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Newcomer Tutorial

I've seen time and time again newcomers coming to this exchange who've clearly not read the rules on how to post a good question to this exchange. I'm unsure how feasible this would be to implement on ...
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Notifications to followers of a question about its status updates (closed / open)

In my opinion, one of the most important functions of following a question should be to notify users its status updates. For example, say I encountered a question in the close vote review queue that I ...
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A Suggested Feature for Editing

While editing a question/answer, the window shows two spaces (I don't know what it is called): The original format of the question/answer (including all the MathJax etc) How the question/answer is ...
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Should we write every constant upright?

This post comes out because some of my edit was rejected. I honestly think we should use upright letter for specific mathematical constant. For example I think $\operatorname i$ is the immaginary ...
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Addressing Community Specific Close Reasons (Again)

Currently, there are two radio buttons in the "Why should this question be closed?" dialog which are very similar, and which fail to clearly address a category of question which should be closed. The ...
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Feature to remind users to place a bounty

Often times a question comes along that I really want to know the answer to, but I can see that it has not received much attention yet. I can only place a bounty after some time has passed. ...
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Enforce accurate titles more strictly

The questions I view here have repetitive or inaccurate titles. I think this site as whole would be more useful if people paid more attention to titles. and, I think that can happen if we are more ...
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Question about RSS Feed

Is there a way to RSS feed the unanswered questions? Because I would find it easier to have an influx of questions about certain tags I like. Is that even possible?
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Could we encourage posting code for numerical analysis and visualizations?

Many answerers create stunning visualizations to augment their answers. Numerical analysis is often leveraged to come to results. Both are using programming knowledge as a piece of the mathematician's ...
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Would it be possible to include the scicomp.SE site in the list of related SE sites?

I came across a post that is in my opinion more about scientific computing, than mathematics. Therefore I wanted to flag the question accordingly, but I couldn't find the scicomp.SE site among the ...
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Can we have a smarter serial voting detection?

Serial voting simply because of disagreement of opinions is toxic in the main site. While deduction of a few points does not (maybe it does) matter a lot for the victim, in the long run, however, it ...
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How do I label the rows/columns of a matrix in MathJax?

$$ \qquad \quad \ \ 1 \ \ \ \ 2 \ \ \ \ \ 3 \ \ \ \ 4 \ \ \ \ 5 \ \ \ \ \ \\ A = \begin{bmatrix} h & e & l & l & o \\ m & s & e & * & * \\ m & e & t & a &...
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Why can't I edit my own deleted (hidden) question?

There was an issue in my last question on Math.Stackexchange. I wanted to first formulate the general idea of my question, and then work on the question a little bit. It would be ideal if I could do ...
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Marking a comment as resolved?

The problem Sometimes someone comments on a question suggesting that some aspect of the question be clarified or otherwise changed. Then the OP changes the question accordingly, sometimes including ...
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Is there a way to enable desktop notifications for answers?

If there is way or if this could be a feature for certain questions would this be possible?
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Why can't we delete our own post on the phone app (Android)?

In this period of forced quarantine (april 2020, province of Québec) I only have my phone to access Stack Exchange. On a phone, I'm much slower and it sometimes happen that I post an answer at the ...
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Autofilters for Hot Network Questions

The SE software allows us to request certain regular expressions be automatically excluded from the Hot Network Questions. I was asked by the CMs to make this post on the meta, and include the list. ...
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Is there any plan to bring dark mode to MSE as in the case of Stack Overflow?

Recently, dark mode has been applied on https://stackoverflow.com. The result is fantastic to me. Is there any plan to bring it to MSE?
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Is it possible to see how many users are online?

Is it possible to see how many users (especially experts) are online? or I should find it by checking user by user? It seem to me that nobody respond to my recent posts. Where can I find in my ...
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Why doesn’t the system tell you the character limit while writing a question. [duplicate]

Earlier, whenever I was about to write a post, when I was done with the title, the system would tell me that I have overshot my character limit. This was quite helpful. But after the last update, it ...
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Feature Request: Why can't we favorite answers? [duplicate]

I have a feature request why can't we favorite answers? Would it be a problem?
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How to write appropriate numbers in non of math, physics and chemistry sites in stackexchange? [closed]

in my question in my ell.stackexchange account, I want that look like user$20445$ instead of user20445. How can I do this? I am not comfortable with these inappropriate numbers.
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Enable syntax highlighting on Mathematics

Would it be possible to enable syntax highlighting (colour) for code blocks on the Mathematics site? Example from the Stack Overflow site:
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How many hours has a user been on math.stack?

In this question, How much time a day is healthy to spend on MSE? OP asked this "how many hours do you spend here?" And made me think that if Is it possible to know the total of hours that a user ...
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Suggested edits : changes in titles

When reviewing suggested Edit, there is a side by side view before/after of the post. Could it possible to have the same feature for changes in the titles? It can be quite difficult to validate an ...
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Why does the similar question feature not exist for the SE android app?

