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Questions tagged [support]

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

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Notification preference

How does one change one's notification preference? I was asked after I posted my first question, but I can't find anything in my profile about my choice.
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Notification about comments

Is there a way to receive notification of comments on the main questions page? (i) I do not want e-mail notification, my inbox is busy enough! (ii) I would prefer not to have to keep clicking on ...
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Can somebody create T-Student distribution tag?

Today, I have written a question linked to T-Student distribution. When I come to fill TAGS field, I'm surprise to not find ...
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I always get capital letters when writing- how can I turn it off $\delta$ becomes $\Delta$ for ex.? [closed]

I have a german Keyboard but as you already can see from the word Keyboard the k gets automatically autocorrected to K. Thats because in german the nouns are always wirtten with a capital letter in ...
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Will I get my reputation back if I cancel my down vote?

Will I get my reputation back if I cancel a down vote? Same for the person I vote down.
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MathJax for integer summation proof

I have this \begin{array}{r} sum &= 1 + 2 + \ldots + (n - 1) + n \\[1ex] + \; sum &= n + (n-1) + \ldots + 2 + 1 \\ \hline 2\,sum &= (n +1) + (n+1) + \ldots + (n+1) + (n+1) \end{...
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What are the guidelines for reviewing?

What are the guidelines for reviewing? What should one avoid doing when reviewing? How can it happen to be banned and what are the implications of this?
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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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Is Mathjax accessible for people using screen readers?

I tried writing a formula on Why are some equations and formulas written in a way that suggests the smaller number divides the bigger number, instead of the other way around?, but I cannot find the ...
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How do you search for specific questions?

I have noticed that a lot of times people ask a question and a duplicate is instantly found. It's not necessarily true that the person hasn't tried to look up the question, but it is just hard to ...
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Problems with Latex rendering

The Latex-text will not be represented as formulas. The Latex-text will not be rendered. Why? My text begins with 2 Dollar signs and ends with 2 Dollarsigns.
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How can I print out an answer?

Is it possible to print out an answer somehow? What is the best way to do it if I don't have a Latex-Editor. And also assume I would have one, I could always just click at one Formula click on Right ...
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How to search for a formula/expression

Suppose I want to search for instances where an expression similar to $x_n^2-x_{n-1}x_{n+1}$ shows up. How would I do that? I suppose the question goes beyond searching MSE. Are there search engines ...
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Is there a way find edits that you've reviewed?

I've now just reached the point where I'm able to review suggested edits, and have reviewed a handful. I've also just rejected an edit for the first time. (The edit inserted extra information which ...
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Odd inline mode MathJax rendering problem in the MathJax basic tutorial

I'm seeing something odd with the inline MathJax rendering on the MathJax basic tutorial. There are 15 items in a numbered list in the tutorial. For items 1 to 5 (and also the first part of item 6) ...
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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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Is there a limit on number of questions a user can ask in a given time frame?

Is there a limit on number of questions a user can ask in a given time frame? Here is a similar question which was posted 5 years ago? It says the limit is 50 questions per 30 days. Has the limit ...
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“We noted issues with the quality of your reviews. Please be more careful and critical in reviewing”

I got this message today. Who is assessing the quality of my reviews, and how? What am I supposed to be "more careful and critical" about? I haven't failed any audit recently, at least not one ...
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Why I am failing to complete “about me” section?

I am trying to update my profile section to get the 'Autobiographer' badge. I uploaded photo (less than 2 mb) and completed the about me section too. But when I click 'save profile' option, the ...
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How to see the questions posted in a particular month in a particular year in a specific tag

I want to see the questions posted in a particular month in a particular year in a specific tag. For example, I want to see all questions posted in sequences-and-series in September month of 2016. ...
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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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Is there any way to see my deleted questions or answers?

Previously I deleted some of my questions, I wonder if there is a way to see (only) my deleted questions?
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Where can I see my deleted questions [duplicate]

Sometimes I ask Questions which are regarded useless or off-topic and then they got deleted, however I have usually added many Details in the Body of the Question which help me to understand something ...
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Inserting braces in a brace [closed]

I don’t know how can I ensert the right braces using latex... Any help is appreciated...
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Should a new answer bring the problem to the top?

A question I have answered some half an hour ago (Proving that all numbers are rational) stays deep below the fold and doesn't pop up to the top of the question list. Is there any explanation to this? ...
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Is there a way to edit without bumping the question?

I'm a kind of person who like to see no flaw in the answers I posted here (I'm sure many of us mathematicians here share the same value as me to a certain extent). For that reason, I usually double ...
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What can I do to get a quick answer?

