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I think you're getting a little unlucky, in that most of the questions you've asked happen to be off topic for various reasons. And I agree that some of the responses to your question (they were comments, not answers) were harsher than they needed to be. But the major underlying issue is that, judging by your question history, you don't seem to know the ...


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Level up your communication ninja powers Make sure your questions, answers and comments are clear, understandable by the audience and on-topic. Use proper English. Be reasonably polite in tone (as you would be with a professor you like). Never fight with other people, or discuss their intentions. They are not wrong, their posts are. Understand the ...


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Making your own main page The search feature is pretty useful to create your own main page, if you're only interested in a particular set of tags. Searching for [research-level] or [mathematical-physics] or [string-theory] -[homework], for example, takes you to this page, which shows the questions tagged by at least one of those three tags and does not have ...


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I am considering setting up a meta-list of tags that show some categories of tags, as well as a bunch of beginner-level tags roughly sorted by difficulty for easy favoriting/ignoring. Thoughts? Favoriting and ignoring tags Questions having your favorite tags appear highlighted on the front page (and most other question lists). Questions having your ignored ...


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In my opinion, the best argument for even having this tag is that it's a fairly common and well-understood term: Popular science, sometimes called literature of science, is interpretation of science intended for a general audience. Deviating from that introduces ambiguity and creates the potential for confusion if the tag is applied to questions where ...


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Use chat Many times I see long discussions on the main site being conducted in real time, in the comments. This is a rather non ideal way of communicating1 as many a time one is still typing a long comment and receives multiple replies while doing so, making it confusing. Instead, create a room in chat and link to it in the comments. You can have much more ...


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It's OK to step back Sometimes, one gets caught in unsavory, long discussions with users who aren't quite getting it. You don't need to stay caught up in these discussions. You have a right to step out of the discussion, and you should feel free to exercise it whenever the discussion is getting too annoying for you. If you are feeling that the user is ...


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Question and answer flags Spam The "spam" flag is for content which is both promotional and irrelevant to the post, such as links to commercial websites unrelated to physics Do not use this flag for anything which is not promotional, or which constitutes an answer, such as answers relevant to the question which reference a relevant physics paper or ...


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This is feedback for the content in the answer by Chair. I think several of these points are well-intentioned but either overshoot their intention or make a point not actually in line with what is current practice in the room: Some things are meant for other rooms: Meta-issues are frequently best off in the Physics meta chat room, and homework-like ...


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