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I don't really have a direct answer to the question, but I'd like to add some thoughts on the working of the site. So, the ability to close vote is a privilege awarded at 3k rep and these are the only people who can call judgement to close vote or not. Now, to reach 3k rep, you must have given quite a lot of valuable contributions with some being superior ...


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I'll start by just making sure we are on the same page. The HW&E tag (which I'll just call the homework tag) and the closure using the "homework-like" reason are two distinct things, and not reserved only for questions that were explicitly assigned as homework. I point this out mainly for the comment of "I would like to say I don't ask ...


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I was the one who edited in the homework and exercises tag. I did so on the grounds this seemed like an exercise i.e. it was just calculating the orbital velocity at the surface of the planet. I guess it is debatable whether the tag is appropriate, but my view is that if I am in doubt I will edit in the tag then leave it to the other members of the site to ...


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In the concrete case, it indeed seems to be a conceptional question rather than a typical HW-like question where the HW tag applies. That said, in general, whether a question is HW-like or on-topic is determinded by the Phys.SE community (partly via close & reopen votes), and its conclusion should in principle be independent of whether the HW&E tag ...


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It looks like Needs details or clarity This question should include more details and clarify the problem. applies, as it's (to me) completely unclear what the author is asking. It might be that the question is still off-topic even after it's improved, but more clarification is step one. Meanwhile, a ♦ moderator with a crystal ball chose a custom off-topic ...


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Just go to the "Questions" and then click on "Newest":


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And we all know that questions can be answered many different ways. Then new answers can be posted to the other question rather than the duplicate. And the duplicate question usually isn't an exact duplicate. If it isn't, then it shouldn't have been closed. If you see a case of a non-duplicate being marked as such, raise a flag, or vote to reopen (if you ...


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Presumably you can add your answer to the list of the questions being duplicated... Concentrating answers in a single place is usually better than looking at the same basic question scattered all over. Moreover, you are missing a critical ingredient: the objective here is not to answer your question, it is to answer the question, irrespective of who asks the ...


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The exam is over now! Thankfully, nothing went awry on this particular site.


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The main mechanism for this on SE is the Hot Network Questions sidebar, where "hot" questions from one site are shown to visitors across the network on other sites, whose selection criteria are explained in this mother meta post.


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