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Serif font is applied inconsistently for titles

Here on Math.SE, I see that we use serif fonts for titles, as evidenced by the main page of questions. Nonspecific screenshot: But titles appear in other places; in at least two of those, they are ...
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Hot keys in close vote review queue

When I am in the review queue, if I click to close a question, I have to select an option on a pop up screen, press a button and then again select an option and press a button again for another screen....
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Notifications to followers of a question about its status updates (closed / open)

In my opinion, one of the most important functions of following a question should be to notify users its status updates. For example, say I encountered a question in the close vote review queue that I ...
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When and why is there traffic on MSE

I have been visiting MSE at different times of the day lately (I am from East N.A.). I noticed that when I visit in the morning, there seems to be a lot less traffic on the site that when I visit in ...
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Would folks be open to requiring a reason when a downvote is cast? [duplicate]

I love this web site. I typically spend 1-2 hours on each of my questions to make sure they are as clear as possible. For me, one of the greatest values offered by this site is when folks post a ...
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Change the link to search in modal window for the first-time askers

Since March 2020, a modal window with some basic information is shown to a user who is asking their first question, see here: The new ask page is now live on the network! This replaced the older /ask/...
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answered on math overflow tag

I notice that a number of questions are "unanswered" because in a comment it is pointed out that said question is answered on MO. Could there be a tag "answered in MO" (or "...
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Can we enable MathJax support for MSE chats?

It would be great if the MathJax typed by users in the chat windows loads as proper MathJax should (as in the case of posts, for example). It is not convenient to read MathJax code directly and figure ...
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Can I ask that a closed mathSE query not be deleted

A mathSE query posted by someone received interesting info in an answer by someone else. I have bookmarked this query. Since it has been closed, I have also downloaded the (full) html page, just to ...
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Is it possible to notify when some user edit his/her answer?

It is not uncommon to edit old answers by adding more details among many users. Several times I have noted that when someone edit his or her answer to a my question, it is not inform to me. Can we add ...
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Scaling down large images in posts

In my opinion, the MSE community could benefit a lot from being able to scale down images in answers and questions. Often images get unintentionally huge, which prevents users from seeing as much ...
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Character length filter

On Math Stack Exchange, you can create a custom filter. That gave me an idea for a feature to add to the filter, and that is the ability to sort by character ranges. You could put in the filter "...
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Adding the link of the MathJax tutorial in the Tour and/or the sidebar (bulletin) displayed when one is going to ask a question

Can we include a prominent link to MathJax in the Tour, a suggested here, and on the sidebar (bulletin) that displays on the right side when one is going to ask a question, as suggested in the ...
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Slightly more informative error messages when the title is too long

Titles are limited to 150 characters. This is a reasonable limitations, but with $\rm\LaTeX$ one can easily go beyond that. Since it is impossible to a priori judge the length of the compiled $\rm\...
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Add quantum computing stackexchange to “What to ask here” page

In the help center on the page What topics can I ask about here there is a list of sister sites that might be better suited for some questions that are still on-topic here. I propose to add quantum ...
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Can you copy paste MathJax? [duplicate]

I am a big procrastinator when it comes to learning MathJax. I happened to remember that only before asking a question. Is there perhaps a shortcut to simply copy an equation from one part of the site ...
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Improving MathJax experience for beginners

I don't know if this has already been discussed here on the meta, but since most of these 'MathJax Tutorial' have been meant for beginners, wouldn't it make sense if they could comment asking their ...
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A possible solution to reduce answering of duplicate questions

The whole point of people answering duplicate questions which are duplicates without checking if similar queries exist before are because they will get points if they do so. So, the reason why people ...
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Is it possible to use the search function on stack exchange in the browser itself?

On the top of my page, I have a search bar in math Stack Exchange: Now, instead of google, is it possible to directly feed my search query into this search bar itself from the place you type address ...
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Why can only established users view vote counts?

Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see the threat to either the site or to individual contributors if all are allowed to see this information.
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What is the point of restricting people from seeing upvote/downvote ratios?

I notice that on many StackExchanges, you can't see how many upvotes or downvotes a post got, only the net total. I needed to get to $1000$ rep on MSE to be able to view the upvote and downvote counts....
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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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Button for “First Posts” MathJax-based review

When I review "First Posts" questions, a lot of reviews consist of pointing out new users on using MathJax by leaving a comment. Can't we establish a button which automatically creates a ...
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Notification about math jax for new users

I saw a problem which is common for new users who are using math jax. although they can write formula for example it is not hard to guess to show $x^2$ you should write ...
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Bringing the new feature to MSE in order to make writing formulas easier

There is a site for searching formulas on stack exchange called SearchOnMath. On the site you can see an option called "Add Formula" click on that, then you can choose any symbol you want ...
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Flags aged away

Some of my post flags were aged away, and I wanted to re-flag them. However, the options of the standard ones were not available, and so my only choice is to use "moderator attention" flags. ...
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How can we set \displaystyle for a whole text?

