It was earlier posted on Academia but I think I must ask here too. (https://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/149324/is-this-plagrism-or-something-similar-in-a-masters-project)
I am a master's student in 3rd world Asian country. My master's thesis guide (who was from a different institute) abandoned me after giving a research paper to read. Now, with no guidance left as no-one in my institute works in analytic number theory, I began reading the papers related to the first paper. I read 5 papers in total and in my thesis I will write in detail about the details which were not covered in the papers (like detailed steps and proofs).
But, as I had no help I posted questions on mathstackexchange and some which were not answered on MSE were subsequently posted on Mathoverflow. I am really thankful to the community because without their help it wouldn't be possible to completely understand the papers. One professor in combinatorial number theory (who recommended me to another professor) agreed that I could write his name as a supervisor (my institute has rules that he had be made a co-guide earlier even when I didn't know my guide will not work with me).
My question is that I don't want to write in my master's thesis that I took help from Mathstackexchange and Mathoverflow because it could create an impression that I don't know enough mathematics, or could be asked several question and even my account will become publicly known. But isn't I am doing plagiarism?
Also I have worked really hard on thesis despite the trauma of my guide not replying to any of my email.
Also, it doesn't seems right that I write the names of all the users as I have asked about 10-12 questions here. So, writing all of those names, I think will create a bad impression of me. The evaluators in my university may not understand the situation.
So, can anyone please tell whether I am doing any plagiarism?