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Relevant tags currently in use include asymptotics (701 questions, broader than just limit theorems), convergence (990 questions, also applicable to solutions found by iterative algorithms), central-limit-theorem (705 questions, concerning a particular limit theorem of especial fame), & law-of-large-numbers (135 questions, ditto). There's a prima facie ...


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Please check my homework These questions post a routine exercise, give (often in great detail) an answer (that often is correct) and ask Is my answer correct? Why is this problematic? We are not a homework-checking site. The question effectively has been asked and answered. What is any answer supposed to add? In most cases, the question is a duplicate ...


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At an absolute minimum, it needs a short and long description, just as every other tag does.


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I think it depends on how egregious the poor formatting is. In this particular case, I would probably leave a comment to the OP asking them to first paste the output into a text editor and then copy-paste that into a code block instead of the image, for the reasons you describe. If a reasonable amount of time passes without an update, I personally would ...


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LaTeX can be read by screen-reader software used by people with impaired vision, & is often more legible in any case. It can also be searched, copied, & modifed. So it's a good thing you're doing, but make sure the posts are worth it—there'd be no point bumping a dozen five-year-old posts with no up-votes or answers to the site's front page.


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references $\leftarrow$ journals [references] has 2263 threads, an excerpt & wiki [journals] has 18 threads, 5 w/ [ref], no excerpt or wiki These both seem to cover the same ground.


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I might take it a step further and prevent a question from being posted if it only involves software tags. While it might not be possible for Stack Exchange to prevent a question from being posted if it only contains certain tags, the idea appeals to me for the possibility to alert posters that the question is likely off-topic. Consider this from today, ...


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loss-functions (940 threads) $\leftarrow$ cost-function (1 thread).


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