2015
Dec
19
comment Use of the word "shall" in mathematical writing
A bit mystified how this last comment of mine got marked as < -1 >, even if the whole topic has been decided as unsuitable! The underlying logic that < shall > and < should > imply obligation while < will > and < would > imply volition is clear and correct. Did I annoy someone?
Sep
25
comment Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 01/2015 - 07/2018 )
I don't think I came on remotely like that @GerryMyerson. I've been polite to everyone here and thanked them for help & advice.
Sep
23
comment Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 01/2015 - 07/2018 )
I see. So no obligation for reasons on the list to actually apply in a given case then? The list could always be extended so the real reason for closing a question could be one of the reasons on the list.
Sep
22
comment Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 01/2015 - 07/2018 )
You did warn me, @GerryMyerson, that's true. On the other hand, neither warning covered the reason actually claimed for closing it. If anything, it was closed for not using that phrasing.
Sep
21
awarded Editor
Sep
21
comment Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 01/2015 - 07/2018 )
That explanation makes it clearer to me now. Appreciated.
Sep
21
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comment Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 01/2015 - 07/2018 )
My mistake, @NajibIdrissi. Wasn't clear on the distinction between closed and deleted. Thanks - that is the right link you attached.
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21
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Sep
21
comment Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 01/2015 - 07/2018 )
Any advice as to how I can put the term 'Closed' into standard sub-head format most welcome, thanks.
Sep
21
answered Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 01/2015 - 07/2018 )
Sep
21
comment Should I wait before posting in "Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes"?
I second this question. I've waited about ten days (without officially requesting) for a question to be reopened where the objections were met by editing already before the question was even closed. Is that a suitable pause before requesting in the official "Request to reopen" queue a question be reopened?
Sep
17
awarded Commentator
Sep
17
comment What are good ways to ask about (famous) open problems?
If you wanted to be pinged in a response, then @NajibIdrissi.
Sep
17
comment What are good ways to ask about (famous) open problems?
Thanks for explaining that, Najib. Whatever the scale of the website, I have to say that sounds like a design flaw to me. Perhaps people with the required privilege should be able to close a smaller number of questions each day so that they have time to take a bit more interest in whether their demands were met? Given that there seems to be no way to appeal against the rushed decisions of these overstretched people?
Sep
17
comment What are good ways to ask about (famous) open problems?
Is it common for members to vote for a question to be suspended for a reason, and then not bother checking back to see if the question has been edited to satisfy their criticism?
Sep
6
awarded Nice Question
Sep
5
comment What are good ways to ask about (famous) open problems?
I posted a claim, asking for feedback on flaws in my argument, that only one sequence in the Collatz conjecture loops.
Sep
3
comment What are good ways to ask about (famous) open problems?
@StevenStadnicki, I was digesting the general advice here, checking my argument for how crackpot it looks etc. It's a question about whether sequences in the Collatz conjecture can loop. I plan to post it today.
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