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Marking Cross-Posted Questions

I have come across several questions which have been cross-posted to MO with no clear indication, such as this question cross-posted here, or this question cross-posted here (note the second example ...
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Sandbox for drafts of long, complex posts

This sandbox is intended for saving drafts of long, complex posts, especially posts whose composition takes a long time. It serves to localize to one thread the front-page "bumps" caused by edits to ...
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How can I delete some of my old questions?

I want to delete some of my old questions that are off-topic and received downvotes. Frankly, they were bad questions because I was not so mature 3 years ago. Can someone please tell me what I should ...
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Is there a functioning tracker for the number of questions that need review in the close queue?

Recently, the number of items that need review in the close queue stood at $10$, nearly into the single digits. Here is a screenshot: I was curious and searched for a way to track the number of ...
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How do I follow tags?

How do I follow particular tags for new questions asked with this tag?
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How to make and paste an image of a graph in graph theory questions?

I saw references in meta to an app known as TikZ but I also found the statement that TiKz does not work yet. So I am left wondering how to generate images of graphs that I can paste into my questions.
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Why are some New Contributors placed into the Low Quality Posts queue, instead of the First Posts queue?

With some frequency, I see posts that I would say could have been in either queue. Is it decided somewhat randomly? with one of the queues in priority? by some maybe indirect trigger? in a ...
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Why have I been blocked from posting questions?

I was about to post another question, but for some reason, I am not allowed to. I haven't received any down votes in the last few months, my last post hasn't had negative feedback, why am I not ...
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Formatting Sandbox

Basically the same as Formatting Sandbox in Meta Stack Exchange, but since this and Statistical Analysis are the only two sites (I know) supporting $\TeX$ formatting, I believe we also need one here ...
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Find posts that were in a specific review queue

In another Meta question, the OP wrote that posts in the Late Answers queue are "fun to read". Personally, I have never reviewed a post in this queue, partly because they get reviewed before ...
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Deleting a community wiki answer to repost it as a normal post?

I have accidentally tapped on the community wiki button in one of my answers. I want it to be deleted and I will repost the answer. The link to that answer is this
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How to ask a good question.

How to ask a good question. This thread has advice on the following aspects of writing a good question on this site. Each item in this list links to an answer below about that specific aspect of ...
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What should I do to chat successfully?

Due to firewalls I have to use VPN to visit all of the stackexchange network. Today I'd like to chat with another user on a specific math problem. However, I cannot access to the chatroom since it's ...
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How does the voting in the election work?

How does the voting in the elections work? I know that we elect one moderator and I have heard there are three votes to be cast. How does this work exactly? What are the implications of casting more ...
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Doubt regarding what kind of questions I can ask on meta

Suppose in the actual math stackexchange site, I got my answer down voted. I actually was pretty satisfied with my answer and was pretty down on not getting any upvotes, and then I got a downvote. Is ...
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How to remove the pink edit box?

When editing answers and questions on Math Stack Exchange, I always see a pink box in which it is written 'How to Edit'. Now the problem with this box is that it hides the "Save edits" ...
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Bug in mobile version of the site.

Today, when I was going through the feeds, there was no option to go to the next page like it usually has. However, earlier I was suggested to use full site version instead, where all features work ...
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Why is there no edit option below the question?

This is not the first time but many times I've encountered this problem. There is no 'edit' option below the question as it usually is. Here's the screenshot: What might be the reason for this?
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Can we know who voted on our answer?

Just curious: can we know who voted on our answer in Mathematics Stack Exchange?
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What are the Moderation/Editing/Participation badges?

For each candidate for the election, the number of badges Moderation/Editing/Participation are listed. Going the badges section of the help center did not help in figuring out exactly which badges ...
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Is it possible for me to rotate symbols and operations?

I wanted to rotate $\Box$ $45^\circ$ clockwise to make a diamond. At the time, I did not know there was a diamond command $\diamond$ and $\Diamond$ and $\diamondsuit$ and even things like $\not\...
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MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference

(Deutsch: MathJax: LaTeX Basic Tutorial und Referenz) To see how any formula was written in any question or answer, including this one, right-click on the expression it and choose "Show Math As > TeX ...
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Is it possible to search past answers of a deleted account?

I've recently come across a couple of answers that I've found really useful. Usually I'd like to view other answers by the same user. However this account has been deleted, which makes it difficult. ...
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Apology about my (unawarely) wrong doings on one of my question: [closed]

I have a following well received question on MathStack: Towards a new proof of infinitude of primes ( with possible unified application to other primes of special forms whose Infinitude is unknown): I ...
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Private information known to moderators

With the up-coming moderator election, I was wondering what sort of knowledge a moderator can obtain. Obviously we should aim to vote in a respectable and honest person, but in the event that we get a ...
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What is the difference between following a post and bookmarking a question?

