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close/reopen wars on Mathoverflow

I am profoundly opposed to the "cargo cult" question. The internet is full of places where one can indulge in the pleasures of righteous indignation by mocking the failings of others. I absolutely ...
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Repeated re-open/close votes (Tate conjecture)

As of this writing, the question concludes with the following paragraph: I'd like to conclude by respectfully reiterating that, on one hand, the author seems to be reliable, and on the other, even in ...
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close/reopen wars on Mathoverflow

At various times in the past 9 years or so, we have tried several different social conventions to resolve the dissatisfaction that arises with the existing opening and closing rules. This may not be ...
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close/reopen wars on Mathoverflow

One can always flag a question for moderator attention, use the flag to point out to the moderators that an open/close war is in progress, and ask for moderator intervention. In my (limited) ...
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close/reopen wars on Mathoverflow

For the reasons that others have described, I think that the existence of this question is damaging to MO. There have already been nasty speculations in the comments threads about the characters of ...
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Requests for reopen and undelete votes for closed and deleted questions

[UNDELETED] This is an undelete request for an answer on meta: namely, quid's answer to my question Some proposals for modifications of the process of closing/reopening questions . The answer was ...
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[REOPENED] The question Center of a monoid ring asks two questions, one of which can be found in standard texts and the other which is essentially an open question but which appears to be a harmless ...
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[REOPENED] The question Has Perelman's proof been accepted or are there still unresolved issues? has been closed as of this writing. At first glance, this question seems to be of the genre, "Is ...
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[REOPENED] The OP of this question Connected sum is well-defined for surfaces, proof? requests reconsideration to reopen. It was closed as a duplicate, but OP says that what is asked for was not ...
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[Undeleted; Reopened] If normal with respect to prime base then normal for all bases was closed as not being research math. I nominated it for reopening, after leaving a comment establishing its ...
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[REOPENED] I'd like to suggest reopening Covering systems. As I wrote in a comment, Why is this closed? Covering systems are a recognized area of research in Number Theory. It's known that in an ...
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https://mathoverflow.net/questions/379145/geometric-combinatorial-problem-in-the-euclidean-space This question was deleted by nobody less than @ToddTrimble just 10 days ago after having 9 upvotes and ...
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A chess question of W.T. Tutte has been closed for at least 5 years. The only argument given for its closure at the time was that a moderator saw it as a question of chess strategy. I think the first ...
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Status: [REOPENED] Thank you! Request to reopen How to obtain the rational solution of a linear system efficiently?. In light of recent discussions about being more welcoming to good faith questions ...
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[REOPENED] The question Identify one group of linear transformations was closed as "unclear what you're asking". Afterwards it has been edited and clarified. I don't see what is still "unclear" in ...
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[UNDELETED] I propose to undelete my question: Something like mathoverflow in other sciences It was asked in the early days of MO and has some useful links and information. I Have no idea why some ...
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[REOPENED] Why did Bourbaki ignore the theory of categories? only survived 25 hours in 2013, collecting 5 answers; it has been closed ever since. The reason given (“not constructive”, “will likely ...
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[REOPENED] This cw question (on the spelling of Chebyshev and Cholesky) has good answers and I think it deserves to be reopened. (The sole Chebyshev case was worth a specific discussion, and for this ...
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[UNDELETED] [REOPENED] [CLOSED] I would suggest to undelete/reopen https://mathoverflow.net/q/328312, as a courtesy and sign of respect, and then hopefully one of our experts can answer it. I know, ...
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[UNDELETED] I propose that this question should be undeleted: Reduced ring with all non-prime ideals finitely generated It was deleted by the OP despite having a substantial answer by Keith Kearnes. ...
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[REOPENED] Boundary conditions for Klein-Gordon equation The author has responded to comments and edited the question into a form that is much clearer, and in fact bringing it into the realm of ...
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[REOPENED] Basic Definition and Notations in RWRE is exactly what it says: a question about definitions and notation used in the study of random walk in random environment (RWRE) within probability ...
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[UNDELETED] The question On isolated points of the approximate point spectrum of a bounded operator looks reasonable and did not attract any negative comments or downvotes. I propose that it should ...
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[UNDELETED] The question Generalized arithmetic progressions contained in Bohr sets looks reasonable and did not attract any negative comments or downvotes. I propose that it should be undeleted
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[REOPENED] I would like to request to reopen Relation between the Hochschild cohomology of group algebras and groupoids. The original question was very vague, but it has since been edited and is now, ...
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Reopening questions after clarifications

The question is getting close to two weeks old (after that it will no longer be displayed in community bulletin, which means that it will be noticed by less users than it is now - which also decreases ...
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Status: [REOPENED] Request to reopen What is the endgoal of formalising mathematics? I think it's a good question about an important contemporary evolution of mathematics and found the few arguments ...
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[REOPENED] How slowly can it takes for the Fibonacci terms in a partially permutative self-distributive algebra to stabilize? How slowly can it takes for the Fibonacci terms in a partially ...
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The question Why do some mathematicians believe that the notation $(x_n)_{n\in \omega}$ is better than $(x_n)_{n=0}^\infty$ or $(x_n)_{n\in \mathbb N}$ seems to be asked in good faith, even if the ...
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Re-opened and then re-closed I don't think it is obvious how to find the shortest chord that bisects the area of a convex polygon. That is the question posed in this now closed post: Shortest ...

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