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What to do about one or two downvotes received daily?

I've read that one doesn't need to do anything about suspected serial downvoting, because it's taken care of automatically by an algorithm. What if one suspects that someone is aware of that ...
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locked answer to a post [on hold]

A post of mine has been locked. There was an error in the answer I gave, which was pointed out, and I wanted to correct it, but it got locked. How do I unlock it so I can fix it?
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New site theme - are there statistics on how readership has changed?

Since the new site theme has been introduced, I find that I hardly read math.SE anymore. In essence, I find it illegible ... including that the topics that interest me hardly 'show up' anymore. The ...
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How to compute the Jachson radical in $R=M_2(\mathbb{Z}_2)$ [on hold]

I already know that the ring $R:=M_2(\mathbb{Z}_2)$ is a local ring from literature, but I have not verified this fact because I don't know its maximal ideal. So my question is on how to compute the ...
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What's the difference between “moderators” and “moderation”?

What's the difference between these two tags - moderators and moderation? Should these two tags be merged?
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What exactly is a “Rep-farmer”, and what can we/the moderators do about them?

In the wake of the recent election, I've been thinking about the hot-button issue about PSQs and Rep-farmers. Firstly, what is a Rep-farmer? I understand that it's someone who, in some way, uses the ...
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No-delete policy…

In the past I've seen people told that as a matter of policy they should not delete questions that already have substantial answers. What about not literally deleting the question, but "editing" it so ...
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MSE reputation on my resume

Though my reputation isn't that high, can I still put it on my resume while applying for an admission in a premier Mathematical Institute? Does having a good reputation on MSE counts as an ...
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Should we synonymise a tag used more than the master tag?

Scrolling through the list on tag synonyms on MSE, I found that there were two tags that were suggested to be synonymised with their master tags which were used less than them. Note that both are ...
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Ratings for questions and answers

Recently an answer I gave was given a negative rating. Upon examination, I saw that the answer was incomplete, so I revised it, and now the answer is complete and correct. However this seems not to ...
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(Major) editing bug

This happened a few minutes ago. When I was editing a comment, the phrase [object Object] came up, and after I write something next to it, say ...
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“Be nice” vs. summarily closing questions for being too naive or “frustrating”

I am puzzled by many questions being increasingly frequently closed as "off-topic", for reasons that are not immediately apparent. Below are a couple of random examples from the past day alone. ...
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Lower-case blackboard bold displays inconsistently

Lower-case blackboard bold (\mathbb) letters display inconsistently for different users: for me, they display (incorrectly, I assume) as plain Latin font. See ...
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Is it enough to only comment for a First Question review?

I recently reviewed this question in the First Questions queue. I decided that the post needed more information and/or context, and commented nudging the new user in that direction. I then marked that ...
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How do I do dot inside a letter?

A First Course in Complex Analysis by Matthias Beck, Gerald Marchesi, Dennis Pixton, and Lucas Sabalka Ch9.1 Circle: $C[z_0,R] = |z-z_0| = R$ Disc: ...
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Font size in new theme?

Is there something funny about font size in the new "theme", or is it a problem at my end or what? These days when I write/edit a post the preview looks the same as always. Then when I "save edit" ...
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Adding a Shortcut Link for the MathJax Tutorial

Can we create a custom "magic link" which points to the MathJax tutorial? That is, would it be possible to have MSE expand something like [help/mathjax] into a ...
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Please help me improve question on Cauchy's Integral Formula

I believe the initial revisions were unclear or wrong. Now just unclear? Find and relate an antiderivative to proving Cauchy's Integral Formula for a convex region
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Mathematics's seventh moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Bug in arrays within display-math mode

In this recent answer, I needed to define a set with several defining conditions, as follows: $$G(p)=\left\{f:S\to S\left|\, \begin{array}[l]\bullet f\circ p=p\circ f=f\\ f\mid_{\operatorname{Im}p}:\...
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Organizing favorite posts in folders\categories

Is there a way of organizing favorite posts into folders? This is a feature I was thinking about for quite some time now. It happened to me more than once where I was looking for a certain post I ...
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Ignoring the unneeded

In the watched tags how can I ignore the questions with accepted answers so, in the least, they do not show like ignored tags do not show?
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Solution for abandoned accounts or with little activity: a special Newsletter or email to encourage the return to the site

If my calculations are rights I believe that in the main site Mathematics Stack Exchange there are at least 200000 users whose reputation is 1. My belief about this situation (I haven't stats) is that ...
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Would tags for specific books be appropriate?

I'm wondering if tags for example Durret's Probability book would be allowed. I think that when one is reading a book, it would be interesting what doubts other user had when reading the same book. ...
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Should I close my question if I found an answer? [duplicate]

I've asked a question and then with the help of commenters I've found the answer. Should I close it/post the answer by myself or wait for other to post an answer?
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Question wrongly closed as duplicate and deleted [duplicate]

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2872448/why-doesnt-1-0-999-break-math What's wrong with this question? Is being bad at math the cause of the downvotes?
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Does it make sense to flag a question as duplicate if it already has an answer?

