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I got two answers that I feel are of equal merit and answer the question… what do I do? [duplicate]

It appears that I can only accept a single answer but I really would like to reward the other answer-ers as well. I did give them an upvote but still I feel that there should be some mechanism to ...
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Why Meta Reputation?

The meta reputation is kind of strange. If you don't keep track of it you don't know where it comes from, if you recognized it all since it's not tracked like on the main site, where the $\nabla$ pop ...
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Introducing a delay for updating the post preview box

When typing up or editing a question the completed version is shown in the box below. When editing this means that the whole text is constantly being refreshed which is just plain annoying. Would it ...
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Would it be possible to not have the post-preview process ALL of the latex as you type?

If you're typing up a post with quite a bit of LaTeX, and you're looking at your post preview to check your formulae as you type them up, then every time you press a key, the site re-renders all of ...
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Multiple Favourites Lists

One feature I wish was present is the ability to have multiple favourite lists. I have a fair number of favourited questions, often for different reasons (e.g. questions I want to read later, others ...
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Command for strict inclusion does not render [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please enable AMSsymbols extension for MathJax I typed the command \subsetneq in an answer a few moments ago and it didn't render : the output just reproduced the command in ...
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How to personally separate questions into separate groups/folders?

Can I mark questions into a personally defined categories A,B,C, and choose to view a certain category; or choose to not view a certain category? I view the stream of questions. Get interested in one,...
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Should there be a “No longer relevant” closing reason?

Is it possible to add a closing reason which is along the vein of "No longer relevant"? Such reason would be very useful for big-lists (which are not frowned upon here) when they become too big (i.e. ...
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Display reputation decreases in the top-bar indicator

Generally, a reputation increase is indicated by a green indicator. Can there be an indicator for reputation decrease as well? This is because sometimes we don't know, when suddenly our reputation ...
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Can Math SE rearrange the textbox and the preview box into two column? [duplicate]

Can Math SE rearrange the textbox and the preview box into two column? Like the following figure. I think it is more convenience for use.
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xymatrix/commutative diagrams [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to draw a commutative diagram? Today i wanted to include a drawing of a commutative diagram in my answer on math.stackexchange.com - but did not find any way of doing that....
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Viewing markup of question/answer/comment, of one for which is editing is not allowed.

Is there a way to see the markup of questions/answers/comments for which editing is not allowed? This answer says to right-click and select Show source. It looks ...
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Vote to “Leave Open” from question screen

Could the "close" option link for questions include the facility for directly voting "leave open" on a question that has a "close" vote and is on the reivew stack? This would be useful if the ...
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What would happen to the answers if the question was deleted by the original poster?

It is sad to learn that when "the person who posted the question deleted it. That has the effect, indeed, of disappearing question, answers, comments and all into the Memory Hole." Of course, the ...
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Tag about first-order logic

Why we have two different tags ? : first-order logic and predicate logic Why not link them via synonimy ? Thanks
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MathJax snippets for editor?

Often when typing lengthy equations in answers, I want to align them properly. This can be easliy achieved with a \begin{align*}...\end{align*} block, but typing ...
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Removal of the tag “analytic-functions” [duplicate]

I have just noticed that the tag analytic-functions is used by only 14 questions, while the tag analyticity is used by 549 questions. The former tag is also poorly maintained (empty tag wiki). ...
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Is there a save draft feature when asking a question?

I may be mistaken, but last time I tried to ask a question, I was unable to finish it so I had to discard it, so does anyone know if there is a save draft feature?
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Organizing tags in graphs

I recently found out about the stackoverflow network data dump (now hosted by the internet archive). Incidentally, I have also been looking for a playground to test some knowledge representation ideas....
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Why are privileges reversed when the deduction came from starting a bounty?

Edit: I agree with with tim's answer here: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/11986 What are some justifications for not implementing it this way? It doesn't really make much sense to me- I've lost 450 ...
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Should we have quick links? If yes, then how?

