Questions tagged [discussion]

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Blindly answering easy questions without considering whether the question satisfies MSE policy.

Here's the question which motivated me to write this question. Inspite of being clearly mentioned in the MSE's homework policy about Avoid "no clue" questions this question was asked by the ...
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Is it no longer considered OK to post a comment of more than 600 characters as an answer?

On more than one occasion, always with an explicit disclaimer, I have posted a comment of more than 600 characters as an "answer". I have done this because I have quite often seen other ...
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Mistake done by MSE in calculating score.

In my profile of Mathematics SE, it shows that I've score of $7$ in algebra-precalculus tag. However, if you manually count the scores of all the questions ...
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Shadow or background question

Why I see sometimes some questions with shadows or in background like the picture in attachment? My question, following my comment, refers to the fact that I do not have any Ignored tags and, for ...
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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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And something you can show in a kind of vector representation. How you do this?

This question is in fact a meta question. I have less than 5 points of reputation on meta. So I can not ask this question on the meta.math.stackexchange.com. It reports: "You must have at least 5 ...
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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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Problem asking problem.

I think it's been one month. Mathematics Stack Exchange doesn't accept my question. After the positive work in Stack Exchange I earned more than $500$ reputation by answering many questions and ...
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Strange sequence of upvotes

About 10 minutes into the "day", I started receiving a long sequence of single votes on questions There are 28 upvotes over a period of 2-3 minutes. Moreover, they occurred on my answers in almost ...
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Where does the funding for Mathematics - Stack Exchange come from?

I encounter no ads that I am aware of, and it must cost money, which makes me wonder.
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Is it possible to flag users who use photos of very young children, or is there an age limit for Math.SE?

In Stack Exchange communities, like Math.SE, are users allowed to have profile photos of children? I would like to know whether or not it is correct to flag those profiles where there are pictures of ...
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Problem : You have reached your question limit

When I try to ask a question, my Mathematics Stack Exchange account says that I have reached my question limit and should fix my previous posts. But I don't have clue how should I fix my previous ...
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What to do with duplicates of deleted questions?

There are 109 questions that are closed as duplicates of deleted posts. This SEDE query lists all such posts. Can we do something about these posts? One question is on its way to be Roomba'd and some ...
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Can we move an unanswered question to MathOverflow?

Two months ago, I asked this question, which no one answered. Therefore, later I offered a +50 bounty for it. Sadly, again no answers. Now I think that the question might be more suitable for ...
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Rationale and need for rule barring low-reputation users from inserting images

Occasionally, a new user will ask a question for which a picture is required. Sometimes it's because they don't have the time, energy, or knowledge to convert a handwritten or typeset equation (often ...
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Tag management 2020

New year, new tag management thread. Rules of the game are basically the same: Post your suggestion as an answer here if you see A particularly bad tag (a rule of thumb: “if I can't imagine a ...
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How do people make problems? [closed]

All of us practice and study problems . We study theorems,proofs and axioms,conjectures and get fascinated (atleast I do get fascinated) , that they are universally true but cannot be proved. We also ...
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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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Shouldn't the “impossible” badges be removed?

You can't set bounties on meta sites So why are there still those 4 bounty related badges!? P.S. I definitely wasn't going to waste atleast 100 reputation points just to get atleast two badges that no ...
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What is the correct way of posting a problem which is far above your level?

Consider the problems AP contains squarefree number, $2$ is a primitive root modulo $101^{101}$, irreducible factors of $x^n-1$, geometry. In each of these cases, the person who asks for help in ...
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Examples of poor review audits

Since threads about review audits seem to be turning up fairly frequently now, it seemed like a good idea to open a thread to collect examples of those audits where people failed but feel like they ...
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Was my username vulgar?

My username has been changed to default without any notice. The original username was "AshWhole" Yes, it is similar to an inappropriate word, but does not the exact spelling, nor the ...
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Same question format, but one question gets a good response, while the other gets closed. Why is that happening?

I'm speaking with reference to this question. When I read through the question, it immediately struck me as a low-effort question. It did not include an attempt to solve the problem. Nevertheless, it ...
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Adding an entirely different construction to someone else’s answer

Today, a user edited an old answer of mine to add a completely different construction to the one I used. There was no indication made into the addition that this was not me writing it (a user would ...
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Can I ask a question using photos?

