Questions tagged [etiquette]

This tag is aimed for discussions about etiquette: how to behave on the site and the chat.

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What is the etiquette about leaving short thank-you comments?

I left a brief question in a comment, and got a helpful reply, also in a comment. Then I wanted to leave a reply that said "Thank you.", but the comment system will not accept a comment of fewer than ...
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Politeness in Chat

Recently I have noticed that have been some issues/arguments going on in the mathematics chat room between certain users. Sometimes the arguments get overboard and become personal, some of the things ...
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Is better to provide ample context or just get to the point of a question?

I enjoy writing well-written questions that provide plenty of context, but I'm becoming worried that it may be too much. When asking questions, is it good to provide context to your question, or ...
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One user, six accounts?

I think that the following six accounts (all of them unregistered) belong to the same user: one, two, three, four, five, six. I base this judgement on the similarity of the usernames and gravatars, as ...
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RFC: Social norm about 'not an answer, just too long for a comment' and community wiki

Suppose you see a question which is very interesting and you spend some time thinking about it, and you have something to say about it. You start writing as an answer, because you have several points ...
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Is it rude to change which answer you accept?

Let's say you post a question, and someone answers it. The answer seems reasonable, so you accept it. Then, later, someone else comes along and provides a much more thorough and detailed response, ...
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Multiple small questions = 1 post, or multiple?

I am studying for the GRE by using practice books and taking practice exams. The answers are included for all questions, but not an explanation. I was able to deduce or otherwise help myself figure ...
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Retagging after an answer is given

Sometimes a question is asked under a perfectly suitable tag, but is given an answer which is addresses respects strongly related to other tags. What should be the proper etiquette regarding ...
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Tag wikis and answers

Suppose there is an answer given by a user which seems like it would fit perfectly as a tag wiki entry (or part of one). What should be the proper etiquette regarding copy&paste of the answer ...
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Questions x-posted and answered on MO

There is a following scenario that happens sometimes: Question is posted on math.SE. Question don't get any (useful) answers. Question is crossposted to Mathoverflow and is answered there. Now, ...
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Comments on non-professional math webpages

The question is the following: Is it allowed to ask for comments about mathematical results found around the net? I mean, I am not referring to professional articles or preprints (like the ...
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What is the proper way to acknowledge an answer posted on another forum / site?

Hi Math-SE is (obviously) not the only math-discussion forum out there. A poster that wishes to maximize the speed at which his question is answered may well choose to post the same question on more ...

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