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Questions tagged [support]

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

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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 ...
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Questions Copied from Math StackExchange and placed on other Websites [duplicate]

I have posted a question on Math.SE and spent a lot of time improving it as it has been on hold. However an earlier inferior version of my question has appeared on a website called queryxchange.com. ...
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What is the best way to write a long sentence or paragraph using Roman typeface?

First of all I am not very sure if my question belongs to this site. It can get downvoted or asked for deletion. My apologies beforehand if this is the case. I often encountered the necessity to ...
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Left-align denominator in MathJax

I want to be able to create an example of modus ponens using MathJax, in the following form: $$\frac{\begin{array}{l} \text{If it is raining, then the grass is wet} \\ \text{It is raining} \...
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Is it possible to lose the electorate badge?

Electorate: Vote on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions. Is it possible to lose this badge after having earned it? For example, I just earned the badge, and I’ve cast a ...
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How long for a question to come off “hold” after the requested edit has been done?

The original formulation of this question: Is there any known context in which a simple concatenation operator is defined so as to produce "abbc" from (a,b,c), "abbccd" from (a,b,...
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Technicality: Post greyed out?

What does it mean when the text of an answer is greyed out? Look here for example: Guy FSone's answer appears as grey text on a white background; it becomes black text as usual when I hover the mouse ...
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How are **bold** and *italics* presented in comments?

I have tried using $<b>bold</b>$ and $<i>italics</i>$ with and without the dollar signs and neither seems to work in comments. Although that is what I have seen trying to look ...
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How Can I save my answer a draft in MSE?

Sometime it happens that I want to answer a question. But at some point I want to save it for some reason and continue later when I have time or more arguments. I would like to know how I can ...
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Why does Math.SE not show the user's reputation in the homepage?

See this image of TeX Stack Exchange: This shows the user's reputation. But Mathematics Stack Exchange doesn't show it:
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How can I upvote a comment again?

By mistake I double voted a comment in How to evaluate $\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{x^{-\mathfrak{i}a}}{x^2+bx+1} \,\mathrm{d}x$ using complex analysis?, and now I can no longer restore my upvote. Is ...
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How to recover unsaved in-progress text from my answer to deleted question, still visible in my local client?

I was in the midst of a lengthy edit to my answer to a question, when the question was deleted before I had saved the new text. The webpage was dynamically updated in my browser tab with an overlay ...
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Can I see deleted answers to my questions? [duplicate]

I received an answer the other day and, while I didn't finish reading it, it was really helpful insofar as it answered my proof-verification question. I didn't accept the answer, however, and now it's ...
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How should I flag large arguments in comments? When there is a large argument in comments, should you flag each comment or just one?

Sometimes or rather "sometimes" I see heated arguments in comments. I try to flag these. I don't want to overburden the diamond mods if they take a look at flagged comments. Also, some arguments last ...
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I was confused when I asked. Do I ask again or completely revise the question?

When I asked this question, which ended up being quite long, I was confused about a lot of things, and a user gave very helpful comments, but I never understood clearly what it was that I didn't ...
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How to make slash going through two digits?

I want to try make it slash both of 2 digits. For example if I do $$ \not{7}$$ it will slash that 7. What to do for $10$ or bigger numbers? Edit: $\require{cancel} \bcancel{10}$
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Trouble in editing answers and comments. [closed]

For some time now, trouble occurs when editing answers and comments. The automatic spell checking no longer works properly. For example, below is a screen copy of what appears when I am typing. Many ...
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How to draw a commutative diagram on math.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

I want to draw a rectangle commutative diagram, but I do not know how. The MathJax codes I find on the internet do not work here. I tried the following: ...
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What can I do if the problem is deleted when I tried to edit my answer?

Yesterday ($8$ hours ago) there was a problem asking to find the residue of $\exp (\csc(1/z))$ at each of its singularity. I answered that problem and then today morning, I thought to edit my answer ...
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How do I create a link to a MSE post? Please provide detail.

Please explain the following explanation about Links from the MathJax guide (quoted below). It talks about writing links but not about creating them. How does the following change if I want to ...