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I have been banned from asking questions, what should I do?

You're lucky today. Some users upvoted a few of your better questions, and that was sufficient to lift the ban. For the time being, at least. But you are certainly still close to the ban-threshold, ...
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How to deal with ignored answers

I don't really think that deleting your answers because no-one has reacted to them is the greatest use of your time, to be honest. There's little cost to the site to keep your answers available, and ...
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Where can I find questions I can answer as a high school student?

Good tags for you might include algebra-precalculus. quadratics, trigonometry, calculus, matrices, and linear-algebra. Maybe you don't feel comfortable answering calculus or linear-algebra questions (...
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How to deal with ignored answers

I'd normally leave a comment under the question, asking the OP if they had read my answer, and if they have any troubles understanding it or need me to elaborate on some parts. If the OP hasn't been ...
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What to do if there are two contradicting answers?

You have several options: You can do your own research based on the information gained, to check what is correct and what is not correct. You can ask the authors for further clarification, as ...
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Sharing a non open access paper

The abstract of the specific 1979 paper you asked about is written in French, so it would be helpful to identify whether "open access" is so much a barrier to discussion here as content ...
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Advice on closing questions as duplicates

It is definitely a judgement call - so various users might have various views on a specific question. One issue is whether you consider this a question about the inequality $$\frac{x}{y^3+2xyz} + \...
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Where can I find questions I can answer as a high school student?

In addition to @mixedmath's answer, using search terms is also super useful: a search query like this gets the most recent questions tagged with either (algebra-precalculus) or (trigonometry). You ...
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What is the right place (on stackexchange) to ask questions concerning mathematical writing?

Regarding your third bulleted question, for example, a search on the Mathematics Stack Exchange website for the word triplet "proposition theorem lemma" brings up some useful answers here, here, and ...
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Where can I find questions I can answer as a high school student?

It's most likely the case that any easy question (that is, of course, relative) is answered extremely fast and if you want a chance at answering it then you need to just have the site open so that you ...
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How to begin working on a problem?

Having looked at the comments both here and on the related topic linked in the question: I think that "I have no clue where to start with this" has an immediate answer: Start by identifying what you'...
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What to do when receiving an unsuitable but still relevant answer?

If it doesn't actually answer the question as posed: flag it as "not an answer". It might be moveable to a comment, otherwise it's screed that should be removed. Interesting screed, but screed ...
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The Efficacy of Mathematics Stack Exchange

One of my questions has a number of good answers which I have not accepted. That's this question, which is a "Big List, Soft Question, Community Wiki" type - further contributions are welcome, but ...
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