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Editing title results in unwanted “bump” …

I was looking at my old questions and noticed that some TeX in one of my titles was not entered correctly. I fixed it... and to my dismay the question is now on the front page. I'm concerned that this ...
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What is a good standard for publishing a reference to a stackexchange thread?

In the discussion "Research which began at the website", we wondered what the best way to publish a reference to a stackexchange discussion thread. Presumably it would be the publication's standard ...
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Using @Username links

With the rise of twitter, it has become now fairly commonplace to use the @Username format to reply to someone. I was wondering if there would be a way to have the system detect that use to 1) create ...
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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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STIX mathematics font?

EDIT: It seems to perhaps be an issue with Firefox. Is this the case for anyone? It uses STIX in Chrome, but not FF. I did a search and couldn't find any information on this. It seems the font ...
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I just noticed my LaTeX error in a comment but it's been 5 minutes. How can I fix it?

Arghhh! I messed up some LaTeX in a comment, but didn't notice until after 5 minutes had passed and so I can't fix it. Is that it? Is it always going to look ugly and I can't do anything about it?
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Automatic Community-wikification of very long answers with lots of edits

I ended up doing a heavy rewrite of my answer on center-commutator subgroup duality because I was unsatisfied with the flow of it. This pushed the answer beyond the 10 edit limit which turned it into ...
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How do people feel about powerusers having the ability to display a donate button in their profile?

When I look at how much effort some users are putting into helping both me and myself, and giving quality answers time and time again, I can't help but wish there was a donate button or some greater ...
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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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Flagging questions as off-topic

When flagging a question as off-topic we are given a choice between either completely off-topic, belongs to meta, or belongs to stats.SE. Is it possible to add another option "Belong elsewhere on the ...
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The Chat thing on the mainpage

The main page has a box about the chat thingie. No one seems to be using it for anything---I just went into the "room" and it appears the last time someone said something there was 10 days ago... ...
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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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Table of Contents on the FAQ

Could anyone with sufficient powers edit the FAQ so that it has a TOC on top, as MO's does? Changing the formatting so each section stands more separated from others would also help making it less of ...
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Privilege Access Levels

I noticed that recently there was an update in the privilege accessibility. I was wondering what is the point of putting a relatively usable privilege so far high, that at the current time of writing ...
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Please point mathematics.stackexchange.com to here, instead of to MathOverflow.

You could say I'm partially (or entirely?) to blame for this for not having done enough research beforehand. However... A while back I wondered if there were a math-related site on the StackExchange ...
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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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Raise minimum edit threshold for “bumping” edited post to top of list.

Fixing a typo currently moves a question to the top of the list. Probably it has been discussed on meta.SO, but: if there were a way of doing this a few characters at a time without bumping the post ...
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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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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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Feature Request: Better full-text search capabilities within Tex markup.

The site has pretty good latex support (thanks for that!), which works pretty well when writing and viewing answers. What is lacking is the ability to search previous answers for mathematical ...
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Comment policy in the FAQ

As I go at length in this answer, I believe the recent kerfuffle over the comment system stems from a misunderstanding of the comment system's purpose. I would like to request that the FAQ be amended ...
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Allow newline in comments

The comment length here is such that it corresponds to what normally is a long paragraph in usual written communications. In some situations, it is more natural to write two short paragraphs, or one ...
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Include images saved on your computer in a question/answer [duplicate]

Is it possible to include images, such as .gif, .jpg or .jpeg-files one has saved on one's computer in a question or an answer to a question? If so, how? I checked the "Markdown Editing Help"-section ...
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Source control of posts.

I could not find this issue anywhere in Meta, so here it comes.. Some users has the privilege to correct or change posts. This is all good, but there is a big problem here - there should be a source ...
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Meta.Meta: Option to migrate questions to meta.stackoverflow.com?

