Sarvesh Ravichandran Iyer
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How many actual mathematicians are here?
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43 votes

As Paramanand says aptly in the comments : The fact that you get high quality answers is more important than the information that the answerer is/is not a professional mathematician. First, I will ...

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The unofficial 2021 elections nomination post
39 votes

In the last election, Paramanand Singh missed out in a closely fought race with Xander Henderson. For sure, if they are available, they should be contesting this time. That's because one can see their ...

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Why do high rep, long time users answer duplicate or too similar questions on book recommendations?
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30 votes

I am a long-time user, been on the site for $59$ months, and have a reputation just above $57,000$ on the main site. I have made a fair share of mistakes on the site, both in my answers, as well as ...

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Matching level of answer to level of question
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Let me tell you I completely agree with you. Somewhere I feel that we do reject questions too early due to lack of clarity or context. However, each time one such question comes up, I use a bunch of ...

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Is something wrong with the reasoning behind my answer?
16 votes

first of all let me give you a warm welcome to MSE. You seem to have warmed to MSE better than most new users. I am sure you will keep growing as a contributor. There will be bumps along the way, but ...

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Do the Lifejacket and Lifeboat badges encourage bad behaviour?
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13 votes

The StackOverflow blog post containing details on the introduction of these badges, is here. As the writer Jon says, These badges reward reversing the score of a negative question by answering it in ...

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An apology to this site (including a heart-felt "thank-you" note)
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Apology accepted. Yes, there are things that could have been done better, and they are mentioned by the truck load in the comments above. But, to err is human, to forgive divine. Besides, the ...

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Is it useful to the community to post questions without having had formal training in mathematics?
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As regards to the question in your title : yes, yes, yes. A big yes. It is very useful to post questions despite having no formal training in mathematics. Having said that, it seems that many of your ...

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Questions from elementary beginners
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10 votes

First of all, thank you very much for attempting to educate your student about the guidelines and how to ask a question here. I sincerely hope we can help you and them grow as contributors. On ...

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Proper action for a "thank you" answer that may have some useful content?
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8 votes

I think a lot of users take self-answering for granted. What implicitly happens while writing a self-answer, is that we have a certain context which we implicitly place on other users, and then write ...

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Should I delete my answer to a downvoted and closed question?
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7 votes

Both the questions referenced by you above have been deleted following their linking to the CURED chatroom (I did the linking, so I'll answer this as well). But I'll say a few more things. If you have ...

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What to do if I like the question in a post but the post is presented in a bad quality.
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I think I must answer this question , piecing together a couple of things from my comments and other experiences that I've had on this site. I'll put it in a table format. I'll answer the more general ...

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In search of a possibly deleted question
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Heeding to the request of Martin, I'll reproduce the question verbatim and provide a link to it. First, a couple of failed attempts. This question wasn't visible in the "recently deleted" ...

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Unanswered Question on Which I Would Like Help
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3 votes

So the question is up and running here. It has two up votes and 20 views as of the time of writing (and 5 up votes and 51 views after some more time), and seems to be good! Criterion that I requested ...

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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 01/2021 - 12/2021)
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Reopened I come here for this question. The background of this question is as follows : it initially contained a single supporting statement along with the problem statement. It was closed , then the ...

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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 01/2021 - 12/2021)
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Reopened This question is what I'm seeking to address. OP visited CURED, and I asked them for context and they've added it (source + definitions + partial attempt), in my opinion. I think this has ...

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