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

I adapted the text from our faq and added it to the Help Center: What questions are off topic here? [...] Questions which require answers from astrology (e.g. horoscopes). However, you may ask ...
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Balance between professional and enthusiast questions

In my view, at present there are far too many questions that (a) could have been answered by reading wikipedia and/or another site that pops up straight away on a search or (b) are answered by cutting ...
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Rolling back question edits that have changed the question

Yes, in both of those cases inappropriate changes were made to the question. In the first, the nature of the question was changed completely. In the second, the additions were more suitable for new ...
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Why was my question marked as "subjective"?

With a little experimenting, it appears to be triggered by the words "do you" word "you" in the title. I can understand how they might think that the result would be subjective, but it doesn't seem ...
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How to write and format tweet-based questions in Astronomy SE?

I feel like, in general, the fact that the question was inspired by a Tweet shouldn't be relevant to how the question is presented. In this case, your question boiled down to "Can you explain ...
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Changing the question based on new evidence or asking a new question?

Once answers begin to be posted we need to work hard to restrain ourselves from changing the question in any way that interferes with the answers matching the question, and the usual etiquette is to ...
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Can a vote to close be reversed if a user is removed?

I would expect not. Account deletion preserves a user's (upvoted) posts and comments, because those contributions were judged by the community to have been made in good faith. Review decisions fall ...
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Can I migrate some questions from Physics SE to here that are in scope?

Should stay on Physics https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/281828/if-earth-had-rings (Well accepted there, no need to migrate) https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/225693/using-a-naked-...
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Is this question acceptable?

The policy about "opinion based" questions is mostly intended to prevent questions that garner dozens of different answers with little or no objective standard to judge their relative merit. This ...
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How to write and format tweet-based questions in Astronomy SE?

Now that I understand your request better. Here's what's become the de facto standard for citing the text of a tweet elsewhere (using the tweet you used as an example): From Twitter user ...
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Changing the question based on new evidence or asking a new question?

Including the extra source in the form of the image of Venus has led to an answer that answers the XY-problem, on why Earth has the pattern and Venus does not. This makes the question astronomy ...
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Why was my question marked as "subjective"?

First of all, read this. If after reading it you still think asking subjective questions on this site is a good idea, I suggest you start a discussion and try to bring your administrators, community ...
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