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What's wrong with this my answer? It got 5 downvotes in just a few minutes.

I am asking about this: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/4158379/2513 Are there any suggestions on how can I improve it?
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I am failing to make the answer look good. What can I do?

My answer to this question Minimizing $a_1x_1^2 + a_2x_2^2$ for positive $a_i$, where $a_1x_1+a_2x_2=B$ looks very bad on the phone. The syntaxes look fine when I switch to the desktop version of the ...
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My answer was deleted...

I am puzzled why my answer to "a consistent notation for algebraic numbers" was deleted. I've moved the answer to the comments, as suggested by the boilerplate. I was tempted to just repost ...
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Merge request of two almost-identical answers

The answers https://math.stackexchange.com/a/831870/290189 and https://math.stackexchange.com/a/831830/290189 contain the same math equations with the same variables. The logic is the same, only the ...
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Receiving an answer which is not clear and has ambiguities

I asked a question, and I received an answer (see here: Non-isomorphicity of certain fields.). But the answer is not clear to me, and it has too many ambiguities for me. I've tried too much and ...
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Was My MathSE answer appropriate

This meta-query focuses on my (user2661923) answer to the following link, Solving $3\cos x+4\sin x = \frac52$, as well as the subsequent comment that my answer triggered. I encountered a mathSE query ...
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Self-Answer, or Delete my Question?

Two days ago I asked a question about some notation that I did not understand in a textbook. Yesterday I sat down for a while and slowly worked through the proof while trying out some of my 'best ...
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Is it possible that a high reputation user post a completely wrong answer?

Is it possible that a high reputation (>50K) user post a completely wrong answer? or its answer contains some lines that shows the user is misunderstanding that topic in math? If so, how we can ...
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Reason for downvoting the answer.

This question is in accordance with the question that I answered yesterday. It was downvoted three times without any comment (even the pop-up displayed instructs to do so) of the users that what was ...
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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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Quick restoration of recent faulty edit

I request Quanto's post to be restored. Expressing $1 + \sin(x) - \cos(2x) $ as a product I had edited by error sandbox mode and pasted my own answer, an embarrassing situation. Raised a flag 10 ...
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Why did this answer get an upvote?

On this question: What set is this?, a user posted a clearly incorrect answer. It almost immediately got an upvote even though I posted a comment very quickly proving that it was wrong. It seems ...
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Rude and disrespectful behaviour - user complaining about deletion

I recently reviewed an answer and decided to vote for deletion as it was in my own opinion merely a comment, and could not be qualified as an answer. My decision was backed by 6 other reviewers. The ...
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Answer deleted. Should I just ask a new question showing more detail?

My answer was deleted to this question: Minimax problem for optimization $\inf \sup \frac{x f(x)}{\int_0^1 f(t) dt}$ I see why it was deleted. It was because I could not form the question in the ...
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About an "answer" that was posted by OP but looks like his own attempts

This question If $y=\tan^{3}\left(\frac x2\right)$ and $y' = a \sin(bx)\cos(cx)$ what is $\dfrac{a}{b-c}$? has an "answer" posted by OP which is not really an answer but attempts by OP. I think ...
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Reason for Downvotes

I have an answer here: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/3477238/633100. It just got an unexpected downvote but no one ever left a comment on why the downvote was casted, a comment was there but was ...
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What was wrong with my answer to "what does $0 \ne 1$ mean"?

A while back, I came across this question. At the time, the question read: What is $0 \neq 1$ in the context of Algebraic Axioms? In this wiki link, the author included $0 \neq 1$ as the axiom ...
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2 answers -- different reactions.

The following question: Regional Mathematics Olympiad 2018 Question has received two answers. One, by @HagenvonEitzen, got 4 upvotes (I have upvoted it myself) and 1 downvote; and the other one (by ...
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This does not provide an answer to the question

Prove $0.9999^{\!101}<0.99<0.9999^{\!100}$ ......but it does, just a bad one, is it a system bug that posts a comment like that?
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Why did my answer get downvoted?

I recently took out the time to provide a very comprehensive solution to a calculus problem, but surprisingly ended up losing reputation because of it. Could I get some feedback regarding what makes ...
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Accepted answer was wrong

I posted a question not long ago. A similar question was posted years ago, with an accepted answer (Edit: now deleted) and a second answer. But the accepted answer was wrong, although it received ...
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Disputed flag for a question posted as an answer

A few days ago I flagged this answer as Not An Answer (NAA) where the user actually says that "I just observed this numerically and wondered why". That is, the ...
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What to do with blatantly false answers?

Recently, I came across this answer to an old question, which attempts to prove Fermat's Last Theorem (edit: the answer has now been deleted). It takes almost no effort to see why the argument there ...
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Should a new answer bring the problem to the top?

A question I have answered some half an hour ago (Proving that all numbers are rational) stays deep below the fold and doesn't pop up to the top of the question list. Is there any explanation to this? ...
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Why was my edit rejected?

