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Setting things straight: What style of tags are we going to be using when we launch Public?

We must do this before we go Public. This is because, on the day Public starts, all of a sudden, tag creation is limited to all but the highest of rep counts. Tag style will more or less be "locked ...
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Are "What is X?" questions acceptable?

There have been a few questions of the form "What is this mathematical concept?" On MO, there were several at the beginning, including some asked by reputed mathematicians, but since then they've ...
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How do we advertise math.SE?

We all presumably came here after receiving the email that math.SE was in private beta. In a few days, however, the site will go public. We'd like to get a much bigger following, and I doubt we'll ...
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Should we adapt the FAQ from the Mathoverflow FAQ? If yes, how much of it is relevant?

Over at Mathoverflow, we put a lot of time and thought into the FAQ. While a lot of it is not applicable to math.SE, there are a number of ideas there that could be very useful to this site. I ...
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What is our policy on questions that are quite clearly homework? [duplicate]

What's the policy with questions like Prove: $(a + b)^{n} \geq a^{n} + b^{n}$ https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1350/is-the-set-of-polynomials-of-degree-2-a-vector-space which are, I think, ...
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How to learn MathJax?

I learn MathJax by looking at the source of a formula, whether it's here or in MathJax website. However, if the symbol I need cannot be found on the formulas I can find, then I'm stuck. Any idea/ ...
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Why is (MathJaX help) not there, when you need it?

I was asking a maths question and I don't know how to write the integral. So I'm starting to look for the MathJaX from Faq page but not there, I go to main page not there, I go to about page not there....
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Math markup, diagrams, etc. -- pointers please

Feeling a bit dumb as I plunge into math.stackexchange.com after many years away from the world of mathematics, but can somebody please provide a very quick tutorial -- list of reference pointers ...
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What's going on with the question "Change of measure"

A homework question posted 2 hours ago has been locked: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/21853/change-of-measure. Is it the level of the question (i.e., graduate level) that earned it this ...
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Why was the featured tag removed on meta?

The featured tag, a special moderator-only tag, had been on several entries (such as the FAQ and a post about how to use LaTeX) and is now gone. It caused those tagged entries to show on the parent ...
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What to put in the FAQ (the "on-/off-topic" section)?

Currently, we can modify the FAQ, but only half a section: Therefore, most of the [faq-proposed] cannot be applied so far. It was recommended we just include the ...
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How am I supposed to use tags?

I seem to have severe difficulty finding the right tags to add to a post, which is infuriating when I can't post unless I have added some. For a simple brackets expansion problem I had, I can't use *...
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How to make a gray background for questions

Instead of putting an image to type up a question, how do I get the gray background? For example here: FAQ for math.stackexchange It isn't a question, but I want that background? JL guessing: ...
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Where can I read about entering in my math in the correct format?

I'm not really sure what to search for. I didn't find the info in the Faq.
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type summation symbol in math.stackexchange [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: FAQ for math.stackexchange Suppose that I want to sum p(xi)*log(p(xi)) from one to n. How can I type it using LaTeX? Please help me guys. I ...
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