# People behavior in math.stackexchange [duplicate]

I was struggling with a math problem and just went to send it to math.stackexchange in order to check my answer. but I see tsunami of condescension and arrogance. some people targeting the question and trying to close it at any cost. first sent a link to say it is duplicate after see this fails keep sending other links and after trying his/her best said "there is a high chance for close as missing context or other details". although it closed finally but I really don't see any connection with my question and the link they sent and it was not even contain the limit problem I wanted to check ! it is really bad behavior, some people trying constantly close specific question it made me angry. It is like I am targeting a user and downvote all their post. "community" reflects many of characteristics that put people off mathematics.

Here is question I am talking about: Do we have $\lim_{x\to 0}(1+x)^{\tfrac1x}=e?$

It is not fair to be closed. I really demanding for reopening the question. thank you.

• There seem to be two things involved in this meta question: (1) you want your question reopened, and (2) you seem not to understand why it was closed in the first place. Regarding (1), there is a dedicated meta thread for such requests---meta would quickly become unusable if everyone with a closed question posted a new question here. Regarding (2), I do not think that the question was closed inappropriately. It lacks context and has already been answered before. – Xander Henderson Oct 31 '20 at 14:59
• Downvotes are not a personal attack against you. It is just information on the quality of your post. – Toby Mak Nov 1 '20 at 7:27
• @soheil I understand you feeling and of course there is an issue for welcomingness of the site especially for newcomer (see here). Anyway in this specific case I don't think that this is the (main) point. We also have, among the community, different point of views on how duplicates should be handled (see here. – user Nov 1 '20 at 7:52
• In general, before asking a question, you always should check for duplicates. If you need some more explanation, to avoid such situations, you need to add more details and the references to the questions you have already looked at. – user Nov 1 '20 at 7:53
• @user Yes. you are right. maybe I exaggerated. but if the number of closed questions increase site ban the user.... – Soheil Nov 1 '20 at 9:02
• IIRC, @soheil, duplicate closures do not affect the question ban. – Arctic Char Nov 1 '20 at 9:30
• @ArcticChar Very good ;D – Soheil Nov 1 '20 at 9:38

Your underlying problem, can one replace the sequential limit $$n\to +\infty$$ ($$n\in \mathbb Z$$) with one having a continuous limit $$x\to +\infty$$ ($$x\in \mathbb R$$), is certainly a valid query. However it has been dealt with in a large number of previous Questions on Math.SE, and in the absence of your showing that you searched for these, having them pointed out for you should be considered a benefit.