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When I ask a question, why “review your question” .

There is a new thing on Math Stack, when I ask a question, they now ask me to review my question. Why this new functionality ? Since I take time to write my questions, I don't understand why did they ...
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Why can someone make his/her own question as favorite?

I think it makes no sense to allow a user to make his/her own question as favorite.
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Double notification when pinged on a followed post

StackExchange recently implemented a feature that allows users to "follow" a post in the sense that they get notified on every edit/comment below that post, as if they were the post owners. I find ...
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Does MathJax really not recognize cosec?

I tried to get the trig function cosec in MathJax, but it comes out as $\cosec$. In contrast, it works perfectly well for sec: $\sec$. Of course, one can always use \operatorname{cosec} as a ...
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Autofilters for Hot Network Questions

The SE software allows us to request certain regular expressions be automatically excluded from the Hot Network Questions. I was asked by the CMs to make this post on the meta, and include the list. ...
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Why is score up-votes minus down-votes? [duplicate]

Why doesn't site allow users to see the total numbers of up-votes and down-votes respectively? Why is it just show us the difference? I know that votes are intentionally anonymous. But revealing just ...
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Is there any plan to bring dark mode to MSE as in the case of Stack Overflow?

Recently, dark mode has been applied on https://stackoverflow.com. The result is fantastic to me. Is there any plan to bring it to MSE?
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Is it possible to see how many users are online?

Is it possible to see how many users (especially experts) are online? or I should find it by checking user by user? It seem to me that nobody respond to my recent posts. Where can I find in my ...
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Should we reopen and reclose duplicates closed for other reasons?

Prove that $P+Q$ is a projection matrix only when $PQ=QP=0$, and $P-Q$ only when $PQ=QP=Q$. was closed with reason “Needs details or clarity”. I now found that it was a duplicate of When ...
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People answering to bounty just for the prize

A couple of times it happened to me that I bountied a question. If nobody has answered, the day before the expire date of the bounty some guy answers with some stupid answer, just to take the bounty ...
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What tag to use

Question: Title: $x^x(\ln(x)+1)=b$ Body: I want to solve for $x$ and have tried solving it myself and used many algebraic calculators including wolfram alpha, and I could not get any answer from ...
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LaTex underbrace not displaying correctly

For some reason, this is what I'm seeing whenever an underbrace is supposed to be displayed on a post on this website: It looks like some sort of cropped out icon. It's weird because it doesn't ...
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What to do when one's question got closed? [duplicate]

I was simply wondering what one should do when one's question got closed. I asked question earlier about exercise in a book I was self-studying (Showing that compatible germs are the image of a ...
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How can a question marked as a favourite not appear in my list of favourites?

I marked this question as a favourite, and indeed the question shows a yellow star when I access it, but it doesn't appear in my list of favourites. How can this happen?
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How to tell a user that his/her actions are inappropriate (and should I)

Recently one of my questions got a downvote and was flagged for closure as unclear. This was an unpleasant surprise, since I saw nothing wrong with the question; moreover, no comments were made about ...
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Clarifying a factually incorrect case but editor opts for formatting change instead?

I am trying to edit this answer, which makes a claim about eigenvectors that is not true for all matrices. My edit was rejected. Instead, the editor followed up with a baffling formatting edit that ...
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Why my question was closed?

Can anyone enlighten me to why this question: ''Why the columns of a square matrix are linearly independent iff the rows are linearly independent?'' got closed? BTW: it's not a duplicate. I think it'...
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Missing Notifications for Comments on a Question.

My problem is similar to the one given as problem 1 here. The responses it got did not resolve the matter. I have not received a notification in my inbox for either this comment nor this comment on ...
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spurious slash causes \, to be misinterpreted

Note: In the submitted version of the question, the comma is no longer being displayed – but when I edit the question, it’s displayed again in the preview. I encountered a strange bug (at least ...
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Can I search by UserName AND Tag? Eg: All my posts about series-seq? [duplicate]

Can I search by UserName AND Tag? Eg: All my posts about series-seq? The search: [sequences-and-series] user:JackOfAll returns 30,000 results! Not right.
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etiquette related to question posts or comments in which the asker (commenter) writes as though they are texting or chatting?

I'm concerned about posts like the following: $\langle$ Problem statement appears here$\rangle$ idk - u plz hlp me?!!! I find that sort of question to be really rude; though probably not ...
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How do you type Mathjax faster?

I am notorious for asking questions, but I would like to increase my answers rapport. I find it mainly that sometimes the questions on my level of math are taken up by higher math users who can type ...
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negative comments on trivial answers

I often see questions completely answered in comments. Sometimes these are elaborate comments or even sequences of comments; in that case I suggest to the commenter that they should post their comment ...
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Why doesn’t the system tell you the character limit while writing a question. [duplicate]

Earlier, whenever I was about to write a post, when I was done with the title, the system would tell me that I have overshot my character limit. This was quite helpful. But after the last update, it ...
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How many variations of this grey background are there?

