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Questions tagged [support]

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

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User deletion causes 13,000 point reputation loss?

On March 29th and 30th of this year, a couple of users were deleted. I noticed that at least one very high-reputation user lost about 13K in reputation from these deletions (which amounts to about 3% ...
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Is it ok to ask if a demonstration is correct? [duplicate]

I just posted a question, and explain the motivations (to get some advances on an open problem, but I don't even hope to solve it) I didn't answer totally to my question, but some further statements ...
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How do I link to a question in another question or in comments section?

I have read this question How do I reference another question and is it OK to post a question as a comment/answer on another question that relates to that question. but I do not think it addresses my ...
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What happens if the answer which had appeared after starting a bounty is not worthy of that bounty?

This happened to me once. I had a question and started a bounty over its topic but the "new" answer which came for the bounty was "to my standards" not worthy of that particular bounty. Stackexchange ...
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Ordering the questions of a day

When we order the questions by votes, we see questions from all past years and days. There are a way to see the questions of today ( or of a given day or period?) ordered by votes?
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How to label equations on the left with mathjax?

In a proper TeX environment, one can use preamble to set the equation labels (tags) on the left for the entire document. There are also tricks to do this locally. On the webpage here, sometimes a ...
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How to disable the helping duck from popping up?

This is a minor thing, but this duck popping up in the bottom-right corner whenever you do anything catches your attention, for nothing, this can get really annoying. Is there any way to disable it? ...
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How can I help a feature request to get noticed/implemented?

If you look around Mathematics Meta, there are many feature-requests which are marked neither status-completed nor status-declined. In many cases they are probably waiting for further input - for ...
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User removed or users removed?

I noticed that my reputation dropped, and I went to check the topbar. Indeed, there were two user removed notices. However, when I went to the reputation page on my profile, lo and behold, only one "...
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Time needed to get your flag approved

What is the longest (or shortest time) you have to wait before getting your flag approved or rejected? I have raised the flag on this question as "unclear what you are asking" and have waited for ...
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Approving a reject

Using the word "approve" in the review section is rather ambiguous. Person A edited my post. Then, person B rejected the edit. Now is my turn to accept or reject. I have only one choice of clicking ...
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How was this question deleted?

I'm aware that sometimes a user will delete their question as soon as they get a useful answer, to hide their tracks. Sometimes I spend time contributing an answer, and it bothers me when my work is ...
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Please have a look to this [problem][1]. I have found the same problem at Milne's Elliptic curve book at I think there is a typo [closed]

I am asking this question at mathematics meta as I am not able to flag this question from math stack as some of my previous flags were declined and instead of posting an issue in beta, I don't know ...
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want other person to receive credit for their answer

Someone answered my math question, re zero area of a graph. I think their answer is brilliant and should be given points. However, after I "accepted" the answer, I found that my reputation was ...
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How to fix the protruding lines in a MathJax table?

$$ \begin{array}{|c|c|c|} \hline &A&B\\ \hline X&1&2\\ \hline Y&3&4\\ \hline \end{array} $$ Code: ...
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Mathjax: \pmod {a\over b} renders differently from \pmod {{a\over b}}

I'm surprised that $\pmod {a\over b}$ renders differently from $\pmod {{a\over b}}$ $\pmod {a\over b}$ vs $\pmod {{a\over b}}$ ...
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How to change user name? [duplicate]

Is there anyone who can help me on how to change my user name? Was looking for it already but couldn't find it. Cheers!
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How to find out a tag which I created? [duplicate]

Once I have created a tag, but I have forgotten which tag it was. How do I find out which one it is? So that at least I can use that tag in my question.
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When to raise flag above 5k reputation?

I have a 5k reputation and so what are the cases where I should use flag because I have some of my flags declined. Secondly, there are some answers where the questioner didn't accept my answer in ...
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How to leave lines in between `>!`?

I'll get directly into the question. When I do something like: >! (Some text) >! >! (Some other text) It appears as: How would I get these to ...
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What happened to the [support] tag on meta?

The support used to be given in boldface, indicating that it was one of the primary tags. But now it is not boldface anymore, meaning that there was some change in the functionality of meta-sites. ...
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How to explain this string of downvotes?

This is the first time I met such phenomenon. At the same time two old questions Is there a $2 \times 2$ real matrix $A$ such that $A^2=-4I$? https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2429346/...
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Is how to draw a math-related picture on topic?

Is a question on how to draw a math-related picture (to be better understood) and what are generally accepted meanings of certain math pictures on topic?
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How do I find the most appropriate tags for my question?

I feel like I'm usually not finding the right tag to describe what I'm asking. Is there a list of tags for MSE or something to help me?
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Cannot find how to write infinity [duplicate]

I am new here. How do I write an infinity symbol above summation symbol. I do not know how to write formula on this site. How do I write series formula? I could figure out how to write summation, but ...
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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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Cancelling an Upvote (Downvote)

I just voted mistakenly up-voted an answer, then tried to cancel it by clicking on the down arrow. Of course, that changed my a down vote, which wasn't I wanted even less. So I changed it back to an ...
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Is it okay to “edit” questions just to look at the MathJax?

