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What is the deal with this “troll” question? [closed]

About an hour ago, an apparently brand-new user posted this absurd question. Because I suspect it will be deleted soon, here it is in full: Physics teacher gave really hard math problem I ...
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Why this question was closed?

Why this was closed as "unclear what you're asking" ? The comments indicates that all but two person could perfectly understand the question, and two persons even found the question to be interesting....
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What was wrong with my post?

Forgive me, I do not know where else to post this - I assume this is the right place. I recently made a post asking a question here: Prove that g has no roots It recevied a negative voting score ...
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Why has this question so many downvotes?

I just found a question Example of map from commutative ring to another commutative that preserves multiplicative identity and addition but NOT multiplication. that has 4 downvotes and is closed as ...
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How can I improve this question of mine, to prevent closing?

I've asked this question. Until now, it has 3 votes to close, but I'm having a hard time understanding the reasons given. What can I do to improve this question?
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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 ...
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Why is there a question with the non-descriptive title *Function “Love Triangle”*?

When asking a question the title text-box has the instruction and there are some guidelines on how to write a good title in the How to ask a good question meta-thread. In my mind Function “Love ...
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What's wrong with my post?

I'm sorry that this might be a duplicate question. I've checked out many posts on meta, but it seems that none of them suits my situation. If it's duplicate, please close it. Here's my question: I ...
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Should this question have been closed?

I am scratching my head trying to figure out why this question was closed as "too broad." The OP was asking for a book on probability theory, and he or she listed the topics which, ideally, such a ...
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User defacing their question

I recently noticed a question, its title was "norm of the operator". I wanted to know what the question details were. To my surprise, I found this: Dghggfssrrrrtiij Ffhjhhh ggssfvg guijvcd I ...
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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?
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What if the duplicate has a better answer than the original?

I have recently asked a question (The original did not turn up in my search): Show that there are infinitely many powers of two starting with the digit 7 which was marked as a duplicate of: Starting ...
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How can I make my question better?

I asked a question a yesterday and haven't seen much activity for a while. I am really struggling to properly formulate my question. Is there any way I can improve this post? Should I make a new ...
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Changing the question and invalidating previous answer.

I know that this is a common problem, one very much discussed in meta. But what I want to know is if I made a good call in this particular instance. I posted this question a few minutes ago on MSE. ...
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Why use repressive actions instead of constructive?

I posted two questions yesterday that was closed/put on hold. The question If $p$ is a prime then $p^2+26$ is not a prime was marked as a duplicate of On the primality of integers of the form $p^2+k$,...
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What exactly is unclear about this question?

The following question was closed for being "unclear what you're asking": https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2141492/real-roots-to-cubic-equation As far as I can tell, this is a well-formulated ...
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Is that question so bad and off-topic? [duplicate]

Is that question: https://math.stackexchange.com/q/2121387/378968 so bad that don't worth an answer? It was marked as off-topic, I edited it but nothing happened. If someone think it could be ...
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What to do with two old questions that are clear duplicates but not marked so? [duplicate]

Recently I stumbled on the following questions: 1. Proof that a trigonometric function of a rational angle must be non-transcendental 2. Is a trigonometric function applied to a rational multiple of ...
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Duplicate question on relation between gradient and Jacobian

I am a newbie to multivariable calculus so I am not sure whether I should be bringing this up on Math Meta or not but are these two questions duplicates and if so why they have not been marked ? ...
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Finding what I asked about getting a comment

I beg your pardon that I'm vague. I think I remember posting a question several years ago and that it was here on math. I think that the question was about probability and/or some paradox but I don't ...
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Questions with little traction here that could benefit from migrating to MathOverflow

I've asked three questions here on relatively advanced but esoteric math topics, yet the questions themselves aren't really research level. In each of them I'm seeking some sort of explanation for why ...
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How to get people to respond to an edit made to a question?

I asked a question here regarding pythagoras' theorem and the multivariable chain rule. I received some responses and edited my question to better reflect my new understanding. I commented on the ...
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What should I do with my “curiosity questions”?

I am interested in math as a hobby, and also as a tool related to other hobbies (in my case, games and game design, among other things). Some of my questions relate to mathematical puzzles of various ...
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Should I remove a link if given an external request?

In good faith, I posted a question about a paper which was published in an online journal, claiming to have proven a result about a well-known theorem. I naturally linked to the paper in question, ...
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Has the question about antiderivates vanished?

I noticed a question on this forum, whether functions are known, for which it is known that a closed-form antiderivate exists, but the antiderivate is unknown. Since this question would interest me ...
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Is my question too hard?

