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Questions without accepted answers and left for months as such flummoxes people.

I found that many newcomers , come , ask question, for which they get a number of answers . But they don't care about accepting an answer . My doubt is , is there not even a single answer that is ...
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Re-render MathJax in comments

A couple of months ago, Kaestur Hakarl wrote a comment in Feedback on MathJax TeX rendering which didn't receive enough attention: ... Is it possible for the re-rendering pass to also cover ...
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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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Adding a Shortcut Link for the MathJax Tutorial

Can we create a custom "magic link" which points to the MathJax tutorial? That is, would it be possible to have MSE expand something like [help/mathjax] into a ...
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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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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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How to find old deleted posts of my own?

I recently noted that one of my questions on meta.MSE has been deleted. Seems like it has been a victim of the auto-deletion script. I usually keep improving the English my old posts. The same issue ...
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Should “missing context” be under “off topic?”

Has anyone else has wondered why the "missing context" close reason is labeled under "off topic?" After all, here's the description for "off topic" close reasons in general: Off topic: This ...
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More shortcuts while editing! Wanted: \$(\$) enter math here \$(\$)-Shortcut

By chance I realized that there are shortcuts in the Question/Answer fields. To my disappointment some useful ones are missing: ctrl+$X_1$ $ enter math here $ ...
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Giving a bounty to several answers at once.

I would like to request the feature proposed by Willie Wong in this comment. That is, would it be possible to allow users who started a bounty on a question to award it to multiple answers? As in the ...
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Questions about how best to express a question

I have been fascinated for a very long time about primorials and reduced residue classes. Unfortunately, my interest regularly gets past my ability to express my questions in clear, precise, standard ...
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Increase the point where reviews are disputed

I noticed two answers that arguably should have been deleted from the review queue (Exhibits A and B; see also Exhibit C given by dustin in the comments, and there are probably many others as well). ...
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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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Filtering by tag

I have seen on a similar site where you can filter by your favorite tags. It's one thing to have questions with your favorite tags highlighted, and it's another, and much better, to only see ...
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Declare Math Operator

For some times I've faced the problem with an absence of an operator \argmax and one should use arg\max which is not nice. ...
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Lack of notification

I would like to ask about two types of problems. One seems to be a bug, the other one - not. When I started using MSE I always receive notifications in my inbox about comments on my questions, ...
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Ping only works for the first @

I have come up against this "feature" several times now, and almost everybody appears to be unaware of it. Only the first ping functions in a comment. I understand that this is by design, but really,...
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Why can't we downvote comments?

Why can't we downvote comments?
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Please consider supporting arXiv trackbacks on the mother Meta

One long-standing feature requests for the Stack Exchange engine is the implementation of trackbacks for mentions of the arXiv on Stack Exchange sites. In general, if you have a blog and you blog ...
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Feature-request: Not allowing [homework] as the only tag to a post

Is it possible to make it so that the site will not accept a post that has homework as the only tag to the post? I know that this problem only comes up rarely (as discussed here, but if we can ...
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New design: On the use of sans and serif faces

This is probably of little interest to anybody else, but it's been bothering me for a while. I can't tell what the rationale is for the spotty use of sans typefaces in the new site design. When the ...
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Limit for number of questions where tag can be added by tag-creator soon after the creation of tag

Occasionally we have seen a situation like this: A user creates a new tag. The tag is then discussed on meta and the consensus is that the tag is not suitable and should be completely removed. However,...
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Reference answers to frequently asked questions

I am aware of the questions List of Generalizations of Common Questions and Coping with abstract duplicate questions, but I would like to make a suggestion. On Computer Science meta, there is a ...
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Suggest adding complete list of recently deleted posts

It seems to come up once in a while that someone is asking about whether it is possible to see ones deleted posts. It is possible to see for example the deleted recent questions, but there is no ...
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Why we can't see suggested edits rendered in latex before approving? [duplicate]

I've noticed that when viewing suggested edits there is an option to show rendered output but it doesn't actually show what the edit will look like after latex has been compiled. I realize there is ...
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Feature request: Link to drafts from profile page

If I start writing an answer and then leave the page, when I next return to that question, my partially written answer is saved in the answer field. This is convenient as it allows me to return to ...
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Capitalisation of the l in the move to chat message

Is it possible to capitalise the l in the "let us continue this discussion in chat" message that appears in the comments when a specific chat room is created to avoid lengthy discussion in the ...
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Can we get database dumps?

