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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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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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How to grab users' attention on an old question?

Unfortunately, I haven't figured out whether this question is appropriate here. So I'm sorry if it is not. But nevertheless, here it is. For example, I have a question. A problem, or maybe a piece of ...
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Are "please check my proof" type of questions proper?

I am investigating a somewhat obscure area of number theory. Can I post a proposition and a complete proof and ask people to check it?
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Best way of asking "check my proof" questions

I am trying to learn proof based math on my own and once I construct a proof, I often have a gut feeling that it's not airtight. What is the best way of asking such questions? My findings till now: ...
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Questions that Ask to Verify Solution to Problem

Is it okay to ask questions where you give the solution and ask people to review it to see if it is correct?
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Should I avoid minor edit of a question which was put on hold? [obsolete] [closed]

There was a recent (end of August 2021) change in the way Stack Exchange handles such edits. When editing a closed question, now there is a checkbox to say whether the edit is substantial - and only ...
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Are "Verify if I'm correct" questions really on-topic?

There is a considerable amount of questions of the type Can you see if my proof/solution is correct? My question is simple: are they on-topic? My point is two-fold: I think they fail usefulness (...
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Are posts of the kind "I wrote this proof, is it correct" valid for math.stackexchange?

I'm a programmer learning maths on the side while working. I find one of the best ways to learn is to try and come up with my own proofs from first principles. I suppose these will either a) be wrong ...
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Is there any interest in a proof proofreading site?

I envision a site where people could post their proofs -- either as answers to textbook exercises or revisions of current textbook proofs -- and get feedback on which parts might need improving, and ...
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On topic to put out my solutions of self study questions and ask for confirmation?

I am mostly self tutoring myself on the math behind fluid dynamics using an advanced textbook. So the book has several problems. Is it OK to post the problem solution as I do it and ask for ...
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