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Would this question be more suitable for Math Overflow?

I asked the following question, but I didn't get any answer, even after adding a bounty: Finite-sample confidence interval for the sample mean of N iid Beta-Binomial random variables Do you think I ...
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Why would a user not award a bounty they have placed, and not give feedback to what they want?

I spent a good amount of time solving and posting a response to this bountied question. The user did not accept the answer, or even leave a comment on either the original question or the answer. ...
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Why was this question on planar graphs closed like this?

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/4425339/must-all-graphs-fulfilling-euler-s-formula-be-planar I see no comments on it telling OP to improve something, nor do I see any issues with it except ...
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What is going on with these questions?

Today I stumbled upon two different (now deleted) questions. The format of the two questions was very similar: a question on measure theory (more specifically, on the exchangeability of a sum and a ...
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Why was my question on the objectivity of math heavily downvoted?

I posted the question Is math truly objective? which has been heavily downvoted (a score of $-9$ at the time of posting). I have requested the downvoters to comment on the rationale behind their ...
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Find comment or answer about notation

If I remember correctly I asked a question during spring 2020 about group theory or algebra and somebody wrote that they had an informal symbol for a generalized operation (I think it looked similar ...
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How do I write a better title and improve my post?

I am unable to write a proper title for my question. It is too long and I'm unable to define “non-piecewise” in my title: Is there a non-piecewise average extending the average from Hausdorff Measure/...
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Why was my 2012 question closed as a duplicate of a 2019 question? [duplicate]

Here's my 2012 question. It also has 45 upvotes and 33 bookmarks: Are there other kinds of bump functions than $e^\frac1{x^2-1}$? Here's someone else's 2019 question that mine was closed as a ...
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I don't like the way my current question was treated. [closed]

Update: the main post is reopened. I don’t like the way my last question was treated. All terms I used are standard and I got downvoted to -4 with no relevant answer.
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Questions from elementary beginners

I'm tutoring a high school student who is taking calculus for the first time. I've been trying to encourage her to become more interested in math, and so I thought it could be a good idea to teach her ...
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Why my edit to remove irrelevant commentary was rejected?

I suggested an edit to this question, in order to remove irrelevant commentary, like the intro: I have been out of school for a long time an have an assignment that I am finding hard to grasp, I ...
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Not sure why there is a huge number of downvotes on my question?

I don't understand the downvotes on my question here: Make $2$ cubes out of $1729$ unit cubes, expected number of times you have to paint I had shown my work so far, and was not asking for a complete ...
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Why has my question gathered so many downvotes?

My question: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/4323572/why-are-we-always-concerned-with-showing-and-proofs-in-math. I am not upset or angry that my question had been downvoted but just ...
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Deleted comments to post "Aproximating differential equation in maple"

Yesterday I asked a question in the post named Aproximating differential equation in maple. I received beneficial feedback and help but the help comments are not there anymore. Were they deleted or ...
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Receiving multiple close votes with old questions.

I am surprised to see someone flagged my questions — both asked long ago and had accepted answers — as missing context overnight. Question 1 was asked years ago, whilst I was writing an essay and ...
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How can I provide useful links which may answer a question.

I am currently looking at providing this user with a resource which may answer their question, however I cannot add this as a comment as I do not have enough reputation. I am not sure if I should post ...
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Why was my question closed as "unclear or needs details"

My original question What in the world is "unclear or needs details" about this question? I actually felt the question was a bit long and included some overkill. What needs to be improved ...
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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 "...
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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-...
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Question in the "First questions" queue, that was a user's second one

I have just reviewed a question in the "First questions" queue that in reality was that user's second question on MSE (the truly first one being from July 16th). Is this a bug? If not, how ...
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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 ...
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A question quickly closed and deleted

I've been trying to stay off meta recently, but I did want to talk about the following question: Why is this proof of the collatz conjecture wrong The question is now deleted, so here is a quote of ...
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Why is this question about functions off-topic

Why is the following question off-topic? Why is every continuous function on the reals determined by its value on rationals?
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Would someone looking for this question know what a "codomain" is?

Looking at this question should the word "codomain" be changed to "range" in the title to make this post more easily find-able by those with same question? I.e. do kids these days ...
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Is there a canonical "What's the intuition behind integration?" question?

Is there a canonical "What's the intuition behind integration?" question? If not should we declare one? Either case here and here are two example of this question on SE. There are probably ...
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What might be the reason for this flag to be marked as disputed?

