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Is there anything to improve in this post? Yes. A lot. Remove your commentary about the downvotes. Remove your commentary about the close votes. Move your comment about the cross-posting to a footnote at the bottom of your post. Remove your pre-emptive response to people judging your post. State the homework question in full. There is no benefit—and ...


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The tooltip for downvotes says "this question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful." Not taking the time to formulate the question well often indicates a lack of research effort, definitely makes the question less clear, and wastes everyone's time because then potential answerers have to spend time deciphering the question ...


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Poorly worded questions that have some grain of interest in them get clarified either by comments (and the help/updating by OP) or downright editing. Or end up closed as duplicates.


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Isn't this just a form of gatekeeping, where you only get to ask a question about mathematics if you've already learnt enough of mathematics to rigorously formulate your problem? This question seems to be built on some rather binary thinking: either (the question asserts) a question remains open and the asker is helped when people post answers, or the ...


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