I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Can all the sides of a right triangle be hypotenuse numbers?

I don’t understand why this question was deleted, how, or by who. Two people had thoughtfully responded and I wanted to reply and reframe the question. All I could see was a generic “does not meet guidelines.”

I’m bringing the question elsewhere, but am curious why it was buried here.

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    $\begingroup$ 1. It's not deleted - it's currently closed. Closure happened because 5 community members voted to close. Closure can be undone by a vote of community members, too, but you need to convince people to do that, probably by editing the post. 2. Did you see the link to "provide additional context" in the banner? If so, you can click that link to see a bit more about what we're expecting here. If not, please edit a screenshot of what you see in to your post here. $\endgroup$
    – KReiser
    Commented Jul 1 at 3:26
  • $\begingroup$ [assuming you're young] Hi Roz! First of all, your question is great! If all 3 sides were the same, all three angles would be the same angle -- and they wouldn't be 90 degrees! BUT there's another, more direct proof. Can you figure it out? (Hint: when can sides A + B be less than the hypotenuse? Ever? Never?) If you peek in the rabbit hole far enough, you'll see that it IS possible, if the triangles extend into both space and time. I hope you someday dig that deep so you can feel how exciting dimensionality is in this universe we were given. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 1 at 11:37
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    $\begingroup$ @Miss, according to math.meta.stackexchange.com/users/790478/roz Roz has been a member for over four years. If Roz is a kid now, Roz must have been in diapers on first joining. Anyway, before Roz' question got closed, other users did post examples of right triangles where all sides are hypotenuse numbers, and they did it without needing to posit triangles extending into both space and time ... whatever the heck that's supposed to mean. It is a good question, and I welcome your support of Roz – but not your name-calling, and not your pseudo-mathematics. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 1 at 13:04
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    $\begingroup$ For what it's worth, virtually every MathSE posted question that I have seen, that followed this article on MathSE protocol has been upvoted rather than downvoted. I am not necessarily advocating this protocol. Instead, I am merely stating a fact: if you scrupulously follow the linked article, skipping/omitting nothing, you virtually guarantee a positive response. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 9 at 4:27


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