I have come to understand that this site is mostly used by researching mathematicians. I'm a math undergrad, but I have a few questions I'd like to ask researching mathematicians regarding approaching higher mathematics. Would such questions be acceptable?

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    $\begingroup$ I think you should rather try math.stackexchange.com. -- While on this site occasionally soft questions are welcomed, it is probably not advisable for a new user to start with a soft question, or even to ask several such questions in quick succession. $\endgroup$
    – Stefan Kohl Mod
    Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 11:42
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    $\begingroup$ Generally no. But you should have listed your questions here because you're potentially being too non-specific for us to give productive answers. I second Stefan Kohl's comment. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 11:42
  • $\begingroup$ The kind with hard answers (sic)! $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 11:59
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    $\begingroup$ Tommy, what are your questions? $\endgroup$
    – Gil Kalai
    Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 13:20

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