Srivatsan
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On the inclusion of pages-of-text-as-images in answers
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Answers are meant to be enlightening and useful, but not necessarily original. As long as the sources are properly attributed, I do not find any issues in posting an excerpt from a textbook as an ...

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What happened to the interesting question about $L_1$ approximation of $x^n$?
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For the sake of having an answer: The post was deleted by the OP --- presumably in response to a comment suggesting that the result must be in any standard textbook on approximation theory. It is now ...

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Downvoting for no stated reason is abusive
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I agree with the sentiment that downvoters should ideally explain their votes. My posts haven't been voted down too often, but whenever I see anonymous downvotes, I usually request an explanation ...

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What does the new "helpful flags" field in the profile page count?
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I figured out the answer myself: my interpretation was wrong. In fact, the 20 corresponds to the sum of all the helpful flags: 17 helpful mod attention flags + 1 post marked offensive + 2 helpful ...

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