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List of Generalizations of Common Questions

There was a question posted just now asking why $0!=1$ which I dutifully answered. But one of the comments noted that the same question had been asked three times before. Aside from keeping records, if people are asking the same questions over again, might it be worth having a FAQ section for those questions which come up, say, three times or more?

Especially at the beginning of the Academic Year, it is likely that similar questions will arise. Note also that the recent and forthcoming posts on Gowers' blog may be a useful source of reference.


marked as duplicate by Asaf Karagila, J. M. is a poor mathematician, Mike Spivey, Qiaochu Yuan Sep 26 '11 at 21:08

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    $\begingroup$ The irony of this situation does not escape me. $\endgroup$ – Qiaochu Yuan Sep 26 '11 at 21:09
  • $\begingroup$ Was this the third time it was asked? - Or maybe the solution was not quite as accessible or hospitable to newbies as might be helpful. Very glad to be closed and have contributed to the better thread. $\endgroup$ – Mark Bennet Sep 26 '11 at 21:34

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