Usually if I write a Question it will be answered within one hour or not at all, that' why I want to start a Bounty - it would help me to draw Attention to my Question and would also be an incentive ...
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How can I send a message to all users who have marked a question as their favorite?

How can I send a message to all users who have marked a specific question as their favorite? Apparently they are not automatically informed when finally, after years of waiting, the question has been ...
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How to type Sigma and other symbols in MathJax [duplicate]

Can someone please illustrate how to use the sigma symbol using mathjax and other such symbols please help? By the way the moderators of this site are extremely helpful so thank you.
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How to see my favorited questions in this app

When I want see my “favorite” posts, it seems that I can only do that on the website. How can I see them in this app? Or is that just unavailable? Any help will be sincerely appreciated!
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Can I rewrite somebody's old question?

Before I ask question, I search it in history of the site. But sometimes I found a question which is an unreasonable rewriting of the content of the task, very often without own contribution. Such ...
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Previewing a question before posting [duplicate]

Is there a way to preview the question before posting it, so I can make corrections where needed. It would be useful to check LateX scripts.
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Anyone else having a problem deleting comments?

I am running Safari on a Mac. The last few days I have made some comments on questions or answers which I would normally simply have deleted, because they were dealt with. But every time I now go to ...
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When are serial downvotes classified as anomalous? What to do about a sequence of downvotes?

I recently got downvoted on four posts within a span of three minutes. I have read that such patterns are identified and reversed. Does my case qualify? If the same downvotes were exercised over a ...
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How does one see chatroom comments with a particular tag?

This appears to be a new question. I found out recently that one can use tags in chat. They're given by the code [tag:tag-name]. How does one see chatroom ...
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Solved. Dark theme flair not being updated while the others are.

I noticed that the dark flair theme is the only one that has not been updated, as shown in this picture from my profile: It must be emphasized that this dark theme flair is the one I display on my ...
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The error message “Unable to load popup -please try again” when I start a bounty

Recently, I tried to start a bounty for two of my questions. But the error message "Unable to load popup -please try again" appears every time I start the bounty. I don't know whether it is a error ...
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Can I remove my question from the HNQ list?

My question seems to be on the HNQ. Now I have seen many HNQs and I guess it may be due to the title. However, I do not want it on the HNQ list as it attracts traffic from other sites and they may ...
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What happens if I change my mind on a vote to close/reopen?

In reviewing questions in regard to closure or reopening, I voted to reopen a question (which had been closed for reasons other than duplication), because it seemed a reasonable question. Later, I ...
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Lost points explanation [duplicate]

(It's been suggested that this might be a duplicate of this question. It's not: I didn't want to see the upvote/downvote tally (although this would have resolved my confusion!), I wanted an ...
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How to cancel the mobile view in the mathstack page

I accidentally switch on mobile view on the mathstack page in my laptop (Windows 8)and it is really bad. How can I return back to normal? Thanks in advance.
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Feature request: user script or option to turn off instant MathJax rendering

In view of the nearly unbearable slowdowns I experience while composing answers (both in Safari 5 and Firefox 5 on OS X 10.6.7) since June 21/22 I would most welcome a possibility ...
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Tableau as an answer

I was not sure whether to ask this question here or the main Math SE. Regardless, please do move it as you see fit. I wanted to answer a question; however, I could not because I don't know how to ...
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How do I preview my post before posting?

How do I preview my post before posting? I do not find any preview button.
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Why can't I ping myself in chat?

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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Can closed and on-hold questions still be commented on after being put on hold?

If a question is on hold, can comments (not answers) still be posted? For example to help the questioner know what changes their question needs? I'm a bit hazy about this and it's not answered in the ...
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Does cancelling an account also delete irs posts? [duplicate]

I'm considering leaving the site, having tried it out for a while. But I feel I shouldn't delete my slide rule question as it has proved so popular. Also a couple of my answers seem to have helped ...
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I had a question, but instead of answers I kept getting downvotes without any comments [closed]

so I asked this Question in the main SE: [I would appreciate If someone could translate the following for me. I want to know if it is coherent, thanks in advance. Or, instead of translating you can ...
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\mathit only works with preview mode?

Earlier I added an example to MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference, but it seems that \mathit only works in preview. Is there any suitable alternative? ...
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How to skip directly to page x of n in a long list of search results?

It would be very helpful if one could go directly to a specific page number when the number of pages returned for a search is very large, but I am unable to figure out if it possible and nothing pops ...