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Request: an easy way to access the posts on meta that explain policies or serve as tutorials or lists.

Today when I was going through the questions on our main site, I saw a question that showed absolutely no effort. But the op left a sentence "don't know where to start". Then I remembered I've seen ...
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Why when a user account is suspended, is suspended in both math.meta.stack and math.stack?

Why when a user account is suspended, is suspended in both math.meta.stack and math.stack? That seems like double punishment for only one fault. If you are a good contributor math.stack and for some ...
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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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Redirect issue for Meta

I understand that mathematics.stackexchange.com redirects to math.stackexchange.com to include non-Americans (such as me), but mathematics.meta.stackexchange.com does not redirect to the Meta and ...
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MathJax tutorial for linear programming missing in search results

Background An answer for typing linear-programming questions in mathjax has been added to MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference since one year. Problem I attempted to find it by search on this ...
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Why is this not off-topic on meta?

I accidentally clicked into Derivate vs. Derivative and flagged it as "off-topic". From my perspective, it does not appear to be about Mathematics Stack Exchange or the software that powers the Stack ...
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Editing the list of abstract duplicates

I'd like to add some content to the meta post List of Generalizations of Common Questions. The entry will be under Probability and is going to be titled something ...
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Where to report MathJax bugs?

TL;DR: What is a suitable place where to report MathJax bugs? I mean the bugs which seem to be issues with MathJax in general - not specific to this site or Stack Exchange network. Often some ...
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What's the difference between “moderators” and “moderation”?

What's the difference between these two tags - moderators and moderation? Should these two tags be merged?
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What's the point of the best-practices tag on meta?

I saw a tag: best-practices Isn't the entire point of meta to discuss what the best practices are? Couldn't we tag just about every meta question with this? What extra information does this provide?
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How can I help a feature request to get noticed/implemented?

If you look around Mathematics Meta, there are many feature-requests which are marked neither status-completed nor status-declined. In many cases they are probably waiting for further input - for ...
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What happened to the [support] tag on meta?

The support used to be given in boldface, indicating that it was one of the primary tags. But now it is not boldface anymore, meaning that there was some change in the functionality of meta-sites. ...
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Why is asking how to make a topic on-topic on the main site being off-topic on meta?

How to ask the question about Poincaré's quote about mathematics? Why is this question off-topic on Math Stack Exchange Meta?
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wears my like clockwork meta hat? [closed]

I have visited Mathematics Meta 10 days on the trot, but I don't seem to have a hat for this. Why is that?
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MathJax Style: It is acceptable to include a period at the end of a block formula?

Is it acceptable practice to terminate a block formula with a period like this... Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque blandit arcu orci, gravida accumsan sem ...
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Updating Vs New Question [duplicate]

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Is my proof flawed or unclear? Someone answered my question and I was still hoping to get help about what my updated proof looks like - ...
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Why do we keep meta questions with lots of downvotes open?

I was recently told that meta questions should not be closed because you disagree with them. I then found Downvoting vs voting to close on Meta And have since removed my vote to close. However, I ...
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Editing a question after receiving one or more answers

Suppose I have asked a question and I have received answers but none are satisfactory. I get some thoughts regarding the question, including but not limited to a partial solution, later on. In such a ...
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Why can we vote to close as “primarily opinion based” on meta?

Aren't almost all questions on meta primarily opinion based?
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Do we want community polls?

I have seen that TeX.SE has community polls on their meta site. Those are polls conducted on their meta to find out various things about user base. Similar polls were conducted on mathematica.SE, on ...
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Why I can't edit posts on meta?

Why I can't edit posts on meta? I first thought that because I am a $<2000$ user then my edits will shown in suggested edit reviews and I thought there is no where to review suggested edit in meta....
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When should I ask questions on here (meta math SE) and when should I ask on über meta?

It is my understanding if my question is about math.SE and can't be generalized to other SEs, here is better. If my question is about site functionality then über meta is better. Is this understanding ...
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Why does meta have two additional moderators?

I just noticed that there is a difference between main and meta moderators list. Why is that? Visual aids:
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Do we want a new custom meta-close reason “Is intended for the main site”?

One of the most common reasons to close a meta question is that it is just a misplaced post intended for the main site. Since this is an error mainly committed by new users, I think it could make ...
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Enable FAQ sidebar on the meta

A little known feature of meta sites is that they can have a sidebar with a few most frequently asked questions: for example, Programmers Meta does. For a description of how it works, see FAQ ...
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Is it ok to ask here if it's alright to ask a particular question in math.SE?

