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Posting 'Solved' Questions

Yes, That's why there is such option, what's not allowed will not be allowed,and since you have the option, it is allowed! It will not only be helpfull to others, but also change the reputation as ...
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A question has been closed as not being about mathematics

The question was closed with the close reason "This question is not about mathematics, within the scope defined in the help center." The close reason states that the question is out of ...
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How to highlight important points of your text?

How about something like this? $$ \bbox[yellow,5px,border:3px solid black] { \substack{\\ \large\text{Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut} \\ \...
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What is the goal of MSE?

(writing this from new user, but I have some experience on this in other SE's and MSE in the recent years) I believe that any change that is imposed from "above" will ultimately be ...
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Enforcement of Quality Standards

The real problem with so-called low quality questions and answers (which are often duplicates) is that the incentive system is set up to encourage it. If a user has several tens or hundreds of ...
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What is the goal of MSE?

MSE exists to sustain itself in a condition of stasis. It does not exist for the benefit of its users. It does not exist for the benefit of those who need to get help with their studies. It does not ...
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Tag management 2022

New tag suggestions: "class-theory" for questions about foundations of set theory from the point of view of the various class-theoretical extensions of axiomatic set theory (Morse-Kelley, ...
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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 01/2022 - today)

Undeleted, closed, deleted by regular users Please vote for reopening this question: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/4410226. See the edit history at https://math.stackexchange.com/posts/...
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Enforcement of Quality Standards

My concern, while related to another answer, is the timing of such things. I have seen many times in the past on others', and again today even on an answer I gave, a near-rabid rapid descent of the ...
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What does "low quality contributions" mean and who decides this?

I think this is a good question. There is definitely a capriciousness to EoQS, that does not seem to be acknowledged by Moderation: EoQS: The goal is to have a repository of high-quality answers to ...
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Valid edit suggestion to a post was rejected.

Some thoughts in point form Personally you are not that far from 2000 rep, at which point you will be able to unilaterally make edits. So the most practical advice IMO would be to get to 2000 rep, ...
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Posting 'Solved' Questions

I approve of (and have used) the approach: "I know a solution to the following question. I would be interested in seeing other solutions. If necessary, I will post my solution after enough time ...
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Posting 'Solved' Questions

The FAQ on Meta Stack Exchange is pretty clear on this. Yes! There are already numerous posts that answer their own questions. There's nothing wrong with it. It's even been encouraged since the very ...
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What does "low quality contributions" mean and who decides this?

"Low quality contributions" usually signifies a suspension for disregarding the guidelines for asking good questions, either on the asking side or answering side (EoQS). It can also be given ...
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Duplicates allowed from years ago, but mine are not

Positive aspects of duplicates One can also look at the positives when a question is closed as a duplicate. When asking a question on Mathematics Stack Exchange, the OP is usually interested in ...
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What does "low quality contributions" mean and who decides this?

There have been certain categories of questions which have been decided by certain users of the site to not be engaged with answers. The users you've mentioned have not paid heed to such policy shifts ...
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Duplicates allowed from years ago, but mine are not

I too was frustrated by this effect earlier, and, I think I can give a plausible explanation. For a new question, there are more people seeing it than an old one. Since the statement of intent of the ...
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What is the goal of MSE?

There are three main categories of questions which I feel are worth talking about: Conceptually deep questions which can't be answered from standard books Conceptually deep questions which can be ...
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What should we do when posts look too much like an exam question?

There's a huge difference between the policies of each university regarding online exams. At the institution where I'm currently studying, students are asked to join a zoom session with cameras that ...
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Why can't I edit a new question in place of a duplicate?

If you have a new question, ask it in a new post. It is inappropriate to replace a closed post with a different question, particularly when others have taken time to comment and/or answer the initial ...
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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 01/2022 - today)

Reopened The question Are there any usages for growth rate that are relatively easy to show? was closed for not providing context. The context is brief but clear, including mention of growth rates and ...
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What should we do when posts look too much like an exam question?

Some context for my answer: I am a professor at a small university in the US, and I was burned very badly by the need to administer remote exams in the last year due to COVID-19. I caught a ...
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What should we do when posts look too much like an exam question?

The goal of Math SE is to create a repository of high-quality questions about mathematics with corresponding high-quality, authoritative answers. We do not have the capacity nor the mandate to police ...
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What should we do when posts look too much like an exam question?

"How to avoid that someone provides a complete solution to exam questions too early?" Perhaps the same as for homework questions; there has been discussion of that problem here. Some of our ...
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Should the tag [soft-question] be blacklisted, after the EOQS?

The usage guidance for soft-question says this: For questions whose answers can't be objectively evaluated as correct or incorrect, but which are still relevant to this site. Please be specific about ...
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Tag management 2022

Merge the tags economics and mathematical-economics under the umbrella economics. The latter has only recently been created and is not distinct from the former, at least not from reading the tag ...
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Asking hint for a problem

The idea behind this forum is to get authoritative answers to specific questions. So, simply asking for a hint is inappropriate (a hint can hardly be seen as an authoritative answer), and more so if ...
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