Questions tagged [discussion]

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How can we conduct automated collaborator detection? Should we conduct it?

I'm curious if there is a way for me to easily find out who answers my questions the most/comments the most/upvotes the most/who I have upvoted the most/bookmarked the most. Basically I would like to ...
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Most Meaningful Answers According to Self [closed]

My question is a highly subjective one; I hope meta is appropriate for it: Which answer(s) you gave (on M.SE) mean the most to you personally? As a follow-up, why are the answer(s) you gave that mean ...
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Advanced guidelines of how to use stack exchange in a way that different kind of students can get most of it

The help center gives a good guide on how to ask questions in general but I feel it does not provide guidance on how different types of people using stack exchange can get the most of stack exchange. (...
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Question about mathexchange posts

It is stated in the blog that you can post answers to your own questions (and that it is actually encouraged). Thus I am considering in part to use math exchange to post answers to some questions I ...
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Do moderators have the right to force their edits on my questions?

Do moderators have the right to force their edits on my questions in excuse of " improving the question" even if I am not happy with them and is there some tool here that helps stopping ...
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New stack exchange site: for interactive theorem provers and automatic theorem provers

Stack Exchange will soon create the Private Beta site for Proof Assistants and Automatic Theorem Provers. If you want to see what a StackExchange site is like in its initial beginnings, want to help ...
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I don't like the way my current question was treated. [closed]

Update: the main post is reopened. I don’t like the way my last question was treated. All terms I used are standard and I got downvoted to -4 with no relevant answer.
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What's the issue with this question about symbolic logic?

The question Logic inference about ducks was asked two months ago, and closed last month. I don't understand why. It is about how to correctly symbolize a statement, using symbolic logic. It's a good ...
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Questions from elementary beginners

I'm tutoring a high school student who is taking calculus for the first time. I've been trying to encourage her to become more interested in math, and so I thought it could be a good idea to teach her ...
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Old Links to PlanetMath have Broken

I recently fixed a broken link to a PlanetMath page, by changing http://planetmath.org/encyclopedia/RotationalInvarianceOfCrossProduct.html to ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Can users post proofs here they think are valid?

Can users post proofs here they think are valid for review? If the "posted proof" is valid, what happens to the proof? Also it appears the TAG list allows for the posting of proofs for ...
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Is the following copyright infringement or scholarly analysis? Both? Neither?

Here is the question: Showing ${\rm Aut}(Q_{2^n})\cong{\rm Hol}(\Bbb Z_{2^{n-1}})$ for $n>3$ I have asked many questions like it. The copyright section of the book states: This work may not be ...
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How do I view latex source code in answers or questions as rendered form or images?

Is it normal to see only the latex source code in questions and answers where they are typed? My perspective: Is there any way to render this into images or some form of intelligible format that I ...
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Create a user guidance for the tag [mayer-vietoris-sequence]

Approximately half a year ago I created the tag mayer-vietoris-sequence. By now there are 17 questions with this tag, but so far it has no user guidance. I do not feel proficient enough to create a ...
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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 01/2022 - today)

The purpose of this thread is to 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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Why my edit to remove irrelevant commentary was rejected?

I suggested an edit to this question, in order to remove irrelevant commentary, like the intro: I have been out of school for a long time an have an assignment that I am finding hard to grasp, I ...
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Is question-baiting ok?

I'm going to define a new term here that I made up which is specific to Stack Exchange: question-baiting is a bit like click-baiting; you post a question with the intent to hook a live person (get ...
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Why quickly close recently asked questions? [duplicate]

When working to reduce the size of the close queue I see many questions from new users asked "today" or "yesterday". They should be closed if not improved, but closing quickly with ...
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Not sure why there is a huge number of downvotes on my question?

I don't understand the downvotes on my question here: Make $2$ cubes out of $1729$ unit cubes, expected number of times you have to paint I had shown my work so far, and was not asking for a complete ...
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Is it okay to make Youtube videos discussing Maths StackExchange posts?

I am a new Youtube content creator who works around Maths topics. There are some excellent posts on Maths StackExchange based on which I want to make some videos. The question is that I don't know if ...
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Why did 2 users reject my suggested edit for 2 typos? How can $P(M_2, C_2) + P(M_2, C_2) = 0 + 1/3$?

pls see below picture, and https://math.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/1725174. $P(M_2, C_2)$ can't equal both 0 and 1/3. something is wrong!
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Audit on demand for review queues

I have just gained queues access privilege (500 reputation), so I can review First Answers, First questions and Late answers on main website. I'm willing to help these queues alongside the community ...
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Banning good members?

I have noticed occasionally some very good posters who have been banned in Math.SE. Question: What might get someone who is in my, and probably many people's opinions a high quality poster with a ...
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Hat Overlaps with Profile

This is a minor bug with the new hats, but searching “hat overlap” in Math Meta brings up no questions, so this one might as well be the question for this issue. Here is a new hat which has a shape ...
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Why should "trivial" questions not meet the guidelines?

