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What to do about unrendered LATEX in newsletters?

As MathJax requires JavaScript to render, it can't be rendered inside an email as emails don't allow the execution of arbitrary JavaScript. This is a problem for readers of the MathExchange newsletter ...
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Should I post link as a comment or an answer?

Situation: A question was asked. I tried to find a solution, but got stuck. So I asked for help from MSE and am currently waiting for answers. If I get a suitable answer, then I plan on posting this ...
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Is Math Stackexchange only for experts?

So recently I asked a few questions that seemed pretty difficult to me. But when I scrolled through some other questions I felt that to most other users my question are probably just elementary. Since ...
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Why was my question downvoted? [closed]

No explanation, just downvotes - why??? Is there a 300+ page proof that $1 + 1 = 2$?
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I haven't been around for a while; what are the new policies I need to know in order to use the site?

I haven't used this site for a while (years); just busy with other things. A screenshot of my rating chart I've constantly been on Stack Exchange, but seldom on Math.SE (and virtually never on Math....
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Why was my question downvoted, and why won't people give advice when they downvote?

I was working through Griffiths' for quantum mechanics, and I came across some problems where we have to calculate expectation values. This motivated me to ask the following question: https://math....
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Should there be a model question tag?

Given the amount of material on the site now, I have previously asked questions about curating content better so it is more accessible. So this is an idea that may not work, but is designed to think ...
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My badges showing great fluctuations

Just now I saw the number of the badges go down from 13 to 5 then back to 13 and for now it shows 6. Why is this happening? Also, along with that, the number of people reached and votes cast is also ...
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Educating mass voters

Over the past two weeks or so, someone(s) have been searching out my answers which they liked, and upvoting them, say $10$ questions or so, but an automated process reverses the votes. I don't know ...
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"Report Abuse" or "Report Bullying" Button

I came here to report about someone who bullied me a few days ago but to my surprise, their account is already temporarily suspended, most likely, within a couple of days from now. But most likely the ...
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Is it alright to answer via YouTube link?

One of the questions that I had asked earlier, here on MSE (added at the end of this post), failed to get an appropriate response but a few days later one of my friends whom I consulted later ...
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New tag: math art [duplicate]

I would like to propose a new tag: Math art. In my browsing I have found some questions like this 1 , 2 etc whose point is to create art from mathematical expressions. I think encouraging such ...
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Shouldn't downvoters undo their downvotes to questions which are later edited and improved?

Downvoters should necessarily review the downvoted question once the question has been revised/improved and the new version of the question meets MSE guidelines. It is very common that someone ...
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Unusual Number of Requests Message

I often have several tabs open, sometimes for days. I have started receiving the following and there appears to be no way out of it. Is there some way to fix this so it does not happen? The contact ...
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Excavator badge not being awarded

I edited an answer that was inactive for more than 6 months, but wasn't awarded the Excavator badge. Why? Although it is not specified in the badge criteria, but does the post being negatively scored ...
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Why was this q downvoted?

So here is my question - my question I can see it's been downvoted. I do not understand why. Is there some further detail I need to add? Downvoted questions tend to never get answers, and i do want ...
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How to respond to newbie answer.

I came across a late answer by a new user to a question, which I link here; and I have a dilemma how to respond. The formatting was pretty bad (read: non-existent), so I edited it and commented, ...
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Are the curators becoming overbearing in impeding the use of the site by askers/answerers?

I see one dimension into which MSE users might be partitioned into two parts, is into the "asker/answerers" and the "curators". Asker/answerers view the site as a place for those ...
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Why was this relevant comment under the meta question deleted?

This meta question is asked recently: Why should this question asking the proof of a statement in a book be deleted? There was a highly relevant comment to the post: But it is now deleted. This ...
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What to do when a user is just providing "answer" to a low-quality-question?

I recently came across a lot of such posts where the questioner "just posts" a question without any attempt, without any thoughts, without any source. Just "Question" and with &...
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How can I get my answer's deletion reviewed and possibly overturned [duplicate]

Before posting here, I read these three posts: How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion? which says: "...
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It is possible to incorporate in the Tags main page the additional filter "Watchers"?

I would like to make a suggestion for the Tag main page, were currently they could be found the filters by: Popular/Name/New In my short experience here so far, I have been really useful to know also ...
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Better attitudes towards voting

Introduction: From all my experience on this site, I've concluded that the act of voting is something of emotional value. Some say it is simply an indicator of quality , but I feel the most relevant/ ...
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Should I erase this question

I asked a question about series summations and my verification attempts here. Later, I solved the question with the summation limits, i.e., my verification code in python did not take all indices into ...
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How do I start a bounty?

I would like to start a bounty for the question: How to calculate the integral of a product of a spherical Hankel function with associated Legendre polynomials Below the questions and existing ...
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How to tell OP the answer to their question if my answers are getting deleted and I don't have enough rating to comment?

