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Questions tagged [support]

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

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Users with only 1 reputation but many posts. How can it happen?

Why can the reputation of a user still be 1 in spite of their many posts with high scores? Their reputation even did not changed after I voting up for their answer.
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What to do if half the answer given to question is wrong?

A really high reputation user wrote an answer to one of my questions. I had spent a lot of time thinking on his answer and I arrived to the conclusion that it's wrong unless the theorem is false. ...
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Can we have review queues seperated by topic so that reviewers can choose their focus according to their own interests and specialization?

As the title says, I am proposing this idea motivated by a negative experience that just happened to me (unhappy reviewers who don't care/don't understand my question). I believe reviewers should be ...
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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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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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No Review Queues available. Why?

I checked the review queues tab but it keeps on showing me "There are no review queues available to you". However it is not so on this Meta site. Why is that? When would they be available?
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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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Firefox plugin to show edit and preview panels side by side

I have installed a Firefox plugin many years ago that used Greasemonkey to allow to show editor and previewer panels side by side on MathExchange (maybe other Exchanges as well). After I reset ...
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My delete votes aren't registering nor does the delete vote option appear without a prior vote.

My delete votes aren't registering nor does the delete vote option appear without a prior vote. The problem is on both the mobile and the desktop sites. I can see deleted questions & answers, ...
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Finding the identity of a deleted user

My reputation has been increased several times when a (down-voting) user was suspended or deleted from a StackExchange site. How can I find the (former) identity of the suspended user? This will ...
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Can I know where I lost my reputation?

Yesterday I had a $-10$ reputation due to User Was Removed. Can I know which user was removed and in which answer I lost my reputation? Thanks for any reputation.
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Why I had lost my reputation while I do nothing and no one was removed?

My reputation now is $1.083$ but i remember that in a several day ago my reputation is about $1.1\text{k}$ I didn't downvote any answers and i didn't receive any notification about someone downvote ...
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How does one typeset accent marks outside of math mode?

My apologies for this very basic question. How does one typeset accent marks outside of LaTeX math mode? For example, on this question both Derek Jennings and I cite papers from Paul Erdos. ...
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User with a pattern of completely incoherent answers

What to do about a user with a pattern of completely incoherent answers (as if produced by a random sentence generator): this, or this, for example? I flagged three of more egregious examples: ...
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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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Why was my question made Community Wiki?

A question of mine was made Community Wiki without my permission and without so much as informing me. As I understand it, how Community Wiki posts work is that any reputation from them does not go to ...
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How to undo my own wrong down vote [duplicate]

I saw an answer to a question and thought there was an error in it. I wrote a comment and downvoted it. Then the original poster responded to my comment and it turns out I was mistaken and the answer ...
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Why I can't make question on stack exchange app? [duplicate]

Whenever I try to upload a question. It is showing that your limit is exhausted. Try after 7 days. Can anyone suggest me how to come up with this problem? And ask my doubts frequently.
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How to write a line through text? [duplicate]

How to write a line through text or words ? Like the \underline{} in latex but in the middle the line, to indicate something is wrong.
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Will a LQ post review end if a person retracts his flag?

When I came across Why is this low quality review ended?, I immediately came up with a simple explanation: The person who initially flagged the post retracted it! However, this is neither listed here ...
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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 there a limit to the number of low-quality posts that I can flag?

I've recently got the privilege of recommending deletion and recommending closing low-quality posts and I've been quite active trying to do my bit giving feedback but the dialog box that shows up on ...
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Do I lose reputation if I answer a downvoted question?

Do I lose reputation if I am answering a downvoted question?
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Does math.stackexchange provide any tool for users to download questions in bulk.

Few years ago, when I did not have an account on this website, I used to note question id in my notebook for future reference to the question( I did not have a personal computer so there was no option ...
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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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How to make bold greek letters in Mathjax on Stackexchange?

I already know how to make $\mathbf {bold}$ letters, and I know how to make various greek letters such as $\gamma$ and $\Psi$. But how to make any bold greek characters?
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Is it possible to set a bounty for an old question somehow?

I want to try my luck and see if someone can answer this question I made about a month ago: Simplifying the summation $ (3^i\sqrt{n/3^i})/\log_2(n/3^i)$ from $i=0 \text{ to }k-1$ I thought maybe a ...
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What happens if you flag a question with bounty?

Suppose someone post a problem statement question so no attempts on the problem and it also happens that no one flag the question neither so it won't be on hold nor closed and somebody else (could be ...
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How can we resize a graph?

Is it possible to resize a graph in a post? For example, I wanted to resize this one, because the original size looks much better.
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What is the proper procedure to handle a minor question edit mistake?

I recently saw where another person mistakenly edited a question so that instead of asking about modulo values of $-1$, it was now for $1$. This mismatched the title & the rest of the text, so it ...
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Change in math site display on Mobile

For a week or so, the display of the math site has changed on my mobile. Much less userfriendly. This is not the case for other sites, such as this meta. Do we know why? Could it be reverseo on a ...
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How (if at all) can I vote to undelete a question (and its answers) without also voting to reopen it?

A question with several answers, including one by me, was closed, and shortly afterwards it was deleted. I can see what appears to be an active "reopen" button on the question itself. There is an ...
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Finding who has linked to an answer of mine

I just received three upvotes for a seven-year-old answer. Obviously somebody has recently linked to it in a question or answer. Is there any way for me to find this link? I'm curious!
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Master thesis: asking people to check the math

My academic advisor quit and the project is now discontinued. Yet, I'm still registered and I intend to hand in the thesis soon. The last time my advisor checked my work was a while ago since then I ...
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What has happended to MathJax?

I recently noticed that the quality of equations rendered in MathJax has deteriorated quite a bit. In particular, I would point the square root and integral operations. Am I missing something here? Am ...
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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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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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What to do about comments with broken MathJax?

Sometimes one comes across content that has MathJax that does not render correctly. When it is a post one can edit it. But what to do about comments that have MathJax that does not render correctly ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...