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I sympathize, and I understand how it can be demoralizing to put in a lot of effort into an answer only to never receive any reaction or feedback at all. It can feel like you are writing into a void, and that's not very motivating. I sympathize with the problem you've identified. Let me suggest a different way to address the problem. Rather than trying ...


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Some users ask a question and disappear. Maybe they found an answer elsewhere. Maybe they don't care anymore. Maybe they they lost the cookie to their account. There's nothing you can do about that. Users with less than 15 reputation cannot vote. Any user can accept an answer on a question they asked (except during the first 15 minutes). They are not under ...


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Project topics, course selection, etc. For users with enough reputation (20+) to use chat Welcome to [cs.se]! Unfortunately, your question is not a good fit for the Stack Exchange format. We prefer questions that have objectively correct answers that will be useful both to the asker and others who have the same question in the future. What is or is not a ...


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Check My Answer Your question already includes a complete answer to the original problem but no question *about* this answer. Thus, only "yes/no" answers may remain, helping neither you nor future visitors. Please read related meta discussions [here](https://cs.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/597/) and [here](https://cs.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/519/...


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Given the current state if the system, I think the answer is "nothing can be done". As long as there are any votes, you can not know if the asker voted. There is no way to force them to vote or accept. All you can do is not to answer questions of users that you know to be "ungrateful".


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Crossposts Add the name of the other site inside the brackets and a link to the other copy of the question inside the parentheses: [Also posted on ](). Please [do not post the same question on multiple sites](https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/64068). Each community should have an honest shot at answering without anybody's time being wasted. If you don't get ...


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We have MathJax Welcome to [cs.SE]! Note that you can use LaTeX here to typeset mathematics in a more readable way. See [here](https://cs.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/271/add-short-reference-for-latex-commands) for a short introduction. Welcome to Computer Science! Note that you can use LaTeX here to typeset mathematics in a more readable way. See ...


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Simple answer to famous problem You are claiming to have a solution for a well-known, difficult open problem. This is [an extraordinary claim requiring extraordinary evidence](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcello_Truzzi#.22Extraordinary_claims.22). You have not provided such so there is not much to talk about. Even if you had, this would not be a good post ...


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Problem Dump Applies to questions that consist (next to) only a problem statement (and maybe a plea for help). Recommended action is to post below comment (or similar) and vote to close as "Unclear what you are asking". Hello! We discourage posts that simply state a problem out of context, and expect the community to solve it. Assuming you tried to solve ...


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Source Code Applies when a user dumps real programming language source code without need: Please get rid of the source code and replace it with ideas, pseudo code and arguments of correctness. See [here](https://cs.meta.stackexchange.com/q/64/) and [here](https://cs.meta.stackexchange.com/q/390/) for related meta discussions. Please get rid of the ...


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Broad Reference Request Reference requests that ask for a specific reference for some result are completely fine. Those that ask for "any work on X" or "best papers of area Y" are (almost) always too broad for Stack Exchange. Close accordingly and comment like this: A reference request like yours is too broad for Stack Exchange -- you ask for a survey of a ...


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Mathematics Questions We entertain mathematics questions if and only if there is a direct relation to computer science. In the best case this connection is layed out in the question. Other usually accepted cases are such where there is a common agreement that a particular field is of central relevance in CS (and probably more so than in mathematics) or the ...


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Plagiarism Plagiarism is not cool. [Plagiarism](https://cs.stackexchange.com/help/referencing) is [not cool](https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/83955/plagiarism-should-be-addressed-specifically-in-the-faq/134715#134715). In addition to posting this comment, please Edit the post to mark cited content as such (with the “ / Ctrl+Q / leading < ...


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References missing or incomplete We expect references to fulfill the minimal scholarly requirements and be as robust over time as possible. Please take some time to improve your post in this regard. We have collected some advice [here](https://cs.meta.stackexchange.com/a/1201/). Thank you! We expect references to fulfill the minimal scholarly ...


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Bad title The title you have chosen is not well suited to representing your question. Please take some time to improve it; we have collected some advice [here](https://cs.meta.stackexchange.com/a/815/). Thank you! The title you have chosen is not well suited to representing your question. Please take some time to improve it; we have collected some advice ...


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Reference material may help Welcome to [cs.SE]! Your question is a very basic one. Let me direct you towards our reference questions which cover some fundamentals you seem to be missing in detail. Please work through the related questions listed there, try to solve your problem again and edit to include your attempts along with the specific problems you ...


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Question is mainly an image Don't use images as main content of your post. This makes your question impossible to search and inaccessible to the visually impaired; [we don't like that](https://cs.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/752/should-we-do-anything-about-questions-that-are-just-a-scan-of-a-problem-in-their). Please transcribe text and mathematics. You ...


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