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Questions tagged [status-completed]

Indicates that the report has been resolved through the implementation of a feature or the fixing of a bug.

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Should we ask for Question Quotas like those that have been available for the big three?

Our site is growing quite rapidly: currently each day there are about 150 new questions asked about 250 new answers posted about 150 edits made to posts. Each of the above actions changes the front ...
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The scope of \newcommand is the entire page

LaTeX on this site supports \newcommand and \renewcommand. This is very nice, but I noticed that the scope of these definitions ...
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Fate of the (homework) tag: The community voted… now what?

Well, the results of the voting seem pretty conclusive: Leave homework alone: 43 upvotes (20.38%) Deprecate but don't delete homework: 12 upvotes (5.69%) Burninate and blacklist homework: ...
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Proposal: make the “interesting” tab the default on Math.SE homepage

Proposal: change the default home page tab of Math.SE from active to interesting. Explanation and Rationale. Math.SE is the second most active SE site by the number of questions per day, behind ...
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Should the algebra tag be blacklisted?

I'll mention the history of the problems with algebra tag, although I think that most people who visit meta regularly know about this. The problem with algebra was that it was used for different ...
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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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Show “how to ask” advice before a new user asks a question

Many questions by new users end up closed as duplicates or for another reason related to the lack of familiarity with the site. I won't go into details; they are much discussed. I propose to enable ...
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What is a good standard for publishing a reference to a stackexchange thread?

In the discussion "Research which began at the website", we wondered what the best way to publish a reference to a stackexchange discussion thread. Presumably it would be the publication's standard ...
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Warning for new tags

I have a reasonable idea for a feature request. When a user is creating a tag the system will recognize that and point out that the following tag is new, requiring the user to acknowledge the ...
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MathJax preview broken when equations contain `\label`s

One can use \tag, \label, \ref and \eqref the usual way ...
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Hot network questions incorrectly use MathJax [duplicate]

This is the converse of http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/10570/title-formatting-of-latex-in-stackexchange-hot-questions-list. I noticed that when on Math.SE, MathJax can screw up the ...
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A feature requested for the purpose of avoiding unintentional newbie-biting

It is not unusual that a newbie posts a question that is obviously about mathematics and it is closed with a notice that says closed as off-topic and then down below that: "This question is ...
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Allow TeXification in <code> tags.

Some special characters, e.g. *, _ and \ have special meaning in Markdown syntax, but these ...
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Writing answers works very slow

I don't know if this is a bug. Maybe it's just my operating system (ubuntu 10.10), computer, or browser(Mozilla 3). As of yesterday, I can write answers very hard. I noticed that before, the latex ...
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Matrices not rendered correctly

See e.g. here. I tried both \begin{pmatrix}... and \begin{array}{cc}.... edit Reading the answers, the problem turns out to be ...
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LaTeX in tag wikis

LaTeX renders fine when you go to the tag-info page, for example, abelian-groups. However, when you try to add the abelian-groups tag to your post it doesn't render in the pop-up. This is messy. Is ...
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TeX formatting in other comments in the same post is lost when the comment list is updated

If there's any TeX formatting in comments of a post, after you add a comment to that post, or click "add / show n more comments", all formulae are reverted to $...$....
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Reviewing Suggested Edits

As part of the mod tools, there is a tool to review and approve suggested edits. The "review suggested edits" shows something like below which is not of much help to review and approve the edit. It ...
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Automatic Community-wikification of very long answers with lots of edits

I ended up doing a heavy rewrite of my answer on center-commutator subgroup duality because I was unsatisfied with the flow of it. This pushed the answer beyond the 10 edit limit which turned it into ...
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Why my questions were turned into community wiki

My two questions were turned into CW: Question 1 and Question 2 I looked through a previous related question here, and guessed it might be because I edited my posts too many times (>10)? Because I ...
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Links / URLs containing special characters are not recognized by markdown

In this answer, I linked to some page within the Wolfram alpha site, and the links did not appear. For example, I will try to link the last word in this sentence. Here is the URL I was trying to link ...
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Please enable AMSsymbols extension for MathJax

Please enable the AMSsymbols extensionfor MathJax. The lack of this extension has led to several independent bug reports. The \not\mid symbol is not working well Tex \implies symbol does not work ...
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old \def definitions linger

It's possible to use \def, and it usually works. However, there's a problem in that the definitions stick around and there seems to be no way to get rid of them ...
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TeX math markup is sorely needed

This site is going to need TeX markup to express mathematical symbols and formulas well.
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Academic advising should be explicitly off-topic

Occasionally we get questions of the form I am a student of $N$th year majoring in $A$ with minor or emphasis in $B$. I took courses $C_1,C_2,\dots,C_n$ and did extracurricular activities $E_1,\...
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Mathjax 2.2 beta

