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Where I can keep a draft

I need to make private drafts, so I can post a question after I have it chewed, clarified. The question: Is here a way to make a draft, and keep it private? If the answer is no, then I ask for that ...
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Is it possible to notify when some user edit his/her answer?

It is not uncommon to edit old answers by adding more details among many users. Several times I have noted that when someone edit his or her answer to a my question, it is not inform to me. Can we add ...
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Is it possible to preview the title? [duplicate]

It's helpful to be able to preview the body of a post in case you want some $math$ to show up right. Since math formatting is also commonly seen in titles, is there a way to preview that (without ...
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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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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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$\LaTeX$ shortcuts

Do we want to add shortcuts for common $\LaTeX$ commands? Examples: \ra, \la, \Ra etc. for <...
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The functional analysis tag

Many elementary questions about functions are given the "functional-analysis" tag. Consider the following examples, all of which are very recent: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. This is not a recent phenomena; I've ...
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Why not add the title of the question in the preview while writing it?

Sometimes I don't know if the $\LaTeX$ used in the title of a question I'm writing is correct. Why is not added the title preview of the question when one is writing it to avoid typos? Just like it's ...
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How we can edit the posts in which the edit we suggest is less than 6 characters? [duplicate]

Stack Exchange allows the edit to be taken place if it is at least 6 characters long but sometimes we come across some posts in which there is error with less than 6 characters edit (it can be the ...
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Ask Question app should have side-by-side view option

Though I have long grown accustomed to the vertical layout of the "Ask Question" app. I realize now, that it is probably a great bug to request be fixed. You notice, right, when you're working on a ...
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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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The word “urgent” in a title should trigger a warning

It doesn't currently, and it adds nothing to the question. Most of the time it's "urgent" because homework is due soon. Agree or disagree?
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Allow users to edit tags to untagged

For some reason, I am not allowed to remove tags without adding in a relative tag. I (like probably most people whose contribution is mainly answering questions) really only want to help people with ...
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Would you be interested in an automatic TeX bot?

I see that many new users, who have no idea about MathJax, ask poorly formatted questions and somebody has to come along and edit them. Would you be interested to automate this? Will Math SE ...
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Feature request: a reward that is transferable to another stack

Recently there was a post on the music stack by someone who had written a tune on a guitar using a tuning of his own invention. I would have liked to comment that Elizabeth Cotten wrote music on a ...
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Bounties: no premature awards

In the bounty regulations, I am missing regulations which say when a bounty can be awarded at the earliest. It seems natural to me (and in the interest of the person placing the bounty, who wants the ...
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A message before new users post

Almost all the time, new users post a question with no explanation with no context given, and no mathjax used. I have written "Please write what you tried" a countless number of times. There should be ...
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Can we reject our own edit? [duplicate]

After editing something, I realized that I had done something incorrectly. There should be a way users can remove or edit their edit suggestions.
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Can we make it impossible for the asker to delete a question which has at least one answer (no matter the upvotes)?

There are multiple questions on meta about users deleting their question right after receiving an answer, before this answer can be upvoted. See this and this I don't see any reason to leave this '...
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Is there a way to get a notification e-mail when a question gets answered?

Is there a way to get a notification e-mail when a question gets answered? Because it's not always easy to keep track of all the forums you are on, especially if answers only come like days after you ...
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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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Sorting user reputation by questions rep or answers rep

Is there any way to sort the user list by reputation earned through questions only? (Or through answers only?)
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Forget password and account recovery

Why Stack Exchange does not send your previous password to your email (when you forget it)? (Instead it gives you a recovery link and you have to change it again.)
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Please consider supporting arXiv trackbacks on the mother Meta

One long-standing feature requests for the Stack Exchange engine is the implementation of trackbacks for mentions of the arXiv on Stack Exchange sites. In general, if you have a blog and you blog ...
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If someone has a question here (meta) referring one of my posts can I be informed about it

If someone has a question here (meta) referring one of my posts can I be informed about it while I don't visit meta regularly?
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Voice to Math Symbol Conversion

May I take liberty to suggest regarding the topic.. After Jeroen's query I tried out basic Google voice inputs; it indicated user voice route was at all feasible. Anna so gracefully shared her math ...
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Merging “fourier-series” and “trigonometric-series”?

