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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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Question about post that was closed and deleted.

Sorry I can't link to the question. I knew going in that I would get a few down-votes because the question was a little abstruse. I was willing to take my lumps. However, when the thread was ...
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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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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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Why is this question off-topic

I have been following this question. It has recently been marked as off-topic. I have checked the requirements for being on/off-topic, but they don't seem to apply to this question. Can someone please ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Cross-posting or Move a Question to CrossValidated?

I'm beginning to think my question: https://math.stackexchange.com/q/317210/53848 could be a better fit for CrossValidated. (I've read this link: http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/q/5085/53848 so I ...
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Generalization case vs Particular case

Could the - generalization of a problem - post be a good enough reason in order to vote for closing a question? I agree that in some cases is proving to be useful and the effort is significantly ...
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A deleted answer

12 days ago I asked a question: $\text{Hom}(\mathbb{F}_p G, M)$ and $H^1(G,M)$ I got an answer quickly. I'm looking for it now, but the answer was deleted. I don't know why it was deleted, but I'm ...
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Why is the question too broad?

Here's a recent question closed for being too broad. It seems a little personal-advice-y, but too broad? It seems like a reasonably straightforward book request. Is it because the question contains 4 ...
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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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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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Question marked as duplicate, but I think I'm asking a different question

I recently asked this question about building an intuition for summations of divergent series. The question was based on the fact I had recently learned that $1 + 2 + 3 + ... = \frac{-1}{12}$. My ...
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Why was this question put on hold for off-topic?

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/613264/xy-for-small-values-of-x-and-y-the-op-has-requested-that-this-question-b But it should be put on hold for duplicate. Why on hold for off-topic? It is ...
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Double standard in 'good answer' criteria and question reopening

The question Intuition about whether to switch in box problem was closed as a duplicate of Card doubling paradox. The OP of the duplicate question needs further clarifications after reading the ...