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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Is there a way to get some priviliges concerning limited questions per certain amount of time?

I know I've a lot to do this year (i.e. making a lot of past papers and past editions of maths olympiads both of secondary school and university level) and I want to get the most out of it. So this ...
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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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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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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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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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Can we have a partial answer checkbox?

I recently posted a partial answer to this question. It was too long to post as a comment. Would it be a good idea to have a 'this is a partial answer' checkbox underneath the 'post your answer' ...
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Superbounty feature (edited) [closed]

I would like add more bounty to this question to have it more likely answered and signal my additional interest, so to say Superbounty / Multibounty. But someone else set a bounty, which puts a ...
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Proposal for a new Help Center section: Tagging

It is glad to have a new section called Help Center nowadays, as it can only be edited by diamond (♦) moderators, we can set up credible rules or regulations in here. But the Help Center still lack ...
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Having a place to ask questions on one's own paper

In reference to my post: Alternatives to arxiv Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya posted: . . . 3. Publicise the key points: Make a newsgroup posting, or create a question here or on Mathoverflow that ...
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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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Closing a close votes review loophole

A certain user has commented that they make use of a loophole: the user skips all of the questions in the close vote review queue, but opens the questions in a separate tab/window and votes to vote to ...
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Can users vote to change the main site's user interface?

I just visited The Workplace.SE site and fell in love with the background/UI. It's so sharp, clean and simple that I can see it appeal to users of all ages. However, the same cannot be said, IMHO, ...
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Why reputation is returned to a person from deleting a bad question?

I've noticed that if I post a question, and it gets an up vote(+5 rep), and I accidentally delete it, the reputation is deducted from the account. BUT, if it has negative votes(-2 rep), and I delete ...
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Allow Accepting more than one answer

There was no recent (in the past one month) thread asking for this feature that I could vote for or add my comments to, so I started a new one. The problem is that sometimes a question requires many ...
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Why there is no timer for upvoting?

As far as I know, you can't upvote two comments in less than 5 seconds. Why don't we have such a system for up/down-voting questions? For example once you vote you can't vote again for 10 or 15 ...
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Is there — or should there be — an option “Ask for a Hint” to be distinguished from “Ask a question”?

Something labeled as a question is understood to be a request for an answer, but a hint may be more beneficial to the person who asks the question, and also to many other people who are interested in ...
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Why this question is deleted?

Here I have posted a problem which was down voted and deleted without noting how much tough the problem is. Also my account is disabled from questioning in math.stack website. Can you enable it again? ...
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Getting out of the META

I noticed that there is not a very straightforward button or tab to click that allows one to leave the meta site and enter the main site and visa versa. This type of functionality would make using ...
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You're Surely Joking Mr. Review Audits!

Whenever I start doing the review process, and that I see the two following characteristics, I automatically know that it is a review audit: No username. The image that a suppressed account gets. ...
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Should we require a tag that which specifies difficulty of a question?

It's usually hard for me to find questions to answer here because 99% of them are above my level (calculus 1). Should we make a set of tags specifying difficulty to go along with the question? For ...
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Arbitrary bounty values

I think it would be fun and interesting if bounty values could be set to any integer value and everyone had to strategize about setting theirs. If I could right now set a bounty of 251, that would be ...
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Add a bar where you can see how many answers have been given

Whenever you open a post in Mathstack, you can not know how many answer that post has got. To know you need to scroll down to the end of the post. In general when I see a post I how long is the scroll ...
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Should we do anything with the tons of seemingly impossible integrals?

I've seen huge amounts of seemingly impossible integrals. A lot have no nice answer while some have very nice answers. I don't want to remove these answers as many are (IMO) quite beautiful. However ...
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Tag for non-English questions

As per this discussion, users are allowed to ask questions in another language. Would it help to have two tags - "foreign language" (for questions when they are posted) and "translated" (the person ...
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Sharing a link to a question with another Math.SE user

Currently there seems to be no functionality available to share a link to an unanswered or already answered question with another Math.SE user. Indeed, if the question has no answers, then scrolling ...
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Bounty on a question on meta

Why don't we have the chance to put a bounty on a question on meta? There may be cases where a person's question does not get due attention just like it can happen on the main site?