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What's our policy on sci-hub links?

If I want to link a paywalled paper as my source, can I post a direct link through sci-hub, or should I just leave the doi link, and let people seek access by themselves?
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Why can't I ask my question about amateur space projects and development?

Notice: For clarity, not all amateur projects are off topic, just those that represent intent to perform work matching the bulleted list below. Why are questions about my personal amateur space ...
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Should we have a canonical response for folks intent on blowing themselves up?

Inspired by this question and others I've seen like it. Do we want to steer clear of advising people who are asking questions about performing experiments that are clearly dangerous beyond their ...
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The answer to the question about Moon landing hoax theories

This is for us to draft the answer to the question drafted in the related question What shall our canonical question and answer regarding moon hoax conspiracy theories be?. That question is phrased ...
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Why does this question appear to have faded?

For the last fourteen hours, one question appears (at least on my screen) to have faded in the list of question. The phenomenon is durable against reloading, clearing browser, etc. What does this ...
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Should I remove a question based on an incorrect premise?

I asked this question in response to some questions raised in an answer to this one. In my research, I discovered that the original answer appears to be incorrect or only part of the story, making my ...
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What shall our canonical question and answer regarding moon hoax conspiracy theories be?

Overall voting, on both our questions here in Meta on how to handle our steady trickle of questions regarding supposed evidence we never went to the Moon, seem to show that as a community we'd prefer ...
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Are other people also seeing an increase in upvoting recently?

I've noticed an increase in what looks like random up-voting of my posts over the past few months, and just now had a second reversal of serial up-voting. I've experienced a(t least one) case of ...
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Clarification: “Who is the artist of this image appearing in an article about a Russian space laser?”

Who is the artist of this image appearing in an article about a Russian space laser? This question was previously titled (and worded internally) as being about a "space-based" laser. The laser is not ...
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How to edit colloquial questions

I recently edited this question and made some minor spelling corrections and tidying. However, the end of the question had this: Im thinking it would be a minuscule % but Im not sure. It could be ...
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Does the community spend too much time on debunking conspiracy theories?

It's, I suppose, inevitable that this site will attract Apollo conspiracy theorists (ACT). My experience with these people in real life has taught me that attempting to convince them of reality with ...
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I was awarded chat privialages but can't chat?

Why can I not chat after getting chat privileges? Does getting suspended from physic se prevent me from chatting here?
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Why does “last seen” time not agree with time of last edit?

I noticed and edit made about 1 hour ago and left a comment about it, then I checked the user profile and it says last seen 15 hours ago. Does "last seen" not include edits to others' posts? Screen ...
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When are questions regarding Python on topic here?

I only realized we have a python tag the other day when someone added the tag to several questions containing Python code, and then someone else disputed the validity of the tag. But now we have 17 ...
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Comments vs. Answers

I see a lot of questions with comments that are in reality answers, and no actual answers. Are people just too polite to "answer" rather than "comment"? It seems that many experienced users will ...
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Be welcoming - case in point

Regarding the recent discussion on 'be welcoming', here's an example: Where can one find safety regulations for storing, handling, and using rocket fuels - this question got put on hold for being ...
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Be welcoming - a new Space Exploration Stack Exchange

If you haven't already seen the new Stack Overflow blog post, please take the time to do so: Stack Overflow Isn’t Very Welcoming. It’s Time for That to Change. You may have noticed this tidbit ...
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MathJax in titles?

I have a sense that adding MathJax to titles can interfere with questions being picked up correctly by search engines, and so the practice is discouraged when not particularly helpful. I think I've ...
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“Oops! Something Bad Happened” twice today (now four, times and this one has a cat meme!)

Twice today when I tried to log out, I received an OOPS! screen. The message ends with: It’s not strictly necessary, but if you’d like to give us additional information about this error, do so at ...
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Does this site have anything like a homework policy?

I found a question with one up and one down vote, and a comment that read only "Homework problem?" I had gotten the idea that it would be bad if this were only a homework problem, but after a quick ...
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Duplicate in part? Solved

I had a question that had a part of it that included the duplicate, but it mostly was not a duplicate. Can it be reversed if it was mistaken? I was not voted on hold but moderator put it on hold. I ...
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What should be our standard for creating speculative craft/mission tags?

So today I came across falcon-super-heavy. There's one question, and it links to an article that talks about it in theoretical terms Musk was asked whether SpaceX can increase the Falcon Heavy’s ...
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Do we have or do we need a tag for robotic aircraft used to explore other planets?

Do we have or do we need a tag for robotic aircraft used to explore other planets? I noticed this lack when I posted the new question Why Never-EVER Land? It looks like we have no appropriate tag, ...
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I have a question on hold, shall I completely rephrase it or ask another one?

I have a question Would NASA be financially self-sufficient if it could keep revenues from patents? which was put on hold because it seems to be opinion based. To me the question is pretty ...
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Are we interested in moderating the quality of questions here?

This question: Are spacecrafts single-use? has gotten three answers, a lot of votes (Q and As) and has attracted attention via HNQ, but no one has mentioned that it is a very simple question with ...
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Second time I've ended up with my answer becoming double-posted. What might be happening here?

