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While making a hard and fast rule for every kind of 'unpleasant flavor text' is impossible, I think for cases like the post in question it's rather simpler. Terms like rape, assault and murder are never necessary to convey the mathematical content of a question. Further, these terms are going to be off-putting for a fair portion of the audience. For a ...


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There is no clear-cut answer to this. Let me try to outline some principles. There is no need to tolerate gratuitous reference to violence, crime and alike. More broadly there is no need to tolerate intentionally provocative wordings that are used for the sake of it. That being said if something comes up naturally I think we should not overdo the editing. As ...


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There needs to be an analysis of whether this year's EQOS changes have improved the site or damaged it, and to what extent. If a large part of the community identified a problem and felt something should be done, have the changes been successful or is this more an example of this is something, so we must do this? The key question is whether fewer bad ...


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To answer the reformulated question, I think that problems proposed in a journal do not fall under the contest problem policy. The point of those problems is not to rank solvers, it is to share interesting problems and promote discussion, which posting on MSE only helps with. Added later: I think the biggest supporting reason for my position is that, while ...


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I'm not involved in the site much anymore and don't know much about CRUDE or EoQS. I do know that the very low signal-to-noise ratio (with most questions being of the form "do this homework problem for me," and most effort going to answering these questions while more specialized, research-level questions get Tumbleweeds) is the main reason I ...


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I don't really know you personally J.G., but I do know that you have helped me and so many other users with their questions and sources of confusion. In my opinion, there is no doubt that you are an extremely valuable contributor, regardless of any mistakes that you may have made. I will miss you on this site, and I am sure many others will miss you too. ...


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Let's see what are the options: Delete the answer, leave the question open. Delete the answer, lock the question. Don't delete the answer, lock the question. Don't delete anything, just let it be. Delete everything. Clearly (4) and (3) are opening the door for further cheating by anyone who sees the solution. And clearly (1) may very well attract more ...


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