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Request questions from sites on the StackExchange networks that are on-topic here too, to be imported here. Moderators may then import the question.


This thread can not only be used to request importing single questions, but PhysicsOverflow members who like some or all of their (for PhysicsOverflow on topic) SE posts imported can say so in a corresponding answer here too. Any other specific list of questions is fine too.

asked Feb 8, 2014 in Public Official Posts by Dilaton (4,295 points) [ revision history ]
edited Feb 5, 2015 by dimension10
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I will mention some questions we listed here too, if I am at a second look not 100% certain about importing them and interpret the upvotes as agreement with getting them.

I mean all of those questions should have been ok on Physics SE, but I am sometimes not sure if other people think they are a good fit for PhysicsOverflow too.

I have recategorised this under "Public Official Threads" so users can request their posts to be imported as per your addendum.  

To keep this page from growing to infinity,should we delete the questions regarding those that actually got imported?

@RonMaimon I agree, but hide, not delete (delete erases from the database itself).  

@Dilaton On SE, answers can be ordered by time if one needs to, but not here.  

I meant it moved to a random position in the questions list, it wasn't bumped anymore.

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@RonMaimon hiding is ok But concerning references and study material (concerning advanced topics) they newer cluttered any site on SE (not the ones I was interested in) so they will not here either. They were considered legitimate in TP.SE and they are not forbidden on MathOverflow. So please dont introduce this for (advanced) students and people who want to learn about a new topic obstructive SE point of view (in SE they always said you can ask in chat which means forget about it because there are no physics people in chat)

ok, but the point is that it shouldn't come with rep, and it's extremely easy to do, and it only needs to be done once in each topic, so perhaps when reviews are up, it can be done in reviews. You can ask the same question on each topic, I think it's best to make a literature review for each tag on reviews, so that each topic has a set of references people can add to. It's just not effort to find literature.

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answered Mar 6, 2014 by Dilaton (4,295 points) [ revision history ]
reshown Apr 12, 2014 by dimension10

Maybe import it into meta. We can do book recommendations on meta, in lieu of community wiki.

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answered Mar 8, 2014 by dimension10 (1,950 points) [ revision history ]
reshown Apr 8, 2014 by Ron Maimon

I think it should; even though GEM is an approximation to GR, it should be on-topic because it can be used for approximating Gravitational Waves, and so on.   

Yep, it is a nice question.

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I have a list of research-level and interesting questions in physics SE


I hope they can be imported to PO.

Also the question taged by "topological order" in physics SE can be imported into PO.

answered Apr 4, 2014 by Xiao-Gang Wen (3,319 points) [ revision history ]
edited Apr 11, 2014 by dimension10
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Hi Xiao-Gang Wen, I will import these questions now.   

Oh yes, thanks for suggesting this nice list !

Thank you very much.

Phew, about 30 questions left to import. Tomorrow (Indian time), I will start with "What's vison in Z2 resonating valence bond (RVB) state?

Thank you very much for the great effort!

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First two pages of your favourites are done, three more pages remaining.     

Ok, imported about 3 pages of questions. Two pages (Actually one and a half) remaining. 

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answered Apr 5, 2014 by Hunter (510 points) [ revision history ]
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answered Apr 7, 2014 by Jia Yiyang (2,460 points) [ revision history ]
reshown Apr 8, 2014 by Ron Maimon
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Oh yes, they are nice! There is currently a (technical?) issue with importinging questions but we are looking at it and will import them as soon as possible.

Thanks. I noticed that the imported questions will not appear on the first page, probably because the post date is too long ago. I'm wondering if I can bump up some of them to the first page, because for example the unanswered ones can essentially be taken as new questions. @dilaton

Yes, as they are nice I think nobody should feel picked if you edit them for example or add a comment, which would make them appear in the "All Activity" list ...

I personally always disagreed with the people who complained on SE about very good old questions getting bumped by edits, since this rather improved the front page ...

@JiaYiyang It appears in the /activity page, which most people check too. 

@dimension10: thanks for the clarification, though I'm not sure if "activity" is users' default option. Before your reply I was only cliking our big "physicsoverflow" logo for updates, which led me to the landing page. 

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Hi @Dilaton, I noticed that the landing page (http://www.physicsoverflow.org/) is not exactly the same as the Q&A page(http://www.physicsoverflow.org//activity/main), for example I bumped up this question, but it only shows up in Q&A, not the landing page. Is it just the way it's supposed to be or is it a mistake in design?

I think this is worthy of a separate meta post.

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answered Apr 8, 2014 by Nathaniel (495 points) [ revision history ]
reshown Apr 8, 2014 by Ron Maimon

Done. You will still be able to edit them, yes.  

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Grad/research level questions:



















http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/107303/light-linear-polarization-and-photon-spin (maybe not grad level)







http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/92597/energy-dispersion-in-graphene (possibly undergrad level)















http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/102651/seiberg-witten-theory-and-superconductivity (possibly not specific enough)





(all grad level questions in pages 1-5 of PSE)

answered Apr 8, 2014 by Ron Maimon (7,535 points) [ revision history ]
edited Apr 13, 2014 by dimension10

How do I import stuff? I can make a similar list again today, and I don't want to make work for others.

@Ron Maimon Ok, just gave admins permission to import. Use the "Import SE-Question" button in the white navbar.   

I just imported all graduate-questions on PSE since 4 April, so I will assume these are all imported.  

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Pages 5-10:


http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/107486/trace-in-non-orthogonal-basis (maybe undergrad level)





http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/107176/understanding-bose-enhancement-in-reheating (! extremely good question)


http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/98306/why-dont-x-rays-gamma-rays-ionize-all-the-atoms-at-the-surface-of-a-material (this is the falloff in total cross section in QED)




(some more posted today)






answered Apr 9, 2014 by Ron Maimon (7,535 points) [ revision history ]
edited Apr 13, 2014 by dimension10

I just imported all graduate-questions on PSE since 4 April, so I will assume these are all imported. If you find that any of them are not imported, you can always import them yourself.  

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answered Apr 11, 2014 by Valter Moretti (2,025 points) [ revision history ]
edited Apr 11, 2014 by dimension10
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Oh no! Doubly imported... I just did it too.

I almost was about tribly importing, LOL!

WOW, I think we all (all three of us) saw this post quite a while ago, but decided to import them all at the same time, just deleted the duplicates. It would be a huge joke if we double-deleted them too.  

@Ron Maimon By the way, the third one had actually been imported a long time ago, yet you re-imported them. Please remember to check if a question is already imported before importing. Thanks!  

To avoid this keystone cops moment, I think it would be best to add "imported" to the top of the post before actually importing the questions.

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You start it, you finish it.

@Ron Maimon I know, but my point is that one may take a few days to finish it, and by marking as "[IMPORTED]", users may get confused that we have already imported the posts.   

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answered Apr 14, 2014 by Arnold Neumaier (12,335 points) [ revision history ]
edited Apr 14, 2014 by Dilaton

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