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  Owning our community

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There was a recent SE blog post entitled "Own Your Community" which stuck in my mind, and on reading Moshe's Answering in comments and seeing the stats on Area 51, I decided to ask this question.

Is it time for a drive to tidy questions? It seems that many SEs accomplish similar spring cleaning tasks in a manner like this. As it seems that many unanswered questions are answered in comments, the benefits of this are obvious.

In parallel, would it also be worth having a drive for new questions? Even if artificial, could it be worth asking some constructed questions, perhaps in other subfields to try to raise some interest? Critically, do we have the necessary momentum to do something like this? If we do this, would it be possible to add reputation bonuses?

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asked Dec 20, 2011 in SE.TP.discussion by Mark S. Everitt (180 points) [ no revision ]
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@PeterShor: I reckon that even if all of the questions asked on Physics.SE appropriate for TP.SE were migrated, this probably wouldn't be a significant rate. David Zaslavsky noted this in his answer to the meta question Moshe mentioned above. No, I think that the real way to get the questions flowing is to encourage (somehow) people of other TP disciplines to join and contribute, and of course also people of our own disciplines. The latter is, in theory (!), easier.

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Hi @Mark S. Everitt, I did not get any answer to this question which I asked in August at physics.se: http://physics.stackexchange.com/q/13252 Maybe it can be modified/edited or something such that I can try my luck here? This is just a try and I perfectly understand it if people say it is not appropriate. For some reason I get logged out upon opening chat ...

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@Silent_Lurker: Sorry, I'm not HEP, so can't comment on that particular question.

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@Silent_Lurker, the issue of mediation of supersymmetry breaking from a hidden sector is a big part of BSM physics, and a question asking for the status of that endeavour would be a good one.

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I realize I'm a bit late to the discussion here, but Mark, I think you're right in saying that the number of questions asked at Physics which would be appropriate on this site is very low. Looking at our most recent 50 or so questions I don't see any of them that would be suitable on TP.SE. Whenever we get one at Physics, if nobody provides a good answer I'll continue to suggest that they try their luck on this site but I wouldn't expect that to make any significant change in the traffic levels here.

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Thanks Mark for these nice and encouraging words, maybe I`ll come up with something sooner or later as You sugest. And I want this site keep going :-)

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The subject came up when I raised an independent question on their meta http://meta.physics.stackexchange.com/questions/943/shall-i-direct-questions-here. My take is that for various reasons, even some good ones, their moderators are not likely to direct questions here. I think David tried to informally encourage a couple of users to direct their questions here, but so far to no avail.

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