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not all metacommentary is censored; this question references and comments about multiple other Q&A's It seems that you're confused about what 'metacommentary' means. The term refers to text included in a question that refers to 'meta' aspects of that very same question, i.e. to administrative aspects of that thread that have nothing to do with 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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This would not be on topic for this site, since questions asking for review or comments on personal theories are out of our scope. I'd note that in general, we don't suggest that people pre-post their questions to meta to ask if they would be on topic. What we recommend is that you read about the site's scope in the help center, and if you think your ...


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You seem to think that fluid-dynamics questions get closed as homework more often than threads in other tags. This is wildly inconsistent with my observations of the site (as well as many others', from what I can tell). Luckily, however, this is a testable hypothesis, as all of that data is directly available in the Stack Exchange Data Explorer. Go and ...


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Quite frankly, I don't really see the problem. Do you have examples of these "less popular" topics being closed as homework or moved to another site in a way that doesn't fit with other types of "popular" questions? You seem to be suggesting that we ease the homework policy for these topics, but that doesn't seem useful to me. You mention "our policy is ...


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If you're a new user, the vote system might be unintuitive because you aren't able to participate yet. It should make more sense once the website allows you to participate in voting. As you gain reputation, you can earn privileges. At 15 rep, you can cast up-votes.Up-voting a question, answer, or comment increases its score by 1. At 125 rep, you can cast ...


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Other members of the site are upvoting (“liking”) or downvoting (“disliking”) your questions and answers. That is what the grey up and down triangles are for. The integer between them is the net vote. This is the community’s feedback to you on the quality and appropriateness of your question or answer, and it determines your overall reputation, which ...


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