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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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Suggested tag: errata in published works [duplicate]

There are a number of questions (I've raised a few myself) about a source work which appears to have a mistake. One possibly useful function of MSE might be to assemble a repository of errata in ...
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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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How to find my answers to deleted questions [duplicate]

One of the biggest frustrations I have while contributing to Math Stack Exchange is to spend time and effort answering a question just to find out that the questioner later deleted their question and ...
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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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Commenting about usage of MathJax while reviewing answers and questions

While posting questions or answers for the first time many beginner users do not use MathJax. Of course, others can edit the questions or answers to improve the MathJax but I feel that it is better to ...
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Flagging comments in mobile version of the site

When I was using the mobile version of the site, I did not find an option to flag comments. Why flagging comments in the mobile version is not possible? Any particular reasons?
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Hide reputation and badges

The greatest tension in this website is that StackExchange is designed to be "gamified", rewarding users who answer questions well with little positive reinforcements that they helped people....
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Include History of Science and Mathematics in the list of sites to migrate to

Edit: this question is not a duplicate of the one that has been mentioned in the comments, as I am here suggesting a built-in feature to allow HSM as a potential site to migrate to within the reasons-...
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Requesting New Feature: "View Mark-up" button

Beneath every answer on stack exchange, there are various hyperlinks, such as: Share Edit Follow Flag Occasionally, I want to copy a snippet mark-up language from an answer without editing that ...
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Making the tour mandatory before asking questions?

I have had a SE account for some time now so forgive me if this policy is already in place. I am curious if the tour is mandatory prior to asking questions? If not, has this ever been considered? Is ...
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Can we include lists of common questions in the Helpful links tab when asking a question?

I think various lists of common questions such as this and this should be added in the Helpful links tab as this may help lessen duplicate questions. Also, it will help expand the scope of questions ...
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How To Hide An Array on MathSE

I constructed a (long) self-answer, that I subsequently discarded, since I found that the question + answer was a duplicate. I intended to have the answer hidden. I had trouble converting the ...
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Dark theme in MSE [duplicate]

I couldn't find whether this question has been already asked and whether this is really necessary. Do we have an option to use dark theme in MSE? I am not aware whether MSE offers dark mode. It will ...
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Two cheers for EoQS

NB: this post has been edited in the light of @quid's comment revealing all moderator messages link to a text that explicitly contradicts MSE's deletion policies, without disclosing the latter in any ...
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Proposed new solution to having unwanted noise and unfairly exposed questions again after editing on this site as to not decrease the site quality.

It has been noticed that when editing my own posts, that I sometimes get annoyed with a small wrong detail in a post that I then do a 5 character or less edit. Here is proof of this causing trouble ...
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Accidentally editing without knowing a question was closed in the review queue made a question unable to be reopened. New feature to prevent this.

I have seen this large issue with this website which can endanger the new user: It was accidentally done that one edited the question of another user whose question was already closed, but then had ...
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Serif font is applied inconsistently for titles

Here on Math.SE, I see that we use serif fonts for titles, as evidenced by the main page of questions. Nonspecific screenshot: But titles appear in other places; in at least two of those, they are ...
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Hot keys in close vote review queue

When I am in the review queue, if I click to close a question, I have to select an option on a pop up screen, press a button and then again select an option and press a button again for another screen....
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