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How do I display stricken text on math.stackexchange.com [duplicate]

As you know, the math branch of stack exchange uses the $\mathcal{MathJax}$ web plug-in. How do I strike-out text on math.stackexchange? I read the documentation for a $\mathcal{MathJax}$ command ...
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Why was this question automatically deleted by the Community Bot on 08/13/2022?

Why was this question automatically deleted by the Community Bot on 08/13/2022? (And for no apparent good reason, that is!) I tried voting to undelete, but it says I can no longer vote to undelete, ...
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When should posts be closed as duplicates?

One could answer " when they are the same" but what if a question is answered by combination of more than one old post? So, let's say a question ask how to show a statement C from a ...
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Reason behind "+1" rep?

I opened my account to see a I've gained 1 rep point for the above reason. I'm curious to know the reason behind it? Other than when an answer is accepted, I don't remember ever dealing with ...
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Workaround for new iPad glitch? Spaces automatically added after (some) backslashes

I have used M.SE quite a lot using my iPad, but recently, iPad's autocorrect started automatically inserting spaces after some bashslashes (\.) The space is added ...
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Equivalent of `@VVV` for uparrow in commutative diagram?

Following questions like this, I managed to draw a commutative diagram like below using package AMScd: $$\require{AMScd}\begin{CD} X @>>> X \\ @V{f}VV @V{f^...
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List of edits waiting for approval

I want to see the list of all my edits that are still waiting for an approval. Does such a list exist? If yes, where/how can I see/get such a list?
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What question about Math can I ask?

https://math.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic mentions about what I can ask on the math site. However, I have tried asking several questions on this site. Yet, every question I asked has been closed as ...
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How to typeset a symbol for "the inside of a triangle"?

I'd like to use a symbol to denote the inside of a triangle inside mathematical formulas in an answer I'm writing for Mathematics Stack Exchange. A natural candidate is a triangle with a dot inside it:...
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Why is it so hard to find solutions in mathstackexchange

I was advised that this site has people who can answer and are interested in research. But I asked questions, no one bothers to look. So I edit thinking I might be the problem. I realise there maybe ...
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Are there any symbol to make a "half-space" in MathJax? half the size of $\text{\,}$ approx $\text{\kern 0.08333em}$?

Are there any symbol to make a half-space in MathJax? half the size of $\text{\,}$ approx $\text{\kern 0.08333em}$ ? If I write jointly the letter $\rho$ with the "letter C with undertext letter ...
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I haven't been around for a while; what are the new policies I need to know in order to use the site?

I haven't used this site for a while (years); just busy with other things. A screenshot of my rating chart I've constantly been on Stack Exchange, but seldom on Math.SE (and virtually never on Math....
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My badges showing great fluctuations

Just now I saw the number of the badges go down from 13 to 5 then back to 13 and for now it shows 6. Why is this happening? Also, along with that, the number of people reached and votes cast is also ...
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"Report Abuse" or "Report Bullying" Button

I came here to report about someone who bullied me a few days ago but to my surprise, their account is already temporarily suspended, most likely, within a couple of days from now. But most likely the ...
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Excavator badge not being awarded

I edited an answer that was inactive for more than 6 months, but wasn't awarded the Excavator badge. Why? Although it is not specified in the badge criteria, but does the post being negatively scored ...
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How do I start a bounty?

I would like to start a bounty for the question: How to calculate the integral of a product of a spherical Hankel function with associated Legendre polynomials Below the questions and existing ...
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Why wasn't this question removed automatically from the HNQ list?

From previous discussions, I've come to understand that questions with MathJax in the title cannot become hot network questions, and that editing a title to include MathJax should boot the question ...
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A Beginner and the Problem with the 50 Reputations Requirement

I have just started studying calculus and sometimes have questions which are super easy for the most members of the site. I had a question and did not want to ask it because a similar one was already ...
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A question has been closed as not being about mathematics

I used to post here at least one question a week. Within the last few years, it has felt like the community has changed and the moderating has changed. I stopped being as active and watched ...
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Close as duplicate when the "duplicate" appeared several years later [duplicate]

It does not make sense to me that you get your question closed when the duplicate causing it to be closed has appeared many years later. And the question being closed already has a satisfactory and ...
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How to rotate text by 180° and or mirror it in Math.SE?

I'd like to rotate and mirror text left-right in Math.SE, as plain text or inside formulae. What I tried is from a TeX post or this one like: ...
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Why can't I edit the tags of my post? Why do people not seem to be interested in it?

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Trying to prove a proposition about the nth order derivative of a polynomial by induction - is this correct? I tried to add the proof-...
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Would this question be more suitable for Math Overflow?

