions. I wrote them when I just joined the site almost one year ago, but in recent days I am getting downvoted on my ...
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Why aren't my questions marked as hot?

I've asked a several questions (for example, one about gravity waves (3k views) in the two last days With more than 2k views. So not too long ago. There is another question (I don't want with say who ...
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Fast successive upvotes and downvotes: Is critical thinking forbidden here? [closed]

There is recently an odd reaction to my questions/answers. I see when somebody dislikes any, it is straightforwardly downvoted $-$ probably by somebody else. Or, when I ask a challenging question, in ...
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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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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This question is obsolete, as explained.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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Should I prefer the most up-voted answer or the accepted answer?

I came across this question, where the accepted answer had a score of $-7$, but there was also an answer with a score of $31$. As a student who has absolutely no idea about quantum mechanics, or the"...
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Why are up voting and down voting thresholds different?

To me down votes and up votes should be earned at the same time, but I want to know what the rationale behind them being different.
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Where is the downvote?

Now and then I get a downvote that shows up in "recent achievements". I go to the associated question, and there are no downvotes shown at all, on answers or comments. What am I missing?
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Are people voting less than they used to on Physics SE?

It seems to me that the level of voting on Physics SE is noticeably lower than on most other SE sites that I frequent and lower that it has been in the past (I have been a user on the site for several ...
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Is it appropriate to deny the right to vote for a person?

Why are users with less than 125 reputation not allowed to cast their vote? Don't they have right to express their feelings?
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Correction of mistake regarding votes [duplicate]

How can I upvote/undo downvote of a question/answer/comment which I mistakenly downvoted? Similar is the query about a mistakenly upvoted question.
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Should I upvote answers that I can't verify?

I often come across interesting questions which I can not answer. As a consequence, I cannot verify the given answers, while some seem to be helpful. Is it recommended to upvote such answers, where my ...
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LQP review & voting

I often come across answers flagged for LQ in the corresponding review queue which don't really fit into the categories of a LQ post - not spam, not better as a comment, not better as a question, etc. ...
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Should existing vote tally ever be considered when voting?

It seems obvious--the choice to upvote or downvote a question or answer should be based solely on the content. But it's sometimes difficult to ignore what appear to be unfair tallies. I sometimes ...
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Can anyone show me any mathematical equation in duplicate?

This is my question Why do some people claim that quantum physics and General relativity theory will never get along? This is what it called duplicate: A list of inconveniences between quantum ...
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Why are many of my questions closed?

Every time I ask a question on this site, the community deals with it in a strange way, such as closing it, marking it as a duplicate, deleting it, or voting down. I don't know that this only happens ...
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Please down vote questions carefully

First, valid points are made in both Down-voting questions: Please state your rationale and Snobs and down-voters. That is, we need down votes because they discourage poor posts. And it is helpful to ...
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Asking for an upvote to my *correct* answer to a 5-year-old question

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: Why would colder air disperse condensation on a car windshield? Would a friendly moderator or two consider upvoting it? The previous answers ...
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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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Vote locked in till the answer or question is edited

I have voted on questions and answers then pondered on it to undo my vote the next day and it is locked in. It says I cannot change my vote until it is edited, but unfairly the people are not notified ...
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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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Is PSE getting “flash mob” questions?

In the past couple of days (Jan 1 & 2, 2017), there have been questions asked that have received over 20 votes and over 2000 views. Answers have received dozens of upvotes. Look here and here. ...
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Chosen answers with many negative votes

I am bothered by answers chosen by OP questions which are evidently wrong within standard peer reviewed physics , this is an example Since one of the aims of the site is to be searchable and be a ...
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The reason why some questions get massive amount of upvotes and other not so much?

I have seen that many question get a bunch of upvotes after a start,there are many questions which remain unnoticed for several time and once it get some upvotes its popularity start increasing. Doesn'...
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How should we deal with upvoted incorrect answers?

When a question makes the HNQ list, upvotes and answers from outsiders flood in. The score distributions on these questions are highly abnormal. Often, a mediocre answer that misses the actual point ...
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Disparity between votes cast and electorate badge count

Before I got the "Electorate" badge which is awarded for Vote on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions. I noticed that there is a difference between the vote count it shows ...
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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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Is showing thanks via serial upvoting acceptable?

Thanks for your answer. Because I gave the bounty to other answer I will upvote other answers of yours in this site. Can we do something like this?
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What is a good mentality about casting votes responsibly?

I find myself casting quite a lot of up-votes on questions, usually reaching the daily limit and was wondering if I might be polluting the site with that. What are other people's mindsets about ...
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I am being serial downvoted 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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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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Age - Score Relation

HT to Danu on this one. So there was this recent post inquiring about answering 0-answer questions in which a comment read, It is not evident that votes on answers to old questions are fewer than ...
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What is the correlation between answer quality and score?

There has been a general sense among a number of users, myself included, that simplistic, almost throwaway answers can get very high scores, while thoroughly researched, high-level answers can ...
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The secret to getting rewarded for high-quality answers is ___

This is a follow-up post on John Rennie's topic The secret to getting a massive reputation is ___, and my answer therein. I think many of us have at some point been dispirited, when an answer on an ...
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Are question and answer scores correlated with post length?

Recently David Z said in chat that It's good to keep in mind that people are less likely to read a longer answer. So I was wondering: How true is it that length can work against you in an answer? ...
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'Stalking', Reverse-Voting and the scope of “Serial Downvoting” Confusion

Inspired by the answer to these two questions, I am a little unsure. There are several other grad students on the website that are taking similar specialisations to me, and so naturally there is a ...
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Unusual Upvote Trends (Discussion)

Recently, I answered a question, How exactly does gravity work?, which received as of now, 30 upvotes, and I am glad that the community found the answer helpful, and of above average quality. However, ...
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Why can we not downvote comments, when we can upvote them?

Simple as that. I think that since we can only upvote comments, it leads to skew, where comments, even if they are unhelpful or inaccurate cannot be downvoted. Given that the whole mechanics of this ...
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Why aren't serial upvoting of questions reversed

Serial upvoting of a single user's questions I have little doubt are detectable and reversed... But what about dumping the daily allotment of 40 votes in a short amount of time on many questions from ...
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What would it look like if rep for questions counted the same/more than answers?

I suppose we can't change the way reputation works on just our site so eventually if this became a serious proposal change it would have to happen on the mother Meta. But before I go and get flamed ...
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Option to arrange answers according to vote

It's really frustrating to have -1 and -3 voted answers sit on top of a +99 voted answer. (this question). Please provide individual users the option to automatically arrange answers according to ...
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Voting to change correct answer

I was going through some old questions, where the accepted answers aren't usually the most thorough/best ones (in my opinion), which leads me to my suggestion - Would it be possible for other users ...
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Wrong upvoted answers

What can I do if I observe that a wrong and misleading answer is the most upvoted one among all the answers to a question and commenting, downvoting, and writing a better answer does not help and the ...
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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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Are stingy ratings just due to the nature of physics?

I've noticed a major difference between the physics SE and the other SE sites. People here are mean! Comparatively, the other sites feel like a smorgasbord of up-voting. I understand that the ...
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Why did my asteroid question end up with -4 votes?

Out of 1000+ questions on physics stack exchange, only 7 have a -4 or worse count (this link is temporary): https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions?page=78&sort=votes One of these is a ...
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When Should Moderators Override Community Vote to Reopen?

Recently this question was reopened by 5 reopen votes from 5 members with more than 500 reputation points (including me) which at this point of the forum's history is quite a few votes. Only 38 ...