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Are you sure you want to leave this page?

This has never happened before on SE, not even earlier today in a different stack. I wrote a question and clicked "post." Immediate pop-up "Are you sure you want to leave this page?&...
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In search of a possibly deleted question

I'm trying to find a possibly deleted question. I don't remember the user. Is this possible? It was a question about finding $$\operatorname{E}\left[g(X)\right]$$ If my memory serves me correctly $$g(...
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How do I view latex source code in answers or questions as rendered form or images?

Is it normal to see only the latex source code in questions and answers where they are typed? My perspective: Is there any way to render this into images or some form of intelligible format that I ...
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Need of a thread listing software for studying mathematics

There is been a considerable amount of questions on the mainsite relating to softwares used in plotting in complex functions. Search As a solution to remove the amount of redundancy on the site, I ...
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MathJax parentheses that span multiple lines

In math.stackexchange.com, how do I get parentheses to span multiple lines? For example, in $$ x \neq y := x \neq x_{j+1}\\ \text{and}\\ \Big(y \not \in \textsf{FV}(A) := x_j \not \in \textsf{FV}(A)\\ ...
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How do I get MathJax? [duplicate]

My apologies if this question is dumb, but I'm just getting started here at MSE. I have no clue how to use MathJax, nor how to obtain it. Speaking of the latter, do I need to download MathJax? Like, ...
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List of secret hats during Winter Bash 2021

Apparently a buried penny is a secret hat. I'm not sure what its criteria is. Also, is there a list of secret hats for this year's winter bash? Do the hats change every year? 2014 list: Winter Bash ...
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How do I write ultimate equality in mathjax?

The above symbol is referred to as ultimate equality in Tristan Needham's Visual Differential Geometry. How do I write it in latex?
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Did the user activity page change format?

Here's the sample screenshot from the original announcement (nearly seven years ago) of the (then) new activity page. This is what I remember it looking like as recently as yesterday: Here's what it ...
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Improve similar problem searching system

This is a problem which has happened many times when I want to ask a question on MSE. After I finish the title of my question, there'll be a Similar questions box to offer me some similar question. If ...
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How can I use q.uiver.app output in math.se?

I made this annotated expression using q.uiver.app and would like to know how I can embed it in a math.se post. q.uiver.app gives me the following LaTeX and also mentions I should include ...
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Solving problems through answering my own question [duplicate]

I recently found some solution to some integral, I want to share some methods that may help people who are new to calculus. Can I make my thread kind of like a tutorial, or is that off-topic or will ...
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Why was a question proactively removed from Hot Network Questions even though it never appeared there in the first place?

I'm coming here following this question on Meta Stack Exchange. In that post, a user highlighted this question on the main site, which shows a timeline entry for removing the question from Hot Network ...
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Mathjax rendering incorrectly in edit preview.

Update: I later found that anything I edited on Main didn't render properly in Preview. On a whim, I de-activated the LocalCDN plugin I installed after seeing a-super-easy-way-to-speedup-mathjax-...
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Protocol for cross posting when question did not receive any response.

Recently I've posted a question asking for help to find a numerical optimization algorithm for a given problem. Here is the question Optimizing filtering and thresholding parameter before integrating ...
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How to respond to comments and answers

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Meaning of “modulo the identity matrix” Sorry if this is the wrong place for these Qs; I'm new to math.stackexchange and I don't know where ...
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Questions, answers, and ... articles?

I just noticed that where user profile pages used to display (something like) "view all questions and answers," they now say "view all questions, answers, and articles" (emph. mine)...
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How can I provide useful links which may answer a question.

I am currently looking at providing this user with a resource which may answer their question, however I cannot add this as a comment as I do not have enough reputation. I am not sure if I should post ...
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Reason for Deletion of my Answer? [duplicate]

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Derivative of a functional and taylor series I would argue that the answer provides enough context to the question to resolve it. At the ...
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How I can Get reputation?

I used to write my answer in image, But when I want to post it, it said need 10 reputations How do I must write?
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What are you supposed to do when your answer is deleted?

A week ago I found a question here that I could answer. I registered on the site and posted my answer. Just a couple of hours later, my answer was deleted by votes from three trusted users. I do not ...
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Did the profile tags change size?

I have noticed some changes to the profiles of Math Stack Exchange like not displaying last seen information and how many days you've visited the site (and your current streak). I also really enjoyed ...
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I have a reputation of about 1000 on MSE but I can't comment in CURED chatroom

I was trying to post/comment in CURED chatroom but I was unable to do so because when I entered the CURED Chatroom(https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/2165/cured) , it leaves that I must have atleast ...
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Can a user whose account is suspended due to voting irregularities comment on his answer to my question?

I asked a few questions long time ago and couldn't see the answer to them due to being critically ill. Now on some answers the answerer's reputation is changed to 1 and it is written on his account ...
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What to do if I like the question in a post but the post is presented in a bad quality. [duplicate]

I have been wondering about this question for the last week. It is really pointed out to everyone at all times that whenever you ask a question, you must include details, motivation, thoughts, or some ...
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What does this mean 'Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question?' [duplicate]

Can anyone help me in informing how can I accept an answer? Also can anyone tell how can I start a bounty? I think I have no control about it but please help.
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Why was this question and its answer deleted, and how to undelete it?

