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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 are the desired questions that should to be in SM (stackexchangemath)? [duplicate]

According to many questions posted in SM, I see that SM gives high importance for the related questions to Real analysis and number theory and contests where "MO" gives high importance to Algebra and ...
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List of comment templates

Inspired by this question on meta.cstheory.SE. The post at meta.Tex.SE is quite impressive. We often leave generic comments to OP and answer posters such as: "if this is a homework, please add a tag,"...
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Require proper citation for verbatim quoted questions, answers, proofs?

Recently I had the displeasure of seeing a famous ingenious proof quoted here without any attribution whatsoever. Some readers could have easily been misled to believe that the proof was due to the ...
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dealing with many poorly motivated questions from a single user

This character seems to be asking asking many high-level (meaning broad and vague) questions in rapid succession. As well, the replies from this person are essentially excerpts from (searchable?) ...
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The “off-topic” close reason about homework questions

EDIT: There is now a new standard close reason that doesn't mention homework. (No TL;DR, please just read the question.) Background The new close reasons contain a designated option for homework ...
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Add “SE is not a social networking site” to the list of what-site-is-not in the FAQ

In reading the endless discussions of the acceptability of postings by particular users (e.g., are six postings per day too much for one person), or by users in particular situations (e.g., should ...
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1answer
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Full question statements in the title

Look at the following question: Let $A$ be bounded below, and $B = \{b \in R : b$ is a lower bound for $A\}$. Show that $\sup B = \inf A$. I edited it to "Supremum of lower bounds equals to infimum"....
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Should old questions be retitled?

The title for Is there a formula for this? is currently "Is there a formula for this?" Obviously, this doesn't describe the problem at all, except to say that the OP is looking for a formula. It ...
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1answer
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“How to ask” page on math.SE

On MathOverflow there is a link on the top bar "How to ask", giving a very detailed guide for formatting and asking good questions. It is of no doubt why a question needs to be good, especially in ...
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Suggestions for improving this FAQ: What kind of questions can I (not) ask here?

I think the current answer is too vague for a lot of people (me) to properly understand and possibly even misleading. I would like to try and get exactly sort of questions are good and what aren't so ...
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Do we have or should we have a guide for making good questions?

This question was made and I asked the usual: You should provide more info: What have you tried? What are the definitions? What book are you reading? The user replied me by saying that he tried to ...
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Constructing a good title for some question categories

This seems quite difficult for me especially that I am interested for questions related to series and integration. Usually you want your question to be easily discovered by search engines but this is ...