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Why does the similar question feature not exist for the SE android app?

In Stack Exchange website we have a great feature which let us know if a similar question exists. It is present below the title bar. Initially I was wondering if this feature existed in the app but ...
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Faster copying of math formulas

I frequently copy math formulas in posts using Show Math as ▶ TeX commands. This requires control-click plus mouse movement plus command-A and command-C, a lot of ...
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Is there a way to download the question like a pdf/latex?

I saw some very nice proofs online, and it seems that the only way I can get it in collection was to favorite the question. However, is there a way to download the question/posts or specific answer ...
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Favorite Question: Receiving an inbox message when someone makes a new contribution

If you could receive inbox message update when someone made a change to one of your favourite questions, would that be a feature request others would support?
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Could questions we have already voted to delete be greyed out as well?

I have already voted to delete this question and it is 'highlighted' on the list of questions with delete votes as shown. For the sake of our convenience, could questions we have already voted to ...
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Possibility to `unfold 4 identical lines skipped` in reviewing edits

I was recently reviewing a suggested edit where the only modification was one symbol ($\in$ to become $\subset$) in the first line of the post. Most of the question was hidden and replaced by the text ...
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What about suggested tags feature?

There is a possibility of showing suggested tags after the body of a question is filled in. These suggestions are based on the body of the question. More details can be found in these posts: ...
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MathJax in discussion/chat

When one moves comments to a discussion/chat it seems like MathJax won't work. This is unfortunate since it could discourage users to move the discussion to the chat. Note that explanation elsewhere ...
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Are some badges not available to be followed on the new profile “badges” box?

my question / request is about some badges that still can not be followed in the "badges" box of the profile. For instance pundit and taxonomist between others. Would it be possible to add them in the ...
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Add a link to the reputation tab from the profile page

If I visit someone's profile page, and I am shown the Profile page which summaries their activity and whatnot, I can access the badges and the posts and the tags all fine. But there is no direct link ...
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review first post, unable to edit.

I got to review https://math.stackexchange.com/review/first-posts/289264 and I decided that it needed a small edit (adding the terminology tag) but the edit option was grayed out because there was ...
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Email notification for new bounty questions

It's a great service to get email notifications in case new questions pop up according to specific tags. Is there also a possibility to get an email notification for new bounty questions? Note: I ...
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Voting hover text on meta is misinformative

As I understand, voting on the meta is supposed to be fundamentally different than voting on the main. By this I mean on the Main: Upvotes mean: well researched, clear etc. Downvotes mean: badly ...
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Slightly clarify on the “on topic”-ness of questions about CAS

It is pretty clearly established that questions about MATLAB, Macsyma, and other computer algebra systems are on topic. And indeed this page includes "software that mathematicians use" as an on topic ...
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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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Can we automatically catch some common formatting errors?

The one I've been seeing by far the most often occurs when users new to MathJax write something like {$a,b,c$} instead of ...
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Would like to see more ways to help out.

I would really like more ways to be able to give back to the community, i find myself in a position where i contribute little to nothing to the site. There are very few questions i can actually answer ...
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Notice to proposer of edits

I have seen a couple recent edit proposals from people who didn't have the rep to really make one that added something significant to the original post. The addition was correct and helpful, but I ...
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Would it be possible to use something like Wikipedia's templates here?

DISCLAIMER: I've tagged this feature request, but I am aware that such feature will probably difficult to implement. But I'll ask anyway since, I'd like to know the opinion of other users on this. I ...
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Can we enable MathJax support for MSE chats?

It would be great if the MathJax typed by users in the chat windows loads as proper MathJax should (as in the case of posts, for example). It is not convenient to read MathJax code directly and figure ...
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Could we have a link to the OP's ping like [edit]?

Here's an idea: Please could we have a link option in the comments, like [edit], that gets replaced by the asker's tag (e.g., ...
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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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Preventing simultaneous edits

Question: Should simultaneous edits be made impossible? Context: This question was originally very poorly typeset. Thus, I made an edit to clean it up. Shortly thereafter, I noticed there was a ...
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Suggestion for removing notification on flags

On the Main site I have the little yellow square with a 5 inside indicating that there are 5 flags that needs attention. I have already "voted" on each of these flags, but every time I come to the ...
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Human checks for answers made quickly

This is just a small feature request. I understand that it's necessary to check that a poster is human when they're giving an answer if they submit the answer within a short period of time after ...
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Show only a count of the unhandled flags in the top bar

Since the change in the formatting of the top bar, I get a yellow box with a number in it containing the number of flags that need to reviewed. I click on it to take me to the flag review page. This ...
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Should retaggings suggested when reviewing new posts be accepted?

