Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [on-hold-questions]

For questions about the "on hold" status, which occurs for the first five days that a question is closed.

0
votes
1answer
47 views

Can closed and on-hold questions still be commented on after being put on hold?

If a question is on hold, can comments (not answers) still be posted? For example to help the questioner know what changes their question needs? I'm a bit hazy about this and it's not answered in the ...
21
votes
3answers
660 views

Do questions have to be “good questions” to not be put on-hold/closed?

I have seen many questions that have been put on-hold or closed with the message: "This question is missing context or other details: Please improve the question by providing additional context, ...
-1
votes
1answer
113 views

On Hold/Closed for broad or unclear, Then edited, then…

Kinda dumb/n00b/challenging conventional wisdom question, but what is the procedure for questions that are on hold or closed for being broad or unclear and then edited to hopefully become less broad ...
27
votes
0answers
968 views

wrong edit made by a user

I have asked Homotopy invariance of de Rham cohomology question Some user has changed the context from homotopy invariant(by which I mean homotopy equivalent) to diffeomorphic. This is totally ...
-10
votes
2answers
157 views

On the irrelevancy of putting good questions on hold and later closing them

There is a great problem on this site. I have posted many good mathematics problems on this site but they are usually put on hold and then later closed and now I have reached my question limit not ...
0
votes
1answer
190 views

Why is it still “unclear what you're asking”

This question was put on hold five days ago: Is using the twin sieve to find all primes numbers better than the sieve of Eratosthenes? After that I edited the question and tried to resolve all ...
-4
votes
1answer
209 views

What is unclear in my question?

I asked this question yesterday, and it was put on hold because "it is not clear what I am asking". Is it really unclear? How clearer can I be in asking my question?
-6
votes
1answer
255 views

I am a new user and I don't exactly understand your rules. Can someone tell me why this is off-topic? [closed]

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Phantasmagoric fractals . How is this off topic?
-10
votes
1answer
198 views

Real life problem gets banished

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: What are the ways to analyze a random set of instances on a timeline? Two weeks ago I asked this question to get help on the problem I have ...
-3
votes
1answer
380 views

Though indeed I couldn't try anything, why does my question has to put on hold cruelly?

I asked a question in math SE 2 days ago, which still I'm still trying to solve, but I you can easily see from the comments to the question, some people thought my failure as a lazy person's ...
2
votes
1answer
121 views

Is there a way to see all questions that have been put on hold as “unclear”?

Is there a way to see all questions that have been put on hold as "unclear"? (In chronological order with the newest ones first?
5
votes
1answer
71 views

How can I submit the question that's on hold for review again?

One of my questions were put on hold and I was told to edit it so that it fits the website, so I did edit it. Now how do I submit it for review?
9
votes
2answers
148 views

When a question is put on hold as off topic, why isn't there an explanation given in the iOS app?

So I am asking this due to this post https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1616911/cycles-of-length-six-in-a-complete-bipartite-graph This isn't the only post I have seen this in, where someone ...
1
vote
0answers
164 views

Why was my (topology) question closed

Show that a matrix has strictly positive real eigenvalues topology exercise I don't understand, is the question too trivial? It's always very hard to know whether a question I ask will be well ...
2
votes
1answer
141 views

Why are actuarial science questions considered off topic?

I asked a question here which was about the percentile breakdown of global life expectancy. While this question does certainly pertain to topics not related to mathematics, it is very specifically ...
-11
votes
1answer
107 views

Should we be able to close questions only when we have the tag of field of the question asked?

As far as it may puts users in danger of being blocked from asking any more, shouldn't we be able to close questions only when we have shown to the community we were competent (acquiring the tag ...
8
votes
0answers
71 views

Is there a notification of “on hold” and “closed”?

Perhaps I am mistaken but I think there is no notification of these events when they occur. Should there be one in the notification area?
2
votes
1answer
104 views

How do I improve this layman question put on hold?

Is the majority of conjectures confirmed or rejected? As a layperson I can think of several cases when conjecture was confirmed but none when it was rejected. For instance http://www....
-12
votes
2answers
240 views

I would like to explore the possible uselessness of some research-level math. Should I just do that here?

I tried posting this question in MSE. The first comment that appeared was this: If you used your real name people could attempt to determine whether your opinion on this particular topic was worth ...
1
vote
1answer
109 views

What is the difference between “on hold” and “closed”?