Currently, fourier-series has 2202 questions and 101 followers, while trigonometric-series has only 324 questions and 9 followers. I suggest merging the two, but also keeping "trigonometric-series" as ...
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Feature request: Turn off MathJax's instant rendering without a bookmarklet

I was typing an answer, the moment I inserted some Latex, the input's text would lag behind my typing to an unbearable extent. This was because the website was trying to re-render my input on every ...
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MathJax and iddots / udots or reflectbox

I wanted to actually sketch a matrix and needed the flipped version of $\ \ddots\ $, but I can't find a way to do it. Tried reflectbox iddots udots and all the crazy stuff you find somewhere at TSE. ...
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Are images posted on MSE checked for viruses, malware, adware, ransomware…

Does MSE and maybe all of the SEs check posted images for malicious code?
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How do I find what I flagged?

I was looking at how helpful my flags have been here, but I couldn't work out what I had flagged. Is there a link to the specific comment or answer within a question? It's important for me to know ...
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Doubled MathJax (including in Google search)

I noticed in the past year or so that there was a change in the MathJax that results in every MathJax equation being doubled, one being an image and one being a text-based rendering. Usually one of ...
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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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Need preview windows on mobile platform

Maybe this is a duplicate of some other questions, but why do we not have preview windows like another exchange site where I post answers (or if we do have them, how to access them)? Such windows ...
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Why shouldn't there be a bar called Hot Main Posts, just like Hot Meta Posts?

In the main site, there is a bar on the right named Hot Meta Posts containing the good questions on the meta site. But there is no such bar showing the trending best questions on the main site. There ...
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Accurate number of views

Maybe this isn't the appropriate place to mention this. But I noticed that the count of views increases (in particular for a question I asked) if I refresh my browser while on that question. ...
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Shouldn't be answers to questions automatically accepted after few days?

I am more than a month here on stack exchange. I noticed that not even half, but more than half of questions even having multiple answers have none accepted. Most of these answers should be accepted,...
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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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Tag for “Is this known?/What field is this?”

Many times, when I am doing math on my own, I've found some sort of area of math that I want to know more about, if such an area already existed. (This was actually how I found out about percolation ...
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Why does the “date” precision for a post increase over time?

So suppose I post something right now, then the "date" for my post will be "just now", then it will be something like 25 seconds ago etc. But it won't refresh automatically, so while seeming precise, ...
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Where can I find help to typeset mathematics (from the editing help page)?

I found once an instruction how to typeset mathematics on this site, now I came back to ask a question and could not remember it. Thus I pressed the ? button, to ...
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Should we remove the python tag? [duplicate]

Python is not related to math and might have been created accidentally. Currently only three questions are tagged python.
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Is there any particular way to find the “easy” questions to answer?

Right now, I am student of pre-calculus. I am still studying basic calculus (derivatives & integrals) just because - well why not, it helps me get a head start. But as you can imagine sometimes I ...
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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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How to give a bounty to one or more users directly?

In Stack Overflow an anonymous user gave me 50 points of reputation: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5905822/function-to-find-the-nth-digit-of-pi/28000950#28000950 Can I do that on MSE? If so, ...
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Do we need a separate close-reason for not showing your own effort? [duplicate]

One of the most prominent reasons why questions are closed is the fact that people are posting e.g. home work excercises without any additional info on where they are struck, and what they tried. So ...
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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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When voting about reopening, can/should it be shown why the question was originally closed?

When voting about reopening, I often go to the question-page to see why it was closed, so as to assess whether or not there have been an improvement in that area. For instance, I just reviewed a ...
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Enable FAQ sidebar on the meta

A little known feature of meta sites is that they can have a sidebar with a few most frequently asked questions: for example, Programmers Meta does. For a description of how it works, see FAQ ...
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Is there a way to navigate to random unanswered questions?

Sometimes, I want to just pop on MSE and try to answer an unanswered question. But I find it somewhat unhelpful sifting through the questions in the "pre-filtered" order(s). I would love to have a ...