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What to do with a horrible question haunting my question record?

Just continue to participate in the site in a constructive way, and don't worry about one deleted question. If your early participation includes lots of downvoted/closed/deleted questions, you may ...
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If I see a question mentioning an AI as the source, should I modify it?

The linked question seems like a good candidate for an exception to our broad preference to avoid chatbot/LLM-generated text in questions and answers, if only because the chatbot seems in this case to ...
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Why are all questions given a tag homework and exercise and then closed?

The question is written like an assignment question. The question is taken from a textbook, is extremely specific, not written to emphasize concepts but instead emphasizes calculations, so ask ...
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Suggestions for the design of a font for physics

Asking such a question on the physics site would surely get it downvoted and closed rather quickly as: it's not actually about physics (and probably not even a tool a physicist would use unless it is ...
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What is wrong with this particular question?

PSE members have downvoted the question because they believe it needs to be improved or it violates a question-asking policy or any other community guideline (for example, spam). There is no other ...
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Who closed my question?

Only moderators (recognizable by the diamond behind their names) can close questions unilaterally. Your question was closed by three regular users with the close vote privilege agreeing that it should ...
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Request to reopen an old closed question

One option is to flag the question for reopening, which is a privilege that comes before you can vote to reopen questions. If I were in your shoes, though, I would ask a new question. The way to avoid ...
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I want to open question 793805 to post an answer and then close it

Firstly, questions are closed by vote. It is considered that the community has voted to close a question. With rare exceptions (due to a very high reputation level related to a specific tag or ...
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Who closed my question?

I did not vote to close, and I'm not sure why your question was closed as non-mainstream: in my book your question completely unclear. Your title refers to entanglement but your question does not. ...
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Question closed as homework-like even though it clearly isn't

But this is actually a great homework question (I might steal it!). The answer reveals itself as soon as you draw and correctly interpret the spacetime diagram; that's almost the definition of a ...
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Isn't convention tag meant to allow discussion on opinions?

Speaking in general, the existence/non-existence of a tag does not imply that a certain question is on-topic/off-topic, respectively. This is instead decided by the Phys.SE community, e.g. via vote-to-...
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Who closed my question?

Your question is a duplicate because it implicitly asks whether information can travel faster than light, and there are already a great many answers on this site explaining that the answer to that ...
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Protocols for migration of questions between different Stack Exchange sites?

That one’s easy: it’s a math question. There is no physics (at all) attached to the question. True, the SvN theorem is used in physics, but this doesn’t make every SvN question a physics question, ...
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May I know how can I improve my question?

It would be nice if anyone could validate these observations. Further points showering more clarity of the same are also highly welcome. is too open-ended, and the first part pretty much off-topic as ...
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Why is this question unclear? What details should it have added to make it clear?

Why is this question unclear It's unclear at least because it starts out with OP asserting that something false is true: "I know that energy is equal to the work done..." No. No, it's not. ...
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Why this question is OK, not others

We have discussed this in the past with the quintessential post found here. The key point is the first two sentences of the top answer: Questions devoid of any physics content (or reference to ...
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Why is my question off-topic?

I see your question as difficult to answer using physics principles, but easier to answer using engineering principles. I’m not an engineer and I could be wrong of course. So it seems it’s better ...
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Question closed as homework-like even though it clearly isn't

Sorry but how can one understand “How can this apparent contradiction be resolved?” as conceptual but not as a “please-solve-this-for-me” aka assignment-like question? Where have you highlighted the ...
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What is this question lacking?

The question is totally unclear. First there is no such thing as an "illusionary current". You have not defined it in any ways and physics is not about illusions. Next, "I will now ...
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Re-open a question about the fate of the universe in the absence of Hawking radiation

My suggestion to the OP of the original question would be to re-frame the question along the lines of the following: On what general theoretical grounds is Hawking radiation believed to exist? ...
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Advice on appropriateness of question for physics stack

A little while ago I asked... (How do you calculate a full quartic force field for anharmonic frequencies?). ...Considering it does not fit at MMSE, how likely is it this question would receive an ...
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Why was this Q&A closed?

This question cannot be answered using physical principles. Also, there are so many possible variations on this type of question that it cannot be answered without additional details. I do not want ...
ZeroTheHero's user avatar
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Why was this Q&A closed?

Why must this question stay closed? Well it's not anymore, but it should be closed. There are several problems that I see with it: Too broad: as there are several different types of parabolic ...
Kyle Kanos's user avatar
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Question disappeared

I believe this is what happened: At about 6:30 in the morning in Greece, I entered the site and wanted to see what had happened with my flagging a mix up in the duplicate references. The way I find ...
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