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Why are small edits prohibited? [duplicate]

The ban on edits that change only a few characters can be quite annoying in some cases. I don't have a problem with trying to keep trivial spelling corrections and such out of the peer review queue, ...
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Can “user popups” be disabled?

I see that the new feature of a profile popup for a user of sufficient rep rep $\geq 1000$ appearing when one mouses over the user's Gravatar has been implemented. My thinking is that I am not that ...
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No longer relevant comments

The following scenario frequently happens: member $M_1$ answers a question, but he makes a typo that member $M_2$ points out. So $M_2$ leaves a comment, $M_1$ corrects the answer. If this correction ...
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Can a question's colour or background be changed if I have visited it?

Is it possible to have different colours for the questions that I have already visited, and those which I haven't? It would be better if there is some distinction because otherwise at present, I ...
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Question Search Feature

I routinely find that the "questions that may already have your answer" list when I am writing a question is a significantly better searching tool than the search bar. For instance, just now I ...
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“Welcome to MSE…”: Popup to remind new users to upvote and accept answers

I applaud the decision of the SE designers to "gameify" their sites by introducing features like reputation and badges. For me that's a nice side-effect, but a brief perusal of my profile makes it ...
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Show LaTeX syntax in “How to Format” box

I think you need to show the syntax for LaTeX formatting in the "How to Format" box when writing a question or answer. I just mean showing how to surround in $ or <...
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Is there a way to navigate to random unanswered questions?

Sometimes, I want to just pop on MSE and try to answer an unanswered question. But I find it somewhat unhelpful sifting through the questions in the "pre-filtered" order(s). I would love to have a ...
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TeX Rendering via HTTPS

I am curious, has anyone been able to get mathematics stack exchange to display TeX correctly when using HTTPS? TeX does not render for me when connecting via HTTPS but does when connecting via HTTP ...
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Retracting flags [duplicate]

I flagged the first version of this answer for obvious reasons. After the edit, the flag is of no use. Is it possible to retract it? If not, this is a feature request. Assuming moderators would ...
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A warning to those who use only rare/new tags

There are discussions on giving warnings to those who creates new tags: 1, 2. It seems that this feature has not been carried out in Math SE. Does anyone know why? I would be very happy to see this ...
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Warning when creating a new tag on meta

When a new tag is created on the main site, you get a warning before you can continue - this prevents creation of a tag by mistake. This was implemented as a result of this feature request: Warning ...
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Disambiguation pseudo-tags

In a comment to a retagging discussion, Henning brought up an interesting idea. Problem There are certain "keywords" which, unfortunately, are heavily overloaded in mathematics, and have completely ...
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'Bug' (?), feature request regarding closing reasons and announcement

As most of you probably know, the reason displayed when a question is closed is the one who got the majority of votes, when it is the case that one reason was picked more than all the others. In this ...
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Meet users located in the same geographical region

I am new to MSE, and I do appreciate the good attitude of (almost all) the users. However, I really miss the personal interaction, possibly with the assistance of a blackboard. Therefore, I wonder ...
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Stop the decay of closing votes when a bounty is set

Some week or so ago I answered a question, after some comments with the OP it became my suspicion that the question was not made in good faith, but rather to "confirm that they are correct", rather ...
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Place to ask for feedback on questions

I am pretty new here. Sometimes I ask a question and it's pretty successful, but sometimes I get barely any upvotes and no answers. The problem is, I'm not sure what I'm doing right when it works and ...
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Review: why is there highlight only on suggested edits?

When a suggested edit can be reviewed, we can see this: However, it seems we don't have anything similar of other kinds of reviews, like "First posts" or "Close question". Why this? Can we do the ...
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Remember own LaTeX commands [duplicate]

In my LaTeX writings I always use the same abbreviated commands, since many years. For example, I use "\z" for "\langle" and "\x" for "\rangle", or "\fr" for "\displaystyle\frac", and so on.. Is it ...
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Feature request: Save Question (and Answer) as Draft option

Sometimes a question pops into my mind a mere 5 minutes before I have to run an errand. In that situation, I can either: (a) write the question down on paper and ask it later, or (b) ask the question ...
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Favoriting an answer

So, I already searched this site and found my original question (that is, the question I wanted to ask), which is, can we favorite an answer? The answer is no, you can favorite a question. So, I am ...
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List earlier display names for an account

Every so often I'll notice that a user with an unfamiliar name begins posting good answers and insightful comments about topics that interest me. Most of the time they are new users, but sometimes ...
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Signature of comment on a new line

This is a report about a problem which occurred in the comments to Double Integrals. user6312's comment contained some latex code. I guess he forgot to type a single $ sign with the effect that ...
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Autofilters for Hot Network Questions

The SE software allows us to request certain regular expressions be automatically excluded from the Hot Network Questions. I was asked by the CMs to make this post on the meta, and include the list. ...
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Unanswered proof verification questions

I've seen many related questions including: Best way of asking "check my proof" questions What to do with a "check/simplify my proof" type question? What Do We Do About Comment-...
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Unable to search my answers for a particular topic

In an effort to find this answer, I executed this query. I tried several other variants of this query, but I was unable to find my answer to a question about uncertainty. I thought I used to be able ...
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How to search in favorite questions?

