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The word “urgent” in a title should trigger a warning

It doesn't currently, and it adds nothing to the question. Most of the time it's "urgent" because homework is due soon. Agree or disagree?
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What does a new user have to do?

New user asked a question (note: original version had no diagram). Several close votes were recorded. New user then ENGAGED WITH THE COMMENTS, providing a diagram, and a comment indicating A ...
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Why Unsung Hero badge is so easy to obtain here?

No, I am not complaining. However, it is very strange for me, that I have obtained this badge, impossible to obtain on tex.stackexchange.com, near as a gift. I think that one of the reasons is that ...
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Registration to ask a question – has it made a difference?

In October 2016, Grace noted that registration to ask a question had been implemented on math.stackexchange. I would like to know whether this has had any effect on our site.
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Why do we allow questions from unregistered users?

So I was looking at this post by this user. Can I make a wild assertion? Unregistered users account for a big chunk of low-quality posts (Is this true?). Not to mention those users who never come back ...
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Defacing a downclosed post

I'm curious what the right response is to the situation where a post gets downclosed, and then the OP defaces it. For example, Complexity of finding a hamiltonian circuit in a Great ...
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Making the site useful to people who are not editors of the site

This site is extremely difficult to use for people who need the answer to a question. Perhaps it would be best to describe my experience as a first time user. I originally asked my question ...
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1answer
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Allow closing as duplicate for new questions

One of the changes to the closure system in the recent revamp was that to close something as a duplicate, the suggested duplicate needs to have an upvoted answer. I suppose that's a good thing when ...
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2answers
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Why is there a rep requirement to delete your question

Why is there a reputation requirement to delete your own question, particularly if it has no answers? It seems like something even unregistered users should have the right to do unilaterally, and I ...
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An auto-comment on first questions that motivates sharing doubts and thoughts

Very often I see a user's first question getting down-voted and eventually it ends up being closed. Usually I find this to be too rough of a treatment, as the user is not accustomed to the site. I ...
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How can I post as guest again?

At the time where I didn't have a math.stackexchange account, I could ask questions as a guest. At mathoverflow, I can still ask questions as a guest. But if I click on "Ask question" at math....
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Homework problems from new users

It seems like there are a lot of new users who join to post homework questions. That's perfectly fine, of course, but their questions are often just copy-and-pasted homework problems without any ...
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Frustrating user experience of a newly signed up user

TL;DR - Please change the behavior so that once a user signs up, the questions posted from a guest account with the same e-mail will be linked to the signed up user. Long version: After posting 2 ...
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1answer
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Accepting answer for question posted through unregistered account from other account

I created a Mathematics StackExchange account today. Unfortunately, before this, I posted a question as a guest (unregistered user). As my browser blocks cookies, I have lost access to this account. ...