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Can a question be too easy? [duplicate]

As a reviewer of first posts (posts by new users) there seems to be a grey area as to what level of question is acceptable. This question (it has already been deleted 11/16/17 2:30 am EST) basically ...
Stephen Meskin's user avatar
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What is the minimal level of the question on this site? [duplicate]

Are mathematics at the level of elementary school(i.e. mostly arithmetic) not welcome on this site? Previously I posted an addition problem and show my attempt/effort but the question got deleted in ...
IthinkURright's user avatar
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Are there any lower bounds on the mathematical knowledge level to ask a question on MathSE? [duplicate]

I have been wondering around on some stackexchange sites for quite a while and sometimes read the hot network questions. An interesting fact that got my attention is, when a user on stackoverflow asks ...
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List of Generalisations of Common Questions

Here is a list of generalised faqs to which other questions may be deduped against, split by topic (please edit the question). Arithmetic arithmetic Laws of signs (minus times minus is plus): Why is ...
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Is simple mathematics for learners allowed here?

Are users encouraged to ask simple math questions in this forum as well? Most of the questions here seem advanced for a math learner.
user12345's user avatar
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Are there a "minimal requisites" that people should have to ask here?

I've seen this question in the last minutes, and I noticed that the OP has a lot of issues understanding basic (really basic) mathematics. It's not just that the question is really bad written, or ...
Daniel's user avatar
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Is arithmetic mathematics and can we answer questions about it?

Yesterday, I answered this question (later deleted, see below for the text) and was a little surprised when the question was closed. A user in the comments stated, "This is not mathematics. It is ...
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Is Math Stackexchange only for experts?

So recently I asked a few questions that seemed pretty difficult to me. But when I scrolled through some other questions I felt that to most other users my question are probably just elementary. Since ...
tempdev nova's user avatar
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Terrified of asking in here, haven't had a problem yet but hoping I can if I get stuck.

Excuse me if the language is a bit off I'm not a native English speaker. I've been studying(self study) computers and programming for a little over two years, but do not have much education. I've been ...
somethingSomething's user avatar
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Is it welcome to ask for a laymen's explanation?

I searched the meta but could not find any question with an answer to this, the closest was this question but it deals with the level of the mathematics and quality of the question. I've read the FAQ, ...
Camilo Martin's user avatar
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Is it useful to the community to post questions without having had formal training in mathematics?

As someone who is interested in how numbers behave, but with no formal experience or vocabulary, I recently posted a couple of questions and gained quite a bit of knowledge and insight from the ...
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Should there be a close reason for questions with detrimentally narrow scope ("too localised")?

Background We used to have the close reason "too localised", whose text was: This question is unlikely to ever help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific ...
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Is it always that difficult questions are upvoted?

I have seen that many people down vote those questions which are very basic or easy. Is this website only meant for asking difficult questions or can I clear my some basic doubts and problems without ...
Atharva Kathale's user avatar
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Proposal: Onboarding process

I propose that MSE introduces an onboarding process for new users. Problem statement: Too many PSQ's & MSE used as a homework-completion site Growing resentment of "rep-farming" Conflict between ...
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