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Proposal: Onboarding process

I propose that MSE introduces an onboarding process for new users. Problem statement: Too many PSQ's & MSE used as a homework-completion site Growing resentment of "rep-farming" Conflict between ...
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Giving more downvotes than upvotes?

I recently looked at the Data.SE site. After viewing other people's queries, I decided to write one of my own. You see, I have only cast one downvote thus far in my SE career, but I have cast more ...
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Should rep requirements for tag creation be higher?

There are, IMO, quite a lot of badly tagged questions and... not very good tags. Some of them were discussed on meta recently; some of these discussions show, IMO, that users who created these tags ...
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What Do We Do About Comment-Answered Questions?

There is a number of 'unanswered' questions which are not going to generate any further discussion because they have been answered succinctly in the comments. This is irritating when browsing the list ...
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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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Shouldn't images be centered?

I have posted some images inside questions and answers (nice feature), and missed the possibility of specifying the alignment. Actually, considering that the inserted images are never floated/inlined, ...
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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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equation and equation* is the same for me

Is it supposed that equation and equation* environments work exactly the same? For example, for me \begin{equation} a=b \end{equation} \begin{equation} a=b \end{...
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When will Math.SE support the `\begin{xymatrix}` environment?

I have seen the following two questions on meta: http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/3360/xymatrix-commutative-diagrams http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/2324/how-to-draw-a-...
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Provide \degree symbol in MathJax

A while ago I posted an answer to the MathJax tutorial meta question about the right way to write a degree symbol. The latest edit (with which I'm not really happy) discusses, among other things, the ...
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Do not reject migrations from the meta site to the main site

Today someone had asked a question on the meta site, which was actually a question on mathematics. It was migrated, correctly, to the main site. There it was closed for lack of context. Being a ...
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Way to make \spec a command

I hope this hasn't been previously asked. There are certain symbols that are used very, very often on math.se for which there isn't a preprogrammed TeX command for. The ones that jump immediately to ...
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Access and see deleted questions - Feature request

I wanted to search for ♯ http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/12334/are-these-two-questions-on-gcd-of-powers-of-a-and-b-duplicates and ♯ http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/12330/...
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exercising the vote not to close

For the second time now I've found that a close vote has been cast for a question and I believe that the vote is based on a misunderstanding or misreading of the question. In such a case, I can only ...
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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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Can we take famous questions out of the “review audit” system?

Earlier I saw a first post come through the review system titled "Are mathematical articles on Wikipedia reliable?" Now, since I'm genuinely reviewing and not thinking that the system is throwing fake ...
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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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Can we only ask practical questions at MSE?

According to: https://math.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the ...
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Username change in @-notifications

math.stackexchange.com has a feature where we can notify users in the comments e.g. @Euler or @Klein. However I have noticed that when a user changes his name from say Euler to Gauss, any existing tag ...
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Two feature requests regarding deleted questions

There are two feature requests that I have been meaning to make for quite some time about deleted questions. Is it appropriate to downvote answers for the sake of deleting a question? talks about ...
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What's the policy on answering a question where the correct answer is simply “yes”?

Occasionally I see questions on math.SE where either the answer is completely trivial -- for example this one where the correct answer would just be "Yes. You did it correctly" -- or questions where ...
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Question Deleted After Receiving Answer

This is another example of an OP deleting a question after receiving an answer. https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/3334999/find-a-jordan-basis-for-a-linear-operator This has been discussed ...
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Feature-request: Not allowing [homework] as the only tag to a post

Is it possible to make it so that the site will not accept a post that has homework as the only tag to the post? I know that this problem only comes up rarely (as discussed here, but if we can ...
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List earlier display names for an account

Every so often I'll notice that a user with an unfamiliar name begins posting good answers and insightful comments about topics that interest me. Most of the time they are new users, but sometimes ...
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Feature request: Save Question (and Answer) as Draft option

Sometimes a question pops into my mind a mere 5 minutes before I have to run an errand. In that situation, I can either: (a) write the question down on paper and ask it later, or (b) ask the question ...
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Why can't I run data queries on the Math Site?

Maybe this question has already been asked, but I can't seem to find Math.SE on data explorer. On other sites there have been some useful queries run, and I was hoping to look into the Math site, but ...
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Do spam-only posting users get deleted?

Often spammers, or drunk people who feel the need to post racist/sexist/otherwise offensive content come to the site and post something spammy or offensive. The good folks of this community usually ...
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Can we have a graphing tool for Math.SE?

