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### Extremely rigorous review process in math.stackexchange.com

I am an average stackexchange user I contributed to multiple stackexchange sites yet this is my first question to meta. It feels to me that a review process in math.stackexchange.com is broken. My ...
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### The tags (bookmarks) and (saves) on meta - synonyms or not?

Recently the functionality for bookmarks was completely overhauled and they are now called saves: Bookmarks have evolved into Saves. It is expected that eventually there will be some questions about ...
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### Someone is cheating on current USAMTS problems

I am the user @TheBestMagician, I can’t log in to my normal account right now. I don’t have enough reputation to comment or flag a question, but the user @mathmind is cheating on literally all USAMTS ...
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### Cultural shift on MSE...?

I think recently there has been a rise in number of soft questions. Has anyone else noticed this phenomena? What may have caused it?
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### Why using \mathcal command produce a square?

See for example or that
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### How to add ellipsis in enumeration in markdown?

I would like to render a list in markdown with numbers 1, 2, 3, ..., 10 My first attempt 1. one 2. two 3. three ... 10. ten produces one two three ... ten the ...
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### What to do about a user repeatedly posting incorrect answers to the same question?

(This question is probably hard to engage with without rep privileges to see deleted answers or mod privileges to see deleted comments - sorry about that!) A while ago, I posted this question, which ...
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### Proposal: Require first time question askers to pass a short quiz on how to ask a good question, before posting their first question

Given the large number of first time question askers who evidently do not really read the advice on how to ask a good question, I propose: The site should require first time question askers to take a ...
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### "Could not perform this request with your account." -- iOS error

I sometimes use the iOS Stack Exchange app. This has been working for years, but suddenly every time I try to take an action, I get a pop-up error message that says: ...
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### One line "I want" questions

Recently I came upon a question that said "I want a abstract on...", with no other details. This strikes me as demanding and unreasonable. Should such questions be flagged as "rude or ...
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### Hoffman and Kunze big list?

I recently think I came across a post either here or on the main site containing most of the questions that have been asked from Hoffman and Kunze’s Linear Algebra on this site. Could someone link it ...
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### Bug in "Saving" in the review process

Steps to reproduce: Go to the page of any specific review task, i.e. https://math.stackexchange.com/review/close/<review-id>. Click the “Saving” button. ...
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### What [![enter image description here][1]][1] means

So when I add an image, this shows up: [![enter image description here][1]][1] This also shows up: ...
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### Modifications don't show up on the timeline.

This happens frequently, both on the main site and on meta: An old question pops back up on the front page, I open it, the text under the title says "Modified today", but when I check the ...
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### Question closed as duplicate, but the linked question was deleted

This is related to Question closed as a duplicate, link points to question closed as a duplicate, but it is more problematic. The question (Q) Prove that quotient topology $\mathbb{R}/\sim$ is the ...
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I was working on some problem and managed to solve using one approach but when I tried a different approach to the same problem I didn't get the expected result, when I was going to ask on the math ...
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### Same code rendering two different matrices [closed]

I'm trying to type this on mSE \begin{pmatrix} x_1 \\ x_3 \\ x_3 \\ x_4\\ \end{pmatrix}, is rendering like this for me what to do?
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### How to draw extensible vertical arrows?

In How to type this arrow is MathStack Exchange and its duplicate target, a few ways are provided to typeset a horizontal extensible arrow. \Large\rlap{\color{blue}{\underset{(0,0)}{\times}}}{\;\;\:\...
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### Bug in first questions review queue

From my understanding, the first posts review queue shows a red dot if it is above 10 or so posts. However, it is currently displaying a red dot and clicking on it yields no questions to be reviewed: ...
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### Drop in reputation from question that has no downvotes

I got this notification on this question. However, this question did not receive 4 downvotes, as can be seen here so I'm curious what the notification indicates.
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### Closing a duplicate of a very old question

Normally I would vote to close a question which had been pointed out as a duplicate in a comment and which indeed was a duplicate. However, I noticed that the question concerned was originally posted ...
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### Should this question (that I wrote) be migrated to History of Mathematics SE?

I wrote this question ( In its earliest usage, did the notation "5 x 3" mean "five groups of three" or "five, placed into each of three groups"? ) without realizing that ...
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Apparently there are a lot of old link-only answers on math.stackexchange and recently they seem to be clogging the low quality queue. I have two questions related to that. Has there been a change to ...
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### How to add a long update to one's question?

I just wrote an answer to one of my own questions in which I essentially gave a partial, incomplete attempt at solving the question I asked (which had received zero replies so far). I chose to post ...
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### How to copy page content including all TeX commands

I posted an answer to this question, and a commenter suggested an alternative. The commenter answer was simpler, more elegant than mine, and I would have upvoted it ... except he had posted it in the ...
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### Where did my bookmarks go?

Okay, so now when I hit the 'bookmark' icon, the question is now 'saved', and now there's a 'Saves' tab in my profile. Fine, sure, whatever. But where did my old bookmarks go? And if there is ...
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### How can I write double horizontal arrow in Math Jax?

I wish to know how to write the double horizontal arrow as shown above, in Mathjax. Could the close voters please say where the code for this command is in close target?
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### Why does MathJax load slower in “ask a question” than when editing one on mobile?

I was about to ask a question: but the MathJax fails to appear, unless one waits for about $40$ seconds. The editing sandbox is great, but there is lag between each character typed. Moreover, when ...
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### Feature request:- Make the search bar support latex

For instance consider $\int_0^1 e^{x^2-x}dx$. before asking for help with a certain aspect of this question, I attempted to search for it on MSE. However, this is what I got. The worst part is how the ...
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### What is the utility of the contest-math tag?

I thought it was put to prevent cheating in ongoing contests, but I am unable to figure out what utility it is of when put on questions from a contest, for which knowing answers in the present is ...
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### Do problems from competitive exams for colleges count as "Competition Maths"?

I recently came across this post on always mentioning if a question is from a competition , and in the past, I've asked many questions that are from certain comeptitive exams in my country. However, ...
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### Best advice for editing an attempted but incorrect proof?

A questioner asked me about re-asking/re-trying after an attempted proof. What is the correct advice here? The questioner's proof was somewhat bungled. Should they ask another question, or edit the ...
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### Double posting of question

The last time I checked, there was a forty-minute cooldown to asking questions(see first comment). However, I noticed that one user has posted the exact same question twice at approx. the same time. ...
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### How do I get a giant letter $\Pi$ for indexed products in MathJax? [closed]

The following is too small: $\prod_{k=1}^{3}$ \prod_{k=1}^{3} We want an in-line product, not display-style (I do not want the equation center-justified on the ...
### How do I prevent $\mathcal{MathJax}$ from putting excessive amounts of space around quotation marks?
How do I prevent $\mathcal{MathJax}$ from putting excessive amounts of space around quotation marks? $\mathtt{"Hello" + "World"}$ denotes the string $\mathtt{"Hello World"}$. Let \$A = \begin{Bmatrix}\...