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With due respect: we've already had this debate ad nauseum. Check this post from 2014 as a representative example, or more recent posts here , or here. PSE is NOT a homework site. Whether or not this is a homework question to you is not this issue: if it is not then you have posted your question on the wrong site. The community took the decision to avoid ...


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We prefer to reserve “spammer” for users who use their Stack Exchange accounts to post marketing links here. It’s not really any of our business if a user has a Twitter account which is used for selling things. For that matter, the network-wide consensus is that it’s just fine if a user has marketing links in their Stack Exchange profile (ahem). It doesn’...


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Well... to put it delicately, these are not anywhere near the mainstream. To put it less delicately, these are nutty questions. This site is not the place to entertain this kind of unfounded speculations.


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To answer the specific question about the benefit of deleting answers to homework questions, I'll cite the homework policy itself: Why don't you provide a complete answer to homework questions? This is pretty well covered by a discussion on the Math Stack Exchange site. Providing an answer that doesn't help a student learn is not in the student's own best ...


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You're looking at the all time leagues. The 'Reputation Change' you see there is the reputation change since the beginning of the site, so it's expected that that number matches. When you look at the weekly league, you'll see that the 'Total Reputation' stays the same but the 'Reputation Change' is different:


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Only you can see the -1s that come from downvoting. If I look at your reputation history the SE hides the -1s from downvoting so I cannot see them. In principle some careful observation could detect that there had been a -1. For example if I happened to note that your reputation was 2000 yesterday, and you downvoted in the period since then, I could tally up ...


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In general, if the owner of a post has provided clear information in the comments under it, then I feel it is perfectly acceptable to incorporate that information into the post itself. This assumes, of course, that (i) the post owner has provided a clear and unambiguous meaning for the post, and the edit is only to clarify it, without altering it; and (ii) ...


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Y'all may have seen the update I wrote as it was linked in the comments but I wanted to give y'all a specific update because the use case y'all have for this is very different from our goals of the test. Our focus is on doing two things: Increasing the percentage of review tasks that are completed. Reducing the percentage of review tasks that are completed ...


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I don't see why you would not, so long as it is in the proper context and not as a substitute for actual qualifications and high quality research outputs and teaching experience. Almost all posts in academic institutions now come with the expectation that you work will have "impact" outside of academia. For people like me who work in astrophysics, ...


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As one of the close-voters, I guess I should speak up: I did not vote to close this question as a duplicate; instead, I voted to close as being primarily opinion-based and therefore not answerable in objective, scientific terms. In those terms, I would say that the existing closure as a duplicate is a less strict response (in that it sends you to other ...


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There is no evidence that unicorns do exist. There is no evidence that unicorns do not exist. Therefore we must consider the possibility of the existence of unicorns. So has any research into unicorns ever been undertaken? This is similar to your reasoning about an atom being a “universe”. This is not how the scientific method works.


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