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Why don't question-askers accept answers?

There are many reasons. In favor of our members who ask questions: Yes, we have a tour, we have discussions about how to write questions, and we have instructions regarding what to do when one does ...
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Threshold for site graduation?

As called2voyage has pointed out, those metrics are both obsolete and . . . honestly, kinda awful when it comes to determining whether a site should really graduate. If I can steal the syntax of a ...
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Are Questions related to Cosmology and ancient history of astronomy allowed in Astronomy SE?

Yes, scientific cosmology is perfectly acceptable here, and ancient astronomy (note: not astrology) is generally regarded as on topic as well, though we don't have many with expertise in the topic of ...
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Is "solve this n-body system for me" on topic here?

I don't think that questions which are "unanswerable in a definitive fashion" are ever good SE questions, no. I think that a question like that can be closed using existing reasons pretty quickly, but ...
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DaveTheWave isn’t a new contributor; Can we do something about repeated account recreation?

As far as They will then post low-quality content. I don't think that's an accurate or at least complete characterization - I think it's a little more complicated. Several of the questions in ...
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Why don't question-askers accept answers?

There might be one more reason. StackExchange Astronomy is one of the few places where astronomy-dummies can get answers to our questions. So those of us (myself included) who are learning about ...
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Why don't question-askers accept answers?

update: searching with: hasaccepted:no user:me answers:1 has yielded 116 questions hasaccepted:yes user:me answers:1 yields 371 ...
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Are Questions related to Cosmology and ancient history of astronomy allowed in Astronomy SE?

I'd like to point out that questions about the history of astronomy can also be asked on History of Science and Mathematics SE, hsm.stackexchange.com. They may fit better there since, as called2voyage ...
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Is this site appropriate for identifying ufos?

This site is not a discussion site. It exists to provide answers to well-defined questions that concern astronomy and astrophysics from both an observational and theoretical perspective. Questions ...
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Homework policy

Although I agree a homework tag is not necessary, I'm surprised it hasn't been debated more here. The main argument for having a homework tag, I think, is it would allow people to avoid or seek out ...
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What does a good "What is this thing in the sky?" question look like?

These questions are generally very poor and I'm not sure they add anything useful to the site in terms of knowledge. How many times have we seen the "moving flashing lights in the sky" type question ?...
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