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Identifying a "dis-accepted" answer

When you click on the "envelope" next to your name on the top of the page, you get a summary of the recent changes. Clicking on the "Reputation" tab will tell you the up and down votes on your ...
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Please enable AMSsymbols extension for MathJax

Please enable the AMSsymbols extensionfor MathJax. The lack of this extension has led to several independent bug reports. The \not\mid symbol is not working well Tex \implies symbol does not work ...
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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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Unanswered Questions and Statistics/Review Impacts

I was perusing unanswered questions and there are two observations: (1) there were questions which had answers, but are showing up when I click on unanswered. Is this because the answer was not ...
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what links here?

Do we have a "what links here" feature such as that on Wikipedia? One would click on "what links here" and see a list of questions, answers, comments, etc., that link to the question or answer or ...
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Add an explicit 'needs to show some work' option to the closing form.

I think it would be preferable to have an explicit 'needs to show some work' option to the closing form. On the current form, the choice is usually 'off-topic because...', but that really doesn't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“Minor edit” feature for trusted users

People frequently ask about the etiquette of making minor edits to many old articles, say to retag them, or to correct typography or spelling. There seems to be consensus that this is bad manners, ...
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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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A Fresh new solution to the problems of rep

(This is a reconstruction, also I've had a change of heart) I suggest that we replace the rep system with a system based on the average number of votes each user receives. For instance, in this ...
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On New Users Asking Questions Poorly

I think everyone knows what I mean, questions that immediately get comments such as: "Please don't just copy your homework." "If this is homework, please add the homework tag." "Please don't state ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Permanent Picture Uploads

I came across this question and in the process found that I could not access the corresponding image as it was hosted on imgur. Is there any solution for the above? (The questions contains a link ...
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Ban or delay close votes from users who answered a question

Where a user has answered a question, I propose that either that user cannot vote to close the question or the user's close vote ability is suspended on that question for one week ...
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How can I get out of a question ban? [duplicate]

I have been put under a question ban, it says that I have reached my question limit so they're no longer accepting questions from my account. In order to get out of this question ban I had to answer ...
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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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Concern about lesser attention towards relatively advanced questions

There have been some concerns regarding voting on m.se and as has been pointed out there, this may have to do with increasing number of questions, e.g. some statistics here. In this post I wish to ...
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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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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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Extraction of Math -expressions with OCR from scanned photos?

Extraction of mathematical expressions with OCR would enormously help communication like here. Is it possible do? Is there some way easily to write into LaTex without keyboard? Is there some way to ...
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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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Can we have a favorite star for answers?

It is just a thought. As we have a star to mark favorite a good question, can we similarly have a star to each answer so that a good answer can be marked as favorites by users. That way one can know ...
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Let's get MathOverflow's "Citation Helper" here, too!

MathOverflow recently received a brand-new toy: a citation helper that adds a new button to the post editor to allow references to journal articles (and more?) to be added to posts quicker and easier. ...

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