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Questions tagged [help-center]

For issues regarding the help center of Mathematics Stack Exchange.

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Who is responsible for maintaining the help pages?

Who are the authors and maintainers of pages such as this one? How does one contact them to suggest particular emendations?
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Should we add external searches in some help pages about search?

I think that it might be useful to add somewhere advice about other possibilities how to search. (I am not sure what would be right place, but it would be nice to have it somewhere where new users who ...
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Site guidelines

I am new to this site as well very naive in terms of Mathematical knowledge. I would like to know what are some things I am allowed to do, and what are some things I am not allowed to do here. For ...
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Possible improvements of the “How to answer” page

I was looking over the How to answer help page, and upon reading it, I and a few others agreed that it was not as helpful as it could be. And so we came up with a list of things that might improve ...
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How long to wait for a reply from the SE staff?

After having contacted the SE staff and not having received an answer, how long should I wait before contacting them again with the same request? In May and June I have received the baptism of serial ...
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Adding share your thoughts about the problem and any attempts to solve it to the “How do I ask a good question”-page for self-study questions

My proposal is simple. Should we add "share your thoughts on the problem and any attempts you have made to solve it" to the How do I ask a good question-page for all self-study related questions (e.g ...
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Make “question ban” help page specific to Maths.SE

The page in the Help Center concerning question bans (here) was specifically written for StackOverflow. Since then, Maths.SE has grown fast enough for this feature to be enabled here (as of August ...
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Found broken link in help centre. Who should I notify?

In this section of the FAQ the link "Writing the perfect question by Jon Skeet" is broken. I am unsure as to who handles these things, and even if I should be posting this here. I'm not that familiar ...
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Add give references to “how do I ask good questions page”

On the page https://math.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-ask I would suggest to change Be specific If you ask a vague question, you’ll get a vague answer. But if you give us details and context,...
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Slightly clarify on the “on topic”-ness of questions about CAS

It is pretty clearly established that questions about MATLAB, Macsyma, and other computer algebra systems are on topic. And indeed this page includes "software that mathematicians use" as an on topic ...
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Flagging confusion

There was an answer to this question, which I flagged as low-quality, since I thought it was beyond repair and full of nonsense. It was not the case that it contained an error or so, it was as if it ...
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Subjects that, while still being on-topic here, you can get better response on our sister sites:

The On-Topic page says: There are certain subjects that, while still being on-topic here, you can get better response on our sister sites: [...] I suggest adding to this list: teaching ...
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Search functionality not working at the Help Center

I've noticed the search functionality at the Help Center does not seem to be working, and it seems to be a Stack Exchange - wide issue. Is it just my imagination? I tried searching for terms like "...
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Bounty reputation documentation [duplicate]

The help centre says "Slice off anywhere from +50 to +500 of your own hard-earned reputation, and attach it to any question as a bounty." But when I was looking at starting a bounty for my own ...
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“step by step” solution to upload a png image from my desktop named “snap”

I want to upload an image from my desktop, but I can't. I read https://math.stackexchange.com/editing-help#images but can't operate. I need a "step by step" solution to upload a png image from my ...
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The help page on privileges doesn't mention accepting answers.

I've just checked the help page for privileges and it doesn't mention accepting answers. There was a discussion on meta about how to encourage newer users to accept answers when appropriate but the ...
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Add “teaching math” to the on-topic list

The following transpired in the comments to the (currently closed) Stopping the "Will I need this for the test" question (emphasis added). robjohn notes that "teaching math" is not listed in ...
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Error in the Bounty FAQ

In the bounty FAQ it says If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created after the bounty started with at least 2 upvotes will be awarded ...
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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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Eeek: The “help” link on meta redirects to “math.stackexchange.com/help”

Previously, we had a nice separate "faq" for meta.math.SE. However, with the advent of the so-called "help center", if I now click the "help" button on the top, next to my username, I'm being ...
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Proposal for a new Help Center section: Notation

With the new Help Center (and even before, if I am not mistaken) it appears possible to insert (with community manager assistance) new sections that are site-specific (and moderator editable). I ...
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What happened to our FAQ?

Until recently (I'm not sure exactly when), at the top of every page was an "faq" button, and the page it led to had a list of basic help topics. Some of them were generic to SE, but some were ...
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Broken link in Help Center: “bounties” should be “bounty”

The "What is reputation?" page has a broken link. You gain reputation when: . . . one of your answers is awarded a bounty automatically: +1/2 of the bounty amount (see more details about ...