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This is perhaps a little slanted towards the user who answered the question. Here goes: I've been caught between a temptation to answer and a desire to close before, and I agree it can be an uncomfortable place to be! If only the asker had taken the time to write a better question, but alas, here you are, with a solution burning a hole in your pocket and a ...


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I can't comment on the mathematics of your question because I don't know logic, but I can critique your writing. Is there something offensive in the style of my writing? I wouldn't say your writing is offensive, but you need to work on clarity and brevity. To me, the question reads a lot like a direct transcription of from your own notes, or even a ...


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Good evening! I am of the opinion that social throat-clearing, salutations, and other little niceties are mostly inappropriate on Math SE. Questions should be to the point, and avoid chit-chat. The goal here is to have a repository of knowledge. The original authorship and social lubrication is irrelevant to this goal, hence these kinds of comments don't ...


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The proposal was fine. By now a moderator changed the tag. Also note that there was one positive review too. (It was declined 2 vs 1.) It's hard to know what exactly happened. Maybe the reviewers disagreed that changing the tag is relevant enough for an edit (in my opinion, it is, at least in clear cases like this). Or maybe they did not realize that ...


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I would like to summarize the key takeaways from this meta thread here. I will be brief (as I am not an expert meta poster, see my meta profile if you need proof). So here it goes: If you vote to close a question then don't answer it even if you feel that the math involved is interesting and gives you a high. Show patience while voting to close and if you ...


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First, do no harm is a good place to start. If the OP believes in something and invokes that in their gratitude without harming anyone, leave it be. If your own beliefs are such that you are intolerant of others and/or their beliefs then there is potentially a problem for you personally to resolve. If OPs beliefs are problematic and their gratitude ...


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As said already in general, including material not related to the subject matter of the post is discouraged. Even though, historically, this site was actually more lenient than other SE sites regarding this. In that sense, removing salutations, signatures, and alike is in principle always alright. For example there is a script in place that auto-deletes "...


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I am promoting my comments to an answer, as this came up again in CURED again today. My flowchart is as follows: Is the question of sufficient quality to keep on the site? Yes. Go to step 2. No. If a question is of low-quality, then vote-to-close for lack of quality (e.g. vote one of "needs context", "unclear", "too broad", etc). If a question is not of ...


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