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TL;DR It looks like you put the duplicate stuff up front as the title and as the main part of the question, and you hid the new and important stuff at the bottom of a "note". Therefore, it makes sense that the question was closed, as it really does seem to mainly be a duplicate. This can easily be fixed by focusing on the right things though. Full response: ...

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The primary way we influence behavior on Stack Exchange sites is by voting. If you think that a question's formatting makes it unclear or not useful, a downvote is appropriate. If you have the energy to suggest fixes to such questions, whether as comments or as suggested edits, then by all means do! If you lack that energy, just move on to something else.

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Badly phrased questions (or answers) - for whatever reason - should attract downvotes. I personally avoid editing such questions lest it could be perceived as implicitly encouraging poor postings. The problem of impatience of some users who care not about correct presentation of their posts cannot be solved by mere mortals in a finite amount of time.

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I just saw this and I am sorry to see you leave. You have been one of the few who keep up the flag for experiments. Keep well and productive.

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It seems I now share Fermat's fate: The margin was too narrow to contain my reasoning. I declined your flags with that terse explanation because the reason text box for declining flags doesn't allow novels. I can also see now that I worded the short explanation that I gave poorly. So here's your (short) novel: I agree on your "No" to your three questions as ...

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There are automated tools to reverse serial voting, but they are not perfect. If the downvotes persist for more than a day, raise a moderator flag if you think there is uncaught serial voting going on. Please remember that "serial voting" refers to a single other user targeting you with their downvoted specifically. Ordinary users do not have access to any ...

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1) Is this derivation correct? Check-my-work questions are generally off-topic here. 2) Does this form have some physical interpretation? This is a fairly broad question. What type of physical interpretation are you looking for? Additionally this is somewhat opinion based, as different people will have different ideas as to what constitutes a "physical ...

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To quote from an earlier answer of mine: Language Matters. If your questions use unclear language, then they are more likely to be closed as Unclear What You're Asking, and they are more likely to be downvoted. We close unclear questions because they direct answerer attention from other questions which do provide sufficient clarity to have ...

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I looked at your 4 questions now and here is what I have found so far: Why is gravity so special? 3 upvotes and 2 downvotes Reason for change in colour of light 1 upvote and 2 downvotes What is the reason for Moon and satellite in free fall condition? [duplicate] 3 upvotes and 2 downvotes How can we prove that light is an Electromagnetic wave? 2 ...

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While in general the subject of a question doesn't determine if it is on or off topic, I will say that, unfortunately, I think questions that relate to how physics is being presented in teaching is off topic for this site$^*$. The biggest reason is because most questions like this will probably be opinion-based, which is a reason for question closure here. ...

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It looks like your question (link viewable for 10k users only) was removed by the system automatically, aka "the Roomba." You can read more about the automatic deletion process here. I think the criteria that triggered your question deletion was: If the question was closed more than 9 days ago, and ... not closed as a duplicate has a score of 0 ...

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Sad to see you go, you were undoubtedly one of the best mods around. Interacting with you was always helpful to me. You are leaving a footprint you can be proud of on all the sites you contributed to, including here (obviously) and Skeptics. Thank you.

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Should answers that are solutions to homework problems only be flagged as such after the question is closed specifically for being an off topic homework question? If a question is not closed as an off topic homework question then does this mean that its answers cannot be considered solutions to homework? No, of course not. Actually, it's possible (and ...

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A commenter writes I would not have picked opinion-based, but would have voted to close (although answering question 2 is opinion based). Too broad (3 questions), homework like (1st question), just not a good fit. I was the one who closed the question, and that's exactly what I was thinking. Not a good fit, for multiple reasons. See the help center for ...

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I’m gonna put it out there that the direction of the mother company is to broadly increase the user base, not the number of professionals. You can draw whatever conclusion you want from this, but for my part I will claim that there is bound to be some friction between a goal go increase/not loose professionals and the broader increase in user base. I ...

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Thank you. And — good for you.

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