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Is telling a user that they can publish their non-mainstream ideas on viXra.org inappropriate?

I think I was the mod who deleted that comment. I did so based on my understanding that posting anything to viXra is likely to seriously damage someone's chance of being taken seriously in the ...
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Is telling a user that they can publish their non-mainstream ideas on viXra.org inappropriate?

Just to say this out loud: the existence of viXra (and the possibility to post there) is not something that should be hidden from people. I think it is perfectly acceptable to post comments mentioning ...
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If I see a question mentioning an AI as the source, should I modify it?

The linked question seems like a good candidate for an exception to our broad preference to avoid chatbot/LLM-generated text in questions and answers, if only because the chatbot seems in this case to ...
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Why is non-English content apparently allowed on this website?

I wasn't the mod who declined the flag; I suspect I'm representing their reasoning, but I haven't spoken with them about it. That particular comment appeared to have been understood by everyone ...
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Is telling a user that they can publish their non-mainstream ideas on viXra.org inappropriate?

Apologies for further belaboring the issue, but I want to make one more point that I don't see being discussed in the comments here; presumably the main point of Physics Stack Exchange is to point ...
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Will I be restricted from asking questions on a website if my posts receive no votes but are answered?

If all of your questions have zero score, but none are closed or deleted, then you still have a positive question record. Zero-score questions with no answers may eventually be deleted (on a ...
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Is telling a user that they can publish their non-mainstream ideas on viXra.org inappropriate?

I've never been to viXra, but I imagine it's like usenet sci.physics.relativity, which the late Dr. VanFlandern correctly called "the wasteland ghetto where crackpot theories go to die." ...
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overtly hostile comments from one person

Just flag hostile comments and move on. Depending on the nature of a comment, choose "it contains harassment, bigotry, or abuse", "unfriendly or unkind", or a custom message if the ...
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