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Proper location for a question of parsing an English statement into math

I'm an instructor of a College Algebra course and I noticed a problem with one of the computerized questions. I was going to ask for opinions here, but then I wasn't sure what was the proper forum ...
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How can I avoid immediate down-voting and how should I go about requesting feedback?

I just posted a question. I took my time to write it. I thought it was a good question. Less than an hour later, and the question has been downvoted 4 times. I thought "okay, I clearly said something ...
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About my question limit

These days I have been a little free so I have been asking a number of questions in math stack exchange, and some were not that bad at all. It happened that after I posted the question, I found there ...
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How can I update community ad for Operations Research site?

We have a community ad promoting a proposed SE site for Operations Research. The name of the proposed site recently changed, so I would like to change the image in the ad, and the URL it points to. ...
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Why is getting a question on hold with no down-votes result in “no longer accepting questions?” [duplicate]

Recently, I've asked a question that was placed on hold. Asking if my calculations are correct. I made sure I wasn't broad and that enough details was given. I then decided to delete it so that no ...
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Comment disappeared

In the following question: Are there any irrational/transcendental numbers for which the distribution of decimal digits is not uniform?, I distinctly remember adding a comment about "God being lazy ...
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Can a question's colour or background be changed if I have visited it?

Is it possible to have different colours for the questions that I have already visited, and those which I haven't? It would be better if there is some distinction because otherwise at present, I ...
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how to know why one's question was downvoted?

This is a repeated question which pops up. How is one suppose to know why was a question downvoted so they can improve it? Recently two of my questions were downvoted. Here is the image. And the ...
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Policy on smileys?

Is there a policy about using smileys in questions/answers? I am especially concerned by the colored icons, rather the more traditional ascii combinations. I only started to see smileys recently on ...
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Why are my questions hardly answered? [duplicate]

I like to think that I explained questions quite clearly yet I feel like the exposure of my question is quite low, reflected by the views of each question. There are hardly any comments or hints ...
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What is the {real} meaning of duplicate question?

edit: I want to know the rules of this site. I no longer care about answer and that question. Find the least value of $ \sec^6 x +\csc^6 x + \sec^6 x\csc^6 x$ First I asked this question because my ...
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Should we divide [tag:dimension-theory] into 2 tags, one for topology, and one for algebra?

A discussion in chatroom about tag hausdorff-dimension draw attention to tag dimension-theory again. Here's some data about how tag dimension-theory is used questions about topology and algebra. My ...
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What to do if half the answer given to question is wrong?

A really high reputation user wrote an answer to one of my questions. I had spent a lot of time thinking on his answer and I arrived to the conclusion that it's wrong unless the theorem is false. ...
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Users with only 1 reputation but many posts. How can it happen?

Why can the reputation of a user still be 1 in spite of their many posts with high scores? Their reputation even did not changed after I voting up for their answer.
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Why was my question put on hold? [duplicate]

Solve for $x^2 + 7x +1 = 3n(x^2 + x +1), n \in \Bbb{Z}$ edit: I want to know what was[is] wrong with my question in the first place. Request to reopen and asking for reasons to put on hold in the ...
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Can hypothetical questions with impossible criteria really be on-topic?

I have not been on this site very much, I must admit, but I stumbled on the question Can I have visited all rooms of Hilbert's infinite hotel? and before I put forward why I am posting about this ...
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Can we have review queues seperated by topic so that reviewers can choose their focus according to their own interests and specialization?

As the title says, I am proposing this idea motivated by a negative experience that just happened to me (unhappy reviewers who don't care/don't understand my question). I believe reviewers should be ...
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Why do users give answers using alternative method when I'm asking what went wrong with my solution?

I'll just put this out here. This is a sock my main account is Avnish Kabaj and user619072(now deleted sock). I've asked a couple of questions as to why my method is wrong. For some reason, users ...
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Could we have a link to the OP's ping like [edit]?

Here's an idea: Please could we have a link option in the comments, like [edit], that gets replaced by the asker's tag (e.g., ...
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No Review Queues available. Why?

I checked the review queues tab but it keeps on showing me "There are no review queues available to you". However it is not so on this Meta site. Why is that? When would they be available?
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Warning when creating a new tag on meta

When a new tag is created on the main site, you get a warning before you can continue - this prevents creation of a tag by mistake. This was implemented as a result of this feature request: Warning ...
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2answers
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Difficulty of getting review badges

I like to feel like I'm a fairly helpful member of MSE, even if I don't have a lot of time to spend on it. But I'm befuddled by the difficulty of obtaining the "Custodian" badge! Complete at least ...
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Why closed as duplicate? “Why $x^2$ in $\frac{d^2y}{dx^2}$?” [duplicate]

Apologia if I didn't write Why $x^2$ in $\frac{d^2y}{dx^2}$? clearly enough, but I was asking about Prof. Magidin's answer specifically? I don't see what's duplicated...
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Why are questions with no downvotes deleted?

I can understand that questions with downvotes or closing votes are closed since they might not meet MSE quality standards. However, why should "upvoted" questions with upvoted answers be deleted? ...
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Can we please be more generous to elementary beginners?

