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I don't think this would work well. The assumption is that answers are posted in the belief that they are correct. In contrast, proofs are best checked by taking the adversarial assumption that they're incorrect and demanding to be convinced by the prover. The expectation here is that a question is a question in the sense of something that a student would ...


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This was initially written as a question. But since it would largely be a duplicate of this one, which is now 2 years old, I prefer to include it as an answer, shedding some light on what this is leadin us. Raphael's answer, fairly highly upvoted, suggested a policy, fairly tolerant. I do not have the feeling that that is what we are currently doing. I am ...


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A major downside of posting a proof for review as an answer is that this leaves comments as the only way of providing feedback. This should only be done when it is expected that the proof is correct and there will be no comment. If the proof is expected to have defect, it can only fit in our question and answers model if the proof is given in the question. ...


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On math.SE these are sometimes accepted, tagged with proof-verification But you need to have more than just an answer to qualify. As you may expect, it's an obvious target for people posting crank proofs to famous conjectures, but those get mega-downvoted and closed/deleted quickly enough there. I see there's a check-my-answer here, but the name is a bit ...


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