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Cleaning up an old post of mine — a moral dilemma

I am aware that math.se and other se sites are intended so that people who google questions can find answers to them on this site so they don't have to actually ask the question themselves. Thus, I ...
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4answers
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Where is the fine line between using and misusing?

Disclaimer: I am fully aware that we have a no-names policy on the meta. However due to recent events I am sorry to be the one to break it on such a delicate topic. Willie tried to do it without ...
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6answers
760 views

Found the answer while elaborating the question. Is that usual?

It's the 5th time this happens to me. Tried to solve some simple problem for about 20 minutes (four of them were just help-asking on passages of proofs) and decide to ask for some help/hint on ...
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6answers
703 views

Is it bad to edit your own answer several times?

I often need to edit my answers several times to fix errors or maybe to answer more directly the questions asked. But each time I edit my answer, the post will get a bit higher in the top questions ...
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6answers
766 views

Would it be OK to ask people not to vote up my partial answer to a really good question?

Sometimes I see a highly voted excellent question on the Unanswered list and have some useful things to say that fall short of fully answering the question. But if I leave an answer with my partial ...
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2answers
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Is too much self editing frowned upon?

I have found myself re-editing quite a bit until I feel a question is right, either I got things wrong (oops) or just get in a perfectionist mode, and have wondered what happens whenever I press the <...
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5answers
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Catalog of limits

WARNING: This post contains hundreds of mathematical formulas. Do not open it on devices, where rendering of MathJax is slow! For more comprehensive catalog see https://mathindex.wordpress.com (it ...
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0answers
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Feature request: Save Question (and Answer) as Draft option

Sometimes a question pops into my mind a mere 5 minutes before I have to run an errand. In that situation, I can either: (a) write the question down on paper and ask it later, or (b) ask the question ...
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2answers
236 views

Splitting a large question

My current project has an overarching goal and lots of sub-questions under that goal. The sub-questions are probably much more meaningful in the context of the overall goal, and in each other's ...
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1answer
376 views

How can I freeze a question I created, so no one can post in it for a while?

I recently asked a question on Math.SE that hasn't received answers. I plan to do some major edits to it, after which maybe someone will be able to answer it. In the mean time, I don't want new posts ...
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1answer
303 views

Pausing questions - feature request

Sometimes, I ask a question, and a few minutes later realize my question is ambiguous and/or unclear and/or would benefit from a major rewrite. At this point, I kind of "panic" and frantically try ...
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0answers
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Can't use the sandbox

I am new to the community and I have been advised to use the sandbox to edit long posts so as not to disturb the frontpage of the site. But I think I am not able to use it yet because I can't "edit" ...
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Sandbox for long or complicated edits. [duplicate]

This sandbox is intended for a collective collaboration to edit posts which would require a lot of effort and a lot of time, in particular, $\LaTeX$ifying images. It serves to localize to one thread ...
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1answer
532 views

What is the recommended procedure to request disassociation from a post?

As far as I know, it is possible to transfer the ownership of a question or an answer to the community user. For example, this was done for answers in some of the sandboxes here on meta (as I've ...
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1answer
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Change the “sandbox” to allow for shorter questions/answers.

On this question: Interpret the conditional density $f(x\mid\theta)$, where $\theta$ is the parameter of the density.? I had reformatted the question. The OP asked in a comment how he can learn LaTeX. ...

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