I find it quite strange that every time I discuss mathematical writing, some people suggest closing the topic.
- Does 'hence' (thus, therefore) need a comma after it?
- How to avoid using the same phrases repetitively?
- "a Euler graph" or "an Euler graph"? (Previously closed, later supported for reopening）
I can clearly see that the tag article-writing is meant for discussing such matters: Various aspects of writing mathematics, such as style, notation, grammar, frequently used phrases and common mistakes. Do I miss something? If discussions are not allowed, I think the tag's description needs to be revised or the tag itself should be removed. The user Peter even thinks the tag should not be present at all.
I always try to keep the background of mathematical writing questions as hidden as possible to avoid creating barriers with too many technical terms. However, it seems that users don't appreciate this. They think it is not a mathematical question.
Even more interestingly, when I go to English Stack Exchange, they suggest coming here for discussions since they say it relates to mathematics. See this Is the sentence "For every integer 3<k<15 " written correctly? You can see that someone said " That's not English, it's Mathlish." and "This question would probably get better answers on one of the math stackexchange sites, where they could also share how to express this in mathematical notation " And there were even some people who agreed. But in fact, it has the tag mathematics.
This truly makes one feel caught in a dilemma.
I encountered the unfriendly situation on English Stack Exchange, but I assume it was just an isolated incident. Recently, I asked the following question, and I received positive feedback. Even though many non-mathematical individuals may have different opinions, I believe this is normal.