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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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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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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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This is already possible via a different system: the close-vote review queue already comes with the possibility to filter the questions it can show you. This can be on the close reason and on the tags. This allows users the possibility to focus on the parts of the queue where they are most effective and most comfortable that they are making informed ...


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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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A quick search on Meta Stack Exchange produces the FAQ thread What are the badges I can earn on each site, and what are the exact criteria for earning each badge? which explicitly includes "awarded once", "awarded once per question", or "awarded multiple times" for all badges. Including this into the formal descriptions in the ...


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I sympathise because I have had this happen to me. In the past I have seen a homework question and thought that even though it was homework there was a nice conceptual discussion to be had. Then as I'm nearing the end of an answer explaining the concepts the question gets closed. If this happens then consider posting your own version of the question, but ...


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First off, a general comment: this site (Physics Meta Stack Exchange) is for discussing the policies and community of the Physics Stack Exchange site. The policies and moderation on this site are, for the most part, run by the community, and this is where we discuss those aspects. The site is hosted by Stack Exchange (the company, which also goes by the ...


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If this is happening to you frequently, then the problem is that you have different idea of what kinds of questions are on-topic than (some of) the people who are reviewing the close-vote queue. That’s a totally normal and okay difference of opinion. The way to deal with the conflict is not employ or develop some technical countermeasure so that you can ...


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For a composite topic like quantum chaos it is recommended to use a tag combination: quantum-mechanics and chaos-theory. Tip: To find questions about, say 'quantum chaos', it is often more reliable to search directly on keywords is:q quantum chaos rather than tags (as tags are not always applied).


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If a question is gathering close votes, but you believe that it's worthy of being answered, then you can assist the OP in salvaging it. We don't just close questions because they are bad, or because they're duplicates. We close potentially good questions that need further work precisely to prevent answers from being posted prematurely. When a question is too ...


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Tags of this sort are known in SE parlance as "meta tags", i.e., tags which don't actually describe what the question is about, and instead describe some other ("meta") aspect of the question. As a general rule, since over a decade ago, meta tags are strongly frowned upon; see the original blog post for much of the reasoning for this. In ...


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I agree that answers should be calibrated to the level of the question, but I have to say I think a tag for this would be useless: if someone doesn't do this calibration already I doubt a tag would change that. I agree that it is quite annoying to find hifalutin answers, but one can just downvote, or upvote better calibrated answers. if the acceptance is ...


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Yes, one should consider the "difficulty level" the OP can handle. But at the same time, SE posts don't exist in a vacuum. Posts are open for all to look at and learn from. So perhaps higher level answers are helpful to way more people than the person asking the question. I think a good balance is to meet the OP where they are, but to also add any ...


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Status-declined by mother meta. If you disagree, I recommend taking it up with them. However, I personally agree with their conclusion.


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This seems fairly similar to answers that have links to other sites/resources. So I would just make sure you follow the guidelines for putting links in answers, but for the interactive animations. Links to external resources are encouraged, but please add context around the link so your fellow users will have some idea what it is and why it’s there. Always ...


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Animations using code are always potentially a security risk. I would imagine the development team at SE would be reluctant to open another potential attack vector set into their servers. This would be a code source and library set they do not directly control, so it is a problem. If you want to put it simply, the more more hooks you put on the wall, the ...


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Thank you for this. I know Dark Mode is a highly requested feature. We currently don't have plans to bring it to SE, one of the big issues here is the custom designs many of the sites had, it would make it difficult to build something that would work for all 172 sites. Here is our current roadmap if you are interested in taking a look.


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