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Community makes content edits?

In this particular answer of mine Community account made an edit - I always thought Community is a bot- account. It flipped the colour description of the functions wrongly - what is happening? ...
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Why did my reputation not suddenly increase by 1500 points?

This question is a follow-up the recent thread Why did my reputation suddenly increase by 1500 points? where it was explained that everyone recently got an additional $+5$ points per upvote, ...
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Can't write the set-operator in mathjax?

When trying to write $\{1,2,3\}$ in a question on math.stackexchange.com it just becomes $1,2,3$. However it seems to work here on meta.math.stackexchange.com. How can I get it to work on the main-...
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Why did my reputation suddenly increase by 1500 points?

Yesterday my reputation on Math.SE was around 2450 points. Today I logged in and I saw, unexpectedly, that it is 3913. I have not gained any reputation since yesterday, according to my profile page. ...
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How do I contact the poster of a deleted answer?

Poster A gave an upvoted and accepted answer to a question. Poster B also answered the question, but then deleted his answer—perhaps after a quick glance at A's short and simple answer, considering ...
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About a specific question that had a +250 points of bounty but no one answered [duplicate]

Days ago I saw this: "...is there any chance to change the rules of bounty that if someone would not answer then the OP should get his/her points back?" Today I saw that bountied question Some ...
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At 5000 point I received a new privilege.

I recently reached 5000 points and I got a message, saying I have a new privilege. "Approve tag wiki edits" What does this mean?
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Duplicate tag on my question [duplicate]

(Sorry I don't know whether it is called a tag or something else so) Recently I posted this which soon was marked as duplicate though questions to which it is compared as duplicate neither satisfy ...
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Recovery of questions from an old registration [duplicate]

Is there a chance to recover all my questions asked in my old assignment number user401938 when I signed up and after I have deleted himself from Math.SE?
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How do I change Math Renderer for MathJax?

In various posts on meta I have read that various math renderers can be used for MathJax, such as HTML-CSS, SVG, etc. See, for example, What is the difference between the 3 math renderers? How can I ...
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Audit first post question

I was reviewing through the “first posts” on an iPad when I come up across a question about conjugates. Because it was an audit, it did not show any comments... etc. I decided to first comment on it, ...
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Formatting problem with “invisible” comments

I posted an answer and tried to make some of my hints invisible (but visible when you mouse-over them). Formatting didn't quite work, and I split the comment into three lines making only the first ...
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trying to add the abstract algebra tag

I'm just trying to add the abstract algebra tag to this old question i just bountied and the same user keeps rejecting it: Closed subscheme of a projective scheme determined by homogeneous ideals ...
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Issue with picture uploads

I just uploaded a picture here, and there seems to be an issue with it. For me I can see it. The TS seems to not being able to view the picture. To draw the rectangle $R=[0, 2]\times [0,1]$ What ...
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How could a user with a single point cast votes?

This user has not been more than at least $15$ reputation. Why can they cast votes?
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I would like to delete this question of mine, community deletion.

I would like to delete this embarassing older question of mine: $\lim_{x\to -\infty} f(x)=L$, definition But I can not delete it, since it has an answer and I do not have 10.000 reputation (I guess)....
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I don't believe my question is a duplicate

I asked a question here which was closed for being a duplicate, and though I have edited the question to clarify why it was not it has not been reopened. To restate: the question I am asking is a ...
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Why don't I get reputation points for edits anymore?

It has now been 3 days. Although I edit questions, I do not get reputation points anymore. The edits have not been rejected. Any hints, please?
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Could a moderator allow me to access a deleted post?

I posted a question on the math stack exchange a while back which has now become my only source of a set of notes I'd like to access. The only problem is, it seems I may have deleted it! Is there any ...
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In the StackExchange iPhone app, how do I get MathJax to work in comments in the Math StackExchange section?

I’m not sure this is the right place to ask but it seemed like it is. I don’t get this problem for other sections of StackExchange. Just the “Mathematics” section.
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What makes a contributor new?

I notice that this user is currently flagged as a new contributor on the main site (see here for example) despite the fact that he has been a member of MSE for quite a while and has plenty of rep ...
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Why doesn't this array render?

Why doesn't ...
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Unable to add “span” tag to (linear algebra) question

I thought that "span" would be a good tag to add to this question on Mathematics Stack Exchange, but when I click on "Edit Tags", type "span", click on "span", and click on "Save Tag Edits", I don't ...
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Use of citation helper

New edit. I edited again the question following Martin Sleziak's comment below. As he correctly guessed, the question is not about the elementary use of the citation helper, so I found necessary to ...
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Why when I did click on one link, 26 cookies were set up?

There was a link in the comments section of a question (don't click the link) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banach%E2%80%93Tarski_paradox was supposed to redirect you to Wikipedia. It indeed happened ...
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How do I put those yellow boxes in my question?

