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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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What to do in case of unsuccessful duplicate close vote (or flag)?

Consider a situation when a user votes to close a question as duplicate (or flags it as a duplicate if they do not have sufficient rep to cast close votes), and then the post is not closed. If the ...
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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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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 ...
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Overboard editing of answers?

After reading a question and providing an answer on math stack exchange, I often find myself thinking about it from time to time and making more progress on a fuller understanding of the issues/...
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Holding one's own answer hostage

Recently, this paragraph appeared in an answer: Now, the author of this edit thankfully removed this portion from their answer, but it prompted the question: is this sort of behavior OK? I ...
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\varnothing does not work

I created a question with \varnothing to denote empty set. In the preview it played nice, but on the question page \varnothing was replaced with \emptyset for some mysterious reason. Why \varnothing ...
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Is the editing wikipedia “sand box” the same as MathJax located here?

Or is there a practice somewhere within math stack? I will soon try for an account here, but want some practice. My Maple 14 LaTeX translator does not seem to be one hundred percent compatable.
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Why was my post deleted [closed]

My post for the question - On taking on taking square roots, by Niki -was interesting to me ,I posted 2 answers pertaining to comments and relevant to the question.For some reason the posts were ...
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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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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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Pausing questions - feature request

Sometimes, I ask a question, and a few minutes later realize my question is ambiguous and/or unclear and/or would benefit from a major rewrite. At this point, I kind of "panic" and frantically try ...
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What is the recommended procedure to request disassociation from a post?

As far as I know, it is possible to transfer the ownership of a question or an answer to the community user. For example, this was done for answers in some of the sandboxes here on meta (as I've ...
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post only in ascii

I have a plain ascii text that I would like to post by simple copy paste in math SE but my ascii text is interpreted differently. I would like to be able to ask my question in simple ascii, how shall ...
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1answer
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Change the “sandbox” to allow for shorter questions/answers.

On this question: Interpret the conditional density $f(x\mid\theta)$, where $\theta$ is the parameter of the density.? I had reformatted the question. The OP asked in a comment how he can learn LaTeX. ...
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what is the easiest way to keep a question/answer on hold until ready?

If preparing a question or answer takes time what would be a best way to save a temporary copy without releasing it?
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Typesetting issues: The map from preview to published post is not isometric.

I’m not sure if anyone is encountering this problem with the latest version of Mathematics Stack Exchange. It always turns out that whatever appears in the preview window as I type a question or an ...
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I broke Stackoverflow: HTML comments not editable. (sorry)

Edit this post describes a situation where I was unable to view the HTML artifact allowing me to edit or delete a comment in Chrome. First an apology, on breaking this question. I'm unable to edit ...
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Problems with Latex rendering

The Latex-text will not be represented as formulas. The Latex-text will not be rendered. Why? My text begins with 2 Dollar signs and ends with 2 Dollarsigns.
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How Can I save my answer a draft in MSE?

Sometime it happens that I want to answer a question. But at some point I want to save it for some reason and continue later when I have time or more arguments. I would like to know how I can ...
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I wrote a very specific, very detailed question that was put on hold for being unclear

I'm very annoyed right now. Over the past two days, I've been developing this very specific, very detailed question. It includes a problem statement (the question itself), and my progress towards ...
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1answer
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would like the option to answer on hold questions

I was busy writing a long- ish answer to https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1097163/when-we-have-a-circle-in-euclidian-in-h-what-is-the-center-and-radius-of-this-c but the question is on hold, ...
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Feature request: Save Question (and Answer) as Draft option

Sometimes a question pops into my mind a mere 5 minutes before I have to run an errand. In that situation, I can either: (a) write the question down on paper and ask it later, or (b) ask the question ...
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Can't use the sandbox

I am new to the community and I have been advised to use the sandbox to edit long posts so as not to disturb the frontpage of the site. But I think I am not able to use it yet because I can't "edit" ...
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asking a question with a complicated formula

Is it possible to save a question before submitting it? Sometimes a question may involve several complicated formulae which takes time to complete. It would be useful if you could prepare a question ...
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Providing a long answer

I would like to answer at length a certain question posted on math.stackexchange.com. My answer, if printed, would comprise several A4 pages. Is there a certain size limit for an answer? Is there a ...
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Is there a way that I can contribute to this site?

Hi guys I am studying "How to Prove It," by Velleman. its a great book and I feel that it can really help people out with logic. However, the one thing that this book lacks are the answers to all the ...
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Where I can keep a draft

I need to make private drafts, so I can post a question after I have it chewed, clarified. The question: Is here a way to make a draft, and keep it private? If the answer is no, then I ask for that ...
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Problem with math rendering in a long post

I posted this answer, https://math.stackexchange.com/a/1944415/30391 , but the first eight display style equations are not rendered. Instead their LaTeX commands are shown in boxes. The equations were ...
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Mathjax word processor [duplicate]

Question: Is there any word processor like google docs or Microsoft Word that uses Mathjax. My mathstackechange account is still timed out and I want to start forming/researching a question I'm having ...

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