All Questions

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
1answer
61 views

How do I contact the poster of a deleted answer?

Poster A gave an upvoted and accepted answer to a question. Poster B also answered the question, but then deleted his answer—perhaps after a quick glance at A's short and simple answer, considering ...
1
vote
0answers
62 views

Is it wrong to write an answer for my own question for a proof that doesn't exist anywhere on the web? [duplicate]

Today, I answered my own question How to derive the formula to determine the length of chord intercepted by a parabola on a line?. I proved a result which is not available anywhere on the web as well ...
-4
votes
0answers
76 views

About a specific question that had a +250 points of bounty but no one answered [duplicate]

Days ago I saw this: "...is there any chance to change the rules of bounty that if someone would not answer then the OP should get his/her points back?" Today I saw that bountied question Some ...
1
vote
1answer
106 views

At 5000 point I received a new privilege.

I recently reached 5000 points and I got a message, saying I have a new privilege. "Approve tag wiki edits" What does this mean?
-3
votes
0answers
59 views

Wrong accepted answer and inactive users [duplicate]

I was browsing through some of my answers to check if some improvements are necessary. Then I've found this post. The answer of alexjo is not right-but accepted. The solution of the equation is not ...
-4
votes
0answers
35 views

Dirichlet Theorem Proof by induction [on hold]

Any one has any idea how to prove it? "if we put n items into n-1 boxes then there will be a box with 2 items" I have tried like Base case: for n=1 => 1 item, 1 box Hyp: for n=k => k items , k-1 ...
-8
votes
0answers
79 views

Is there something wrong in getting your bounty back if no one answered your question?

I found only one instance where this shouldn't be allowed: If you wanna do this twice (to set a bounty again on the same question). Also, from this answer (by 40 votes): "Abuse potential aside, it ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

How should my question be tagged

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: A math/beauty question How should this question be tagged?
8
votes
1answer
119 views

How do I make sure my question is not a duplicate? [duplicate]

A couple of questions that I have asked on this site have been marked duplicates and I have seen people attach the link of the previously asked question quickly (not just on mine, but on all other ...
-14
votes
0answers
116 views

Want to post many problems for exam

I am in a serious issue now. I have an exam in the next few days and have a lot of questions to ask to the community at MSE. I had been procrastinating since to ask all of these problems. ...
2
votes
0answers
102 views

Collaboration on Proofs

I'm a burgeoning computer scientist and interested in collaborating with others on proofs and solutions to difficult problems, both for fun and for publication purposes. I'm wondering whether there is ...
1
vote
0answers
59 views

Duplicate tag on my question [duplicate]

(Sorry I don't know whether it is called a tag or something else so) Recently I posted this which soon was marked as duplicate though questions to which it is compared as duplicate neither satisfy ...
1
vote
0answers
68 views

MathJax software bug

Note the blank space after the word "Show", where some MathJax code appears. Clearly this is a software bug. Proof verification: Show $f_n\ to f$ in measure given $\int f_n \to \int \limsup f_n$ on $...
-1
votes
0answers
145 views

What are good answers? [duplicate]

This guideline of moderator tools says the following: Before voting to delete, please check whether there are any good answers; if so, then the question should be flagged for moderator attention as ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

Recovery of questions from an old registration [duplicate]

Is there a chance to recover all my questions asked in my old assignment number user401938 when I signed up and after I have deleted himself from Math.SE?
0
votes
0answers
67 views

Invisible Latex Code [duplicate]

I have seen in a couple of posts, for example Here, that the wiki source code, which is written in latex, isn't visible. Why is this happening? I tried edit the above question, and it didn't seem to ...
10
votes
1answer
124 views

How do I change Math Renderer for MathJax?

In various posts on meta I have read that various math renderers can be used for MathJax, such as HTML-CSS, SVG, etc. See, for example, What is the difference between the 3 math renderers? How can I ...
4
votes
0answers
98 views

Problem rendering symbols

In an answer to my question there is a problem with the rendering of the math in Bill Dubuque's answer on chrome while on microsoft edge we have I have the latest update for chrome and have erased ...
5
votes
0answers
132 views

Sites with copypasta from MSE? [duplicate]

Recently, when I surfed the web, I stumbled onto this and had a deja vu. Despite I see that site for the first time, the answer there was indeed written by me. It's original can still be found here. ...
11
votes
0answers
739 views

Negative answer to “does there exist a proof not using this general result”

I refer to this question. Basically it asks for a proof of a known result, without using a very general & basic formula. The question has received a decent amount of views and there seemed to be ...
5
votes
1answer
146 views

Why isn't this person a new contributor?

Not high priority, just a curiosity...but shouldn't this OP be a "new contributor"? According to What makes a contributor new? and the linked post, I think the OP should be. The account is 30 days ...
-3
votes
0answers
68 views

Reopen a post and recover the comments

A couple of months ago I ask a question on integration of a complex function right here: Need help on this integral $\int \frac{6x^{3}+7x^2-12x+1}{\sqrt{x^2+4x+6}}dx$ For some reasons this post is ...
3
votes
0answers
64 views

Audit first post question

I was reviewing through the “first posts” on an iPad when I come up across a question about conjugates. Because it was an audit, it did not show any comments... etc. I decided to first comment on it, ...
4
votes
0answers
119 views

Sometimes MathJax does not render some valid symbols: an example.

In this answer, a line of $\LaTeX$ doesn't render. (See the picture.) It appears that this is happening with other people too. It happens on the mobile site: Refreshing the page doesn't make a ...
10
votes
0answers
123 views

MathJax formulas hidden behind text

I have noticed that MathJax formulas are sometimes hidden behind other text and not properly displayed. I observed this only when using HTML-CSS as MathJax Renderer. (For other options the same ...
8
votes
0answers
60 views

Notice when an answer you commented on gets deleted

I posted an answer to a question but it turns out I had a major error in it. Another user posted a comment pointing out the error. I agree with the comment and so I deleted the answer. For SE in ...
-5
votes
0answers
70 views

Is there — or should there be — an option “Ask for a Hint” to be distinguished from “Ask a question”?

