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Why I can only post every 3 minutes?

I wanted to answer to 2 questions and it looks that my answer to the second question is not accepted because I answered the first one less than 3 minutes ago... why is there such a restriction? What ...
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What to do if half the answer given to question is wrong?

A really high reputation user wrote an answer to one of my questions. I had spent a lot of time thinking on his answer and I arrived to the conclusion that it's wrong unless the theorem is false. ...
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User with a pattern of completely incoherent answers

What to do about a user with a pattern of completely incoherent answers (as if produced by a random sentence generator): this, or this, for example? I flagged three of more egregious examples: ...
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Should a new answer bring the problem to the top?

A question I have answered some half an hour ago (Proving that all numbers are rational) stays deep below the fold and doesn't pop up to the top of the question list. Is there any explanation to this? ...
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Grayed-out answers.

Could someone please explain why this answer on the main site appears grayed-out, but when I put my mouse over it, it springs into life like a regular answer. There are two other answers to that ...
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Deleted *answers* which are improved

If a question is low quality then high rep. users have the option to close it, and then later the option to delete it. This has a built-in safeguard, in the sense that if the question is closed but ...
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Delete my old (and wrong) accepted answer [duplicate]

How do I delete this old answer of mine? Not only it's wrong but there's also a way better (and correct) answer below. Note: That answer is now moderator deleted. The OP of the Question involved ...
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How can I find a ranking for the answers?

It is easy to find the questions with the best scores and the worst scores. But how can I find the answers with the best scores and the worst scores ? Is a ranking of the answers concerning the ...
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Copying the answer with all code at once

Is there any way to copy the entire best answer, along with all the TeX codes at once (something like right click => select all => copy) for reference or further offline use?
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Exact time when one makes an answer.

I have done an answer in this question, but I wanted to see the exact hour I sent the answer, not 3 hours ago. I know that I can do it in the comments, but how can I do that in answers?
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What happens to “lost answers”?

I was answering a question and a phone call came in. To answer the call I went away from my MSE answer which was under construction, when the call ended I could not find the answer or even the ...
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Answer transformed to comment?

I wanted to answer a question, after I did my answer was automatically transformed to a comment. Why? I see another question here about this but they respond to the asker that this only happens when ...
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Answers no longer ordered by votes

For some reason when I read answers now they are ordered by time of submission rather than by votes (which was my default setting until recently, apparently). How do I return to the ordering by votes?
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Edits must be at least 6 characters [duplicate]

In https://math.stackexchange.com/a/1855782/4876 there is a missing closed bracket. When I added it, I received "Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post?" ...
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Answer to a closed question

I'm interested in the following question: https://math.stackexchange.com/q/1851713/84976 and I'd like to provide an answer. The problem is that the question has been closed (maybe before the last ...
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How to answer a question where a simple answer was given in comments?

This is related to this post on questions answered in comments, but different in that the site won't let me. The question in.. question is this. The answer is fairly simple in that 'Parameter' is an ...
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What if an answer is downvoted, but later corrected?

Recently I wrote an answer here. Initially it was incorrect, but now I feel that I have corrected it to the best of my knowledge. There is no other answer on the question either. Another answer was ...
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Combining two correct answers

I have this question which asks for both the real and non-real solutions of an equation and the methods I could use for them. Problem is however, there is one correct answer on the real part, and ...
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I want to be notified when a question is answered [duplicate]

Sometimes I like a question but I don't want to keep that page open for all eternity. Is there a way to make sure I get notified when the question is answered?
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How do I get to know if my question has been commented or answered?

I'm new here and I don't know how things work here and don't have any knowledge about commenting or answering questions. How do I get to know if my question has been commented or answered?
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Is this an answer only site for people who just started here?

I'm a new user. I don't understand why I can't tell users what is wrong with their work. You can only do that when you have reached reputation=50? I also don't understand anymore what is meant by ...
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Most upvoted answers

How to get the list of top $N$ answers that have been upvoted the most? For questions it is very easy, but not for answers. I don't expect some hidden web page, but a database query would be perfect....
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How to deal with users padding their answers with custom signatures?

I'd like to start by clarifying that this is not a question about whether custom signatures in posts should be allowed. That issue has been discussed before, and the SE policy on the matter is pretty ...
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Converting comment to answer

Is this done by just writing the answer and deleting the comment? Can you delete a comment that has been there for a while? (I ask this because I think you can't edit a comment after a few minutes--...
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Deleting a post

Today I encountered a person writing his comment as an answer as because he only have 35 bounties. So is there anyway by which you can delete such kind of answers OR any other user who is capable of ...
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Should I delete my answer if it is identical to others

I found a couple of similar questions. But don't think any of it answers my query. But if this is a duplicate I apologise and please point me towards the original. On a couple of occasions now I ...
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Browsing the answers by deleted users

Over the lifetime of the site, several high profile users had their profiles deleted (two such deletions were recently discussed on meta). As a result, over 8000 answers, many of them valuable, are ...
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I answered a question that was on hold

I was reading this question, and I had started writing my answer, but then once I posted it I noticed the question had been put on hold, and was wondering: Why can you still answer on hold questions? ...
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Community Wiki answers to avoid reputation

Sometimes, one comes across questions on the main site that facilitate very easy answers. For example, "Is this solution correct?" or "Is my understanding of definition X correct?", but also questions ...
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How to add a comment to an answer?

I see in some questions, Other are adding comments to an answer. How to do this?
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Can I ask the same question twice?

I asked a question but since it was very long, nobody answered me. I'm wondering if I should ask it again as a new question again (Of course I will make it much simpler than before) or should I just ...
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Three answers disappeared

Yesterday I have 287 answers in my profile, today 284. I don't know which answers disappeared, the only thing I can say is that I lost some reputation in functional analysis tag. What has happened? I ...
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Accepted answers are always displayed on top?

I always thought, that the accepted answer is displayed on top of the other answers, even if the others have more votes. This question seems to be a counterexample. Why is that? The timeline of the ...
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Is the asker notified when an answer to their question is edited? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lack of notification If I edit my answer to a question to add substantially new information, will the user who posted the original question be notified of it automatically, or ...
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When to down vote an answer?

I downvoted an answer (to this question) because I didn't think that the answer addressed the question well enough. There wasn't anything wrong about the answer, but I just didn't think that it ...
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Distinguishing between questions and answers in references.

I have noticed that users in the know can refer us back precisely to a question on a page of our site or to any specific answer they wish, on the same page. Here is an example, where we can click ...
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What happened to an answer that disappeared?

I posted an answer today that disappeared into the Memory Hole. Is there no way to tell what happened? When I click on "activity", there's no sign of it. Later comment: The question is again ...
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Wrong number of answers displayed in questions list

This question currently has one answer What is "anti-optimization" about? but is listed as having 2 answers at https://math.stackexchange.com/ https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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What's the best way to combine several answers and comments into a single answer?

What's the best way to combine several answers and comments, all of which contribute, but none of which on its own quite answers the question, into a single answer, focused on the question? Should I ...
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Can I edit someone else's answer to one of my questions and then accept it?

I have a question that has nearly a final answer, but it could use some rephrasing and updating. What is the idiom for handling this situation? Should attempt to edit the answer and then accept that, ...
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Newbie with problem in best answer classification

Hey all! I'm a newbie here, just registered yesterday. I asked a question at Math SE and I received 2 good answers, but I can't get them both up neither choose as best one. I think it's unfair to ...
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How can I delete my own answer?

This question is about how and when can I delete my own answer? I mean remove the answer, not editing it and replace the text by some remark such as "the answer was deleted". Edit: The "delete" link ...