I guess the purpose of flagging a post as duplicate is to prevent people from taking the effort to answer a question that has been answered before. So does it make sense to flag a question if someone ...
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“Ask Question” button dark text [duplicate]

The "Ask Question" button's text blends in with the background (unreadable). MAIN META BUG!
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Faded Failure Feature [closed]

Why now are some questions being so faded they cannot be properly read? Is the new web page design an attempt to get people to talk about mathstack instead of talking about math?
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How is it possible to answer a question after closure? [duplicate]

This question, as of writing, was closed 1 hour ago. However, an answer was given 51 minutes ago. After the question was closed, I could not see an 'Answer' button, yet, a user managed to overcome ...
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Is it OK to ask for grammar corrections?

Due to the international user base, small and big grammar mistakes are unavoidable on this SE. The top priority here is math, not grammar. And that's how it should be! Despite that, I would actually ...
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How to make a question regarding proof verification more interesting and more attractive?

Since I self-study mathematical analysis without formal teacher, I can only appeal to help from out site most of the time. It's obvious that to grasp the underlying concepts in mathematics, we must ...
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The new updated math stack exchangr [duplicate]

The new web page layout of math stack exchange is not an improvement. It is actually not as good. Using three columes instead of two is wasting much used space as the first colume has too little in ...
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New functionality with the environnement “align*” [duplicate]

As everyone remarked, since yesterday, the website changed. And I saw today that with the environnement align*, there is a sidebar that appear, and I really don't understand the idea. However, it ...
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On Hold/Closed for broad or unclear, Then edited, then…

Kinda dumb/n00b/challenging conventional wisdom question, but what is the procedure for questions that are on hold or closed for being broad or unclear and then edited to hopefully become less broad ...
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Proper way of migrating a question from one forum to another

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Including definite integrals inside definite integrals I asked a question (link above) in the math forum. I am wondering if I might be able ...
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Why was this useful answer deleted?

I'd like to know why this answer was deleted by a moderator. It doesn't answer the question completely, but it goes a long way towards answering it. Answers such as this that report on substantial ...
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URLs in the new look MSE [duplicate]

Can those who voted to close this as a duplicate please point me to a specific question or answer that flags this point to the StackExchange developers. In the new look and feel for MSE, links look ...
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Important information on new theme hidden due to downvotes

Generally, questions that receive lots of down votes are effectively hidden from the feed - which is probably a good thing. However, this sometimes happens with important announcements posted by staff ...
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Is [tag:predicate-logic] a synonym for [tag:first-order-logic]?

What is the difference between the tags first-order-logic and predicate-logic? This question has been raised several times (here, here and here), and several users proposed in their comments to ...
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What was the reason to change the layout?

Sadly, the layout of this site was changed. I always was glad about the superior layout compared to other sites that already had this layout. What were the reasons for this change ? What was wrong ...
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Mathematics new site theme is live

We rolled out the new site theme for Mathematics. It is live now. What new theme? If you're like, "What the heck are you talking about?", then you should read the Meta Stack Exchange post entitled ...
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Why “Search” is inferior to “Ask Question Search”? [duplicate]

This is a problem I've stumbled many times in Math.SE. When I want to ask something, I go to search to see if my question was already made, and most of the time I find nothing related. But then, when ...
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Unable to flag comments anymore: the pop-up windows does not display correctly

It seems that the recent redesign of the window that pops up when attempting to flag comments has some subtle bug: when it pops up, it does so in the upper left corner of the browser window in such a ...
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Some pictures don't show on mobile site.

I've noticed that, recently, some pictures don't show on the mobile site despite being formatted correctly. I'm using the ZTE Blade V8. I wonder if anyone else is experiencing this problem. They ...
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Are there (public) stats about how many users are banned to ask more questions per month or year in the site Mathematics Stack Exchange?

I would like to know, if it is possible, how many users are banned to ask more questions per month or year. I'm asking for an approximation. Also I would also like to know if these users are typically ...
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Present argument for downvoting [duplicate]

This question may have been asked before but I couldn’t find it. I certainly assume it has been on the table before. I believe arguments should be presented in connection with downvoting. I expect up ...
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Why can't you improve tag-wiki edits?

When reviewing post edits you have the option to Improve Edit as well as Reject and Edit. These options are no longer available when a tag-wiki edit shows up in the queue (there have been quite a few ...
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From non-mathematician: how can I rephrase this question?

I'm a software engineer, and lately I've been working on a project that ranks US states based on subscriptions. Thanks to Math.SE we're closer now with the equation we will be using. In any case, the ...
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Reputation change doesn't appear in the “feed”

So the election for a new moderator are at the last phase and after reading what the candidates have to say I voted, and so I got Constituent. From the moment I ...

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