My comment on this phantom/imposter answer says: This is the second time this has happened to me, a second, identical copy of my answer appears, and I seem to be open and active when I return to ...
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I did have an idea about the size of an intra-galactic Space craft but

..when going to answer one post about this subject I get a panel which asks me not to give opinions and to back my answer with references etc. What? I feel therefore I cannot answer!
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Is this alright as a Community Ad? Any other proposals?

For a while we posted Community Ads on other Stack Exchange sites to boost our traffic a bit. The original ones, from this post can no longer be used because the size has changed, and for the most ...
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Is beta-graduation the goal here? With a limited reserve of high-quality answer-writers, might it present more challenges?

I'm a big fan of this site, and have spent most of my SE time here. The technical level of the community is an incredible resource, and the moderation top-notch. I think this site is an excellent ...
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Would putting links to Space Exploration Stack Exchange on websites be a good thing for this site? [closed]

From here: I might even include a link or two to Space.SE. Any thoughts on this? Thoughts might include goodness of significant increase in traffic, new users (especially those completely new to ...
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Can this Duplicate message be removed?

This answer on escape velocity is better and simpler for laymen than this one, and should not be closed as duplicate. As soon as read the first paragraph from here, I got it! As opposed to the ...
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Is it Starman or is it the Roadster?

After the test flight of the Falcon Heavy, we've gotten a flood of questions related to its wonderfully quirky payload. Before the launch, this payload was known as 'the Roadster', and we created a ...
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My question has been marked as a dupe but isn't one

I'm complaining about the "duping" of this one which I posted at Space Exploration, last night: Wouldn't it be better to leave Earth less dramatically? The people who marked it as a dupe are wrong, ...
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Are unsourced yet “authoritative-sounding” answers proper here?

This answer sounds very authoritative and knowledgeable, and contains several numerical values. And yet there are no sources for these numbers. How can future readers know if this is spot-on accurate,...
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Overzealous insta-closing of new users' first question with less than 5 site Q's per day here

I've ran into several situations recently where a question that I'd like to answer is collecting close votes quickly. Often (but not always) they are of the silent, anonymous, sans-helpful-comment ...
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May I be forgiven and ask questions for Christmas?

I asked to many low quality questions, got a question block and wander if it is in the power of the moderators here to lift blocks? I will make sure my next question is a good one.
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Why is @KimHolder's hat bigger than mine?

(tongue planted firmly in cheek) I think it's incredibly unfair that @KimHolder gets to have a bigger hat than I do. I have more rep, shouldn't it be me that get's the bigger hat? Is it because she'...
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Request for cleanup: There's only one space in SpaceX!

Sorry. This just really irritates me: but SpaceX is a single word! There is, ironically, no space between the Space and the X. Neither is there a hyphen or any other type of dash! As an example: <...
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How long does a question ban last here in my case?

I have posted to many questions that was not high quality. What else can I do to earn to privilege back other than revising my posts? Some of them are as good as I can make them for now.
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Why is this a good, or even an acceptable answer to leave on this site?

The following answer currently has five up votes, and was written by a moderator of the site. I'd like to know if this answer, without any supporting statements at all, qualifies as a good answer ...
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Kicked over the moon

PearsonArtPhoto why did you delete my question? I got my math from an article SCIENCE 01/06/2014 08:38 Moon Dust Mystery Solved With Help Of Apollo Mission Data Megan Gannon Space.com they said it was ...
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Did you mean: satellit altitud

Any ideas where this might be coming from? No, why would you think such a thing you silly goose?
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Can user names be offensive? Handled accordingly?

There is (was) an answer to this question where a new user's custom name was more offensive than the deleted answer itself (which was just silly nonsense as far as I could tell). The problem is that ...
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Is the SXSE review queue (and new reputation indicator) now broken?

With the old header, the review queue flags were active and often overstated what was currently in need of attention for a given user. Since the new header, I've now never seen a notice of things in ...
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Deleted question by called2voyage

: I see you blocked the question about feasibility of an Space Shuttle in reinforced concrete, please review my question, as I've added references to everything; if you need some references more in an ...
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Can the privately hosted animated SVG embedded in this question potentially pass viewers' IP dresses to the host website?

This question contains an animated SVG that is hosted on a private website outside of the stackexchange ecosystem. Just viewing the question seems to run it from that site. Is there any possiblility ...
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References in comments?

I did some ballpark approximations as a sanity check. I wasn't sure if those are correct so I posted them in a comment. Someone commented that I should've given references for the numbers used. ...
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Answering “What would happen to the ISS if we stopped maintaining it”

Feel free to post information relevant to answering What would happen to the ISS if we stopped maintaining it below:
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I want to ask questions. A better reputation scoring is needed

This is a duplicate, but answers may very do to each individual SE policy. I have a positive reputation. In science and math there are negatives. I thought I was OK but now I cannot ask questions or ...
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Is it possible a new user with low rep, using an SE app can not delete their own (held) question?

I'm asking on behalf of a new user who mentions that they don't see the delete option for their question which is now on hold. See this comment. Is it possible that some combination of low rep, ...

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