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Questions tagged [support]

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

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Add new stuff in the question or add a new answer instead

A question of etiquette. I asked a question a while back to which someone offered a very good answer to part of the question. Nothing has happened since. However, recently, I've made some progress on ...
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Newbie with problem in best answer classification

Hey all! I'm a newbie here, just registered yesterday. I asked a question at Math SE and I received 2 good answers, but I can't get them both up neither choose as best one. I think it's unfair to ...
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Numbers after paragraph breaks turn into 1's

Numbers after paragraph breaks all turn to 1. Number 1 in the list. paragraph break 2 in list.. or is it? paragraph break <- I swear I labelled this 3.. paragraph break some characters 4. A ...
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Problems with searches that include user number

As of today, I've been having some weird behavior in searches that include the user number. If I click on a tag in my user page, so that it performs a search for that particular tag and my user ...
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'Newest' sort order for answers is gone?

MO has a 'newest' sort order, dual to 'oldest' and different from 'active'. M.SE used to have it too, I think, but it is now gone? Why?
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Please let me know how could I put my math.se page on my website.

Please let me know how could I put my math.se page on my website.
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Reputation point calculation

Hello everyone. I recently asked a question here and earned 7 upvotes but my rep point is 36. I can't figure out how it was calculated. It is not for rep points that I come to this site ; however, I ...
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Reputation went down

My reputation went down by 15 points. Is it because someone deleted one of their questions?
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Why my questions were turned into community wiki

My two questions were turned into CW: Question 1 and Question 2 I looked through a previous related question here, and guessed it might be because I edited my posts too many times (>10)? Because I ...
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Is there a way to disable the new tag popups that show up if we hover over a tag?

Is there a way to disable the new tag popups that show up if we hover over a tag? I have absolutely no use for them, and they are very distracting. PS: I'd love to know why I got a captcha when ...
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How long does a deleted answer persist?

Hi, I'm relatively new here and I have two questions, one on a specific situation and another one on etiquette: While I was typing an answer to this question somebody else posted an answer containing ...
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An unfortunate accidental up-vote

I accidently rated this question up, and can't remove it (due to insufficient reputation, I think). Is there anything I can do? I feel very foolish at the moment, to say the least! I also wasn't sure ...
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How can I make a question featured and give motivation?

I have asked a question for which I haven't received a full answer. How can I give motivation for users to provide an answer?
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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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Slow processing, different look to math processing, problem with fonts. Is it me, or is it the site?

My Firefox upgraded this morning to version 3.6.13, and I've noticed a number of striking differences; I'm wondering if it is me, or if the site has somehow also changed coincidentally at the same ...
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Election banner down on main site page

The election banner is not visible on the main math.SE site page (although it is visible on this meta site). For me at least, this has been the case for at least the last 13 hours or so. Is this ...
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What plugin should I use to read math expression

I am a newbies of this site. Please, help me to read the math expressions in "non-plain" text form like this: $$a=\left(\sum_i y_i b^{x_i}\right) / \left(\sum_i b^{2x_i}\right)$$ What addin, ...
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How to get people to notice I added a comment which is a follow-up question

I recently asked a question about the beginning of a proof in a book. Artudo Magidin helped me greatly, but it took me 2 days until I understood the answer and could accept it. Now I have another ...
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Can you copy paste tex code from the question without going the “view source” route?

I have searched for this but did not find anything relevant. I was wondering if I can just copy latex code from the OPs question while typing my answer without looking at the html source code in my ...
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How often is the information updated in the flairs?

Hi. I would like to share a flair in my webpage but I noticed that the reputation they display is not current. (And the default theme displays a different reputation than the others.) I am not sure ...
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Deleting Tags after being created

Is it possible to delete a tag after it has been created. For example when I post a question under the tag, Analytic number theory sometimes, Analytic only appears in the Tag column and the Analytic ...
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Renaming tags to plurals

(Edit by KennyTM: Just a reminder, please avoid retagging for pluralization before there is consensus, thanks.) I propose the following changes in tags: lie-algebra ===> lie-algebras riemann-surface ...
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Rename tag modular-form to modular-forms

I hope everyone agrees that the plural is a better tag.
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Command for strict inclusion does not render [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please enable AMSsymbols extension for MathJax I typed the command \subsetneq in an answer a few moments ago and it didn't render : the output just reproduced the command in ...
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Where is the math markdown/syntax described?