I'm a bit confused about the difference of following a post or bookmarking a question: Isn't they are of similar use? I've only used the bookmarking part before, it seems enough for me since I can ...
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How can the question ban be removed: [closed]

The question is deleted and then I'm banned on MO after I asked the following question: https://math.stackexchange.com/q/3570663/702232 The question received severe criticism and got deleted on MO but ...
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How do you typeset Dynkin-like diagrams with MathJax?

I just posted a question where I typeset the $E_6$, $E_7$, and $E_8$ Dynkin diagrams using MathJax. It looks alright to me, by I'm worried the alignment will look off to users viewing the post with a ...
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Writing Math equations in MSE. [duplicate]

How do I write the mathematical equations in a question, here on stack exchange? When I try to write a question which involves equations, I get stuck as I don't know how to input those equations... ...
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How to ensure that an active contest question is locked until the contest expires

I answered the following question: 4th Point Of A Rectangle - Co-Ordinate Geometry I then learned it was part of an active contest: https://www.codechef.com/JULY20B/problems/PTMSSNG I voted to close ...
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How could this question be deleted? [duplicate]

This question was recently deleted (with 3 users voting to delete). The help topic "why and how are some questions deleted" says questions are deleted if they are "extremely off topic&...
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Mathjax fonts ttf file download link needed [closed]

Long time ago, I was a regular attendee of math.stackexchange and then probably from the meta site, I found a web link (probably github link) to lots of mathjax fonts '.ttf' files for my pc. Those ...
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Average reputation on the site

I've been for a while in the Mathematics site, and I'm curious about the high reputation some people have. I like the feeling of being proud about a number representing how much you've contributed to ...
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Gray or yellow background for questions and answers using > and >!

Many times I have asked myself why there is no longer a grey or other colour background as there was a few months ago using the > command. Using a smartphone you ...
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Shadow or background question

Why I see sometimes some questions with shadows or in background like the picture in attachment? My question, following my comment, refers to the fact that I do not have any Ignored tags and, for ...
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Mistake done by MSE in calculating score.

In my profile of Mathematics SE, it shows that I've score of $7$ in algebra-precalculus tag. However, if you manually count the scores of all the questions ...
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Can we manually adjust image width in a post?

When one attaches an image to the body of a post, like so— —it automatically takes up the entire width of the body of the text. Is there any way that this can be manually altered? For example, ...
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Which Stack Exchange accepts computer related questions about Debian? [closed]

Does Stack Exchange have a site for computer related questions similar to Math Stack Exchange? I mean one which accepts beginner questions as well, specifically about Debian. If so, what is the URL?
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If I have a question that has already been answered, but I don't understand the answer and the thread seems to be dead, how do I ask?

My post here was closed. I have the same question as another user but I do not understand the accepted answer. To me, it appears incomplete. It is missing details which I do not know how to fill in. ...
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A sudden avalanche of upvotes [duplicate]

I just received an avalanche of upvotes (12 upvotes to old answers within 1 or 2 minutes) See screenshot: I'm not complaining, but it's a little surprising. Users with more privileges than me, do you ...
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Is it possible to flag users who use photos of very young children, or is there an age limit for Math.SE?

In Stack Exchange communities, like Math.SE, are users allowed to have profile photos of children? I would like to know whether or not it is correct to flag those profiles where there are pictures of ...
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How can I typeset blackboard bold numbers?

How can I typeset blackboard bold numbers? What I need is simply something like $\mathbb A$ (\mathbb{A}) but with A replaced ...
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My username is forced to change because it is close to that of a well-known user

I received suddenly an email from the Moderation Team: Hello, We're writing in reference to your Mathematics Stack Exchange account: https://math.stackexchange.com/users/798202/user798202 We reset ...
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What to do with duplicates of deleted questions?

There are 109 questions that are closed as duplicates of deleted posts. This SEDE query lists all such posts. Can we do something about these posts? One question is on its way to be Roomba'd and some ...
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Can we move an unanswered question to MathOverflow?

Two months ago, I asked this question, which no one answered. Therefore, later I offered a +50 bounty for it. Sadly, again no answers. Now I think that the question might be more suitable for ...
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My question got closed though it was not completely identical. [closed]

I recently asked this question: "Find the number of ordered pairs of integers $(x,y)$ such that $x^2+y^2-xy=37$" on the Math SE. My question got closed as a duplicate of this question: "...
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Was my username vulgar?

My username has been changed to default without any notice. The original username was "AshWhole" Yes, it is similar to an inappropriate word, but does not the exact spelling, nor the ...
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How to type =|| = in MathJax?

I want to type the following symbol (for logical equivalence): Some editors have the command \DashvDash available, but SE's MathJax doesn't. Alternatively, the ...
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How to export my favorite questions on stack-exchange as pdf? [duplicate]

Is there a way to export my favorite questions merged as pdf? If there is no such thing why don't you think about it?
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What happens to questions with bounty when OP was suspended for more than 8 days?

What happens to questions with bounty when OP was suspended for more than 8 days? Will the bounty be lost? or will be refunded? or in case someone answers will be awarded somehow? Thank you

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