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How can we conduct automated collaborator detection? Should we conduct it?

I'm curious if there is a way for me to easily find out who answers my questions the most/comments the most/upvotes the most/who I have upvoted the most/bookmarked the most. Basically I would like to ...
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Most Meaningful Answers According to Self [closed]

My question is a highly subjective one; I hope meta is appropriate for it: Which answer(s) you gave (on M.SE) mean the most to you personally? As a follow-up, why are the answer(s) you gave that mean ...
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Displays on main question page [duplicate]

The latest changes have certainly messed up MathJax displays on the main question page!!
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Some mathjax in an old post is broken due to curly brackets expressions

I found that in this old post Colimit of topological groups (again) some mathjax is broken due to wierd brackets notation. $\left\\{...\right\\}$\left\\{...\right\\}...
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Multiline MathJax on title

With the recent update, MathJax on some titles on the homepage span several lines like this: or this: This makes things a bit tricky to read. Does this happen to anyone else?
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Questions with watched tags no longer highlighted?

Why are questions with my watched tags no longer highlighted when viewing the lists of questions (e.g. math stackexchange and mathoverflow)? I just noticed this today and also noticed the question ...
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MathJax overlaps the text

Here's what my All actions | Comments page looks like on Windows 10 with Firefox (default 100% magnification in Firefox and a custom scale factor in Windows settings): $\sum_{k \geq 0}$ in the first ...
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Advanced guidelines of how to use stack exchange in a way that different kind of students can get most of it

The help center gives a good guide on how to ask questions in general but I feel it does not provide guidance on how different types of people using stack exchange can get the most of stack exchange. (...
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Question about mathexchange posts

It is stated in the blog that you can post answers to your own questions (and that it is actually encouraged). Thus I am considering in part to use math exchange to post answers to some questions I ...
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Feature request to help new users [duplicate]

I had this thought the other day on what was concerning new users the most, and one thing I noticed was how new users' questions were regularly downvoted. Being a new user means being exposed to many ...
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Do moderators have the right to force their edits on my questions?

Do moderators have the right to force their edits on my questions in excuse of " improving the question" even if I am not happy with them and is there some tool here that helps stopping ...
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What to do due to a question ban. [duplicate]

I just found out that I was question banned. However, all of my questions are now old and little to none view it and upvote it. What should I do now?
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New stack exchange site: for interactive theorem provers and automatic theorem provers

Stack Exchange will soon create the Private Beta site for Proof Assistants and Automatic Theorem Provers. If you want to see what a StackExchange site is like in its initial beginnings, want to help ...
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I don't like the way my current question was treated. [closed]

Update: the main post is reopened. I don’t like the way my last question was treated. All terms I used are standard and I got downvoted to -4 with no relevant answer.
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What's the issue with this question about symbolic logic?

The question Logic inference about ducks was asked two months ago, and closed last month. I don't understand why. It is about how to correctly symbolize a statement, using symbolic logic. It's a good ...
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Questions from elementary beginners

I'm tutoring a high school student who is taking calculus for the first time. I've been trying to encourage her to become more interested in math, and so I thought it could be a good idea to teach her ...
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Old Links to PlanetMath have Broken

I recently fixed a broken link to a PlanetMath page, by changing http://planetmath.org/encyclopedia/RotationalInvarianceOfCrossProduct.html to ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Are you sure you want to leave this page?

This has never happened before on SE, not even earlier today in a different stack. I wrote a question and clicked "post." Immediate pop-up "Are you sure you want to leave this page?&...
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Can users post proofs here they think are valid?

Can users post proofs here they think are valid for review? If the "posted proof" is valid, what happens to the proof? Also it appears the TAG list allows for the posting of proofs for ...
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Is the following copyright infringement or scholarly analysis? Both? Neither?

Here is the question: Showing ${\rm Aut}(Q_{2^n})\cong{\rm Hol}(\Bbb Z_{2^{n-1}})$ for $n>3$ I have asked many questions like it. The copyright section of the book states: This work may not be ...
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In search of a possibly deleted question

I'm trying to find a possibly deleted question. I don't remember the user. Is this possible? It was a question about finding $$\operatorname{E}\left[g(X)\right]$$ If my memory serves me correctly $$g(...
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How do I view latex source code in answers or questions as rendered form or images?

Is it normal to see only the latex source code in questions and answers where they are typed? My perspective: Is there any way to render this into images or some form of intelligible format that I ...
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List of earned bounties shows the state of question, not the answer.

In the profile page, when you check the list of earned bounties, as usual it shows the titles of the questions (like in 'answers' tab). Nevertheless, it shows the score of the questions, not the ...
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Create a user guidance for the tag [mayer-vietoris-sequence]

Approximately half a year ago I created the tag mayer-vietoris-sequence. By now there are 17 questions with this tag, but so far it has no user guidance. I do not feel proficient enough to create a ...
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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 01/2022 - today)

The purpose of this thread is to focus the attention of the community on posts that may require reopen and undeletion votes. A request should be posted as an answer below (one request per answer). ...
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Why my edit to remove irrelevant commentary was rejected?

