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Questions tagged [big-list]

The big-list tag should be used when you are expecting a large number of diverse answers to a question.

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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 07/2018 - today)

The purpose of this thread is to help focus the attention of the community on posts that may require reopen and undeletion votes. A request should be posted as an answer below (one request per answer)....
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The duplicate thread

This thread is intended to help with closure of duplicates. The main use case are situations where a first attempt at duplicate closure was not successful.1 The creation of this thread was decided ...
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Another scraper-site? (math.readquestion.com) - Could we have a (dynamic) list of scraper-links?

Searching google firstly with 1.291285997 I arrived -after a pretty long list of helpful/interesting finds- with one link to a site, which is seemingly a scraper-...
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Congratulations: the big thread!

Also known as the happiest place on the website! Use this thread to congratulate MSE users that you feel have reached a significant milestone on the website, or to congratulate the website itself, if ...
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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 01/2015 - 07/2018 ) [duplicate]

The purpose of this thread is to help focus the attention of the community on posts that may require exceptional handling. This includes requests for reopen and undeletion votes. A request should be ...
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Catalog of limits

WARNING: This post contains hundreds of mathematical formulas. Do not open it on devices, where rendering of MathJax is slow! For more comprehensive catalog see https://mathindex.wordpress.com (it ...
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List of SX sites [closed]

I have asked several questions on several SX sites. For now I know the following: Math SX; Tex SX; mathoverflow; stackoverflow; Japanese SX; AskUbuntu; AskDifferent (aka Apple SX); English SX. I was ...
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Why do *you* answer questions on math.stackexchange?

Why do you post answers on math.stackexchange? As a math student, this is a very helpful resource. This could be asked for any forum, but I would like to understand the motives why people are ...
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Unsolvable problems asked seriously as questions

Are there problems posed with any frequency on MSE that are known to be unsolvable in a strong formal sense, such as being independent, undecidable, or blocked by Goedel's theorem? Requests for ...
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Big-list of classical facts

When we type an answer, we need sometimes classical facts, which will be long to expand and are well-known. For example, a bounded measurable function can be approached uniformly by simple functions,...
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Is it possible a question actually “too localized” in MSE?

According to the "close" box, "too localized" means: This question is unlikely to ever help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an ...
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List of comment templates

Inspired by this question on meta.cstheory.SE. The post at meta.Tex.SE is quite impressive. We often leave generic comments to OP and answer posters such as: "if this is a homework, please add a tag,"...
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What is within a moderator's power regarding posts?

In the past, I've been told (via the 'declined' message of a flag) that a certain action was not within a moderator's power; I had flagged the post (and indicated in the flag report) in the hope that ...
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List of questions for candidates in 2010 moderator election

This thread is opened for questions addressed to (all) the candidates in the December 2010 moderator election. If questions are kept simple enough they can be answered fully in the comments, and ...
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Compile short list of links to model questions (by type)

This thread is opened for a compilation of exemplary questions of various types, that can be linked as models or advice on how-to-post. Here "exemplary" primarily means questions that are ...
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List of other mathematics resources for the FAQ

In response to this thread, I am starting a thread to compile other online mathematics-related sites to give people places to look before asking a question. These should be included in the FAQ like ...
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About the [soft-question] and [big-list] tags

The folk coming from Math Overflow generally seem keen to bring across the practice that: Questions that don't look like they will have a single, correct answer should be tagged either [soft-question]...