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This tag is used for questions that ask users to discuss an idea, concept, or problem in an abstract way. A discussion question may not necessarily have a clear-cut right or wrong answer and is often subjective. On Meta, you do not need to use community-wiki mode for subjective topics unless you are asking a "poll" question.

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Don't delete and repost; for one thing, you will deprive the people who already gave you answers of any reputation they gained from those answers, and you will make their work moot. Instead, edit the …
answered Mar 9 '12 by Arturo Magidin
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To answer the question actually posed in the body: to me, the homework tag signals that the question derives from homework, and as such that the answer should be couched didactically. Whether this mea …
answered Sep 30 '11 by Arturo Magidin
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Meta is for discussion of topics related to the main site. A perusal of the questions posted here will quickly show you that Meta is not the place to engage in discussions about mathematics, whether … and the site, then meta is definitely the place to do it Note, however, that a wide-ranging, open-ended discussion about mathematics is often not appropriate to either the main or the meta sites. If …
answered Nov 14 '11 by Arturo Magidin
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I would have thought that the second paragraph in the Homework Question FAQ addresses this: On the other hand, whether your learning institution (middle school, high school, college, etc.) and you …
answered Dec 10 '11 by Arturo Magidin
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This is related to the recent question on the inclusion of images of pages in questions. The answer, which in my opinion was quite reasonable, is that the question should contain enough context to be …
asked Mar 21 '11 by Arturo Magidin
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By the time I got there, the post had been "edited" a dozen times, and the comments still visible were as they currently are above my first comment (one comment by Theo, two by joriki, one by mixedmat …
answered May 29 '11 by Arturo Magidin
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I've expanded an old answer to include a general discussion of how to solve integrals by partial fractions. Before I add it to the list of abstract duplicates, I'd appreciate corrections and suggestions, and also opinions on whether this is a good abstract duplicate answer or not. …
asked Mar 4 '12 by Arturo Magidin
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The fact that your third example is a common exercise in real analysis and measure theory does not mean, by itself, that it is not set theory; it means that it is a result that analysis and measure th …
answered Nov 8 '10 by Arturo Magidin
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I've edited the question and the answer. I also added it to the List of generalizations of common question, and have flagged it for moderators to turn it into a community wiki.
answered Mar 7 '12 by Arturo Magidin
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My inclination is to make them synonyms, if that works as you describe (people who tag a question as "counting" simply get it automatically re-tagged). At least right now it doesn't seem like the cou …
answered Dec 11 '10 by Arturo Magidin
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something we should try to avoid?" rather than "is what X is doing okay with people?"). The point is to try to keep the discussion dispassionate and objective, and to try to not import any emotion that …
answered May 8 '12 by Arturo Magidin
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If your answer has anything that the posted answer does not have (goes over some point you find or found particularly troublesome, expands on something, adds something), by all means, add the answer. …
answered Jan 31 '11 by Arturo Magidin
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general discussion than a specific one. I can't say I have an algorithm, more a heuristic, very similar to the one I use in person with students when they come to office hours: sometimes I give them hints, sometimes I walk them through solutions. …
answered May 26 '12 by Arturo Magidin
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The user Arash has made some rather strange edits as of this afternoon. Three questions that had been asked before and answered were edited: A question about a characterization of local rings that …
asked Dec 15 '10 by Arturo Magidin
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A slight shortcut to Aryhabhata's answer (two clicks instead of 3): if you click on the arrow to the left of your name at the top of the pages, the drop-down menu includes a line "Revisions", with dai …
answered Mar 21 '12 by Arturo Magidin

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