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Steps to avoid cheating in an International mathematics olympiad. [duplicate]

First of all, I am sorry if the title doesn't make sense as I am posting after quite some time now. Feel free to change it if you can make it more informative. I am part of the organising team of an ...
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Perplexity about an IMO question. [duplicate]

Today and tomorrow IMO 2015 competition will take place. I surfing on MSE I have bumped into the following question (now closed by author) asking for some help about an IMO 2015 problem. The problem ...
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How to ask a good question.

How to ask a good question. This thread has advice on the following aspects of writing a good question on this site. Each item in this list links to an answer below about that specific aspect of ...
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FAQ for math.stackexchange

Right now, the faq only contains the boilerplate explanations of the stackoverflow engine, reputation levels, etc. This page serves as an index of other important support questions for the community. ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection [closed]

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Mathematics Stack Exchange is scheduled to begin an election next ...
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What should we do when posts look too much like an exam question?

I have checked different existing posts on the topic and none of them really clearly address that point. With the increase of online exams, there has been an increased of exam questions asked and ...
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Someone is cheating on current USAMTS problems

I am the user @TheBestMagician, and I can’t log in to my normal account right now. I don’t have enough reputation to comment or flag a question, but the asker is cheating on literally all USAMTS ...
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Protocol for Answers Containing Claims of Cheating

While reviewing posts, I've seen quite a few instances of a new user posting an answer to a question claiming that the question is from a current exam/competition. The new user also usually calls out ...
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"Be nice" vs. summarily closing questions for being too naive or "frustrating"

I am puzzled by many questions being increasingly frequently closed as "off-topic", for reasons that are not immediately apparent. Below are a couple of random examples from the past day alone. ...
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User who posts ongoing contest problems

Over the past few days, I have come across multiple posts from a particular user that are questions from ongoing contests. On both, I have commented this fact on both the question and the answer, and ...
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I found 3 questions asking about an ongoing contest.

The following 3 questions were asked and are part of an ongoing contest: I did not realize this yesterday, but upon going through ...
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Trying to keep students from using MSE to do their homework

I'm working as a counselor at a summer math camp, and have been tasked with giving challenge problems for the campers outside of their classes (see this post at MESE) for more details. I am almost ...
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2015-16 USAMTS Round 1 Problems

I would like to request that everyone keep an eye out for the USAMTS Round 1 problems, per the ongoing competitions rules. They'll be released tomorrow at this address: here. (Currently the link goes ...
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Is it within policy for instructors to edit post text to remove questions from active exams?

I am teaching an intro math class this semester, and today was the final, which was given remotely due to the pandemic. A few exam questions popped up on this site (the posts were word-for-word ...
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Cheating on USAMTS 2018-2019

As some may know, USAMTS round 1 problems have just been released. To read more about the USAMTS go here: (From the above link) "Students may use any materials - books, ...
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