Something labeled as a question is understood to be a request for an answer, but a hint may be more beneficial to the person who asks the question, and also to many other people who are interested in ...
25
votes
1answer
523 views

Comment etiquette: Should one delete a comment about a minor error after correction has been made?

I recently commented on a solution and pointed out a small error; the author soon commented back, thanked me and corrected the error. He/she was perfectly nice, and I'm not asking the question because ...
-13
votes
1answer
95 views

Would replacing the option of downvoting a question below zero …

... with the following option have any serious negative consequences? Instead of downvoting to below zero, one could suggest a tag for the question that would identify it as a kind of question that ...
17
votes
2answers
655 views

Are more users deleting their accounts now than in the past?

In the last week and a half, I've had three reputation decreases of 10 points each due to "User was removed." I understand why this happened; in three cases, users deleted their accounts (or were ...
2
votes
1answer
54 views

Formatting problem with “invisible” comments

I posted an answer and tried to make some of my hints invisible (but visible when you mouse-over them). Formatting didn't quite work, and I split the comment into three lines making only the first ...
0
votes
2answers
155 views

trying to add the abstract algebra tag

I'm just trying to add the abstract algebra tag to this old question i just bountied and the same user keeps rejecting it: Closed subscheme of a projective scheme determined by homogeneous ideals ...
2
votes
0answers
84 views

MathJax does not render when question is edited [duplicate]

On my Chrome browser in Windows 10, whenever a question that has MathJax is edited the MathJax no longer renders and is shown as, for example, $q$ instead of $q$. ...
25
votes
1answer
721 views

Getting Help With Calculations From A Paper: Acceptable Or No?

There is a math. ecology paper that I am interested in using in my own project but the math that is used in the paper is outside of my knowledge base. So ideally I was hoping to post the paper and the ...
1
vote
0answers
51 views

Issue with picture uploads

I just uploaded a picture here, and there seems to be an issue with it. For me I can see it. The TS seems to not being able to view the picture. To draw the rectangle $R=[0, 2]\times [0,1]$ What ...
8
votes
0answers
285 views

Best way to ask multiple questions

Sometimes when I sit down for a lengthy review session I find with many questions that I can't solve, and especially if it's on a weekend I won't have TA/Professors to ask, so I typically bring them ...
3
votes
1answer
74 views

How could a user with a single point cast votes?

This user has not been more than at least $15$ reputation. Why can they cast votes?
19
votes
1answer
496 views

Is it okay to ask a question about an old question that doesn't have answers

So there's a part of the proof of L'hopital rule given in Pugh's Real Mathematical Analysis that I don't understand. I was going to ask a question, but it turns out that another user had the same ...
1
vote
1answer
149 views

Why is this question not appropriate to the site ? How could it be made appropriate?

This question https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/3397809/is-this-method-to-evaluate-convolution-integrals-more-efficient-than-traditiona , according to some users, is not appropriate to the site,...
7
votes
0answers
87 views

Organizing The MathJax Tutorial

There is a wonderful post dedicated to MathJax code found here: MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference The only problem I see with this post is that the additional contents below the original ...
6
votes
3answers
421 views

Posting a question for the purpose of posting an answer

Recently, I have seen users posting questions and then posting answers themselves afterwards. Usually, I would not be concerned about this, as it is accepted - I've even ended up doing this once after ...
4
votes
1answer
124 views

“Hidden content” in a question

I recently noticed this question: Symmetric Group $S_n$ is generated by transpositions. (Here is link to the revision at the time.) This question looked that way: I have to proof, that a symmetric ...
2
votes
0answers
87 views

Regarding research work. [duplicate]

Suppose I have asked some question related to my research and got the answer. May I add that result and proof(obtained on this site) in my research article?
8
votes
1answer
359 views

How do I ask questions about a person's answer?

For the post Fundamental group of projective plane is $C_{2}$???, I think there is a mistake in Amos Joshua's answer: If you rotate the 1 2 loop, it will no longer be connected to the 3 4 loop, and a ...
1
vote
0answers
102 views

I would like to delete this question of mine, community deletion.

I would like to delete this embarassing older question of mine: $\lim_{x\to -\infty} f(x)=L$, definition But I can not delete it, since it has an answer and I do not have 10.000 reputation (I guess)....
11
votes
6answers
882 views

Is it okay to give an answer with only “Yes” or “No” with no further details supporting the conclusion?

I came across this question and so far the answer with only three letters "Yes" received 50+ upvotes. The answer contains no details, shows no research effort and cites nothing; but it is well ...
11
votes
2answers
406 views

What are the current statistics of migrations to other sites?

Are the current statistics of questions migrated to other sites visible somewhere? I suspect it is available through https://math.stackexchange.com/tools/posts/migrated/stats for > 10k rep users, so I ...
-3
votes
0answers
98 views

My question was automatically deleted

My question on Mathematics Stack Exchange (A different type of exponentiation) was automatically deleted for the reason "RemoveAbandonedClosed". Why?
2
votes
1answer
94 views

I don't believe my question is a duplicate

I asked a question here which was closed for being a duplicate, and though I have edited the question to clarify why it was not it has not been reopened. To restate: the question I am asking is a ...
2
votes
1answer
69 views

How to ask for opinions on textbooks?

Where does one go on the Stack Exchange network to ask for opinions on math related topics? Does such an outlet even exist? This question comes to mind because I have been using the same book on ODEs ...

15 30 50 per page