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Why normally writing numbers without dollar sign is not looking proper in my desktop?

I don't know whether this question is appropriate here. But I am facing a technical issue. I am writing this 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 in the writing box of this website ...
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How to categorize questions I follow

Apology if there's a really easy or widely known answer to this. But I've followed over 800 questions, and it's really a hassle to find the followed question I have in mind when I want to refresh my ...
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Maths formula on meta take too much space

On this meta site, I just see there is some strange behavior with Maths formula when they are showed in question summary. Example here: We clearly see 2 firsts questions are taking more space than ...
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When Writing a New Question, Continuing with Ask Question from Previous Content, Math Formulas Do not Render, Even after Draft Preview. What to do?

Below is the Example with $x^2$ as it appears in the browser correctly after considerable time. More complicated question texts often do not render at all correctly. Example: $$ x^2 $$ The code for ...
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How can I write underscript within a line? [duplicate]

How can I write underscript within a line? When if I use double $$, then this is normal, $$H_1 = \bigcup_{\substack{j=1, \ j \neq 1}}^n ( H_1 \cap H_j )$$ But when ...
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About editing the prominent mistakes

While reviewing many Suggested Edits in Math SE, I've found that many users are editing the prominent mistakes of the author. However, if I'm not wrong, editing should not conflict with the author's ...
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How to find out one's all-time ranking, percentage-wise?

This may be a bit of a petty question (and I'm usually not too concerned about rankings) but I wonder how to find out what one's all-time ranking is, percentage-wise. Currently I can see what my ...
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What does it mean when you lose 2 reputation over an answer? [closed]

Is it something about the author of the question not being satisfied with the answer? The answer has $0$ votes, so I didn't get downvoted, I think.
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Mathematics Stack Exchange Site Declared in Read-Only Mode, yet the site is fine elsewhere. Why was the site login access getting blocked?

On the main Mathematics Stack Exchange Login Page, I got the following: Right now the issue seems resolved after about 2 hours from posting this report. The message seems to indicate that this was ...
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How to get rid of the space in between name of the function and the parenthesis e.g. in $f\left(\frac{1}{x}\right)$? [duplicate]

I want to get rid of the space between name of the function and the parenthesis argument as in $f\left(\frac{1}{x}\right)$. This space feels unnatural to me. I know a solution to get around this but I ...
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Are questions regarding Geogebra allowed here, or should they be asked on SO?

Question: Are questions regarding Geogebra allowed here, or should they be asked on SO? I have a problem currently with trying to plot a certain function $f(x,y)$ in Geogebra which contains both ...
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Can I delete a question permanently?

I want to delete a question permanently, also from the deleted questions section. Is it possible? Also, are my deleted question viewable by some users?
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User David C. Ullrich and long-time sci.math participant died 22 March 2024

By accident -- I don't even remember what I was originally searching for -- I just learned that user David Charles Ullrich (2642 answers in Mathematics Stack Exchange; Mathematics Genealogy Project ...
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why my question is closed [duplicate]

See the link. How to solve the Diophantine equation with number sequence as a known variable? No one asked for declaratory No one asked for details Why?
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Why am I getting downvoted for simply asking if a question would be appropriate? [duplicate]

Consider one of me questions here: Is it okay to ask for tutoring in a chatroom?. For some reason the question is at -4 votes. I am struggling to understand why. I thought the purposes of the votes is ...
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Is it okay to ask for tutoring in a chatroom?

There is a particular user who has helped a lot of a niche area of questions on this website. I am preparing for a competitive exam in a couple of months and I do have some more questions which may ...
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Review issue: post looked disabled

While working on some review queues, I fell upon this one. I could almost not see the post, as it seemed disabled (the letters were that fainted that I could almost not read them). As a result, I ...
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Correct way to post a question

Grid Path Problem Tell me the specific reason why my post was closed, so I can edit in then desired way. The problem is from a Textbook, there is nothing wrong with the wording, I even edited it a few ...
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Why Was This Logic Question Closed?

The self-answer question Truth Teller Problem Revisited - What Fraction Like Winter [closed] was just closed. The reason given was: Please provide additional context, which ideally explains why the ...
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The relevance of simple questions [closed]

I received two negative votes for my question about relationships between discriminants. I would like to say the following about this. I am not a mathematician, but I am very interested in the subject ...
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Tag: april-fools

I am new to having some tag privileges, and it appears I have just created an "april-fools" tag. I know there are people with strong feelings about tagging, so I'm just posting this to let ...
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Mathematical aspects of ciphers: Ask on here or Puzzling.SE?

Question: Should I ask here or on Puzzling.SE about the mathematical aspects of ciphers? I have a question about a cipher called the "Prime Multiplication Cipher" which is a cipher that ...
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My upvoted and answered question was deleted what to do [duplicate]

I had posted a question on mathematics stack exchange website 3 weeks ago with my attempt. Some of the users accepted it with 6 upvotes at that time. After 7 hours it was answered by an user and I ...
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Over-zealous closure of what seems a perfectly good question

I see that Prove that $r+x$ is irrational. was closed less than 2 hours after its being asked. Now it seems to me that the questioner did everything right, including editing it for clarity and ...
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Auto-detecting the duplicate posts

After and during writing the question on MSE, some similar posts are suggested by the site. However, there are still many duplicate questions posted every day. I think it would be a good idea to ...
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Tag synonyms: Inconsistencies

Many tags have synonyms. My understanding is that there are "primary" tags with one or more synonyms. If somebody uses a synonym, then the this tag is automatically replaced by the primary ...
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What to do if answer is unrelated to question?

