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

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Loading LaTeX packages

Is it possible to load a LaTeX package and/or use its features on this site? In my case, I'd need to load multirow to make block matrixes. Is that possible? Or is ...
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How to get list of questions by status?

How to get a list of the questions according to status as: No answers. On hold, requiring improvement. With no up-voted answers (which number is advertised in the site but I can find how to access ...
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Selecting “Skip” when reviewing

I want to be sure I understand what the options mean when reviewing a submission. I'm usually faced with choosing "Approve", "Reject", or "Skip" (among others). When can "Skip" be correctly used? I've ...
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Reputations recalculations

If I go to https://math.stackexchange.com/reputation the amount computed at the end differs from the amount I see. Before, there was a way to trigger a recalculation, but I do not know if this is ...
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I have 'keep me logged in' turned on but get logged out anyway - cookies disabled but mse added as an exception.

I recently disabled cookies on my browser (Firefox 26 or Chrome 31.0.1650.63 m - I use both); however I have also added math.stackexchange.com (and other URLs I regularly use) as an exception so its ...
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Why does the unanswered questions tab *not* show questions which have answers?

It is common knowledge that a question only becomes "answered" when it has an answer with a score of at least +1. Why, then, do all of the questions in the unanswered queue have no answers (or at ...
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Do votes keep the question in the “active” pile?

Does upvoting on a question keep the question in the "active" tab?
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Nothing showed in the preview window

I am new here and things here are still new for me. My friend got in trouble in posting a new question. He is new here too. And when he wanted to edit a quesiton, we found that nothing was showed in ...
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Perspective to equip MathStackExchange resources to the creation of diagrams such as in LaTeX

There are some perspective to equip MathStackExchange resources to the creation of diagrams such as the packages TikZ LaTeX? This is a viable possibility in the future?
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Why can't I chat in Mathematics chat room?

I am not able to write anything on mathematics chat room, what could be the problem. I need help. thanks. I have tried many times but been unsuccessful. Is it possible that someone blocked me or ...
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Is the quality filter for questions customized for MSE?

Is there any evidence that the automatic "quality filter" for questions has been customized for math.stackexchange.com? Is the filter uniform for the whole network?
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Is it possible to see the highest voted question of the day/week?

Is it possible to see the highest voted question of the day/week/month ? When I look at the "votes" tab, I get a list with the all time highest voted questions. Is it possible to somehow filter this ?...
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Are bumps by community user shown/logged somewhere?

Community user bumps some old unanswered question from time to time. Is this activity shown somewhere? Quite often it can happen that someone edits a post in order to improve it - since the questions ...
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Reposting a (mathematical) question that disappeared

Yesterday I posted a comment on a recent math.SE question that interested me, suggesting a "perhaps.. fruitful" approach. Later with a bit more insight I looked back and found the question had ...
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Answer made community wiki

My answer here was made into community wiki. I flagged for moderator attention to undo it, but nothing has happened. Can a moderator please undo the CW status of it? Thanks.
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Automatic messages are not occurring

Yesterday, When viewing a question/answer: the vote counts updated automatically. a banner automatically told when a post was added or updated. When viewing the Questions page: a banner ...
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Need a new Tag for linear groups?

Do we need a new tag for indexing questions about the Linear Groups or other related tags like finite groups or permutation groups can cover them well? Honestly, I asked frequently some questions ...
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Firefox plugin to show edit and preview panels side by side

I have installed a Firefox plugin many years ago that used Greasemonkey to allow to show editor and previewer panels side by side on MathExchange (maybe other Exchanges as well). After I reset ...
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Anyone else having a problem deleting comments?

I am running Safari on a Mac. The last few days I have made some comments on questions or answers which I would normally simply have deleted, because they were dealt with. But every time I now go to ...
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How to write question on MSE offline?

I have recently downloaded MathJax-2.7.4 and successfully render test htmls in folder test. Then I save the webpage https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/ask offline to write question. But when I ...
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How is this restriction of 50 questions in 30 days calculated in Mathematics Stack Exchange?

I have started asking questions since April, the 3rd and today is May, the 3rd and I have already asked 50 questions so far in this period. Reason behind this is that I have been constantly solving ...
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Relating slit scan photography to linear algebra?

This should be ok but I thought I'd check, the FAQ suggests that it might not be. I wish to ask a question regarding a simple form of photography (slit scan) and its equivalence to 3D linear ...
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When to raise flag above 5k reputation?

I have a 5k reputation and so what are the cases where I should use flag because I have some of my flags declined. Secondly, there are some answers where the questioner didn't accept my answer in ...
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Looking for a removed question. Can I still find it?

Recently, I noticed that a couple of questions I posted were removed. This is unfortunate, because my questions become a reference for me when I go back into the texts, and reading them again helps ...
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Can I ask about my chances in maths career or will I get flagged?