I noticed by accident that the question Recurrence on partial orders [closed], asked by user948104 on Sep 11, has been closed and deleted. Along the question went also my answer, to which I had spent ...
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How to copy paste a Mathematics Stack Exchange Answer to Word

I have written an answer in Mathematics Stack Exchange: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/4215136/955104 So I just want to convert that answer into Word. Thanks for any help
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Accessing answers from the Timeline page?

This is a minor thing, but it's been bugging me: When I navigate onto the Timeline page for a post (using the little clock icon), I can often see that there is a new answer (e.g. here, on today, Oct ...
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How to correct a duplicate flag?

I initially flagged this question as a duplicate of another question, but then realized the other question was not exactly a duplicate. I then found a better (exact) duplicate, and tried to correct ...
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Bountied question didn't pop up

I placed a bounty on this question to reward an existing answer. But it neither bumped to the homepage, nor can be seen on the bountied list. Where did my bounty go? When will it appear on the ...
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Is there a way to enlarge the expressions in a piecewise function?

$$\text{No. palindromes} = \begin{cases} {n \div 2 \choose (n-k) \div 2, k \div 2}, & n = 2x, k = 2y \\[2ex] {\lfloor n \div 2 \rfloor\choose (n-1 -k) \div 2, k \div 2}, & n = 2x +1, k = 2y \\[...
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Trouble with the piecewise function - misplaced '&'

I can't understand how I did the piecewise function wrong, I think I've done it exactly like that before. How is the ampersand misplaced?
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Is there a chart corresponding every [Math.SE] LaTeX code to its Unicode character counterpart?

For example, between dollar-signs “\in” displays "$\in$" which is the inline representation of the ‘element-of’ symbol '∈' (which displays equivalently entered instead of its LaTex ASCII ...
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Are the words "hey guys" blacklisted and automatically stripped from edits?

Today I chose to edit a post that I found in the "First questions" queue. It began with the words "Hey guys", and I chose to leave them since they expressed the OP's personality ...
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A lot of upvotes in a single day?

I know someone upvoted for here, but someone new did it. Here is my strange string of upvotes which I am sure has been asked about, but would like to know if it is “real reputation”: I woke up today ...
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Is this a new feature? Mentioning an user with @ becomes a link to their user ID.

In this post, the user @ mentioned a user and that became a link to his user ID. Usually, when we do this, it is not the case. Is it a new feature?
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There are several questions here which are basically from a current ($2021$-$2022$ round $1$) USAMTS math contest

The year $33$ online USAMTS $2021$-$2021$ round $1$ contest has a submit by date of October $18$, $2021$. However, although users are not allowed to ask questions online about it, there are $2$ ...
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Why Suggested Edit review queue can be reviewed by me when my tag-edit itself has to go through Suggested Edits queue?

Why Suggested Edit review queue can be reviewed by me when my tag-edit itself has to go through Suggested Edits queue? Here I am talking about users with Suggested Edit privilege but don't have Edit ...
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Why has the meta user option been removed from my profile?

I'm not able to find the meta user option on my profile: I have to type math.meta.stackexchange.com on Google to visit this site.
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How to write left superscripts

I can find nothing in the Mathjax tutorial about left superscripts, which are used for the set of functions with a given domain and codomain.
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Unusual behaviour of community

I recently (3 days ago) posted a question. It was quite lengthy and descriptive but I had given it my best to outline the question and made sure it was well written. Like I mentioned earlier it is 3 ...
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Community bot can send messages now?

Today I saw this this comment by the community bot profile.. has MSE community bot achieved artificial intelligence? post
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I would like to get out of question ban [duplicate]

I did my best to edit my questions and fix them up. I would like to get out of the ban I realize when I post I have trouble getting through to everyone and many times it comes back by biting me on the ...
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Mathjax regarding question - how to type "n-1" in subscript/superscript [duplicate]

How can I write a power (n-1) subscript (n-1) This is what is happening when I try $$(a_(n-1))^(n-1)$$ $$(a_(n-1))^(n-1)$$
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Displaying total number of up-votes and down-votes together

I observed a nice feature in the MSE and here in meta site too. If we click on the place where votes are shown we can see the total number of upvotes and downvotes together. Like this But I did not ...
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Criteria for a post to be shown on the 'hot meta posts' sidebar

On the main site (also on meta), there is a sidebar for 'hot meta posts'. What are the criteria for a post to be shown on this sidebar, given that only a few questions are listed?
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User removed along with link OR how to find out which of my postings' points were affected by the deletion of a user. [duplicate]

At 19 hrs-02 mins yesterday a user was removed with points 2-10=-8 net on it. If clicked on the link it does not link to the question/answer. How to obtain the reference? Thanks.
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"You can only post once every 40 minutes."

Dear all friendly mathematicians, When I tried to post my question on this site - I saw "You can only post once every 40 minutes." Is there a restriction on that in general? Or is that due ...
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Is it alright to have a question on Math Stack Exchange that simply asks the name of a theorem?

The title pretty much explains this question. I am wondering what the name for the lemma that states "If one integer divides two different integers then it will divide their difference." Is ...

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