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My answer to the question Why is "mathematical induction" called "mathematical"? was immediately removed. It is intentionally a joke and that seems to be obvious. The reason of closing I can deduce is that my joke was offensive. Was it?

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    $\begingroup$ I thought it was funny in its way and not offensive at all. But it was not an answer to the question, so I support Pedro's decision. It would have been very much ok as a comment. All: There are a few flagged comments deleted from this thread. The reason for those deletions is not that the mods will willy-nilly protect each other from criticism. I simply reacted to flags coming from users like you. Please give us new mods a bit of time to learn the ropes. We are getting the hang of it ok IMHO :-) $\endgroup$ – Jyrki Lahtonen Dec 25 '14 at 14:01
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    $\begingroup$ Can you repeat said joke here so everybody knows what you are talking about? $\endgroup$ – user132181 Dec 26 '14 at 17:34
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    $\begingroup$ I agree. Whether it was offensive or not depends on how funny it is. $\endgroup$ – beep-boop Dec 26 '14 at 18:32
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    $\begingroup$ @user132181 As you wish. (Some formatting is lost in this comment.) "To know, that someone whispered the answer. An authentic example from an exam in Poland: > Zadanie rozwiązujemy metodą indukcji magnetycznej There should be matematycznej. The former means magnetic, the latter mathematical, but the Polish versions sound more similar than the English ones." $\endgroup$ – Przemysław Scherwentke Dec 26 '14 at 18:58
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    $\begingroup$ Comments are mathematically probably more mathematically likely to be a better forum for mathematically amusing remarks. $\endgroup$ – copper.hat Dec 27 '14 at 19:18
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I deleted your answer. I didn't find it offensive. Rather, it was completely irrelevant to the question at hand.

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    $\begingroup$ Thank you! I was afraid that I had done something against the rules. $\endgroup$ – Przemysław Scherwentke Dec 25 '14 at 8:30
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    $\begingroup$ @PrzemysławScherwentke You kinda did, you posted something as an answer even though you knew it wasn't an answer... Hence why it was deleted. $\endgroup$ – Najib Idrissi Dec 25 '14 at 9:25
  • $\begingroup$ @NajibIdrissi It was an answer, but of very restricted application. However at least once the word "mathematical" near "induction" helped to find a cheater. :-) $\endgroup$ – Przemysław Scherwentke Dec 25 '14 at 9:50

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