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1:26 AM
@vitamind The answers at the duplicate link do answer the question, but it's also a "no clue" question and asking to show something which isn't correct, which qualifies it for closure for context or needs details/clarity, respectively. Tough choice! I think I'm going to vote to close for context, but I wouldn't be unhappy with any of the three options.
 
 
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6:30 AM
(Can be closed as a duplicate as well, the above question)
 
 
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10:58 AM
close The question seems okay but it is just a PSQ. See edit history, the OP included how to solve the integral into their question.
 
 
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4:12 PM
@StubbornAtom The first has been edited and looks a little better although incomplete , but the second has been closed.
 
4:47 PM
 
PSQ But can someone check if the answer is correct? In my opinion you can't define the question since there's no uniform probability measure on the real line.
 
@TeresaLisbon Don't think any amount of editing can make it look better with that kind of attempt from the asker. It's just like the other day where a web search would have yielded the answer, but some people would rather answer the same thing over and over again (even if they have answered it before).
 
@StubbornAtom Correct : I went on to close it.
 
5:33 PM
PSQ minor context in comments
 
The answer to this would become correct, if the range where the pen can fall is restricted to a finite interval. I wonder however whether this question should have been answered at all.
 
@Peter I believe it's restricted to fall in a line of length L, which means that the uniform probability measure is definable (I made an error while posting this question earlier, and should have noticed this). Then again that's not clear, and it's not clear to OP that the problem is even definable. But that, of course, is why the question shouldn't have been answered.
 
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Downvote and delete Very irritating that the answer doesn't even involve the attempt of the user, and goes off on a different tangent.
 
5:50 PM
@TeresaLisbon the "downvote and delete" question should be deleted since it makes no sense.
 
@Peter Correct. My bigger problem is the answer, though. WHY would I want to put the Lambert and Gamma functions with harmonic numbers into a context where I'm basically dealing with numbers? The problem is the answerer converting the question into one they like, then answering that question, and claiming rep for it.
 
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That's the worst kind of desperation : when you want to answer a question so much that you are ready to tweak it then and there, and write down anything you can in the hope OP can understand (OP must be thinking, what is the Lambert function? surely, this is an OP that has issues in tracking multiplication!)
PSQ some context in comments, have asked for lifting.
 
6:23 PM
@TeresaLisbon [Open for deletion ](math.stackexchange.com/q/4137086/9003).
 
@amWhy Thanks : some conversation regarding the answer there, happened above.
 
@TeresaLisbon Thanks for the FYI I was trying to find our chatroom, but couldn't...
 
@amWhy Here
 
6:40 PM
Downvote and delete. The answerer there seems putting in extra time to answer poor questions recently.
 
6:55 PM
Clever name for a chat in Chemistry.SE "Spring Cleaning", seems to be positioned much like this chat is on math.se!
 
@amWhy Yes, except cleaning doesn't quite have a season here!
 
@TeresaLisbon Exactly!!
 
7:19 PM
 
welcome to the -10 - club
 
7:37 PM
@Peter OMG! AND there's an ANSWERER. Shakes head in disbelief!
 
@quid Any ailments that need to be CURED?? ;D
 
@amWhy many. But you always complain when I'm not positive enough so I'll keep them to myself. :-)
 
answer of this contains basically only links.
 
7:56 PM
@quid ;P
 
PSQ @quid @XanderHenderson I have noticed that this user has asked a lot of PSQs lately.
 
@Peter I saw that, it has two delete votes (the answer); I already downvoted and helped close the question. One more downvote on the question, and we can open it for deletion.
 
@vitamind as a rule it is not good practice to bring this up in chat like this. You can raise a flag instead.
 
Perhaps flag the post for mod attention, including links to other recent vlq questions they've recently asked, @vitamind
 
@quid Sorry I was not aware of this. Yes I flagged but I forgot that I shouldn't mention it in here. Won't happen again!
 
8:01 PM
It's not a big deal.
 
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