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Should I edit the question before starting a bounty, or start a new question?

I have a question I would like to start a bounty on. But I would like to edit the question to add the possibility for a stronger result. The question I want to start a bounty on is this question: For ...
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Calculator problems that have nothing to do with math

Why does Math.SE permit questions about calculators that have nothing to do with math, for instance this one?
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Are questions which ask for references to other questions, legal?

I was wondering if I could ask for references for a particular type of questions from MSE. Is it legal? For example, if I wanted references of questions which were related to proving $\lim_{n\...
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How to decide if use [mathematical-astronomy], or just post to astronomy.SE?

Recently I have asked this question: Do all spherically symmetric stellar systems have zero anisotropy? I have also asked some other questions in this topic, ie Poisson's equation-like formula in ...
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vertex transitive self answer

Can I self answer a question I post about examples of connected, vertex transitive graphs? I cannot find anything listing larger ones, and am even less likely to find examples with thoughtful choices ...
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Asking questions about difficulty reading proofs.

This is a question about advice specifically for reading proofs, not really about writing them. I have recently been reading Algebra by Hungerford (the standard graduate level 400 some page one) and a ...
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Are questions about mathematical journals appropriate for this forum?

I have a question about a journal, specifically the Mathematical Intelligencer. On Springer's Mathematical Intelligencer web page (https://link.springer.com/journal/283/volumes-and-issues), issues in ...
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Are soft questions allowed on MSE? I see there is a tag for it but I'm scared I will be downvoted for it.

What I was really looking for was a SE but for "soft questions mathematics" - the closest thing I found was the History of Mathematics and Physics SE, which is unlucky considering the ...
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Posting generalizations of already asked questions

Sometimes when I see a question out of a textbook or competitive exam, I want to post a generalization of the specs of the question. I think my situation is (probably?) similar to this. Should I post ...
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Are questions about “Math Education” allowed?

Please read before closing as a duplicate of: Maths Education Questions I am wondering specifically about the process of Math education; I was recently considering showing Grant Sanderson's (...
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Recreational math

Where can I post problems and solutions with no commitment to formal mathematics? Some of the problems I do I do not find equal on the internet, like some variants of sacks spiral, problems of ...
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Posting a discussion type question on topic?

Recently, a large controversy has started within the Minecraft fanbase, regarding the speedrunner Dream, and claims of him possibly cheating by altering probabilities for certain random events within ...
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Can I open a discussion thread on Math.SE?

As written in my title, I wanna ask an opinionated question on Math.SE, but I am not sure if this is okay. So I have this kind of meta-question. Sincerely,
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An old question resurfaces for closing

I saw this question in the close vote queue. I agree it's seems very vague and hard to answer, but apparently the users who know more about statistics disagree since the person who commented on the ...
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Early results venue?

Not sure if this is appropriate but there were similar questions that I checked so I'll try. I've been working on a known problem in the number theory and may have an interesting early result. The ...
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Asking links of MSE questions and references

I am still new in MSE,and still learning how to use MSE properly. Sorry in advance. MSE has really nice Elementary number theory questions and so many nice elementary diophantine equation , and since ...
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doubt regarding what kind of question can be asked on MSE

Can I ask a question about book recommendation on MSE? I'm not sure whether that would be against the quality standards of MSE or not. EDIT: I found the book recommendation tag on MSE with many ...
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Can I ask a question about whether something can be modeled/proven/etc mathematically?

I want to ask whether something not from math can be modeled in any way using math, and particularly in a way that serves to prove/disprove some hypotheses or affirmations about that particular ...
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Can we post PSQs as long as we answer them ourselves?

By PSQ, I mean problem statement questions that have some background but show no attempt to answer the question. I'm aware that posting PSQ's is a direct violation of the MSE guidelines. I would also ...
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Right place to post questions ..

I am very new to MSE. Where am I supposed to post questions like , "Book recommendations" or " Complex numbers in geo vs Barycentric " ..
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Mathematics Stack Exchange vs. Puzzling Stack Exchange

Is there a clear delineation between the possible mathematical puzzles that can be posted only here and the ones that can be posted only in Puzzling Stack Exchange? Or there could be an overlap? I ...
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Can we post questions which are not posted in MSE but is posted in other math communities?

Can we post questions which are not posted in MSE but is posted in other math communities like in AOPS or any other forums? To be more precise: The solution is there in the other math communities but ...
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where / if any can I ask for math book recommendations?

I'm looking for recommendations on undergrad math books, in the topics of calculus, elementary set theory, linear algebra and combinatorics. I'm not sure when / in which format I should be asking this ...
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Promoting yourself in the forum

I just wanted to know if it is ok to promote a video about math that I have uploaded. meaning, I'll create a post which will be a discussion about this video, where we will discuss the video, suggest ...
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If I have a question that has already been answered, but I don't understand the answer and the thread seems to be dead, how do I ask?

