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“New comments posted” notification when writing answers?

It has happened to me a couple of times that I've posted an answer only to find that someone has written something similar in a comment meanwhile. I think it would be nice to get a "new comments have ...
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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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About extending the tag system to answers, too

Recently, I gave a solution to a complex analysis problem that avoided the standard complex analytic tools, but relied on a property of the modified Bessel function of the first kind. I bet this ...
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equation and equation* is the same for me

Is it supposed that equation and equation* environments work exactly the same? For example, for me \begin{equation} a=b \end{equation} \begin{equation} a=b \end{...
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Should there be an option to accept multiple answers?

The OP raises an important point here and I quote " i'd like to reward all of you because all answers are nice and helpful, but this is not possible". This got me thinking, since for that question in ...
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What can moderators do when a user defaces his/her own post?

Recently, there have been a number of users who deface their own questions soon after posting them. In some cases, members of the community have invested time and effort in order to answer these ...
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Unable to search my answers for a particular topic

In an effort to find this answer, I executed this query. I tried several other variants of this query, but I was unable to find my answer to a question about uncertainty. I thought I used to be able ...
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Can “user popups” be disabled?

I see that the new feature of a profile popup for a user of sufficient rep rep $\geq 1000$ appearing when one mouses over the user's Gravatar has been implemented. My thinking is that I am not that ...
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Deleted question. How to recover some information?

Not so long ago I have posted an answer to this question, and the OP deleted it immediately after. I don't want to comment on this behavior, instead I'd like to repost it for the benefit of other ...
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Why can't I run data queries on the Math Site?

Maybe this question has already been asked, but I can't seem to find Math.SE on data explorer. On other sites there have been some useful queries run, and I was hoping to look into the Math site, but ...
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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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“Welcome to MSE…”: Popup to remind new users to upvote and accept answers

I applaud the decision of the SE designers to "gameify" their sites by introducing features like reputation and badges. For me that's a nice side-effect, but a brief perusal of my profile makes it ...
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A warning to those who use only rare/new tags

There are discussions on giving warnings to those who creates new tags: 1, 2. It seems that this feature has not been carried out in Math SE. Does anyone know why? I would be very happy to see this ...
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Disambiguation pseudo-tags

In a comment to a retagging discussion, Henning brought up an interesting idea. Problem There are certain "keywords" which, unfortunately, are heavily overloaded in mathematics, and have completely ...
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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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Can we please have a “deprecated tag” feature?

In recent times we witnessed a couple of meta threads about old tags that are completely useless in today's landscape (e.g. this, or that). In both cases, these are tag remnants from an older system ...
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A list of questions I have not viewed?

I think it would be a useful feature to have a list of questions which the user has not viewed. Currently there is an option for (all) Questions or Unanswered. There are various ways to sort them ...
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Why can't everyone see down votes? [duplicate]

I recently discovered that I now have the power to see how many up and down votes a given question or answer has, rather than just the sum. I find it strange that this information is not available to ...
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Place to ask for feedback on questions

I am pretty new here. Sometimes I ask a question and it's pretty successful, but sometimes I get barely any upvotes and no answers. The problem is, I'm not sure what I'm doing right when it works and ...
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Feature request: review edits without diffs

I request that the review edits page allow the option to simply preview the original and edited versions side by side. I've found the review suggested edits tool unhelpful because it only shows diffs;...
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List earlier display names for an account

Every so often I'll notice that a user with an unfamiliar name begins posting good answers and insightful comments about topics that interest me. Most of the time they are new users, but sometimes ...
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Signature of comment on a new line

This is a report about a problem which occurred in the comments to Double Integrals. user6312's comment contained some latex code. I guess he forgot to type a single $ sign with the effect that ...
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Proposition of Separate Box for “Your Work”

Problem After becoming a member of this site, to ask a question, I have spent a lot of time trying to answer and help others (as well as ask questions myself). From what I've noticed in my couple of ...
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How to ask a question not related to my area?

More often I need some techniques to use in my area or field of research and generaly I do not have the sufficient knowledge to use these techniques. Let say for example that I need to prove some ...
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Unanswered proof verification questions

I've seen many related questions including: Best way of asking "check my proof" questions What to do with a "check/simplify my proof" type question? What Do We Do About Comment-...
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Philosophy as target for moving question

I voted to close this question as "off topic". The list of possible sites presented to me did not include the one I had in mind, the philosophy SE site. Having that as an option would be nice for this ...
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How to search in favorite questions?

