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Master thesis: asking people to check the math

My academic advisor quit and the project is now discontinued. Yet, I'm still registered and I intend to hand in the thesis soon. The last time my advisor checked my work was a while ago since then I ...
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Delete own question or answer via mobile app

I have lost count of the times I posted a question just to one minute later figure out the solution myself. And more frequently then I would like, posted an answer to shortly after someone notice a ...
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what makes inactive questions active

What makes an inactive question to appear in active list? The question asked in 2015/8/10 and has 2 answers (one accepted). There is no recent comment, answer, edition, and other activities. Thanks.
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How to proceed when a bad question floods the site?

Math.SE has recently been flooded by the continued posting and re-posting of an extremely bad question. I flagged the question (once), and voted to close all that came after it. But I don't think it ...
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Problem : You have reached your question limit

When I try to ask a question, my Mathematics Stack Exchange account says that I have reached my question limit and should fix my previous posts. But I don't have clue how should I fix my previous ...
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How do I get to know if my question has been commented or answered?

I'm new here and I don't know how things work here and don't have any knowledge about commenting or answering questions. How do I get to know if my question has been commented or answered?
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Possible bug regarding the displayed user

I'm on the page math.stackexchange.com/unanswered/tagged/algorithms and looking at the question Squaring a matrix using a linear memory. On the homepage the question appears to be asked by user ...
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Let's require registration to ask a question

More than two years after http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/q/4569/, this may be the time for reconsideration. A brief update: In July 2012, when the aforementioned discussion took place, the site ...
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Related questions on sidebar missing

I noticed yesterday in a couple of questions and today in this one that, at least on my screen, the related questions are missing. Why is this? Why does it only happen sometimes? Can I do it in such ...
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How to post follow up questions?

If I have a question that depends on a previous question that's already resolved, how do I post that follow up Question? Edit my original question Post a new one
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Consider giving better titles to the questions you answered… especially right after you answer them

This is a proposal inspired by the overwhelming number of questions with uninformative titles on the site. Such titles tend to contain words like question, anyone, help, doubt, easy, exercise, ...
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Do automata theory questions belong here or on Computer Science?

I have a question regarding automata theory that I think is more theoretical than simple "How do you translate this PDA to a CFG?" stuff that would obviously seem to go into Computer Science. I, ...
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Why was this question closed? (policy for reference requests)

As per the text of the re-open thread, it wouldn't fit to add this to that queue. However, I am curious to understand why this question was closed: Algebra and Geometry book. I have no vested ...
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Bug in which the incorrect user was temporarily listed as the owner of a question

In a moderator flag on this question, as well as in the comments, some users report having temporarily seen the user Shaktal listed as the owner of the question, when in fact the question belongs to ...
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Should some unanswered computer science questions be migrated to CS.SE?

I know that some parts of theoretical computer science are on-topic here. There is now a Stack Exchange site dedicated to computer science. While this does not affect the scope of Math.SE, it might ...
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Questions posted on Math.SE and other SE sites

How should questions that are posted (by the same asker) on Math.SE and another Stack Exchange site be handled? The general Stack Exchange policy is that multi-posting is strongly discouraged. On ...
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There needs to be a clean way of dealing with abstract duplicates.

(Edited) I found that these four question are very similar: (One) (Two) (Three) (Four), and are abstract duplicates in my opinion. However each question is "slightly" different then the next, ...
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How do you search for duplicates?

Sometimes I am really surprised how fast are the duplicates of new question found, given that we have vast amount of questions here. I hope posting this question here can be useful and can lead to ...
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Some questions are highlighted [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Blue highlighted questions, what are they? Sometimes I see that some questions are highlighted with kind of light blue color on the main page of math.stackexchange any ...
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Introducing the `tricky-example` tag

A lot of people ask questions regarding tricky integrals or limits, and they simply get tagged calculus limit, or ...