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About putting a -passed away- notice on some user’s profiles, but having prior approval from the close relatives

When a person passes away, usually a notice indicating this, is added on their profiles, or names (papers, etc). For such users on the site, can the notice be implemented too? but having the prior ...
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Can we limit downvotes without justification to -2

I can understand why folks downvote and I respect the reasons for doing this. It seems to me that when a question is at -2 and someone downvotes it further, that this down vote is crossing a line. ...
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"Bookmarks" option below "Home" link or among top-right options

Often times I find myself visiting the bookmarked post of "meta". So: Open meta in new tab. Click on the profile. Click on "Bookmarks". And now I select the one required. This, ...
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"Post Answer" option for those mid-way writing despite "Closed" post

When the post is closed, no longer answers are accepted as: the answer box gets removed. if you were writing something, the post answer option is no longer available. In the latter case, I am ...
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Closing a post with multiple duplicates

Many questions posted on the site are duplicates, but sometimes it's not easy to identify the most perfect match. Frequently, for instance, there is an older question, itself a closed duplicate, that ...
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How to quickly find recent questions with lots of upvotes?

Sometimes I want to find recent questions with lots of upvotes. My current way to do so is to go to Questions -> Newest, then do a lot of down-scrolling while visually scanning the numbers of votes....
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Let's downvote our sandbox to prevent edits from bumping it

Our sandbox (with a permanent vote score of 124) is perpetually hogging attention near or at the top of our Meta homepage. In contrast, Physics StackExchange's sandbox's activities rightly occur under ...
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Implementing a fill-in-the-blank type structure for new users asking questions

A notable problem on this site seems to be PSQs from new users. In order to encourage better questions, I suggest implementing a fill-in-the-blank type structure for new users asking questions. Once a ...
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What to do about unrendered LATEX in newsletters?

As MathJax requires JavaScript to render, it can't be rendered inside an email as emails don't allow the execution of arbitrary JavaScript. This is a problem for readers of the MathExchange newsletter ...
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Should there be a model question tag?

Given the amount of material on the site now, I have previously asked questions about curating content better so it is more accessible. So this is an idea that may not work, but is designed to think ...
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"Report Abuse" or "Report Bullying" Button

I came here to report about someone who bullied me a few days ago but to my surprise, their account is already temporarily suspended, most likely, within a couple of days from now. But most likely the ...
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Shouldn't downvoters undo their downvotes to questions which are later edited and improved?

Downvoters should necessarily review the downvoted question once the question has been revised/improved and the new version of the question meets MSE guidelines. It is very common that someone ...
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How can I get my answer's deletion reviewed and possibly overturned [duplicate]

Before posting here, I read these three posts: How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion? which says: "...
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It is possible to incorporate in the Tags main page the additional filter "Watchers"?

I would like to make a suggestion for the Tag main page, were currently they could be found the filters by: Popular/Name/New In my short experience here so far, I have been really useful to know also ...
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Adding reminders on posts

I propose the implementation of a reminder feature on math.SE, which can remind users to take certain actions on the site after a specified time period. Under each post, there can be a "Remind&...
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Is possible to use a spoiler for a list in a question of a proof?

I would like to use a spoiler in this post of the the proof of the point $1$-$3$ but unfortunately I was not able: so is it possible use a spoiler?
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How to highlight important points of your text?

A while back quotation by > was done with a orange box. The new quotation box is visually very bland. One might like that, one may not. That's fine. I remember that highlighting questions or other ...
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About a possible change of instructions to ask a question, for beginners.

It's a well known problem that a new user often doesn't ask a question properly, e.g. asks a PSQ. Perhaps the user can be suggested to check just this table, (to begin with), instead of the current 2 ...
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Looking for stats on relation between rep, number of questions, and number of questions downvoted is

I'm looking for some following stats: A detailed histogram depicting for a given amount of rep, what the average number of questions asked is Conversely, a detailed histogram depicting for a given ...
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About removing the reputation of suggested-edits and put that reputation to find duplicates

In the context of the current situation, and also, time ago situation, in part for the duplicate-questions on math.SE, Could it be that, perhaps temporarily, the +2 reputation for the suggested edits ...
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Suggestion to mass-replace links to http://math.uga.edu/~pete

Links to various files starting with http://math.uga.edu/~pete and http://www.math.uga.edu/~pete no longer work, but they can be ...
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Measuring the health of MSE over time (in terms of activity)

I'm wondering if there's a way to see site health diagnostics, like: the number of active users currently on the site (cf. Reddit has this feature), perhaps with further data on the tags to which ...
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Should we be more harsh on questions with answers elsewhere?

In this question and many others which I have seen, the question is an exact copy with little changes to itself on quora or other sites. I left a comment on the post with reference to the quora post, ...
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Is there a way to see related questions *before* I post a question? [duplicate]

Is there a way to see related questions before I post a question? I recently posted this question. After I wrote the question, but before I posted it, I went through the automatically-generated list ...
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How can we conduct automated collaborator detection? Should we conduct it?

