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Questions tagged [specific-question]

Please use this tag when you want to draw attention to a specific question on the main site. For example, if you want to draw high-rep users to close/reopen/edit a question, if you want to discuss the necessity of locking/protecting a question, etc. Do not use if your intention is to discuss/ask about a general issue, and you merely use questions as examples.

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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 ...
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Question with solution in question

This is a fairly well received question: Calculate $\sqrt{\frac{1}{2}} \times \sqrt{\frac{1}{2} + \frac{1}{2}\sqrt{\frac{1}{2}}} \times \ldots $ This question was asked again today; deleted by author ...
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Question numbering/First question in math.SE

Am I right in guessing What Does it Really Mean to Have Different Kinds of Infinities? is the first question in math.SE? I got it with math.stackexchange.com/questions/1. Also, are the ...
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What to do about a question requesting interpretation for an ambiguous problem?

The question Clarification on the intended meaning of a probability problem looks like a fairly common probability question until you get to the question itself: Can the 'winning' number be reused ...
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Unfounded multiple downvotes and close requests

I have asked a quite legitimate question. After a day I myself given an answer. Without any reason both the question and the answer were voted down and there are close and delete requests. I do not ...
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Question changed completely after another user started bounty

While browsing the featured question list I noticed that this question was edited by the asker to a completely different question, from something related to quantum field theory (I think?) to a ...
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Physical interpretation question

So I asked https://math.stackexchange.com/q/1524356/21820 and don't understand why people have voted to close it as unclear or opinion-based, and down-voted as well. I specifically ask: I'm looking ...
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An older question was closed as a duplicate of a newer one

I have asked Extremals of functional $J = \int_{a}^{b} F(x, y, y^{'})$ question on December 21st 2013.. Now comes another question An MCQ for finding the extremal of the functional $J = \int_{a}^{...
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I wrote a very specific, very detailed question that was put on hold for being unclear

I'm very annoyed right now. Over the past two days, I've been developing this very specific, very detailed question. It includes a problem statement (the question itself), and my progress towards ...
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How could the “Properties of 2015” question be on-topic?

The question Is there something special about 2015? has just popped on the reopen queue. Although I agree that it is not right for Math.SE as it is (too broad and it inherently doesn't have a correct ...
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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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I thought careers/study advice was off topic.

Concerning Can I use my powers for good?. This post is about careers/study advice. Why is it on-topic? To down-voters and voters to close my question, may I point out that the advice on what topics ...
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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....
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Deleted question (on Meta)

I'm curious why this question was deleted? Sure, it's a little weird, but I'm guessing there's an easy answer to it. (And the OP has asked it again, on main. Again.)
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Why were these questions closed as duplicates?

The question Need Examples to Understand Choice Function and Choice Structure is in no way a duplicate for the following question: (P(X),CR) may be a choice structure even if R is not a rational ...
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I asked a question on MSE, it was kinda long, but my own construct. I had written everything I knew, but people are discouraging me.

As I said in the title itself, I asked a question but it is being downvoted. I followed every guideline but still. If I am wrong then correct me? Why discourage. I am using the word discourage because ...
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Guerilla reposting of a question that no one answered

Recently, a question and its variants were posted on MSE (and cross-posted on MO as well, if that matters) using different new user accounts: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1422693/a-...
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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 ...
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Very few statistics people here [closed]

Whenever I ask a statistics question, it takes people too long to comment on the question or answer it (if at all). All types of questions get answered directly except statistics questions (at least ...
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Please could someone explain to me why my question is a duplicate?

Please could someone explain to me why my question is a duplicate? Thank you in advance for your help.
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Is this question sufficiently different from this other question to warrant posting?

Is Question 1 sufficiently different from Question 2 to warrant posting Question 1?: "If I am given N congruent circles with radii R, and they are equidistantly spaced upon a sphere, can I figure out ...
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Should I delete my question? Whats wrong with my question?

I recently posted a question about numbers. I was thinking that it was a legitimate question. Maybe I didn't ask it well, but I saw similar questions (such as Does Pi contain all possible number ...
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Book recommendation opinion based?

The question Recommendation for books on topology (light reads) was closed as opinion based. What is the purpose of the book recommendation tag if not for exactly what it was used for here?
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Was it necessary to delete these comments?

First time on Meta. I made (at least) two comments on this question, both of which were deleted. I can't remember which comment was made first. Some context to 'first comment': initially this ...
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Disappearing apollonian-gasket

Apollonian gasket disappeared although it had a detailed answer by achille hui. Anyone knows the reason?
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Trying to keep students from using MSE to do their homework

I'm working as a counselor at a summer math camp, and have been tasked with giving challenge problems for the campers outside of their classes (see this post at MESE) for more details. I am almost ...
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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 ...
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How to deal with a case where one answer says “there is no solution possible” and another answer shows one?

