Questions tagged [discussion]

This tag is used for questions that ask users to discuss an idea, concept, or problem in an abstract way. A discussion question may not necessarily have a clear-cut right or wrong answer and is often subjective. On Meta, you do not need to use community-wiki mode for subjective topics unless you are asking a "poll" question.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
0answers
47 views

A suggestion to add to review queues ( First questions - Share feedback)

I suggest that you add this type of examples to review queues ( First questions - Share feedback) it will be much of help for the new users and the one who reviews the question, I know there is a ...
15
votes
0answers
190 views

It is Midterm Season! Please help out with the review queues.

It is, apparently, midterm season, and the site is currently being inundated by a large number of problem statement questions, duplicate questions, and other low-quality questions, which means that ...
4
votes
0answers
169 views

I would like to bounty a question that lacks context and possibly focus

This question claims three interesting limits about primes. I think it is poorly phrased, in that there is no context, source, or effort; further, it's unclear if any of the limits are related. That ...
7
votes
1answer
162 views

What to do if I like the question in a post but the post is presented in a bad quality. [duplicate]

I have been wondering about this question for the last week. It is really pointed out to everyone at all times that whenever you ask a question, you must include details, motivation, thoughts, or some ...
-7
votes
0answers
241 views

Why my soft question get closed/deleted every time?

I don't understand why my soft question get closed everytime? last time I've posted about Perelman, Breakthrough prize in mathematics, Phd , about algebraic geometry subject , musics and maths + ...
-2
votes
0answers
82 views

Are there other robots besides Community? [closed]

This will partly come from: Community user new profile photo As we know Community has $104$ accounts currently, but There are currently $178$ sites, so that means $74$ Stack Exchange websites are ...
6
votes
0answers
306 views

What's the issue with this question regarding style?

I was a bit skeptical of asking this question, since it seemed to be about style, which seems inherently opinion-based. However, there is a tag called "article-writing", which includes "...
34
votes
0answers
342 views

A super easy way to speedup MathJax loading with LocalCDN add-on

I found a very neat way to speed up MathJax execution times. Typically whenever I start my browser I have to load up all of these MathJax resources from the Cloudflare CDN when I first visit math....
-1
votes
1answer
224 views

what is the maximum duration of moderator ? How many years they will remain in their positions as moderator?

I think MSE is like a democratic country. we cast vote and choosing our favourite USER My question : what is the maximum duration of moderator ? How many years they will remain in their positions as ...
-1
votes
0answers
106 views

How much work do I need to get back to normal [duplicate]

As you see my reputation has been rising https://math.stackexchange.com/users/837396/eudoxus How much work do I need to get out of a ban? I know of filters. According to MSE, the ban is lifted ...
4
votes
0answers
329 views

How fundamental is the choice of title in a question on Math.SE?

When I'm trying to write a question I certainly make a lot of effort to be as clear as possible. Certainly the hurry does not provide good advice and, several times in my specific case, I spend little ...
18
votes
0answers
350 views

Should I fix trivial typos in my old posts? [duplicate]

I thought this definitely would have been asked before, but I searched and couldn't find it. I was looking at one of my questions I asked a while ago and I realised a very minor typo in it. Actually, ...
-1
votes
0answers
93 views

An, admittedly, no-effort question, incorrectly labeled as duplicate, with a correct good answer that helped me, was deleted. I appeal to un-delete it [duplicate]

I'm talking about this https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/463698/point-which-minimises-the-sum-of-the-distances-from-the-sides-in-a-triangle-not It's in the wayback machine if you can't access ...
13
votes
0answers
454 views

Questions regarding mathematical programming

What is the best place to ask questions about mathematical programming, between Math.SE and StackOverflow? What I have in mind is the following type of questions: Solving the word problem in a group ...
-4
votes
1answer
115 views

Why awkward rules for bounties?

