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

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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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Unable to flag comments anymore: the pop-up windows does not display correctly

It seems that the recent redesign of the window that pops up when attempting to flag comments has some subtle bug: when it pops up, it does so in the upper left corner of the browser window in such 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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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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LaTeX to MathJax

Sometimes an answer posted on math.stackexchange is long, containing sections, formula numbering, cross-references and even a bibliography with in-text citations, like a little article. It is unwieldy ...
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I logged in and my account history is gone.

Help. I logged in and my account history has disappeared. Do I now have two accounts?
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Same user name and notifications

My user name is 111 (https://math.stackexchange.com/users/100311/111) but there is another person with this user name (https://math.stackexchange.com/users/382126/111). I noticed that, because someone ...
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What to do if you recognise Assignment Questions on this site?

I have observed that one specific user on this site has been posting questions that are identical to the questions that are in my University Assignment. Is there a way to report such posts that are ...
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Why did a bunch of people (including me) get a marshal badge all at once?

https://math.stackexchange.com/help/badges/132/marshal A bunch of people got the marshal badge all at once (including me, even though I have it, it awarded me a second one). Why did this happen? I ...
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Why does auto-numbering take over my numbering?

I am numbering the following list from zero to three: This is numbered zero. This is numbered one. This is numbered two. This is numbered three. Why does it show up as numbered one through four in ...
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Draw circles on mathjax

How can I draw a small circle in mathjax? I know that I can do it with \bullet that gives: $\bullet$ but I want it more big, can I do that? I tried ...
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Why do I get a warning when I delete my own post with only my comment in it?

I asked a question 10 minutes ago, I added a comment for more info about the question with a comment. 2 minutes later I was able to solve the problem and wanted to delete my post. I got a warning ...
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Can't use the sandbox

I am new to the community and I have been advised to use the sandbox to edit long posts so as not to disturb the frontpage of the site. But I think I am not able to use it yet because I can't "edit" ...
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Are user names in the audits completely random?

Recently I passed some reputation threshold and started receiving tasks of reviewing suggested edits/first posts/late answers. Among the first kind of tasks, there are some (as I guess) fake ...
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I asked a question a while back, I think it has been deleted because I cannot find it for the life of me.

I was a very important question for my study, concerning probability. I don't know what to do!
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Adding logins when you have more than one gmail account

I have another computer that is associated with a different gmail account. I will be taking this computer with me to Georgia for the weekend but it auto logins in as a different user that was just ...
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Can't log into the site

I recently ran into a problem. It affects mostly the Firefox of my Nexus 4, but also my Windows 8.1 tablet earlier today. It just seems that the main MSE site does not accept the fact that I'm logged ...
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How to take an exchange of comments on math.stackexchange.com to a chat exchange?

I am baffled by the stack exchange user interface as regards chat. What do I do to take an exchange of comments on math.stackexchange.com to a chat exchange?
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Questions with favourite tag no longer displayed

The questions tagged (algebraic geometry) are no longer displayed in blue on my screen, although that tag is among my favourite tags. I tried (through the edit) to suppress that tag from my ...
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Moving an unanswered question from MathOverflow

If I have a question unanswered in the MathOverflow for over three days, can I post it here to attract more attention? My question is: the (2,2,1) boundedness of a “product” operator. It is in ...
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Questions about mathematicians in the workplace

Where should I address questions such as "What kind of tasks do people specializing in FEM work on?" or "Do you need to know a lot about computer architecture to work with large scale optimization?" ...
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I have been put under a question ban

I don't understand why but I have been put under a question ban. None of my questions has got too much of down votes nor my questions are of low quality but every time I try to ask a question, a ...
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Reviewing Flagged Posts gone?

Have we (read: users at the $\approx14000$ reputation point) lost the ability to review flagged posts? I can no longer find the separate review tools for those.
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Hiding the the information in my profile?

Is there a way to hide your profile in math.stackexchange, by this I mean to not allow public to see your profile including the questions that you asked and answered without deleting them.
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Access and see deleted questions - Feature request

I wanted to search for ♯ http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/12334/are-these-two-questions-on-gcd-of-powers-of-a-and-b-duplicates and ♯ http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/12330/...
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Printing to PDF from Math StackExchange

I've tried the suggestions at http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/6593/printing-pages-from-m-s-e and http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/3079/is-it-possible-to-convert-and-possibly-...
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Upvotes and post-community wiki question deletion

Recently an answer of mine was subsumed by community wiki. A point was awarded during wikification that I think was not tallied. Then when my answer was de-wikified and I was able to delete the ...
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Can't post my question properly - Keep needed to “Verify I'm a human”

For some reason, every time I try and post a question on SE from my uni computer, it won't let me preview what I'm typing and then makes me "verify that I'm a human". So a fair few times, I've noticed ...
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How can I update community ad for Operations Research site?

