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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 01/2015 - 07/2018 ) [duplicate]

The purpose of this thread is to help focus the attention of the community on posts that may require exceptional handling. This includes requests for reopen and undeletion votes. A request should be ...
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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 01/2022 - today)

The purpose of this thread is to focus the attention of the community on posts that may require reopen and undeletion votes. A request should be posted as an answer below (one request per answer). ...
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What do you think is the largest problem facing Math.SE today (July 2015)?

I think it can safely be said that Math.StackExchange (and MathOverflow and perhaps some of the sister sites on the SE network) are the best resources for (English-speaking) people with objective math ...
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Is there an MSE-like site that is more pleasant to work in? Or are there other solutions?

The Problem: It becomes more difficult to help people on a site in which there is mass closing of questions. And I am disturbed that a small group of people is engaged in trying to delete permanently ...
André Nicolas's user avatar
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Under what circumstances is it appropriate to delete a question that has received a good answer?

I would like to have a discussion about the following question: When is it appropriate to delete a question which has been closed as "missing context or details," but which has generated ...
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Asking questions to add to the general knowledge pool

Recently, I've seen a few examples of users asking questions and answering their own questions as a way of adding to the question pool here on MSE. The most recent example I've seen of this is the ...
Rushabh Mehta's user avatar
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There are only 40 calculus problems

There is a saying in mathematics that there are really only 40 calculus problems, and all the other problems are just permutations of these using different numbers or stories attached to them. This is ...
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What is going on with undeletion lately?

Some questions have been undeleted that... frankly, shouldn't have been. 10k users can see the whole list here, but here they are for the pleasure of everyone else:
Najib Idrissi's user avatar
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Closure of extremely basic questions

I'm somewhat disturbed by the closure of this question: What is $9-5+2$? It appears to be a mathematical question that is specific, answerable, and genuine - a "real" question. I can recall wondering ...
Nick Alger's user avatar
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Posting generalizations of already asked questions

Sometimes when I see a question out of a textbook or competitive exam, I want to post a generalization of the specs of the question. I think my situation is (probably?) similar to this. Should I post ...
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Whither the duplicate?

Ironically, I'll bet this question is a duplicate of other questions regarding duplicates, but I see little harm in sparking some new conversation here, even if we tread over old ground that many ...
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When are questions the same?

This is a rather philosophical question, but reflects the fact that essentially the same question can be asked at different levels of mathematical sophistication and with differing motivation. Here ...
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Abstract duplicate?

I have noticed two questions here and here which are nearly identical in nature. These questions ask to show that given any $n+1$ integers, there exist at least two integers whose difference is ...
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How aggressively should we tag a question as duplicate?

Some questions seem standard and very likely to have already been asked. For example, a question on Prove Binet's Formula would almost certainly have been asked, even without referring to the links by ...
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Handling near duplicates

What is the best way to handle near duplicates? Here are two examples of what I mean. This question asks about zero divisors in commutative rings. However, this older question asks a slightly more ...
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