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11:29 AM
This duplicate question needs one more close vote.
 
12:13 PM
The question does not make sense. Clarification was not forthcoming in comments. How many dimensions does a cube have?‭ - mjc‭ 2019-09-17 01:03:03Z
 
 
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3:27 PM
Totally wrong answer... lim[n→∞] Σ[k=1 to n] 0 = 0, completely contrary to the second displayed equation. @XanderHenderson @RRL @JoséCarlosSantos @rschwieb
 
3:59 PM
@user21820 Well, the fact it has a mistake is beside the point, right? We don't delete answers simply for containing a mistake, we would just downvote and comment. I think it's guilty of being not-an-answer though, so the delete vote it has accumulated so far isn't totally unwarranted. I just didn't want people to walk in here and start thinking we subscribe to wholesale cleansing of things-not-perfect.
 
@rschwieb It is a serious disservice to the many students who come across that terrible answer if we do not delete it. It is made even worse by the silly upvotes (which now have been negated).
That said, I upvoted your comment, which is good to have while the answer has not yet been deleted.
 
@user21820 Well, I'm not saying it shouldn't be deleted. I'm just saying it would be easy for people coming here to misinterpret the message you left as "OMG X has a mistake, pile on and delete it."
It actually looks like a plausible answer (with an inaccuracy), just not an answer to this question.
 
@rschwieb Indeed. I only ask for deletion of posts that have a serious conceptual error and are worthless, and not if it's merely "not perfect".
 
@user21820 OK, I think we've left a proper paper trail now, then. (I left a comment explaining my delete vote for the reasons given above.)
 
Yeap thanks!
 
4:24 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in title (98): Will you allow my penis to penetrate you? by peterwright on math.SE
 
D10 has attempts recorded, voting to reopen
 
5:05 PM
@darijgrinberg The attempt is put into the mouth of the asker by a user who answered the question, after he answered it.
 
5:20 PM
D1, D2, D3.
D4, D5, D6.
D7, D8, D9.
 
5:31 PM
once again, what does it matter who provided the context?
 
@darijgrinberg Once again, do you support cheating?
 
i support good proofs staying on the site
 
I don't support cheating on the site.
 
this question is reasonable (even if misguided)
 
@darijgrinberg What context? All I see is a question and some minimal case work. I see no indication of where the problem came from or what tools the asker expects to be able to use to answer it (theorems, etc). The asker hasn't even defined the notation $\omega(n)$ (one may infer it from context, but the notation is not defined).
 
5:39 PM
that was an easy fix about the notation
 
@darijgrinberg Although it isn't as bad as instances of cheating, it seems a rather poor question with hardly any context. Why on earth is he "trying to prove the dimension of intersection of the subspaces is 0"?
 
because he is trying to approach the problem with purely linear (as in, not bilinear) methods, and that's one of the natural things to try
 
@darijgrinberg That's why I won't vote to delete it, but it does not mean it is not a poor question.
Oh I see I did vote to delete in the past, probably based on the first revision, which was basically pure laziness.
 
@darijgrinberg That improves the question from "unclear" to "clear, but lacking context." I don't see this as a significant improvement (otherwise, I might have done it myself).
 
 
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