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“Contest problem” policy

What is our policy concerning contest questions on the Mathematics Stack Exchange? Why do we have a policy? What is a contest question? How we deal with on-going contest questions? I see a question ...
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Fate of the (homework) tag: The community voted… now what?

Well, the results of the voting seem pretty conclusive: Leave homework alone: 43 upvotes (20.38%) Deprecate but don't delete homework: 12 upvotes (5.69%) Burninate and blacklist homework: ...
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LaTeX and capitalization in titles

This is probably a duplicate... Question 1 I'm often asked to review edits made by users with even less reputation than I. Many of these edits texify titles. But on this page it's written Ensure ...
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What does a user see when their question is closed?

I think it would be useful for those that have the privilege of casting close votes to know exactly what happens when a user has a question closed. What does a user see when their question is ...
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Best time to ask a question

I wondered if anyone made any statistics on this. When is the best time (usually) to ask a question? (with this I mean that it maximises the views the answer receives). I figure that most of the ...
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(homework) tag should be deprecated (Voting's over! You won't believe what won!)

Note. After over one month of discussion, and more than one week of voting, I think the community has decided. Leave the tag alone: 43 upvotes (20.38%) Consider the tag deprecated, but do not remove ...
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What to do when other users answer low-quality questions?

This question is related to many I've seen on here about "low-quality posts," so I apologize in advance if it's an exact duplicate of one I haven't found, or simply too close to others. My question is ...
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I use the site to ask about specific topics in my math learning. Is it ok?

Hello I am new in this stack-exchange community which I think is the best. I have been asking lately (as you can see) specific questions about specific topics that I have trouble learning. Even ...
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Asking better Questions

I never got my question on Bergman Spaces answered with any good quality and it received only $1$ upvote and some nonsequitor comment from a very high reputation user, while a similar post about ...
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Is it OK to automatically downvote homework questions that show no effort or etiquette?

I have seen a lot of very similar questions here, so I apologize if this is a duplicate. There is a related question at Closing questions that show no effort - official policy? I see this very often ...
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How can I ask a good question? [duplicate]

MathOverflow has an excellent guide on how to write a good question. Another great guide exists on meta.stackoverflow. We will probably want our own site-specific guide on how to ask good questions. ...
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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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