These are very useful. Can we have quick links of them while answering or on sidebar of questions under some link?: Catalog of limits, a, MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference, List of comment ...
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Add MathJax support to chat [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should chat have TeX support? Adding MathJax support to chat would be really helpful sometimes. Don't know what a performance impact that might mean though...
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New contributor guidelines

Are new contributors pre-notified during their first ( say 5 ) posts alerting them that they should include details of their efforts and that pure work orders (or what may sound that way) stand a ...
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There should be a sign that someone's editing a question/answer.

It may easily happen that you're editing a hugely improperly written question/answer and it so happens that someone else is editing too, and after you're all done it turns out you've been wasting your ...
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Can I unflag a post? [duplicate]

I've made a flagging decision that I later decided was in error. It would have been nice if, in between me regarding it as in error and it becoming disputed, I could have removed it. (I'm tagging ...
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Interactive check-list for first-time contributors at submission stage

As a follow-up to this question, I would like to know if the following proposal would be helpful to reduce low-quality first-time contributions. Duplicate disclaimer. While writing this question, I ...
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Does it make sense to enumerate the comments to a question?

When there are many comments to a question and they get to be almost a mini-thread it might help to have an enumeration system. So you could respond to comment say 15 when you are at say 42. Not a ...
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Inappropriate Answers.

Does anyone else notice this? Someone will ask a question that demonstrates they have a certain level of mathematical experience, and then their question is answered at a level that is unlikely ...
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Audit of tags and tag descriptions

This is a suggestion for a periodic audit of tags now that there are tag badges. Having just looked at my own "tag" list, there are a number which must be of limited use. But since tags were invented, ...
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What tags to choose?

I am not sure if this is the right place to post this question. First, how to choose the tags when asking a question? If one does not know which tag to use? Second, what is the difference between ...
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Answered questions in unanswered list [duplicate]

I sometimes read old questions in unanswered list to see if there're missing ones I can help. But a frequent situation is many questions has been answered perfectly while the OP doesn't accept as an ...
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Usernames that say more.

Can't we require users to fill in a nicer username than user$xxxx$ when registering? It is (at least for me, but I can imagine it is also the case for others) to keep track who they are (as in, what ...
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Flags on comments don't sum up correctly

When you look at Your flagging history it might happen that the flags on comments don't sum correctly. Seems like there are some that are still waiting for review (which shows up for flags on for ...
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Avoiding obsolete comments

One particular problem is that when you point out a mistake in someone's answer, you have to check several times until he fixed it so you can delete your initial comment. Otherwise your comment will ...
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Making the site useful to people who are not editors of the site

This site is extremely difficult to use for people who need the answer to a question. Perhaps it would be best to describe my experience as a first time user. I originally asked my question ...
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double Latex tags (Open and Close) multiple times in title Broke Math.stackExchange.com sorry!

Sorry, I made the title in one of my questions contain $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ and it broke the page here: Possible new definition of Gamma (Euler-Mascheroni ...
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Would having an area to publish non-questions be useful?

Would it be of value if the site would allow users to publish some of their non-question thoughts? For example, someone may stumble over a simple formula that think it is interesting to share. I guess ...
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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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message when responses are made to questions you have upvoted

If I have upvoted a question, I would appreciate notification (for example, in the message window under the StackExchange upper left) when there is a post or comment to that question. Do others feel ...
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Frustrating Down-votes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a down/up votes be accompanied by a comment? I have been facing lot of trouble with the down-vote system, in the past people used to down-vote me as my english was poor, ...
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Why do we not delete answers to closed questions which smell like homework?

Why do we not do this? Could we consider making the answers invisible to everyone but moderators once it received, say, 3 votes for 'off topic due to lack of context'? Also at the moment, there are ...
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Should people write many equations in one line?

Update People are downvoting. Maybe I should ask if it is a good idea in the first place to put many equations in one line. I just can't puzzle out something like $a^{-1}(aa^{-1})a = (a^{-1}a)(a^{-1}a)...
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Clearly Rejected Answer - Upvotes and Rep

Today there was a question on irrational and rational numbers. An answer was proposed that the author of the question clearly rejected both in a comment explicitly saying 'I can't accept this answer' ...

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