Can I ask a question using photos?
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$\rm\LaTeX$ align code is not working properly.

Recently I had answered a question. I had used the $\rm\LaTeX$ command \begin{align}...\end{align} but the equations are not perfectly aligned. This is the code I ...
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Accepting your own answer

Why does MSE allows accepting your own answers on your question? As I cannot upvote my own post, I think accepting your own answer should also be prohibited or there should be an option that if 5 or ...
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homework questions deleted by poster - authentication by teacher

Suppose a question is given by a teacher to a student, who obtains an answer here, copies it and then deletes the question. Is there an easy way for the teacher to prove that the student has not ...
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Why is the number of required close votes constant?

How do high traffic questions survive without any system in place to prevent them from being closed too easily? It seems strange to me that the number of votes required to close a question is a ...
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What does the community think of a “mathematical aesthetics” tag? [duplicate]

Often mathematics is also a matter of aesthetics and elegance. Sometimes there appear questions asking for a "more elegant" way to do this or that, or a "nice" proof of some fact. I'd like to know ...
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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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When to raise flag above 5k reputation?

I have a 5k reputation and so what are the cases where I should use flag because I have some of my flags declined. Secondly, there are some answers where the questioner didn't accept my answer in ...
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Copy and paste as answer

For this question I am wondering if it would be wrong for me to copy and paste the comment into the answer box because being honest it answers my question. Let me know what I should do?
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Why aren't duplicates deleted?

Let's say a question is closed as duplicate and someone provided the link of the original question: Wouldn't it be better that duplicates are deleted off of the site? Or deleting them would be a ...
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Do we have a “How to write a good answer” post? If not, can we have one?

Today I suggested to a new user that the style of his answer was not very appropriate for MSE. In searching for links of suggestions on how to write a good answer, I did not find an authoritative ...
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After my questions is closed and deleted - is the reputation lost from downvotes returned?

Sorry I can't link to the question. I knew going in that I would get a few down-votes because the question was a little abstruse. I was willing to take my lumps. However, when the thread was ...
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Why isn't my question showing up in active questions when I edit it? [closed]

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/3723674/is-incompleteness-eliminated-when-construed-within-this-adaptation-to-the-sound
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How to grab users' attention on an old question?

Unfortunately, I haven't figured out whether this question is appropriate here. So I'm sorry if it is not. But nevertheless, here it is. For example, I have a question. A problem, or maybe a piece of ...
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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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Why has this question entered the Close Queue fifteen times?

I'm rather amused by the timeline of this question - /posts/477/timeline. I don't think the system would flag this post 15 times, so I guess it has been sent manually to the Close Queue $≥14$ times. ...
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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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Suggestion to improve the quality of questions.

Recently, a contentious discussion has been taken place in Removed Question vs Reputation around the opening of the question Determine if $\frac{k-1}{k}+ \frac{1}{k(k+1)}= \frac{k}{k+1}$ holds. I have ...
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Why was a comment deleted as obsolete when part of it is still relevant? [closed]

I noticed that my comment to this answer has disappeared. Why did it happen? If the comment was flagged as outdated and then removed, I believe this is wrong. The first part of the comment was about ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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My (deleted) controversial answer to integration problem.

I just noticed that my answer to the Integrating $ \int\frac{5}{\ 16 + 9\cos^2(x)}\,dx $ query was deleted. I also just noticed that I was invited to a chat. Apparently, I got the message to late. ...
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Why do simple answers get more positive feedback?

Consider these answers (vectors, inequality) on one hand and these (Coupon Collector's problem, angles, arithmetic-geometric series sum, and even alternative CRT approach) on the other. Why do ...
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Is it possible to see a list of tags I have not favorited or ignored?

For any tag, you can ignore it (questions with this tag are hidden or grayed out), favorite it (questions with this tag are highlighted), or neither. By going to Preferences on the Edit Profile & ...
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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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Can we have a feed of watched tags

On the questions tab can we have a filter feature (I mean like frequented votes etc) of watched tags. I am aware that the tags that I have watched are demarked in a different colour. But I would like ...
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Is CRUDE healthy?

The chatroom CRUDE stands for Close, Reopen, Undelete, Delete, Edit. Is the way this room is currently used healthy for Maths Stack Exchange? There is a core of users which can be counted on one ...

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