When I begin asking a question, no mention is made of the markdown syntax in use, or where to find its description in the quick reference, or full reference for the Math Stackexchange site in the ...
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Captcha is **VERY ANNOYING**

I'm getting far too many Captchas when I attempt to edit my posts after noticing an error after having just posted them. This highly discourages fixes. Moreover it greatly penalizes those users who ...
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How to cross out in editing?

I see some people put a line through a sentence to cross out a sentence. How to do that?
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Ways which one can improve upon

Hi- Everyone, there has been a lot of discussions about, the activities i am involved with, and there are i guess many users who find these things annoying. I really spend a lot of time here on this ...
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Option of Deleting an Account [duplicate]

There, MATH.SE is progressing nicely, but i think there are certain things which can be adopted. Since many people have strange opinions and are not comfortable with my behavior , i feel like getting ...
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How to read and write mathematics ?

A very basic question: How to type mathematics correctly in this website? I am a new member. Thanks
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How to delete a particular comment?

I posted a comment on the question "best cities for mathematical study" but instead of providing the person who asked the question with an hyperlink that redirects one to a google maps area (in an ...
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Why can't I edit peoples posts?

I used to be able to edit peoples posts. I want to do it again (to change the $\mathcal P$ to $\wp$ in the thread) can someone fix this please?
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Where do I learn the standard syntax used on this site?

There seems to be a standard set of mathematical symbols used on the site. Where is the best resource to learning what each is equal to? I'm thinking sort of like in programming where when I learn a ...
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Community wiki checkbox disappeared?

Has community wiki checkbox disappeared? I cannot find how to make a post a community wiki.
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Math Processing Errors abound. [closed]

So, every single block of math is currently throwing a math processing error at me. Is this a temporary fault with the site, a serious fault with my machine, or just failure in typing math on the ...
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Can an answer be turned into a comment/deleted?

Extension of previous problem, involving $\ell^p$ norm circles The only answer available was a reply to the original question (what can I use to find the area of each). However, now that I've edited ...
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Commenting not working on FireFox

I am not sure what happened (perhaps an upgrade in FireFox) but the commenting system completely stopped working in FireFox. The FireFox version is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:...
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Misplaced backslashes

I left a comment at Strict ordering on natural numbers but as you can see it says "Misplaced \\". I'm no more allowed to edit it myself, I don't know why. Can someone correct it please? Thanks.
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Merging two accounts at math.stackexchange

Merging two accounts. I have logged into math.stackexchange with a different openid and unfortunately now I have two(this and this) accounts at math.stackexchange. Please its my request that the two ...
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How to include a link in the text?

I'd like to share a link in a comment/question/answer hiding the link to some paper and showing instead the title, how can one do this? Thanks.
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How does one share a link to a hot question?

Message: "share a link to this hot question to earn the publicist badge". How does one do this?
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What is the preferred way to escape LaTeX special characters? [closed]

Suppose I want to make a matrix. Then I need to end each line with a double backslash, to signify a line break. But Markdown will translate a double back slash into a single backslash, thus confusing ...
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Single comment split into many comments

I see two comments of Robin Chapman on the answer Kernel of the tangent map split into many more comments. Am I the only one to see this? Thanks for checking.
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MathJax conflict with NoScript [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tex broken for me… Hi all, I have been using NoScript on Firefox. Even though I allow all the Javascripts in math.SE page to load, all the equations cannot be rendered ...
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How can I delete my own answer?

This question is about how and when can I delete my own answer? I mean remove the answer, not editing it and replace the text by some remark such as "the answer was deleted". Edit: The "delete" link ...
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When does a post become a Community Wiki post?

Does an answer become automatically a Community Wiki when it is revised too much? Are those who have enough reputation allowed to transform an answer into a Community Wiki's answer?
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How do I learn about markup?

So everyone knows that math.stackexchange supports Tex tags, but what other tags are supported? Is there any info out there the markup supported on stackexchange sites? In particular, I was looking ...
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I need to remove a question with sensitive data

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2109/cryptanalysis-reverse-engineer-what-should-be-an-easy-hash I have been notified that I cannot post this information anywhere online and I need this ...
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Capped reputation

I just read about the reputation cap of 200, and I have two questions. Say that it happens I get more than twenty upvotes for my answers in one day. Will the reputation beyond capped be permanently ...
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Removing spam links

Why is not advisable to remove spam links? such as the following: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2896/should-the-constant-pi-be-considered-harmful-closed I removed the URL but for some ...