Aloizio Macedo
Moderator
  • Member for 9 years
  • Last seen this week
2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire
48 votes

Aloizio Macedo Many moderator duties concern the removal of low quality content. Aside from this, what will you do to facilitate the creation of high quality content? To be honest, I do not ...

View answer
Is CRUDE healthy?
32 votes

CRUDE, as described in its description, is an incredibly helpful tool. There is nothing unhealthy about "feedback/discussion/requests of Close/Reopen/Undelete/Delete/Edit for questions and answers on ...

View answer
Is deleting a question while it is still on hold too quick?
26 votes

There's a lot to process here, from the question (and the examples therein), the comments and the answers. I'll try to divide this answer in order to organize my thoughts. First and foremost: Is ...

View answer
Comment etiquette: Should one delete a comment about a minor error after correction has been made?
Accepted answer
22 votes

Delete your comment, flag any associated comments for deletion. A toy example: User 1: "I think there is a mistake on the third paragraph. Not every $X$ is a $Y$!" User 2: "Sorry, I don't ...

View answer
2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
20 votes

Regarding actions by moderators, do you think that MathSE is (over/under)moderated? If so, can you elaborate on which aspects, why, and what would be your suggestions regarding this?

View answer
Close reason: "lack of research effort"
20 votes

Complementing Alexander's answer, a close reason of "lack of research effort" is, in my opinion, intrinsically bad for multiple reasons: it is impossible to ascertain how much research effort there ...

View answer
Improving other's questions via adding solution attempts in the question
19 votes

(What follows is my personal opinion. The mod team has not discussed this internally at length.) You say that "[you]'d like to explicate our community norms/policies about what sort of edits to ...

View answer
Quoted paragraph gets white
Accepted answer
18 votes

This is intended and there is no way to revert. For more information and discussion about the matter, see here. A quick summary of the motivation, found in the aforementioned post: We’re making a ...

View answer
Can I run a course project on Math.SE?
17 votes

The most important part of your question is not if we would allow it. The most important, and first question to make, is: "Would your university allow this kind of thing?". We cannot answer that, and ...

View answer
Why I am not able to ask questions?
Accepted answer
16 votes

It seems that you were automatically banned from asking. If you are indeed receiving the message that Martin mentions in the comments, you should read here for more information. Some points worthy of ...

View answer
What to do about extremely similar answers?
16 votes

I am of the opinion that this varies widely from case to case, and is very subjective. "Extremely similar" can be not so crystal clear. Sometimes, two answers with the same content have a different ...

View answer
Flag helpful, but post still completely visible?
Accepted answer
13 votes

My bad. I had just closed the question and did not go directly for deletion. But with respect to the general aspect of the meta post, a flag can actually be marked helpful yet no visible and/or ...

View answer
How to deal with refusal of editing?
Accepted answer
13 votes

First, answering the general question, I agree with Gerry: this seems like a perfect case for flagging for moderator attention. Now, specifically in this case: I think the issue has been dealt in a ...

View answer
Is asking for a specific reference to an article mentioned in an MSE question unacceptable?
Accepted answer
12 votes

No, it is not unreasonable. In fact, it is recommended to do so. Countless times a question has been made comprehensible/answerable even for simple matters such as correcting typos. The above is the ...

View answer
Should we encourage upvotes on more advanced questions, that are seemingly well written, even if you don't understand it?
Accepted answer
12 votes

First off, you explicitly mentioned this suggestion a while ago, and the community seemed to think it is valuable. That said, as the comments imply, it can be a little risky... but I don't think it ...

View answer
Two announcements: new "FAQ" and new "closure rules"
11 votes

After some discussion among the mod team, we've come to the proposal of changing the wording of the "off-topic: missing context" close reason. We plan to update the message to: This question is ...

View answer
Is there a way to communicate with the moderators about concerns other than ONE PARTICULAR posting?
10 votes

If it is a private matter, which is essentially equivalent to it being reporting what you perceive as problematic behaviour of someone, then flag. If it is not a private matter, use the Math's mod ...

View answer
Is it no longer considered OK to post a comment of more than 600 characters as an answer?
10 votes

First I must point out that this question is somewhat unclear. What do you mean by "post a comment of more than 600 characters (...)"? (Emphasis mine.) If "comment" means that I ...

View answer
How do I ask questions about a person's answer?
10 votes

In very specific situations, you could ask a new question on which you ask for clarification/explanation. But this is often not useful, since the issue is probably an oversight or minor ...

View answer
On bibliographic references.
10 votes

I think you yourself see the problem with the answer, as you prelude it with: If you have access to it, (...) As I understand, content in MSE should be as self-contained as possible. This "policy" ...

View answer
Why did my comment(s) get deleted?
Accepted answer
8 votes

"Now, I can understand the rationale behind the removal, since they largely (though not entirely) referred to parts of the answer no longer present." That is mostly it. Comments are (very) ...

View answer
How can I search questions asked a specific period of time?
Accepted answer
8 votes

There is information regarding this in the How do I search? page. You can do the following searches, for example: created:2014..2017 will return all questions which were created from 2014-01-01 ...

View answer
How to recognize and properly respond to a cat-and-mouse question
Accepted answer
8 votes

I think there are three scenarios which can prompt this: An incorrect copy of a question from a textbook/notes from a given class. The XY problem, as Asaf mentions in the comments. A question which ...

View answer
Wrongly closed question needs a better answer.
Accepted answer
7 votes

For future reference, questions which are "based on an invalid premise" are valid questions for being closed under "unclear what you're asking", so this is not a wrong closure, procedurally speaking. ...

View answer
I don't know how to proceed in this situation
7 votes

My take on the issue is: We (MSE, and SE in general) have a policy that whenever a question gets asked here, it belongs here in a sense, and it is subject to the standards we have here. This sort of ...

View answer
Why do even high reputation users do not pay attention on close votes?
7 votes

Before addressing the question itself, I must say the way you phrase your question seems adversarial and unwilling to debate. Specifically, your explicit question is: Can't we do anything and take ...

View answer
How does one handle books without errata?
6 votes

There is a related discussion about this kind of idea here. (Also look at the discussions referenced therein. For instance, there was the proposal of a tag regarding erratas.) Let me answer the ...

View answer
"We noted issues with the quality of your reviews. Please be more careful and critical in reviewing"
6 votes

The mod team periodically evaluates the review stats of the community to see if there are outliers with respect to some statistics, and we act upon those if we perceive problems. We understand that ...

View answer
Who Maximizes the Ratio of "People Reached" to "Questions Answered"?
Accepted answer
6 votes

I amalgamated some queries in order to get what OP wants: This query does what was requested. Some observations: It only counts undeleted answers; As was expected, without some lower bound on the ...

View answer
Help improving my question please?
6 votes

Your question still has a lot of issues in my point of view. For instance, certainly you don't mean $z=1$ in your first block quote. The notation $C[0,1]$ can also arguably be considered very ...

View answer