Anton over at MO regularly releases database dumps, which are great if you want to search through everything (including comments), or go statistic-hunting (e.g. compare the frequencies of certain ...
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Unanswered Questions and Statistics/Review Impacts

I was perusing unanswered questions and there are two observations: (1) there were questions which had answers, but are showing up when I click on unanswered. Is this because the answer was not ...
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RFC: Chat Seminars

Myself, J.M. and tb came to a wonderful enlightenment on the chat recently. A few days ago, the chat went into a deep measure theoretic discussion and a separate room was spawned to keep the main ...
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Why are small edits prohibited? [duplicate]

The ban on edits that change only a few characters can be quite annoying in some cases. I don't have a problem with trying to keep trivial spelling corrections and such out of the peer review queue, ...
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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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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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Mobile site: getting rid of it

Is there a way to (permanently) get rid of the mobile versions of the site? Periodically SE decides to take me to it on my iPod and then I have to go back to the full site—this has happened many many ...
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Retagging causes bumping

The issue of questions bumping after retagging has come up here and on the main meta. I have a specific suggestion: disable bumping for users with high enough reputation (10k, 15k or 20k), or at ...
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MathJax makes preview flicker

When using quite some TeX (or using a slow computer), every time the preview of the post you're writing is updated (and MathJax reloads), the preview flickers. This is getting very annoying. It's a ...
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No longer relevant comments

The following scenario frequently happens: member $M_1$ answers a question, but he makes a typo that member $M_2$ points out. So $M_2$ leaves a comment, $M_1$ corrects the answer. If this correction ...
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Question Search Feature

I routinely find that the "questions that may already have your answer" list when I am writing a question is a significantly better searching tool than the search bar. For instance, just now I ...
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TeX Rendering via HTTPS

I am curious, has anyone been able to get mathematics stack exchange to display TeX correctly when using HTTPS? TeX does not render for me when connecting via HTTPS but does when connecting via HTTP ...
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Show LaTeX syntax in “How to Format” box

I think you need to show the syntax for LaTeX formatting in the "How to Format" box when writing a question or answer. I just mean showing how to surround in $ or <...
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Is there a way to navigate to random unanswered questions?

Sometimes, I want to just pop on MSE and try to answer an unanswered question. But I find it somewhat unhelpful sifting through the questions in the "pre-filtered" order(s). I would love to have a ...
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Retracting flags [duplicate]

I flagged the first version of this answer for obvious reasons. After the edit, the flag is of no use. Is it possible to retract it? If not, this is a feature request. Assuming moderators would ...
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Grace period when a question is closed

Didn't there use to be a grace period of 5 minutes after a question was closed where answers could still be submitted, but where one can't start writing an answer? If there wasn't (and I have just ...
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Can the moderator candidate nomination display order be randomized?

Currently, the nominations are displayed in reverse chronological order on the time the candidate submitted their name. This seems to disadvantage those who were quickest to submit their nomination. ...
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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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'Bug' (?), feature request regarding closing reasons and announcement

As most of you probably know, the reason displayed when a question is closed is the one who got the majority of votes, when it is the case that one reason was picked more than all the others. In this ...
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Suggestion for changing LaTeX preview/compile frequency.

It appears that the preview box for making a new post updates on every key press. For small posts this is very useful and makes the whole process very user friendly as it permits immediate feedback on ...
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Meet users located in the same geographical region

I am new to MSE, and I do appreciate the good attitude of (almost all) the users. However, I really miss the personal interaction, possibly with the assistance of a blackboard. Therefore, I wonder ...
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Notification upon editing comment

The following situation has happened to me several times: Someone writes a comment tagging me with the @, I read the comment, and shortly after the comment is edited in such a way that the nature of ...
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Stop the decay of closing votes when a bounty is set

Some week or so ago I answered a question, after some comments with the OP it became my suspicion that the question was not made in good faith, but rather to "confirm that they are correct", rather ...