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What happens to reputation when I get merged?

A while ago I sent an email to the stackexchange team on recovering my account They said I should create a new account and merge it with the old one. This ...
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Preferred Conciseness of Contributions

This is a followup question to Appropriate Reaction to a Failed Reference Request on MO related to Reference Request for Integer factorization with LP/ILP I'm about to prepare an answer that ...
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Why not restoring the + 10 reputation for questions but make each negative vote also count -10 reputation?

To maintain MO alive and well, we need a regular flow of good questions, and not too many bad questions. It seems to me that one has given more weight to the latter, forgetting the former which in my ...
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Paper request(s)

Can we have a thread here where one might ask for help accessing to some papers ? E.g. If someone has access to Pairs of commuting matrices over a ...
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Button for cross posts to/from Math SE

People explained me that it is possible to ask same questions in Math SE and MO, and I did this from time to time. I think it's very important to have this possibility, because often you haven't ...
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MathOverflow's Facebook page

The Facebook page for MathOverflow is currently pulled from the Wikipedia article. The Twitter account has no avatar and only 90 follows. The most active is the Google+ account, which posted about ...
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Down vote without comment

I received a down vote on this question without any comment. Can one help me to understand how this question could be improved? I think that a moral and implicit policy of MO is that a comment ...
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How can I convince mathematicians that my question on Fourier transforms and singularities is very important to be solved and it is worth their time

How can I convince mathematicians that this question is very important to be solved and it is worth their time. This question has practical applications, but I don't know the right procedure/forum to ...
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Change a question after counter example

This following question was motivated by this question, though many of similar nature can be found throughout MO. The Problem: The question asks whether any bound exist on an expression, and ...
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How to know if an old post is deleted, when I cannot find it

I'm looking for a post that I'm 100% sure was still here on this site about a year ago. It probably has tags "big-list" and "soft-question", and at least several of the responses received more than ...
Lee David Chung Lin's user avatar
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Can we change the reference to "professional mathematicians" on the main page?

I'm personally quite bothered by the statement on the MathOverflow main page (when not logged in) that "MathOverflow is a question and answer site for professional mathematicians." It seems both false ...
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Respond to comments of deleted posts

Recently my answer to a question got deleted . Before it got deleted, it had comments from 2 specific users. Since I came to know about the comments after it was deleted I was unable to reply. So, How ...
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Why have I been suspended from the ICM chat? General remarks about unwelcoming behaviour on MathOverflow

Although the below obfuscates the context which is undoubtedly relevant to what has happened, the following comments appeared to be reason enough for the moderators to ban me from the ICM chat. ...
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How do people determine if other people's questions are research level or not?

I post a question here: (now deleted). Obviously, those who closed it think it is too elementary. But how do they know ...
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Protest for my account suspension [closed]

I posted this question about two month ago. Shortly after this, I got a moderator private message. It says: We've noticed that you have a pattern of engaging in lengthy discussions in comments, ...
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Migrating a question which is already posted on the other site [closed]

When a question begins by saying "This question appeared earlier on" and links to that earlier posting, how does it make sense to migrate it to (thereby ...
Michael Hardy's user avatar
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If it doesn't interest you, don't read it!

As an algebraist, if I see an analysis question on Mathoverflow that falls outside my expertise, I probably won't read it in details, and if I do read it, I certainly won't judge its "level",...
Mahdi Majidi-Zolbanin's user avatar
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adding n cat lab tag

I propose adding n cat lab tag with an intention to discuss mathematics that is written in As has large amount of ...
Praphulla Koushik's user avatar
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More precisely defining the scope of mathoverflow's subject matter

A few months back someone asked about the difference between questions appropriate for and those appropriate for And someone answered, saying something along ...
Michael Hardy's user avatar
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The question 'Mathematical work of Jonathan Gleason' disappeared

The question was deleted by some unknown person, not long after Jonathan Gleason passed away. I am shocked with the ...
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Remove down-voting or show down-votes in the separate counter

I have been reading this question and answers and I have submitted the answer there which is really a question. I have added it there, because it come to my mind after reading the questions and ...
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Has word "mathoverflow" trademark?

I have domain name, and I want to develop a free website or Q2A discussion forum using free open source platform. I'...
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Why was my answer deleted?

The axiom of choice as a consequence of a stronger semantics? On what grounds? "It is not people who break ethical standards who are regarded as aliens. It is people like me who are isolated." (...
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Don't we have a redundant math site?

We have with 144000 questions and answers, and we have with 522000 questions and answers. Isn't there a redundancy? Shouldn't both sites be merged? I propose a ...
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Freedom of speech in scientific discussions - An invitation to more tolerance in Scientific debates

I hope this post enjoys some tolerance, and don't get closed or put on hold immediately. I believe that freedom of speech in scientific discussions is one of the key values which enriches the debates ...
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