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Questions tagged [support]

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

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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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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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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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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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Typing absolute values [closed]

When I type this I get this How can I get the fraction properly centred? Edit: testing another version here (typed, not pasted) $$\left|\frac xy\right|$$ displays correctly in Chrome and in the ...
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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 ...
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email notifications of activity on questions I am interested in

I cannot tell if there is a way to get email alerts when there is activity on questions I want to monitor. Is this possible, and if so how? Thanks, Nick
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MathJax rendering in preview but not in actual post?

So I just passed the 2,000 rep threshold this morning and, eager to try out my newfound powers of automatic editing, I went ahead and looked for the first post I could find that could use some ...
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How can I search questions asked a specific period of time?

As stated in the title, I do not know how to do that... I see only things arrange questions like "newest, votes, active"...Thanks in advance.
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How can I draw a tree like this?

I want to draw the following tree in a question. But, I don't want to upload a picture. Can anyone tell me how to do it using MathJax?
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Slow scrolling because of MathJax

I was scrolling through the answers of this question of mine and the cursor hanged frequently. It even took time to load the content. Even while typing comments, my laptop hanged and the speed was ...
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Grayed-out answers.

Could someone please explain why this answer on the main site appears grayed-out, but when I put my mouse over it, it springs into life like a regular answer. There are two other answers to that ...
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Answer Listing by Most Upvotes

IIRC, in the past, every page would sort solutions based on acceptance and then based on the number of upvotes. Has that changed in the new schema? Items seemed to be ranked using some unknown ...
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Can't login with google on ios app

I've been using the IOS StackExchange app for a couple of years now, without a problem. Today I got a new iPhone Xs, downloaded the app, and tried to log in using Google, the way I always do. Each ...
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I have been banned from asking question from mathematics stack exchange from two month what should I do now?

When I was banned, my reputation was less than 50, and now it is greater than 100. It means I have improved. Also I am a beginner in abstract mathematics, so I should be given at least one more ...
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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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Please help me find a home for this question about GAP.

I'm looking to install GAP on my Android phone. I thought MSE would be a good place to ask for help with this since I suspect that others there would want to install it too. Here is my question on ...
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Can I put formula numbers in a question or an answer?

Suppose I'm writing a question like blah blah blah $$a=0$$ blah blah blah I want to put (1) at the very right of the line that has $a=0$. Can I do that?
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Deleted *answers* which are improved

If a question is low quality then high rep. users have the option to close it, and then later the option to delete it. This has a built-in safeguard, in the sense that if the question is closed but ...
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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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How does MSE do live previews of MathJax?

How does MSE do live previews of MathJax? I need this 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 ...
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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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Awarding a bounty after expiration.

I recently had a bounty on a question which received a satisfactory answer worthy of the full bounty, but I was unable to grant the bounty due to a lack of internet service for an extended period of ...
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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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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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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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Reviewing Suggested Edits

As part of the mod tools, there is a tool to review and approve suggested edits. The "review suggested edits" shows something like below which is not of much help to review and approve the edit. It ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...