I asked the following question, but I didn't get any answer, even after adding a bounty: Finite-sample confidence interval for the sample mean of N iid Beta-Binomial random variables Do you think I ...
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Number of bounties offered by an user

Is it possible to see how many bounties offered a specific user and how many of these bounties were awarded?
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typing star between brackets in text

Suppose I write a post that contains equations that I like to refer back to later, like this: $$3^2 + 4^2 = 5^2 \qquad (*)$$ $$3^3 + 4^3 + 5^3 = 6^3 \qquad (**)$$ $$3^4 + 4^4 + 5^4 + 6^4 = 7^4 \qquad ...
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Asking questions from a long proof

There is a proof from a book I have a doubt on, but the proof itself is quite long. Should I copy paste the whole text or can I just take screen shot from the pages in the book and put?
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Not sure if my use of mathematical notation is even correct

I just asked a question on this site. One thing I've noticed looking at other questions is that most seem to have pretty good formal questions and good use of accurate mathematical notation. Creating ...
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Reputation change bug

I recently answered this question (Simple quadratic function, but can't understand the question).I got 24 upvotes as well as my answer(edited by @Dan) was accepted; but my reputation change due ...
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Why is MSE still down (read-only)?

When accessing the main site, I see a banner with the text "This site is currently in read-only mode. We’ll return with full functionality soon. Follow @StackStatus, visit our status blog or ...
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Find comment or answer about notation

If I remember correctly I asked a question during spring 2020 about group theory or algebra and somebody wrote that they had an informal symbol for a generalized operation (I think it looked similar ...
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Mathjax not working on Chrome 99.0.4844.51 (64 bit) Windows 7

This problem has started ever since I joined MSE (it never loaded on my computer!) Only recently I tried to troubleshoot the problem as I started using MSE more. I have tried everything mentioned in ...
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What is the significance of the yellow highlighting on some items in the list of MSE questions?

About 2–3% of the questions in the (recency-ranked) main list of MSE questions are set in a block of pale-yellow highlight. The selection appears to be random and doesn't seem correlated with my ...
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Why sometimes when I post a problem I need to wait for 40 minutes?

I recently was trying to post a maths problem but when I click on submit it tells me that you can post once in every 40minutes as such I didn't post anything at all before this in few months so why ...
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How do I write a better title and improve my post?

I am unable to write a proper title for my question. It is too long and I'm unable to define “non-piecewise” in my title: Is there a non-piecewise average extending the average from Hausdorff Measure/...
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Comments no longer shown in All Actions

Up to quite recently (today perhaps!), when I clicked on my profile and then on "All actions" and "Comments", I used to see both the title of the question and the contents of the ...
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What fraction of users gained the established user privilege over the years?

I want to know, out of all the users who joined MSE in a year, what amount of users gained the privilege of becoming an established user from one year of that account plotted as a function of time (...
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How to have multi-line pasted text show as multiple lines of text in mathjax.

The only way I know how to have multiline text "show" as multiline text is to add 4-5 leading spaces to each line of pasted text. line 1 line 2 This is ...
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Statistics of fraction of questions closed per month (posted that month itself)

Is there any way I can access the data of what fraction of questions are being closed as dupes per month. So, for example, I want to compare how many Qs posted in January this year was closed that ...
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How to write # in mathjax? [duplicate]

I am basically trying to write the above formula in mathjax but the # is causing errors in the code. How could I incoporate # as a symbol without errors?
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Searching and text delimiters

On math.meta, when I do a search for cstheory I get several results, none of which is this one: (The question is here.) For it to find this question as well I have ...
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How to write an encircled bullet?

How can I write in MathJax a circle with a bullet inside it? I know \odot, but this is a circle with a dot inside it; I want most of the circle be filled by the dark circle inside and only a thin ...
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How to left align a series of equations in MSE [duplicate]

When I use Latex, I use the command "flalign" to left align a long series of equations extending over multiple lines. However, this doesn't work when I write something in MSE. How can I left ...
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Why was my 2012 question closed as a duplicate of a 2019 question? [duplicate]

Here's my 2012 question. It also has 45 upvotes and 33 bookmarks: Are there other kinds of bump functions than $e^\frac1{x^2-1}$? Here's someone else's 2019 question that mine was closed as a ...
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Can I make a collapse/expandable area?

Is it possible to make a collapse/expandable section in a question ?
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Questions with watched tags no longer highlighted?

Why are questions with my watched tags no longer highlighted when viewing the lists of questions (e.g. math stackexchange and mathoverflow)? I just noticed this today and also noticed the question ...
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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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