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MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference

(Deutsch: MathJax: LaTeX Basic Tutorial und Referenz) To see how any formula was written in any question or answer, including this one, right-click on the expression and choose "Show Math As > ...
65 votes
11 answers

What is the site etiquette about (i) asking and (ii) answering questions in a language other than English?

We have a new user who has recently both asked and answered questions in French. I think we should discuss the appropriateness of this practice. As of 2023, there is a new policy on this.
38 votes
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Guidelines for context edits and rewrites

Suppose you come across a question that has been closed for lack of context, has high quality answers, and on its way to being deleted. Can you save the post by editing it to include more context? ...
71 votes
3 answers

Common acronyms used on main and meta

When I first joined this site, I had to figure out “OP” from context. Finding out what “CW” means was much easier, as it is often spelled out in full. CFV I had to be point-blank told about. It seems ...
7 votes
1 answer

I haven't been around for a while; what are the new policies I need to know in order to use the site?

I haven't used this site for a while (years); just busy with other things. A screenshot of my rating chart I've constantly been on Stack Exchange, but seldom on Math.SE (and virtually never on Math....
14 votes
11 answers

List of other mathematics resources for the FAQ

In response to this thread, I am starting a thread to compile other online mathematics-related sites to give people places to look before asking a question. These should be included in the FAQ like ...
212 votes
1 answer

How to ask a homework question

How to ask a homework question Can I ask a homework question here? How do I ask a homework question on this website? What information should I include in a question about homework? Why don't you ...
557 votes
3 answers

Differences between mathoverflow and math.stackexchange.

What are the differences between and Why two communities for Mathematics? Wasn't one enough?
28 votes
3 answers

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 ...
33 votes
5 answers

What do we do with users who post numerous unlabeled homework questions?

User student has, quite impressively, recognized that all of user6560's questions are homework questions from the ongoing course Math 620 at the University of Buffalo. I just went through, downvoted ...
16 votes
1 answer

Request: an easy way to access the posts on meta that explain policies or serve as tutorials or lists.

Today when I was going through the questions on our main site, I saw a question that showed absolutely no effort. But the op left a sentence "don't know where to start". Then I remembered I've seen ...
13 votes
1 answer

Put a link to a tutorial on the Tex in the FAQ

I have no idea how to use either of the Tex methods supported here. How about putting a link to the instructions or a tutorial on both in the FAQ?
16 votes
2 answers

An Identity Crisis

I'm raising a philosophical question, here, having to do with the format and layout of M.SE versus the stated goals. Essentially, I am asking the question of whether the format of M.SE is in alignment ...
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1 answer

Elementary questions

I asked an elementary question on the site recently, and of course no one would answer it. I think this is an unnecessary limitation of the site. I think elementary questions have their place here. ...
5 votes
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What is our policy on questions that are quite clearly homework? [duplicate]

What's the policy with questions like Prove: $(a + b)^{n} \geq a^{n} + b^{n}$ which are, I think, ...

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