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why people tend to answer simple questions? [duplicate]

After visiting Math.SE for a few months, I have noticed that people answer simple questions very quickly; you see some times up to ten answers for a basic question. But, few members even touch harder ...
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A community blog for Math.SE

Starting a community blog has been proposed a couple of times, to a fair amount of support, but nothing has ever gotten off the ground. StackExchange already has a platform for site blogs, and a ...
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Would splitting the site into more elementary and more advanced questions help?

There were several discussions about possible solutions of large increase in quantity of questions; with too many rather elementary questions. The possibility of dividing the site so that there is one ...
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Is the reputation system ethical?

First, I'd like to admit a conflict of interest since I have pitifully low reputation. Also, this may be a bit of duplicate of another post which questioned the democracy and fairness of the ...
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Is Math StackExchange aging?

I am just a relatively new user, so please correct me if I'm wrong. If you read about the questions with most votes in MSE, you can find that until the $35$-th of question, the questions are all ...
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Compiling a book of the most interesting problems solved in Math Stackexchange

I was reading the Princeton Companion of Mathematics compiled by Tim Gowers and team and a thought stuck me. What we if produced a compilation book of the most interesting problems solved in Math ...
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How to find questions originating from papers?

What is a reasonable way to find questions which are related to mathematical papers? The motivation to ask this was a recent post mentioning that: However the focus of this site seems to be ...
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A bland, duplicate question getting an oddly large amount of attention?

Relevant thread: A fair coin is flipped 2k times. What is the probability that it comes up tails more often than it comes up heads? Yesterday I answered a question by giving a simple hint. The ...
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Not all questions are equal, how do we make sure to filter chaff from interesting ones?

There seem to be two types of questions: 1) A quickie (the OP just needs an answer to a specific query, often a homework solution) 2) A truly interesting question with lasting impact. Many good ...
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User consistently posting low-quality questions

I have just found a user who has posted about 70 questions on this site, all very short with missing punctuation and so on, and with very poor titles. Several times questions have been closed, and ...
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Star Ranking System?

Some really good answers get lost in the shuffle. Perhaps a "answer of the season" would be a convenient way to bring excellent answers a wider audience. Obviously the nomination process would have to ...