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The license is set out in the "legal" link to be found in the footer of every page. It's a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license. I believe that the Creative Commons people feel that crediting a pseudonym covers the attribution requirement, and it is at least conceivable that a pseudonymous author may not want their real identity associated with ...


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The general rule is that you should not edit the question in a way that invalidates the existing answers. Doing that causes a lot of problems and is rather unfair to the early answerers. There are some exceptions, e.g. if the question would otherwise be closed it can be justified to perform some radical edits even if they invalidate existing answers. Or if ...


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I think I should point out that one of the canned reasons for declining a flag is flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer You should vote wrong answers down. If this kind of nonsense is buried with net scores far into the negative range it simply doesn't matter if this guy is at all serious because no ...


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If someone is advertising a non-mainstream theory with their posts, flag it with a custom message. While it is not the job of moderators to sift correct from wrong, we do indeed delete material that advertises pet theories as per our faq. About the "line of thought" answer: It doesn't look like trolling to me, but it seems deletable (or converted to a ...


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The re-use of all the user-provided content on this site is permitted and encouraged. If you found the answers here helpful and you want to share them with your students, then by all means do so! We only ask that you attribute the content appropriately. More technically, the legal conditions for reuse are spelled out on the footer of every page on the site: ...


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I don't see anything wrong with it. I would encourage you to make it clear on the post if you have written (or have other connections, i.e. personal, financial or otherwise, with) any of the resources you reference, but I would definitely encourage you to include any and all references you feel are relevant to the post. That said, you should avoid self-...


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See the relevant section of the FAQ The community tends to vote down overt self-promotion and flag it as spam. Post good, relevant answers, and if some (but not all) happen to be about your product or website, that’s okay. However, you must [explicitly] disclose your affiliation in your answers. [E.g. it is not enough that your name is mentioned in the ...


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There isn't really any common practice. If you would like to leave a comment welcoming a new user to the site, that's fine, but it's not obligated or expected.


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The post had been migrated from TheoreticalPhysics.SE, and there must have been some glitch in the user account reassociation. That's why you couldn't comment initially (which was fixed later when this was brought to my attention) Your deleted post wasn't an answer, it was a remark, which is why it wa deleted. It should have been a comment or an edit to the ...


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