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Proposal: Discourage questions that are nothing besides a problem statement

This is a very clear followup to Qiaochu's question: http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/9180/proposal-ban-verbatim-homework-questions The reason that I create a new post is because I want ...
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Common acronyms used on main and meta

When I first joined this site, I had to figure out “OP” from context. Finding out what “CW” means was much easier, as it is often spelled out in full. CFV I had to be point-blank told about. It seems ...
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Should problem statement questions be an issue for the election?

When I first heard it suggested, it seemed almost obvious that moderators should say something about the PSQ (problem statement question) issue. However, after some reflection, I no longer consider it ...
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How can we, as a community, reduce some of the tension on the site?

It feels like there's a lot of tension on this site, broadly about closing/downvoting/deleting questions. I am quite prolific in closing/downvoting/deleting questions myself because well...there's a ...
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Guideline for using “lack of context” and “homework” close reasons

Since a few days, we have the new predefined close reason about "lack of context". It would seem to me, that, even if a question superficially looks like homework, this is the appropriate close ...
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Commonly ignored tags

This might seem like an odd issue to raise, but I'm curious to hear replies. I just asked a question on main. After little while I went back to math.se to check on its status and was confused to ...
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Who is Dan Dumitru and how was he involved in starting MSE?

On this page:http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/3355/mathematics, Dan Dumitru is listed as the proposer for MSE. I'm very interested in the history of MSE and stackexchange in general. Was Dan ...
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What happened to our FAQ?

Until recently (I'm not sure exactly when), at the top of every page was an "faq" button, and the page it led to had a list of basic help topics. Some of them were generic to SE, but some were ...
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Who writes the FAQ?

Where do the contents of the FAQ come from? Are they written by the Meta community? By MSE moderators? Elsewhere? How much does it reflect the attitudes that have developed here over time? And does ...
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Review test - Imperative PSQ

So apparently imperative PSQs are acceptable, (even more than that, they are high quality posts). I'm pro-PSQ, that's why I let it open. Despite that, as far as I know, the community is anti-PSQ, so ...