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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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Low-quality questions from younger students of mathematics.

An example of such a question Stigma and infity, I need help with a way to find an easy solution for ∑( 1 𝑛 ) ∞ 𝑛=1 = x More info on qeustion Hi So im doing year 9/10 now and if just been ...
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How to search on this site?

When using this site, it is quite important to be able to find posts on this site which might be related to the question I am interested it - both to avoid duplication (i.e., not asking again ...
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What is the best way to search for a math equation on the internet?

I just asked the question: prove that $\int_{0}^{1}x^{-x}dx=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-n}$. I do not know of a good way to search an equation (nor did I know this equality is known as sophomore's dream) ...
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Don't review a first question by simply downvoting it or voting to close it

A fair amount of first questions are of very low quality. Even so, I think that it is not correct, when a user gets one such first post from the First Questions review queue, to simply downvote it or ...
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Clarify an old answer

Today I went to ask a question, but I discovered that somebody else had already asked the exact same thing. Goody for me, right? Well, the trouble is, the question got several answers, but I don't ...
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Examples and counterexamples of good questions and answers

A professor of mine has always said that we learn mathematics via lots of examples and lots of counterexamples, as opposed to stating and proving theorems on a blackboard. I think this approach could ...
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How am I supposed to use tags?

I seem to have severe difficulty finding the right tags to add to a post, which is infuriating when I can't post unless I have added some. For a simple brackets expansion problem I had, I can't use *...
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Standard example of well asked question.

Is there any reasonable standard for the minimum effort we'd like to see before answering an otherwise rote question? I'm fairly new to this site (despite what my profile says, I really only started ...
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Please provide context. [duplicate]

First of all, whether you're a new user or a long-time contributor, welcome! Mathematics Stack Exchange welcomes learners and lovers of mathematics from all levels. You have been directed here ...
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Will this site add a guided mode similar to the one recently introduced on Stack Overflow?

The Stack Overflow has an interesting guided mode which got implemented quite recently, see . Personally I think it ...
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Should there be a model question tag?

Given the amount of material on the site now, I have previously asked questions about curating content better so it is more accessible. So this is an idea that may not work, but is designed to think ...
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Would it be a good idea to have an introductory YouTube video (with subtitles in many languages) about math.stack?

I've thinking about that maybe could be helpful for new users (users that did just start university, know nothing about virtual communities, nothing about MathJax, don't know much english, etc) as an ...
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