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When to recommend deletion of low quality posts

Having recently gotten to 2,000 reputation, I have been able to review questions tagged as low quality with the possibility of recommending deletion. While certainly some questions/answers are good ...
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Should we add external searches in some help pages about search?

I think that it might be useful to add somewhere advice about other possibilities how to search. (I am not sure what would be right place, but it would be nice to have it somewhere where new users who ...
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Proposition: Preemptive homework problem prevention

Sorry for the cheesy-sounding alliterative title - I didn't write it that way one purpose. Today, in my math class I heard one of my (rather apathetic) classmates say something like this: "I found ...
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Maximum Number of Closed Votes Queue Limit

I have been noticing that there are more frequent occurrences of the Closed Votes queue getting over 200-items (red-dot). I have not seen this on any of the other queues. Should consideration be ...
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Is there a way to follow users? [duplicate]

There are a lot of interesting people here on MSE. I wanted to know if there is a way to follow (get notified) if a user is posting comments, questions and answers? I just want to follow them because ...
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Why is RON not an option in the moderator election? And should it be?

This is in no way a statement against the excellent candidates for this moderator election. In many elections of this kind, there is a tacit "3rd option", to vote that none of the candidates is ...
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Should there be a notification when a user asks multiple questions in succession?

Many of us have seen instances of a user asking multiple questions, often a few minutes apart. When this happens, the user usually puts little to no effort on answering the questions themselves and ...
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Is there a way to get some priviliges concerning limited questions per certain amount of time?

I know I've a lot to do this year (i.e. making a lot of past papers and past editions of maths olympiads both of secondary school and university level) and I want to get the most out of it. So this ...
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Integration support for Mathcha

My current workflow is: looking up symbols through detexify typing math expressions into this editor scrolling up and down between the editor and preview box to make sure output looks good. I think ...
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Age, Profile, Kids asking questions!

I came across a post from a kid, it was this one: How to calculate the opposite of a number? Some members find this types of question to easy, lets call it "trivial", so they rated this question -1. ...
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Latex format in comments on iOS app Stack Exchange

I can't correctly view formulas in comments on SE app for iOS. I've an iPhone 6 with iOS 10.3.3.
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A “guide to maths” like Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

On SO, there is a "Documentation" tab. I was thinking, what if there was a guide to mathematics on Maths SE?
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Can we support TikZ picture rendering?

I found an older thread from 2013 with basically the same question: Using TikZ on math.stackexchange I'd like to revive the discussion, since I believe it's certainly possible, even if it may not ...
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Migrating questions to any StackExchange site

When voting to close a question, you can vote to close a question because it "belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network" (Closing > Off Topic > Migration), but the only options here are ...
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Instantaneously Latex Rendering [duplicate]

Is it possible to turn off the instantaneous latex rendering when typing up questions on MSE? The instantaneous rendering slows down the process of entering text to an annoyingly slow pace.
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Notifications to participants are needed.

Two persons voted to close this question as "off topic" at a time when its entire content was this: In a graph model like wikipedia, with 5.4 million pages/nodes (a) and 20 links/edges per node (b),...
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Add a bar where you can see how many answers have been given

Whenever you open a post in Mathstack, you can not know how many answer that post has got. To know you need to scroll down to the end of the post. In general when I see a post I how long is the scroll ...
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Should there be a place to check the quality of your question before posting?

I've recently had a question put on hold, and in retrospect, I can see how the people who put it on hold would have felt compelled to do so, and I don't want to argue this specific case. But I do ...
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A feature requested for the purpose of avoiding unintentional newbie-biting

It is not unusual that a newbie posts a question that is obviously about mathematics and it is closed with a notice that says closed as off-topic and then down below that: "This question is ...
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new users : use latex?

I often edit and comment new users' questions with Use latex (click on edit to see what I typed) I wonder if it is possible to detect when a new user is posting a question without using latex, ...
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Possibility to copy content of comment that was posted longer than 5 minutes ago.

I sometimes write a comment which I realize would fit better as an edit, adding context or examples or better explanations to a question or answer. Or for that matter to make an edit with the content ...
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Trying to ask a question provides better results than normal search.

I have noticed this interesting behavior several times now. Many a time I scour Math SE looking for a particular query but fail to find anything even after several rounds of rephrasing and ...
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Multiple Favourites Lists

One feature I wish was present is the ability to have multiple favourite lists. I have a fair number of favourited questions, often for different reasons (e.g. questions I want to read later, others ...
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List of popular links in the review queues

Recently I have started participating in the review queues on the main site more often, and frequently I find myself wanting to link new people to places, such as the Mathjax tutorial, 'How to ask a ...
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Searching for text in questions I have answered

The question pendulum modeling is essentially a duplicate of the question mathematical model of a pendulum. I had supplied an answer to the older one and wanted to find it. I searched on my user ...
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Suggestion for Self learning

I was banned from asking Questions in mathematics , may be because I ask Questions that seem too broad , but I'd like to mention the reason and suggest a solution and I hope people will react ...
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Deleted comment tab and notification

After a few months on this website, I have had a few of my comments deleted. As it happens, I agree with the deletions in all of those cases. However, there was no notification that they were deleted, ...
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Suppport/disable MathJax in newsletter

The weekly newsletter is hard to read because the the math questions are in MathJax code. The code is not transformed into readable format. It's a bunch of dollar signs and slashes, ...etc. No one is ...
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Why reputation is returned to a person from deleting a bad question?

