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Is the “hint” approach creating a perverse incentive?

Recently, there has been a crack down on enforcing quality standards for both people asking questions and those answering them. The idea (I think) has been to reduce the rather significant influx of ...
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Why there is downvoting if people can just vote close?

Recently a question of mine has been automatically deleted after being vote-closed. The question had 5 upvotes and 5 downvotes, summing up to 0. After the question was deleted I have lost 40 rep. So, ...
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Why did I lose 40 rep overnight?

Yesterday I had reputation 7098, and now I it is 7058. What happened? Is it connected to the ongoing personal baiting campaign on me?
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Is it possible to put Mathjax symbols in bold? [duplicate]

In Michael Spivak's Calculus, he manages to typeset the mathematical symbols so that they appear in bold: Is there a way of emulating this in Mathjax? Simply enclosing text in bold doesn't work: The ...
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Should blanket changes in terminology across posts be reverted?

Edit It seems another user posted essentially the same question here while I was writing this one. I'll close this question as a duplicate if/when it becomes possible. I got a notice earlier this ...
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User changing terminology [duplicate]

I have spotted that a user is editing old posts and changing every occurrence of "the Hawaiian earring" with "the infinite earring". As far as i know this is not standard ...
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Should you flag answers to PSQs, low-quality or off-topic question?

Should you flag answers to Problem Statement Questions, or off-topic questions? It was brought to my attention after flagging a post, that flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content ...
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Bounty question with no answer

I have been on this site for some months, and this is the first time my question with a bounty has still not received an answer: Order of a non-linear autoregressive exogenous (NARX) model. I am here ...
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“Applications of intuitionistic logic” [duplicate]

This my question was closed today, and I don't understand why. Can anybody explain to me what was wrong with this question and why it was closed?
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Is it ok to use an alternate account for meta?

I don't like to use my main account for meta because I find that some people like to downvote my stuff (imho somewhat randomly) after I get into some sort of argument on the site. I also don't like ...
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Posts need to be revised to be more visible in search results

Preamble Please note that the suggestion in this post likely seems practically impossible due to the huge number of questions on this community; however, please let us deal with it constructively ...
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Requesting New Feature: “View Mark-up” button

Beneath every answer on stack exchange, there are various hyperlinks, such as: Share Edit Follow Flag Occasionally, I want to copy a snippet mark-up language from an answer without editing that ...
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Making the tour mandatory before asking questions?

I have had a SE account for some time now so forgive me if this policy is already in place. I am curious if the tour is mandatory prior to asking questions? If not, has this ever been considered? Is ...
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Community Ads for 2021

We're almost halfway through 2021, and in case you missed it, Community Promotion Ads are gonna be a bit different this time! TL;DR: submit and vote for ad proposals before August 2nd! What are ...
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Why users are providing expired link?

I see many old answers contains expired links. Whenever I click on a link it show that links has expired. I'm not getting why users are providing expired links in an answer?
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Are answers involving final answer only allowed? [closed]

I was wondering in what circumstances are short final answers allowed. There are some case where I am left astonished of how such answers follow MSE's guidelines.
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Must low-quality questions be updated with edits instead of comments?

My question specifically concerns this question, which was closed as "Not suitable for this site." I suspect that what made this question unsuitable is that there was no context or work ...
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Am I allowed to answer even if I am unsure that my answer is correct?

Sometimes I want to try answering someone's question to receive feedback for my answer from more qualified people, because I am not sure if my answer is valid. I am willing to take my answer down if ...
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Awarding a bounty to an undeserving answer [duplicate]

I put out a bounty on a question I made in order to call attention to it. While this had the intended effect and my post received an answer, said answer was incorrect. I got notified that I must award ...
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Probable homework question showing detailed work, followed by very similar question from another user, showing little work: flag as duplicate, or not?

Yesterday, a question was posted asking for comments on a fully detailed solution to what was obviously a coursework question. The OP's solution was essentially correct, just overly complicated. The ...
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Please delete my Mathstack exchange account [closed]

I have submitted a request to delete my account from MathStack exchange website, 2 days ago. So far it hasn't been deleted. I hereby request you to please delete my account.
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A question missed in my “recently deleted answers” link [duplicate]

I had a deleted question (with no answer) two months ago and it could be found always in my recently deleted questions link. Today, I needed a good comment on that post but the post (the question) is ...
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Possibility of intentional downvote sabotage? [duplicate]

Sorry if this is off-topic but this is my first question and I haven't been around the meta page very much. I checked my daily reputation gain today and I found three new downvotes on my answers. The ...
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Duplicating standard reasoning in a question about an open problem in number theory

Recently, a math professor, with a very impressive set of mathematical papers. made a comment that took me by surprise. I am very open to the feedback. I wanted to open it up here to see what others ...
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How to keep ads from appearing on Stack Exchange?

I find the ads about non-mathematical things annoying. I tried to click on one to report it but nothing worked. Is there a way a user of Stack Exchange can get rid of such ads? Some seem to appear for ...
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Was there a change in the theme in the main page?