In Math Stack Exchange, it is common to find in an answer the question rewritten like this: Find the remainder when $2^{55}+1$ is divided by $33$ Then you find someone has hidden one of their ...
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MathJax: Bottom entries in a matrix cut off

Has there been any sort of MathJax update? In this answer I see the denominators in the bottom two entries of this matrix are partially cut off. I do not remember seeing this behavior before. I just ...
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What do you do when, in editing with MathJax, what you see in the preview is OK but the result is all messed up?

I tried to edit this answer. When the preview looked OK, I saved the edit, but the actual outcome was a mess. I tried various workarounds, but each time the result, despite a good preview, was worse ...
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Math exchange's policies for online exams and COVID-19 [closed]

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, almost all US colleges and universities are going fully online for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. This includes online or take home final exams in classes ...
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Text within curly braces (mathjax).

Hi: I was defining a set with curly braces and put some words in between. For instance: {f: for all x, f < x}. If I enclose all between dollar signs (ds) the text will be poorly legible. Let's ...
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Record for the most useful asked questions? [duplicate]

Is there a record for the most useful asked questions like number wise, not the one with the most upvotes? I have gotten the notable, and popular questions a couple of times. I am trying to aim for ...
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I am experiencing difficulty in the rendering of posts in the “review first posts queue.”

For the last three hours or so, when I see a post in the first post review queue, and click on it, I get the standard left top column menu "Home, questions, ..., appearing immediately above a post up ...
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Feature Request: Why can't we favorite answers? [duplicate]

I have a feature request why can't we favorite answers? Would it be a problem?
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Mathematical Alphanumerical capital I symbol

I'm looking to type this that I saw in a pdf document. However, when I google the mathematical alphanumerical symbols on Wikipedia, it has symbol styles for other letters, but I seems to be reserved....
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Might I ever get Question Limit Banned?

I have a hefty number of questions, some very popular and others growing. Do I ever need to fear a question ban on this particular site?
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Help - I keep getting banned for no reason

I had got banned around a week ago for one question which had got downvoted a lot. I had expressed my displeasure at that ban in a previous post on this site. The main issue with the downvoted ...
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Button for citation helper in the editor

The icon for citation helper in the editor Window used to be hyperlink in a speech bubble, see here: Let's get MathOverflow's “Citation Helper” here, too! At the moment the icon is a letter B - very ...
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Reputation numbers and the meaning of some items in my control panel.

[I know I can't control anything in that panel but I had to choose a name for it.] When I enter math.stackexchange.com I can see a page (I'll call it p1) with a bar on the top containing, on the right ...
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Corona virus, educational institutions closures… [closed]

Due to the spreading of Corona, more an more schools as well as higher educational institutions are closing. There is a change of more questions coming to this website from students who now have to do ...
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Reopen a question that's been closed with incorrect reason [duplicate]

I have a question from this book section 1.2 question 1: Solve parameter representation $x_1(\tau),x_2(\tau)$ for $x_2^2=x_1^2+x_1^3$. Somehow it was closed for details or clarity. However, if you ...
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How to write appropriate numbers in non of math, physics and chemistry sites in stackexchange? [closed]

in my question in my ell.stackexchange account, I want that look like user$20445$ instead of user20445. How can I do this? I am not comfortable with these inappropriate numbers.
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Quoted paragraph gets white

Recently, I found that when I use > to quote a paragraph, the color is now white or some kind of silver. Personally, I think that the yellow is more ease to the ...
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I am not allowed by you to post images but my reputation is over 300.

Hi: I have posted a post in math dot stackexcange dot com which includes an image and your site said that I could not post and image because I should have reputation above 10 to do that. But according ...
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Edit-Undelete versus new post…

Suppose I post an answer that gets a few upvotes and a few downvotes. Then I find the answer is totally wrong so I delete it. The next day I see a correct solution to the problem. My impression is ...
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Why is the linked question considered “off-topic”?

I came across this question today, and it has apparently been closed for being off-topic. Could someone explain why this is? I could totally have asked such a question, and would never have forseen it ...
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Question on why I was temporarily barred from asking questions? [duplicate]

I'm new here. I logged in to my account a few minutes ago to ask a question and found out that I cant, because 'my questions hadn't been well received by the committee'. I checked my previous ...
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A link doesn't show up in Linked pages

This answer has a link to another answer, but neither page has a Linked section. Why?
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Why the definitions of $P(n)$ and $C(n)$ go over the usual borders of the question-box and how to fix this issue?

When you observe this question: Primitive Pythagorean triples and the limit of two counting functions, is this limit equal to $0$ or not? you´ll understand what issues I am asking about how to fix. ...
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Simultaneous editing

Sometimes I see a question on the main site which I feel could be improved on and when I click the edit button it says something along the lines of "this question is already being edited by someone ...
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Need more specific details about policies regarding “review/close votes” [duplicate]

I have reviewed 700+ posts that were flagged to be closed, and I still don't fully understand the concept of what posts should or should not be closed. I have failed two audits in a week. Here is the ...
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Will the “comment everywhere” privilege be removed if my reputations go back below 50? [duplicate]

and what about other privileges? I have to extend my body of question! Why is this obligatory?! :)

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