Stella Biderman
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Do we really want (discrete-mathematics) $\to$ (combinatorics) synonym?
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I am against this synonym. Although many discrete math problems are also combinatorics problems, and depending on your definition it might be that all combinatorics problems are discrete math problems,...

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List of comment templates
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Gender Neutral Language Not everyone who does mathematics is a man. Consider using gender neutral language such as "they" and "person" instead of "he" and "sir" when talking about other users. Not ...

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Tag management 2016
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Resolved: manually removed from all questions. (antipodal) seems too specific and unused to be worth having.

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Should Tau be an alias or a separate tag?
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Don't tag things $\tau$. Tag them $\pi$ instead.

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Users who are only interested in final answers
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The best way to respond to low quality content is to downvote and leave a comment explaining why. You can't do anything to make someone who fundamentally doesn't care, and trying to seems like an ...

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Do questions about 'graph theory' belong here?
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I would suggest the following guidelines for algorithms, graph theory, and Theory of Computation questions: If you need to tell us what language you're using, it belongs on stackoverflow. If your ...

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Should we encourage upvotes on more advanced questions, that are seemingly well written, even if you don't understand it?
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I think that the general guidelines for "asking a good question" on this site are nearly content agnostic. I might write a horribly thought out and poorly reasoned question about category theory which ...

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Should we make a small prize for the millionth question?
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No, we shouldn't do this because there doesn't seem to be any good reason to. What would be the purpose of such a thing? It would be given out roughly randomly, which seemingly defeats the point of ...

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Voting to close after someone answered
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Just because a question can be contextualized in an answer doesn't mean that the original question had the proper context. Answers have no bearing on the content of a question, and it is not a defense ...

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The birthday tag
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Alternative Idea: Abstract Duplicates I've sampled from the tag and by-and-large the questions I've looked at look like minor variations on a single question rather than meaningfully different ...

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Symbols in use on this site?
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The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX is also an excellent reference for symbols and typesetting.

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Answer/Comment Etiquette
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Hints can be acceptable answers, when the hint sketches the idea of the answer but omits details. This is a particularly common approach to calculus questions that look like common homework problems ...

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Cannot find how to write infinity
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We use MathJax formatting on this site. By and large, symbols are the same as they are in LaTeX. LaTeX has a number of excellent resources, including DeTexify which allows you to draw symbols and then ...

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Should we add external searches in some help pages about search?
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I think that this is a good suggestion and that we should add this information to the help center. I think that knowing how to use google parameter searches is an important part of using this site to ...

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Questions with little traction here that could benefit from migrating to MathOverflow
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I would recommend cross posting over migration, both because then you don't have to worry about time limits and because you get more exposure that way. I have done this once (I've only ever posted 11 ...

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Should I add MathJax formatting to posts with plain text math?
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I agree with the posted comments to avoid only making trivial changes, such as 7 to $7$ with no other post improvement, but if it contains equations that you're making more legible, then this is a ...

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Can a user be encouraged to repost a deleted question?
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As mentioned in the comments, you can always contact the user via chat. If the question was deleted due to a bad reception or formatting frustration on the part of the OP, then contacting them via ...

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Is asking for a proof to be written on topic?
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This seems to me to be precisely the kind of question we at Math SE love to answer. To receive the best response, please include the context of the question, such as where it came from, what level ...

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The way questions appear on the site
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This is purely coincidental, assuming that you aren't filtering by any particular tag. Newest questions are sorted by activity.

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Proof Explanation - Post update.
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If the three questions can be answered independently, then I would encourage you to make three different posts. Also you called this "spamming" I don't see any reason why it's a bad thing. I would ...

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