Brett Frankel
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Book recommendations
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As somebody who has recently recommended books I have not read (I did acknowledge that I had not read or completely read the books), I would like to say the following: I would justify my ...

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The new [0.999] tag
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The only advantage I see to having a tag like this is that I can add it to my 'ignored tags' list.

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Interested in a question which is closed because of "no effort". What to do?
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A lot of this discussion seems to hinge on the idea that we don't want to encourage PSQ's and homework problems with zero effort shown. But how often are these questions actually interesting? Re-...

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Retitling Questions: a modest proposal
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I think we should be more conservative about changing titles than retagging. It's reasonable to suppose that someone searching for an answer to a similar question will be thinking along the lines of ...

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CW-ikification: why?
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(1) The rep issue, as Asaf has described in detail. In particular, I'd rather not award rep for posting meta-mathematical questions. (2) The converse of (1):I'd be much more willing to downvote bad ...

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Questions asking for topic suggestions
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Personally, I'm okay with it. I agree with Pete Clark that math.SE might not be the optimal source of research topics, and that ideally a student will be guided by the course instructor. But then ...

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