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What to do in case of unsuccessful duplicate close vote (or flag)?

Consider a situation when a user votes to close a question as duplicate (or flags it as a duplicate if they do not have sufficient rep to cast close votes), and then the post is not closed. If the ...
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Why this question on AC in proof of FLT was marked as duplicate? [closed]

Why this question was marked as duplicate of this one? The former asks if AC can be removed from Wiles's proof of FLT. The latter asks ...
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Why do even high reputation users do not pay attention on close votes? [duplicate]

Recently, I have seen high reputation users, and top-reviewers (Such as amWhy, Shailesh etc.) voting for closing of questions, just out of the way. See this question. This is a nice question IMHO. It ...
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Questions deleted right after receiving an answer: where to flag the users?

I know there have been several questions about users who delete their question immediately after receiving an answer. I have seen this abusive behavior many times. This and this are two examples. Many ...
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Best way to “revive” a question (which does not abide by the Math.SE rules) [duplicate]

There exists a question which looks interesting to me, given that I scribbled some attempts to solve it and, in spite of the fact that it "seems" like an easy application of Rolle's theorem, couldn't ...
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I edited an “on hold” question but it is still closed

I edited this question today to provide some context for things I've tried but it was still closed. Is this because the original poster posed the question too simply or is it still in a state to be ...
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Request of suggestion for improving an answer about evaluation of $\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty} \frac{n\cdot 2^n }{3^n}$

My question is related to the following OP How can I evaluate $\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty} \frac{n\cdot 2^n }{3^n}$? The answer is $0$. But how? I've searched some links but all of them just quite ...
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Poor treatment of new users - especially those asking interesting questions

Have others noticed a tendency for new users of mathSE to be treated poorly by existing users? The worst cases remind of some low-brow college fraternity where new users are expected to show they have ...
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How to improve “Why's Applied Math 'more straightforward' than Pure Math?”

Please, how can I revise or improve my question? My request is here. Thank you all. I tried my best to avoid an "'opinion-based' question' by sticking to the advice underneath. But why was my ...
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Is that question so bad and off-topic? [duplicate]

Is that question: https://math.stackexchange.com/q/2121387/378968 so bad that don't worth an answer? It was marked as off-topic, I edited it but nothing happened. If someone think it could be ...
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Closing Questions for Low Reputation Users

Today I found myself in a bit of a discussion (if I'm being honest, it seemed more like an argument) with a user who closed a question. I am reasonably new to contributing to the site, and the user ...
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What to do when a specific user's posts are always flagged for a closing?

I have been surfing the close votes portion of the review queue and after going through maybe $5$ - $10$ posts, I noticed that a specific user's questions kept coming up to be closed. Most of these ...
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What happens to otherwise good answers when their question is closed?

I answered this question the other day. It was one of those cases when I just happened to see it right as it was posted and it was a fun question that I knew something about. So I gave an answer (...
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Why was my Question Offtopic?

I ask yesterday this Question and today it is marked as off-Topic. After that I read the help Center Guidelines, but I miss the point why my question is not in the scope. I hope someone can explain ...
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Reopening closed questions with good answers

I often come by questions that are closed because of lack of context, but that still have good answers. It can be questions that contain nothing more than What is this integral $\int \ldots dx$? ...
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Should I edit a question everytime I see an image in it?

I often encounter questions (or even answers!) which contains text-&-latex in an image. Now, should I edit them even if they are 2 years old, already have an answer, just to remove the picture ...
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Can the site-design be improved to be more welcoming to new users?

I think that the design of MSE could be more welcoming to new users. I don't know how much effort it would take and of course that should be considered. My view is as someone who is relatively new to ...
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What can I do if the problem is deleted when I tried to edit my answer?

Yesterday ($8$ hours ago) there was a problem asking to find the residue of $\exp (\csc(1/z))$ at each of its singularity. I answered that problem and then today morning, I thought to edit my answer ...
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A proof-verification is a duplicate? [duplicate]

I asked the community to check my proof for correctness. After reading a comment today I believe the proof is not correct. But I can't do anything because my question was closed as a duplicate. It ...
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What should a $<3000$ user do when a question is good enough to reopen.

What should a $<3000$ user do when a question is good enough to reopen. Consider a question was bad but it get better by editing now what should a $<3000$ user do when it is good enough to ...
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Why was this post deleted [duplicate]

I figure this is a long shot, but I recently came across this post. It was deleted by several users over a month after it had been posted, answered, and closed as a duplicate. Does anyone know why ...
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How avoid aged away flags?

I flag the posts that I consider aren't useful for the page and always the flag says "helpful", but sometimes the flags aren't validated and they become "aged away". How can I avoid my flags become ...
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How to recover unsaved in-progress text from my answer to deleted question, still visible in my local client?

I was in the midst of a lengthy edit to my answer to a question, when the question was deleted before I had saved the new text. The webpage was dynamically updated in my browser tab with an overlay ...
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How can I submit the question that's on hold for review again?

One of my questions were put on hold and I was told to edit it so that it fits the website, so I did edit it. Now how do I submit it for review?
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Should I wait before posting in “Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes”?

