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I'm referring to this question, <a href="http://mathoverflow.net/questions/125528/the-closed-form-of-sum-k1-infty-left-frac23-rightk2-frac3k2">http://mathoverflow.net/questions/125528/the-closed-form-of-sum-k1-infty-left-frac23-rightk2-frac3k2</a>, which was closed as "blatantly offensive".
I saw no edits, and the worst thing about this particular question was OP's peculiar insistence there had to be a closed form, and maybe a mild tone of impatience about the time OP was waiting for an answer over at MSE. But how is it blatantly offensive?
(Another question from OP seemed more obnoxious, as various versions of the question seem to be "baiting" mathematicians. (Incidentally, I didn't see an easy solution to that other question, having to do with $\int_0^1 x^{x^x} dx$, although it's easy enough to get confirmation from Mathematica that that's greater than $\log \sqrt{\pi}$.)
This isn't a perfectly apt usage of the "blatantly offensive" flag but I can see why people chose that rather than "off topic" or "too localized" in this instance. The OP was giving off a fairly imperious vibe with the "I hope it won't take another 4 hours in vain" comment.
There's been a more than the usual amount of spam the past few days. It looks to me like the people that choose to help with moderation are getting a little tired.
Yeah, there is a lot of spammy stuff these days. Speaking generally, the quality of questions on average seems to be going downhill as MO gets older.
The thing that most worries me about this question is the potential for "earworm infestation", due to an association with Peter Frampton. (If this comment makes no sense to you, forget it. It's completely silly and unimportant.)
I re-closed as no longer relevant.
Thank you, Francois (or François).
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