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Can we have a guideline about astrology for the on-topic section in the help center?

As it stands now, the Help Center for on-topic questions does not mention anything about questions about astrology, which is off-topic such as this recent question (which might get deleted soon by the ...
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How to write and format tweet-based questions in Astronomy SE?

I've just asked What does this tweeted Astronomy Plot of the Week mean? What does it represent? I'm totally confused by twitter and its re-twittering practices and formats. I've done my best here but ...
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Changing the question based on new evidence or asking a new question?

Context I've asked a question on why some graph absorption pattern is shown on Earth. Based on information that Venus did not show this pattern. However, I could at the time not find a source that ...
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How to attract real-world radio telescopists to radio astronomy observational techniques questions?

Here are ten questions about observational radio astronomy that are either unanswered (eight) or have no accepted answer (two). These are selected from my own questions only so far, there may be ...
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Are questions asking for help with calculations and results on or off topic?

As the title states, are questions that ask for help with calculations, or help with the results of the said calculations, on-topic? or are they off-topic, and would have a better home on a site like ...
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Can a vote to close be reversed if a user is removed?

In this question which I recently revised a user was removed of SE at least from Astronomy.SE. Can their vote to close on this question also be removed? Can the Moon provide momentum to an object in ...
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Can I migrate some questions from Physics SE to here that are in scope?

Is it ok to take my early questions, sharpen them up and repost them here? 1 https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/281828/if-earth-had-rings 2 https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Should we revive the Topic of the Week?

Three years ago, Astronomy Stack Exchange had a Topic of the Week, which loosely followed a format Jon Ericson later codified for all of Stack Exchange. I like the idea; I proposed it on Worldbuilding ...
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Rolling back question edits that have changed the question

Twice in the last 24 hours I have rolled back edits that the OP has made to their own question, because the nature of the question was completely changed or substantial supplementary questions were ...
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Let's ask more meaty questions! - Part II

Very early on in the life of Astronomy Stack Exchange, during private beta, Jon Ericson expressed concern over the level of questions the site was getting. The problem then was that the site was ...
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Is this question acceptable?

I want to ask a question about amateur observing but I am little concerned that it could be considered opinion based and closed. Below is my question, please do not try to answer it here but instead ...
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Why was my question marked as "subjective"?

This is in regards to a question I posted recently: Note: As I typed up the title to this question, the reminder box popped up on the right and said something along the lines of "This question is ...
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Balance between professional and enthusiast questions

Something that just occurred to me and probably needs to be discussed - the balance needed between professional and enthusiast questions. There hasn't really been any problems here thus far, but this ...
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