I was asking whether something is true or not : In the form of : Can I say that ..... is true?

If I don't get an answer does it mean I am correct?

characterization of homomorphisms $K^{m\times n}\rightarrow K^{m'\times n'}$

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    $\begingroup$ I always find verification questions difficult. A "no" answer is easy (finding a flaw or a counter-example), but verifying a "yes" requires more work, and it can be embarrassing if you provide a "yes" answer only for someone to prove that it is actually "no"! $\endgroup$
    – user1729
    Jun 2, 2020 at 14:28
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    $\begingroup$ Below you wrote (commenting on an Answer), " Maybe they want me to think about it and see that I am right...". Maybe. Certainly the standard for proof in mathematics is what convinces one with reasoned mathematical argument. The absence of proof is not proof of absence. $\endgroup$
    – hardmath
    Jun 2, 2020 at 14:29
  • $\begingroup$ If I have taken the time to verify whether your something is true or not, I will certainly leave at least a comment to that effect. $\endgroup$
    – TonyK
    Jun 2, 2020 at 17:37
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    $\begingroup$ Is this the question you are asking about? You asked this meta question after only one hour of that post's submission. Answers don't flow in immediately, in a lot of cases, and posting here only one hour after submitting a question a bit premature. If it is another question you are asking about, please edit your post to include a link to the question. $\endgroup$
    – amWhy
    Jun 2, 2020 at 18:27
  • $\begingroup$ @amWhy yes this is the question I was refering to $\endgroup$
    – New2Math
    Jun 3, 2020 at 8:47
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    $\begingroup$ Why would it mean that? Is this a serious question, and you’re just genuinely this confused, or are you actually fishing for an answer to your original post? $\endgroup$ Jun 4, 2020 at 15:38

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No, that's not a safe conclusion to draw. Unfortunately there are many possible reasons why you're not getting an answer (you haven't linked to your question for us to evaluate it) and without any prior knowledge none of them are any more likely than the others.

You might conclude, however, that your question is not well-asked and could be improved by editing, or asking someone(here, maybe; chatrooms, maybe; a trustworthy friend) for an honest opinion of it. Even if you can find little to improve, making those improvements would bump it to the front-page and fresh eyes will see it and might answer. (This is not encouragement to edit it just to get to the front-page! It's just to explain why a good edit can help you.)

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    $\begingroup$ but people would really bother to just write a yes? Maybe they want me to think about it and see that I am right and there is nothing to worry about - my question got lots of views $\endgroup$
    – New2Math
    Jun 2, 2020 at 12:05
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    $\begingroup$ @New2Math It depends :) I think most people would refuse to write a one-word answer as it feels lazy and unhelpful, even if "Yes" or "No" is all that's required. You might well get a comment saying "Yes" or "No" however. $\endgroup$
    – postmortes
    Jun 2, 2020 at 12:25
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    $\begingroup$ Technically, users can't write a one-word answer, or even a one-word comment (unless that one word is at least 15 characters long). There are ways to get around these restrictions, but they are not encouraged. I have seen users post a comment along the lines of "Yes, that's correct," I've even left such comments myself, but it's hard to know what to read into it if no one comments at all. $\endgroup$ Jun 2, 2020 at 12:51
  • $\begingroup$ math.stackexchange.com/questions/3702123/… $\endgroup$
    – Will Jagy
    Jun 4, 2020 at 15:11

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