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List of Generalizations of Common Questions

Bill Dubuque raised an excellent point here: Coping with *abstract* duplicate questions. I suggest we use this question as a list of the generalized questions we create. I suggest we categorize ...
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Etiquette when answering questions from less math-oriented users

(Note: I wanted to write this after reading the discussion here about hostility towards popular questions from people with little experience in math). The SE community is great but I would like to ...
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What's wrong with asking for the next term in a sequence? [duplicate]

I have the first few terms of a sequence, something like $3,5,7,9,11,\ldots$ or $1,2,4,7,\ldots$ or $2,4,8,16,32,\ldots$ or $1,6,3,4,45,186,\ldots$ I want to know what the next term is, or maybe ...
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Guess the next number/guess the relation etc

I think it should be added to the FAQ that "guess the next number of the sequence of numbers" and similar are off-topic since this type of thread is posted quite often. A few examples: Find the ...
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Do we need a FAQ question for “Guess what I am thinking” type of questions?

This question here: Interview riddle seems to have gotten a lot of views (perhaps by someone posting to reddit or something), with a lot of me too answers, leading to a protection. Such questions have ...
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Are these questions not about mathematics. If yes then is there any other site on SE network or outside SE where I can ask these type of question?

NOTE: Since my question is opened now so this meta question question doesn't make any sense. I am not changing most of the content of my question because it will invalidate the answer given. The ...
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Orphan answer (worth saving?) to deleted question

A few minutes ago I started answering one of those "how does this sequence continue" question to which the standard answer is, essentially, "any way you like". The question was deleted while I was ...
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What is the purpose of the [pattern-recognition] tag?

Pattern recognition is a topic in machine learning. Of the questions tagged pattern-recognition, only a handful are related to machine learning. The rest are of the form "What is the next item in this ...