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How to include a figure from geogebra?

I want to post a question regarding geometry. I use the geogebra app for creating a graphic, but I do not know how to bring a drawn figure from there to here. How could I achieve this? It would be ...
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Shared rep credits for edits

If you do an edit on a question, surely you should be eligible for a share of any rep points on that question? Similar to the usual affiliate programs.
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Does one also get reputation for editing questions?

I recently added a link to the question posted on the De Bruijn-Erdos theorem. For some reason I received two reputation, but this doesn't seem to be one of the cases listed in the FAQ reputation ...
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What's the point of editing bad questions or editing in general?

I have a few edits. Sometimes I'll see a typo or a small LaTex thing that can be improved, but my rule is I only edit posts that have some value to them. But the problem is that most posts that have ...
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Why allow multiple parallel edits but accept only one?

As I just found out, multiple people can edit a question at the same time. I happened to be the one to submit last. The red notification that told me that I cannot submit that edit was really pretty, ...
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How to edit my answers?

I'm new here and I'm having some problems to edit my answers. I don't know how to edit them. So I'm forced to answer the question with my iPhone keyboard. Can someone suggest something?
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Is it OK to roll back stylistic editing on one's own post?

Someone edited my posted question from a style that I preferred to one he preferred. It is OK for a book or journal editor to change copy to house style; but this user has no such status. The matter ...
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Adding tags to (suggested) edits

Can I user with sufficient reputation (1000) to create new tags add these tags to suggested edits? What about users with sufficient reputation (2000) to edit posts?
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What is the correct policy here with respect to rollbacks?

Today I saw multiple edits by the same user that seemed to destroy the formatting of the original question. See here and here. Other edits by this user do seem to be in good faith, see here. In both ...
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Should I post an answer to my question which doesn't answer the specific question, but is relevant and helpful?

Several months ago, I asked a question about whether or not a certain operation was used in mathematics. I then went on to explain this operation in some amount of detail. I recently decided to come ...
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Was this edit rejected? Why wasn't I notified?

Earlier this evening, I suggested an edit to this post which was much like this: I'm posting this screenshot in case this duplicate edit gets rejected too. Because it seems my previous one was. ...
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About making small edits

I had a question regarding editing. Sometimes, a question looks ok in terms of its formatting but has a few math portions not embedded in math jax. Is it good or bad to be fixing this? To state an ...
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How to deal with users consistently posting answers without LaTeX?

The title says it all, is there a way to get in contact which users who consistently post answers without using $\LaTeX$? I've come accross a user who does that and (as I had some free time) edited ...
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What to do when someone edits a question to match his answer, even if that's possibly not the OP's original intent

What should I do when I spot someone editing a question to match his answer to it, even though that may not be what the original poster intended? Here is the example I just spotted. Those who can ...
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Answer is wrong, suggested edit is right

What I should do if answer is clearly wrong, and this is corrected by a suggested edit? Reject or accept? As I understand we cannot change sense of post by editing. But a wrong answer is a worst thing ...
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Editing a question to make it more general (in presence of general answers)

Today I discovered this question: Determinant of rank-one perturbations of (invertible) matrices There, the OP asks how the determinant of $I + vv^T$ can be computed. Nevertheless, (one of) the ...
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What to do with edits that “just add dollar signs”?

It's no secret that a lot of the people out there don't know enough LaTeX. Maybe they were never exposed to it, or maybe they are just unaware of the fact you can use MathJax on the site. So ...
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Why must a minimum of 6 characters be changed when editing typesetting errors? [duplicate]

I've had some problems when helping to fix minor typesetting errors that I am required to edit a minimum number of characters, but usually only less than 6 are needed to change. What's the reason for ...
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When editing tags, the bottom of the tag popup is invisible

When editing the tags of a question, a pop-up appears listing up to 6 tags containing the current word and their excerpt. When the excerpts are long, the tag box is truncated, and I can't scroll down ...
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About edition of a topic [duplicate]

Sometimes I Find some french in MSE, and I never can edit some "language mistakes" like in this post When I have to justify my edit : I know numbers are 1 2 3 4 5 6... so why it doesn't work? :/ ...
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Is it possible to edit the deleted post

After a long period a post is deleted, is it still possible to edit the deleted post?
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Cannot edit my bounty notice

I started a bounty here, and placed the reason why as provided. However, I made several typos and I can't seem to edit the notice. I intended to say: $$L(Du,u_t,u,x,t)=\int_{U_T} e^{-c(\epsilon)t}\...
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Quoting other posts without going to edit

To copy a post with formatting, I have to open the edit tag. This seems dangerous, as I am afraid of mistakenly editing the proof. May the designers of the site create a new button where markup is ...
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Wrong title revision used in suggested edits history

The suggested edit history (accessible here) shows the wrong (not the one from the moment the edit was suggested) title upon "Edit" resolution of the suggested edit. I can see why the current title is ...
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Editing out inappropriate remarks to an otherwise reasonable answer

I was reviewing the "Low Quality Post" queue and came across an answer from a new user that (a) criticized a comment on the post and (b) gave a link to a reasonably good explanation of the answer. ...
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Is that OK to modify a question significantly?

