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Reopened I asked a question about an identity involving large uniform random numbers here: Prove that $\lim_{m \to \infty} (\lceil m U \rceil -mU ) \sim U(0,1)$. The question is part of a larger theme of questions around proving a general result about point processes. I intend to write a paper on this topic and want to link these questions in the paper. It ...


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The core problem is over-editing. It is best addressed by self-control of those doing the editing not by technical hurdles that can get in the way of legitimate edits and also can be worked around. The time-limit would need to be much longer to have any relevant impact. In a way it is better to have a couple edits within a few minutes than those edits spread ...


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You are over-focusing on one aspect here that is not even the main problem. The edit was a bit pointless at best and unhelpful at worst. This is independent of the mechanics of the queues. The question is unclear and more broadly unsuitable for the site before and after your edit. Your edit does not really improve the question in that it does nothing to ...


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You can have as many accounts as you'd like. But they must act as one. In particular, what you wouldn't do with one account, you shouldn't do with the other. It's not that it's against the rules as much as it is a type of self promotion that is not great. So overall, please don't do that.


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Most assuredly not. Good questions get downvoted and closed all the time. Often questions are closed by some upstanding member of the community who read it for half a second, read some other question that seemed vaguely similar for another half-second, and decided to close it without doing due diligence. Some people will downvote or close simply because they ...


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Reopened Please consider reopening this question Find the range of values of $θ$, such that $θ\in[0,2π]$ for which $(\cosθ,\sinθ)$ lies inside a triangle this question is completely understandable as all the equations are now written in math JAX also it might have happened that people who were unable to solve the question have reported it. This question is ...


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This is not really an answer to the question whether this type of questions would be on-topic. But I still wanted to add some useful pointers in an answer rather than leaving them just in comments. The software automatically creates various list of questions. In the situation you describe, you might look mainly on the linked questions. For the topic you ...


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Undeleted RKHS of functions vanishing at single point Asker deleted the question soon after receiving an answer. The question is homework-like, but the asker showed a decent effort in my view. I didn't vote to undelete since the answer is mine, and I wanted to see what others think.


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Here's a quick'n'dirty do it yourself: Click on the clock icon at the top left of the answer. Right click on the "Timeline for …" line near the top and grab the link URL. Paste it into a Answers_That_I_Want_To_Revisit file, possibly with a comment.


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Editing Closed Questions If a question has been closed, the first edit of that question made within five days of closure will place that question to be placed in the "Reopen" review queue. Subsequent edits will not return a closed question to the queue. Hence the first edit made to a closed question is very important in the life of that question: ...


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I do not have real answers to your questions, but perhaps I can at least give some pointers to some data. Traffic depending on the hour of day As I have mentioned in the comments, there are some related posts on this meta: Is there a way to find out when the traffic on math.se is the heaviest? or Best time to ask a question. There are also these feature ...


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From the FAQ What are the reputation requirements for privileges on sites, and how do they differ per site? at Meta Stack Exchange (specifically, see the section titled "Privileges not tied to a specific threshold"): For every 1,000 reputation after gaining the moderator-tools privilege, you gain another delete vote. (Delete votes are capped at 30 ...


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The first few are understandable. But I only understood the last one in the gold box after staring at it for a while. My issue was that there are in fact two(or more) separate equalities being asserted on the same line. The line break on mobile makes it especially bad. There is a line break on mobile because this is what Mathjax does to \displaystyle maths ...


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I can share my own heuristics, first with respect to Questions in the First Posts Review Queue, then with respect to Answers that show up either there or in the Late Answers Review Queue. For Question Reviews When a Question makes no sense, I use the "very low quality" option. I find a range of such posts, from "keyboard banging" to word-...


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The Community user is mostly a token in a data base. The edits done by the community user are for the most part suggested edits that were proposed and approved by users. In rare cases SE starts some automated mass edit and that is also attributed to this user. Other than that actions by deleted user accounts get transferred to Community user. It is also ...


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In this case the problem is that the score of the post is too high for being deleted in this form. The idea is that apparently there are some that find value in the contribution and so it maybe should be kept after all. The score at the end of the review is not predictable in advance. In any case, the exercises was not pointless. It is now a "disputed ...