I've noticed that if I post a question, and it gets an up vote(+5 rep), and I accidentally delete it, the reputation is deducted from the account. BUT, if it has negative votes(-2 rep), and I delete ...
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Not having pure Latex as titles

A few times I have been told to not to turn the titles to Latex only as that stops them from being indexed by search engines. I see two problems with that : 1.What seems natural humans behaviour ...
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MathJax in discussion/chat

When one moves comments to a discussion/chat it seems like MathJax won't work. This is unfortunate since it could discourage users to move the discussion to the chat. Note that explanation elsewhere ...
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Can we improve signposting to Chat, for new users?

When I started on this site, although I saw Chat mentioned here and there I wasn't fully aware how to find it and use it. I think there could be better signposting for new users of what advantages ...
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Add some other flag explanation to review tasks.

Sometimes I want to flag a low quality answers which are a short comment or something (not a thank you comment) but I can't find any appropriate explanation in radio buttons so I choose "No comment ...
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Moved Discussions in Chat don't show all Comments

I noticed that not all comments are taken over to a chat discussion, but only those with whom you were chatting last. Discussions might be interesting with all comments. Can we have a full transcript ...
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Should we make a small prize for the millionth question?

I was just thinking that because this is a math site and numbers are just a bit important to math that maybe the person who asks the $1$,$000$,$000$th question or even the $800$,$000$th (or whatever ...
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Couldn't there be a standard comment that is added to new users' questions automatically?

Couldn't there be a standard comment that is added to new users's questions automatically? Many of us have seen how most of the new users of this forum format their question. Not making use of LaTeX, ...
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Vote to “Leave Open” from question screen

Could the "close" option link for questions include the facility for directly voting "leave open" on a question that has a "close" vote and is on the reivew stack? This would be useful if the ...
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Only one additional @user can be notified…

I wanted to give the update part of this question, as a comment. It is impossible, and I see the following: "Only one additional @user can be notified..." So I add that comment as the update part ...
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Can We Have Links in Tags?

In a recent comment correspondence between Jack D'Aurizo, SimplyBeautifulArt, and myself, it was asked whether one can put links in a tag. A quick and naive test fails, as such: $$\text{Direct Link} \...
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Proof Explanation - Post update.

I could not find a similar question - so please tell me if this is a duplicate. I find myself often in the situation where I need explanation for a proof I read from a text, whether regarding ...
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Is there any method to draw vector graphics for geometry in MSE?

I want to know if there is any kind of vector graphics tools like "Asymptote" or something like that in MSE. I would be very helpful for geometry problems. Or is is doable in MathJax?
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Editing profile…

I have edited my profile some 20 days ago. But I don't see any option for editing my profile. Can I not edit my profile nowafter? Do I have to wait for some more days?
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Avoiding obsolete comments

One particular problem is that when you point out a mistake in someone's answer, you have to check several times until he fixed it so you can delete your initial comment. Otherwise your comment will ...
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Reduce the required number of posts to edit to earn the Archaeologist badge

There is two silver badge for editing posts: Strunk & White: Edit 80 posts. Archaeologist: Edit 100 posts that were inactive for 6 months. But I think it's a little bit strange that ...
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Two Notifications Suggestion

Sometimes I find some interesting questions That I like to read their answers. But I lost the question and forget the title of it. So I can't access it anymore... I Suggest that M.S.E notify users (...
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Unavailability of features in App

Why don't we have a large section of the features available in the Android App of MathSE? You cannot delete your own answer, review posts, see most of your posts except the top Q's and A's and much ...
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Feature Request: Display Users Open Questions?

I have asked over 300 questions on the main site; however, for various I have failed to accept an answer for all of them. I would like to clean up my record, but when I wanted to filter my questions ...
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“You must award it to an answer within 24 hours” Not even one answer yet

I received this in my Inbox: bounty expiring soon 3 mins ago Your bounty on question "Domino game maximum achievable points" is completed. You must award it to an answer within 24 hours. I ...
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Tag badges suggestion

I want to ask whether there are tags which shouldn't have badges attached. For example I have a bronze badge for the "soft question" tag. Now my preference would be to keep tag badges on the site to ...
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When rejecting edit, why no choice for “This has already been done by another user”?

I don't often go through the review queue. But today I found a reasonably good edit there. Unfortunately, there had been another, better edit by another user with 2,000 rep privileges in the meantime. ...