Kyle Oman
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Making good posts discoverable when the original question isn't obviously related
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I think it's reasonable to edit the question, including the title and tags, a bit. I think the clearest form of a question can only be written by someone who already knows the answer. You have to be ...

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Answering old questions and getting noticed
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If you notice a good answer down the list, you can offer a bounty to reward the existing answer if you think it's worthy. When you put up the bounty, make sure to point out the answer in the bounty ...

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Off-topic: what is it for?
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I'll add a note for users who don't have enough rep yet to participate in the queues - if you want to express your opinion on opening/closing questions, use comments. I can't speak for all reviewers, ...

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How should one respond to ill-formed questions?
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While ACuriousMind's answer covers most cases, there is one other that I occasionally come across - where you seem to be the only one to be able to understand the OP's post (at least of people who ...

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Closing "Insufficient Effort" questions
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Unless the question falls into one of the existing close reasons by virtue of being poorly researched - unclear what you're asking comes to mind - I think a downvote + comment explanation is better. ...

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Bite-sizing homework
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Questions that can be summarized as "here a problem and my solution with my reasoning for each step, where has my reasoning gone wrong?" are ON topic.

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Bite-sizing homework
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Questions that can be summarized as "I was working on X and didn't understand why Y isn't the case" or similar are ON topic.

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Bite-sizing homework
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Questions that can be summarized as "please check my work" are OFF topic.

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Bite-sizing homework
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Questions that can be summarized as "please solve this exercise" or "please plug these numbers into an equation for me" are OFF topic.

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Bite-sizing homework
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The close reason as stated does not emphasize that we do not answer "check my work" questions enough. "Homework-like questions should ask about a specific physics concept and show some effort to work ...

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Odd rep cap behavior?
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dmckee♦ is correct, this seems to be due to a slow cache. Changes shown at physics.stackexchange.com/reputation show +200. 2 122790 (10) 2 122790 (10) 2 122790 (10) 2 122790 (10) 2 ...

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Please, don't close questions as unclear because of bad english. Repair them instead
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Personally I have no qualms about voting to re-open a question that I either perceive was closed unfairly (this is usually obvious from reading comments if I can't judge it for myself), or has ...

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