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Is there a way for moderators to act as intermediaries between users who provide an answer, and users who have downvoted said answer? As a moderator, that's not a job that I want. Users who can't communicate in a civil manner with each other on our site can spend their time elsewhere. This is a great community, but it's not the only place to talk to ...


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Users (whether moderators or not) are free to disengage from any conversation - in chat or on the main site - whenever they like. You are not entitled to anyone's time on this platform (we're all here voluntarily!), and to suggest that it is "unethical" for someone to stop participating in a conversation they no longer deem useful or interesting is simply ...


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I'm going to answer your question by highlighting something you wrote in a comment: I don't need "good relevant advice", I need answers and verification of my calculations :) If you want answers and verification of calculations, we're not the right community for you. We're in the business of providing relevant advice. If you start exploring this meta ...


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Because the majority of dictatorship will kick my questions out, then let me answer my question again. Current criteria rule are: -compliance with books. Something that doesn't match the book must be wrong, currently this is proof of falsity. -Written in the correct English. Someone who doesn't speak this language can't be right. -It depends on what the ...


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Some of the criteria that “rule” here are: Be on-topic. Be clear. Be correct (when answering). Be concise. Be interesting. Use proper English. Use MathJax. Don’t use images of text or equations. Don’t ask a question that can be answered with a quick search of the web or of this site. There is no requirement that downvoters explain why they have downvoted. ...


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The other user in your comment exchange shouldn't have had the privilege of commenting. You happened to be commenting as a moderator was cleaning up. In the interest of protecting the privacy of users who can't currently participate, that's probably all that we can say publicly about this event. Thanks for respecting that.


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If you want to ask a new question, you should be very explicit about the difference with the old one. And if it is not convincing enough, it might end up closed as a duplicate. If you want to set a bounty on the old question, you can e.g. choose the "Improve Details" option in the bounty menu. The next step will offer you to write a custom subtext to the ...


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I feel like it might get bad reception either way. The accepted answer of the question you link to seems to be satisfactory to your question as well. The answer is "nothing special", since relativity says so. I don't think putting a bounty on the question will help get answers that will say anything beyond this, and just posting your "WHAT happens if a mass ...


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Well.. I contributed an answer, some have contributed other (better) answers, and I’m glad the question is there: I’m happy to discover some non-obvious answers from other contributors and it’s not as if I can just read the answer in Haliday-Resnik-Krane. Pity the question is currently closed as “too broad”: it suppose it technically is too broad but IMO ...


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