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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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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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I disagree that this is only a simple yes/no question. Well the ultimate answer is either yes or no, but you do need justifications. Think, for example, if some user posted another answer saying "No, the “cosets” in his notation are not the orbits under the right-action of $H$" Then what should we do? How can we judge which answer is correct? In ...


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It has not been removed, but if a question is already in the Close Vote review queue, you can't flag it as Very Low Quality anymore. The 'negative' review result for questions in the Low Quality Posts is a vote/flag to close, so it's better to have the question in the right queue (Close Votes) immediately. Also, if a post is at least seven days old, it's not ...


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In fact, in the blue box, the users are arranged in ascending order of their user ID. To verify this, one might move the mouse over the link of each user. That would display a tooltip text showing the URL of the user profile. The user ID appears in the middle of the URL.


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As stated in the question here, the interaction would not be appropriate for Math SE. If a question is unclear, community members should use the comments to ask for clarification, and to help the asker improve their question. The ideal interaction is Asker: Please help me to prove X. Commenter(s): I don't understand the question. Can you please explain?...


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I am asking now for an official moderator policy: should answers to PSQs be deleted or not? Or is it up to the mod, and it's ok to flag them? Or should they not even be flagged? We of course contact user that consistently answer PSQs, but I do not think we have a policy regarding deleting answers to PSQs, and I am not entirely sure we need one: if the ...


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Yes, absolutely! All relevant information must be included in the question. Comments are temporary, and are intended to help improve the question or to leave minor or transient information. Relevant content or context should not be left in the comments. Instead, the information should be added to the question. Then, flag the comments as 'no longer needed'...


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One note I'll add to the discussion in comments(!): StackExchange explicitly intends that comments are temporary. By this metric, any information that's in a comment should not be considered part of the question and shouldn't be factored in to evaluating the quality of a question, because it could evaporate at any time. If it's good information then it would ...


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This happens when several of your questions are not well-received by the community. Some things to consider for your next questions: Don't ask a question and answer it later that day. Self-answering is good, but don't ask a question too fast, without researching yourself thoroughly well enough. Do not delete any of your questions. Deleted questions still ...


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