I was just criticized for posting in Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 01/2015 - ) [current version] without waiting for the reopen review queue process to unfold. Another user ...
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Question about moderation

You flag a question for moderator attention. You provide information to support your request. Within what time period is the request handled? Will the moderators inform you by email about their ...
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Is it OK to post images/text from a textbook?

I'm self studying a textbook and sometimes I do not understand the explanation the author is trying to give for a concept. Is it OK for me to write out what the textbook says verbatim and/or take an ...
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Why were these questions closed as duplicates?

The question Need Examples to Understand Choice Function and Choice Structure is in no way a duplicate for the following question: (P(X),CR) may be a choice structure even if R is not a rational ...
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Why is it still “unclear what you're asking”

This question was put on hold five days ago: Is using the twin sieve to find all primes numbers better than the sieve of Eratosthenes? After that I edited the question and tried to resolve all ...
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Why this type of questions are voted to be closed?

I recently asked a question which is desiring a learning map for the self-study of a subject in mathematics. In my opinion, it is not really seeking personal advice but it was voted by the others to ...
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What's the reason for deleting a particular thread twice?

I'm just curious why this thread was deleted twice. I mean, what's the motivation and how this happened? (Someone proposed it for deletion or something else happened?)
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Any moderators who know some logic? [duplicate]

Reopened Seems to me that How to Distinguish... needs a referee. On hold for lacking context, seems to me like a perfectly reasonable question. In particular it seems clear to me that at least one ...
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Question closed and answer down-voted even when answer is improvement over existing method [duplicate]

I asked a question about how to obtain closed-form solutions for a particular set of three equations. invert multinomial logit link with three unknown The question was placed on hold because it ...
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Editing for On hold-question

On hold question is between open and closed. So if we add a suitble editing, then it can be reopen. If not, it may be closed in five days. Here I have a question : Other people can edit ? In site ...
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How to ask a question to the topic? [duplicate]

Many of my questions are marked off topic. This was extremely hard question and supposed to be done without any graphic calculator. It was voted off topic. It appears to me if I can't move at least ...
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How could I attach a pdf file?

How could I attach a PDF file through my questions? Excuse me for this question, but I have much trouble to do this! Thank you very much.
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Why was this question put on hold? [duplicate]

This question was put on hold. That was a most unfortunate decision: the accepted answer makes the unnecessary assumption that the base field is algebraically closed and invokes the absurdly ...
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Losing rep when a Q is removed

this post: 'How to Solve It: Add Your Heuristics' has been removed. I had an answer on it which made me 20rep, which I have now lost. But it wasn't my question, so why has my rep been lost?
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What is unclear in 'what does the 1 mean?' [closed]

I do not understand why this was unilaterally closed as unclear. Some of the comments and the screenshot here are inaccurate. This was the original post that was closed, that you can see: differs ...
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What happened to my question asking about the integral closure of an algebra of finite type over the ring of algebraic integers?

What happened to my question asking about the following question? It seems to be deleted. Why if that is the case? Let $A$ be the ring of algebraic integers in a finite dimensional algebraic number ...
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Editing closed questions to add answers

Recently we have seen quite a few instances of users editing questions that are closed to add their answers to the body of the questions themselves. That is a clear subversion of the rules and an ...
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Is there an “undelete queue”?

Now Undeleted I have a question deleted by Community due to RemoveAbandonedClosed. I tried editing it so that it becomes on-topic, and I casted "undelete" and "...
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Enable FAQ sidebar on the meta

A little known feature of meta sites is that they can have a sidebar with a few most frequently asked questions: for example, Programmers Meta does. For a description of how it works, see FAQ ...
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Appropriate way to place sound arguments when reopening a duplicate marked question

The possibility to reopen a duplicate marked question is a nice feature. This action is usually based (at least I do hope so) upon sound arguments. Is there a way to attach or combine these ...
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What to do when OP deletes a question right after you have posted a correct answer [duplicate]

Just a moment ago I answered a basic question that involved finding the derivative of $\sin(1/x)$. A comment hinted at the chain rule, the likely best way of going about it. I took my time to spell ...
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A few high quality duplicates

Suppose we have a small number of very close duplicates on some particular question. Suppose also that the questions are high quality and have high quality answers - at least, as measured by the ...
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Metrics for questions

Lately I had a case that one of my questions was marked "as an exact duplicate". Projection, rotation and skew-symetry in N-dimensional space Commutativity of projection and rotation But what the ...
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Should questions be marked as “duplicate” if answered before, but a possibly better/simpler approach now used?

How to prevent possibly better/simpler approaches to a previously answered question from getting buried as a duplicate question ? Number of ways to arrange identical coins in a ring
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Would like to dispute Duplicate Label-Chain Rule of Limits [duplicate]

I asked a question looking for a epsilon-delta proof for the Chain Rule of Limits, however the question was marked as a duplicate for a similar question but it does not provide the proof I was looking ...
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Where can I ask about a result?

It happens that I proved an elementary result about the commutant (or centralizer) of a matrix; the result is elementary but nice and can be useful; the method is also elementary. my first reaction ...

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