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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 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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Why was the question I link below, deleted?

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2926649/what-is-the-value-of-k/2926665 Why was this question deleted? You can just provide a very simple reason. Thanks.
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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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Need for a Question which has been already asked here.

I am searching for a question, but I am unable to find it over here. The question is something like this: Prove that $$\int\limits_{0}^{1} (1-x^{7})^{1/5} - \int\limits_{0}^{1} (1-x^{5})^{1/7} \ dx =...
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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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Why was this question closed? (policy for reference requests)

As per the text of the re-open thread, it wouldn't fit to add this to that queue. However, I am curious to understand why this question was closed: Algebra and Geometry book. I have no vested ...
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After how much time are the on-hold/closed questions rechecked?

I asked physics related question on 28 october. It was put on hold 'cause it wasn't clear. I changed the question context to a very specific example but worthless then I changed the whole question ...
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Rephrasing math-history question on hold

I am not to familiar with the procedures at meta and hope this is the right place to formulate a request concerning help with rephrasing a question. The question Is mathematical history written by ...
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Help improving my question please?

I believe I tried to be as specific as possible namely by numbering the questions, showing a solution and then showing my own solution. How do I improve please? Show holomorphic $\text{image}(f)\...
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How to : add comments on old questions ? and, reopening closed questions?

My question https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/411987/collatz-like-5-x-pm-1-3 has been closed as "not a real question". I agree the question was insufficiently definite, and am grateful to the ...
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Why is this not off-topic on meta?

I accidentally clicked into Derivate vs. Derivative and flagged it as "off-topic". From my perspective, it does not appear to be about Mathematics Stack Exchange or the software that powers the Stack ...
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Why was this question removed? “Example of a metric space where diameter of a ball is not equal twice the radius”

The question Example of a metric space where diameter of a ball is not equal twice the radius was recently removed (around an hour ago). I noticed this because I had written an answer to the question, ...
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Why is this spam?

I'm just curious, I was looking at this question with a view to answer it, and suddenly the Community bot deleted it for abuse/spam. It didn't seem like either; it was just a regular question. Does ...
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How to approach an unanswerable question?

In this question the user asks an interesting and natural question: "A computer has produced this list of numbers. I want to know how it does this." Unfortunately, this question cannot be answered ...
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Is MSE a good place for this question

I want to place a bounty on this question, but I'm not sure if MSE is the best place for it. In general, where is the best place to ask that type of question. It seems that neural networks are ...
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Can anyone explain to me why was my question closed

I posted this question which at first seemed related to the linked question though I was trying to complete a method. I then edited the question so that it serves that purpose yet it was still closed, ...
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Why was my question removed?

I asked a question about the possibility of writing a good mathematical textbook which consists of series of exercises(it contains no proofs and the readers are expected to prove all the propositions ...
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Finding a post mentioning different kinds of continuity

A long time ago, I saw a post asking about the definitions of other types of continuities besides uniform and Lipschitz ones. If I remember correctly, the answer in that post mentions up to 6 kinds of ...
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I don't believe my question is a duplicate

I asked a question here which was closed for being a duplicate, and though I have edited the question to clarify why it was not it has not been reopened. To restate: the question I am asking is a ...
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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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Triplicated question:

These questions are duplicate of each other: 940069 926118 913917 What should be done?
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Recent deletion of a question

There was a recent homework question that went along the lines of finding integer solutions to $(4x^2-1)(4y^2-1)=(4z^2-1)^2$, but it seems to be deleted now. Is this correct? I don't have 10k ...
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I need your advice.

I need some good advice. There is one math.problem which I asked here. It is my second attempt. I have some new ideas and new results, but question is already big enough. I don't want to delete ...
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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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If the answer to question B answers question A, should question A be considered a duplicate?

The question Fields and proper subfields., which asks if a field can be isomorphic to a proper subfield was closed as a duplicate of Algebraic closure of $\mathbb{C}(x)$ is isomorphic to $\mathbb{C}$. ...
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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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Closing question when asking an advice

So, recently I asked on the main Mathematics site about interesting subjects for my thesis. And it was closed as opinion-based. Btw this is my question: My question Then, I tried to looking for ...
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Shadow or background question

Why I see sometimes some questions with shadows or in background like the picture in attachment? My question, following my comment, refers to the fact that I do not have any Ignored tags and, for ...
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How clear is my question?

How clear is my post, "How to prove this Darboux-like sum converges to zero?". Do you understand how to compute sums for specific $s$? Could you visualize my definitions? If there's anything unclear ...
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Question that is clearly not a duplicate linked to my question, marking it as duplicate. [duplicate]

I asked a question yesterday: Coupon collector's problem: mean and variance in number of coupons to be collected to complete a set This asks for the mean and variance of the coupon collector's ...
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How to ask a question which is already asked on mathstackexchange?

There was A Question in vector Calculus, that can be solved by two methods that I know. Problem was both methods were giving different answers. I searched it and found it to be already asked with one ...
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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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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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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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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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Reposting a (mathematical) question that disappeared

Yesterday I posted a comment on a recent math.SE question that interested me, suggesting a "perhaps.. fruitful" approach. Later with a bit more insight I looked back and found the question had ...
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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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Reason for not getting answers

I have recently asked 3 questions without getting any answers and getting very low views, I want to know why so I can maybe change these questions? Are they unreadable or not clear? Because I'm not ...
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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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Why is this question not appropriate to the site ? How could it be made appropriate?

This question https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/3397809/is-this-method-to-evaluate-convolution-integrals-more-efficient-than-traditiona , according to some users, is not appropriate to the site,...
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Why are people downvoting my question?

My question Coming up with a rigorous definition for a Riemman-like sum which is easier to compute? has been downvoted twice. Is it because: a) My question is too similar to this question? b) I ask ...
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Why My question was closed, [Reopened] [RECLOSED again]?

In my question I ask for practical tips for the mathematical research practice, if not personal,I look for some articles/websites/books/guides/faq related, or if was already asked on Math.SE, the link ...
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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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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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New branches of mathematics

I was wondering about the following question: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/58253/new-branches-of-math . IMO this question is extremely soft, and if someone has a good answer I doubt they ...
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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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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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How Hints in this question are understood?

In Your favourite maths puzzles there are hints stated in a different format.for example, Hint: GUVF VF RDHVINYRAG GB GUR ENGVBANY PNFR Are these meaningful ? Then how to understand them?

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