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Could a link to this useful page be included on the pages of the main site accessed by posters?

This useful page explains how to make a link. I had forgotten how to do it, and could only find the page by beginning to post a question on the Meta site, which would not be an obvious way for many ...
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Filtering tags/questions by subject *and* level of difficulty

Is there any way to filter questions by a certain number of subjects (e.g., real analysis and differential equations)? Additionally, is there a way to filter the questions by difficulty? The latter ...
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Proposition: Preemptive homework problem prevention

Sorry for the cheesy-sounding alliterative title - I didn't write it that way one purpose. Today, in my math class I heard one of my (rather apathetic) classmates say something like this: "I found ...
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Why can I vote more than positions

It seems unreasonable that I can vote more number of candidates than the posts available like in recent election. I am requesting feature request to adjust this. It is reasonable that while voting I ...
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An auto-comment on first questions that motivates sharing doubts and thoughts

Very often I see a user's first question getting down-voted and eventually it ends up being closed. Usually I find this to be too rough of a treatment, as the user is not accustomed to the site. I ...
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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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Removing badges from profile.

Is it possible to remove badges if you do not want them? If not, is that something you would consider adding as a feature?
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Reputation for attribution in answer?

Several times, I have attributed other users in answers that have received upvotes. This generally occurs in two ways: I am expanding on another user's hint, or the user has made a suggestion in a ...
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Delete own question or answer via mobile app

I have lost count of the times I posted a question just to one minute later figure out the solution myself. And more frequently then I would like, posted an answer to shortly after someone notice a ...
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You want me to put the hammer down?

I have a small request to make about gold badge hammers for duplicates: If a question is migrated from another site, allow the first retag to be included in the tags whose gold members are eligible ...
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Feature request: share by email

Under a question or answer there is button "share" to share permanent link via Google+, Facebook and Twitter. But why I can't share via simple e-mail? E-mail is very old and common for internet ...
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Answered questions that reappear

An example is here. In this case the answer is mine, but that is not the point. It just reappeared as Community 13 (is that how many times it has reappeared?). In this case, OP commented a couple ...
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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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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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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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“Leave Open” is missing!

When you review a close vote, you'll get: You click on Close and to get to the options: duplicate ... When you click on the close under the body of the question itself, you can't vote for Leave ...
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Cleaning up the “Requests for Reopen Votes” thread?

I suggest that a moderator once in a while cleans up the Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 10/2012 - 12/2014) thread to avoid the thread getting cluttered. If a question has ...
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A link to Blog FAQ should be available on the blog page

While trying to put a post on the community blog I found that there is no link to the blog FAQ on the blog itself. This is strange, since if a new user wishes to contribute to the blog there should be ...
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Should account-merging be mentioned in the FAQ?

It occurred to me today after I encountered two "different" users with the same name and gravatar (though one of them recently changed names...and genders, apparently...but I digress) that it might ...
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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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Has the rollback option disappeared

From the past one week or so, I am unable to see the $\mathsf{rollback}$ option in answers or questions. Has this facility been removed by stackexchange?
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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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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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Can we have something like on-the-fly conversion of equation to MathJax?

New contributors can be seen unable to use MathJax when posting questions or answering them such as here before the edit by @BPP. Would it be nice to have something that would find things that should ...
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Why there is no tag for Causal Inference?

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Responses to the study questions from Causal Inference in Statistics (by Judea Pearl). At the moment of posting I found that there is no ...
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More Synchronized Mark-As-Read Functionality

When a comment comes in on one of my posts, I get the red inbox showing up on the "Recent inbox messages" icon just to the right of my avatar-plus-stats. That's all very fine. I can click on the inbox ...
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A feature request (notification for favorited questions)

Why don`t I get notifications on the questions I favorited? Like suppose, I like a question but M.S.E never notifies me whether it has been answered or commented upon.
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I'd like to suggest the search UI is improved.

