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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 (6,040 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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I hope the following question can be imported if you guys have some spare time, mainly because of the interesting answer I think it will be a good post to have on this site.


answered Apr 16, 2014 by Hunter (520 points) [ revision history ]
edited Apr 16, 2014 by dimension10
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answered Apr 18, 2014 by Arnold Neumaier (15,488 points) [ revision history ]
edited Apr 18, 2014 by dimension10


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Please import:

Rigorous mathematical formalism of particle physics


answered Apr 19, 2014 by Arnold Neumaier (15,488 points) [ revision history ]
edited Apr 19, 2014 by Dilaton

It is imported now.

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answered Apr 21, 2014 by Arnold Neumaier (15,488 points) [ revision history ]
edited Apr 21, 2014 by dimension10


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answered Apr 23, 2014 by Arnold Neumaier (15,488 points) [ revision history ]
edited Apr 23, 2014 by dimension10


Oh yes, I have seen that and thought it would be nice to have it here too ... ;-)
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answered Apr 25, 2014 by 40227 (5,140 points) [ revision history ]
edited Apr 25, 2014 by dimension10

That's an extremely good question (and answer), imported.         

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I'd like to see this question imported if possible:


answered May 3, 2014 by Hunter (520 points) [ revision history ]
edited May 3, 2014 by Dilaton

Yes, it is nice. I have imported it :-)


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Could you please import my question The  Dedekind Eta Function in Physics from my MathOverflow account. I might be of interest here.

Tom Copeland

answered May 9, 2014 by Tom Copeland (290 points) [ revision history ]
edited May 9, 2014 by dimension10

Done : )  

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answered May 20, 2014 by 40227 (5,140 points) [ revision history ]
edited May 20, 2014 by Dilaton

It is here now ...

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I'd like to have this question imported if possible:


answered May 20, 2014 by jj_p (150 points) [ revision history ]
edited May 20, 2014 by dimension10

It is here and now you have the power to vote on answers ...

BTW it is a really nice technical question and on PhysicsOverflow at least, such questions do not need any homework tag

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