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Questions tagged [support]

A request for assistance with one of the site's features.

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Delete my old (and wrong) accepted answer [duplicate]

How do I delete this old answer of mine? Not only it's wrong but there's also a way better (and correct) answer below. Note: That answer is now moderator deleted. The OP of the Question involved ...
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I need to know how MSE does live previews of MathJax for my own site…

I am not a Javascript developer but I can copy / paste some code into the right place. I'm using Bubble to create a learning site similar to DuoLingo, but for mathematics. Thanks. And here is the ...
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How to search on this site?

When using this site, it is quite important to be able to find posts on this site which might be related to the question I am interested it - both to avoid duplication (i.e., not asking again ...
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Why don't in-app visits count for “Consecutive days visited”?

On the week-end I seldomly use my computer and thus do not log in to math.stackexchange from a browser. I do, however, use the (ios) app to check for new questions or notifications on the weekends ...
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Using \$ \$ when typing matrices

I have this matrix: $ \begin{pmatrix} a & b \\ c & d \end{pmatrix} $ and I want to show a new user how to type this, by adding \$ \$: \$ \begin{pmatrix} a & b \\ c & d \end{pmatrix} ...
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Where do I learn latex for math overflow. [duplicate]

I am very beginner in writhing math in computer and I want to learn latex to write in math overflow where do I start and how does latex is invoked in math overflow.
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Why don't we create the tag question-exam-recommendation?

It's an idea that came to my mind today. I saw book-recommendation tag and then I thought why not question-exam-recommendation tag. This new tag would be very useful to summarize ALL the theory that ...
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Can one no longer quote comment with the new design?

I've read a lot of negative reactions to the now all-out so-called responsive design. This question of mine I'm not sure if it belongs to that thread or not as a feature request or bug report, since ...
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How do the reputation scores work?

I'm stuck: If I look at reputation scores for "week", "month", "quarter", "year" I find for a top scorer like José Carlos Santos the reputation scores 530, 305, 305, 75.3 For myself I find 30, 30, ...
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Expectation tag error

Background In Expectation means average?, I proposed to synonymize expectation and expected-values. A moderator has done this. Problem When I view my tag scores in my profile and clicked on ...
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How does one add missing latex commands or see all available commands in math exchange site?

I wanted to write the \underbar in the [mathexchange site][1], but it wasn't possible when using \underbar{}. Is it possible to ...
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Description of Colors and Numbers for Posts and Answers

Posted questions and answers are given numerical values and colors. How are these determined? Is there a link to a description of the methods used to arrive at particular results? Previously I had ...
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Why was the question I link below, deleted?

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2926649/what-is-the-value-of-k/2926665 Why was this question deleted? You can just provide a very simple reason. Thanks.
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background color [duplicate]

Numbers referring to number of answers and other things appear within rectangular boxes. Most of the time the numbers are green inside white background. Occasionally they are white with green ...
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Can I use Mathematics Stack Exchange's MathJax for uses different than those intended?

I am participating in the IYMC and need to type some answers. As a member of this site for $9$ months, I find myself much more comfortable typing in MathJax than in Microsoft Word. So I hope that I ...
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I want to delete an answered question but it's not recommended.

I want to delete this question because the proposition of it is wrong. However, it is written that: Delete this answered question? We do not recommend deleting questions with answers because ...
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Why can't I start a bounty? (More than three bounties.)

Why can't I start a bounty in this question From the unit disk to the right half plane and $T(0)=3$ ? It's been more than 2 days since I asked. I wanted to put 100 points as bounty but there's no ...
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Strange comments in review audit

I recently encountered a review audit in the "Suggested Edits" queue, with the following comment, presumably fake, from the purported editor of this question: This is a homework question from a ...
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Searching for questions that have one of two tags.

How can I search for two tags at once? For example, search for all questions that are tagged with either set-theory or elementary-set-theory.
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Can someone with rep fix this?

I was able to make a useful change to this question, but then when I saw a need to correct a sign, I could not do it because it wasn't enough characters. Now I have a wholesale change back in the ...
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Why is my activity “suspicious”?

I was trying to answer this question. I tried multiple times to submit an answer (which eventually turned into a comment). The site informs me that "An error occurred submitting the answer.", so I ...
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How can I find a ranking for the answers?

It is easy to find the questions with the best scores and the worst scores. But how can I find the answers with the best scores and the worst scores ? Is a ranking of the answers concerning the ...
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I just accepted an edit I actually wanted to improve.

