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Guidelines for context edits and rewrites

Suppose you come across a question that has been closed for lack of context, has high quality answers, and on its way to being deleted. Can you save the post by editing it to include more context? ...
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Preview of a proposed edit?

Is there a way, when reviewing a proposed edit, to preview it exactly as the edited text would appear on the site? I maybe wrong but I think that at Tex/LaTeX Stackexchange you have the option to see ...
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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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Is it possible to view descriptions of old bounties?

When starting a bounty, one is invited to provide a short description of what is asked for. The usefulness of this notice is evident; the task of writing or improving a purposeful answer is ...
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What are Triage and Help and Improvement review queue?

Recently the possibility of implementing triage on Mathematics Stack Exchange has been mentioned a few times both here on meta and in chat. (Perhaps most prominently in an answer from one of the ...
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Announcement: New User Merge Policy/Tool

This post is to call to attention a new tool available for all users that facilitates merging of duplicated/fragmented accounts. Quite often on the site we see users who, for one reason or another, ...
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Approving suggested edits with formatting issues

I'm unsure what is the right action when reviewing suggested edits which are fixing formatting issues only, and doing it (slightly) incorrectly. Sometimes the newly typeset equations are only ...
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Cannot start a bounty on old problem?

I was trying to put a bounty on this old question of mine. I know there are some circumstances where bounties of certain amounts cannot be placed, see here, but this does not seem to be one of those ...
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How to find old deleted posts of my own?

I recently noted that one of my questions on meta.MSE has been deleted. Seems like it has been a victim of the auto-deletion script. I usually keep improving the English my old posts. The same issue ...
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More shortcuts while editing! Wanted: \$(\$) enter math here \$(\$)-Shortcut

By chance I realized that there are shortcuts in the Question/Answer fields. To my disappointment some useful ones are missing: ctrl+$X_1$ $ enter math here $ ...
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On the new profile page interface

I already wasn't too keen about the new profile interface when I saw it being tested out on meta.SO, and I was hoping it wouldn't have to be rolled out to here. Alas, that was not to be, for now it is ...
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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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Unavailability of features in App

Why don't we have a large section of the features available in the Android App of MathSE? You cannot delete your own answer, review posts, see most of your posts except the top Q's and A's and much ...
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Two of my answers from June both got accepted within one minute — coincidence?

I am not sure if this is a spooky coincidence or a bug, but I am intrigued as to what caused this! I have been away for a week and came back today to +30 rep, coming from two answers which were both ...
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Can't vote to migrate from meta

Another one to pile on the heap: The new closing system seems to have some inadvertent effects on meta, like a strange typo, and the loss of the option to vote to migrate to main: Moreover, as I ...
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Is there an “undelete queue”?

Now Undeleted I have a question deleted by Community due to RemoveAbandonedClosed. I tried editing it so that it becomes on-topic, and I casted "undelete" and "...
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How do I not embrace the root of my mathjax problem?

When one has a $$problem$$ in order to get to the $$\sqrt{problem}$$ it's sometimes a good idea to get some confidence by embracing those parts of it one already knows $$probl\underset{\overbrace{...
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Is it enough to only comment for a First Question review?

I recently reviewed this question in the First Questions queue. I decided that the post needed more information and/or context, and commented nudging the new user in that direction. I then marked that ...
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What happens when a tag-synonym is cancelled?

Recently there was a discussion about removing previously created synonym of some tags, so that the two tags are separate again. (And we could probably find several related discussion in the past.) ...
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Strange behavior of the reputation tab

I recently removed an answer of mine which I posted a few days ago. On the day of posting the answer it gained several votes, but I also gained more than that amount of votes when I capped out. So ...
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When does a meta proposal become “official policy”?

When does a proposal at meta become "official policy"? Especially in light of the moderators elections I would like to know which role moderators play in this process. @AlexBecker comment, I mean "...
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Can someone put in an explanation for the regular-expressions tag?

For example, the analytic-number-theory tag has the following helpful explanation: Questions on the use of the methods of real/complex analysis in the study of number theory. Hopefully someone ...
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Appealing a rejected edit

I recently edited an answer to a question in differential geometry about computing the round metric. https://math.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/1575851 The provided answer was a correct ...
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Are there ads on Mathematics Stack Exchange?

