Questions tagged [specific-question]

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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 ...
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Merging different questions

Yesterday the moderator Alex Gruber decided to merge this question Example of integral domain with infinitely ascending chain of ideals. which explicitly asks for an example of a non-noetherian ring ...
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Closure as duplicate navigating in a circle

I was reviewing the close votes today when I came across this question , for identification purpose, lets call this $\mathbf{A}$. Someone had given it a close vote, marking it a duplicate of this ...
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Question having excellent answer marked as dupe of a newer question

A high rep user who posted an answer to this question asked in 2014 marked my question asked in 2012 as duplicate. As such there is nothing wrong with flagging older questions as dupes of newer ones ...
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Question location

Yesterday I posted this question on Mathematics Stack Exchange. Except for the one upvote it didn't receive any attention. What is the problem with my question? Is it too vague? Should I better ...
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Right amount of info/thoughts in a question to draw people, showing also original work

This meta-questions is about the balance that should be found between info in the questions. In order to address the question, I use a concrete recent example of mine. Specific Question: Is there a ...
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Is this question unclear? Why/Why not?

My question is genuine, and I want to improve my understanding of the website with it. Recently, I've come across this question, which seems to me clearly (no pun intended) unclear. My reasoning was ...
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Does the question belong in Mathematics?

I wrote a program that computes the fast insert_name_here transform of a matrix. I am at a loss of what its application is, what its proper name should be, and find an existing algorithm for it. I ...
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Is it good, if I insert my problem on public chat to get more attention?

I've doubt on some questions. I've worked with these with my best, when I'm not satisfied with my solution or if there were any ambiguity. I've tried to edit, set bounty etc., then I've got some ...
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Would like to dispute Duplicate Label-Chain Rule of Limits [duplicate]

I asked a question looking for a epsilon-delta proof for the Chain Rule of Limits, however the question was marked as a duplicate for a similar question but it does not provide the proof I was looking ...
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Why a question which is a canonical example of “off-topic” is getting answers? What actions can be taken? [duplicate]

Today a new user asked this question (Below is the revision 1) can you do it?#challenge IF a set A has K elements,formulate a conjecture about the number of elements in p(A). I can't even ...
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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 ...