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How to respond to well-known sockpuppeters

Flag, flag, flag. Flag as rude, flag as spam, downvote, flag for moderator attention so we'll see the account and nuke it. Flag. Oh, and do not engage. Well-known trolls tend to be attention seekers. ...
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Would disallowing displayed equations ("double dollars") in titles be useful?

I understand the sentiment to have this blacklist, but I don't think it's really important for MathOverflow to have it. Very few questions have ever had $$ in their ...
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Reappearance of (topology) tag

The SE team has the ability to blacklist tags. The most efficient way to request this is probably to list all tags that should be blacklisted into a single (new) meta post "Blacklist [topology], ..." ...
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Blocking some words in question title to prevent silly questions

This is a XY problem. What you really want to do is prevent questions that are obviously non research level. Martin Sleziak has recently suggested a change that would help, but it has been ignored by ...
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Reappearance of (topology) tag

One of the possible suggestions (both in the question and in this comment) is to create a synonym topology $\to$ gn.general-topology. It is worth mentioning that many people use the term topology in ...
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Blocking some words in question title to prevent silly questions

TL:DR; I support the proposal to have warning for some words in titles. But I do not think it would be good to blacklist them completely. It is explicitly pointed out in How to write a good ...
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Blocking some words in question title to prevent silly questions

Charcoal, a community group on Stack Exchange, has a bot called Smoke Detector. Currently, it's operating to detect (the commercial kind) across the Stack Exchange network, as well as reporting ...
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