If, after posting a question for some time, I found out it is another related but quite different question that really interested me. Is that OK to just modify the original question to the new one, or ...
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Editing Other's Answers Etiquette

You see an answer which is incorrect in formatting or content, but is easily fixable. What do you do? I see three reasonable (active) options: 1) Add a comment explaining the issue and the suggested ...
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Tag editing gone rogue

When reporting a new layout bug to the design change thread, I noticed the following: (many irrelevant tags) But hitting the "edit" button ("edit tags" won't work due to layout issues) I get this: ...
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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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Rejected edit question [duplicate]

I've just gone to edit a question and noticed my last was rejected here: Help solving differential equation? The reason given was that it conflicted with a subsequent edit, but from that link the ...
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There should be a sign that someone's editing a question/answer.

It may easily happen that you're editing a hugely improperly written question/answer and it so happens that someone else is editing too, and after you're all done it turns out you've been wasting your ...
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Why were new parts added to a question by “community” months after the original was answered?

In March 2014, the question Find the Nash equilibria for a joint project modeled as a strategic game was migrated here from MathOverflow. It was promptly answered and the OP accepted the answer. In ...
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Is it alright to do an unnecessary edit so you can change your vote?

Someone who accidentally downvoted one of my answers has edited my answer with a non-substantial edit just so they could change it to an upvote. Is this allowed?
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Editing closed questions to add answers

Recently we have seen quite a few instances of users editing questions that are closed to add their answers to the body of the questions themselves. That is a clear subversion of the rules and an ...
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Can't edit Edit Summary

I make an edit, and type something in the Edit Summary box. Then I realise five minutes later that my edit summary was wrong. So I click on "edited 5 mins ago", and then on "edit" (with mouse-over ...
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Is it ok to ask a more specific version of a question that I have asked?

I have asked this question yesterday: On the sum of digits of $n^k$ and it doesn't seem likely to receive a definitive answer anytime soon. As TonyK pointed out in his answer the (seemingly simpler) ...
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Latex preview when initially composing an answer

When one starts writing an answer, it is not possible to turn off the live preview of the answer. This makes it rather painful when composing long, latex-rich answers. The only way around it is to ...
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Someone edited my answer… years after I deleted it!

So I just got a notification that someone made an edit to one of my answers. It's a minor formatting that would probably improve the quality of my answer... except for the fact that I deleted that ...
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Suggestion to improve the quality of questions.

Recently, a contentious discussion has been taken place in Removed Question vs Reputation around the opening of the question Determine if $\frac{k-1}{k}+ \frac{1}{k(k+1)}= \frac{k}{k+1}$ holds. I ...
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What does [Edit removed during grace period] mean?

I asked a question a couple of days ago and today I saw that it was edited by some user. When I clicked on the Revisions, instead of the revision, I saw this: [Edit removed during grace period] ...
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What to do when question is edited by original poster in such a way that it deprecates answers

I recently posted an answer to a users question, which at that time was valid. The original poster later edited the question with a specific condition, which deprecated my (and several other users) ...
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Removal of the “too minor” reason for rejecting an edit

The edit review system appears to have been updated, and among the changes is the removal of the "too minor" reason for rejecting an edit. Does anyone know why this has been changed? Are minor edits ...
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How Can I Improve Another Person's Answer (Beyond the Scope of An Edit)?

I am wondering about what the best course of action would be when one encounters an answer which provides the mechanics of a non-trivial solution, but which is presented in a highly confusing way. In ...
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What to do if you don't have 2,000 rep to rollback an edit?

Here, I converted the question so that it was strictly what the OP asked written in LaTeX notation and deleted an incorrect tag. However, the person who edited it after I did changed some E values to $...
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Should I really edit Titles

I noticed that $\LaTeX$ is not used in title of following question Prove that $1 + 4 + 7 + · · · + 3n − 2 = \frac {n(3n − 1)}{2}$ Before I click edit button, I noticed that it has ...
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How to increase service/traffic, a set of suggestions

(1) Make it possible for a teacher to register and monitor a class. As a teacher if I could find out the activity of my students on this site then I could encourage them by giving extra credits etc. ...
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Edit wars over tags

Occasionally I'll run into users, usually new ones, who don't understand what certain tags mean (for example, marking a high-school-level Euclidean geometry question with 'differential-geometry'). ...
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Changing $dx$ to $\operatorname d\!x$

Seems like someone has gone on a bizarre edit spree, deciding to randomly change $dx$ to $\operatorname d\!x$ (with no other edits). This is purely a matter of stylistic choice, and I find it really ...
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Clarification on edit rejection reasons 2

My edit was rejected. Yet, $$-\text{tr}\left[\text{adjoint}\left[(P^{-1}DP+I)\sin(\Omega t)^2(I+P^{-1}DP)\right] (P^{-1}DP\cos(\Omega t)-\cos(\Omega t)P^{-1}DP)\right]$$ is much more readable (and ...