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Concerns about this site

(Apologies in advance if I seem to wander in this post. I'm having a multitude of thoughts and I'm not quite sure how t organize them) Ever since I've joined, I've been a bit uneasy about this site. ...
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How to draw a line between Astrophysics and Physics, if there is any posibility?

There is not really much to say. Ideas?
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How much is astrophysics, cosmology, and theoretical astrophysics on topic?

There have been some concerns raised about cosmology and theoretical astrophysics, as well as astrophysics in general. The concern is that this community does not support astrophysics questions, ...
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How do we determine what geoscience questions are in scope?

We have basically three classes of geoscience questions here: Specific Geoscience Questions Day and night temperature on an earthlike planet with longer rotational period (Note: Says "earth-like&...
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Would questions about stargazing be on topic?

I'm not an astronomer, but I do have a daughter who is fascinated with the planets and stars. I'd love to get her a telescope and start stargazing with her, but I don't know where to begin. Would ...
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Should we delete this closed, cross-posted Spaceflight question and get rid of the Kerbal Space Program tag at the same time?

Multiple aerobraking from 2016 was closed as off-topic but the OP reposted the same question in Space SE before it could be migrated. It was very well received there and has several good answers, ...
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Should questions about specific geographic features on rocky planets in our solar system be on-topic here?

Planetary science questions are generally on-topic both here and in Space Exploration SE. The recent and rapidly answered question How can I find the depth of a portion of the Valles Marineris? ...
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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 2
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Stop the off-hand "this sounds like a homework question" comments that offer no guidance and raise false flags?

The recent comment This sounds like a homework/test question is unhelpful as it offer no guidance and is not actionable bad because it raises the false flag that there can be something wrong with ...
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