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Newcomer Tutorial

I've seen time and time again newcomers coming to this exchange who've clearly not read the rules on how to post a good question to this exchange. I'm unsure how feasible this would be to implement on ...
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Which Stack Exchange accepts computer related questions about Debian? [closed]

Does Stack Exchange have a site for computer related questions similar to Math Stack Exchange? I mean one which accepts beginner questions as well, specifically about Debian. If so, what is the URL?
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Shadow or background question

Why I see sometimes some questions with shadows or in background like the picture in attachment? My question, following my comment, refers to the fact that I do not have any Ignored tags and, for ...
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Promoting yourself in the forum

I just wanted to know if it is ok to promote a video about math that I have uploaded. meaning, I'll create a post which will be a discussion about this video, where we will discuss the video, suggest ...
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Notifications to followers of a question about its status updates (closed / open)

In my opinion, one of the most important functions of following a question should be to notify users its status updates. For example, say I encountered a question in the close vote review queue that I ...
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Blindly answering easy questions without considering whether the question satisfies MSE policy.

Here's the question which motivated me to write this question. Inspite of being clearly mentioned in the MSE's homework policy about Avoid "no clue" questions this question was asked by the ...
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Is it no longer considered OK to post a comment of more than 600 characters as an answer?

On more than one occasion, always with an explicit disclaimer, I have posted a comment of more than 600 characters as an "answer". I have done this because I have quite often seen other ...
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Mistake done by MSE in calculating score.

In my profile of Mathematics SE, it shows that I've score of $7$ in algebra-precalculus tag. However, if you manually count the scores of all the questions ...
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Problem asking problem.

I think it's been one month. Mathematics Stack Exchange doesn't accept my question. After the positive work in Stack Exchange I earned more than $500$ reputation by answering many questions and ...
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A sudden avalanche of upvotes [duplicate]

I just received an avalanche of upvotes (12 upvotes to old answers within 1 or 2 minutes) See screenshot: I'm not complaining, but it's a little surprising. Users with more privileges than me, do you ...
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Is it possible to flag users who use photos of very young children, or is there an age limit for Math.SE?

In Stack Exchange communities, like Math.SE, are users allowed to have profile photos of children? I would like to know whether or not it is correct to flag those profiles where there are pictures of ...
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If I have a question that has already been answered, but I don't understand the answer and the thread seems to be dead, how do I ask?

My post here was closed. I have the same question as another user but I do not understand the accepted answer. To me, it appears incomplete. It is missing details which I do not know how to fill in. ...
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A Suggested Feature for Editing

While editing a question/answer, the window shows two spaces (I don't know what it is called): The original format of the question/answer (including all the MathJax etc) How the question/answer is ...
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“Improve this question” button on deleted posts goes to a page which says “This post is deleted and cannot be edited.”

I went into my "recently deleted answers" tab and found this question (which is now deleted, so you might not be able to see it if you have <10k rep) which I answered. I can't normally ...
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What to do with duplicates of deleted questions?

There are 109 questions that are closed as duplicates of deleted posts. This SEDE query lists all such posts. Can we do something about these posts? One question is on its way to be Roomba'd and some ...
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My question got closed though it was not completely identical. [closed]

I recently asked this question: "Find the number of ordered pairs of integers $(x,y)$ such that $x^2+y^2-xy=37$" on the Math SE. My question got closed as a duplicate of this question: "...
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Rationale and need for rule barring low-reputation users from inserting images

Occasionally, a new user will ask a question for which a picture is required. Sometimes it's because they don't have the time, energy, or knowledge to convert a handwritten or typeset equation (often ...
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How do people make problems? [closed]

All of us practice and study problems . We study theorems,proofs and axioms,conjectures and get fascinated (atleast I do get fascinated) , that they are universally true but cannot be proved. We also ...
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Can I ask Geogebra questions on this site?

There are certain questions, answer of which require a graph, diagram or animation of locus or more precisely something related to Geogebra. So, is asking input command of how to make any animation ...
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Shouldn't the “impossible” badges be removed?

You can't set bounties on meta sites So why are there still those 4 bounty related badges!? P.S. I definitely wasn't going to waste atleast 100 reputation points just to get atleast two badges that no ...
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What is the correct way of posting a problem which is far above your level?

Consider the problems AP contains squarefree number, $2$ is a primitive root modulo $101^{101}$, irreducible factors of $x^n-1$, geometry. In each of these cases, the person who asks for help in ...
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Was my username vulgar?

My username has been changed to default without any notice. The original username was "AshWhole" Yes, it is similar to an inappropriate word, but does not the exact spelling, nor the ...
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How to type =|| = in MathJax?

I want to type the following symbol (for logical equivalence): Some editors have the command \DashvDash available, but SE's MathJax doesn't. Alternatively, the ...
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What happens to questions with bounty when OP was suspended for more than 8 days?

What happens to questions with bounty when OP was suspended for more than 8 days? Will the bounty be lost? or will be refunded? or in case someone answers will be awarded somehow? Thank you
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Can I ask a question using photos?

