Marek
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Should we allow questions asking the mathematical solution to physics problems?
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Edit: In case it seems like I am answering a different question: I am not. I am just saying that it's not always clear what it means "that physics is basically done". This is because there are various ...

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Why has Marek stopped contributing?
10 votes

Because I am busy with quite a lot of stuff. But I might get back when things settle down a bit. As for the Luboš, I don't mind in the slightest since I have been familiar with his overaggressive (at ...

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Discouraging the use of personal attacks and epithets such as "crackpot"
10 votes

As this question is apparently about me (but perhaps you have more people in mind) I'll post an answer. While there is a grain of truth in what you write in that it can't hurt to be more civil, in ...

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Site design (Math stack exchange envy)
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Sorry but I don't like your idea at all. All of these fancy schmunzy effects will start to bug you (after few days at most) and we'll be back where we were with black design. Moreover, I don't like ...

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Are stingy ratings just due to the nature of physics?
8 votes

Personally, I am downvoting only when the answer is wrong beyond repair and it is my opinion that we don't want such bogus answers around at all. If there are just technical mistakes or confusing ...

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Polymath project equivalent for Physics?
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8 votes

Well, first I have to say that I love the idea. I like problem solving and it seems that it has basically died out around here recently. But few months ago there were some neat problems going around ...

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Design for Physics-SE
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To be honest, to me it looks a little unprofessional. The idea itself and realization are interesting and I am sure you've put a lot of thought and work into it but IMO the underlying concept itself ...

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What should the text on the banner be?
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8 votes

I think it's alright to keep it as it is. It's obvious that there are already lots of people with no physics education whatsoever so that banner clearly hasn't discouraged them. Perhaps we might lose ...

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Level of questions: what do we do now ?
8 votes

Although I am rather new to the site, I already took quite a liking to it. Nevertheless, the level is certainly low. Personally, I'd like to see the main target of the site being standard university ...

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Is the site working?
7 votes

Are you really sure that the state of affairs is so bad? What did you compare the site statistics with? Looking at other SE proposals it seems to me that this site is doing quite well for a site 30 ...

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Are narration and subjective opinions acceptable on Physics SE?
6 votes

Narration is fine as long as it adds some important background. But we obviously don't want off topic ramblings, not to mention ones soaked in propaganda. It's a bit subjective decision but I hope ...

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Site design idea
5 votes

I disagree. Unless someone convinces me otherwise, I think blackboard just as a frame would look horrible. For me a completely light design with just white background and decent colors is all I need....

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Should we repeat common questions?
5 votes

I think asking such questions is fine under the condition that the OP had already used google and didn't find other solutions satisfying or wants to hear about other strategies to solve the problem ...

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What is the [soft-question] tag for?
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4 votes

As I understand it, these are questions on how to do physics in general rather than how to solve a particular problem. Such questions might ask about the list of literature for a certain subject. Or ...

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Questions about suppliers for basic mechanical parts off limits?
4 votes

My feeling is that it is completely off limits. But this was never mentioned explicitly so it can't hurt to discuss it. I am saying we are physics site, not physics supplies site. Up-vote this if you ...

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Why my question was closed?
3 votes

Quantum immortality is a silly idea and piling more layers of deductions (logically unsound too, by the way) upon it can't possibly lead to anything else than arguments and quarrels. And even if ...

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Can we use meta to share announcements regarding special schools and camps?
3 votes

There are already few questions asking for e.g. PhD or postdoc positions. I don't see any reason why not creating also a CW big-list of winter/summer schools and conferences. Only thing to decide is ...

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How should we promote the site?
3 votes

I can't understand why I haven't thought of this before but actually there is a very simple way for every student: post (lots of) posters at your school!. Actually, this is simple only as long as ...

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Interpretation of quantum mechanics
3 votes

Interpretation of quantum mechanics is not necessarily philosophical in nature. There are great many physical and mathematical questions about interpretations (obvious ones are: which interpretations ...

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What do you do when an accepted answer is changed from correct to incorrect?
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Good question. In my opinion, this shows the fundamental weakness of the StackExchange based approach. Everything is static and any change (either in question or answer) is not reflected at all and ...

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Should the light source question be opened or closed?
2 votes

Two separate issues with that question: It's short. This is not necessarily a problem. Some questions just are short. In this case I think the question could benefit by being made more precise but it'...

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Why not "home-experiment" questions?
2 votes

Well, I guess that (once again) this has to do with what level the site is aiming at. Because at some point of sophistication, you can no longer really run experiments at home (you certainly can't run ...

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How to deal with closed questions and questions to be closed ?
2 votes

Or maybe another possibility might be to forget about this ad-hoc system altogether, as there are now about 25 500+ users and many others are close to 500. I suppose this is enough to make the voting ...

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What to work on in the "polyphysics" project?
1 votes

Personally, I'd like to work on (7). It's always nice to derive something useful from microscopic laws. Not that I know much about this stuff but I think this is a good opportunity to learn more.

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Yet another "What level?" question. This time for physics 101 homework.
1 votes

I was just going to post a question about this one myself but from a different perspective. And I also have an answer how to treat this question Namely, I would close it at once. Level of the site ...

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What tag should we use to indicate "how does X work?" ?
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I'd suggest "what-makes-it-tick". Kind of long though.

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Tag synonyms for voting
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I've suggested subatomic as a synonym for particle-physics. https://physics.stackexchange.com/tags/particle-physics/synonyms

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