I started a bounty for a certain answer to: Estimate a logistic function from an estimated exponential function I had to wait one week to tell who was going to get the bounty and the bounty just ...
2
votes
0answers
93 views

Question placement

I’ve seen questions on the math stack exchange get closed since they did not include a math question, but instead a question pertaining to math. For example asking “what type of math is needed to etc. ...
5
votes
3answers
385 views

Is there a way to enlarge the expressions in a piecewise function?

$$\text{No. palindromes} = \begin{cases} {n \div 2 \choose (n-k) \div 2, k \div 2}, & n = 2x, k = 2y \\[2ex] {\lfloor n \div 2 \rfloor\choose (n-1 -k) \div 2, k \div 2}, & n = 2x +1, k = 2y \\[...
16
votes
0answers
366 views

Standards of editing [duplicate]

A question posted to math.s.e. said $$ X ~ \operatorname{Poi}(\lambda) $$ and that was coded as X ~ \operatorname{Poi}(\lambda). It is obvious that the poster ...
6
votes
1answer
322 views

Where to Place Answer to a Duplicate Question

I recently posted this answer to a question marked as a duplicate. I did check first that my approach had not previously been taken. Should I delete my answer and transplant the analysis as an ...
-8
votes
1answer
246 views

Is there anything to improve in this post which is about ambiguity in question about field axioms?

Can you talk about (the rest of the) field axioms when the operations are not closed? Check out this deleted post if you want if you can: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/4256287/generalising-...
-9
votes
0answers
138 views

Should there be ways to earn reputation by doing tasks in review queues?

Should there be ways to earn reputation by doing tasks in review queues? I think that way, users will be more incentivized to do work on that department.
3
votes
1answer
341 views

Why image cannot be used for explaining my maths problem?

I joined few days ago and have recently asked many questions. In most of these questions, I use image to make everyone understand it better. I prefer to use both MathJax as well as Image. But most of ...
24
votes
1answer
1k views

Are the words "hey guys" blacklisted and automatically stripped from edits?

Today I chose to edit a post that I found in the "First questions" queue. It began with the words "Hey guys", and I chose to leave them since they expressed the OP's personality ...
11
votes
1answer
322 views

Is the last seen/ last active feature of users disabled by the stack exchange website? Why so?

Well, I have been inactive on the MSE for quite some time due to personal problems and as I came back I observed that earlier I could see on the profile on users that at what date and time they have ...
4
votes
1answer
466 views

A post has a mistake and the author made a correction below it, not editing it. Should the incorrect one be edited out?

The author of this post made a mistake in their formula. Then they only added a correction below it, while not removing the mistaken one. Is there any reason to do so? Should I clean it up? When I ...
0
votes
1answer
159 views

A lot of upvotes in a single day?

I know someone upvoted for here, but someone new did it. Here is my strange string of upvotes which I am sure has been asked about, but would like to know if it is “real reputation”: I woke up today ...
-4
votes
1answer
120 views

Why Suggested Edit review queue can be reviewed by me when my tag-edit itself has to go through Suggested Edits queue?

Why Suggested Edit review queue can be reviewed by me when my tag-edit itself has to go through Suggested Edits queue? Here I am talking about users with Suggested Edit privilege but don't have Edit ...
2
votes
0answers
113 views

Restate or withdraw a badly written bountied-question

I've been a member of this community for almost 9 years. Recently, I've asked a question with a bounty - my first time! Anyway, I've later realized that my question was badly written (just FYI, the ...
36
votes
5answers
3k views

Do we want accepted answers unpinned on Math.SE?

Stack Overflow changed the way they sort answers: We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By default, we now sort strictly by votes (...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

User activity after recent updates [duplicate]

I am guessing there have been some updates on this website recently. For example, I cannot see when the user was last online. Am I wrong or not? Can anyone help me please?
25
votes
3answers
812 views

Why are clumsily formulated questions downvoted & closed so much?

Regularly, I feel that a significant part of the community closes or downvotes question because they don't fit neatly into the category of "well-presented question", while the question is ...
15
votes
1answer
674 views

Adding MathJax to the title of posts being edited - bad habit?

Recently, I've found out that questions with $ \TeX $ markup in their title are excluded from the Hot Network Questions. This made me think about my editing habits. One of my favorite topics is ...
10
votes
2answers
453 views

Why has the meta user option been removed from my profile?