We have a community ad promoting a proposed SE site for Operations Research. The name of the proposed site recently changed, so I would like to change the image in the ad, and the URL it points to. ...
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How can I print out an answer?

Is it possible to print out an answer somehow? What is the best way to do it if I don't have a Latex-Editor. And also assume I would have one, I could always just click at one Formula click on Right ...
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Deleted *answers* which are improved

If a question is low quality then high rep. users have the option to close it, and then later the option to delete it. This has a built-in safeguard, in the sense that if the question is closed but ...
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Proper way of migrating a question from one forum to another

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Including definite integrals inside definite integrals I asked a question (link above) in the math forum. I am wondering if I might be able ...
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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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Rendering of some past links to meta seems to be broken after recent changing of url of meta posts

I have noticed this problem, probably connected with recent change of url's of the posts from meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions to ...
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Possibility of deleting very poorly thought-through question

A while ago, I asked a very poorly thought-out question. I was very far from erudite in what I was trying to express, and consequently, I would very much like to delete the question from the site, ...
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A flag that should have been, but shouldn't be, but was…

While processing a review queue, I was presented a question which "had been flagged as spam". I recalled seeing a very similar question a short while ago, and wondered if it was related. Lo and ...
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How to find duplicates?

I am facing a basic problem: I do not know whether I am being silly or not, but often when I look at some questions, I feel that I have seen that before (if they have special structures like this one) ...
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how do I give a lengthy comment on a previous answer?

A question was posted and answered several years ago about the "Hyperbolic diameter of Amsler's surface". The answer points to a relevant paper and summarizes its results. But that summary of ...
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How to appeal the deletion of a comment thread?

A thread of comments was deleted in bulk, including extensive clarifications to notation used in the answer. How can this decision be appealed/reversed?
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Connecting array elements with lines

This is admittedly a bit of an abuse of MathJax, but I'm trying to use it to draw lines to connect dots within a rectangular array. I can easily get an array of dots, but I can't figure out a way to ...
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Getting logged out

Since the last 2 or 3 weeks, I've been getting logged out of all stackexchange and stackoverflow sites. It started on my iPad and now it's happening on my iMac too. This happens randomly. It just ...
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User cannot suggest edits to this question.

I often will suggest formatting edits to questions where the math is not formatted well. On occasion, I'll receive the message that the user cannot suggest edits to this question. Is it me or the ...
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Is there a standard drawing tool used for asking or answering questions?

MathJax is a very useful tool to express many mathematical expressions. It is a fundamental part of asking or answering questions. Sometimes, I would like to visualize things to make them more ...
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Why does Tex stop rendering after a writing post for a while? How do I fix it?

This frequently happens to me. I am in my zone writing a long and detailed description in my post, and suddenly the Tex stop rendering in the display section. This is rather annoying because I do ...
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Search Engine: Features

There's an article in help center: How do I search? And some articles in meta, e.g.: Search automatically assuming tags Improving the search system How to search among comments? Search Function for ...
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How can I search for old questions with recently active “interested users”?

If I want to search for old questions in need for an answer, I can use a search query like is:question hasaccepted:no isanswered:no lastactive:6m.. score:1 but ...
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Account-edit: “changing picture” (“for all communities”) changed(=overwrote) also all profile-descriptions

Thank you all - I've got nearly everything using the google cache. Current problem resolved. (But how can I prevent doing the same mess next time when I want to change my profile picture again?) Uhh, ...
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What are the conditions and qualifications for making blogs?

I am going to publish my mathematical researches and efforts on stack-exchange as blog ... But I don't see the Create new blog entry button for myself ! may you guide me ?
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My MathJaX font turned ugly all of a sudden

This last week while browsing this site my computer has displayed MathJaX really badly. Here is a screenshot from a random question: Here is a screenshot of the same question from my phone for ...
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How can I display/upload a picture from mobile?

Yes I am a mobile user. Recently I had an question in which I needed to upload an image but didn't found the option! Can I do this from my mobile or the only way is to paste the imgur link?