I'm pretty new to MathJax, and one way I've been trying to learn is to click on "edit" for posts that use features I would like to learn. Then I just click "cancel." The last time I did this, I got ...
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When did the background turn into graph lines?

Sorry if it's always been this way - when did the background of the site turn to graph lines? Was it always like this and I didn't notice? Or did it change recently? It looks different but I feel like ...
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Request for explanation of rep change due to recent answer of mine

Today I see a $-15 $ change in my Reputation due to my recent answer but it does not say "User was removed" and my A has no votes and no comments. So I am wondering what happened.
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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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How to change horizontal spacing in arrays?

$$ \begin{array}{lcr} & \text{A} & \\[-0.1cm] & | & \\[-0.1cm] \text{C} & \text{B} & \text{D} \\[-0.1cm] & | & \\[-0.1cm] & \text{E} & \\ \end{array} $$ How do ...
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Negative points [closed]

This piss me off! I answer a question and I got 2 up votes. First I got 4 points for 1st up vote and then I g0t even -2 points for second up vote. And moderator is ignoring me. I flag the answer ...
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Post pictures using mobile

How to post pictures on mobile? I wanted to answer a question with a diagram on my mobile. How should I do that? I am currently on iPhone, using the stack exchange application.
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Types where Comments are allowed (or not) in Review Audits

My recently failed review audit got me to wondering which review audit types allow commenting and which don't allow them but advise you of this. If you do a volume of reviews, you've probably seen ...
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User with less reputation than expected.

According to https://math.stackexchange.com/users/54911/twiceler?tab=profile, this guy has 6863 reputation, but he answered a question with 756 upvotes with a +400 bounty. That should warrant him at ...
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How do you tag without brackets? In particular, how do you tag boxes?

How would you tag boxes without brackets after completing a proof? For example, I needed to prove that $$\forall m, n \in \mathbb{N}\cup \{0\}, \ n^{2m + 1} \equiv -1 \pmod {n + 1}$$ I proved this by ...
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What exactly are the moderator privileges? Can they edit comments after 5 mins?

I recently passed the 10k reputation milestone to be granted moderator privileges. I'm enjoying reading deleted questions. But I'm curious what exactly else are my new moderator privileges? I saw the ...
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“Community” added swear word to answer 4 years after the answer was typed

In Brian M. Scott's answer to this question: Determine whether the relation $\ge$ is reflexive, symmetric, antisymmetric, transitive, and/or a partial order. it seems as if the user "Community" edited ...
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Help using chat room

May I join an already existing chat room (e.g. the Logic one) and invite another user to talk ? If so, how ? Thanks :-)
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question about DE of all circles in the plane. [closed]

There was a review question about DE of all circles in the plane. I wish to re-visit and moderate my own remarks somewhat to serve politeness made after Phanindra's comment (that I hold correct) and ...
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Sharing a non open access paper

I'm reading a paper, which is not open access, and I had troubles in some passages there, I would like to ask for help in https://math.stackexchange.com/, for that aim I have to share the paper and ...
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Is there some bonus for New Year answers?!?

I've just posted an answer to a question. To be precise, the timestamp reads 2018-01-01 15:09:53Z. Almost at the same time, I was happy to notice I had an upvote in ...
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Would it be possible to merge my two accounts? [duplicate]

For some reason, I have two accounts on Math Stackexchange. This is the old one and this is the one I'm currently using. On the old one I have a fair amount of reputation points. I'd like to be able ...
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Questions about 2018 community ads

Is there a specific date for starting the community ads post for next year? I and my friend created a free LaTeX tool and were wondering if it is possible to post it there ?
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My account is banned from asking questions

I don't understand why I take this message "Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. Although, I asked my last question at 22 August and I have contributed positively to the site....
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Challenge: can you draw the following triangular diagram?

I've been struggling to draw the following triangular diagram: Can I do it in SE or should I forget about it? Ideally the line for $f'$ should be dashed.
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Is it possible to temporarily disable my account on MSE?

I have been obsessively checking MSE in the past month. In fact, I have learned a lot from this community just in the last weeks that I have been active here (I registered in April, but I never really ...
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Should I flag an answer if the answerer deletes comments asking for clarification?

In an (old) question, I downvoted the accepted answer and gave my reason in a comment. As a consequence, a small dispute started which resulted in a bickering. The author of the accepted answer, ...
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What clears a Low Quality flag, and what removes a review from the LQ queue?

On several occasions, I have noticed that when I raise Low Quality or Not an Answer flag, the flags get cleared up without the post deleted, or without the review going through the general process of ...