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Bumping of obviously offtopic questions

Today, was on the front page. I was about to flag the question, only to ...
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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 do they think this question is not of research level? [closed]

This question was originally asked in MSE about a year ago. Nobody has answered it. So I posted it here. I wonder why they think it's not of research level.
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Is the following question on paper-writing etiquette appropriate for MO?

I'm wondering if it would be appropriate to ask a soft question on MO regarding mathematical etiquette. In more detail, I'm writing a paper that cites a well-known paper in my field, but I've been ...
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Soft question on history of Cohen Macaulay rings

A user over at MSE flagged suggesting that it is suitable for MO. The ...
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Is this non-technical question appropriate?

I am interested in asking the following question, and would like some indication as to whether it is appropriate or not before I do. The question would be entitled something like 'Mathematical ...
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On "How does the work of a pure mathematician impact society?"

The question How does the work of a pure mathematician impact society? was originally quickly closed, relatively quickly reopened, after a longer time closed again and has at the time of this edit a ...
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