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I think the answer here is to be more selective in your questions. The site has to protect itself against getting bombed by low-grade questions from any particular user, hence the limit. (I'm not saying your questions are low-grade, I'm just making a case for the limit.) So only post a question if you feel that a good answer would really help you.


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Since this policy was announced, we have witnessed a shift in attitude from the moderators. No longer are users trusted to make their own decisions on what can be posted and what cannot, given their experience on this site. And no longer does SE respect and value its members, but rather uses intimidation and retalitatory measures such as timed suspensions ...


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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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You need to ask conceptual questions. Or, to put it another way: Only ask questions you would ask in a class with dozens of other students. Your questions are far too specific and narrow to be useful to anyone but yourself. A lot of people do think such questions are always bad for StackExchange. I don't necessarily agree with that, but I do think 50 such ...


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It has been said in the comments, but there is a chat (with no limit on the number of questions asked): https://chat.stackexchange.com/?tab=site&host=math.stackexchange.com Here is a List of chatrooms. What you should not do: Asking different questions in one post. Using multiple accounts.


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There has been a broad cultural shift on this website over the past several months (years? it's hard to evaluate when exactly it started getting bad, but I suppose this post is really the main turning point). Basically, the problem is being incredibly unwelcoming to users who are alleged to have "violated" rules vis-a-vis "context" or &...


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It's a good question, and one I have no universal response to. I dislike the flat "Yes, that's correct" response though I have used it. It's effectively meaningless. At best it is Proof by Authority. At worst? Well, many users here are heavily credentialed but it's all anonymous. I have seen many instances in which people confirmed entirely ...


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OP, I did a search. Most of your questions are about Math Olympiad problems I gather, is this right? The best way to learn math is to do your best to work though the problem yourself, and THEN ask for help after you have given it a good effort. If it seems that you are not able to get any of the questions, then this may be a sign that you need to go back to ...


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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 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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