Let $Q$ be a question. Suppose someone is unsure if $Q$ fits math.SE, and instead of getting negative votes/ $Q$ immediately closed, he decides to ask if it's okay to ask that question, here. Is ...
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Repository for humorous items posted on the main site.

Seeing this phrase in a mathematics question what is it good for ... and does it relate to 3D graphics? made me curious if there is general interest in a meta thread or chat room to archive some ...
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Serial close votes on pronunciation questions

I have noticed that since, an hour ago, I asked for my question on how to read a formula aloud to be reopened ( http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/22189/why-is-my-question-on-hold ) at least ...
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Why do I get a warning when I delete my own post with only my comment in it?

I asked a question 10 minutes ago, I added a comment for more info about the question with a comment. 2 minutes later I was able to solve the problem and wanted to delete my post. I got a warning ...
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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?
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What are the criteria for acceptable questions on Meta-MSE?

I thought the idea of Meta-MSE was to help MSE users. Please could someone explain to me what I did wrong by asking this question I thought careers/study advice was off topic. It has received 6 down-...
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What is the difference between Mathematics SE and Mathematics Meta? [closed]

As the title sounds, what is the difference between Mathematics Stack Exchange and Mathematics Meta?
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How does the system measure users' participation in Meta?

In the users page there is an option which sorts Meta users by participation. How does the system measure this factor? By number of posts and comments? Or getting more upvotes and less downvotes in ...
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Meta SE reputation

Why is there an option of upvote downvote in Meta SE? It never affects my reputation.It neither increases not decreases reputation. Then why is it there?
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Undeletion of deleted question

Can I undelete a question I deleted on meta SE? If I can will I be able to get back all answers and comments on that question?
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Do I gain or lose reputation based on the meta website? [duplicate]

Do upvotes and downvotes affect my reputation in the Mathematics Stack exchange site from this Mathematics Meta website? Also do comments or anything that I do on the meta allow me to earn badges or ...
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Meta-Meta question: Duplicate for previous question without actual real answer

So I was perusing the meta site, and I came across this closed link: https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/20285/why-do-we-have-a-tag-called-stochastic-analysis The reason it was closed was ...
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Do not reject migrations from the meta site to the main site

Today someone had asked a question on the meta site, which was actually a question on mathematics. It was migrated, correctly, to the main site. There it was closed for lack of context. Being a ...
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Whether, when, and why to have a new reopen and undelete request thread

Over two years old and with 230 "answers" (some deleted) is the original Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 10/2012 - 12/2014). Some were interested for several reasons in ...
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Mathematics Meta chat room

I recently found that this site (meta) has a chat room permanently attached to it: Welcome to chat for: Mathematics Meta This is a general discussion room Nobody posted there for 829 days, but ...
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How can I become more involved in meta?

Meta Math.SE is truly fascinating to me. Not only that, but I want to contribute, because I believe I can and that I have something to contribute. How can I go about doing this?
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Downvoting on meta and disappearance from the front page

As we all know, "voting is different on meta": since there is no reputation attached to votes, it's possible to freely upvote or downvote questions and answers based on whether you disagree with them ...
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Is it possible to give bounty on meta?

Is there any trick to give bounty on this site? I have enough reputation on math.stackexchange.com and I would like give more than 10 or 25 points to the answerers in this topic: Why Unsung Hero badge ...
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The “Reopen request” thread and closures on meta

There is a thread that is used for reopen requests Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. Some users do not use this thread for their questions on closed or deleted questions. A main ...
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Are congratulatory posts off-topic on meta? Or only some of them?

Posts commenting some achievements of math.SE users have been posted quite often on meta. Usually it was about a user reaching some reputation milestone, such as 100k or 200k. (I also remember a post ...
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Voting hover text on meta is misinformative

As I understand, voting on the meta is supposed to be fundamentally different than voting on the main. By this I mean on the Main: Upvotes mean: well researched, clear etc. Downvotes mean: badly ...
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How can we increase user involvement on this meta site?

I recently came across the discussion about the fate of the homework tag. Now, before I start, let me make it clear that I agree that the homework tag should be removed. I'm a regular user on the ...
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Downvoting vs voting to close on Meta

It's perfectly legitimate to downvote posts here on Meta with proposals one disagrees with — but looks like nowadays some people vote to close just because they disagree with proposal. A couple of ...
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Can we have a link in the header of this site a link to the main site

Can we have a link in the header on this site (the mathematics meta site ) to the main (mathematics site), just a simple link will do, it is just to make swiching between them easier.
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Retire localized meta.MSE acronyms including PSQ and its variants

Earlier in 2013, for a short time a volcano of postings about basic homework questions took over practically the entire meta.MSE, with the same 20 users rapidly exchanging what seemed to be thousands ...