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The maths problem “paradox” [duplicate]

{Insert_Question_Here} [A few minutes later...] Maths.SE: Closed: Puzzles are not allowed. Puzzling.SE: ...
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Okay, the sandbox didn't work. We still have a quality problem; let's figure out how to address it

As of today, the riddle sandbox is no longer mandatory. The close reason related to it has been deactivated, and the requirement has been removed from the sandbox text. It was an experiment to see if ...
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Can I make up puzzles for the site?

I'm new to Puzzling and figured I would get started by posting a puzzle. I read through the tour, and it says this: Ask about... Specific questions about the creation and solving of puzzles ...
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What tricky mathematical questions are on topic here?

[EDITED to add:] See followup at Proposed policy on mathematical questions proposing a more specific policy in the light of comments and voting here. There's strong consensus that straightforward ...
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Should mathematics questions really be on-topic here?

Item: A blanket for my baby snake This is a math question. It's an interesting math question — so interesting that it is a research problem whose solution is still unknown. And the top-scoring ...
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Should we disable the “math problem” close reason?

I'm noticing building support for the idea of removing the "math problem" close reason. It's come up in discussion on meta, and has been brought up in chat a few times. I can definitely see where ...
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Puzzling.SE refers me to Mathematics.SE refers me back to Puzzling.SE

Relevant posts: Which maths questions are on-topic Proposed policy on maths questions My challenge (I will refrain from calling it a puzzle for now!) was recently put on hold as off-topic since it ...
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I say that a maths puzzle is suitable for this site. The puzzle-setter disagrees. What do you say?

In this puzzle Win the relay competition by selecting the longer path for competitors There is a wordy and confusing set-up. At the end of the question the following appears, The basic ...
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Revisiting the 'math question or math puzzle' policy

There have been a lot of discussion in the past about which math questions are on-topic and which one are off-topic. But I today I found a bit old question (with amazingly net 4 upvotes) which is ...
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Should we burninate [word-problem]?

I've had an issue with the word-problem tag for a while. It's currently being used as a replacement or co-tag for: story wordplay or word mathematics Of these, only the last is what the tag should ...
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List examples of things you think are on-topic or off-topic

Given that we currently lack a description what is on-topic (Where is the definition of an on-topic question?) I think maybe we should make a list of things we think should be considered on-topic. It ...
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Are questions from physics and chemistry olympiads on-topic?

This site has a large number of questions like those that appear on math olympiads. Lately, I thought of some puzzles that could appear on physics and chemistry olympiads. While those require ...
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Should we introduce a new off-topic close reason for math problems?

It looks like we've decided math problems are off-topic, though we've yet to put to words the explicit difference between a math problem and a math puzzle. Despite a lack of a clear dividing line, ...
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Magic Trick Solving

Should this really be on topic? There is a beta site for "Magic": http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/67342/magic The question that has broughtvup this meta discussion is on Puzzling right now,...
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Overuse of poor math questions, what can we do?

So I've been noticing ... lazy math puzzles. I thought it was just a fad, but clearly not .Now, I'm not trying to judge, but a lot of these questions are just in this weird gray zone where they're not ...

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