As far as I can tell, ads are displayed on some sites in the Stack Exchange network. (At least for users below some reputation threshold.) But I saw some contradictory information concerning the ...
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Bounty and visibility for low-rep users

I asked a question this month, and it didn't get much attention. I tried bumping it two times by adding a tag and by editing the title for something more fitting, but it still didn't draw much more ...
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Saving Mathjax generated SVG

This concerns rendering SVG in Mathjax via the context menu "Math Settings" -> "Math Renderer" -> "SVG". This works fine in the browser but I'd like to save a .svg ...
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Are there some ways to find sites linking to a specific post or works citing it?

Over the years, Mathematics Stack Exchange became quite popular and certainly at least some of the content provided here is rather useful. It is not surprising that many people link to some stuff ...
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Disparity among users regarding question-posting ban

A few days ago, I lost the privilege of asking questions on MSE, because my questions are "not well-received" according to the system. Before losing this privilege, I had asked a total of $5$...
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Is there a way to monitor for “bad” tag synonyms?

Users with at least 2500 rep and an answer score of 5 in a tag can suggest synonyms for that tag. (Details can be found, for example, in this meta question.) Hypothetically, it is possible that 5 ...
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Appropriate way to place sound arguments when reopening a duplicate marked question

The possibility to reopen a duplicate marked question is a nice feature. This action is usually based (at least I do hope so) upon sound arguments. Is there a way to attach or combine these ...
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Was the system correct in failing me for this review audit?

Please see: https://math.stackexchange.com/review/close/447772 I voted to close on the basis of "Off Topic", simply because no effort was shown toward a solution (which seems to be quite important on ...
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Is there any way to permanently lock an answer?

A particular answer of mine, Coin Betting Problem, is being regularly edited as vandalism. I can only assume this particular question and answer are somehow magnets for spam due to the "betting" word. ...
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How can the effect of a proposed edit be viewed?

I was sent a proposed edit of a question to check. The editor had done much work writing up several lines of LaTeX code, and it looked good. But I couldn't approve it without checking it carefully; ...
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What happened to the hats?

Is it true that hats disappear every January 1st? Or did they disappear for good? Forgive my ignorance but I am a relatively new member.
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Changing reason for close votes

I accidentally retracted my close vote on this question. How can I (have this) reset? Also, I think there should be a grace period (say 5 minutes, like with comment editing) for that, since the error ...
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why was my profile transferred here from stack overflow?

I have been using Stack Overflow for some time as I undertake a massive programming project in various languages that are new to me. It has been enormously helpful. I provided some user information ...
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Does voting to leave open do anything or is it like the 'close door' button on an elevator?

I enjoy voting to leave open a question when the OP has clearly modified their original post or when it seems like others are bullying the OP. But I don't see how it is at all different from "Skip", ...
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Off-topic categories

When I try to flag a question off-topic, I can't find any way to flag it "not about math". For example, https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/435020/how-important-is-physical-exercise-to-math-study-...
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Is the question limit removed?

I mean the 50Q per 50day, and 6Q per day limit. I did some search on beta and found 50Q per month, though.
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What's with “selfclear” resolution of comment flags?

First off, some positive news. We now have our comment flag history visible on the user page http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/users/flag-summary/userID. I'm sure ...
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Is it good to migrate my problem into MathOverflow?

This is an elementary problem which seems difficult, and I'm not sure whether it could be solved out. A higher mathematics overlook might be needed.
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One of the best questions (in my opinion) that I have asked has been deleted

Recently, folks have downvoted, closed, and now deleted a question which I feel is a great question. I suspect that either I will get a fantastic answer here why this is really a terrible question (in ...
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How to choose the correct reason for closing a question

I recently made it to $3,000$ reputation and earned the "Cast close & reopen votes" privilege. I am a bit confused on how I would choose the correct reason when closing a question. As I am sure ...
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LaTex underbrace not displaying correctly

For some reason, this is what I'm seeing whenever an underbrace is supposed to be displayed on a post on this website: It looks like some sort of cropped out icon. It's weird because it doesn't ...
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Audit first post question

I was reviewing through the “first posts” on an iPad when I come up across a question about conjugates. Because it was an audit, it did not show any comments... etc. I decided to first comment on it, ...
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Will a LQ post review end if a person retracts his flag?

When I came across Why is this low quality review ended?, I immediately came up with a simple explanation: The person who initially flagged the post retracted it! However, this is neither listed 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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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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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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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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