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Why is this clear question get flagged as unclear?

When this question: Olympiad problem generalization was first posted, it was immediately met with a number of close vote (or at least that's what I heard). Then a heated discussion ensue about whether ...
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How to Adapt or Emend : Specific Advice/Tips to Streamline Studying Math

What can be edited to reopen and refine Specific Advice/Tips to Streamline Studying Math ? There are $4$ upvotes on the question and $7$ upvotes on my answer (as of Dec 23 2013). In the spirit of ...
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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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Are my SE questions too difficult?

I hope it is OK to ask this like this here. I thought about asking on MO, but then I was warned because once I had a question that was not appropriate. I also was told once how my questions are not ...
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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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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 was my question unclear?

I wish to know why my question Analyzing a definition of average which uses a variation of the Lebesgue integral and measure? was closed for being unclear. I believe I have fully clarified my ...
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Why was my question made Community Wiki?

A question of mine was made Community Wiki without my permission and without so much as informing me. As I understand it, how Community Wiki posts work is that any reputation from them does not go to ...
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Was it necessary to delete these comments?

First time on Meta. I made (at least) two comments on this question, both of which were deleted. I can't remember which comment was made first. Some context to 'first comment': initially this ...
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How should I improve my question?

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Trouble with complex numbers within a given equation. Two things $1.~$ Is their anyway I can get this question off the "On hold" status ? ...
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Mysterious closure

If there are good reasons why several experienced users closed this question, then it is perfectly reasonable to expect that they can easily and quickly articulate their reasons. It would be ...
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Where did all the comments go?

Most of the comments on what I thought was a useful exchange on the (in my opinion, unjustified) closure of How to compute $(2^k)!\pmod{n}$ fast? just disappeared. How? Why?
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Why this question is deleted?

Here I have posted a problem which was down voted and deleted without noting how much tough the problem is. Also my account is disabled from questioning in math.stack website. Can you enable it again? ...
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Is this a really bad answer?

Edit: I can't delete this because it has an answer, so I'll just say that I'm pretty embarrassed by this whole epsidode. I was quite unfamiliar with the site at the time. OP: I don't know whether ...
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Strange demands for re-adding context

I'm unsure about the validity of the closure my question All integers from 1 to 73 are recorded in a sequence such that each number "This question is perfectly clear and requires no additional ...
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I am a new user and I don't exactly understand your rules. Can someone tell me why this is off-topic? [closed]

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Phantasmagoric fractals . How is this off topic?
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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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How to ask a question to the topic? [duplicate]

Many of my questions are marked off topic. This was extremely hard question and supposed to be done without any graphic calculator. It was voted off topic. It appears to me if I can't move at least ...
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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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Why was this question put on hold? [duplicate]

This question was put on hold. That was a most unfortunate decision: the accepted answer makes the unnecessary assumption that the base field is algebraically closed and invokes the absurdly ...
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Community wiki: really?

The 'community wiki' tag on the sister question doesn't seem to be appropiate by its definition, since neither the questions nor given answers are suitable for multiple editors - not at all. Is this ...
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Why isn't the batman question closed?

I was just curious to know, why the Batman question is not closed? As far I know, it provides no insight and no proof that the person did research before they posted the question. Are we just keeping ...
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Why was the soft question on “Maths at university” closed?

Why was the following question closed? https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/609099/maths-at-university/ I ask because it is a very natural question, and one which has the potential to be useful ...
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Why use repressive actions instead of constructive?

I posted two questions yesterday that was closed/put on hold. The question If $p$ is a prime then $p^2+26$ is not a prime was marked as a duplicate of On the primality of integers of the form $p^2+k$,...
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What makes this question a bad one?

I recently posted this question: Has this function been described/discussed? It received two downvotes, and no explanation on why it isn't a good question. It received one answer, which got one ...
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I had a question, but instead of answers I kept getting downvotes without any comments [closed]

so I asked this Question in the main SE: [I would appreciate If someone could translate the following for me. I want to know if it is coherent, thanks in advance. Or, instead of translating you can ...
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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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Why was my question taken negatively?

The question is here. It is currently closed as opinion based, with +2/-5, 1 vote to reopen and 1 vote to delete. I need help understanding this local disaster. As to close reason: I can easily ...
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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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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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Deleting this question

I'd like to delete this question that I asked yesterday. Not only did it receive a response that I'm genuinely unhappy with, but I don't want others to respond. I just want it gone. It seriously ...
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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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I asked a question on MSE, it was kinda long, but my own construct. I had written everything I knew, but people are discouraging me.

As I said in the title itself, I asked a question but it is being downvoted. I followed every guideline but still. If I am wrong then correct me? Why discourage. I am using the word discourage because ...
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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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Questions should not be closed as “primarily opinion-based” if the OP lacks understanding to know that it's primarily opinion-based in the first place [closed]

My question was closed as "primarily opinion-based," but I don't believe it was justified. If the OP lacks minimal understanding to know that a question is opinion-based, the community shouldn't vote ...
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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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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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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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What exactly is unclear about this question?

The following question was closed for being "unclear what you're asking": https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2141492/real-roots-to-cubic-equation As far as I can tell, this is a well-formulated ...
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What should I do if a user is malicious after providing an unhelpful answer? [closed]

About six months ago, I've asked a question to which a user replied with a comment which was intended as an answer, but wasn't mathematically correct. After he was told so, he concluded that I (it ...
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Very few statistics people here [closed]

Whenever I ask a statistics question, it takes people too long to comment on the question or answer it (if at all). All types of questions get answered directly except statistics questions (at least ...
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Is that question so bad and off-topic? [duplicate]

Is that question: https://math.stackexchange.com/q/2121387/378968 so bad that don't worth an answer? It was marked as off-topic, I edited it but nothing happened. If someone think it could be ...
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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 my comments were deleted from this question?

Why my comments were deleted from this question? I asked the OP the definition of the principal $n$-th root of $x$, where $x$ is a real number. I exchanged comments with the OP on that.
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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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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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What happened to my question asking about the integral closure of an algebra of finite type over the ring of algebraic integers?

What happened to my question asking about the following question? It seems to be deleted. Why if that is the case? Let $A$ be the ring of algebraic integers in a finite dimensional algebraic number ...
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A new approach to the Goldbach conjecture/ please re-open

I would like my question, "A new approach to the Goldbach conjecture", to be reopened. The reasons presented for closing do not make sense. Usually you are helpful and improve my questions. Someone ...

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