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$\pi + e$ is irrational, I want to share but nervous.
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No, this is not the correct place to post your solution. At best this looks like self-righteous advertising, at worst spam. There are a few caveats and points for discussion here though. This is a Q&...

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Are answers that have no explanations useful?
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No. ${ }$

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How to properly align a fitch style proof on Math Exchange?
24 votes

Another option is to use the align environment \begin{align*}...\end{align*}, rather than the array environment. This environment has more flexibility with spacing, which is useful if you don't want ...

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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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This question is inspired by this meta question. The CURED chatroom (formerly CRUDE) is extremely active and plays a large role in closing and deleting questions and answers. Are you aware of this ...

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Is it no longer considered OK to post a comment of more than 600 characters as an answer?
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In the spirit of the question: This started life as more of an extended comment than an answer. I think it has morphed into an answer now though. Math.SE seems to be based around the idea that every ...

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Rapid replies and top-heavy voting
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I have heard at least one (quality) high-rep user say that they give a quick (but correct) answer to put down some sort of "ownage" on the question. They then edit this answer until it is full and ...

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How to increase traffic to the site?
20 votes

I do not consider this to be an issue. Mathematics is a Q&A site which just so happens to have an archive. However I use the archive in TeX, for example, more often than I would be willing to ...

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How to post follow up questions?
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Post a new question, linking back to the original with a brief explanation of how they are connected. Editing the old question is bad form, as it would require the existing answers to be re-written (...

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How to best start a "related bounty"?
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19 votes

The second option. You should not change the question in a major way, especially when you have answers. This is true even for old questions, like this one. If you want to ask a new (related) question,...

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Are my questions too niche or simply bad? How to improve attention to my questions?
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17 votes

Possibly your issue is with the tags. Often users will "follow" only a few tags. When you ask a question you need to choose the tags wisely so that the correct people will see your question; that is, ...

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Is it okay to re-ask a deleted question?
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I think you should wait a week, then re-ask the question. If you are going to re-ask a deleted question then you have to remember that it was closed for a reason. If a question is no-effort and no-...

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How do I get answers involving conceptual discussion instead of solutions?
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12 votes

If you are looking for a general method or asking about something more conceptual then say so clearly in the body of the question. Instead of stating a specific instance of your general problem and ...

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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection
11 votes

The CURED chatroom is extremely active and plays a large role in closing and deleting questions and answers, among other moderation activities. Are you aware of this chatroom? Do you think this ...

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Should I comment an old question or create a new one?
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10 votes

If your issue/confusion can be summarised in only a few lines, and if the author of the original answer is still active, then it is often better to first leave a comment on the relevant answer and ...

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Posting a question that I find interesting
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9 votes

There is a skill in asking questions, and I think these ones are particularly tough to ask properly. The main issue is that when you ask a question here you are asking it of people "ranked" above you....

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Does your decision to upvote/downvote depend on the current score?
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Yes. Three examples: Often, questions are closed for being poorly posed (because, for example, the OP didn't understand the site), but they are improved and re-opened. When this happens, I believe ...

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Answer to a short question that was already answered in comments
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An answer should answer the question, and so the comment from review is correct: "This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a ...

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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 07/2018 - 12/2020)
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Reopened This meta question has been closed as a duplicate: Can we please STOP closing and deleting old posts with answers? However, it is not a duplicate. The older question is about deleting ...

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Align text to right
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7 votes

This answer to a similar question (as linked to in the comments by Martin Sleziak) suggests the hack of $$\tag*{$\blacksquare$}$$, which looks like the following: ...and the proof is complete. $\...

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Interested in a question which is closed because of "no effort". What to do?
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I do not think any of the other answers have actually offer a solution to this problem. So I will offer one. It is, essentially, the second option from the question but with a twist or two. Step 1) ...

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Un-voting-to-close
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This has been resolved. You can now un-vote-to-close! Relevant meta.SO link: Can we have the ability to retract a close vote before it closes? It is also listed among Recent feature changes to Stack ...

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Should “specific-user” tag not be removed from Meta?
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I don't think the tag should be removed. It is useful for questions asking about the actions of a specific user, and how the community (and not "specific users") should or can respond. Such ...

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Please choose a font with a more distinctive 0 (zero)
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When writing I try to follow 3 rules. If followed, your 0 vs o is not an issue. Use math mode for maths. For example, if I have $10$ orangutangs and I buy $32$ more then I have $42$ orangutangs. ...

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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 01/2015 - 07/2018 )
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Reopened This question was closed as "off topic". It was originally just a statement of a problem, but not the OP has added some more detail and motivation. So I believe that it should be reopened.

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Reverted diagonal dots
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The $\LaTeX$ command you want is \iddots. However, this doesn't work with MathJax. Instead, you can use the following. \kern3mu\raise1mu{.}\kern3mu\raise6mu{.}\kern3mu\raise12mu{.} This gives $x^{x^{...

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Should I thank people when they post comments?
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5 votes

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 ...

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Inconsistent voting of questions with no effort from the OP
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I disagree with the other answer. As I see it, there are two schools of MSE-closures. There is the "we think this site should have only perfect questions and perfect answers" school, and there is the "...

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Is wikipedia a valid source to use on MSE?
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Try not to make links a major part of your answers, then you have nothing to worry about! For example, if you want to link to Terry Tao's blog, then link too it and include a nice quote from it or a ...

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Reputation Glitch
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5 votes

No bug - you have just hit the daily reputation limit (congratulations!). You have received 217 rep today. The maximum you can gain from votes is 200. The extra 17 comes from a +15 from someone ...

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A super easy way to get several gold badges
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The easiest way to get a Gold badge is to Vote early, vote often. Vote on 600 questions and you will get yourself a Gold badge, the Electorate Badge. This should take you 600/40=15 days. As a bonus ...

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