As the number of my favorite questions increase, it becomes harder to find them in the list. Is there a way to search in my favorite questions? Also, would it be possible to search in another user's ...
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Philosophy as target for moving question

I voted to close this question as "off topic". The list of possible sites presented to me did not include the one I had in mind, the philosophy SE site. Having that as an option would be nice for this ...
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Deleted question. How to recover some information?

Not so long ago I have posted an answer to this question, and the OP deleted it immediately after. I don't want to comment on this behavior, instead I'd like to repost it for the benefit of other ...
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Should there be a review queue for suggested tag synonyms?

A tag synonym that I proposed here: suggestion to make (solution-verification) a synonym of (proof-verification) has only received one vote since I proposed it on June 7. Even worse, there are ...
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Why can't I run data queries on the Math Site?

Maybe this question has already been asked, but I can't seem to find Math.SE on data explorer. On other sites there have been some useful queries run, and I was hoping to look into the Math site, but ...
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Can we please have a “deprecated tag” feature?

In recent times we witnessed a couple of meta threads about old tags that are completely useless in today's landscape (e.g. this, or that). In both cases, these are tag remnants from an older system ...
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Search Function for Favourites

Recently I tried to go through my favourites for a question on rings. I can't remember when I added it, and realised that there is no search function apart from the sorting tabs above. Can a search ...
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Weird citation of stack exchange question

I want to cite a question and its answer in my paper in IEEEtran format. However, citing the question gives me this weird result: The URL of my account is broken and the author name is just the ...
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Database of abstract duplicates displayed when asking question/clicking on tag

The following question came up today: Prove $5a^2 ≠ 3b^2$ for all non-zero rational numbers $a$ and $b$ This is surely an abstract duplicate if not an actual duplicate. Yet as I intended to indicate ...
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Why can't everyone see down votes? [duplicate]

I recently discovered that I now have the power to see how many up and down votes a given question or answer has, rather than just the sum. I find it strange that this information is not available to ...
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Ask Question app should have side-by-side view option

Though I have long grown accustomed to the vertical layout of the "Ask Question" app. I realize now, that it is probably a great bug to request be fixed. You notice, right, when you're working on a ...
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Is there a notification of “on hold” and “closed”?

Perhaps I am mistaken but I think there is no notification of these events when they occur. Should there be one in the notification area?
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A completely wrong answer “looks ok”

Normally when we review low quality post, some wrong answer will show up (I guess that's because someone has flagged it as "very low quality"?). And I am a bit unsure what to do. Obviously I will ...
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Feature request: review edits without diffs

I request that the review edits page allow the option to simply preview the original and edited versions side by side. I've found the review suggested edits tool unhelpful because it only shows diffs;...
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Hierarchical spoilers

When giving hints to a problem, sometimes it's beneficial to use the spoiler markers >!, however if the reasoning is longer and split into more than one hint, ...
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Proposition of Separate Box for “Your Work”

Problem After becoming a member of this site, to ask a question, I have spent a lot of time trying to answer and help others (as well as ask questions myself). From what I've noticed in my couple of ...
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How to ask a question not related to my area?

More often I need some techniques to use in my area or field of research and generaly I do not have the sufficient knowledge to use these techniques. Let say for example that I need to prove some ...
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Is there a way to punish users for posting and then immediately deleting a question?

It's happened to me again, and I'm severely pissed now. A user (with a rather high reputation, about seven thousand or so) just posted a question about a probability problem (something with people ...
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MathJax and iddots / udots or reflectbox

I wanted to actually sketch a matrix and needed the flipped version of $\ \ddots\ $, but I can't find a way to do it. Tried reflectbox iddots udots and all the crazy stuff you find somewhere at TSE. ...
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Would you like to have the option to edit a question without it being bumped to the main page?

For the sake of argument, all edits are considered an improvement in this post. No matter how minor. Since we consider edits an improvement, I feel free to say that they are a good thing. However, ...
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Why must I wait 5s after deleting my own comment to perform any other comment actions?

If I delete a comment of mine, and then try to upvote a following comment, the upvote is rejected, with the message "You may only submit a comment vote every 5 seconds": Apparently, my deletion of my ...
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Can't see the preview at the bottom of a long post

Dynamically-updated previews are wonderful. But because the preview appears below the post, I can only see the top of it. If I'm adding to the bottom of a long post, the browser is working and ...
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Tracking edits to one's own posts: getting notifications or searching all

On a number of occasions I have stumbled upon edits to my posts (by others) that needed revision or rollback, e.g. because the author misunderstood my intent. These were discovered by chance, since ...
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Number of helpful flags in elections

A question I had about the "helpful flags"-field in the ongoing elections: Would it be an idea to not only list the number of flags deemed helpful, but also the total number of flags (or the number ...

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