This question: Given that $\arctan(1/5) + \arctan(1/8) = \arctan(1/p)$, how to find the value of $p$? (now deleted again) was originally closed as "off-topic". Here is the original title: Tricky ...
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My delete votes aren't registering nor does the delete vote option appear without a prior vote.

My delete votes aren't registering nor does the delete vote option appear without a prior vote. The problem is on both the mobile and the desktop sites. I can see deleted questions & answers, ...
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Finding the identity of a deleted user

My reputation has been increased several times when a (down-voting) user was suspended or deleted from a StackExchange site. How can I find the (former) identity of the suspended user? This will ...
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What happened to the Maths Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

What happened to the Maths Stack Exchange? There is a flower and flowers when the mouse is moving in the screen. It is not comfortable for me. It looks like a cartoon world.
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Why I had lost my reputation while I do nothing and no one was removed?

My reputation now is $1.083$ but i remember that in a several day ago my reputation is about $1.1\text{k}$ I didn't downvote any answers and i didn't receive any notification about someone downvote ...
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Why is the website suddenly weird? How can I permanently change it?

The forum layout now looks like this: and I'm not sure why. How do I permanently change this back? I can disable it for a specific page by clicking the top 'clock' button - but whenever I navigate, ...
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User with a pattern of completely incoherent answers

What to do about a user with a pattern of completely incoherent answers (as if produced by a random sentence generator): this, or this, for example? I flagged three of more egregious examples: ...
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MathJax very slow in questions that are closed

MathJax redisplay is very slow in the preview pane while editing answers in closed questions. Redisplay that normally happens in under a second can take up to $5$ times longer. Not too infrequently ...
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What to do with answers to low quality questions? [duplicate]

Would it be ethical (or acceptable) to dislike an answer to a low quality question for encouraging poor quality question, or would it be better to comment under the answer? What about flagging it for ...
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Should I answer exactly what the user ask or solve the problem?

Ref: https://math.stackexchange.com/q/3166216 I am sorry, I am new to Meta, so I don't exactly know the proper formatting rules here. I am having a doubt regarding answering a question which I have ...
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Can I get [solution-validation] on my idea to remove this tag?

Related: (solution-verification) tag I was recently considering adding the solution-verification tag to one of my questions (with apologies for the shameless self-promotion), and got to thinking: is ...
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Can we manually adjust image width in a post?

When one attaches an image to the body of a post, like so— —it automatically takes up the entire width of the body of the text. Is there any way that this can be manually altered? For example, ...
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Looking for An Answer [closed]

I was not sure whether to ask this question here or delete my question and ask the question again. The problem: I asked a question a while back but I am still waiting for an answer. I was not sure ...
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Why was my question made Community Wiki?

A question of mine was made Community Wiki without my permission and without so much as informing me. As I understand it, how Community Wiki posts work is that any reputation from them does not go to ...
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How to undo my own wrong down vote [duplicate]

I saw an answer to a question and thought there was an error in it. I wrote a comment and downvoted it. Then the original poster responded to my comment and it turns out I was mistaken and the answer ...
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Why do some users citing compatibility issues when deprecating the use of Unicode characters?

I have encountered for several times that some users have complained to me the use of Unicode characters (of normal series and normal shape, i.e. not bold nor italic) such ...
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Abuse “Reject-and-Edit” to reject singlehandedly

Although it requires 2 contributors (rep $\geq2000$) to reject an edit, it only needs 1 by "rejecting and editing" actually. And later, I found this problem have been came up before. Today I found ...
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https://math.blogoverflow.com Why was it shut down?

I was framing a question for meta.math regarding a proposal of starting a blog where users can submit articles related to mathematics. I googled it about it first, and I found this website: https://...
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Does math.stackexchange provide any tool for users to download questions in bulk.

Few years ago, when I did not have an account on this website, I used to note question id in my notebook for future reference to the question( I did not have a personal computer so there was no option ...
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How to write a line through text? [duplicate]

How to write a line through text or words ? Like the \underline{} in latex but in the middle the line, to indicate something is wrong.
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What are the merits, if there is any, of deleting (correctly) answered questions in the main site of MSE?

Note 2: † This is NOT a duplicate of the linked question: I am NOT asking at all "Under what circumstances is it appropriate to delete a question that has received a good answer?" Again, this ...
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Will a LQ post review end if a person retracts his flag?

When I came across Why is this low quality review ended?, I immediately came up with a simple explanation: The person who initially flagged the post retracted it! However, this is neither listed here ...
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How to make bold greek letters in Mathjax on Stackexchange?

I already know how to make $\mathbf {bold}$ letters, and I know how to make various greek letters such as $\gamma$ and $\Psi$. But how to make any bold greek characters?
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Is there a limit to the number of low-quality posts that I can flag?

I've recently got the privilege of recommending deletion and recommending closing low-quality posts and I've been quite active trying to do my bit giving feedback but the dialog box that shows up on ...
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Accepted answer was wrong

I posted a question not long ago. A similar question was posted years ago, with an accepted answer (Edit: now deleted) and a second answer. But the accepted answer was wrong, although it received ...
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Is it possible to set a bounty for an old question somehow?

I want to try my luck and see if someone can answer this question I made about a month ago: Simplifying the summation $ (3^i\sqrt{n/3^i})/\log_2(n/3^i)$ from $i=0 \text{ to }k-1$ I thought maybe a ...

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