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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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Will I get my reputation back if nobody answers my question? [duplicate]

Let's say that I put a bounty of 50 reputation points on a question. If nobody answers the question by the deadline, will I get my reputation back?
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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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policy of comments on the regular NOt meta regarding screen shots

Can one attach or upload screenshots in the comment section. Seems to me there isn't so is there any other way to do it other than asking a new question? Also is there any way to send a certain user ...
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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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is or why is the editor of a question in the regular NOT meta not aware

about a week or so ago i got the following message from admin: " https://math.stackexchange.com/users/158293/user158293 We noticed that you've edited Kummer's hypergeometric negative integer ...
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also pertaining to last question

From where do upvotes originate? I have gotten a few +10 upvotes but don't know from where or from whom they originated. If not listed does it mean they came from moderator or just what. Also got a -...
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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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How to type this diagram on math.stackexchange? [duplicate]

Is there a way to type this diagram on math.stackexchange? from https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2f/Lifting_diagram.png For example, I know there is a way to type CD commutative ...
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Continuous red dot on reopen votes [duplicate]

On this question there are many questions on meta MSE. And I hope it's not a duplicate. It had never occurred to me that this red dot shown in the green rectangle in the upper right corner was ...
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Why do I have a mysterious reputation change on my profile?

I had $256$ reputation on MSE till yesterday. But today when I checked my account, it had decreased down to $216$. I did not post any question or answer in the past few days and there is no new upvote/...
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My question was closed, but there was no explanation so I cannot improve it.

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Remove objects in GeoGebra and keep dependent object. I didn't know if asking about GeoGebra was okay here, so I first did a search to see ...
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Bug with my gravatar?

Recently, I noticed that when I temporarily went onto my meta profile, my nice purple avatar changed into a lime green avatar. You can believe that I did not change it. I can give time stamps if ...
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Formatting of badges is not proper - a possible bug?

Today while searching for badges I found that some of the badges specially with long name aren't formatted rightly. For example- Another example- One more example where description of tag is about ...
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How are policies, norms, and rules are determined in this community?

Many people, including some moderators, have expressed to me the following, which is an excerpt from a moderator's comment, many times in many places: ... the guidelines are guidelines and not rules. ...
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What kind of answer to accept if I posted a problem asking to check my answer and the problem was ultimately wrong?

Recently I posted a question Four numbers are in AP such that the sum of numbers is $32$ and the greatest number is $3$ times the least. What is the product of the numbers? . In this I asked what was ...
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Why is a sandbox needed?

Sandbox for drafts of long, complex posts provides a place for people to work on a question or answer that might take a long time to compose. I'm not clear on the reason for this, especially with the ...
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Flagging comments in mobile version of the site

When I was using the mobile version of the site, I did not find an option to flag comments. Why flagging comments in the mobile version is not possible? Any particular reasons?
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Why did I lose 40 rep overnight?

Yesterday I had reputation 7098, and now I it is 7058. What happened? Is it connected to the ongoing personal baiting campaign on me?
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Is it possible to put Mathjax symbols in bold? [duplicate]

In Michael Spivak's Calculus, he manages to typeset the mathematical symbols so that they appear in bold: Is there a way of emulating this in Mathjax? Simply enclosing text in bold doesn't work: The ...
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Should you flag answers to PSQs, low-quality or off-topic question?

Should you flag answers to Problem Statement Questions, or off-topic questions? It was brought to my attention after flagging a post, that flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content ...
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"Applications of intuitionistic logic" [duplicate]

This my question was closed today, and I don't understand why. Can anybody explain to me what was wrong with this question and why it was closed?
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How to keep ads from appearing on Stack Exchange?

I find the ads about non-mathematical things annoying. I tried to click on one to report it but nothing worked. Is there a way a user of Stack Exchange can get rid of such ads? Some seem to appear for ...
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Was there a change in the theme in the main page?

I noticed now that when I land on the main page, questions with tags that I have marked as "watched" are no longer "highlighted" with a different background color, and all ...
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Left and right positions of some user cards in the question queue

I would like to know if there is a specific reason or justification for some users being are displayed on the left and some on the right as shown in the red boxes.
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Where can we find full documentation of Mathjax? [closed]

When you google "Mathjax Documentation", you find documentation of configuring mathjax in browsers/servers not actual commands or reference to how to use it. Here is the documentation of ...
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How To Hide An Array on MathSE

I constructed a (long) self-answer, that I subsequently discarded, since I found that the question + answer was a duplicate. I intended to have the answer hidden. I had trouble converting the ...
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How to do right alignment with MathJax?

I want something like 5 + 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 … 1 How to do it with MathJax?
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If your network is slow and you keep trying to upvote one of your answers just continuously clicking on it again and again your answer get upvoted

So I have discovered a bug or hack whatever you may call it. So today morning my network was bit slow ($<5$ MBPS). So I answered a question and I wanted to answer more question but slow network ...
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How can I find an answer when I accidentally closed the window?

I was attempting to answer a question on computing $\sin(\pi/n)$, and in the process I needed a reference so I opened another window to find it. When I found what I was looking for I meant to close ...
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Why this question isn't closed?

Invers laplace tranformation I want to ask why this question isn't closed even though the user has not shown any work. I flagged this post 10 days before but still no action. Why is it so? I know many ...
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Can anything be done if a single user is downvoting several posts in a row? [duplicate]

I’ve taken a look at my reputation and believe a single user is downvoting several of my posts in a row. Normally I would ignore this but my reputation is low. (I wish to place a bounty on a recent ...
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Questions posted during an online exam

We had an instance today of a user posting two questions to MSE during an online exam - the questions were from the exam. The students taking the exam are expressly forbidden from using any internet ...
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I am failing to make the answer look good. What can I do?

My answer to this question Minimizing $a_1x_1^2 + a_2x_2^2$ for positive $a_i$, where $a_1x_1+a_2x_2=B$ looks very bad on the phone. The syntaxes look fine when I switch to the desktop version of the ...
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Regarding the new enforcement of quality standards

I'm a little confused about the new enforcement of quality standards, described here: Enforcement of Quality Standards I am very much for this, and think it is a great idea. That said, I make mistakes,...
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Red Colored Tags Showing Up for Certain Tags and Questions is Confusing me. What do They Mean and Why are They Here?

Status-byDesign and faq are both tags that appear completely red when one tries to view them or put them into a question Here is what I mean: These appear to look like this because these tags are ...
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Approved edit that makes question *less* readable

I recently encountered the following edit of a question: https://math.stackexchange.com/revisions/4126525/2 I hope everyone here agrees that the edit is not appropriate. A minor thing is that editing &...
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How to view the recently deleted answer?

I thought there was an answer to this question, but it seems to be deleted. How to view the deleted answer? many thanks! Prove or disprove $SO(4n) \supseteq \frac{(Sp(1)\times Sp(n))}{\mathbb{Z}_2}$? ...

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