Post linked with this MSO post Graphing tool is very important for answering and asking some questions in Math. Graphing tool must include the function plotting and drawing some free shapes Few ...
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Is there an easy way to access the revision list of an unedited question?

There is an easy way to access the revision list of a question that was edited: to do it, I simply click on the link below the question that says "edited [date]". I couldn't find an easy/built-in way ...
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Filtering questions by OP's reputation

Is it possible to filter questions so that we only see questions posted by people with more than $n$ reputation points? Perhaps better would be if we could only see questions posted in the last $d$ ...
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How does one create an RSS feed which reads posts with tag1 OR tag2?

I would like to subscribe to an RSS feed for posts which are tagged as subjects I like. For example, the feed https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/galois-theory+field-theory will read ...
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Shouldn't there be an easy way to sketch a solution?

I love the fact that this site supports $\LaTeX$, but some things are more easily explained with a free-form drawing. Many people I know have a drawing tablet, and many javascript libraries to allow ...
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Unanswered Questions

It seems to me that the 'unanswered questions' list is not always very helpful. The reason is that there is often a comment (or several) which fully solves the problem, or at least gives a large ...
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Would A Word Cloud Based On Tags Be Helpful?

It would be nice to see what tags are most popular and how popular they are relative to other tags without reading "this tag has 2000 usages". Perhaps a word cloud of tags (already numbered) cloud be ...
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Click on image to display larger version

This is related to earlier posts on rescaling images after posting, but I'd like to propose a feature similar to Wikipedia. There clicking on an image that appears in an article links to display of a ...
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Only view MathJax in preview on button press

Could there be a selection box / button just below the editing box, and before the Markdown Preview to enable / disable the MathJax. When I was editing a question, I was finding it quite distracting ...
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Is there statistic data of how many people access the site and from which country and what times?

Do we have access to the stats of how many people access the site and from which country and what times ? Like the analytics feature for the channel owner on YouTube. I'm asking because I think it's ...
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Is the current version of featured questions fair?

This question is based on the discussion here. In my opinion the current version of offering bounties is not fair enough. Whenever there is no answer to a featured question the owner looses from 50 to ...
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What is the Math SE logo?

I don't know what the Math Stack Exchange logo is and was wondering if we (the users) could post ideas on a new one and have users vote for the best one... Is that a possibility or no?
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Anonymizing questions/answers

If a question is not very popular and one wants to delete it, one may do so. But, after it gets a certain number of upvotes (or possibly some other criteria are met), the owner may no longer choose to ...
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Typesetting issues: The map from preview to published post is not isometric.

I’m not sure if anyone is encountering this problem with the latest version of Mathematics Stack Exchange. It always turns out that whatever appears in the preview window as I type a question or an ...
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Thread - Request Mergers of Very Similar Questions

Would something perennial like Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 10/2012 - 12/2014) help? Example: ♦ $\sqrt{x}$$\sqrt{x}$ = $x$ but $\sqrt{x^2}$ = $|x|$. Why?, ♦ What's ...
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How do you tag without brackets? In particular, how do you tag boxes?

How would you tag boxes without brackets after completing a proof? For example, I needed to prove that $$\forall m, n \in \mathbb{N}\cup \{0\}, \ n^{2m + 1} \equiv -1 \pmod {n + 1}$$ I proved this by ...
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Several @user in the comment

When there is a discussion in comments (especially on meta), sometimes I miss an opportunity to call two users in one comment. Hence, when I need to answer both users and I want to be sure that they ...
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Viewing deleted questions from the user profile

I would like to verify claims like this easily by going to a user's profile page and looking at the question list. The problem is, deleted questions aren't shown there. It might be helpful to include ...
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An adoption system for on-hold questions?

There have been a few instances now where I've read a question which clearly doesn't meet the quality standards this community strives for, but, nonetheless, I am still interested in a solution. ...
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Should we do anything with the tons of seemingly impossible integrals?

I've seen huge amounts of seemingly impossible integrals. A lot have no nice answer while some have very nice answers. I don't want to remove these answers as many are (IMO) quite beautiful. However ...
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Revise vote down definition to consider appropriateness of answer

This website serves an excellent purpose of supplying answers to those who couldn't find them elsewhere, and I think it's very effective at that... BUT sometimes I find that users miss the point of ...
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Hints as answers

Often I see threads with an "accepted answer" that contains a hint and nothing else. That's absurd. Instead, how about: Supplying a full answer? There's a reason it is called "an answer"... ...
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Put own question on hold

I think there are times when it would be helpful to be able to put one's own question (or answer) on hold. There are containers for draft questions within Meta, which gives users an environment in ...

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