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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 (6,240 points) [ revision history ]
edited Feb 5, 2015 by dimension10
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@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.  

@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.

@Ron Maimon what do you mean exactly by "the post disappeared"?! I hope there's no auto-deletion in Q2A core, like there is on SE.  

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

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Nah, I think we do not (yet) have to start deleting, this and the community moderation threads can naturally get pretty long, but I conjecture that thethe number of answers can get large but it should stay finite ...

Ok, hid them. If you find this annoying, unhide. I still think book recommendations belongs in meta, it will clutter up the main site. (I unhid them myself, as it caused the question to disappear for lack of activity)

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Please import http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/149556/history-of-qft-after-1973 This will make a good Community-wiki question.
answered Nov 30, 2014 by Jia Yiyang (2,640 points) [ revision history ]
edited Nov 30, 2014 by Dilaton
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Here's something that just came up on mathoverflow that seems like a good candidate for import:


It's a good illustration of how Stokes' Theorem breaks on non-orientable surfaces and the subsequent analysis of the resistor mentioned there is confusing at best.  I'd love to see the analysis for this one carried out from the perspective of mathematical physics.

answered Dec 7, 2014 by unclejamil (140 points) [ revision history ]
edited Dec 8, 2014 by dimension10
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Please import my research level answer here : http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/27780/theoretical-penetration-limit-for-evanescent-waves/46961#46961 for this question on physicsoverflow : http://www.physicsoverflow.org/48/theoretical-penetration-limit-for-evanescent-waves This answer will be completed and published in a peer reviewed journal in the future... Thanks
answered Jan 7, 2015 by daaxix (10 points) [ revision history ]
edited Jan 7, 2015 by Dilaton

Hi daaxix,

The question is now reimported here, including your answer (it was already there from the TP.SE data dump but without answers).

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answered Jan 10, 2015 by Jia Yiyang (2,640 points) [ revision history ]
edited Jan 10, 2015 by dimension10
@dimension10, thank you!
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answered Jan 19, 2015 by Jia Yiyang (2,640 points) [ revision history ]
edited Jan 19, 2015 by Dilaton

It is now here.

@Dilaton, thank you!
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answered Feb 23, 2015 by gn0m0n (80 points) [ revision history ]
edited Feb 23, 2015 by Dilaton

Hi gn0m0n nice question, it is now here.

Thank you!

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This one seems a very interesting question. Could we export it maybe? It is about how to get 6d SCFTs from M5 brane wraping in M-theory. 


answered Feb 23, 2015 by conformal_gk (3,625 points) [ revision history ]
edited Feb 23, 2015 by Dilaton
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Hi, could you help me to import the following question from SE? Thank you very much!


answered Feb 25, 2015 by anonymous [ no revision ]
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answered Mar 3, 2015 by Arnold Neumaier (15,787 points) [ revision history ]
edited Mar 3, 2015 by Jia Yiyang

Done, it's now here:http://physicsoverflow.org/27619

And long time no see! :D

@JiaYijang I was too busy with other matters to spend a significant time on pastimes like PO. it is getting a bit better now. 

Understood. Good to see you back!

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answered Mar 4, 2015 by Arnold Neumaier (15,787 points) [ revision history ]
edited Mar 4, 2015 by dimension10
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@dimension10, I didn't do anything after my last reply, so we should be safe.

@JiaYiyang @dimension10

Where can I find the imported posts? Clicking on any of the links gives a page saying ''This question has been hidden''.

@dimension10: just for curiosity, how are the numbers of the posts generated? 

Also a suggestion: It would be nice if the import queue would be renewed from time to time so that one doesn't have to scroll too much. (One could add to each new  import queue a link to the previous one for those who want to see all.)

Answers and comments also have IDs, so the answers and comments on the imports also had such IDs. An exception is the question on the Coleman-Mandula theorem, which had already been imported previously.

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@ArnolNeumaier The IDs are just incremented with each post.

@dimension10: Then why are the above not consecutive but have significant gaps? The traffic on PO doesn't seem to be sufficient to explain these...

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