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Vote to Close as Exact Duplicate should Accept MathOverflow Question URLs

It would be very helpful if we could vote to close questions as exact duplicates of questions on MO. edit to consolidate some ideas fleshed out in the comments on Thomas Owens's answer: Having the ...
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Suspension of users advertising with spams

Reviewing low-quality posts, I see some annoying users posting their ads as a form of answer or question. However, I haven’t seen some cases where the user was suspended. Right now, seeing my review ...
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Closing questions with tag "solution-verification"

The description is This tag should be used when you have a proposed solution to a problem and have specific concerns or doubts about the validity of that solution. A question with this tag should ...
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Auto-detecting the duplicate posts

After and during writing the question on MSE, some similar posts are suggested by the site. However, there are still many duplicate questions posted every day. I think it would be a good idea to ...
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Feature: options for downvoting an answer similar to the options for closing a question

For the most part, users give very useful comments that help improve the question/answer. But I am sure many of you too must have come across sometimes the mysterious offshoot downvote and then spend ...
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Feature: Option for larger view of each post in the "Search page"

Currently when we search for some keyword in MSE we get a snippet view of each search result I was wondering if we can include the option for "larger view", where we see a snippet of at ...
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Remove the empty tag (geometric-cyclicity)

Typically, the tags with no questions are automatically removed by a script which runs once a day, this process is called tag pruning. However, there is a known bug which causes that if both tags in a ...
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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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How do I write mathematical equations on this site? [duplicate]

I can't find anything about this on the help page 😔. So , how do people exactly write out these complex looking integration problems on a phone? Is this the "mathjax" thing people talk ...
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Marathon on math stackexchange

everyone. Good evening. I've noticed several discussions about integral marathons and infinite series marathons on various forums, such as the Art of Problem Solving and Integrals and Series Prohbb (...
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Should the circle tag's description be modified to include disks?

I've asked a lot of questions about disks (example 1, example 2, example 3). There is no tag for disk, so I just choose the circle tag. But the circle tag's description is fairly clear about the scope ...
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Feature request: how to get non-confusing lists (numbered as well as bulleted)?

When typing a post, if you want to make a numbered list, this can be confusing when making lists for mathematical purposes, like the list of solutions of $x^2-3x+2=0$: 1 2 => Does this mean $1$ ...
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Why MSE does not support display mode using "\[...\ ]" and the "\diag"

In $\LaTeX$, it is not recommended using $$... $$ for display mode formulas, and \[...\] is more recommended. But it seems ...
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Defining common sets for LaTeX mode

When one provides an answer that requires LaTeX, which is almost any answer, every time a set is used, it is necessary to fully type \mathbb{Z}. For example, $\...
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Being able to easily distinguish when one is commenting on their own question

I've been having this problem on Math Stack Exchange — and it has to do with the fact that I can't really tell when somebody is commenting on their own question, usually in response to another comment,...
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Feature: Include option for more Page buttons in the search results

In the search page, we often get many pages. For example, I want to go through the non-answered questions in the SDEs https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/stochastic-differential-equations?...
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Suggestion for dealing with a comment if it contain the Answer to the question (w/o other answers)

Suggestion for dealing with a comment if it contain the Answer to the question (w/o other answers) If I try to flag a comment there are the following alternatives: harassment / unfriendly / obsolete / ...
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Reputation graph: Could you add an option to see it in the old cumulative style?

Reputation graph: Could you add an option to see it in the old cumulative style? I would like to present this suggestion: current plot in the Reputation tab shows a plot like this one: But sometimes ...
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Why does "Similar questions" rarely ever show similar questions?

While posting questions, I always make sure to write an appropriate title, explain it well, and format my questions clearly, and I always go through all the questions shown under 'Similar questions.' ...
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Writing answer on behalf of someone else

Assume a post on MSE is answered by someone in comment section and alternative approaches to solve the problem are not provided . There are two senarios: First: Nobody will convert that comment to an ...
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Proposal: Require first time question askers to pass a short quiz on how to ask a good question, before posting their first question

Given the large number of first time question askers who evidently do not really read the advice on how to ask a good question, I propose: The site should require first time question askers to take a ...
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Mathoverflow links

Sometimes, I would like to reference a link from MO and it would be helpful if it got immediately turned into the title without having to type it and then include the hyperlink i.e. https://...
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Double column when editing a post

I'm still not clear on the use of this part of Stack Exchange but since there is the "feature-request" tag I think this is the right place to ask this question (which is actually not a ...
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How to draw Venn Diagrams in Math Stack Exchange?

How to draw Venn Diagrams in MSE using MathJax? Please help me out.
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No community promotion ads any longer?