Can I ask a question using photos?
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HOW to put latex in to ask a question in math? [duplicate]

How do I put latex in to ask a question in math? Somewhere it says use jackmath or mathjax or jaxmath all of which are meaningless. And how do I insert pages out of an on line book into a question? ...
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Finding previously upvoted comments

I upvoted a comment that I found intriguing. However, it crossed my mind again and I couldn't remember on which post it was. Is there any way I can find it? Or should I browse through my browser ...
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Same question format, but one question gets a good response, while the other gets closed. Why is that happening?

I'm speaking with reference to this question. When I read through the question, it immediately struck me as a low-effort question. It did not include an attempt to solve the problem. Nevertheless, it ...
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homework questions deleted by poster - authentication by teacher

Suppose a question is given by a teacher to a student, who obtains an answer here, copies it and then deletes the question. Is there an easy way for the teacher to prove that the student has not ...
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Why is the number of required close votes constant?

How do high traffic questions survive without any system in place to prevent them from being closed too easily? It seems strange to me that the number of votes required to close a question is a ...
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My username is forced to change because it is close to that of a well-known user

I received suddenly an email from the Moderation Team: Hello, We're writing in reference to your Mathematics Stack Exchange account: https://math.stackexchange.com/users/798202/user798202 We reset ...
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An answer that did not answer my question might get some reputation points from the bounty

A few days ago I asked this question: My question That question was on an exam my teacher gave us to help us prepare to the final exam. I only got one answer but the answer claimed that I made a ...
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Answers being unaccepted

I'm fairly new to (Math) Stack Exchange, so I am hoping the community could shed some light on this: I answered a user's question, in a comprehensive manner, and the user up-voted and accepted my ...
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Math numbers rendered as FaceTime phone number

In a recent answer of mine, I noticed that a chain of equations renders correctly on my laptop but incorrectly on iPad and iPhone. The iPad/iPhone treats a particular number as if it is a phone number....
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$\rm\LaTeX$ align code is not working properly.

Recently I had answered a question. I had used the $\rm\LaTeX$ command \begin{align}...\end{align} but the equations are not perfectly aligned. This is the code I ...
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Is it allowed to ask questions from Project Euler here?

Can we ask Project Euler questions here?
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Copy and paste as answer

For this question I am wondering if it would be wrong for me to copy and paste the comment into the answer box because being honest it answers my question. Let me know what I should do?
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Was I right in making this answer community wiki?

I have recently answered this question, which according to MSE guidelines, would be considered a poorly phrased problem. Have I made the right decision in answering the question community-wiki style? ...
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If I post a question or an answer, which gets upvotes, and I delete said post do I lose reputation?

My Question (most likely a duplicate, but I couldn't find such): If I post something (i.e a question or an answer) and it gets say 2 upvotes, and I delete said post do I then lose all the reputation ...
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Why isn't my question showing up in active questions when I edit it? [closed]

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/3723674/is-incompleteness-eliminated-when-construed-within-this-adaptation-to-the-sound
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Searching for questions with a tag only gives bountied questions

Whan I search for a tag on the main site, the list produced seems to have the added proviso that there is a bounty attached to the post. For example: It works properly on math.meta, and also works on ...
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Answering my own question to attract attention. [duplicate]

Sometimes I have a question and have an idea how to answer it. I'm pretty sure (see edit 1) the idea is correct but not so sure (see edit 1). However, I do want to be so sure (see edit 1), so I ask ...
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Why has this question entered the Close Queue fifteen times?

I'm rather amused by the timeline of this question - /posts/477/timeline. I don't think the system would flag this post 15 times, so I guess it has been sent manually to the Close Queue $≥14$ times. ...
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Moderator to Reopen Question [duplicate]

I have a question I need to have reopened by a moderator. I searched meta, but could not find the answer. Can someone please help tell me how to do this? Thank you.
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Is there any Stack Exchange site that allows sharing, review of interesting observations\results made\obtained by students in Mathematics?

I'm a 10th grader who is extremely interested in Mathematics and I frequently come across some interesting (at least, to me) results while doing some Math problem and sometimes I want to get an expert-...
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Why was a comment deleted as obsolete when part of it is still relevant? [closed]

I noticed that my comment to this answer has disappeared. Why did it happen? If the comment was flagged as outdated and then removed, I believe this is wrong. The first part of the comment was about ...
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Why aren't duplicates deleted?

Let's say a question is closed as duplicate and someone provided the link of the original question: Wouldn't it be better that duplicates are deleted off of the site? Or deleting them would be a ...
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Why do some questions look in lighter color? [duplicate]

What I mean appears in the following screenshot: Why does the first question look lighter than the second? Any reason for this? (I haven't clicked on it yet) I put the tag "bug" since I don'...
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My (deleted) controversial answer to integration problem.

I just noticed that my answer to the Integrating $ \int\frac{5}{\ 16 + 9\cos^2(x)}\,dx $ query was deleted. I also just noticed that I was invited to a chat. Apparently, I got the message to late. ...
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Privileges List

Being new on this site, I'm slowly gaining more reputation and am unlocking new privileges (such as upvoting, commenting, etc.). On my account it tracks the next privilege that I'm progressing towards,...

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