Yesterday I asked this question. So far it has very few views, zero score and no answers or even comments. I am not sure what to make of this. I would like to know why everyone seems to be ignoring ...
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Down voting and close voting for missing context

Today, I asked a question and it will probably be closed for missing context.I'm a freshmen year Physics & Mathematics student, and for me this question has enough context, which is not true based ...
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My post has been closed/put on hold, but I don't know how to make it better

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: How can I draw a 10 unit long line? So, as you can see, it's on hold/closed, and if you look at the comments I asked why it's unclear but ...
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Is this too broad: “How many species of projective space are there?”

Realizing this covers a lot of territory, i.e. projective geometry, algebraic spaces, manifolds, etc., I'm basically looking for an exhaustive tabulation. [edit, post comment] I better understand ...
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What is the right tag for this question?

I stumbled on How to find distance from emitter using TDOA? because I study hyperbolic geometry and this question was wrongly tagged as such. But then what is the right tag? There is no tag on ...
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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 a question about “Best books/papers on X” appropriate?

I’ve recently become interested in rational right triangles — especially the relationship between their geometric and algebraic properties and possible applications to the solutions of Diophantine ...
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Question disappeared?

I asked a question like a year ago. It was pretty detailed. Recently I realized I lost my notes on this so I thought I could just go and look the question. The problem is that I cannot find it. Is ...
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Is there any mathematical reason for which the question was downvoted?

Recently I was browsing through the questions of the site and this question caught my attention. To me it seemed to be very clear and an interesting question but for some unknown reason the question ...
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What is unclear in 'what does the 1 mean?' [closed]

I do not understand why this was unilaterally closed as unclear. Some of the comments and the screenshot here are inaccurate. This was the original post that was closed, that you can see: differs ...
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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 ...
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Is there an issue with this question?

After spending quite a bit of time trying to crack a problem about the convexity of a multivariate function by myself, I asked this question a couple of days ago: Convexity of difference of log-sum-...
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What is an effective close-vote reason for wrong questions? [duplicate]

I just noticed a question that is obviously wrong here, and the OP doesn't seem to acknowledge it when somebody pointed out. (To clarify, the question was ok, but the OP seemed convinced that his ...
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Why is nobody answering my question [closed]

About a week ago I asked this question. I have edited the question several times and have started a bounty. So far it has received more views than any of my other questions, but it has only gotten a ...
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Downvotes on a specific question - understanding the rationale behind them

I have a question concerning this question of mine: How to prove $f(x)=\ln x$ continuous by proving first that $f(x)$ continuous at $1$, and then by using $\ln(xy)=\ln(x)+\ln(y)$. The question is ...
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Why is this question about the integral of the $\Gamma$ function “unclear?”

Here is the post: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1807791/what-is-the-most-practical-way-to-express-in-mathematical-notation-the-indefinit/1807814?noredirect=1#comment3696360_1807814 I tried ...
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Funny edit by community

Regarding this review/edit. When I approved this edit, I didn't notice the text "anonymous user" and for some reason thought I was approving the OP's edit. Then I see the edit as done by "community". ...
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Can this question be made more narrow?

I posted the following question on math.stackexchange. Since I was asking for 'good examples' (and not just examples) I anticipated a "too broad" flag before posting. I therefore did my best to ...
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Where else would it be be appropriate to ask the following question?

Here it is, asked 6 days ago; How many partial derivatives does a multivariate polynomial have? It isn't research-level (so, not appropriate for MO hence this post), but it hasn't been answered ...
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the same question 2 times

I asked on Mathematica, but then understood that I used a wrong site for this question, so I asked the same question on Mathematics, not aware that it was migrated from Mathematica. So now I have 2 ...
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What is the minimal level of the question on this site? [duplicate]

Are mathematics at the level of elementary school(i.e. mostly arithmetic) not welcome on this site? Previously I posted an addition problem and show my attempt/effort but the question got deleted in ...
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Subjective behavior regarding to which question are immediately closed

I recently asked this question. Immediately there were votes cast to close it and it several people downvoted it (although some also voted it up). But my question is no more subjective than this or ...
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Do you think this question deserves to be closed?

Today I've voted for closing this question for missing any context and for the OP has shown no effort. Another 4 users thought the same (I suppose) and voted accordingly. (Furthermore, one of them ...
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How was it concluded by five users that “This question is not about mathematics”?

On the exactness of the calculus formulas Can someone explain how it was concluded by five users that "This question is not about mathematics"?
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Answering my own new and more detailed question rather than an existing one

Recently I have posted this question: Functions that preserve asymptotic equivalence. I searched MSE and MO sites for related questions before asking, but didn't succeed, my bad. After few days, I ...