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Citing papers in questions/answers

I would say that to some extent this could be simply based on common sense. And perhaps you could take into account your estimate whether you think that your answer (and the link/citation) might be ...
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Citing papers in questions/answers

I post my comment as an answer: it is definitely good to use the citation helper (see New feature - citation helper). It makes citation easy, and puts all the information needed into the post. Ideal ...
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How to make it easier to moderate blatantly off-topic questions?

I think ---though I have no data on this --- that posters who ask questions like this are extremely unlikely to do the work of rewriting those questions in a form that would be acceptable either here ...
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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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Downvote and vote to close of a recent question

I looked into that case, and even though your assumption may be right, I didn't find any indication of inappropriate (= not according to post quality) voting. If you are asking questions related to ...
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Are there policies to respect in order for MathOverflow Q&As to be tracked back in relevant zbMATH Open reviews?

I am in charge of the MathOverflow backlinks at zbMATH Open and can explain how we fetch them: We are using a small Python script, which uses the Stack Exchange API, to get all question, answers and ...
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Revamping the closure reasons in 2022

My suggestion would be to merge the two existing site-specific close reasons (which are too confusingly similar anyway) into a single one, like: This question does not appear to be about research-...
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Are there policies to respect in order for MathOverflow Q&As to be tracked back in relevant zbMATH Open reviews?

This is an issue with the specific URL used to cite zbMATH, i.e., https://zbmath.org/?format=complete&q=an:0089.19103 instead of https://zbmath.org/?q=an:0384.26002. Only the latter form is ...
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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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I have a question which is a near fit for MathOverflow. What are some other resources I might consult?

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

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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Could we add another reason for closing that's more appropriate for "check this (dis)proof of RH"-type questions?

A bit of an update, too long for a comment. To be sure we're all on the same page, here's the current setup. If you have sufficient rep, you can click the "close" button on a question, and ...
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Revising the help page on "What topics can I ask around here?"

With apologies for the long delay, we've now spruced up this help page a bit. You can see it here. We tried to take into account some of the excellent ideas in this discussion, and also had an eye ...
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I have a question which is a near fit for MathOverflow. What are some other resources I might consult?

Other mathematical communities include https://math.codidact.com/ and Reddit: https://old.reddit.com/r/abstractalgebra/ https://old.reddit.com/r/AppliedMath/ https://old.reddit.com/r/askmath/ https://...
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Mystery popup window

As Martin Sleziak correctly suggested, it turned out to be the cookie acceptance notification: an ad blocker forced it to close immediately.
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