I'm talking about this flag. Clearly, the OP wants an answer that explains that formula intuitively without expanding. The answer just expands the formula which the OP doesn't want. So, it's not an ...
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"Applications of intuitionistic logic" [duplicate]

This my question was closed today, and I don't understand why. Can anybody explain to me what was wrong with this question and why it was closed?
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Can I improve this question?

This question of mine was closed as I need to "provide additional context". I'm struggling to think of what context exactly I could add - there is no external motivation of the question ...
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What can I do to improve this question?

This self-answered question has $5$ downvotes . Metamorphy commented that 'Still the question should have a context and not just a problem statement' after which I added an attempt. After discussion ...
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Why this question isn't closed?

Invers laplace tranformation I want to ask why this question isn't closed even though the user has not shown any work. I flagged this post 10 days before but still no action. Why is it so? I know many ...
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How can I improve my specific question?

My question I am here to understand how improve to formulate my question. As matter of fact in the link I have tried to show my attempt and I have required as a question to check if my attempt is ...
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Wrongly migrated from Physics SE?

The question What are the implications of deterministic chaos: useful or detrimental? has just been migrated from Physics SE. Since it's mostly about modeling, about the consequences in the physical ...
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Recently proposed problems in mathematical journals are subject to contest problem policy?

I'm wondering what was the reason for the moderator Asaf Karagila deleted this question: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/4088822 I know the question is a problem in the last AMM issue for the ...
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Better alternative for the unfortunate term "indian burn" in reference to twisting a cylinder?

this answer to Wrapped hexagon topology begins: It's still a torus, lol - just with a $180^{\circ}$ "Indian burn" relative to the square-wrapped version: and the link to Wikipedia's now ...
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Recover closed question on math.stackexchange?

Is there a way to recover a question (talking about Veblen ordinal hierarchies and tetration) on math.stackexchange that has been closed time ago? Need to archive its contents on my webpage and I ...
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Why my question was closed as "Not suitable for this site"

This question Is an ideal finitely generated if its radical is finitely generated? on commutative algebra was down-voted, "Removed from Network Questions" (not sure what it even means) and ...
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Question closed after 4 years

I was surprised to see this The multiplicative groups $\mathbb{Q}^\ast$ and $\mathbb{R}^\ast$ are not isomorphic question of mine, which is over 4 years old, closed today. I was alerted earlier today ...
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Are questions about "Math Education" allowed?

Please read before closing as a duplicate of: Maths Education Questions I am wondering specifically about the process of Math education; I was recently considering showing Grant Sanderson's (...
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Strange vertical alignment error in math mode text in the "Related Questions" list

This concerns the "Related Questions" list I can see tied to this question. A picture of the relevant link is below: Notice how, in the $(4,4)$ ordered pair, the left $4$ is one pixel below ...
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The same question within hours, by three different users. Someone’s exam?

Today, at least three times essentially the same question about ideals in a polynomial ring $R[x]$ has been asked by three different users (first instance is the initial steps); same notation, even. ...
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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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Unsure over why Question was closed

I had a recent question closed (link below) and the reason given was that it lacked detail... Not exactly sure how anyone can read this as lacking detail? Applications of Vector Spaces that are not ...
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Help sought in finding a question.

Caveat: The following question is mistaken and wrongly posted here. A question was posted asking for all natural-number solutions $(a,b)$ of the equation $\surd a+\surd b=\surd2009$. It was near the ...
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Can I repost any old question of mine?

I had asked this question a while ago (a month or two). It has two upvotes and $37$ views as of now, thus this question hasn't gone unnoticed. But the question was active only a month ago and I haven'...
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Is the rollback attempt in this thread appropriate?

This is an issue with this specific question. Please look at the revision history here. I merely improved an attempt by the asker (which was written as a comment), making it clearer. I did not ...
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Closing question when asking an advice

So, recently I asked on the main Mathematics site about interesting subjects for my thesis. And it was closed as opinion-based. Btw this is my question: My question Then, I tried to looking for ...
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Why was specific mathSE posting closed?

I am referring to this posting: Prove that square of all primes greater than 3 can be shown in the form of 12k+1 and similar 2 question. The subsequent explanation was that the question was not "...
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How can I fix my question? [duplicate]

Question in consideration: Mathematics as several Type-0 Grammars I've asked the question above because I've been trying to understand the way mathematicians do mathematics from a formalist ...
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Advice for getting a question reopened

I had recently asked this question. There were some good answers before it got closed. However, I think there could be better answers. I don't know how to phrase my query precisely, as it's not ...
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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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