Suggested edit: https://math.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/1113380 Answer: Volume of a solid with base of circular disk, parallel crosssections perpendicular to base are squares. I found ...
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Why was this useful answer deleted?

I'd like to know why this answer was deleted by a moderator. It doesn't answer the question completely, but it goes a long way towards answering it. Answers such as this that report on substantial ...
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What's wrong with my answer?

I posted this answer to this question. I got no upvote and a downvote with no explanatory comment. I believe there is something wrong with my answer, but I'm unable to see what. After the downvote, ...
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Why was my post deleted [closed]

My post for the question - On taking on taking square roots, by Niki -was interesting to me ,I posted 2 answers pertaining to comments and relevant to the question.For some reason the posts were ...
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Is there any obvious reason why my very old answer was downvoted?

I have an answer here from 4.5 years ago that just got downvoted. Not a work of genius I admit, but workmanlike I'd say. I didn't directly answer the questioner but rather, in the spirit of the site ...
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Deleting meaningless answers?

I saw recent thread on whether incorrect answers should be deleted. What about answers that are "not even wrong", because they use notation in ways that simply make no sense? I'm thinking about two of ...
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How to improve answer

When I posted an answer from my another profile, it reached, in the first two seconds after posting, very bad score. Of course, it is always possible that someone simply dislike the answer, or the ...
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Why was my self-answer deleted?

I recently answered my own question but my answer was deleted promptly for being 'additional information' rather than an answer. Here's the question: Different uses of 'almost sure' And my ...
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Why was my answer deleted without me knowing about it?

I answered this question yesterday but I noticed that my answer was deleted without my knowledge. My answer was written 13 hours ago and both the question and my answer were deleted 10 hours ago. ...
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What is wrong with my answer to this question about topology? [closed]

Recently, a question was asked in MSE regarding homeomorphism in topology: If two topological spaces have the same topological properties, are they homeomorphic? I thought the question is not ...
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Can I read replies to my comments on deleted answer?

I had notifications on my phone that I had received responses to my comments to an answer by Norbert on Regarding linear independence on a normed-linear space given a condition. When I went to the ...
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Useless crankpot answers

Recently I raised a flag on an answer: Clearly this user is a crankpot; just see the deleted answers by him and the currently accepted answer also by him, and the comments he made saying that this ...
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Question with almost vacant accepted answer

This Question has no real answer, only a hint; but it was accepted as an answer. I tried to comment, but I don't have enough reputation for this. Question 1: What mechanisms this site has to ask the ...
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Is it allowed and encouraged to post non-answer joke to low-quality questions?

I was asked to review this and this answer and found that they were totally not answers, there were a lot of upvotes each, however. They were deleted by a moderator, but is it allowed and encouraged ...
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Is it possible to get access to this answer (the question was deleted)?

Some time ago I remember reading an answer by user Bryan to this question. I would really like to re-read that answer, as it has some interesting insights. Could some moderator with a kind soul please ...
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Reference Request not a request for a reference?

I don't get this. The question asked for a reference to something explaining the point to the Hilbert transform. I provided a link to an excellent article explaining the point to the Hilbert ...
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Recover an answer.

I want to recover the answer to this question Equivalent statement for bounded derivative implies Lipschitz in $\mathbb{R^n}$. but the thing is that I forget the user that post it and I want to ...
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Why was an answer to my question deleted before I could read it?

I posted a Bounty Question last week that only got one response. Someone commented that the only posted answer would be taken down because it was a link to a solution. A hour later, the only answer ...
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Why does this "answer" contain a conversation transcript?

I came across Integral notation for degree homomorphism on algebraic cycles, and then I read this answer, which contains a screenshot of a long conversation between two users, the user who posted the ...
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Question I answered about 3 hours ago has disappeared

I answered this question here about 3 hours ago correctly. The user seems to have deleted the entire thread including my answer. Is this really what happened and if so, is this behaviour accepted on ...
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Deleted Answer From Question

I posted from a guest account this question: Linear Diophantine Equations in Three Variables It got one useful answer, but the answer got deleted? I don't know why, the answer seemed to be useful. ...
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What has been the reason for downvote? [duplicate]

I can't find any possible explanation for my answer to this question. The thing is not that I am concerned about the decrease of my reputation, but to me the answer looks perfect and so I can't find ...
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Upvotes on Misleading Comment

I posted this answer here: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/1121698/205062 My answer was commented upon by someone who misunderstood it but that comment (the second comment) has attracted two upvotes....
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Why is this answer “spam or offensive”?

This reply to Is zero odd or even? was deleted (several years ago) by the Community user, which replaced the content with the remark: This answer was marked as spam or offensive and is therefore ...
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Where did my answer go?

I just answered my own question, Calculate the probability of n of the same event happening first, then edited the question to clarify it and my answer disappeared!
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Why is this not a comment, but an answer?

This answer here: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/1083253/1102 I flagged it as 'not an answer', as it ought to be a comment, but the flag was declined disputed. I believe there were a few delete ...