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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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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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Marking a comment as resolved?

The problem Sometimes someone comments on a question suggesting that some aspect of the question be clarified or otherwise changed. Then the OP changes the question accordingly, sometimes including ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Frequently asked questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: List of Generalizations of Common Questions There was a question posted just now asking why $0!=1$ which I dutifully answered. But one of the comments noted that the same ...
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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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Making the site useful to people who are not editors of the site

This site is extremely difficult to use for people who need the answer to a question. Perhaps it would be best to describe my experience as a first time user. I originally asked my question ...
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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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Why doesn't adding 2 “space” characters work when attempting to create a line break? EDIT: Because we're children. [duplicate]

I've tried it repeatedly in comments and for the life of me I cannot get it to work. I've even tried just manually adding a "<"br/">" (Of course it works in the actual question field, but I'm ...
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double Latex tags (Open and Close) multiple times in title Broke Math.stackExchange.com sorry!

Sorry, I made the title in one of my questions contain $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ and it broke the page here: Possible new definition of Gamma (Euler-Mascheroni ...
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Adding a chess tag

There are quite a lot of questions about chess, some of them are classified as combinatorial-game-theory, which is (sometimes) incorrect. Chess it not a mathematical field; however, I can easily ...
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Questions tagged both [big-list] and [soft-question]

I have noticed that a sizable fraction of posts tagged both [big-list] and [soft question] on this site have over ten upvotes. Moreover, another sizable fraction of those were posted by users under ...
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Feature request: close reason “unresponsiveness”.

The problem: Sometimes, an user begins acting adversarially and is unresponsive to improvement of their post. This is bad behaviour in general and part of the community feels urged to address it. We ...
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Would having an area to publish non-questions be useful?

Would it be of value if the site would allow users to publish some of their non-question thoughts? For example, someone may stumble over a simple formula that think it is interesting to share. I guess ...
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Line-numbers or chalk-board to Math SE?

I would like to point out certain locations specifically by line numbers or by some marking, how can I do it in long answers such as here? It would help communication enormously. Chalks, where are ...
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Feature Request: Knowing if someone is answering a question

A lot of easier questions get answered very quickly, by several people within the course of a few minutes. These solutions are often redundant because the users were mutually unaware that others were ...
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message when responses are made to questions you have upvoted

If I have upvoted a question, I would appreciate notification (for example, in the message window under the StackExchange upper left) when there is a post or comment to that question. Do others feel ...
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Would it be possible to include the scicomp.SE site in the list of related SE sites?

I came across a post that is in my opinion more about scientific computing, than mathematics. Therefore I wanted to flag the question accordingly, but I couldn't find the scicomp.SE site among the ...
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Multiple accounts, a wide open door for breaking rules? [duplicate]

A long time ago I've expressed my concern about the multiple accounts policy of M.SE. Once again this has been proven a wide open door for the suspended users (or for those posting low quality ...
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Mentoring to help new users

I have not found a question about this so I would like to propose a mentoring System to help newcomers (like myself). There are documentations, there are Q&A and yes, all those should be read. But ...
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Extensions to Math.SE

I have been thinking for a while about off-topic questions on Math.SE and feel that it would be a good idea to add sites to the Math.SE page to handle the following types of questions: Educational ...
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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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Badge for making answers CW

I'd like to propose badges for using the community wiki feature. Two ideas: Bronze badge: made first CW answer. Silver badge: made answer with at least $n$ upvotes CW.
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Filtering a Tag [duplicate]

How can I remove all questions with accepted answers from view?
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Allow an anonymous comment when voting

The problem: When up/downvoting a post (particularly for downvoting), it is often useful to leave a comment explaining why you are doing this so that the post can be improved, or so that the poster ...
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Privacy settings

Is it possible to edit privacy settings on SE? For example, is it possible for me to be able to make it so that people can't see the questions I ask when they view my profile?
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Ignoring the unneeded

In the watched tags how can I ignore the questions with accepted answers so, in the least, they do not show like ignored tags do not show?
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Open links in new tab

Feature request: When clicking on a link in a question or answer, the target should be opened in a new tab. Motivation: I'd say that between $\frac{3}{8}$ and $\frac{4}{19}$ of the times I click on ...