I saw this question. But I'm surprised to see it's not closed for being opinion-based. It looks like a poll actually. It doesn't cope with math itself.

There can even be 1000 answers and each answerer can think of a specific mathematician.

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    $\begingroup$ It's from almost 10 years ago. The standards for questions were fairly different then. $\endgroup$
    – JonathanZ
    Oct 25 at 1:40
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    $\begingroup$ The old questions are excused from closure. They are the last paradise on this site. $\endgroup$
    – Hayatsu
    Oct 25 at 4:47
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    $\begingroup$ "paradise" > relics of ancient history, and should be left buried the same way. $\endgroup$
    – Nij
    Oct 25 at 6:16
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    $\begingroup$ I've also wondered why past questions from the site got so many upvotes, despite how little effort was put into them. $\endgroup$
    – Gordon
    Oct 25 at 23:34
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    $\begingroup$ @Gordon At first a fledgling site is happy to include everything. Then the reality of volume and quality sets in. $\endgroup$
    – rschwieb
    Oct 26 at 13:42
  • $\begingroup$ low quality is okay if you don't have too many people. The problem isn't low quality by itself. The problem is low quality + too many ppl. Thats why rules become strict $\endgroup$ Nov 15 at 2:28


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