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Edits Take Place Immediately for Verified Users

I like editing posts, I'm reasonably good at $\LaTeX$, as well as grammar, I have a PhD in Mathematical Physics from Virginia Tech, and it's kind of annoying that my edits need to be reviewed. I'm not ...
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Why do links not open in new tab? [closed]

Actually, I've noticed that when I click on an external link it leaves Stack Exchange and the new link opens. Dear StackExchange you have to take care of that and make links open in a new tab. ...
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Put own question on hold

I think there are times when it would be helpful to be able to put one's own question (or answer) on hold. There are containers for draft questions within Meta, which gives users an environment in ...
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Should moderators be allowed to assign given bounty

I realize many time that some users on MSE who to get there question to be solve with high quality answer award the question with a suitable bounty. But unfairly they either forgot the come back or ...
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Should we be able to close questions only when we have the tag of field of the question asked?

As far as it may puts users in danger of being blocked from asking any more, shouldn't we be able to close questions only when we have shown to the community we were competent (acquiring the tag ...
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Frustrating Down-votes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a down/up votes be accompanied by a comment? I have been facing lot of trouble with the down-vote system, in the past people used to down-vote me as my english was poor, ...
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Feature request: a reward that is transferable to another stack

Recently there was a post on the music stack by someone who had written a tune on a guitar using a tuning of his own invention. I would have liked to comment that Elizabeth Cotten wrote music on a ...
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Why do we not delete answers to closed questions which smell like homework?

Why do we not do this? Could we consider making the answers invisible to everyone but moderators once it received, say, 3 votes for 'off topic due to lack of context'? Also at the moment, there are ...
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Should there be a limit on the number of bounties active?

Recently I've noticed an increase of bounty questions towards 70 or 80 in the past few days, which got me wondering whether there should be a limit on the number of bounty questions active at any time....
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Can we have a spell-check and grammar-check to improve posts?

Can we have a spell-checker and grammar-checker on Math.SE ? so that could fix all the errors that some users have because they are not native english speakers. Whether on their questions, answers, ...
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Should people write many equations in one line?

Update People are downvoting. Maybe I should ask if it is a good idea in the first place to put many equations in one line. I just can't puzzle out something like $a^{-1}(aa^{-1})a = (a^{-1}a)(a^{-1}a)...
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could WDYT? acronym be listed as common acronym?

Very often I notice that homework questions are accompanied by a very low OP effort in trying to figure out by him/herself what the possible answer might be. When I see such questions (which usually ...
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Intention tags and topic tags

Some time ago, it was discussed and voted here if "homework" should be a tag. Well, I have been thinking about this matter today, and I have had an idea. Why shouldn't be two kinds of tags? Topic ...
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Hints as answers

Often I see threads with an "accepted answer" that contains a hint and nothing else. That's absurd. Instead, how about: Supplying a full answer? There's a reason it is called "an answer"... ...
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Post getting down-votes, because it's a duplicate. Can't delete.

I posted a question regarding a "new discovery" with divisibility tests and it was marked as duplicate by a user because it is very similar to other divisibility tests. I am losing reputation because ...
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Ask and answer questions by subgroups according to age

Would it make sense to provide a place for a subgroup or two where young people can ask and answer questions appropriate for their level of education? Say ElementaryMath and HighSchoolMath? Then ...
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Should we write every constant upright?

This post comes out because some of my edit was rejected. I honestly think we should use upright letter for specific mathematical constant. For example I think $\operatorname i$ is the immaginary ...
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Proposal: Stop displaying the downvotes or upvotes corresponding to an answer

Here is why: It is probably backed by insufficient data but it is possible a) People often vote up a post because it was already upvoted by others. b) More importantly, people downvote some posts ...
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Notifications to participants are needed.

Two persons voted to close this question as "off topic" at a time when its entire content was this: In a graph model like wikipedia, with 5.4 million pages/nodes (a) and 20 links/edges per node (b),...
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Allow users to edit tags to untagged

For some reason, I am not allowed to remove tags without adding in a relative tag. I (like probably most people whose contribution is mainly answering questions) really only want to help people with ...
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Shouldn't be answers to questions automatically accepted after few days?

