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Excessively long question titles

I have been using math.se for about a month and have noticed that often in comments on a question, people say things like "please don't put the entire question in the title". Makes sense - such ...
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Is asking for tutorials bad practice?

I will ask for help on solving systems of linear equations but it might be taken off. will it? And what are the questions supposed to ask? a clarification or a tutorial or something else?
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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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What does really make a question good?

Actually, this website is one of the good areas to discuss math problems from almost every branch. while looking for something, I can encounter many interesting things. The thing which is weird for ...
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Why was this question “Norm of the product of two regular ideals of an order of an algebraic number field” put on hold?

I have no idea why this question should be put on hold. Please let me know the reason. Otherwise I cannot improve it. EDIT(Nov. 12, 2013) I rephrased Remark to make it shorter and clearer. And I ...
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How to phrase title

There are some headings which lack preciseness such as: Exercise 1.17 from Introduction to Lie ALgebra and Representation Theory by Erdmann and Wilson and Just and Weese II exercise 13.20. When one is ...
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Positive reinforcement for comments to unmotivated questions showing little effort.

I have refrained from posting here to address my chronic dismay at the frequent sarcastic tone (even blatant sarcasm) on main, in response to unmotivated questions showing little or no effort. Others (...
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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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Additional close reason

In this thread: Two announcements: new "FAQ" and new "closure rules" we had strong agreement for an additional reason in the "close" dialog box. Please add this reason to the ...

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