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Help me improve my question

I asked a question, and several people stated that it is not clear enough. So I fixed all what they been asking me to, but I did not got a feedback if my fix is satisfiable. Please tell me if the ...
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Is this a good homework question? Is there anything like a good homework question?

This is the first time I have posted a homework question on M.SE: Solution of 2nd order linear ODE with regular singular points, and complex exponents at singularity I would like to post more, ...
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Why is this question put on hold?

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1110710/is-a2b2-ab-ap-qquad-a-b-in-mathbbz-a-perfect-square On MO there seems to be an other opinion: https://mathoverflow.net/questions/194216/is-a2b2-ab-ap-...
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Removed Question vs Reputation

Recently, I lost $60$ points of my reputation because a question was removed. The question wasn't a Spam, it was a simple question of fractions but useful for the OP. The question was Determine if $\...
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How is a better comparison series is a duplicate of the question asking for the value of series?

Looking for a better comparison series for reciprocal of Fibonacci numbers is marked as duplicate of the question for the value of Fibonacci numbers. I don't see how it is a duplicate where it is ...
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How to improve “Why's Applied Math 'more straightforward' than Pure Math?”

Please, how can I revise or improve my question? My request is here. Thank you all. I tried my best to avoid an "'opinion-based' question' by sticking to the advice underneath. But why was my ...
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find a specific question on Main

I just answered another question on $2^4 = 4^2.$ Does anyone know how to find the question where someone had a decent conjecture on all rational solutions to $x^y = y^x?$ Turns out all rational ...
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I don't understand the motives behind the hold.

I posted this question which was placed on hold. The only person who has even a hint of interest in this type of question is https://math.stackexchange.com/users/1242/hans-lundmark, the others have no ...
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Unsure on how to improve this question

I am unsure on how to improve a question that was put on hold. Specifically, this question. The people that voted to close said that it is off-topic, and "not about mathematics", but I don't see how ...
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What should be the title for this problem?

While reading the general solutions of trigonometric equations, I came to this: The equation $\sin\theta = k$ is satisfied by two values of $\theta$ of the form $\alpha$ & $\pi - \alpha$ in ...
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Regarding the question on “Conics passing through integer lattice points”.

I am making this post in regards to the ongoing delete/undelete skirmish (let's at least change the monotonicity of the use of "war"). The old version of the question is here, the current version (...
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Is it ok not to accept answer to a specific question?

Is it ok not to accept answer to a question because each of the answers that has been given so far has some points that other answers don't and furthermore all of them are useful to the OP? Actually ...
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What to do if there are two contradicting answers?

I got two seemingly good but contradicting answers to this question about order in bases of vector spaces. I don't know what to do because they both seem plausible and they do not agree. What can I ...
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What to do about a not-fully-answered question that is too old to be migrated to an appropriate site

I had asked this question What is the "Principle of permanence"? 7 months ago and it was never fully answered (in particular the "how and why [the principle of permanence] has two ...
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Why did this get so many downvotes?

Nobody said why they downvoted, which makes for a very negative experience for me. https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1027035/what-is-the-most-important-outside-of-mathematics-results-known-to-...
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Is this website only for the cream of the crop? [closed]

I pretty much started learning Mathematics and I have no clue how TEX works as well. So it is already challenging to learn both at the same time. Also I posted some really easy questions on Complex ...
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Why was this question deleted by Community, after being closed but with score not below $0$?

There was a question: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/987284/fuel-level-in-horizontal-cylindrical-tank/987290#987290 It was closed but wasn't downvoted below 0. So Why has it been ...
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Why am I getting no answers in recent questions? Are the tags not perfectly suitable?

Apart from a question which indeed required a very long answer, why does Any general hints on how to prove that two functions$\ f(n)$ and$\ g(m_1,m_2,...,m_{28})$ never have a common natural divisor? ...
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Is it ok to ask about “the importance” of applying mathematics in another field

Some other question was about the importance of knowing mathematics for programmers. I wonder if you think that mathematics will be more or less important for software development in the future. More ...
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Triplicated question:

These questions are duplicate of each other: 940069 926118 913917 What should be done?
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Must still need some work for a question that is now closed.

I recently added a question to stack.exchange and it was quickly put 'on hold'(and for good reason, it needed work). After having several helpful comments and a lot of editing I had thought the issues ...
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A question about why a question was closed

I am wondering why this question was closed. It is closed as "unclear", but to me it seems perfectly clear (and I cannot see why it is not). I do not mean to claim that it is a wonderful, well-...
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Question voted for close

This question of mine has been voted to be closed. The reason stated there is because some user thinks it's off topic. Is it really? In my opinion, it's not, but I maybe wrong. What do you think?
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Should I delete this question?

Today I asked the following question here: Domain of multiplication operator As it turned out, it was a foolish question on my part. I had made a silly mistake. Should I delete it now because future ...
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“Non-constructive” posts

See this post It seems to me that this post belongs to a "list" of posts from new users that are quite "suspect". They iterate the request for help adding details to the question without much sense....
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People should not hurry to solve a problem when OP has not demonstrated efforts

I think this question should have been on hold until OP had shown he/she has put some efforts. All they have done is ask to math.SE instead of trying to solve it. I am appalled that many people have ...
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How can I change my question to be on topic?