I flagged this question for review and suggested it be closed. My flag was declined, but the question was put on hold. So that I can write better flags, I'd like some clarification. It seems to me ...
12
votes
1answer
402 views

Why was my Question Offtopic?

I ask yesterday this Question and today it is marked as off-Topic. After that I read the help Center Guidelines, but I miss the point why my question is not in the scope. I hope someone can explain ...
-6
votes
1answer
388 views

Why was this question put on hold? [duplicate]

This question was put on hold. That was a most unfortunate decision: the accepted answer makes the unnecessary assumption that the base field is algebraically closed and invokes the absurdly ...
27
votes
1answer
1k views

Asked a trivial question, got a simple answer,was put on hold. Should I delete it?

I was sleepy eyed when reading a text and a statement did not register in my mind. Asked it on MSE, and promptly downvoted,but got a detailed answer. It was later put on hold for lacking context. I do ...
-9
votes
2answers
305 views

Why is this question put on hold?

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1110710/is-a2b2-ab-ap-qquad-a-b-in-mathbbz-a-perfect-square On MO there seems to be an other opinion: https://mathoverflow.net/questions/194216/is-a2b2-ab-ap-...
-8
votes
1answer
142 views

I don't understand the motives behind the hold.

I posted this question which was placed on hold. The only person who has even a hint of interest in this type of question is https://math.stackexchange.com/users/1242/hans-lundmark, the others have no ...
-8
votes
1answer
195 views

would like the option to answer on hold questions

I was busy writing a long- ish answer to https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1097163/when-we-have-a-circle-in-euclidian-in-h-what-is-the-center-and-radius-of-this-c but the question is on hold, ...
-11
votes
2answers
478 views

My problem with the closing brigade

This question was put on hold 22 hours ago, less than an hour after it was asked; no explanation was given to the asker. More than 12 hours ago it was edited into a decently formatted question, and ...
12
votes
1answer
387 views

Should I avoid minor edit of a question which was put on hold?

One of the reasons why a question can be put on hold is that it does not fulfill standards of the site. The OP is expected to improve the question. Review queue is here to help re-opening questions ...
1
vote
1answer
173 views

Why is this question still “on hold”? [duplicate]

After this question was put on hold, I proposed an edit (which was accepted), clarifying what was presumably the OP's intended meaning. Given that the edit was more than 24 hrs ago, is it normal for ...
2
votes
0answers
77 views

Question on hold etiquette [duplicate]

Hello folks: is there a polite way to draw attention of moderators that a question should not be on hold? I do not want to appeal to a decision of keeping a question on hold but my impression is that ...
-8
votes
2answers
218 views

The Re-Opening Process

EDIT 3: Not to belabor this post, which is obviously inactive, but I have one more related point if anyone is interested: another question of mine was put on hold for being opinion-based, and I have ...
-11
votes
1answer
262 views

My question was put on-hold for NO reason… [closed]

I recently posted a question about number theory on math.stackexchange. Here's the question: Prove that, if $2^{2^j} a + 1$ divides $c^{2^j}+1$ for fixed integers $a,c$ and all nonnegative integers ...
1
vote
1answer
129 views

Why was this question put on hold for off-topic?

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/613264/xy-for-small-values-of-x-and-y-the-op-has-requested-that-this-question-b But it should be put on hold for duplicate. Why on hold for off-topic? It is ...
2
votes
1answer
134 views

After how much time are the on-hold/closed questions rechecked?

I asked physics related question on 28 october. It was put on hold 'cause it wasn't clear. I changed the question context to a very specific example but worthless then I changed the whole question ...
1
vote
1answer
83 views

What's meaning of formula should used?

Today I saw the question Denoting the set of initial segments of a binary sequence, which searches for a formula. It got put on hold as an unclear question. I guess that the unclearness was from ...
3
votes
1answer
127 views

What is the meaning of closed or on hold?

I found in front of some posts are written [closed] or [on hold]. What is the meaning of them and who writes them? Thanks
8
votes
1answer
393 views

What really means “on hold”? [duplicate]

A new feature of MSE is confusing me: this is "on hold". What does this means? For instance, this topic received this label with the mention that the question is a homework. How do the voters know ...