I noticed now that when I land on the main page, questions with tags that I have marked as "watched" are no longer "highlighted" with a different background color, and all ...
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No response/views despite bounty

This question has no significant views despite putting a bounty over it :( What should I do? Moreover there was a downvote despite the question being excellent and very challenging. I got 2 answers ...
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Is the [proof-writing] tag being applied in accordance with its usage guidance?

The usage guidance for the tag proof-writing says: For questions about the formulation of a proof. This tag should not be the only tag for a question and should not be used to ask for a proof of a ...
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A question about enforcement of quality standards

I'm reading this post about enforcement of quality standards, and it puzzles me. I feel like most of the time, it a user were able to ask a question that follows the quality standards, they would ...
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Can I improve this question?

This question of mine was closed as I need to "provide additional context". I'm struggling to think of what context exactly I could add - there is no external motivation of the question ...
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Left and right positions of some user cards in the question queue

I would like to know if there is a specific reason or justification for some users being are displayed on the left and some on the right as shown in the red boxes.
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Tag synonyms unable to display right quantity of questions

I'm new here and I've just found a small bug in tag synonyms. This bug appears in both main and meta Math Stackexchange. Some tags have synonyms, such as, in Math Stackexchange, tag span is a synonym ...
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Why is it allowed for users to delete questions that others created?

I opened a question and was marked as duplicate. But what I find surprising is that some users actually deleted my question! Why is this allowed? From my perspective the linked question does not ...
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Can we include lists of common questions in the Helpful links tab when asking a question?

I think various lists of common questions such as this and this should be added in the Helpful links tab as this may help lessen duplicate questions. Also, it will help expand the scope of questions ...
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Where can we find full documentation of Mathjax? [closed]

When you google "Mathjax Documentation", you find documentation of configuring mathjax in browsers/servers not actual commands or reference to how to use it. Here is the documentation of ...
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How to give a better title to my question: why cannot I simplify with the same phase factor from a sum of states

Recently I have asked this question: Why cannot I simplify with the same phase factor from a sum of states However, I think the title doesn't capture well the crux of the matter: it seems like a ...
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How To Hide An Array on MathSE

I constructed a (long) self-answer, that I subsequently discarded, since I found that the question + answer was a duplicate. I intended to have the answer hidden. I had trouble converting the ...
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Possible bug? User name not displaying in an old question as last one to edit, though user still active

For reasons too boring to get into I visited this old answer of mine. The screen shows an edit, and identifies the editing user as "user242" with no picture or link, typical of someone who ...
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Should duplicate closing be based on quality or on time of posting? [duplicate]

Here's a scenario: Suppose there are two persons X and Y, now person X posts a question about topic Z but with a poor title (and poor presentation overall), now some time later (maybe years) , person ...
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What's wrong with this my answer? It got 5 downvotes in just a few minutes.

I am asking about this: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/4158379/2513 Are there any suggestions on how can I improve it?
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Am I, as a comment flagger, a waster of the moderators' time?

Preamble I am a novice SE user, a toddler. In this post I want to criticize some moderator actions, which seems risky and futile, regarding unwritten policies on the meta; however, just for the record,...
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Dark theme in MSE [duplicate]

I couldn't find whether this question has been already asked and whether this is really necessary. Do we have an option to use dark theme in MSE? I am not aware whether MSE offers dark mode. It will ...
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Reasonable answer deleted by high reputation user

As an anonymous user, I gave an answer to this question: Equivalence of two expressions for the Weeks manifold hyperbolic volume I gave a link to a paper of Zagier which explains how one can write ...
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Drawback of answers written by some high reputation users

Drawback of answers written by some high reputation users This is my personal view: some high reputation users don't write their answers in detail. I think they should write their answers in detail so ...
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How to do right alignment with MathJax?

I want something like 5 + 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 … 1 How to do it with MathJax?
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Why do edits have to be at least 6 characters?

I am wondering why edits are required to be at least 6 characters. As an example, someone answered the question How to calculate the integral of a Legendre polynomial excellently but for a typo, which ...
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Should I edit the question before starting a bounty, or start a new question?

I have a question I would like to start a bounty on. But I would like to edit the question to add the possibility for a stronger result. The question I want to start a bounty on is this question: For ...
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If your network is slow and you keep trying to upvote one of your answers just continuously clicking on it again and again your answer get upvoted

So I have discovered a bug or hack whatever you may call it. So today morning my network was bit slow ($<5$ MBPS). So I answered a question and I wanted to answer more question but slow network ...
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Transferring reputation between different SE sites [closed]

As someone who has accounts on multiple Stack Exchange sites I am wondering if there is a means by which reputation between accounts can be transferred. This may be useful, for example, to offer a ...
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What can I do to improve this question?

This self-answered question has $5$ downvotes . Metamorphy commented that 'Still the question should have a context and not just a problem statement' after which I added an attempt. After discussion ...

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