I am more than a month here on stack exchange. I noticed that not even half, but more than half of questions even having multiple answers have none accepted. Most of these answers should be accepted,...
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How to increase service/traffic, a set of suggestions

(1) Make it possible for a teacher to register and monitor a class. As a teacher if I could find out the activity of my students on this site then I could encourage them by giving extra credits etc. ...
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Solution for abandoned accounts or with little activity: a special Newsletter or email to encourage the return to the site

If my calculations are rights I believe that in the main site Mathematics Stack Exchange there are at least 200000 users whose reputation is 1. My belief about this situation (I haven't stats) is that ...
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Would replacing the option of downvoting a question below zero …

... with the following option have any serious negative consequences? Instead of downvoting to below zero, one could suggest a tag for the question that would identify it as a kind of question that ...
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I suggest a selectable “reason” for a down/up-vote, and an option for further comment

It was suggested that requiring a category for a down-vote would create an asymmetry between up- and down-votes, so I am amending my suggestion to include up-votes along with down-votes. This may be ...
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Should answers be ranked by reputation?

I have notice that sometime detailed answers by experience mathematicians are not getting the number of up-votes that it deserves. Take this question for example, prove that $(1 + x)^\frac{1}{b}$ is a ...
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A proposal for a voting index

Downvoting seems to be a rather popular activity on MSE. In the few informal discussions I have seen there seems to be a base of support for this, and also for the preservation of (optional) anonymity ...
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Why can't we use $MathJax$ in username?

Why can't we use $MathJax$ or other characters in username? I'd recommend this on SE network.
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Closing a question for being too basic

I think that it would be a good idea to add another reason for closing a question, namely that the question is too basic, in the sense that the answer can easily be found through an Internet search ...
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I don't want this person

There are some people that I don't want to use this web site with. I don't want to see their questions, answers, comments and I don't want to let them comment or answer my questions. This doesn't have ...
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A Fresh new solution to the problems of rep

(This is a reconstruction, also I've had a change of heart) I suggest that we replace the rep system with a system based on the average number of votes each user receives. For instance, in this ...
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Blocking favorite unless question has been upvoted

I would like to hear your input on this, should we block the capacity to favorite a question unless the question has been upvoted? I see lots of questions which have more favorites than votes do you ...
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Enforce $\LaTeX$ in Every Question

The vast majority of low-quality questions I've encountered on this site do not use $\LaTeX$ formatting. Would the site be improved if questions not containing any $\LaTeX$ were simply not allowed? ...
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Should we make a small prize for the millionth question?

I was just thinking that because this is a math site and numbers are just a bit important to math that maybe the person who asks the $1$,$000$,$000$th question or even the $800$,$000$th (or whatever ...
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Primarily downvoters

I wonder if Stack Exchange has considered some mechanism to limit those who primarily downvote, or at least downvote much more than they upvote?
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I want to create a new tag

I Want to create a new tag "Indian Entrance Examination Problem", which will contains problems that has come to different Indian Entrance Examinations. Most of the Indian Students used to ask such ...
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Clearly Rejected Answer - Upvotes and Rep

Today there was a question on irrational and rational numbers. An answer was proposed that the author of the question clearly rejected both in a comment explicitly saying 'I can't accept this answer' ...
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A feature request:Blocking the removal of a comment which was already quoted

It happens sometimes that a user removes his comment(s). I think it is okay when nobody replied to them. However, when other people already replied to them, their time writing the replies was spent ...
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Names of downvoters should be listed.

As the question suggests, names of the downvoters should be listed along with the voting arrows, because then anyone can vote however they want. Even if the question is good, due to hostile relations, ...
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Shared rep credits for edits

If you do an edit on a question, surely you should be eligible for a share of any rep points on that question? Similar to the usual affiliate programs.
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A feature request:gender in a member's profile page

It's a hassle to write he/she, him/her, his/her when you refer to a member whose gender is unknown. So I suggest gender be added to the profile page of a member. EDIT(Aug. 19, 2003) Since some ...
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Monetizing SE bounties?

I would like to have a new feature that bounties can also be paid in monetary form e.g. through Paypal? This would likely increase the competition and quality of answers.

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