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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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Three levels of Math

This is my first post on Mathematics Meta, I hope it is appropriate and not a duplicate. I do want to ask why there are only 2 levels of Math as MO and MSE but not a third one. MO is interested in ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the 2020 moderator election, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve ...
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Quick downvoting of ill-formatted questions by new users

Is it just me, or are we seeing a substantial uptick in very quick down-voting of questions by fairly new users who post ill-formatted, ill-motivated, or ill-posed questions? This question got a very ...
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What are the merits, if there is any, of deleting (correctly) answered questions in the main site of MSE?

Note 2: † This is NOT a duplicate of the linked question: I am NOT asking at all "Under what circumstances is it appropriate to delete a question that has received a good answer?" Again, this ...
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Would splitting the site into more elementary and more advanced questions help?

There were several discussions about possible solutions of large increase in quantity of questions; with too many rather elementary questions. The possibility of dividing the site so that there is one ...
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Under what criteria should we remove questions from the HNQ list?

Since the Hot Network Questions list was revamped 6 months ago, moderators have had the power to remove questions from the list. As Catija, the community manager for the SE network says, I ...
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Downvoting newbie user's questions

I found this post today. Yeah, I agree that this question has been asked many times before but isn't 9 downvotes for a new user a bit too intense? I think mass downvoting newbies will only harm the ...
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Questions from elementary beginners

I'm tutoring a high school student who is taking calculus for the first time. I've been trying to encourage her to become more interested in math, and so I thought it could be a good idea to teach her ...
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Regarding the question on "Conics passing through integer lattice points".

I am making this post in regards to the ongoing delete/undelete skirmish (let's at least change the monotonicity of the use of "war"). The old version of the question is here, the current version (...
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