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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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Redirect issue for Meta

I understand that mathematics.stackexchange.com redirects to math.stackexchange.com to include non-Americans (such as me), but mathematics.meta.stackexchange.com does not redirect to the Meta and ...
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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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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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To whom am I replying?

Here's another potentially dumb question. As I go through old comments, I find myself to have replied to @users who seem to have changed their name. Anyway, while I can guess to whom I was speaking, ...
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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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Is there — or should there be — an option “Ask for a Hint” to be distinguished from “Ask a question”?

Something labeled as a question is understood to be a request for an answer, but a hint may be more beneficial to the person who asks the question, and also to many other people who are interested in ...
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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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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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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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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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How to prevent “no clue” questions?

A significant amount of questions asked in MSE begin or end with "I don't even know where to start", as a way to justify one's inability to provide own work on the problem and/or attract sympathy or ...
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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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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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Can we have a feed of watched tags

On the questions tab can we have a filter feature (I mean like frequented votes etc) of watched tags. I am aware that the tags that I have watched are demarked in a different colour. But I would like ...
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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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Having a check sign for questions addressed but not answered?

Recently I've been seeing some questions where the user wants people to check their solution or proof, and there's usually one comment that says "that's correct" and nothing else (no answers, etc). ...
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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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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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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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Can we have something like on-the-fly conversion of equation to MathJax?

New contributors can be seen unable to use MathJax when posting questions or answering them such as here before the edit by @BPP. Would it be nice to have something that would find things that should ...
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Request: an easy way to access the posts on meta that explain policies or serve as tutorials or lists.

Today when I was going through the questions on our main site, I saw a question that showed absolutely no effort. But the op left a sentence "don't know where to start". Then I remembered I've seen ...
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A suggestion to improve 'similar questions' suggestions: let's include tags.

Sorry for the title. When I write a new question, right below the title, a drop-down menu opens up with suggestions of questions similar to mine. My suggestion is to interact that menu with the tag ...
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Database of abstract duplicates displayed when asking question/clicking on tag

The following question came up today: Prove $5a^2 ≠ 3b^2$ for all non-zero rational numbers $a$ and $b$ This is surely an abstract duplicate if not an actual duplicate. Yet as I intended to indicate ...
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Reputation for attention / replies? (When your questions aren't upvoted).

I hope this is the right place to post this question, apologies in advance, if not. Would it be possible to adjust the reputation system so that answering a question would either [edit:] for example: ...
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Why is ChatJax not enabled by default? [duplicate]

There is a ChatJax bookmark for rendering LaTeX in chat. Why is it not run by default when math chatrooms are loaded? I find two issues with the current approach: New users are not aware that they ...
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Asking questions with a delay before the answers are viewable by anyone

Would it be a good idea to allow users to optionally mark their questions in such a way that answers can be submitted but are not visible for some amount of time (e.g. 48 hours) after the question was ...
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I suggest a selectable “reason” for a down/up-vote, and an option for further comment

It was suggested that requiring a category for a down-vote would create an asymmetry between up- and down-votes, so I am amending my suggestion to include up-votes along with down-votes. This may be ...
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Is there any way to have comment templates whenever we are typing comments?

We already have a comment template thread but oftentimes it takes a long time to open meta, go to the question, wait for the page to load, scroll down to the correct comment and copy it, especially if ...
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Print to PDF too narrow

I am using Chrome (74.0.3729.169 (Official Build) (64-bit)) and trying to print a question (specifically this one Assistance with proof of $(AB)^T=B^T A^T$) to "Save as PDF". The content is printed ...
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There needs to be a clean way of dealing with abstract duplicates.

(Edited) I found that these four question are very similar: (One) (Two) (Three) (Four), and are abstract duplicates in my opinion. However each question is "slightly" different then the next, ...
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Can a question's colour or background be changed if I have visited it?

Is it possible to have different colours for the questions that I have already visited, and those which I haven't? It would be better if there is some distinction because otherwise at present, I ...
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Blocking favorite unless question has been upvoted

I would like to hear your input on this, should we block the capacity to favorite a question unless the question has been upvoted? I see lots of questions which have more favorites than votes do you ...
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How can I get the *.svg version of the logo of math.SE?

I want to put the logo of math.SE to my website linking to my profile, and the template I'm using uses svg versions of the logos; at least if I have the svg version of a logo, I know how to use it in ...
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Should MSE send reminders to users listing questions with no selected answer?

Many, many questions have good answers, ignored or forgotten by the OP. A significant part of the issue comes from users unfamiliar with the site and the basics of accepting an answer. Could MSE ...
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Warning when creating a new tag on meta

When a new tag is created on the main site, you get a warning before you can continue - this prevents creation of a tag by mistake. This was implemented as a result of this feature request: Warning ...
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Put a link to a tutorial on the Tex in the FAQ

I have no idea how to use either of the Tex methods supported here. How about putting a link to the instructions or a tutorial on both in the FAQ?
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There should be a way to edit bounty text.

I believe there should be a way to edit the optional bounty text. It could happen that you simply forget to add important information about the bounty or you make a typo, etc.
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Could we have a link to the OP's ping like [edit]?

Here's an idea: Please could we have a link option in the comments, like [edit], that gets replaced by the asker's tag (e.g., ...
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Warning for new tags

I have a reasonable idea for a feature request. When a user is creating a tag the system will recognize that and point out that the following tag is new, requiring the user to acknowledge the ...
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Is there a way to download the question like a pdf/latex?

I saw some very nice proofs online, and it seems that the only way I can get it in collection was to favorite the question. However, is there a way to download the question/posts or specific answer ...
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Do we want tag warnings, and for which tags?

(Inspired by this meta.academia.SE discussion) A new feature has been introduced this summer, tag warnings. These warnings are meant to provide users with just-in-time information to help them ...
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Marking questions as the originals for duplicates

When a question is closed as a duplicate, the ideal result is presumably that the questioner, potential answerers and future visitors will head off to the linked question and that any new answers will ...
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Close reason: “lack of research effort”

The custom off topic close reason is very rarely applied for the reason that the words actually say and is basically used as a catch-all close reason, even when something like "unclear what you're ...