I'm curious if there is a way for me to easily find out who answers my questions the most/comments the most/upvotes the most/who I have upvoted the most/bookmarked the most. Basically I would like to ...
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Feature request to help new users [duplicate]

I had this thought the other day on what was concerning new users the most, and one thing I noticed was how new users' questions were regularly downvoted. Being a new user means being exposed to many ...
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Audit on demand for review queues

I have just gained queues access privilege (500 reputation), so I can review First Answers, First questions and Late answers on main website. I'm willing to help these queues alongside the community ...
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Need of a thread listing software for studying mathematics

There is been a considerable amount of questions on the mainsite relating to softwares used in plotting in complex functions. Search As a solution to remove the amount of redundancy on the site, I ...
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Request for changing post edit rules. [duplicate]

I have noticed that correcting a mathematical mistake in post editing is not allowed; only minor changes are allowed. It is preferable to write a comment explaining the mistake. The thing that ...
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I made the best answer to my own question after posting a bounty on it. Now I'm losing $50$ points when I haven't done anything wrong. A bit unfair?

The question I'm talking about: For any unbounded set of real numbers, is there a subset which almost coincides with a uniformly spread out set of points an infinite amount of times? I answered it ...
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Could bookmarks have a facility for grouping questions similar to playlists in YouTube?

As a user, I have a need to explore a variety of topics simultaneously for academic reasons. With time the bookmarks of questions of my interest started becoming a bit cumbersome, haphazard and all ...
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Special commands for absolute value and norm

Normally in LaTeX I find it very annoying to read and edit paired delimiters such as \lvert x \rvert, so I would ...
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Remove the strikethrough on deleted text in suggested edits

I have also posted this feature request on Meta. I recently reached 2k rep, so I've done my first few suggested edit reviews. I reviewed this edit, and I noticed something. The strikethrough through ...
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A suggestion to add to review queues ( First questions - Share feedback)

I suggest that you add this type of examples to review queues ( First questions - Share feedback) it will be much of help for the new users and the one who reviews the question, I know there is a ...
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Accessing answers from the Timeline page?

This is a minor thing, but it's been bugging me: When I navigate onto the Timeline page for a post (using the little clock icon), I can often see that there is a new answer (e.g. here, on today, Oct ...
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Is there a way to enlarge the expressions in a piecewise function?

$$\text{No. palindromes} = \begin{cases} {n \div 2 \choose (n-k) \div 2, k \div 2}, & n = 2x, k = 2y \\[2ex] {\lfloor n \div 2 \rfloor\choose (n-1 -k) \div 2, k \div 2}, & n = 2x +1, k = 2y \\[...
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Standards of editing [duplicate]

A question posted to math.s.e. said $$ X ~ \operatorname{Poi}(\lambda) $$ and that was coded as X ~ \operatorname{Poi}(\lambda). It is obvious that the poster ...
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Is the last seen/ last active feature of users disabled by the stack exchange website? Why so?

Well, I have been inactive on the MSE for quite some time due to personal problems and as I came back I observed that earlier I could see on the profile on users that at what date and time they have ...
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Feature suggestion: marking an edit as minor to avoid messing with the question flow

I won't be surprised if it has already been discussed, but anyway. I relatively often make minor edits to my own answers: typically a typo in math or in English, or a slight modification of the logic ...
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Why has the number of profile views been removed from MSE?

The number of profile views of each user is no longer visible. Why has this been removed from MSE?
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Should “specific-user” tag not be removed from Meta?

It seems that the tag specific-user is almost never used on Meta sites; for example, Meta.SE or Physics Meta does not have such a tag. In my opinion, this tag should be removed because of the ...
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Part 2- Let us introduce non mandatory tests for new users

Some approximately 100 days before I posted a similar question explaining a mandatory test for new user to get more familiar with site working however it was highly disagreed in form of downvotes. Let ...
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Recommendation: enhance the mathSE HTML/Markdown help article re images

Turns out, based on the responses, that the topic is much more complex than I first envisioned. One alternative is for someone to edit the corresponding Help article (referenced below), with a link ...
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How do we know if there's someone working on my question?

I'm just curious (and sometimes annoyed) that, it's sometimes really hard to tell whether a question is being solved by someone, or just forgotten by the community. Especially, when a problem is hard ...
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Make linking of questions a transitive relation

Right now if $a$ is a dupe of $b$ and $b$ is marked as a dupe of $c$, then $a$ doesn't appear in the linked questions for $c$. It maybe helpful if question $c$ could inherit all the dupes from the ...
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Formatting of badges is not proper - a possible bug?

Today while searching for badges I found that some of the badges specially with long name aren't formatted rightly. For example- Another example- One more example where description of tag is about ...
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Remove "This question has more than 30 answers" warning for "big-list" questions on meta

Since "big-list" questions are expected to get more than 30 answers, is it OK for you to remove the "This question has more than 30 answers" warning? Could it also be done on other ...
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Why don't we have a Reputation per Number of Posts statistic in our profiles?

Wouldn't a "Reputation per Number of Posts" stat on our profiles, and a possible badge for some minimum amount of the same, discourage low-quality and/or spam posts? The reason I ask for ...
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A Private Communication Before Any Suspension

Preamble I have experienced several suspensions in some community, in none of which I was warned by the moderators before being suspended although I received a useless mandatory moderator message ...
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A Meta Thread for Requests for Upvoting Posts Treated Unfairly

Preamble After I asked an unpopular question on Meta, my inactive question on the main site received some downvotes; it seems that the downvoters wanted to remind me of the fact that my post was too ...
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