I have been following this question. It has recently been marked as off-topic. I have checked the requirements for being on/off-topic, but they don't seem to apply to this question. Can someone please explain why this is off-topic?

Note. I know that OP is a new contributor, and he or she probably didn't explain the question in the best way, but I think that it is a decent math problem and on-topic.

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    $\begingroup$ To add a bit more details, the stated close reason is: "This question is missing context or other details: Please provide additional context, which ideally explains why the question is relevant to you and our community. Some forms of context include: background and motivation, relevant definitions, source, possible strategies, your current progress, why the question is interesting or important, etc." It was suggested before that it might be better to have this separately - not under off-topic. $\endgroup$ Jan 14, 2020 at 3:09
  • $\begingroup$ 1) Thanks for the link to the off-topic discussion. I wasn't aware of that. 2) How can you see the close reason? I couldn't find it anywhere. $\endgroup$
    – iamvegan
    Jan 14, 2020 at 3:43
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    $\begingroup$ In the banner it says: "Viewable by the post author and users with the close/reopen votes privilege." Here is a screenshot: i.stack.imgur.com/6jjeu.png This could explain why some users see this information and some don't. AFAICT this was changed relatively recently, see these posts on Meta Stack Exchange: New Post Notices are live network-wide and New Post Notices rollout on Stack Overflow. $\endgroup$ Jan 14, 2020 at 3:49


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