# Linked Questions

26 questions linked to/from Requests for reopen and undelete votes for on-hold, closed, and deleted questions

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### Why was “Is it meaningful to work on convergencies, integration, etc. on the Zariski topology?” closed?

This post is about the question Is it meaningful to work on convergencies, integration, etc. on the Zariski topology? It is an interesting, relevant question which attracted two excellent answers. The ...

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### I fixed my question. Can it please be taken off hold now?

Yesterday I asked a question on parameterizations of knotted surfaces in $\mathbb R^4$. After I stated in the comments that I wanted the question to be kept to the case of a general surface, the ...

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### User retention rates on MathOverflow

A two-input table :
First input : number of users with more than $500, 1000, 2500, 5000$ or $10000$ reputation points.
Second input : number of users not seen for more than $1/12, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2$ or $...

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### How could I have better clarified my question?

I seem to keep getting my posts put on hold in various stack exchanges because it's "unclear what I am asking." How can I do better to prevent this? Specifically right now I'm asking about this ...

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### Should this question remain closed?

The OP of How to project a vector onto a very large, non-orthogonal subspace has written to complain that the question was closed unfairly. The question is too far from my area of expertise to be ...

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### Why was “Awfully sophisticated proof for simple facts” closed (two years ago)?

Most likely veterans became bored with Awfully sophisticated proof for simple facts but for newcomers it is such a delight!
My actual question is: what happens with closed questions? Do they become ...

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### Thread for asking about suitability of math.SE question on MO?

Often there are questions of the type: "I have posted this question on math.SE. No satisfactory answer so far. Would this question be suitable for MathOverflow?"
People ask this in various places:
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### Some proposals for modifications of the process of closing/reopening questions

I wish to make a modest proposal on closing/reopening questions. Let me begin by noting that by far the most frequent reviews are Close votes -- almost 37,000, and looking quickly most of the close ...

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### close/reopen wars on Mathoverflow

Sometimes one sees a situation like with this question:
Cargo Cult Science in mathematics?
which goes on hold and back again a number of times.
Should there be a limit to the number of such rounds?
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### Legitimate questions put on hold with no comments, no notification, and no chance to improve

My question was put on hold as unclear. I see a number of issues in this:
No intent was made to clarify the question via comments: it was just shut up. I consider it rude and unhelpful.
No reason was ...

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### How the moderators/admin decide the significance/research orientation of any question before closing it? is it intuitive to them?

I am not sure whether there exists some kind of objectivity in taking a decision in closing a question. For example my question https://mathoverflow.net/questions/226226/a-symmetric-function was ...