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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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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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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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Question about RSS Feed

Is there a way to RSS feed the unanswered questions? Because I would find it easier to have an influx of questions about certain tags I like. Is that even possible?
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Enable syntax highlighting on Mathematics

Would it be possible to enable syntax highlighting (colour) for code blocks on the Mathematics site? Example from the Stack Overflow site:
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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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Suggestion for advertising contests more actively to manage contest problem issues

There is a fair amount of discussion about contests at the moment, in the context of active problems being posted to the site for answers and needing to be closed. Bearing in mind that (a) contest ...
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Copy my original MathJax from my comment into paste buffer? [duplicate]

How can I copy one of my comments which is MathJax format and paste it in the solution since nobody answered my question? I have developed the answer in a comment.
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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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Can the tag list accessible from the left side-panel be given some structure/drilldown?

This question has unsurprisingly come up in a few different guises. Improving the tag system (categories) Apologies since I guess old hat but just wondering if it was ever resolved? I couldn't find ...
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eps file upload

I wish it were possible to upload/include eps files. The insert-image thing doesn't recognize them as images. Question: Is it mandatory to ask an actual question when posting a feature-request "...
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How to reduce PSQ?

I think many users of this site believe that the of PSQs, especially on uninteresting math content wise questions, is a problem. I believe the current methods of dealing with the problem are, mostly,...
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Tag tips/warnings [duplicate]

Inspired by: Help the helpless with how-to-ask tag tips It seems this hasn't been proposed on this site yet, so here goes... We could consider adding tag-specific messages that pop-up when you try ...
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I'd like to suggest improving search UI.

I wanted to use search; and I realized for somebody not having learned the features yet I had to think; and it took three clicks before I could even start. I'd like to suggest improving the search UI. ...
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When to recommend deletion of low quality posts

Having recently gotten to 2,000 reputation, I have been able to review questions tagged as low quality with the possibility of recommending deletion. While certainly some questions/answers are good ...
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A “guide to maths” like Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

On SO, there is a "Documentation" tab. I was thinking, what if there was a guide to mathematics on Maths SE?
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Instantaneously Latex Rendering [duplicate]

Is it possible to turn off the instantaneous latex rendering when typing up questions on MSE? The instantaneous rendering slows down the process of entering text to an annoyingly slow pace.
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Deleted comment tab and notification

After a few months on this website, I have had a few of my comments deleted. As it happens, I agree with the deletions in all of those cases. However, there was no notification that they were deleted, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'Meta Reviews' information question

Can 'Meta Reviews' from the main site 'Review' page show the number of reviews available?
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Should there be a 'migrate to hsm' close reason? [duplicate]

We currently have a possibility to migrate to meta, physics.SE and stats.SE. Shouldn't there be a possibility too to migrate questions to History of Science and Mathematics? I think this is ...
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An adoption system for on-hold questions?

There have been a few instances now where I've read a question which clearly doesn't meet the quality standards this community strives for, but, nonetheless, I am still interested in a solution. ...
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Personalised Welcome Page With Dynamic Post Streams [duplicate]

I've just recently started using MSE and it's a great site. What I think would be a very neat feature is to be able to build a customizable home page on MSE so that I can see the new posts for the ...
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deletions and so

Recently it is driving me a bit mad: There was a question, something about Datalog and logic, I post a comment, think about it for an evening, the next day I have thought about it but I cannot find ...
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Hide comments section [duplicate]

I want to bring up this discussion again with a possible solution, since nothing has happenend since July. If a 'hide comments'-button is not available, it would be pretty nice to have the answer box ...
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Is there a way to follow answerers? [duplicate]

Is there a way to follow answerers ? For example at present we have facility to follow tags like say "elementary number theory" . similarly is there a way to follow answerers . Why I am asking this ...
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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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I want to help but I cannot because the questions are already answered by high-level users

Whenever I browse the QUESTIONS tab in math.stackexchange, I notice that all the questions, even the very basic ones, are already answered. And I also notice that even elementary questions are ...
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Do you think that a Stack Exchange Android App would be useful?

Of course, answering from a smartphone or tablet would be extremely inefficient, but reading the new questions or checking if your question has any answer or comment in such a device would be a good ...
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New users should be informed to use @ when replying

It's getting silly how many times I notice people not using @ when replying to someone. This is very concerning since the one who replies never gets an answer. It should be written somewhere near the ...
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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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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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Learning mathematical markup: popups

Maybe it would be useful to make pop-ups with raw code, when cursor is hovering a formula? It would be quite useful for those who just learn MathJax. It's annoying to click "edit" each time to find ...
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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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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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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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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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There should be an option to see Community Wiki questions/answers in your profile.

There should be a sorting option for 'Community Wiki' questions/answers in your profile. This would be helpful, since you don't get notified by the upvotes you get for them.
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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 ...