36 questions linked to/from Sandbox for drafts of long, complex posts
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Sandbox for long or complicated edits. [duplicate]

This sandbox is intended for a collective collaboration to edit posts which would require a lot of effort and a lot of time, in particular, $\LaTeX$ifying images. It serves to localize to one thread ...
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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 it and choose "Show Math As > TeX ...
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Where is the fine line between using and misusing?

Disclaimer: I am fully aware that we have a no-names policy on the meta. However due to recent events I am sorry to be the one to break it on such a delicate topic. Willie tried to do it without ...
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Found the answer while elaborating the question. Is that usual?

It's the 5th time this happens to me. Tried to solve some simple problem for about 20 minutes (four of them were just help-asking on passages of proofs) and decide to ask for some help/hint on ...
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I often need to edit my answers several times to fix errors or maybe to answer more directly the questions asked. But each time I edit my answer, the post will get a bit higher in the top questions ...
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As the following link shows, I thought "publishing" a mathematical idea in a form of Q&A is being encouraged in this site. Since Stack Overflow launched, we've been trying to explain that it's ...
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Would it be OK to ask people not to vote up my partial answer to a really good question?

Sometimes I see a highly voted excellent question on the Unanswered list and have some useful things to say that fall short of fully answering the question. But if I leave an answer with my partial ...
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Cleaning up an old post of mine — a moral dilemma

I am aware that math.se and other se sites are intended so that people who google questions can find answers to them on this site so they don't have to actually ask the question themselves. Thus, I ...
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Catalog of limits

WARNING: This post contains hundreds of mathematical formulas. Do not open it on devices, where rendering of MathJax is slow! For more comprehensive catalog see https://mathindex.wordpress.com (it ...
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Downvoting for a perfectly legitimate question just because one thinks the OP is misbehaving in other threads

One member wrote this is a very proper reason to downvote. He even implied that it is a very proper reason for voting to close. And he actually did vote to close, for example, as shown in this thread( ...
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Is too much self editing frowned upon?

I have found myself re-editing quite a bit until I feel a question is right, either I got things wrong (oops) or just get in a perfectionist mode, and have wondered what happens whenever I press the <...
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How can I freeze a question I created, so no one can post in it for a while?

I recently asked a question on Math.SE that hasn't received answers. I plan to do some major edits to it, after which maybe someone will be able to answer it. In the mean time, I don't want new posts ...
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Splitting a large question

My current project has an overarching goal and lots of sub-questions under that goal. The sub-questions are probably much more meaningful in the context of the overall goal, and in each other's ...