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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should rep requirements for tag creation be higher?

There are, IMO, quite a lot of badly tagged questions and... not very good tags. Some of them were discussed on meta recently; some of these discussions show, IMO, that users who created these tags ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Change the colour of the links in post notifications

I brought this up before in response to the notice about the new design, but it wasn't followed up on. The colour of links barely has any contrast to the surrounding text: I have a strong feeling ...
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MathJax doesn't display in the new profile page

This seems suboptimal: I'm running Mac OS 10.10.3. This happens for me in Safari (8.0.5), Firefox (38.0) and Chrome (41.0.2272.118), although in Chrome I do get a brief flash of equations during ...
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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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Feature request: LaTeX preview

I would like to be able to preview my LaTeX when typing my answers and questions!
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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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Please point mathematics.stackexchange.com to here, instead of to MathOverflow.

You could say I'm partially (or entirely?) to blame for this for not having done enough research beforehand. However... A while back I wondered if there were a math-related site on the StackExchange ...
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Contest problem boilerplate lock reason

Given our current contest problem policy, I would like to request there be a customised post-notice for handling the locking of those questions. Proposed notice text: This question is locked in ...
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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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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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Let's get MathOverflow's “Citation Helper” here, too!

MathOverflow recently received a brand-new toy: a citation helper that adds a new button to the post editor to allow references to journal articles (and more?) to be added to posts quicker and easier. ...
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MathJax is breaking in short expressions frequently today.

Formerly MathJax in comments broke if you had too many consecutive non-blank spaces, and too many was a moderately large number. When it breaks, you see MathJax code in red letters rather than the ...
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Amusing bug involving Arabic usernames

In a question which was put on hold, the last user named in the reviewers list of five has an Arabic username. Because of this (as far as I can tell), the number of hours ago that the post was closed ...
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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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What's up with the (revision) tag?

Someone decided to introduce a revision tag, with the tag wiki: Have you got an exam looming that you're worried about? Can't understand an important revision question? Need to brush up on one ...
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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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I'm not shouting, I'm just easily distracted

This site has a warning about all-uppercase posts, which works for both question titles and post bodies. The problem is that on the body of a post it is triggered prematurely, even by the first ...
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Math typesetting bug when a question is closed.

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/22815/pi-4-how-to-disprove I have noticed this before as well. When a question is marked duplicate and closed, the possible duplicate question appears at the ...
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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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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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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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Slow processing, different look to math processing, problem with fonts. Is it me, or is it the site?

My Firefox upgraded this morning to version 3.6.13, and I've noticed a number of striking differences; I'm wondering if it is me, or if the site has somehow also changed coincidentally at the same ...
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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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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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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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“Answers to non-wiki questions” on user profile page are actually “non-wiki answers”

The tags page of user profile displays additional statistics on mouse-over. For example, hovering over number $3$ in 3 linear-algebra × 29 brings up the following: ...
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Cannot start a bounty on old problem?

I was trying to put a bounty on this old question of mine. I know there are some circumstances where bounties of certain amounts cannot be placed, see here, but this does not seem to be one of those ...
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Groundhog Day bug

In the past, when I got a message, the message box lit up, and after I read the message, the box remained unlit until the next message. Now the light reappears after a while, same already read ...
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Tabs 'Questions' and 'Answers' on user profile aren't readable when selected

On my profile page (and I'm sure yours as well), in the Top Posts section, the active tab ('Questions' or 'Answers') isn't readable because it's white-on-white: On Meta, the selected tab is readable (...
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On the [gcd] tag

Some couple of days ago, some question was bumped and it had spawned (apparently in its original version) a tag named gcd. I find this tag to be particularly uninteresting, and somewhat non-revealing ...
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broken Amazon links

I tried to include two links to Amazon in this answer, one to the amazon.com page of a book and one to the amazon.de page of the same book. (This made perfect sense, since the two pages contain ...
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Reversing a few tag synonyms to better match current search capabilities

As SE search has been improved to be not as "accent/decoration sensitive", it would seem to be currently be more appropriate to use, for example, "Godel" on the site than the more "technically ...
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The warning for the blacklisted tag (homework) should be updated

At the moment, when you try to enter homework tag into a question you receive a message containing the text: The 'homework' tag is not allowed. Please do not use the 'homework' tag, it's ...