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Questions tagged [specific-question]

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How can I make a question featured and give motivation?

I have asked a question for which I haven't received a full answer. How can I give motivation for users to provide an answer?
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Is this question appropriate? Flawed Proof of Green-Tao.

This question has attracted a long comment thread. And there is some disagreement about whether it is an appropriate question on this website. This is the spillover discussion question to prevent ...
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“What are the implications of the discovery of the kalle-numbers ?”

I don't like the way this question is worded, but I don't want to take unilateral action against it. I feel like it is breaking some kind of implied social norm but as far as I can tell there is ...
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is this question acceptable: Need the solution for the following code

This question just asks for people to solve some short cipher. I don't think the question is particularly "mathematical", and I would say it's off-topic as posed.
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Why are people voting to close “probability and infinity”?

What is the justification for voting to close Probability and Infinity? Please explain why if you are downvoting this
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On the closing of “Why is mathematics complicated”

This question Why is Mathematics Complicated! has been closed, but I consider it a very important question and also I don't see why it is not appropriate for this site? Can you please explain why it ...
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Too much noise in comments drowning out the mathematical content

Please observe the following thread Proving that the given Diophantine equation has a solution. There is a long boring argument/discussion about whether it should be posted, who should post it - how ...
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How can one ask a question well, when it is about a subject they don't know? [closed]

I am struggling to ask my question here well. I have in mind a precise question with an exact answer - The difficultly is not knowing the field (fractals) as an expert I cannot use mathematical ...
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Can we protect does 99999=1

This question is currently locked. I believe that it would be best to protect it instead, as the purpose of protecting a question is to prevent users adding pointless answers to it. I believe that we ...
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Close this question that was reposted on MO?

A good question here was moved to MO for better viewership(probably a good call). But now I think it should be at least closed, and maybe deleted? Discuss.
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I need to remove a question with sensitive data

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2109/cryptanalysis-reverse-engineer-what-should-be-an-easy-hash I have been notified that I cannot post this information anywhere online and I need this ...
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Can we lock the question “Do complex numbers really exist?”

In the spirit of Can we finally kill 0.999=1?, Can we finally "kill" (read: "lock") "Do complex numbers really exist?" ?
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Removing spam links

Why is not advisable to remove spam links? such as the following: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2896/should-the-constant-pi-be-considered-harmful-closed I removed the URL but for some ...
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This question is not sufficiently mathematics-related

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2740/algorithm-for-computing-3x3-medium-filter-for-hardware-implementation See my comment for why it should be closed.
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Can we finally kill .999=1?

This has been mentioned before (notably, here by Akhil). But this question is tenacious indeed. For the past three(maybe four days), it has jumped up to the top. Frankly, I am tired of seeing it. I ...
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Use of moderator power to close questions

Look at the question on Ito's lemma which has been closed with only two close votes. I believe that it is a valid question - while this type of question would probably be closed on MathOverflow, it ...
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Closure of duplicate questions

The following two questions are exactly equivalent. Can anyone explain why the later one wasn't closed - I think it would be better to concentrate all the answers in a single location when we have two ...
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Question based on a blog post I was not aware it was a theorem stated and proved in another site

This question of mine was based on an exercise posted in a blog. I asked an identification of the theorem it refers to. This theorem was identified in a comment to my question: it is stated and proved ...
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Berating other users in comments..

On the continuing theme of toxic threads, I think this is a turn for the worse: Which 4 maths courses to take as an Economics PhD student? Almost all of the comments on this question are bickering ...
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A homework question to close

Can anyone, please, help to close the following question: my techer now gave us harderproblems man. :((( how can u solve dis problem? 26*8y = 4x - 27/8 u solved before on other ...
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Question closers ignoring meta

Now what is the point in having a civilized meta thread about closing a specific question when people just go right ahead and do it anway?!?!!? The meta thread in question had only one answer (mine), ...
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Quotes question should be closed

I have voted to close "What is your favorite Math Quote". I think this question is outside what we hope to silly filling up the site. My comment indicating that it should probably be closed has four ...
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Should this be tagged [galois-theory]?

I am not sure if I should add a tag for [galois-theory] (or [field-theory]?) on How to describe the Galois group of the compositum of all quadratic extensions of Q? and How to solve a cyclic quintic ...
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What is our policy on questions that are quite clearly homework? [duplicate]

What's the policy with questions like Prove: $(a + b)^{n} \geq a^{n} + b^{n}$ https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1350/is-the-set-of-polynomials-of-degree-2-a-vector-space which are, I think, ...
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Why was my question promoting another math website deleted?

I posted a few hours ago a question about how to promote another math site which has different purposes. I really, really have no intention to spam, but I thought (and still think) that the resource I ...
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why did you close my question “if all sets were finite”?

I really don't understand your reasoning. I think it was a perfectly reasonable question. If all sets were finite, how could the real numbers be defined?. The all-sets-finite system is a possible ...