Whenever I post a question, $5$ minutes later someone edits a yellow box around the part of the question that couldn’t fit in the title. I wish to save those nice souls their time and learn to do it ...
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Is it OK to ask approximately one question a day from old application exams?

If I ask approximately one question a day (from old application exams) will it be considered flooding/spamming or is this perfectly legal?
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Was this soft question appropriate?

I asked this question a week ago, and it quickly drew critical comments which were upvoted. I felt that the concern expressed in those comments had been addressed in the body of the question, and ...
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points for answers

I recently answered a question and the answer was awarded $35$ points. A few days later $15$ points were deducted. What sort of mechanism determines the number of points in the first place and where ...
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How to subscribe to a tag?

Since some time, I have been unable to subscribe to a tag I'm interested in, so that I get emailed new questions in such a tag. I have found some posts about subscribing, the ones with the most ...
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Threads containing different ways to calculate $e$

I'm reading about constant $e$ in textbook Analysis I by Amann/Escher. I have searched through MSE to found a question containing different ways to calculate $e$. I use such keywords as "constant $e$"...
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What does % mean in MathJax?

I have noticed that, if I type \$100%\times x\$, I get $100%\times x$ and not $100\%\times x$. Does % mean to ignore the following text or something like that? I didn't find an explanation for the ...
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Toxicity in Maths SE

I have observed and experienced unfriendly as well as demoralising behaviour in many SEs For instance thisquestion was marked as off topic without informing the person what amendments he/she should ...
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Is there a way to make a section of a post “collapsible”?

You know how some webpages will have a section that looks like > 'heading'; and when you click on it, it expands into a wall of text? Is there a way to include one of those in post? There are times ...
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How to type the $\dashint$ symbol on this site? [duplicate]

How to type the symbol $\dashint$ on this site? It looks like the following: Thank you! Edit: As @Jack hinted in the comment, we may use ...
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How to request easy solutions

I'm a 10th grader so my maths is nowhere near as complex as some of you reading right now. So how do I ask for easy solutions when that is subjective (dependent on the person). Should i explain my ...
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MathJax bombs on consecutive macro definitions (but not if first macro used before defining second macro) [closed]

I'm running mathjax locally in a browser, from the following minimalist file: ...
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Why was this answer marked as “spam or offensive”?

I was clearing the "low quality posts" queue, and I marked an answer as "Looks OK". The system then told me that this was just an audit and I failed the test. I believe I was right to accept it, and ...
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Relating to create a new tag

I have created a tag named "significance" and gave the full details (all of them are approved by others after some time) and also I fit there 8 questions (different authors posted in different ...
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Why have I been banned from asking questions?

I've been banned from asking questions. But, when I checked all my past questions and answers, I've got a total of 6 downvotes. Is this enough to get a question ban? Or have I been banned due to ...
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No longer accepting questions? Then back and forth?

Upon some amount of time I've been allowed to ask a question again after being barred from asking. Upon asking a question I have received no negative reviews. But yet I have been barred again. May I ...
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What to do when I don't understand an answer and author don't reply?

What to do when I don't understand an answer and author don't reply? Solve for x $ \sin 30° \sin x \sin 10° = \sin 20° \sin ({80°-x}) \sin 40° $ So someone answered my ...
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Marked as duplicate while it is not [duplicate]

I have asked a question here. And my question is marked as a duplicate of this one. Where both the questions are completely different than each other but the title is same. My question is related to ...
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Print to PDF too narrow

I am using Chrome (74.0.3729.169 (Official Build) (64-bit)) and trying to print a question (specifically this one Assistance with proof of $(AB)^T=B^T A^T$) to "Save as PDF". The content is printed ...
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reputation points - how are they determined and by whom?

How and by whom are reputation points given? On May 30 I answered a post and it was rated +30. On May 31 it was rated +25 (I don't know if that was a replacement or an addition). On June 2 I ...
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Weird stuff with reputation [duplicate]

Something strange has just happened to my reputation. It suddenly fell from 3067 to 3032, but no reputation changes were indicated in my reputation tab. Does anybody know, what has happened? Is this ...
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Mathjax symbols do not read in titles when using Android

On a mobile I do not get math symbolic notation in title or comments. ( Main text ok ) Is there a fix applicable to Androids ?
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This does not provide an answer to the question

Prove $0.9999^{\!101}<0.99<0.9999^{\!100}$ ......but it does, just a bad one, is it a system bug that posts a comment like that?
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How can I get the *.svg version of the logo of math.SE?

I want to put the logo of math.SE to my website linking to my profile, and the template I'm using uses svg versions of the logos; at least if I have the svg version of a logo, I know how to use it in ...
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The Unsung Hero badge

The criterion for this badge isn't making sense to me. Please correct me if you think I am going about this wrong. The criterion given is this: "More than 10 accepted answers with score 0 and 25% ...