I suggested an edit to this question, in order to remove irrelevant commentary, like the intro: I have been out of school for a long time an have an assignment that I am finding hard to grasp, I ...
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Is question-baiting ok?

I'm going to define a new term here that I made up which is specific to Stack Exchange: question-baiting is a bit like click-baiting; you post a question with the intent to hook a live person (get ...
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Why quickly close recently asked questions? [duplicate]

When working to reduce the size of the close queue I see many questions from new users asked "today" or "yesterday". They should be closed if not improved, but closing quickly with ...
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Not sure why there is a huge number of downvotes on my question?

I don't understand the downvotes on my question here: Make $2$ cubes out of $1729$ unit cubes, expected number of times you have to paint I had shown my work so far, and was not asking for a complete ...
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Is it okay to make Youtube videos discussing Maths StackExchange posts?

I am a new Youtube content creator who works around Maths topics. There are some excellent posts on Maths StackExchange based on which I want to make some videos. The question is that I don't know if ...
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Why did 2 users reject my suggested edit for 2 typos? How can $P(M_2, C_2) + P(M_2, C_2) = 0 + 1/3$?

pls see below picture, and https://math.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/1725174. $P(M_2, C_2)$ can't equal both 0 and 1/3. something is wrong!
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Audit on demand for review queues

I have just gained queues access privilege (500 reputation), so I can review First Answers, First questions and Late answers on main website. I'm willing to help these queues alongside the community ...
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Need of a thread listing software for studying mathematics

There is been a considerable amount of questions on the mainsite relating to softwares used in plotting in complex functions. Search As a solution to remove the amount of redundancy on the site, I ...
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Banning good members?

I have noticed occasionally some very good posters who have been banned in Math.SE. Question: What might get someone who is in my, and probably many people's opinions a high quality poster with a ...
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Hat Overlaps with Profile

This is a minor bug with the new hats, but searching “hat overlap” in Math Meta brings up no questions, so this one might as well be the question for this issue. Here is a new hat which has a shape ...
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My activity summary shows an answer is accepted, when it isn't. [duplicate]

My latest answer is showing up as accepted in my activity summary, when it isn't (and never was). Just thought I'd let you know. In case anything changes, here is my unaccepted answer (and actually ...
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Why should "trivial" questions not meet the guidelines?

Often among young students, or those new to the site in general, we all see questions that are seemingly too trivial to even be asked. Usually, and perhaps unsurprisingly, these types of questions get ...
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Request for changing post edit rules. [duplicate]

I have noticed that correcting a mathematical mistake in post editing is not allowed; only minor changes are allowed. It is preferable to write a comment explaining the mistake. The thing that ...
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MathJax parentheses that span multiple lines

In math.stackexchange.com, how do I get parentheses to span multiple lines? For example, in $$ x \neq y := x \neq x_{j+1}\\ \text{and}\\ \Big(y \not \in \textsf{FV}(A) := x_j \not \in \textsf{FV}(A)\\ ...
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Should it be "trusted community members" or "trusted community members."?

This might be a general SO thing; I don't make edits on many other sites except MO, where I have edit privileges, so I don't know. I just noticed that the dialogue when I submit an edit says: Thanks ...
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Getting a tag badge that I already had

Today, I earned the normed-spaces silver tag badge. And not only me: as you can see here, the same thing happened to two other users. The problem is that all three ...
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Display of MathJax in titles of questions and answers on user profile lists is broken

Starting from a user's profile page, if you list all of their questions or all of their answers, posts whose titles contain complex MathJax formulae are not displayed properly. There are some extreme ...
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List of secret hats during Winter Bash 2021

Apparently a buried penny is a secret hat. I'm not sure what its criteria is. Also, is there a list of secret hats for this year's winter bash? Do the hats change every year? 2014 list: Winter Bash ...
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Answers not showing on profiles on mobile site.

For some reason, answers are not displaying on mine or other's profiles on the mobile site. See the picture below.
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Merging related questions

Did anybody notice the following questions are (kind of) the same or can be described as one broad question? Find all integral solutions to $a+b+c=abc$ Solve the equation $a+b+c=abc$ for $a,b,c\in\...
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Side by side editor that supports LaTex or Mathjax or similar **and** Markdown?

Writing and editing long entries in stackexchange can be cumbersome. I recently found stackedit.io which is great way to write and edit the longer entries. It has: side by side editor/preview ...
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How can I thank this community math stack exchange for help me with my doubts in my thesis? [duplicate]

I am studying a paper with this community helps, and I would love to thank you! How can I do this officially? I mean, I am not going to publish any paper, but I would like to thank this community and ...
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Answer pretends to be accepted but actually not.

The following answer is currently not accepted, but after enabling full site it is shown to be accepted. (on Android, Google chrome) Consider: Mobile view- Activity page: Mobile view- Profile page: ...
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Do featured, closed questions show up in Featured in Meta?

I was scrolling through Meta and saw this: However, the only posts in the sidebar widget (from Meta, and Main) are these posts: I wonder if closed questions, even if they are tagged as featured, ...

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