My post here was closed. I have the same question as another user but I do not understand the accepted answer. To me, it appears incomplete. It is missing details which I do not know how to fill in. ...
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Can I ask Geogebra questions on this site?

There are certain questions, answer of which require a graph, diagram or animation of locus or more precisely something related to Geogebra. So, is asking input command of how to make any animation ...
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Can I ask a question using photos?

Can I ask a question using photos?
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Is it allowed to ask questions from Project Euler here?

Can we ask Project Euler questions here?
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Answering my own question to attract attention. [duplicate]

Sometimes I have a question and have an idea how to answer it. I'm pretty sure (see edit 1) the idea is correct but not so sure (see edit 1). However, I do want to be so sure (see edit 1), so I ask ...
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Is there any Stack Exchange site that allows sharing, review of interesting observations\results made\obtained by students in Mathematics?

I'm a 10th grader who is extremely interested in Mathematics and I frequently come across some interesting (at least, to me) results while doing some Math problem and sometimes I want to get an expert-...
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Is arithmetic mathematics and can we answer questions about it?

Yesterday, I answered this question (later deleted, see below for the text) and was a little surprised when the question was closed. A user in the comments stated, "This is not mathematics. It is ...
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What is the reasoning against posting questions which are “broad”?

It is really, really, hard to find good math resources on the internet. In my opinion, MSE provides an unmatched quality and talent compared to any other place on the internet. There are a lot of ...
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Why was my question taken negatively?

The question is here. It is currently closed as opinion based, with +2/-5, 1 vote to reopen and 1 vote to delete. I need help understanding this local disaster. As to close reason: I can easily ...
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Can I ask a question here related to proving a physical property about the rendering equation?

On Meta Stack Exchange, I posted this question about where I should post a question I have. I was asked to ask here whether this forum is the appropriate place. In computer graphics, many ray tracers ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for possible downvote sources on Mathematics Meta?

I recently received a downvote for an answer I gave, but I am unsure of the cause. I would like to ask for a possible explanation of the downvote on Mathematics Meta SE, but I am unsure of the policy ...
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Building a Library

Is math.stackexchange a good place to ask where to find copies of books? Say I want to get my hands on a copy of Baby Rudin, would it be appropriate to ask on this website where one can found? I use ...
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Are questions about how to make mathematical plots in Desmos on topic?

While there is a similar question about drawing diagrams, it was not clear to me from that post whether the software aspect of 'how to draw' something is considering being on topic. While I can plot ...
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About bans to ask question in math.stackexchange [duplicate]

I was banned from asking questions and it's still continuing. I even don't know whether it's OK to ask this question here. But I can't really distinguish the purposes of different sites of ...
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TI-83 Programming Question

Would it be improper to ask a question about programming a TI-83 Graphing Calculator here? Or would it be better in StackOverflow.SE.
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Is it allowed to ask two close questions to proof verification in MSE with different solutions?

I asked a question before, but I failed the solution I made. Then I made an almost completely different attempt to eliminate all errors. I re-posted the question, since editing the old question will ...
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If you had a question about someone's answer to not your question, is it better to comment or make a new question?

If you had a question about someone's answer to not your question from 7 years ago by an active user, is it better to comment or make a new question? The problem is they have no incentive to answer ...
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When is a statistics question on-topic?

I have a background in pure mathematics, and I happen to be teaching mostly statistics at the moment. When there is a question that I can't answer efficiently myself, or when I need a confirmation, I ...
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Computational Math vs Computing

I am new to the Mathematics SE forum. I recently asked my first question. I received comments that it was a question about computing rather than maths. Today, I started receiving downvotes, which I ...
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Why is this question off-topic

I have been following this question. It has recently been marked as off-topic. I have checked the requirements for being on/off-topic, but they don't seem to apply to this question. Can someone please ...
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Why is this question completely disappearing where I have answered and got a bounty of 200?

The hidden question was: New numeration system, mapping to binary numeration system Where I have answered with the copyright notice that must be always respected and not only for my topics, and my ...
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I forgot an important condition in my question, but the question already has answers. Is there anything I can do?

I recently asked this group theory question and recieved answers, but unfortunately I had forgotten to add another condition which makes the question much more difficult. Would it acceptable to ask ...
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Is it okay to ask for an exercise or example?

I just thought of this idea. I am currently studying some advanced abstract algebra and recently I learned about Jordan-Holder factors, central simple algebras and stuff. The concepts are very new and ...
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How shall we handle big numbers / computer searching problems?

There are certain questions that ask about finding an object with a certain property, usually some large number. Now, to me, it is on the edge of what this site is about, as the question is not really ...
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Asking a question which is pretty much a dupe

I want to ask a question, but it is basically a duplicate of a (5 year old) question already asked here and that question doesn't have an answer. Morally, any good answer to that question would be an ...
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Getting Help With Calculations From A Paper: Acceptable Or No?

There is a math. ecology paper that I am interested in using in my own project but the math that is used in the paper is outside of my knowledge base. So ideally I was hoping to post the paper and the ...

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