I recently tried asking a soft question which was entitled "Which mathematical ideas most influenced the way you think?", which was closed. One the one hand, I really think this question is on topic, ...
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Question in obfuscated code

This question (source (code) of second revision) is written in bizarre obfuscated code. I am referring to the code, not to what you see when you read the question. One cannot help suspect some kind of ...
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I use the site to ask about specific topics in my math learning. Is it ok?

Hello I am new in this stack-exchange community which I think is the best. I have been asking lately (as you can see) specific questions about specific topics that I have trouble learning. Even ...
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How to make a question more appealing

I have been trying to solve a question about modified Takagi functions. I couldn't do it so I asked this question here some time ago. First, I included all my work and thoughts but because I didn't ...
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Asking better Questions

I never got my question on Bergman Spaces answered with any good quality and it received only $1$ upvote and some nonsequitor comment from a very high reputation user, while a similar post about ...
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About a question on formalising “interestingness” in mathematics

I want to discuss this question. It was closed, re-opened, then closed again. The close reason is "off-topic", and I want to ask if it really is off topic. The question itself basically asks Can we ...
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What's the exact process for dealing with off topic posts?

I asked a question on main about mathematical interestingness of statements with the intent of finding a heuristic or formal theory that attempts to define mathematical interestingness. I included one ...
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Why is this question still “on hold”? [duplicate]

After this question was put on hold, I proposed an edit (which was accepted), clarifying what was presumably the OP's intended meaning. Given that the edit was more than 24 hrs ago, is it normal for ...
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Why was my answer to a meta question deleted by a moderator?

Why was my answer to this meta question deleted by Moderator Alexander Gruber? I believe it has no proper reason to be deleted. Since it was deleted by a moderator, nobody except the moderators can ...
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where to refer to?

I was helping Sadache with his question Function to predict processing service overload After giving some hints of things he needed to look into before the question could even be answered . I decided ...
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A bland, duplicate question getting an oddly large amount of attention?

Relevant thread: A fair coin is flipped 2k times. What is the probability that it comes up tails more often than it comes up heads? Yesterday I answered a question by giving a simple hint. The ...
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Why is Mathematics and Law closed? I based it on Mathematics and Law School? [duplicate]

https://math.stackexchange.com/q/790266/79539 was thought of as "off-topic", but the idea is based it on and supported by Mathematics and Law School?. Hence I'm wondering if we can please reopen the ...
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Trolling or naive?

I came across this question: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/794209/twin-prime-conjecture-resolution-by-using-a-prime-number-finding-algorithm I cannot make my mind about this thing. On one ...
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videos in questions, do we allow them?

Earlier I posted over a question that was an image, now one with a video. Do we allow it? I would say no, but what do others think? example https://math.stackexchange.com/review/first-posts/...
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Question where the question is an image [duplicate]

Is https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/762121/can-someone-check-my-reduction-of-power-work an allowed question? The question is an image not in text - the image can be removed at some time and ...
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Question “voluntarily removed by author” immediately after answer

So this topic has been discussed multiple times on Meta. I am posting this to report a specific incident. This homework question was deleted by its author shortly after an answer was posted. Yes, the ...
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Why has this question been downvoted and closed. And how should I improve my question?

I asked this question:https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/732370/what-do-we-mean-by-number-of-things. I do not know why it is downvoted. I asked in my comment why the silent downvotes but none ...
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This edit (odd use of quote feature for “highlighting”) doesn't seem right?

Is edit #3 on this post a valid edit? It doesn't seem to make much sense to me; the OP wasn't actually quoting that paragraph from anywhere. The editor left the comment "Highlighting", but that doesn'...
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Why did this question got downvoted?

the question. I understand that it's super-basic-preschool-stupid (actually no question is stupid) question, but is it right to down vote it just for that? Few things that math taught me, is to ...
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Why is this question off-topic?

I noticed that this problem was marked "off-topic". I've looked at many other questions about being "off-topic" but haven't gotten a satisfactory answer from any of them, which is why I chose to ask ...
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Working Towards Re-Opening (Undefinably large algebra?) [duplicate]

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/685061/undefinably-large-algebra?noredirect=1#comment1437509_685061 The question has been substantially rewritten since being put on hold. Any further ...
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Which question was this, about integration and the $\pi=4$ paradox?

There was a question here about how one can justify that integration does indeed give the area under a curve. Specifically, the OP brought up this image. The OP was troubled that even though Riemann ...
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My question was put on-hold for NO reason… [closed]

I recently posted a question about number theory on math.stackexchange. Here's the question: Prove that, if $2^{2^j} a + 1$ divides $c^{2^j}+1$ for fixed integers $a,c$ and all nonnegative integers ...
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Why is this a duplicate?

A question I asked: A problem with 26 distinct positive integers was characterised as a duplicate of: Creating a sequence that does not have an increasing or a decreasing sequence of length 3 from ...