It seems there is no community promotion ads from 2021, so our community won't have that any longer? Different from some irrelevant commercial ads from the SE network, I in fact would like to see some ...
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Proposal for an informal "side room" for the StackExchange Mathematics forum

I would like to propose an informal side room the mathematics forum maybe called "Mathematics_SideRoom" or "Mathematics_Informal" or "Mathematics_Opinion" or "...
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\{, \}, \| and \\ need an extra backslash to be rendered correctly in math when composing a new question in MSE.

When composing a new question iver in math.stackexchange, some symbols need an extra \ (backslash) to be rendered correctly: ...
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Editing a post does not show the edited title [duplicate]

When I edit a question, a preview of the edited content is shown, which makes it easy to know if I'm doing this right. But: when editing the title of a question (e.g. replacing "Z" by "$...
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Please enable syntax highlighting on Mathematics SE

Would it be possible to enable syntax highlighting (colour) for code blocks on Mathematics SE? For example, on Stack Overflow: My motivation for asking this question is that I was disappointed to see ...
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1 answer
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Can I retract a flag on a deleted post?

I flagged a GPT answer for moderator attention on June 21st; I don't think I knew about the moderation strike at the time. This answer has since been deleted, but the flag still registers as pending. ...
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How to copy mixture of text and latex formulas in a comment?

Okay, I might sound lazy. When trying to copy mixture of text and latex formulas in an answer, it is always easy. I can simply click "edit" and copy the source. But when trying to do the same in a ...
36 votes
1 answer
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User spamming chatbot answers

The user Serg Z. is currently spamming answers copy-pasted from chatbot output (perhaps with slight modifications). They have recently deleted two examples (users with 10K rep can see these) after I ...
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It is possible to add a banner indicating there is currently a moderation strike?

For "small" or "new" users we are now finding ourselfs as we are not receiving interactions in the website don't knowing why, I would like to proposed adding a Banner indicating ...
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How to avoid draft formatting issues that are only solvable with a save of the question (before the question is finished for publication) [duplicate]

The solution for Firefox now is to install the SiteMacro Extension for (Ubuntu) Firefox, and to have the macro map to the edit button. Each time now that the site reloads, it automatically goes into ...
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Make bounty messages editable [duplicate]

Would it please be possible to add the ability to edit a bounty message? I recently posted a bounty, but forgot to include some details by mistake and made some formatting errors, as I was unable to ...
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Editing reputation anomaly can generate unbounded reputation?

Background: I was editing an answer given to my question. Edits included some Latex notations. Edit was approved and I got a reputation of $(+2)$. Later, there were some incompleteness in the answer ...
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Is it possible to make the help center easier to find for new users?

As a regular user, I have had trouble finding our help center and guidelines when I am trying to assist new users. I am sure that most of them don't even look or know that these exist on the site, ...
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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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Newest unanswered questions with my tags

Is there a way (or can I suggest making this possible) to show questions with "my tags" sorted in order of newest to oldest... instead of most votes to least votes? The reason I ask is that it seems ...
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Do we really need time limit on editing comments [duplicate]

I find time limit on editing comments annoying and doubt that it is needed at all. My problem is typos that I can't fix if I noticed them too late. If my comment is not answered I post the corrected ...
11 votes
3 answers
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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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A hide/show feature

There is a question here on math.meta.stackexchange requesting hide/show features for posts. The person was then asked to ask the same question on the meta.stackexchange, where their request was ...
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Self-closing oddity

I recently asked a question, and in a comment Eric Wofsey observed that it was substantially similar to an earlier question I had not seen. I agreed, and voted to close my own question. I expected ...
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Friends lists -- keeping track of users

Is there a better way of keeping track of users you want to follow than just visiting their page manually every time? I've found I enjoy looking at various users' posts and the list of usernames/...
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Why can't Math StackExchange questions be flagged as belonging in a site other than math meta, stats, or physics? [duplicate]

I have noticed a few questions that don't belong on math StackExchange, math meta, stats StackExchange, or physics StackExchange. I cannot flag them as belonging in another site, so I just post a ...
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Suggestion: Add https://hsm.stackexchange.com/ as a migration option [duplicate]

Occasionally we get questions that are focused on the history of mathematics, for which there is the lovely https://hsm.stackexchange.com/ . Can we get that added to the "belongs on another ...
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Embedded Desmos Graphs

As of late I have been using Desmos for a variety of demonstrations. Some of these demonstrations are humbly interactive. It seems to me it could be a nice feature to be able to embed the graph at the ...
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How to quickly find recent questions with lots of upvotes?

Sometimes I want to find recent questions with lots of upvotes. My current way to do so is to go to Questions -> Newest, then do a lot of down-scrolling while visually scanning the numbers of votes....
9 votes
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This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network

When trying to close a question, occasionally the reason for closure is that the question belongs on another site on the SE network. However, the closing reason "This question belongs on another site ...
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Should we be able to downvote comments?

Let's imagine a situation: Mr. X posted a question in Math SE. He's a beginner, and the question may seem naive for many of us. Let's suppose his question still meets the rules of MSE. Now, Mr. Y ...

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