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Coordinate-free definition of integration of differential forms? This question is answered in the book Global Calculus by Ramanan, Chapter ...
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Can I perform "test solves" on MSE?

I often enjoy designing problems of my own, generally Olympiad-type proof questions. It is often hard to assess the difficulty level of the questions I have designed and hence I was wondering if I ...
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Question closed by its a valid question and I want to post an answer for future reference. [duplicate]

I posted this question: Optimal path on the surface of cuboid doesn't visit the same face twice. It was a simple one and someone answered it as a comment. I was planning to expand on the comment ...
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Why wasn't this question removed automatically from the HNQ list?

From previous discussions, I've come to understand that questions with MathJax in the title cannot become hot network questions, and that editing a title to include MathJax should boot the question ...
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What if askers don't know what they don't know?

I recently answered this question about vector space isomorphisms. The question is somewhat unfocused, but it seems clear to me that this is because the asker is struggling with the concepts involved ...
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Adding reminders on posts

I propose the implementation of a reminder feature on math.SE, which can remind users to take certain actions on the site after a specified time period. Under each post, there can be a "Remind&...
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Is possible to use a spoiler for a list in a question of a proof?

I would like to use a spoiler in this post of the the proof of the point $1$-$3$ but unfortunately I was not able: so is it possible use a spoiler?
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Should more ambiguous problem be allowed?

In interest is this question. The question while not speaking about mathematics which maybe found in a book or in standard material, still has an element of mathematics in it, and finally, the result ...
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Why should this question asking the proof of a statement in a book be deleted?

Added notes (upon request of clarification): No. This is not a direct request for undeletion as clearly indicated in the title of the question. Although it may have the side effect that people who ...
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A Beginner and the Problem with the 50 Reputations Requirement

I have just started studying calculus and sometimes have questions which are super easy for the most members of the site. I had a question and did not want to ask it because a similar one was already ...
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Can I post questions to ask where I am making a mistake?

One of my biggest problems with the site is that my questions often get closed because they are flagged as duplicate. However, in most of these questions I am trying to not only get the right solution ...
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Can the shape of the bronze badge be changed?

I request to change the shape of bronze badge, the triangular shape and orange-brown shade on navbar tells me(us) that it looks like warning message ,(see below) please change the shape/color or even ...
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Why was my question closed? [duplicate]

The question was reopened. Thank you, MSE! Yesterday, a moderator suddenly closed my question How can one mathematically compute the security level of a human computable password schema?. I asked this ...
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A question has been closed as not being about mathematics

I used to post here at least one question a week. Within the last few years, it has felt like the community has changed and the moderating has changed. I stopped being as active and watched ...
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Close as duplicate when the "duplicate" appeared several years later [duplicate]

It does not make sense to me that you get your question closed when the duplicate causing it to be closed has appeared many years later. And the question being closed already has a satisfactory and ...
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Questions being reported as duplicates despite the "duplicate" being a generalization to the other

I am a second year math student and a fairly new user of this page so there's still a lot of things I don't understand both in the site and about maths. This is why I tend to ask a lot of questions as ...
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How to highlight important points of your text?

A while back quotation by > was done with a orange box. The new quotation box is visually very bland. One might like that, one may not. That's fine. I remember that highlighting questions or other ...
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About a possible change of instructions to ask a question, for beginners.

It's a well known problem that a new user often doesn't ask a question properly, e.g. asks a PSQ. Perhaps the user can be suggested to check just this table, (to begin with), instead of the current 2 ...
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Looking for stats on relation between rep, number of questions, and number of questions downvoted is

I'm looking for some following stats: A detailed histogram depicting for a given amount of rep, what the average number of questions asked is Conversely, a detailed histogram depicting for a given ...
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About removing the reputation of suggested-edits and put that reputation to find duplicates

In the context of the current situation, and also, time ago situation, in part for the duplicate-questions on math.SE, Could it be that, perhaps temporarily, the +2 reputation for the suggested edits ...
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How improve the quality of my question (without answers)

I would like to understand how to improve the quality of my question:Doubts on asymptotic criterion for $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}a_n=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{a}\tan^{-1}\bigg(\frac{1}{n^a}\bigg)-e^{1/n}$ with ...
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Valid edit suggestion to a post was rejected.

I proposed an edit, two times on Find $\lim_{x \rightarrow \infty} \frac{\arctan (x^{3/2})}{\sqrt x}$. this question but both the times, It got rejected. For the first time, I ignored it. But it ...
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How to rotate text by 180° and or mirror it in Math.SE?

I'd like to rotate and mirror text left-right in Math.SE, as plain text or inside formulae. What I tried is from a TeX post or this one like: ...
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Posting 'Solved' Questions

I recently created a nice olympiad problem on the invariance principle, and I thought about posting it on Math Stack Exchange. However, I was unsure about it as the community guidelines have not ...
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Adding a reference/citation to someone else's post [duplicate]

Is it encouraged to add references/citations to someone else's post (when you are absolutely sure about it)?
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