In this question the OP asks for a solution for the problem: Find all $f(x)$ satisfying $ f(f(x)) = x^2-2$. One answer squarely states, that no solution exists (and even gives a reference to a ...
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What should I do if a user is malicious after providing an unhelpful answer? [closed]

About six months ago, I've asked a question to which a user replied with a comment which was intended as an answer, but wasn't mathematically correct. After he was told so, he concluded that I (it ...
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Scope of the order-theory tag

I was really unsure about tagging this question. The misconception behind the OPs question lies in the area of order-theory (not every order has a well-defined concept of a "successor") and he was ...
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What happened to my question asking about the integral closure of an algebra of finite type over the ring of algebraic integers?

What happened to my question asking about the following question? It seems to be deleted. Why if that is the case? Let $A$ be the ring of algebraic integers in a finite dimensional algebraic number ...
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What happened to the question about polynomials with integer coefficients and $p(x) < 1/(1+x)$?

I saw a question yesterday, asking for polynomials with integer coefficients satisfying $p(x) \geq 0$ on $[-2,2]$ and $p(x) < 1/(1+x)$ on $(-1,2)$. What happened to it?
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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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What happened to my question on discrete valuation rings?

I asked a question whose title was Two discrete valuation rings one of which is contained in another(Two discrete valuation rings, one contained into another). It was closed, but I have no idea why it ...
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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 ...
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Deleting this question

I'd like to delete this question that I asked yesterday. Not only did it receive a response that I'm genuinely unhappy with, but I don't want others to respond. I just want it gone. It seriously ...
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Why is my question off-topic?

I am just wondering whether to say Calculus or Analysis. https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1209216/calculus-vs-analysis-when-applying-for-a-phd-involving-stochastics-what-do-i-s
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Locked question concerning contest problem

This question has come to my attention: Prove this inequality with $xyz\le 1$. It has been locked and it seems appropriate to make a meta post about it. I'm not requesting to unlock, I just think ...
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Appropriate tags for equation formulation question

I'm a biologist-turned-programmer (yes, one of those) trying to write up equations describing my code. I'm in the process of writing a question about it (it includes a description of the algorithm and ...
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Is it in the site's habits and customs to keep an upvoted question with answer, despite the quality of the question?

The following question is currently in the hotlist: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1196661/is-there-any-complete-logical-connective. I think this is a bad question. Firstly, the title does ...
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What's the reason for deleting a particular thread twice?

I'm just curious why this thread was deleted twice. I mean, what's the motivation and how this happened? (Someone proposed it for deletion or something else happened?)
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Migrated question appears same as an newer question; which one is the duplicate?

If point is zero-dimensional, how can it form a finite one dimensional line? (originally posted Dec. 27, 2014) was recently migrated here from physics.SE, although it already had answers. But on March ...
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Is there anything wrong with my question?

I asked this question here. I know it is an "immediate consequence of the theorem", and sometimes we only understand the theorem and don't know how to apply the theorem in an example. So, I wanted to ...
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Can't flag a duplicates a second time. What should be done on my end

A while ago I noticed a question was a duplicate and so marked it as one using the flagging option. The other question had recently received an answer and I am pretty sure I up voted it, but I may ...
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A proof-verification is a duplicate? [duplicate]

I asked the community to check my proof for correctness. After reading a comment today I believe the proof is not correct. But I can't do anything because my question was closed as a duplicate. It ...
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Why were new parts added to a question by “community” months after the original was answered?

In March 2014, the question Find the Nash equilibria for a joint project modeled as a strategic game was migrated here from MathOverflow. It was promptly answered and the OP accepted the answer. In ...
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how to review specific question

I did get the question https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1139050/planner-graph-and-trilateral to review the question as I did get it: title : Planner Graph and Trilateral text: Suppose ...
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On the Bachelor/ette “correction”

Two days ago the question “The Bachelor Problem” (from Tao's Google+ account) was posted on MSE. It received a lot of positive attention, solutions and comments until an MSE user voted to close on ...
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Why was this on-topic question unilaterally closed and migrated by a moderator?

This question on context-free and regular grammars was unilaterally closed as off-topic and migrated to cs.stackexchange.com by one of the moderators; I should like to know why. We have a long history ...
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How do I ask an open question?

The question that I asked here: Open Problems Of Clay Mathematics Institute has been put on hold since it is an opinion-based question. So, how do I ask an open question NICELY, one whose answers ...