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Discussion: what should we do about the increasing number of questions?

Let's try this again. For some reason I am not allowed to directly share this data (even though I think it is all accessible via data.stackexchange.com), but let me tell you roughly how the number of ...
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2answers
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Why don't we use a homework policy… like physics.SE?

I was reading Proposal: ban verbatim homework questions which have no accompanying text and I came upon some startling old statistics. Since 2013, the number of questions on this site has multiplied ...
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What's with these “sangaku” geometry problems?

This morning I decided to whip out my phone and check out some new questions on the main site through my mobile app. To my surprise, I saw 8 questions, titled or labelled as "sangaku" geometry ...
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Consider giving better titles to the questions you answered… especially right after you answer them

This is a proposal inspired by the overwhelming number of questions with uninformative titles on the site. Such titles tend to contain words like question, anyone, help, doubt, easy, exercise, ...
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Is there a problem in editing questions?

I'd like to ask if there is a problem in editing questions that look hard to read or lack an answer for many days? I'm asking this cause some people think this is "ridiculous". I'm not afraid to be ...
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1answer
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How to find questions originating from papers?

What is a reasonable way to find questions which are related to mathematical papers? The motivation to ask this was a recent post mentioning that: However the focus of this site seems to be ...
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1answer
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Why so many Riesz Representation questions in such short time?

I was scrolling through MSE on the cell phone earlier today and these popped up: and the list went on. Is this an artifact of the search engine, or is there some reason for the sudden "interest" in ...
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2answers
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Suggestion for new badge

As was proposed in this question on meta a new badge for active voting would be good for MSE. I can hide my real intension under beautiful words that we must congratulate people for active voting but ...
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1answer
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Would you like to have the option to edit a question without it being bumped to the main page?

For the sake of argument, all edits are considered an improvement in this post. No matter how minor. Since we consider edits an improvement, I feel free to say that they are a good thing. However, ...
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OPs changing mind about accepting solutions

I have noticed a couple of times that some time after an OP accepts a solution, he changes his mind and accepts another. I am interested in what people think of this. I don't feel it's cricket to do ...
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1answer
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Question didn't bump

I edited this answer and posted this answer but they didn't bump.
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2answers
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Unnecesarily retagging old questions that get bumped.

Just as I write this, a user with $\sim$500 rep. has retagged 28 questions inactive by removing the tag differential-equations to leave only the tag pde. This has crowded the main page with already ...
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1answer
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Should a new answer bring the problem to the top?

A question I have answered some half an hour ago (Proving that all numbers are rational) stays deep below the fold and doesn't pop up to the top of the question list. Is there any explanation to this? ...
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1answer
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Question update notice not showing any more

The landing page of the math stack exchange used to have a feature that displayed how many new or updated questions had been asked since you last refreshed the page. Clicking on it 'refreshed' the ...
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1answer
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The way questions appear on the site

I have been an active member on this site for at least two years now. I have noticed this fact quite often that some days I see questions continuously from the same topic. On some days I see a group ...