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Should we require a tag that which specifies difficulty of a question?

It's usually hard for me to find questions to answer here because 99% of them are above my level (calculus 1). Should we make a set of tags specifying difficulty to go along with the question? For ...
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Star Ranking System?

Some really good answers get lost in the shuffle. Perhaps a "answer of the season" would be a convenient way to bring excellent answers a wider audience. Obviously the nomination process would have to ...
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TeX math markup is sorely needed

This site is going to need TeX markup to express mathematical symbols and formulas well.
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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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How to prevent “no clue” questions?

A significant number of questions asked in MSE begin or end with "I don't even know where to start", as a way to justify one's inability to provide own work on the problem and/or attract sympathy or ...
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Acceptability of asking a user (with a “low accept rate”) to accept an answer

I saw a user post a question a few days back and saw their question history and noticed they have a low accept rate. It took me a while to realize that 2-3 posts of theirs have been answered by me (...
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Save the answer in TeX/PDF - revisioned

Some time ago, I used the Save as LaTeX script which was provided by the user who answered this question Save the answer in TEX?. It worked really well. Unfortunately the user seems to have deleted ...
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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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Should the site have an automatic word filter for titles?

Math.SE has a problem with titles. The percentage of questions with the redundant word question in the title is highest on Stack Exchange, by far. Plenty of titles consist of other mostly useless ...
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Mathematics Documentation : would it be useful/possible? (beta test launched on StackOverflow, July 21st)

Some of you may have noticed that StackOverflow just inaugurated a Documentation feature. It's basically in adition to the Q&A traditional site. I was wondering if something of the kind would be ...
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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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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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About language-specific versions of math.stackexchange

It is a widespread issue in many communities to have a very bad attitude towards the English language. Despite this being a true handicap during the information age, many students, even researchers, ...
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To whom am I replying?

Here's another potentially dumb question. As I go through old comments, I find myself to have replied to @users who seem to have changed their name. Anyway, while I can guess to whom I was speaking, ...
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Why is there no support for MathJax in chat?

The question Should chat have TeX support was first asked 3½ years ago, and it has been asked at intervals since then. I am not asking that question. I know that chat should have TeX support and ...
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Try to comment: Fail review audit

I know the review audits aren't without their flaws, but with this review: https://math.stackexchange.com/review/first-posts/109542 it should be clear that something is not right. As usual, the vote ...
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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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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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Accepting more than one answer

Why do we have to accept just one answer? I mean, in some questions there are lots of good answers which deserve to be accepted; why do we have a restriction on the number of accepted answers? I think ...
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Title formatting of LaTeX in StackExchange hot questions list

There is the StackExchange menu at the top left on every site in our network. It opens a popup box with Hot Questions, All Sites,...
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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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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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Low quality of election nominees

I recently noticed that elections for 3 moderator positions were going to be held. I looked through the list of candidates so far, and actually found people with, like 500 reputation, among the ...
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Is it possible to know which posts were affected by user removal?

I suddenly saw that I am 20 points short, and the reputation page says that a user was removed. I am now left to wonder which posts suffered from this drop. Is it possible to add some sort of way of ...
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Is it possible to know the name of a user with account deleted?

As you know, when an account is deleted, the name of the user is set to their id, say user123. Can we know the name(s) of this user when was an active account? I did check data.SE but found nothing ...
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How to increase service/traffic, a set of suggestions

(1) Make it possible for a teacher to register and monitor a class. As a teacher if I could find out the activity of my students on this site then I could encourage them by giving extra credits etc. ...
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Should Migration options in off topic include mathematics educators?

It seems to me that questions like this one belong to Mathematics Educators and there will be occasional others where migrating like this will be the best thing to do. There are various threads on ...
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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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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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'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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MathJax in tag excerpts [duplicate]

When writing a tag excerpt incorporating MathJax is fine for the tag page itself, however in the preview given when hovering/tagging a question the MathJax is not compiled making the TeX code as ...
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Add “Notify” option

At mathoverflow.net there is an "Notify" box where you can choose to get emails about any updates on questions you choose. It would be great to have the same thing at MSE.
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Filtering tags/questions by subject *and* level of difficulty

Is there any way to filter questions by a certain number of subjects (e.g., real analysis and differential equations)? Additionally, is there a way to filter the questions by difficulty? The latter ...
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sometimes, deleting a question shouldn't be immediate?

It is the second time it happens to me today, I take 5 minutes to understand a question, then 10 minutes for writing (and editing multiple times) a detailed answer or comment, I'm proud of me, and ...
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Progress towards badges

Via the review tab, it is possible to see your progress towards obtaining certain badges. For any badge which requires multiple instances of an activity (i.e. 80 edits, earned 200 reputation on 50 ...
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Is it possible for this site to get some sort of “best of” feature to compile classic answers?

Reading the site, one finds that there are a number of questions which start out innocently enough: The question-asker is possibly only looking for a straight forward answer to his narrowly tailored, ...
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How do I know I won't lose all my work in math.SE?

Lately I've been wondering if it was remotely possible that my questions and answers (or any other user's) got lost by any kind of malfunction. Is there some kind of backup that ensures all the great ...
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What will happen if MSE or SE in general be closed someday?

What will happen if MSE or SE in general be closed someday? I've made lots of questions here and I would like to have them during my lifetime, If MSE is going to be closed someday, I would really ...
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Feature request: LaTeX preview

I would like to be able to preview my LaTeX when typing my answers and questions!
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Support for automatic equation numbering and labeling of equations

Mathjax supports automatic equation numbering: http://cdn.mathjax.org/mathjax/latest/test/sample-eqnum.html And equation references: http://cdn.mathjax.org/mathjax/latest/test/sample-eqrefs.html The ...
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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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Congrats to Ross Millikan AND Davide Giraudo [duplicate]

This just in. Ross Millikan has joined J.M. in the exclusive club of users who have cast at least 10000 votes. Congrats and thanks! As per Julien's suggestion I'm also soliciting opinions from ...
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Allow closing as duplicate for new questions

One of the changes to the closure system in the recent revamp was that to close something as a duplicate, the suggested duplicate needs to have an upvoted answer. I suppose that's a good thing when ...
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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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Participation for the main site

When we are in meta and we click on user, we can sort them by participation. According to the description, it measures the activity. I suggest to make something similar for the main site, for ...
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Edits that Substantially Extend Answers

I am seeing a great deal of suggested edits that extend non-CW answers in a significant way. I believe they are good faith attempts to "improve" an answer by filling in details, but the resulting ...
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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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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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Personalised $\LaTeX$ commands for users

I'm definitely not the first to think about having the possibility users having personalised $LaTeX$ \newcommands (see e.g. here). But I thought of another way to ...
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Math typesetting using \( \) instead of the dollars

I initially used \( \) instead of the dollars to enclose the math formulas. However, it doesn't seem to work on this website. So far I have only seen ...

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