I've been thinking lately how good chances I have to achieve my goals as a mathematics researcher. I need someone who have enough experience in the field. I'm not sure tough, if Mathematics SE is the ...
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Google Chrome doesn't parse fomula

When I open Math.StackExchange questions in Google Chrome, the browser doesn't parse formula, so I see "$f(x)$", as it is, not in the proper way under LaTex environment behavior. Version of installed ...
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How do we highlight the question within a question?

Sometimes within a question I write a precise question with a question-mark at the end, but also include within the body a bit of background. I usually think it's clear exactly what the question is ...
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Why is this edit shown as just me?

I made this edit, and it was approved, however the final change included edits I didn't make The edits I didn't make were the removing of a tag and noise at the end of the post. I recognize I ...
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Incomprehension about how tag scores are actually computed.

While tracking the abstract-algebra bronze badge, I noticed that some of the recent upvotes I got on answers to questions featuring this tag did not increase my abstract-algebra score. Actually, they ...
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Why not flag questions because they're homework?

During last days a lot of people have sent so many questions that are like homework, for example: this this this this this this and basically they don't make any effort to show what they have tried. ...
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Has the question about antiderivates vanished?

I noticed a question on this forum, whether functions are known, for which it is known that a closed-form antiderivate exists, but the antiderivate is unknown. Since this question would interest me ...
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What happens to “lost answers”?

I was answering a question and a phone call came in. To answer the call I went away from my MSE answer which was under construction, when the call ended I could not find the answer or even the ...
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Problem with math rendering in a long post

I posted this answer, https://math.stackexchange.com/a/1944415/30391 , but the first eight display style equations are not rendered. Instead their LaTeX commands are shown in boxes. The equations were ...
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Tag for the field of fractions

I wanted to edit in the fractions tag a related / suggested alternate tag for the field of fractions of a ring (integral domain). But to my surprise I can't find a tag for the field of fractions! ...
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About the number of moderation flags

I have looked on the website for quite some time now, and I still haven't find how the number of moderation flags available is computed. I think at first I had $10$ of them, but then after a little ...
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What happens if a question is deleted for old age and lack of response?

Say I made a question a year ago and it gets deleted for old age or lack of responses. Can I recover its content and if so for how long after such a deletion? Also is it possible to keep track of ...
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Question about devices, related to mathematics

Well, I was searching for Math display and support in Amazon Kindle, surprisingly, I came across couple of questions about devices in MSE, Kindle paperwhite A digital notebook for Mathematics? The ...
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Why does my question get down voted? Should “simple” questions get voted down?

My question: What possible values of $a$ lead to the inequality $|f(x_1) - f(x_2)| \gt |g(x_1) - g(x_2)|$. I don't understand why I get voted down and there are even people suggesting that it should ...
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How do I find what I flagged?

I was looking at how helpful my flags have been here, but I couldn't work out what I had flagged. Is there a link to the specific comment or answer within a question? It's important for me to know ...
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How do you edit an edit?

Is there a way to undo an edit? I entered in the edit body MathJax code and I don't think it is allowed in there. Thanks.
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Can't find post about propositional logic, probably deleted.

There was a post on m.se a few days ago, I want to say Thursday or Friday night (SEpt 17th or 18th 2015) where a user was asking for help showing some propositional logic result without using truth ...
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Can this “serial” attitude be considered mis-behaviour? Is there a way to deal with it? Should one do it?

I'm quite new to reviewing, and I'd like some advice on the following matter. While reviewing suggested edits, several times I stumbled into the same user ($\ >1000$ reputatio) proposing edits on ...
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Deleted Answer From Question

I posted from a guest account this question: Linear Diophantine Equations in Three Variables It got one useful answer, but the answer got deleted? I don't know why, the answer seemed to be useful. ...
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search for questions on quadratic polynomial in two variables and a matrix determinant

From time to time, someone posts a question amounting to setting $$ g(x,y) = a x^2 + b x y + c y^2 + d x + e y + f $$ to zero. Then either the OP or someone answering points out the significance of ...
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Being aware of changes in some question or answer

Is there a way to be aware of changes in some question or answer of someone else? I mean when changes happen I receive a note in my inbox, like my own questions. thank you
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Would it make sense to ask for a list of “combinatorial argument” strategies?

I think many of those reading this will be familiar with the idea of a combinatorial argument: instead of proving some combinatorial identity (usually involving binomial coefficents) by algebraic ...
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Looking for template which says something like “the way of saying thank you is upvoting or accepting an answer”

I saw a question here on Meta with several templates but not the one I need. I remember seeing sometime ago a template that read more or less like: "the way of saying thank you here is upvoting or ...
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Problem with visualization of pages

I've problem in correctly visualizing the web pages: This is the error message : Mathematics Stack Exchange requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or failed to load. ...
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Is this “crowd-sourcing” question appropriate here?

In this question on the game "Threes!" it was suggested that a statistical approach might be informative. So I've had an idea. I'd like to test some strategies with a programme. I'll take as many as ...
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Voting comments not working

In this post I tried to vote up one of the comments, but it did not show the normal triangle and flag icons when I moused over it. Is this a bug, or am I missing something? Edit: It seems as if it is ...