I wanted to use search and realised for somebody not having learnt the features yet I had to think, and it took 3 clicks before I could even start. I'd like to suggest the UI is improved. The search ...
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Is there a shotgun for Quack Overflow? [duplicate]

I'd like to request a shotgun feature for Quack Overflow. The Windows Paper Clip is perhaps the most famously hated software feature of all time. Why would anybody in their right mind seek to ...
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Keyboard shortcuts in comments

I personally like to use shortcuts such as CTRL+I or CTRL+B to toggle italics or bold when writing answers. It turns out that when writing down a comment, they don't work and bring out something else ...
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Why is RON not an option in the moderator election? And should it be?

This is in no way a statement against the excellent candidates for this moderator election. In many elections of this kind, there is a tacit "3rd option", to vote that none of the candidates is ...
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List of popular links in the review queues

Recently I have started participating in the review queues on the main site more often, and frequently I find myself wanting to link new people to places, such as the Mathjax tutorial, 'How to ask a ...
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Suppport/disable MathJax in newsletter

The weekly newsletter is hard to read because the the math questions are in MathJax code. The code is not transformed into readable format. It's a bunch of dollar signs and slashes, ...etc. No one is ...
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Add some other flag explanation to review tasks.

Sometimes I want to flag a low quality answers which are a short comment or something (not a thank you comment) but I can't find any appropriate explanation in radio buttons so I choose "No comment ...
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Editing profile…

I have edited my profile some 20 days ago. But I don't see any option for editing my profile. Can I not edit my profile nowafter? Do I have to wait for some more days?
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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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Two Notifications Suggestion

Sometimes I find some interesting questions That I like to read their answers. But I lost the question and forget the title of it. So I can't access it anymore... I Suggest that M.S.E notify users (...
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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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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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Editing Comments [duplicate]

My question is simply why we are not able to edit our comment after 5 minutes from typing it. Some times a typo mistake can change the whole idea or the point of view we are aiming to send. Thus it ...
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'Meta Reviews' information question

Can 'Meta Reviews' from the main site 'Review' page show the number of reviews available?
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How to send Questions to specific users? [duplicate]

At the bottom of the Ask a Question page, MSE asks: "Know someone who can answer? Share a link to this question via email, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook." Well, what about users on this site who've ...
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Add puzzling as a site to move off-topic questions [duplicate]

Currently, when we cite a question as off-topic we have the choice of physics, stats, and meta.math It would be nice to have puzzling as another option. We don't get too many of those, but we just ...
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Racks-Quandles theory tag

I considered creating racks-quandles tag for questions about racks and quandles which appear in knot theory. Can be this an useful tag? I wanted to put it in my question when I've discovered that I ...
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Can notification bar be made “always on-screen”

This is a feature request regarding the top notification bar (The one which shows the reputation, comment notifications, reputation updates). It is nothing major, I was wondering if it was possible ...
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Allow an edit reviewer to change a vote to approve to an edit

If a reviewer votes to approve a suggested edit, but the edit has not yet been approved by a second reviewer, the original reviewer should be allowed to change their mind, improving the edit rather ...
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how to do mathematical symbols [duplicate]

I am new to Mathematical Stack exchange and am wondering how to add mathematical and logical symbols to my post. I looked in the faq but there is not even a faq answer about it. I would like that ...
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Is there a way to access the images one uploads to use in posts?

I wonder if there is a way to have the images, one uploads to use in posts, available for later use. I know that images we use for post are hosted by imgur, so I created an account (using Open ID as ...
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How to draw diagrams of category theory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to draw a commutative diagram? Some times when we want to describe diagrams in category theory such as $$\xymatrix{ U \ar@/_/[ddr]_y \ar@/^/[drr]^x \ar@{.>}[dr]|-{(x,y)}...
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Can you give two check marks on a question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Accepting more than one answer Suppose, hypothetically, multiple responders give good answers. Can I give more than one a check mark? (More precisely, why can't I give them ...