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Encouraging users to read the full question

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 ...
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No answers - What else further can I do to encourage someone to answer?

That a question gets no answer does not necessarily mean it is "too hard". It could mean that, but it could also mean that no one knowing the answer found the question interesting enough to spend the ...
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Killing the wrong node in a question's logical chain

Yes, of course you're right... ...but the next step after all this is to edit the question to guide future readers to the real reason why the OP is confused. In other words, once it's been determined ...
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Should I delete and repost my question if the only answer to my question was deleted?

No, please do not delete and repost questions - your reposts will be closed as duplicates of your original question(s), and you will soon find yourself unable to post any further questions at all. See ...
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Why don't some questions on Physics Stack Exchange have any answers for the past many years with very high votes? Why are they not active now?

Some additional points: The reason those questions have not been answered is that the questions are hard. This shouldn't be so hard to understand, I hope. Those questions "are not active now&...
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Why don't some questions on Physics Stack Exchange have any answers for the past many years with very high votes? Why are they not active now?

Yes, there is a large difference between questions which haven't been active for a while and closed questions. Closed questions are closed because for one reason or another they aren't a good fit for ...
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Encouraging users to read the full question

I agree with knzhou that it is more profitable to discuss concrete (linked) examples. As scientists we like to see the evidence and judge for ourselves rather than adopt somebody else's opinion on an ...
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20 most viewed questions that need answers

Frankly, I think the questions no. 6 and 7 in v1 of your list should be closed and deleted. I don't think they're particularly on-topic (I don't think they really fall into what we intended either the ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
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Why don't some questions on Physics Stack Exchange have any answers for the past many years with very high votes? Why are they not active now?

The first question is chock-full of technical jargon and it is about a fairly esoteric subject. It is not likely that there are many people who can adequately answer this question without first ...
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