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It's not the HNQ effect; the upvote/view ratio is all wrong for that, and the views come in over too long a time period. It's just the fact that StackExchange is good at search engine optimization, an …
answered Aug 11 '18 by knzhou
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What, if anything, would you do with a user who posts a steady stream of answers that derail questions to talk about their own personal theories, while not technically breaking any civility rules?
answered Apr 16 by knzhou
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I voted to close this question for several reasons. It was extremely unclear when it was posted. I asked you to make several clarifications, after which it was still unclear. After more requests fro …
answered Sep 3 '16 by knzhou
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I strongly disagree with the existing answer. You seem to be worried about people just going out and doing measurements themselves without adequate formal quality controls. If we applied the same sta …
answered Apr 26 by knzhou
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I think this is a clear call: closing this question was a mistake, and I'm voting to reopen it. This is an example of a common problem on Phys.SE. A lot of experienced users are going on autopilot in …
answered May 12 '18 by knzhou
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I think this is a typical case where an initial close vote encouraged others, in a snowball effect. We've seen a very similar occurrence recently here. This is worrying and should be reversed. I thin …
answered Nov 3 '16 by knzhou
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I've spent a lot of time on meta arguing against the closure of good mechanics problems (most recently here and here) and taking a lot of downvotes for it, but here we go again! As the homework polic …
answered Jul 10 by knzhou
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same time, I got a pile of downvotes, presumably from users who thought that I was siding "against" John Rennie. The quality of the discussion is just quite low, and brought lower by the HNQ list …
answered May 24 by knzhou