In Stack Exchange website we have a great feature which let us know if a similar question exists. It is present below the title bar. Initially I was wondering if this feature existed in the app but ...
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Improved wrong comments written with MathJaX? [duplicate]

Sometimes I see that some comments are written with command or syntax errors. In fact they are displayed in red (for example $\gama$ instead of \gamma ($\gamma$)) ...
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Can we have a spell-check and grammar-check to improve posts?

Can we have a spell-checker and grammar-checker on Math.SE ? so that could fix all the errors that some users have because they are not native english speakers. Whether on their questions, answers, ...
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Deleted questions (or deleted user accounts)

Over the last year or two I have encountered a couple of times the situation that I answered a (possibly badly formulated) question on a topic I am expert in (the [gap] tag) as I felt that the ...
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Post getting down-votes, because it's a duplicate. Can't delete.

I posted a question regarding a "new discovery" with divisibility tests and it was marked as duplicate by a user because it is very similar to other divisibility tests. I am losing reputation because ...
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Switch to MathJax version 3?

It seems it has been a long time since the MathJax has been updated on this site (probably MathJax 2.7 beta by @m0sa). So I was wondering if there is a plan to switch to newer version 3? (http://docs....
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Collaboration on Proofs

I'm a burgeoning computer scientist and interested in collaborating with others on proofs and solutions to difficult problems, both for fun and for publication purposes. I'm wondering whether there is ...
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Notice when an answer you commented on gets deleted

I posted an answer to a question but it turns out I had a major error in it. Another user posted a comment pointing out the error. I agree with the comment and so I deleted the answer. For SE in ...
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Would replacing the option of downvoting a question below zero …

... with the following option have any serious negative consequences? Instead of downvoting to below zero, one could suggest a tag for the question that would identify it as a kind of question that ...
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Organizing The MathJax Tutorial

There is a wonderful post dedicated to MathJax code found here: MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference The only problem I see with this post is that the additional contents below the original ...
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In the StackExchange iPhone app, how do I get MathJax to work in comments in the Math StackExchange section?

I’m not sure this is the right place to ask but it seemed like it is. I don’t get this problem for other sections of StackExchange. Just the “Mathematics” section.
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Faster copying of math formulas

I copy math formulas in posts frequently using Show Math as ▶ TeX commands. This requires control-click plus mouse movement plus command-a and control-C, a lot of ...
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Auto-detecting dead links within the Stack Exchange network

I was exploring this question. The answer in particular links to a CS Theory question (that I assume was similar or the same) that had been deleted/moved. I imagine that there A LOT of questions ...
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Is it possible to know the name of a user with account deleted?

As you know, when an account is deleted, the name of the user is set to their id, say user123. Can we know the name(s) of this user when was an active account? I did check data.SE but found nothing ...
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threads for the question, as more conclusions, comments are made [closed]

Instead of just commenting under the answer, it will be helpful to create a thread by the person who raised the question, in order to imply the steps of conclusion drawn with the help of the comments ...
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Finding MathJax mistakes (or general mistakes) in your (soon to be posted) question/answer more easily

Often when I post a question or answer which gets a little bit longer and I make a mistake somewhere in this post, I tend to find it fairly difficult to find the spot in the text/code where I want to ...
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Auto-delete a comment in reply to a deleted comment

It has happened to me many times that I posted an answer and a user found a minor or major flaw in my answer, commented it and I fixed it. Then after, I thanked the guy for his helpful feedback and ...
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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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Question Deleted After Receiving Answer

This is another example of an OP deleting a question after receiving an answer. https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/3334999/find-a-jordan-basis-for-a-linear-operator This has been discussed ...
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Why I received a message that stopped me from asking another question?

I've registered a new account several months ago, and have asked 4 questions for 4 consecutive days (until yesterday). These questions receive 1,1,8 and 11 upvotes for each. When I was asking another ...
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What are your options to draw commutative diagrams on MSE? [duplicate]

I know that I asked similar questions in the past, but I still do not seem to figure it out, what the best way is to post a 'complex' diagram on this website. Nothing seems to work, and the things ...
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How to subscribe to a tag?

Since some time, I have been unable to subscribe to a tag I'm interested in, so that I get emailed new questions in such a tag. I have found some posts about subscribing, the ones with the most ...
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Will this site add a guided mode similar to the one recently introduced on Stack Overflow?

The Stack Overflow has an interesting guided mode which got implemented quite recently, see https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/381671/the-ask-question-wizard-is-live . Personally I think it ...
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Can we have a partial answer checkbox?

I recently posted a partial answer to this question. It was too long to post as a comment. Would it be a good idea to have a 'this is a partial answer' checkbox underneath the 'post your answer' ...
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Ad URLs should not use path nested under stackexchange.com (but maybe a subdomain instead)

I just noticed this on the right-hand side of a question: It looked sort of interesting to me but being new I wasn't sure if this was an ad or not, so I hovered my mouse over it. It links to "http://...

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