I asked a question earlier using a piece of terminology that was clear in context. A reputable user answered as if the question had been about a more familiar use of the word in an unrelated area. As ...
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Is it possible to add a save draft option before publishing an answer?

I find myself writing many draft before saving an answer at one location; and that is fine as long as I remain at that location. However if I go to a different place without a USB backup option and a ...
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Was this question closed by a human or a bot? what more details could be added?

This question was closed because This question needs details or clarity. "can there be an infinite set S whose elements all contain S? [closed]" However, ...
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Closing questions with tag "solution-verification"

The description is This tag should be used when you have a proposed solution to a problem and have specific concerns or doubts about the validity of that solution. A question with this tag should ...
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Why is this an audit test? [duplicate]

I just failed this audit: https://math.stackexchange.com/review/first-answers/2095656 The question was: give me a book about a specific mathematical subject in physics. The answer was: hereby a ...
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Trying to understand downvote criteria [duplicate]

I recently asked a question after spending some time researching the web for an answer. It turned out that there was already a similar question on Stackexchange. I had not found it, but not for lack ...
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How to handle a "hidden" answer

I am confused by the message "This answer is hidden. This answer was deleted and converted to a comment" that I got when I tried to answer my own question. After a year developing a better ...
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How do I respond to edits?

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Minimum losses to eliminate you from top 2 in round robin Someone asked a question about round robin. I answered. He then realized that he ...
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Why aren’t my answers being seen?

I’m a relatively new user on this site, and over the past 2-3 months, I’ve posted various answers to questions that were within my skill level to explain properly. My earlier answers were seen and ...
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preview doesn’t reflect actual appearance of post when links are on one line seperated by <br> tags

In my answer at Summing a binomial series that arose while counting functions, I listed some related questions like this: ...
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I see that the title has been edited, but I cannot approve the edit? How can the edit be saved?

I have this link in my inbox: https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/posts/37304/revisions But I cannot find anywhere the option to approve the edit. Where is the edit approval button or option found?
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Query about question closed for "Needs Details or Clarity"

I had posted a question Query on reducts and core algorithm in Rough Sets [closed], where I was trying to understand a ppt example in Computational Intelligence subject. I gave the example, I gave the ...
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Why was this question closed/deleted for lacking context?

This question was closed, and the reason was lack of context. While I understand that an attempt doesn't equal context, I am confused as to what exactly was wrong with the post. The OP had made some ...
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Feature: options for downvoting an answer similar to the options for closing a question

For the most part, users give very useful comments that help improve the question/answer. But I am sure many of you too must have come across sometimes the mysterious offshoot downvote and then spend ...
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I want to understand as to why my question was downvoted.

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Need to compute the conditional expectation I have received two downvotes for this question. I am a new user to this platform, and this was ...
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Ask a new question or undelete and edit the deleted question?

So initially I asked a not so well-focused and clear question on expressing functions as sums of exponential and sinusoidal functions. Then later I deleted it because it wasn’t so clear. Then, just ...
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When is it appropriate to retract a downvote?

I was idly looking through a list of questions that I had downvoted. Some of those questions now looked OK, and I wondered why I had downvoted them. In one case I investigated, the explanation was ...
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Feature: Option for larger view of each post in the "Search page"

Currently when we search for some keyword in MSE we get a snippet view of each search result I was wondering if we can include the option for "larger view", where we see a snippet of at ...
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Was the style of the up/down-vote arrows changed?

I noticed that the style of the up/down-votes button has changed (for me at least). At first, I thought it was a bug, but frequent reloading makes it look like a change. Now, it looks quite similar to ...
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Difficulties with displaying set signs

In the following question I recently asked, I wasn't able to the display the symbols denoting sets in mathematics: {, and }. Usually, I write them by putting ...
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If a question author receives an answer needing some editing, can the answer be edited by the question author so the answer author gets full credit?

I have this question that I want to up-vote an answer for it, namely Algebraically Simplify $n =\left( \frac{ \left(5\right)^{\log 5}} { \left(2 \right)^{\log 2}} \right) ^{ \frac{1} {\log 2-\log 5 } }...
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Removing a tag does not immediately remove the question from the list of questions for the tag

I just removed the geometric-probability tag from Coupon collector problem with a large set of coupons. When I then searched for questions with this tag (https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Ideal onboarding for MathSE

As a community, we expect new users of the site to do a lot of work before making their first post (which is on average a new question). They have to make an account and sign up, be at least somewhat ...
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I am requesting the moderators to delete that post

As I lack sufficient reputation to comment, I am creating a meta post. I am requesting the moderators to delete that post because they are cheating Solving $(a+1)^{\log_a(x-2)} - a^{\log_{a+1}(x-1)} = ...
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