Like the close as off-topic -> migrate to meta site option on math.SE, we need a migrate to meta.stackoverflow.com for some of the questions posted on meta.math. I would expect this would be needed on ...
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Show LaTeX syntax in “How to Format” box

I think you need to show the syntax for LaTeX formatting in the "How to Format" box when writing a question or answer. I just mean showing how to surround in $ or <...
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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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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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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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TeX beth symbol missing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tex \implies symbol does not work In this post I cannot get the TeX symbol $\beth$ to work. I checked and the symbol does work on MathOverflow, so it may just be a ...
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A record of questions answered

Question: Is there a way to keep a record of one's own answers (including stats and votes) to questions that are deleted? Thanks!
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Getting more and better answers from more of the users on the site.

Part of the fun of a stackexchange is the (hopefully) good-natured competition that arises naturally to see who can get the answer in "first" --an elegant reflective answer that comes a day late may ...
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The “accepted” color is too light

Please considering changing into something which introduces contrast.
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A list of questions I have not viewed?

I think it would be a useful feature to have a list of questions which the user has not viewed. Currently there is an option for (all) Questions or Unanswered. There are various ways to sort them ...
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New design: On the use of sans and serif faces

This is probably of little interest to anybody else, but it's been bothering me for a while. I can't tell what the rationale is for the spotty use of sans typefaces in the new site design. When the ...
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Re-render MathJax in comments

A couple of months ago, Kaestur Hakarl wrote a comment in Feedback on MathJax TeX rendering which didn't receive enough attention: ... Is it possible for the re-rendering pass to also cover ...
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I suggest more contrast for questions tagged by interesting tags.

Questions tagged by a tag included in my list of interesting tags are highlighed. That's great, but in the new design it's almost invisible. More contrast please!
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Suggestion regarding the 'homework' issue

I have seen that a substantial proportion of new posts require clarification to know whether the question belongs to a homework assignment or not. Also I noticed that has been a great amount of debate ...
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Why is the font color NOT black

The body text is #444 which is hard on the eyes. Stackoverflow.com uses black, easy to read. How about either allowing preferences (hard), or just color the text black (easy) so it is easier to read?...
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where is the latex reference please [duplicate]

hi, There is a nice pretty markdown ref but no simple quick latex reference. I looked around in the faq and on meta. I also googled for some latex reference and some of it looks slightly different ...
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Meta.Meta: Please add new close reason: Noise or Pointless

Like meta.stackoverflow.com, I think we need a "Noise or Pointless" close reason on meta.math. (Note: I am talking about the meta site, not the parent).
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LaTeX not rendering?

LaTeX seems to not be rendering at the moment. Is this just me? (Chrome on 64-bit Linux) Can we have a 'regenerate TeX' button like at MathOverflow? Maybe even a 'render source' button or GET option ...
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Why can't we downvote comments?

Why can't we downvote comments?
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LaTeX preview should do a live update

Having to wait several seconds for LaTeX preview each time makes it very difficult to write posts that have a lot of typeset mathematics - it would be a big improvement make the updates live.
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Why use MathJax? It's so slow [closed]

I found that MathJax is extremely slow. Is there a better, lighter and faster Javascript library that can render mathematical notation equally well?
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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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Comment editing boxes

It would be awesome if the textarea elements one uses to create/edit comments on M.SE were larger and allowed for more characters. The ones on MO are perfect, for example. (Why do I want this? Well, ...
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Tex \implies symbol does not work

I needed couple of times to use the \implies symbol (which is basically a double lined right arrow). It works in Mathoverflow.net, but here it doesn't work: $\implies$. Any suggestions?
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LaTeX rendering delay

I experience a delay of about 5-10 seconds when I edit a question with math markup in https://math.stackexchange.com/. However, there is no such delay in https://mathoverflow.net/. Is there any ...
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Should Reputation from mathoverflow be carried over.

So I am a user at both MO and here. I visit MO maybe a few times a week, and this site a little less frequently. The point is that most of the questions I come up with are more relevant for MO, as ...