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A week has passed since this post, and I'd like to leave some useful pointers for everyone, which I think will help everyone continue to have a positive experience in the site, and keep the community healthy. If you already commented a post regarding the EoQS and the behavior did not change, do not rinse and repeat. Please leave further interaction to the ...


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That question has no deleted answers. Being able to see deleted posts is something that you get when your reputation reaches $10\,000$; see here.


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Both the questions referenced by you above have been deleted following their linking to the CURED chatroom (I did the linking, so I'll answer this as well). But I'll say a few more things. If you have a doubt on the quality of a particular question , then you can take a look at the current close vote and up/downvote count of the question, and once again ...


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Let us turn it around, what does "Question on probability" convey? The "Question on" is redundant. Everything here ought to be a question. It is not as if we had different types of threads and you had to signal this one is about a question, as opposed to being a review of a book, or announcing a seminar, etc. Further, the "...


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In the past, when a question was marked as a duplicate, the body of the question was automatically edited to insert a link to the duplicate question. Unfortunately, this leaves meta commentary in the body of the question. Meta comments don't belong in questions (or answers) and so this behaviour was changed (quite a while ago---the change was before my ...


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Reopened Please consider reopening this Question, which was closed for lack of context. Yet the original opening paragraph gives the following context: I have a young group of kids (30) playing soccer and they need to be put into 6 teams of 5 players for each round of matches. All 6 teams play at the same time on adjoining fields. I make a point of ...


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In mathematics the proper name is Dehn twist. The comment is perhaps unfortunate but orthogonal to the usual jargon.


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No, you shouldn't thank each of them with an individual comment. This is because if, as you say, there are 5 people who helped you then you would be posting 5 comments, which is a lot of noise. You are better upvoting the helpful comments, and maybe also posting a general "thanks!" comment, which they can read if they want to*. There are a number ...


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While parts of the modal can be customized per site, this link is not one of the things that can be customized, so I've declined this request. It looks like Martin has requested that it be customizable but I think the easier ask would be for us to find a better network-wide option, such as the help center article about searching. It seems like it makes sense ...


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Questions that have clear research efforts do occasionally get downvotes. I don't have much explanation for this other than the down-voters either did it on accident (as was suggested in the comments), or they just didn't like the question. I have some personal experience with this. Perhaps it is the style of questions which I ask, but nearly every question ...


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As mentioned in the comments, it seems very likely that you are talking about a deleted account. An account with userid 900638 called Waybig is still displayed in Google Cache, but not on the site. Since the deletion seem to be rather recent, you could check your favorites using this SEDE query: Questions favorited by a specific user. (The questions won't be ...


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Personally, I am an undergraduate mathematics major. As you can see, I haven't answered (or even asked) many questions on this site. Most of the questions that I can answer get closed before I can answer them. However, I don't think I am a typical MSE user. Judging by the sophistication of the questions on this site, I would guess that most MSE users are ...


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In your particular case: yes, they should be removed. As a general rule: No. If the comments (answers for that matter) are helpful and linking other sites contributes to that helpfulness, no.


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You can raise a flag on that question and request dissociation. While the moderators cannot do it themselves, there is a standard procedure for asking one of the Community Managers to do that. Presumably you can also contact SE directly and ask for that, but it seems unnecessary. Do note, however, that this is not a mechanism for "shedding downvotes&...


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No, simply posting a screenshot of something, circling bits, and saying "help" (to paraphrase your second paragraph) is not acceptable. It's pretty much the definition of a PSQ -- problem-statement question. First off: by posting screenshots you're making the body of your post effectively unsearchable, which is detrimental to the site's goals, and ...


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Related on MSO: Are blatantly wrong answers very low quality? Short answer: wrong answers are not very low quality. That's what downvotes are for. Wrong answers are actually beneficial to the site if they're downvoted (ideally with comments explaining why they're wrong) - that way they can serve as a warning to others against making a similar mistake. In the ...


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To answer the titular question:   The likelihood that a question with 2021 is from a current contest is $1-\dfrac1{2021}$. Well, we all know that this likelihood was already quite high even before Math SE came around, and it only increases over time for questions on Math SE, since cheaters have found (empirically) that they can get away with a large fraction ...


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Yes, you should flag low quality content. But you should use the standard flags, i.e. "Very low quality" and "Not an answer" (when applicable) or "This question should be closed" (when applicable). These flags will push the post into the review queues where they can be reviewed by users and acted upon. You, in this case, used a ...


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