I'm not able to find the meta user option on my profile: I have to type math.meta.stackexchange.com on Google to visit this site.
14
votes
1answer
795 views

Is there a shorter and more opinionated version of "How to ask a good question?" that we can direct new users to?

The advice in how to ask a good question is good, but reading through the whole thing takes a while and, IMHO, requires some familiarity with the site to interpret. It also presents the reader with ...
44
votes
1answer
776 views

Community comments on low effort questions by first time users

Lately, I have been noticing many comments given by the "user" Community to low effort questions. In particular, the comment is worded as: Please clarify your specific problem or provide ...
3
votes
0answers
272 views

Where should I post my answer?

Yesterday I answered this question: What should be the technique applied here to get a equation of just $x$ to solve for $\cos x?$ At the time I answered, the question had some other answers. The ...
0
votes
0answers
75 views

Would giving away all my rep make me lose my privileges? [duplicate]

Supposes I bountied a lot of question and gave away a lot of the rep I have, if I kept doing this till my rep hit the minimum threshold. Would I lose all the rep related priviledges?
6
votes
0answers
284 views

Frequency of appearing of audits in review queues - WHEN do they appear?

As the subject seems to be about something nework-wide, I've asked the same question on the main meta site. Today, I've made more than forty reviews in different queues on the main site. Strangely, ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

Compiling asymptote code for a figure in Math Stack Exchange

I wanted to ask a question in Mathematics Stack Exchange. In the question, I wanted to add a geometric figure. I have the asymptote code of the figure. I know I can compile the code in other sites and ...
0
votes
1answer
130 views

Displaying total number of up-votes and down-votes together

I observed a nice feature in the MSE and here in meta site too. If we click on the place where votes are shown we can see the total number of upvotes and downvotes together. Like this But I did not ...
6
votes
0answers
297 views

What is the etiquette of tag creation and editing?

In this years Tag management thread, I've suggested the creation of the tags hochschild-cohomology and a-infinity-algebras. Let's say for the sake of argument that this suggestion is well received and ...
9
votes
2answers
547 views

Criteria for a post to be shown on the 'hot meta posts' sidebar

On the main site (also on meta), there is a sidebar for 'hot meta posts'. What are the criteria for a post to be shown on this sidebar, given that only a few questions are listed?
3
votes
3answers
473 views

Casually "commentless downvoting", now "deleting by community".... What's wrong with my question(s)?

Concerning https://math.stackexchange.com/q/4192434/1714 . "At 2-step-cycle for $mx+1$ - problem: is there an analogon for the Rhin-bound (lowbound $S\log 2−N\log3$ )" For unknown reasons ...
9
votes
1answer
438 views

Is it useful to the community to post questions without having had formal training in mathematics?

As someone who is interested in how numbers behave, but with no formal experience or vocabulary, I recently posted a couple of questions and gained quite a bit of knowledge and insight from the ...
-1
votes
1answer
183 views

Should I delete my questions?

I am not concerned about reputation. I would like to be a useful contributor, and gain knowledge from interacting with mathematicians. I have no formal training. I posted 2 questions, learned a lot, ...
-2
votes
1answer
775 views

Is EoQS not working nowadays? Yes it is working

I recently saw a few questions where the questioner wanted us to simply solve the problem for them without showing any research effort I unknowingly answered one such question in past and had to face ...
42
votes
2answers
2k views

Why has the number of profile views been removed from MSE?

The number of profile views of each user is no longer visible. Why has this been removed from MSE?
5
votes
1answer
406 views

A question was closed as being a duplicate. But it's not a duplicate.

I recently came across this question which was closed as being a duplicate of that question. But if we read carefully, we see that there is a slight difference. In "this question", it's ...
-14
votes
1answer
249 views

Should the tag "solution-verification not be removed (from the main site)?

I think the tag solution-verification should be removed (burninated) due to the following points: According to some SE policy, each post must contain just one question. However, when someone tags a ...

1
2 3 4 5
111