When reviewing new posts I sometimes encounter questions that are tagged incorrectly, but other than that require only minor corrections or no changes at all. I have made a few suggested edits only ...
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Why do comments to deleted answers not show up in the activity log?

Why do comments to deleted answers not show up in the activity log? For example, my comments to an answer to What exactly is a linear space? don't show up in https://math.stackexchange.com/users/...
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Badge proposal: asleep at the wheel

I think it would be kind of cool to have a badge for gaining at least a certain amount of reputation between the end of a 24-hour period of no activity and the next activity. That is, if I were active ...
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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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Increasing the 150 character limit for the the Titles to allow proper description of math in the question.

a not too long math formulae's that are required to be in the title to make the referring links meaning full rather than having content like : "Odd sum problem" , "Interesting integral question" etc. ...
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Feature Request: Last activity in suggested edits

I would like to make a feature request for the suggest edits review page. The review page should show that last date of activity of the entire thread, not just the post which is being edited. The ...
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Global meta discussion of simple ways to automatically generate standard, smaller, image sizes

A proposal has recently been made on global meta regarding automatic resizing of images to a standard (generally smaller) size to improve layout and avoid the overhead and inconvenience of huge images....
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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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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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Formatting of badges is not proper - a possible bug?

Today while searching for badges I found that some of the badges specially with long name aren't formatted rightly. For example- Another example- One more example where description of tag is about ...
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Adding the link of the MathJax tutorial in the Tour and/or the sidebar (bulletin) displayed when one is going to ask a question

Can we include a prominent link to MathJax in the Tour, a suggested here, and on the sidebar (bulletin) that displays on the right side when one is going to ask a question, as suggested in the ...
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Enforce accurate titles more strictly

The questions I view here have repetitive or inaccurate titles. I think this site as whole would be more useful if people paid more attention to titles. and, I think that can happen if we are more ...
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In the StackExchange iPhone app, how do I get MathJax to work in comments in the Math StackExchange section?

I’m not sure this is the right place to ask but it seemed like it is. I don’t get this problem for other sections of StackExchange. Just the “Mathematics” section.
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Finding MathJax mistakes (or general mistakes) in your (soon to be posted) question/answer more easily

Often when I post a question or answer which gets a little bit longer and I make a mistake somewhere in this post, I tend to find it fairly difficult to find the spot in the text/code where I want to ...
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Feature request: LaTeX preview in *comments*

I would like to request that a preview be generated when writing comments, the same way that one is generated when writing a question. This is particularly relevant in math forums where LaTeX ...
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Should there be a notification when a user asks multiple questions in succession?

Many of us have seen instances of a user asking multiple questions, often a few minutes apart. When this happens, the user usually puts little to no effort on answering the questions themselves and ...
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new users : use latex?

I often edit and comment new users' questions with Use latex (click on edit to see what I typed) I wonder if it is possible to detect when a new user is posting a question without using latex, ...
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Possibility to copy content of comment that was posted longer than 5 minutes ago.

I sometimes write a comment which I realize would fit better as an edit, adding context or examples or better explanations to a question or answer. Or for that matter to make an edit with the content ...
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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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Tag badges suggestion

I want to ask whether there are tags which shouldn't have badges attached. For example I have a bronze badge for the "soft question" tag. Now my preference would be to keep tag badges on the site to ...
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When rejecting edit, why no choice for “This has already been done by another user”?

I don't often go through the review queue. But today I found a reasonably good edit there. Unfortunately, there had been another, better edit by another user with 2,000 rep privileges in the meantime. ...
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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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Path from Math.SE to Meta Math.SE in the review tab. Why not the reverse path?

In the review tab where the different review queues are listed there is a direct link to the review tab of Meta (which I like very much). I think it would be useful to have a similar path from the ...
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Should the (sde) tag be found through typing “differential”?

Should the sde tag be found through typing "differential"? The pde tag can be found that way. The differential-equations tag can be found through ode.