UPDATE: Mathjax 2.2 final has been released. We have deployed the latest Mathjax 2.2 beta on Math.SE. As with any beta release please post an answer to this question if you find any issues. We will ...
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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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Certain comment contents break LaTeX rendering for the whole page

I commented just some minutes ago on this question, and every post in math.SE returned a [Math Processing Error]. Not only for me, but for every other user. What is going on with this question. I ...
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Tex broken for me…

I keep getting [math processing error] in bright red, everywhere on the site all the time and, while it has been amusing trying to read the raw tex code before mathjax ruins it for me, this is ...
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Editing a comment containing formulae will mangle the formulae

Somewhat of a duplicate of http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/419/editing-a-question-containing-formulae-will-remove-the-formulae. I reposted the question because the previous one - had a ...
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TeXification is too aggressive, or “How to enter a dollar sign?”

The current TeXification function is too aggressive. The current behavior is that, any text between two dollar signs in a single element will be formatted as a TeX formula. this excludes any ...
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[proof] tag (again)

In the past we had a couple of discussions, and it was decided -- I thought -- that the tag proof shouldn't be used. Now we have more than 50 questions with this tag again. Could we please get it ...
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Duplicate banner breaks LaTeX

On several recent occasions, after closing a question as a possible duplicate the automatic banner breaks the $\LaTeX$ requiring manual intervening. I don't recall it was like that before, and I ...
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Should the site have an automatic word filter for titles?

Math.SE has a problem with titles. The percentage of questions with the redundant word question in the title is highest on Stack Exchange, by far. Plenty of titles consist of other mostly useless ...
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Feature request: LaTeX preview

I would like to be able to preview my LaTeX when typing my answers and questions!
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Do we want to enable the review auditing feature that discourages robo-reviewing?

From Grace Note's comment in this answer, I was surprised to find out that the auditing system that is supposed to hinder robo-approvals is not active on math.stackexchange. I remember seeing this a ...
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Firefox 4: MathML vs MathJaX

I recently started using Firefox 4. It seems that the browser understands MathML. However, the output is not as pleasing as the old MathJaX. Will this improve when Firefox 4 gets out of the Beta phase?...
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Mathjax 2.1 beta

The next build will enable Mathjax 2.1 officially. Thanks for your help and feedback! We will be deploying the latest Mathjax 2.1 beta soon. As with any beta release please post an answer to this ...
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Can we get database dumps?

Anton over at MO regularly releases database dumps, which are great if you want to search through everything (including comments), or go statistic-hunting (e.g. compare the frequencies of certain ...
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MathJax requires escaping of certain markdown symbols between single dollar signs

The braces disappear in this TeX code (${a,b}$) given by ($\{a,b\}$). This occurs whenever the parenthesis are adjacent to the dollars. I'm not sure if it is a ...
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APB on all USAMTS Round Two problems [closed]

This contest has ended. Thanks to everyone who helped track down these questions! Now onto round three. The 2014-15 USAMTS Round Two problem set is out, and it appears that there are numerous ...
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Please fix captcha - it hampers math sites much more than others

I intended to elaborate on the captcha problems in the original thread, but since it has been locked, I have no choice but to create a new thread. I think it is very important that the SE designers ...
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Can we finally kill .999=1?

This has been mentioned before (notably, here by Akhil). But this question is tenacious indeed. For the past three(maybe four days), it has jumped up to the top. Frankly, I am tired of seeing it. I ...
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Re-render MathJax in comments

A couple of months ago, Kaestur Hakarl wrote a comment in Feedback on MathJax TeX rendering which didn't receive enough attention: ... Is it possible for the re-rendering pass to also cover ...
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MathJaX Bugs - `Show Math As ->TeX Commands` and Bold Math in comments

I am using Chrome 18.0.1025.142 on a Windows 7 machine. There are two recent behaviours of MathJaX I have observed: We may want to see the TeX commands for some of ...
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Formatting in the Search Results page breaks when the query contains certain terms

I've noticed that when a search query contains terms that are usually typeset in $\LaTeX$, the formatting in the Search Results page becomes messed up. I'm assuming this issue occurs because the ...
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Different behavior in parsing LaTeX code in the previewer and in the saved post

I posted this answer a few minutes ago. After the display, I had written $\int_E f\\,d\mu$ to get the thin space; the previewer parsed it correctly (and parsed it ...
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Editing a question containing formulae will remove the formulae

Test it. Comment here with a formula. Reload the site. Edit. Note you'd have to retype the formulae.
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Nested MathJax environments render correctly in the preview, but are broken in the final post

It seems like \\ doesn't work correctly here, and I need \newline instead: $$ \vec{\nabla} \times \vec{A}(\,\vec{r}) = \begin{...
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MathOverflow 2.0 is a-comin'!

Not a question; more of a notification. For those who are unaware, MathOverflow is upgrading to the "new" StackExchange platform. A recent update on meta.mathoverflow.net: Anton Geraschenko 3 ...