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I believe that it is very important to make the phrasing essentially positive, so as to encourage questions as much as possible from the main population of people that might make valuable contributions to MathOverflow. We need in particular to phrase things so as to encourage questions from graduate students who might otherwise feel inhibited to contribute. ...


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Here is a suggestion for a rather different approach (either in the "What topics" page or the modal window): If you can find 10 questions on mathoverflow.net where you are confident that you understand both the question and the accepted answer, then you can assume that you are in the target audience for the site. If you ask questions at the same ...


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The vast majority of people who write the most common low-quality questions are not going to read this page at all. I think the people much more likely to read this page are those, especially graduate students, who are very nervous about asking a question on MO. They need some encouragement and some advice on how to present a question to ensure it is well-...


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At least from my point of view, it is not clear what "another mathematical discipline" means. Physics? Statistics? That wording is confusing, in my view.


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Concerning the first proposed edit, its modifications are unlikely to make things more clear for users asking low-quality questions. In particular, such users rarely have any exposure to graduate education, so would have no idea what “graduate-level training” means. Not to mention that such a description makes no sense for much of Europe, where the ...


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