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11:15 AM
Which one should be chosen as the duplicate target? (I am a bit hesitant to go with the oldest one - by today's standard it would be closed as PSQ. Of course, at the time the standards of the site were less strict.)
Does some of the have very nice answers - so that they would deserve to be merged into the one that remains open?
Of course, I definitely do not claim that I found all occurrences of the question.
 
11:36 AM
BTW one of those question just got the Popular question badge.
 
 
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1:04 PM
@MartinSleziak I like this one as the target.
For the most part, the answers are all more-or-less the same.
However, this answer uses techniques which I don't see elsewhere.
Of course, I'm a sucker for difference equations and a citation!
 
So you suggest to go the oldest one, even though the question does not provide context.
That was the main reason why I asked. (But several people has suggested that we should be less strict about context in the question which have been posted long time ago.)
Well if that question becomes the duplicate target, it will be less likely to get deleted. (IIRC, a question which is a duplicate target cannot be deleted - at least until all other questions closed as duplicates of this one are deleted, too.)
Regardless of whether or not this post is chosen as the duplicate target, it definitely deserves a more descriptive title. (The title should include the recurrence, not just say "a recurrence with a summation function inside".)
 
@MartinSleziak Yes, I do.
None of the questions is really that context-heavy.
 
I'll wait a bit to see whether somebody else has some feedback on this. But if nobody has some other suggestion, I'll go with the duplicate target that you proposed.
 
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It's true that none of the questions is excellent "context-wise", but some of them at least mention where the recurrence comes from.
BTW who is CRLS? ("The recurrence above can be obtained in CLRS's Introduction to Algorithms, $3$rd edition, page $364,$ where the authors discuss rod-cutting problem using Recursive top-down implementation.")
I see: Introduction to Algorithms is a book on computer programming by Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, and Clifford Stein.
 
1:18 PM
@MartinSleziak That is likely the source.
 
1:50 PM
Shouldn't this be posted as a comment?
 
@Andrews Maybe? The problem with that one is that the question is terrible. Often, about the best you can say in such a case is "Yup... you right."
 
It's the second time when I meet this kind of scenario. Last time was a hint-like answer.
Maybe this answer should be posted as a comment, but now that it has been posted as an answer, it's not "low-quality"?
 
Personally, I don't like "hint" answers, nor do I like "Yup, you are right" answers.
My inclination is to flag hints as "this should be a comment", but the existence of the tag argues in favor leaving answers which are essentially "your proof is correct".
In other words (in my opinion) the problem is the existence of the tag, and not the answer itself. I would love to see this tag removed and blacklisted, but past debate on Meta regarding this issue has not gone my way. :)
So I just try to avoid as much as possible.
 
@Andrews Audits are generated automatically. If you think that the question is a poor example for auditing, there is a thread in meta which collects such examples.
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Q: Examples of poor review audits

Tobias KildetoftSince threads about review audits seem to be turning up fairly frequently now, it seemed like a good idea to open a thread to collect examples of those audits where people failed but feel like they should not have. This serves both the purpose of getting at least a small idea of the scale of thi...

 
2:23 PM
@XanderHenderson Last time I failed this hint-like low-quality audit, then I flagged as "not an answer" but it was "disputed".
So is there a consistent criterion for "hint-like" answer?
 
@Andrews Nope.
Again, remember that audits are generated automatically.
Sometimes, hint answers are upvoted, and flagging such an answer would result in an audit failure; sometimes they are downvoted, and doing nothing would result in an audit failure.
The moral of the story is that audits don't really matter.
 
3:24 PM
This question was recently closed as off-topic. It's certainly not a great question, but it's not just a PSQ and asks a legitimate question/common confusion. If you don't think it should be reopened, I'll go with it, but I wanted to highlight it.
 
3:37 PM
The question linked above is: Sum of dice being <5? (I have included the title to make this easier to read.)
 
4:34 PM
as a follow-up to my kvetching about the phrase "thanks in advance": math.stackexchange.com/search?q=%22thanks+in+advance%22
Presumably not all of those are "here's my problem statement, thanks in advance"
but even a fraction of that is still a huge number
 
4:59 PM
This question should probably have been addressed/closed, but now it has a bounty on it: math.stackexchange.com/questions/3467118/…
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5:40 PM
D1, D2, D3.
D4, D5, D6.
D7, D8, D9.
@MichaelBurr I agree it's not a PSQ and in my view does not deserve closure, even though it is of value mainly to the asker alone.
 
 
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10:12 PM
@MartinSleziak Have you gotten any further input?
 
 
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11:52 PM
@XanderHenderson No, nothings so far. (I only posted here, so you would have seen it.) Why? Did you change your mind?
 

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