Often among young students, or those new to the site in general, we all see questions that are seemingly too trivial to even be asked. Usually, and perhaps unsurprisingly, these types of questions get ...
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List of secret hats during Winter Bash 2021

Apparently a buried penny is a secret hat. I'm not sure what its criteria is. Also, is there a list of secret hats for this year's winter bash? Do the hats change every year? 2014 list: Winter Bash ...
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Merging related questions

Did anybody notice the following questions are (kind of) the same or can be described as one broad question? Find all integral solutions to $a+b+c=abc$ Solve the equation $a+b+c=abc$ for $a,b,c\in\...
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Side by side editor that supports LaTex or Mathjax or similar **and** Markdown?

Writing and editing long entries in stackexchange can be cumbersome. I recently found stackedit.io which is great way to write and edit the longer entries. It has: side by side editor/preview ...
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How can I thank this community math stack exchange for help me with my doubts in my thesis? [duplicate]

I am studying a paper with this community helps, and I would love to thank you! How can I do this officially? I mean, I am not going to publish any paper, but I would like to thank this community and ...
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May I be able to post questions again I have read a bit on framing questions properly? [duplicate]

I know my one question received negative votes but I will try to maintain question level according to MSE. May I please be able to post questions?
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I can't find my on-topic post with positive vote and answer. Possibly has been deleted?

I have asked around year ago a question something like "Prove that any compact, connected, simply connected, semisimple Lie group is $SU(2)$" and want to read its answer but now I can't ...
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Voting to delete a Question after it has been reopened and reclosed

Scenario A post is closed. A user votes to delete that closed post. The post is reopened without ever having been deleted. The post is reclosed. In this situation, the user who originally voted to ...
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What's the difference between [quadrature] and [approximate-integration]?

The quadrature tag is described as "Quadrature refers to techniques in numerical integration, such as Riemann sum approximations, Simpson's rule and Gaussian quadrature." approximate-...
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Why has my question gathered so many downvotes?

My question: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/4323572/why-are-we-always-concerned-with-showing-and-proofs-in-math. I am not upset or angry that my question had been downvoted but just ...
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Improving guidance on the "Ask question" page

I am aware that this issue has been rehashed on Meta numerous times, so I was surprised to discover today that the guidance given to posters on the "Ask question" page is still far from ...
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What are some alternatives to math.stackexchange where discussions are allowed?

Many question are exploratory in nature and doesn't fit in well within math.stackexchange rules. So for those questions, are there any sites similar in nature to math.stackexchange but more offer more ...
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Why was a question proactively removed from Hot Network Questions even though it never appeared there in the first place?

I'm coming here following this question on Meta Stack Exchange. In that post, a user highlighted this question on the main site, which shows a timeline entry for removing the question from Hot Network ...
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Deleted comments to post "Aproximating differential equation in maple"

Yesterday I asked a question in the post named Aproximating differential equation in maple. I received beneficial feedback and help but the help comments are not there anymore. Were they deleted or ...
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The community need to make a good decision regarding closing/downvoting good questions/answers

The most common problem I see on this site is that many poor questions/ solutions are highly upvoted and many great questions/ solutions are downvoted. I have no problem with the highly-upvoted poor ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results [duplicate]

Moderator election #9 on Mathematics has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering ...
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2021 Election Results: Congratulations to our new moderators!

The 2021 elections are over. By analyzing the OpaSTV file with the voting data, I'd like to welcome to the moderators' team the winners of the 2021 moderators elections:: Paramanand Singh ...
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Would questions about the importance of a theorem in math on-topic?

Reading What topics can I ask about here?, it's unclear whether this kind of question is on-topic or not. Here is my draft question: The Fermat's Last Theorem took 358 years of effort to prove. It's ...
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Receiving multiple close votes with old questions.

I am surprised to see someone flagged my questions — both asked long ago and had accepted answers — as missing context overnight. Question 1 was asked years ago, whilst I was writing an essay and ...
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Are there often serial upvoters on the site?

I started working on Mathematics Stack Exchange more than $8$ years ago and I had a few problems with serial downvoters. Starting two days ago, I started facing the opposite situation: a serial ...
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Can we have "2021: a year of EoQS"?

In Paramanand's questionnaire response, he suggests that the effects of the EoQS should be studied. This made me realise that I don't really know anything past the "theory" of the EoQS since ...
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Should we discourage full solutions to questions that explicitly ask for a hint?

I've encountered several posts in the past that explicitly ask for a hint for their stated problem. It's not uncommon for these questions to gather full solutions for their problem, sometimes in their ...
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How do moderators prove that they are at least 18 years old?

I've just noticed that moderators are required to be at least 18 years old (the very bottom of the page). How do they prove this? Do they have to send the image of a national identity document issued ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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How I can Get reputation?

I used to write my answer in image, But when I want to post it, it said need 10 reputations How do I must write?

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