I just accepted an edit I actually wanted to improve, because I misclicked. Now I can not cancel my review, and I can not edit the question myself because of the pending edit. Is there anything you ...
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Meta User link missing on the main site

The Meta Link appears to be missing on the main site: Also, when using Firefox 60.0.1, I am presented with the scary SSL warning about the connection not being secure. Is this normal? I've used ...
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Filtering messages with/without answers

Tags can now be filtered. For example, hasaccepted:no is syntax for do not show questions with accepted answers. Why doesn't hasanswer:no remove all questions with answers? Why doesn't onhold:no ...
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Filtering a Tag [duplicate]

How can I remove all questions with accepted answers from view?
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Is there a way to retract a mistaken vote? [duplicate]

I upvoted an answer too hastily. When I realized that the answer was wrong, I tried to cancel my upvote with a downvote. However, that simply replaced my upvote with a downvote (at a cost to the ...
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How to perform a line break? [duplicate]

I entered text with line breaks in the body but it doesn't show in the question.
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How to decide in which math chat room to post a link to my math-related question?

While some sites have only a few chat rooms, this one has quite a few even excluding those that are for single individuals or discussions moved from comments. How can I decide which chat room (if any)...
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Are my questions too niche or simply bad? How to improve attention to my questions?

I am a researcher working on computational physics, chemistry and materials science. I have the kind of math background that you would expect from a general physics graduate. Some times a problem ...
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Why can't I ping myself in chat? [closed]

I'm trying to ping myself in chat but I can't. Is there any way we can add this feature? It would help me organize my thoughts in the chat. Thanks.
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What to do about one or two downvotes received daily?

I've read that one doesn't need to do anything about suspected serial downvoting, because it's taken care of automatically by an algorithm. What if one suspects that someone is aware of that ...
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What to do about my locked answer to a post?

A post of mine has been locked. There was an error in the answer I gave, which was pointed out, and I wanted to correct it, but it got locked. How do I unlock it so I can fix it? What is the ...
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Is it enough to only comment for a First Question review?

I recently reviewed this question in the First Questions queue. I decided that the post needed more information and/or context, and commented nudging the new user in that direction. I then marked that ...
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How do I do dot inside a letter?

A First Course in Complex Analysis by Matthias Beck, Gerald Marchesi, Dennis Pixton, and Lucas Sabalka Ch9.1 Circle: $C[z_0,R] = |z-z_0| = R$ Disc: ...
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Font size in new theme?

Is there something funny about font size in the new "theme", or is it a problem at my end or what? These days when I write/edit a post the preview looks the same as always. Then when I "save edit" ...
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Please help me improve question on Cauchy's Integral Formula

I believe the initial revisions were unclear or wrong. Now just unclear? Find and relate an antiderivative to proving Cauchy's Integral Formula for a convex region
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Organizing favorite posts in folders\categories

Is there a way of organizing favorite posts into folders? This is a feature I was thinking about for quite some time now. It happened to me more than once where I was looking for a certain post I ...
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Ignoring the unneeded

In the watched tags how can I ignore the questions with accepted answers so, in the least, they do not show like ignored tags do not show?
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Faded Failure Feature [closed]

Why now are some questions being so faded they cannot be properly read? Is the new web page design an attempt to get people to talk about mathstack instead of talking about math?
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The new updated math stack exchangr [duplicate]

The new web page layout of math stack exchange is not an improvement. It is actually not as good. Using three columes instead of two is wasting much used space as the first colume has too little in ...
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On Hold/Closed for broad or unclear, Then edited, then…

Kinda dumb/n00b/challenging conventional wisdom question, but what is the procedure for questions that are on hold or closed for being broad or unclear and then edited to hopefully become less broad ...
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Proper way of migrating a question from one forum to another

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Including definite integrals inside definite integrals I asked a question (link above) in the math forum. I am wondering if I might be able ...
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Unable to flag comments anymore: the pop-up windows does not display correctly

It seems that the recent redesign of the window that pops up when attempting to flag comments has some subtle bug: when it pops up, it does so in the upper left corner of the browser window in such a ...
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From non-mathematician: how can I rephrase this question?

I'm a software engineer, and lately I've been working on a project that ranks US states based on subscriptions. Thanks to Math.SE we're closer now with the equation we will be using. In any case, the ...
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Is it possible to migrate an answer from one question to another?

Is it possible to migrate an answer from one question to another question without losing reputation and comments. This happened to me recently whereby the OP had asked two questions and it turned out ...
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Is $-706$ points for “user was removed” a new record?

I occasionally lose $10$ or $20$ reputation points for "user was removed", and maybe sometimes it's been as high as $50,$ but this time it's $706.$ Is that a new record? Is it said that if the user ...
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How can I lose today $176$ reputation points? [duplicate]

This is probably a silly question. Looking at my reputation points five minutes ago, I notice that I lost $176$ reputation points because user was removed. Is there a way to know and see the list of ...
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Edit on Low Quality Posts

When reviewing a Low Quality Post I accidentally edited it when, of course, you should only do this if you think you can fix the post, because after an edit the queue moves on. (The edit was just to ...
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How do flags work?

You have a fixed amount of flags, but how do they work? I feel like, everytime I flag something, that is considered helpful, I get my flag back. What happens if I randomly flag, and they are all not ...