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

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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 ...
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Tex \implies symbol does not work

I needed couple of times to use the \implies symbol (which is basically a double lined right arrow). It works in Mathoverflow.net, but here it doesn't work: $\implies$. Any suggestions?
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LaTeX rendering delay

I experience a delay of about 5-10 seconds when I edit a question with math markup in https://math.stackexchange.com/. However, there is no such delay in https://mathoverflow.net/. Is there any ...
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How to view LaTeX source of equations?

How do you view the source of a question, to see how the LaTeX was specified as markup?
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Two naive questions about “meta rep”

This may well be a "newbie" question: I am for the most part quite familiar with the SE platform via my participation over the past 9 months at MO. But their meta site is totally different from this ...
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Math markup, diagrams, etc. — pointers please

Feeling a bit dumb as I plunge into math.stackexchange.com after many years away from the world of mathematics, but can somebody please provide a very quick tutorial -- list of reference pointers ...
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Should this be tagged [galois-theory]?

I am not sure if I should add a tag for [galois-theory] (or [field-theory]?) on How to describe the Galois group of the compositum of all quadratic extensions of Q? and How to solve a cyclic quintic ...
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How to make the ⇒ sign with Google Chart's TeX?

I tried the following: but I get $⇒$ \implies but I get $\implies$ \Rightlongarrow but I ...
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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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Reputation on the main site and reputation on meta

What's the relationship between one's reputation on the main site and one's reputation on meta? I can't figure it out. I would like to know only because I want to have 100 reputation on meta so I can ...
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Why do you need reputation to post on meta?

While this website is in the embryonic stage being able to post meta threads important. could you move this thread to meta rather than closing it?
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What are the “aa.” tags?

What do they mean and what purpose do they serve?
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What constitutes active participation in the beta for the [beta] badge?

What constitutes active participation in the private beta for the [beta] badge? The current description is quite vague.