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### Why has my question on Aristotelian Spaces been closed for being 'insufficiently focused'?

My vote to close largely had to do with the volume of discussion, with people clearly confused about the point of your question.
MO isn't intended to be purely a social space or a blog. Questions are ...

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### Why has my question on Aristotelian Spaces been closed for being 'insufficiently focused'?

Your question has the following general form: "Here is an imprecise concept X. Does it have a mathematically precise counterpart Y?" Questions like this typically fall into one of three ...

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### Automatic comments by Community

At least this part of the question has been basically answered in the comments:
Is the algorithm to generate such comments known?
Some of the comments explaining where these comments come from have ...

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### I have a question which is a near fit for MathOverflow. What are some other resources I might consult?

Various math-related databases
For example, databases of various mathematical objects.
The website Catalogue of Mathematical Datasets has a very impressive collection of various databases.
At least ...

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### I have a question which is a near fit for MathOverflow. What are some other resources I might consult?

Reference tools.
Wikipedia
PlanetMath
Encyclopedia of Mathematics
nlab
arXiv
Zentralblatt
ProofWiki - a wiki which contains various mathematical results and their proofs. (At least in some cases the ...

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### I have a question which is a near fit for MathOverflow. What are some other resources I might consult?

Not purely mathematical questions:
You might check one of the numerous science sites or technology sites here on the Stack Exchange network.
In another direction, Academia Stack Exchange or ...

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Meta questions.
If your question is about MathOverflow itself, then right here on MathOverflow Meta is the place to ask.
If your question is about the Stack Exchange Network, you might try Meta ...

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If your question is about mathematics, but not research-level mathematics, then you can find some great alternative resources at the following MathOverflow Meta question:
My question was closed on MO ...

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