As the number of my favorite questions increase, it becomes harder to find them in the list. Is there a way to search in my favorite questions? Also, would it be possible to search in another user's ...
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Would you like to have the option to edit a question without it being bumped to the main page?

For the sake of argument, all edits are considered an improvement in this post. No matter how minor. Since we consider edits an improvement, I feel free to say that they are a good thing. However, ...
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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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Should there be a review queue for suggested tag synonyms?

A tag synonym that I proposed here: suggestion to make (solution-verification) a synonym of (proof-verification) has only received one vote since I proposed it on June 7. Even worse, there are ...
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Search Function for Favourites

Recently I tried to go through my favourites for a question on rings. I can't remember when I added it, and realised that there is no search function apart from the sorting tabs above. Can a search ...
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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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A completely wrong answer “looks ok”

Normally when we review low quality post, some wrong answer will show up (I guess that's because someone has flagged it as "very low quality"?). And I am a bit unsure what to do. Obviously I will ...
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Flagging Archaeological Edits

The Archaeologist Badge requires one to have edited 100 posts that were inactive for 6 months. Now, I have no objection to people trying for this badge, but it can be slightly frustrating when someone ...
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user on an editing spree

One of us has edited over 50 old questions in the last 50 minutes, mostly just retagging them. Is there any way to stop this? [note --- I have flagged one of the questions for moderator attention, and ...
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Favoriting an answer

So, I already searched this site and found my original question (that is, the question I wanted to ask), which is, can we favorite an answer? The answer is no, you can favorite a question. So, I am ...
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Hierarchical spoilers

When giving hints to a problem, sometimes it's beneficial to use the spoiler markers >!, however if the reasoning is longer and split into more than one hint, ...
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New Google Plus logo is too bright? [closed]

I see that all the questions now carry a Google Plus logo, in addition to the Facebook and Twitter ones. However, unlike the older logos, I think the G+ logo is a little too bright: I can tolerate ...
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MathJax and iddots / udots or reflectbox

I wanted to actually sketch a matrix and needed the flipped version of $\ \ddots\ $, but I can't find a way to do it. Tried reflectbox iddots udots and all the crazy stuff you find somewhere at TSE. ...
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Is there a way to punish users for posting and then immediately deleting a question?

It's happened to me again, and I'm severely pissed now. A user (with a rather high reputation, about seven thousand or so) just posted a question about a probability problem (something with people ...
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Rescaling images after posting

Sometimes my images nicely fit into the rest of the body of the question. Most of the time they are too large. Is it possible to rescale them after posting? If not can we have that?
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Why was the tag thingie removed? Please bring it back!

Edit (Feb. 25th, 2014): The meta.SO link in Jeremy's answer has been updated to say that the tag thingie is not coming back. Therefore I officially change this to a feature request. Is it ...
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Why must I wait 5s after deleting my own comment to perform any other comment actions?

If I delete a comment of mine, and then try to upvote a following comment, the upvote is rejected, with the message "You may only submit a comment vote every 5 seconds": Apparently, my deletion of my ...
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Tracking edits to one's own posts: getting notifications or searching all

On a number of occasions I have stumbled upon edits to my posts (by others) that needed revision or rollback, e.g. because the author misunderstood my intent. These were discovered by chance, since ...
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Question owner: author or editor?

This is probably a more general question, not specific to MSE. But anyway... The main page lists attributes questions to the last editor, which may not be the original author. I find this misleading ...
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Using [homework] tag by itself [closed]

After that we have established that the homework is okay and fine, comes the question should be allow it to be "standalone"? I think not, I think that we cannot allow questions to be labeled just as ...
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Can dual/multiple registrations be viewed?

A moderator mentioned this and it piqued my curiosity. Is there any reason why there cannot be a viewable record when someone registers under a different alias? I like that someone can, Ulysses-like, ...
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Number of helpful flags in elections

A question I had about the "helpful flags"-field in the ongoing elections: Would it be an idea to not only list the number of flags deemed helpful, but also the total number of flags (or the number ...
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Is it possible to add a question to the watchlist?

Is there a way to add a question to a kind of a watchlist in order to get notifications when e.g. there is a new answer or a new comment posted there? I would like to use this, for example, for a ...
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A rep. threshold to override the synonyms rep?

Since some of the tags have very little traffic in them, and hardly anyone has even the +5 reputation, and seeing how the moderators are already busy enough converting old answers to comments, is it ...