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  Questions that need to be closed

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There are currently only 8 users with the 500+ rep required to vote to close questions, and to actually close a question 5 votes are required. With that in mind, I think it might be best to have a meta thread where people can post a link to questions that need to be closed. This was something that was done in the early days of CSTheory, so I'm copying them. The basic idea is for high rep users to have a single place that will tell them of any questions they might want to close, so that they get enough attention, rather than surviving by simply being ignored. If there is some dispute over whether a question should be on this list, then discussion can take place in the comment thread for that answer.

Please post only one problem question per answer. If we down-vote resolved questions, then the fresh ones rise to the top.

Note: There is no onus on high rep users to actually close questions listed here. It is merely a way of drawing attention to problem questions.

UPDATE: Since we now have moderators, this thread is no longer needed. Please flag, leave a comment or vote to close to provide feedback on questions.

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closed as a duplicate of: Close vote moderation queue
asked Oct 12, 2011 in SE.TP.discussion by Joe Fitzsimons (3,575 points) [ no revision ]
closed Apr 22, 2014 as per community consensus
Oops, down instead of upvoting this, strangely I cannot fix that...

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@Moshe: countered. you can only undo votes within 5 minutes or so

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Yeah, noticed it too late, apologies.

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@Moshe: you can change your vote if the question gets edited.

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This question should be closed: http://theoreticalphysics.stackexchange.com/questions/290/some-questions-about-the-theory-of-complex-scalar-fields. (this was supposed to an answer but it was short so it was converted to a comment)

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Incidentally, closed questions stay on the front page, unless they accumulate enough downvotes as well. So, if you are like me and don't see the point of having a whole slew of questions which were deemed to be inappropriate for this site, nevertheless displayed prominently, downvote the question as well (which for most reasons for closing a question really should be implied).

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@Moshe: I think we'll have community mods soon who can delete posts.

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11 Answers

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Quantum Field Theory from a mathematical point of view

"Are there any good books or other reference material which can help in learning about quantum field theory? What areas of mathematics should I be familiar with before reading about Quantum field theory?"

Based on the criteria set in [ref1, ref2, ref3; or Combined] I nominate this question for migration to Physics SE.

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answered Oct 12, 2011 by UGPhysics (155 points) [ no revision ]
First, we don't currently have the ability to migrate at present, and second, haven't we already discussed that question ad nauseum? It has loads of up votes and no votes to close.

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The expression "ad nauseum" came to my mind as well. Funny, that.

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But it doesn't qualify as per our site definition. | If we allow this question to remain, in the future what justification will we have to close questions that don't qualify as per our site definition? - I hope you will give this matter some serious consideration.

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(Regarding migration, I can repost the question verbatim on Physics SE as a courtesy to the poster.)

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(@Joe: MathOverflow works because they have a very-well formulated and enforced policy of dealing with questions as they're posted. They don't make exceptions - no matter how good the question. This makes the site so successful. - I was hoping we could emulate the same process on our site. -cheers)

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QFT is not usually taught at undergraduate level but as part of a PhD research programe so the question is relevant on this site if you look at the faq. I think you're getting downvotes because the thread was about questions that should be *closed* and not migrated.

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@UGPhysics: Do not forget that the policy on MO you see is the result of two years development. There were lots of questions in the beginning which were tolerated but which would have been closed now.

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