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Drive-By Deletion of Answer to Own Question by Moderator

I'm a bit confused by some moderator action. I posted a question asking for a direct proof of a certain fact. A superb answer was provided by Jochen Glueck. (Thanks again!) I came across another proof ...
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Should I give a new answer or change the old one?

Related, but not exactly the same, to this question: "Should I rewrite my question, or create a new one?" Recently I gave a "quick and dirty" answer (in fact I just googled for getting it) to this ...
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Why is the wrong username showing up on a CW answer after a user changes names?

An answer to Interesting examples of vacuous / void entities was written, and only edited by, @JonasLinssen: However, the answer shows up as having been written by @PrudiiArca: The text "...
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What if I posted a (perhaps...) nice answer, but to the wrong question?

First of all, I apologize for asking this question if the topic has already been debated on the MO.meta, but I did not succeed in finding anything similar: and now the question. Nearly a year ago I ...
Daniele Tampieri's user avatar
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Why was my spam flag declined on an answer that does nothing but promote the answerer's book?

I recently encountered an answer that does nothing but refer to the poster's book: Please look pages 141-147 of the book: S. Saitoh and Y. Sawano, Theory of Reproducing Kernels and Applications, ...
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On documents found over the internet and sites that make them available

Yesterday on MO I saw this question and gave this answer by posting a link I found by googling (more precisely, I used DuckDuckGo). The sought for paper is from a series of preprints issued by the ...
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Why was my answer deleted? Cause?

The axiom of choice as a consequence of a stronger semantics? First we show that $\in$ is not a semantic symbol. Suppose that $\in$ is a semantic symbol. Contradiction: We know that $x\in \...
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Why my nomination for 2022 Community Moderator Election withdrawn without convincing reason?

I was honored to participate in the elections for moderation in MO 2022 , but I am sorry to say that my candidacy was withdrawn today without any convincing reason, frankly, I did not find it ...
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