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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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Proposal for promoting more interesting, deeper questions

There was recently a (now-locked) thread about the prevalence of "do my homework" questions on math.se. I want to set aside for now the question about what to do about people posting homework ...
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Switch to MathJax version 3?

It seems it has been a long time since the MathJax has been updated on this site (probably MathJax 2.7 beta by @m0sa). So I was wondering if there is a plan to switch to newer version 3? (http://docs....
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Could "Ask Question" dialog be more helpful?

The Ask Question dialog has an appropriate faint overlay text in the Title input area: what's your math question? be specific. (Aside: this seems to suggest ...
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Feature suggestion: marking an edit as minor to avoid messing with the question flow

I won't be surprised if it has already been discussed, but anyway. I relatively often make minor edits to my own answers: typically a typo in math or in English, or a slight modification of the logic ...
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Latex preview on question title?

Almost every single time I type a question I end up having to go back and edit the title due to no latex preview. Obviously you can write the title in the body first to check it but it's very easy to ...
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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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More granularity in locking questions

Is it possible to have more granularity in of time-span for locking questions? Currently the available choices are 1 hr, 1 day, 1 week, and permanent. There are times where longer, but not permanent ...
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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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A message before new users post

Almost all the time, new users post a question with no explanation with no context given, and no mathjax used. I have written "Please write what you tried" a countless number of times. There should be ...
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Mark all locked questions as [​locked​] or [​closed​] in the title

Some discussions, such as the one on annoyingness-of-CAPTCHA, are being locked without this being indicated in the titles. Closed threads seem to acquire the word "[closed]" automatically or by ...
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Change the colour of the links in post notifications

I brought this up before in response to the notice about the new design, but it wasn't followed up on. The colour of links barely has any contrast to the surrounding text: I have a strong feeling ...
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Would this 'collapsing' feature be useful on MSE?

In the case where one wants to answer a question using a number of propositions and lemmas with proofs, I think one can organize it better with this feature on Wikipedia for hiding proofs. The link ...
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Preview of a proposed edit?

Is there a way, when reviewing a proposed edit, to preview it exactly as the edited text would appear on the site? I maybe wrong but I think that at Tex/LaTeX Stackexchange you have the option to see ...
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Provide a way to search for a user's answers to closed questions

The only notification one gets that a question they've answered has met with others' dissatisfaction is when it has been deleted and their reputation is reduced. It would be nice if a user, who has ...
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questions asked over 100 times

I just saw another question with the limit of $(1 + 1/n)^n.$ A few months ago, somebody asked some other multiple repeat question, I wrote to check any of the last 137 times it had been asked. he ...
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Frustrating user experience of a newly signed up user

TL;DR - Please change the behavior so that once a user signs up, the questions posted from a guest account with the same e-mail will be linked to the signed up user. Long version: After posting 2 ...
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Make "question ban" help page specific to Maths.SE

The page in the Help Center concerning question bans (here) was specifically written for StackOverflow. Since then, Maths.SE has grown fast enough for this feature to be enabled here (as of August ...
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Is it possible to view descriptions of old bounties?

When starting a bounty, one is invited to provide a short description of what is asked for. The usefulness of this notice is evident; the task of writing or improving a purposeful answer is ...
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Managing favourites

I'm a new user but my favourites are already becoming a bit cumbersome to go through. I imagine they may become completely unmanageable in a year's time. I was wondering if it would be possible to ...
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Question closed as duplicate, but the linked question was deleted

This is related to Question closed as a duplicate, link points to question closed as a duplicate, but it is more problematic. The question (Q) Prove that quotient topology $\mathbb{R}/\sim$ is the ...
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Important information on new theme hidden due to downvotes

Generally, questions that receive lots of down votes are effectively hidden from the feed - which is probably a good thing. However, this sometimes happens with important announcements posted by staff ...
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Do we have a "How to write a good answer" post? If not, can we have one?

Today I suggested to a new user that the style of his answer was not very appropriate for MSE. In searching for links of suggestions on how to write a good answer, I did not find an authoritative ...
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Showing related questions from MathOverflow

I'm a professional mathematician but I usually have non-professional questions, or perhaps some dumb professional ones that do not reach “research level”. Nevertheless, I think that sometimes it might ...
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Remove the strikethrough on deleted text in suggested edits

I have also posted this feature request on Meta. I recently reached 2k rep, so I've done my first few suggested edit reviews. I reviewed this edit, and I noticed something. The strikethrough through ...
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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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Search queries involving symbols and/or $\TeX{}$

Currently some (most?) fairly crucial symbols such as = and ^ are truncated in search queries, making it pretty tough to find ...
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If someone has a question here (meta) referring one of my posts can I be informed about it

If someone has a question here (meta) referring one of my posts can I be informed about it while I don't visit meta regularly?
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Marking unconsidered responses

When consulting our own profile, we have access to the list of the responses (I think, comments on our answer). Sometimes, the following scenario happens: I have two or more messages in my inbox, ...
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Hide comments to view the question

Is it possible to have a button hide comments (or something like that) in order to see the question when we write the answer? When you write the answer it's often useful to see the question to have ...
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MathOverflow question links should be auto-converted to the question title

SE software automatically converts short links to questions on the same site to title-based links. For example, the bare URL https://math.stackexchange.com/q/426771 ...
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Redirect issue for Meta

I understand that mathematics.stackexchange.com redirects to math.stackexchange.com to include non-Americans (such as me), but mathematics.meta.stackexchange.com does not redirect to the Meta and ...
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private notes about a question

Given a question on math.SE, I may or may not participate in the discussion. But, there might be some thought processes and ideas about the question (or the subsequent discussion), which I would like ...
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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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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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Request: When closing a question as duplicate, to show all the linked questions

When people post "This question is a duplicate of XXX", would it be possible for the selections shown when we decide to close a question as duplicate, to also show XXX? This could be easily done by ...
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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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Comments when rejecting an edit

I just rejected a proposed edit that added a significant sentence to the post. I would have liked to leave a comment to that effect, but didn't have the option as I selected "radical edit" as the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
Michael Albanese's user avatar
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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 ...
Hans Lundmark's user avatar
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About removing the reputation of suggested-edits and put that reputation to find duplicates

In the context of the current situation, and also, time ago situation, in part for the duplicate-questions on math.SE, Could it be that, perhaps temporarily, the +2 reputation for the suggested edits ...
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