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I use the AutoReviewComments userscript with the following comments: ###[Q] Too broad Please only ask one question per post — only ask several if they are so closely related that it wouldn't make sense to split them up since they cannot reasonably be answered separately. That way, answerers that might be able to answer one question but not the others still ...

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Just as a place to gather votes as a clear signal: Yes, the braket extension is appropriate and useful. It should be enabled on this site whenever the MathJax version is upgraded to v3. (Vote up if you agree, down if you don't.)

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I had never seen that before, but now I will never un-see it. I vote to remove it in the redesign.

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No. You can't. Every user with the requisite rep is entitled to vote on the content you post. That's by design: we use a crowd-sourced evaluation. There may exist users that cast more downvotes than up, and that is allowed. It just means that user has very stringent standards of quality; as long as those standards are applied evenly the user is free to ...

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As a user that frequents SE sites intermittently (and with less reputation than most, including yourself), please interpret my upcoming critique as independent from the high-rep user/users you believe are targeting you. You seem to be intentionally ignoring the community's critique, falsely assuming that you are the victim. I appreciate your curiosity - it ...

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Ask and you shall receive. This site is in line for CSS conversion, and, while we're in there, we'll make sure that we match the serif font in the body like Chemistry SE and Math SE. Thanks!

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The offensive comment from Fawad has been deleted, but as a room owner I can see it and I can confirm that Fawad told ACuriousMind to shut the fuck up. I think Fawad should consider himself very lucky not to be banned for an extended period.

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It seems MathJax supports size Latex commands: \tiny, \scriptsize, \footnotesize, \small, \normalsize (default), \large, \Large (capital "L"), \LARGE (all caps), \huge, \Huge (capital "H") Which go from smallest to largest. A quick test showed that \large or \Large worked rather well for the equation you have above (getting larger might be just too much). ...

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There is nothing about rep that magically makes some whose first language isn't English suddenly become a master at the language. Nor is there some way rep prevents someone from asking a meaningless question. So, to the titular question, No, there should not be a rep threshold for unclear question. What should be done in cases of unclear questions, ...

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This is a technical writing problem, and it is your problem as the author. Start with a good, representative title. If your title reads like a different or simpler question than you intend then you have communicated something other than what you intended. If you can't state the question in the title there is a good chance you are trying to cram too much ...

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If you convince your administrator to enable mhchem here – chemistry.SE does have it – then you could make use of MathJax/mhchem's \pu command. $1.38 \times 10^{-23} \, \mathrm{J\,K^{-1}}$ could then be written as \pu{1.38E-23 J K^-1} See how it renders at chemistry.SE. Background information: MathJax is a LaTeX implementation, written in JavaScript. ...

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We are not a forum, but a question and answer site. It is not the aim of the SE model to encourage debate, but to provide (more or less) definite answers to definite questions. Though comments may contain worthwhile information, reputation is granted for contributions towards good questions and answers. Comments are transient by design, and subject to ...

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Voting to close bountied questions is a feature that has often been requested at mother meta, see e.g. Allow users to vote to close bountied questions. So far it has not been implemented. Being of "low quality" alone is is not a reason to vote to close a question, it's a reason to downvote it. Being unclear, however, is a close reason. Bounties ...

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It's unfortunate to hear that you are so personally offended. I assure you that the people who implemented this policy were probably not aware of your existence when they made it, so I hope that knowledge helps to lessen the amount you feel personally insulted. The sad reality is that this policy works extremely well. 50 reputation points is not difficult ...

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I won't give my opinion on this directly, but I would like to point out the site description from the first line of the Tour page: Physics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for active researchers, academics and students of physics and astronomy. So, I would read that to mean that answering questions for the layman (qualified in your post as ...

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I'm not a big fan of live Q/A because I don't think they produce really good answers. Personally I find a good answer requires me to go offline for a few minutes and think about exactly what is being asked and the best strategy for answering it. However I think the chat session worked really well and was very enjoyable. many thanks to everyone involved. ...

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To be blunt: no. We don't have the numbers to do this effectively, not by an order of magnitude at the very least, we would be actively harming other efforts to do similar things, there's no guarantee that it can even work to begin with, and the proposal is moot unless you can come up with someone to write the code for it. Let me start with the more prosaic ...

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For the record: I asked you to not ping users in chat who hadn't shown any indication of being interested in being pinged by you: Please do not ping random users in an attempt to get a question answered. If someone wants to answer your question, they will do so on their own. -- link to transcript The (currently) four stars on the message suggest that ...

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To be perfectly clear: We expect you to take responsibility for your actions. This includes every one of your actions on this site, but in this particular context, it's worth emphasising that it includes setting bounties, allowing other people to access your account, and lying or other deceptive behaviour. If you set a bounty and then regretted the ...

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If you're not satisfied with my answer, you're under no obligation or expectation to accept it. We all write answers that aren't accepted all the time, and I've also written many questions to which I didn't accept answers. It's fine! The features of this site are centered around providing lasting value to future users. Meta-commentary is not useful, since ...

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One does not need to be an expert in quantum-mechanics to see that some of the questions are clearly subpar and need to be closed. When in doubt, don’t be afraid to use the skip button! Alternatively, use the review queue tag filter to focus on questions you do feel comfortable in, e.g. newtonian-mechanics and thermodynamics. Your suggestion leads to ...

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A large part of the purpose of closing questions is preventing them from being answered. We close questions that we do not wish to encourage on our site, and receiving answers encourages people to ask more questions of the same kind. For instance, if we waited to close every homework-like question until someone had given away the solution in an answer, then ...

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Let's look at some data: In the past 365 days, 15 tags have been created by users with less than 1000 reputation at the time of creation and then used more than once: Name Used User Link Created RepOnCreation ------------------------- ---- ------------------------------ ---------- ------------- klein-gordon-...

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As I see, your main concern is that low-voted questions are not shown in the front page. So this means: Down-voted questions won't get an answer It's gives a false image It's bias (which is implicitly bad) I don't know you, but for me, the Stackechange network is one of the best places in the Internet. I get quick and good answers (in most cases it has ...

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The hard truth is that sometimes you can't expect to get any praise, gratitude, or even feedback from the OP. In our Q&A format, all that the site really needs is that a question is asked and an answer is given. Everything else is just added bonuses. An important thing to remember in those circumstances is that your answer is not meant only to help the ...

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A direct link to the hbar chat room appears e.g. in the right margin on the front page of the physics meta site. Alternatively, the hbar chat room can be found on chat.stackexchange.com. From any page on the physics main site or the physics meta site, single-click on the word 'StackExchange' in the upper left corner of the page. A menu should open. A click ...

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You'll find that resistance to setting up a discussion section has a long a storied history on Stack Exchange sites going right back to Stack Overflow. The core problem is that the engine is not well suited to holding a proper discussion. Oh, we press the engine into that service on the meta sites whenever there is a big decision needed, but it works very ...

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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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Welcome to Physics SE. I am sorry if you have felt like the site is not welcoming to new users, but I think your feelings come from some misunderstandings of how the site works and the intent of its mechanisms, rules, etc. First, down votes are not personal. A down vote on a question means that a user thinks the question is poorly written, does not follow ...

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