Since there is no preamble to set \displaystyle for the whole text, how can we do to avoid writing \displaystyle each time we write a new formula? (but I still want to write inline) For example if I ...
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Should members of the forum be able to delete answers in a topic that is outside of their field? [closed]

I the following thread in the field "algebraic geometry" Why isn't every finite locally free morphism etale? an answer to a question was deleted by two people that are not doing ...
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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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Where are the sun hats?

All of the hats seem to be winter hats, however, it's not winter down here it's summer. There should be sun hats and maybe some sunscreen.
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Can the “Hot Network Questions” list be filtered?

Is there any way to filter the list of "Hot Network Questions" which is displayed on the right side of the screen? I know StackExchange wants to promote their other sites, but I would prefer not to ...
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Corresponding highlight when editing MathJax

When editing a complex formula, it is easy to get lost in a sea of MathJax code. The suggested feature is, when editing posts with MathJax: (1) When a portion of a MathJax code is selected in the edit ...
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Question closed as a duplicate, link points to question closed as a duplicate

This question about an isomorphism between a localization and a quotient of a polynomial ring was properly closed as a duplicate. However, the question identified as the duplicate is this, which was ...
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Bounties don't last long enough

I've personally been involved in one, two, three questions with bounties which were effectively awarded plus two that were placed and not answered. Twice answering and thrice asking. And each time ...
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Authorship in Citation of Community Wiki Answers

I recently posted a question which was answered in the comments. I asked the author of the comment if they would like to post it as an answer, but since they didn't after several days I paraphrased ...
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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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Allow users to still access First Post and Late Answer even though the user has no votes left

I know that from the answer to this question that "if you are not able to use the full range of options in the queue, it is better to give the reviewer's role to someone who is." However, I ...
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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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$\rm\LaTeX$ shortcuts

Do we want to add shortcuts for common $\rm\LaTeX$ commands? Examples: \ra, \la, \Ra etc. ...
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Could we have predefined macros for naturals, integers, reals, and the like? [duplicate]

Request in title. Could we have site-wide predefined $\LaTeX$ macros \N, \Z, \Q and ...
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Are there any functions to search with keywords or categorize my thousands of bookmarked questions?

Although the bookmark function can save my favorite questions, it is still a mess since I have bookmarked thousands of questions for a long time.
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Embedding tikzcd diagrams

I know some tags are not supported, and some of them will likely never be (I have the <table> tag in mind). However, it is sometimes useful to embbed ...
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When a very short subject line is too long

Showing $\frac{|\overrightarrow{A_1B}|}{|\overrightarrow{A_1C}|}\frac{|\overrightarrow{B_1C}|}{|\overrightarrow{B_1A}|}\frac{|\overrightarrow{C_1A}|}{|\overrightarrow{C_1B}|}=1$ implies $AA_1$, $BB_1$,...
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Community Ad Feature Request

Is it possible to have a post with all the sandbox of ads that this site has cause they are useful and just searching them up year by year is quite hard? This is a more feature request about the ...
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Please choose a font with a more distinctive 0 (zero)

math.stackexchange.com has handsome CSS styling, but 0 (zero) and o (lowercase O) are visually nearly indistinguishable. That's ironic for a math forum (n0)? I'd suggest using a font that features a ...
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Feature request for unlocking competition questions after a given time

Feature request at low priority. Not to be escalated (Monday 31 Aug 2020). Further queries on this post are still allowed. Recently, I have been flagging a few posts required to be unlocked. All of ...
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Would it be useful to let users organize their questions/answers by custom tags? (tags only seen by myself)

I want a feature where I can organize my questions/answers in my math.stackexchange profile by some custom tags created and seen only by me. I want this feature because sometimes I forget which ...
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How can I find posts that have been answered by two users?

Q1: How can I find posts that have been answered by two users? For example user:1000 and user:1500? Or more generally a set of posts where two users have intersected, consisting of comments, questions,...
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How to delete your old username from the comment's section, after changing your username?

I had been using math.stackexchange with my real name. As I begun noticing that stackexchange community is SEO friendly, I decided for privacy reasons, to change my username to just my first name. But ...
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Ability to have a search feature to find search through personal question history [duplicate]

Sometimes, I want to find a question I asked but I find it difficult it to scroll through all my asked questions trying to find one question. So, I suggest that this site includes a search feature in ...

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