Jul
15
comment Flood of Similar New User(s)
@ToddTrimble done
Jul
15
comment Flood of Similar New User(s)
@GetOffTheInternet seems like Lee Pak decided to delete their question...
Jul
15
comment Flood of Similar New User(s)
To update my last comment, someone contacted me who could corroborate the identity on the curious website with the sockpuppet accounts, since they recalled the original name of user Cardinal was indeed this person's name, and some other interactions with third parties who used the given name.
Jul
14
comment Flood of Similar New User(s)
@Xarles yes, it could be some kind of character assassination.
Jul
13
comment Flood of Similar New User(s)
@RobertFurber yes, and also on a bunch of other sites, making them look reasonably engaged.
Jul
11
comment Will ads appear on MO?
@dorebell came here to say that. Advertisements that use geolocation to tell me the closest store to buy Hagoromo at the drop of the hat are totally welcome.
Jun
25
comment What do you want to do in September for MO's tenth anniversary?
I have an MO mug. It is big and I use it all the time, and it it worth having one.
Jun
5
comment Flood of Similar New User(s)
@DenisNardin this is backed up by the FAQ: Do your homework Before asking your question, try to solve it. Search Google, Wikipedia, and nLab, check any references you can think of, and try to figure the problem out yourself (maybe even sleep on it).
May
15
comment Are we making it too tempting/easy to send inappropriate posts to MSE?
@StefanKohl sometimes, just sometimes, a closed off-topic question is reopened, and at that point, should the deleted answers be undeleted? Should the authors of those questions be able to see them in the meantime?
Mar
13
comment Creating tag “small-uncountable-cardinals”
Yes, we get questions on this site about "algebraic geometry" which are really <--- like questions at the level of elementary undergrad proofs which are tagged [formal-proof]...
Feb
26
comment Is it bad practice to edit my own question with details from the paper provided in the top answer?
If you want to expand on their answer, then check out the recent question meta.mathoverflow.net/questions/4128/… For others, this is the question asked by the OP that is being discussed.
Feb
26
comment Is it bad practice to edit my own question with details from the paper provided in the top answer?
Why not just accept their answer? People can read their answer for themselves and vote on it separate to your question, which may receive a different number of votes, for a different reason. The only reason I would suggest updating your question with information from someone's answer is if your question needs updating, for instance if you stated something wrong, or if your question could be clarified, based on the interaction.
Feb
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
23
comment Is it a bad practise to add details (limited) to some one's answer?
ah, I see. That's a new cross-Atlantic (Pacific?) difference for me :-)
Feb
23
comment Is it a bad practise to add details (limited) to some one's answer?
This was also 6 years ago, and community norms may not be the same now as then; there was a much tighter-knit group of core users regularly interacting with each other, I feel.
Feb
22
comment Is it a bad practise to add details (limited) to some one's answer?
@PraphullaKoushik done. And I am fully aware of the irony of the situation :-)
Feb
22
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Feb
21
comment Is it a bad practise to add details (limited) to some one's answer?
If others are satisfied with the answer and worth upvoting, or even giving the little tick, then this should indicate something about the quality of the answer in they eyes of other users. One should perhaps pause before writing what amounts to a page or more of detail. Sometimes these things seem important at the time, and sometimes after a little reflection it becomes clear why a short answer was completely sufficient. Or, it really wasn't obvious, and there was a trick that, once understood, made things a lot more clear. Then it might be that the trick is what is missing, not routine detail
Feb
21
comment Is it a bad practise to add details (limited) to some one's answer?
OK, I agree that if someone feels the current answer is a bit too mysterious, some details were hinted in the comments, and the answerer doesn't seem interested in maintaining or updating the question, adding a new answer might be appropriate. However, if the answer already there is quite well received (say, upvotes and positive comments), then one should reflect on how others see that answer to so react.
Feb
21
answered Is it a bad practise to add details (limited) to some one's answer?