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Sandbox for drafts of long, complex posts

This sandbox is intended for saving drafts of long, complex posts, especially posts whose composition takes a long time. It serves to localize to one thread the front-page "bumps" caused by edits to ...
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How to cross out mathematical expressions? [duplicate]

How can I cross out a mathematical expression with a horizontal line? Thanks.
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Is it OK to ask approximately one question a day from old application exams?

If I ask approximately one question a day (from old application exams) will it be considered flooding/spamming or is this perfectly legal?
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Was this soft question appropriate?

I asked this question a week ago, and it quickly drew critical comments which were upvoted. I felt that the concern expressed in those comments had been addressed in the body of the question, and ...
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points for answers

I recently answered a question and the answer was awarded $35$ points. A few days later $15$ points were deducted. What sort of mechanism determines the number of points in the first place and where ...
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How to subscribe to a tag?

Since some time, I have been unable to subscribe to a tag I'm interested in, so that I get emailed new questions in such a tag. I have found some posts about subscribing, the ones with the most ...
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Threads containing different ways to calculate $e$

I'm reading about constant $e$ in textbook Analysis I by Amann/Escher. I have searched through MSE to found a question containing different ways to calculate $e$. I use such keywords as "constant $e$"...
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What does % mean in MathJax?

I have noticed that, if I type \$100%\times x\$, I get $100%\times x$ and not $100\%\times x$. Does % mean to ignore the following text or something like that? I didn't find an explanation for the ...
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Toxicity in Maths SE

I have observed and experienced unfriendly as well as demoralising behaviour in many SEs For instance thisquestion was marked as off topic without informing the person what amendments he/she should ...
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Is there a way to make a section of a post “collapsible”?

You know how some webpages will have a section that looks like > 'heading'; and when you click on it, it expands into a wall of text? Is there a way to include one of those in post? There are times ...
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How to request easy solutions

I'm a 10th grader so my maths is nowhere near as complex as some of you reading right now. So how do I ask for easy solutions when that is subjective (dependent on the person). Should i explain my ...
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How to type the $\dashint$ symbol on this site? [duplicate]

How to type the symbol $\dashint$ on this site? It looks like the following: Thank you! Edit: As @Jack hinted in the comment, we may use ...
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MathJax bombs on consecutive macro definitions (but not if first macro used before defining second macro) [closed]

I'm running mathjax locally in a browser, from the following minimalist file: ...
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Why was this answer marked as “spam or offensive”?

I was clearing the "low quality posts" queue, and I marked an answer as "Looks OK". The system then told me that this was just an audit and I failed the test. I believe I was right to accept it, and ...
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How to ask a good question.

How to ask a good question. This thread has advice on the following aspects of writing a good question on this site. Each item in this list links to an answer below about that specific aspect of ...
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Relating to create a new tag

I have created a tag named "significance" and gave the full details (all of them are approved by others after some time) and also I fit there 8 questions (different authors posted in different ...
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Why have I been banned from asking questions?

I've been banned from asking questions. But, when I checked all my past questions and answers, I've got a total of 6 downvotes. Is this enough to get a question ban? Or have I been banned due to ...
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No longer accepting questions? Then back and forth?

Upon some amount of time I've been allowed to ask a question again after being barred from asking. Upon asking a question I have received no negative reviews. But yet I have been barred again. May I ...
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What to do when I don't understand an answer and author don't reply?

What to do when I don't understand an answer and author don't reply? Solve for x $ \sin 30° \sin x \sin 10° = \sin 20° \sin ({80°-x}) \sin 40° $ So someone answered my ...
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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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Print to PDF too narrow

I am using Chrome (74.0.3729.169 (Official Build) (64-bit)) and trying to print a question (specifically this one Assistance with proof of $(AB)^T=B^T A^T$) to "Save as PDF". The content is printed ...
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Marked as duplicate while it is not [duplicate]

I have asked a question here. And my question is marked as a duplicate of this one. Where both the questions are completely different than each other but the title is same. My question is related to ...
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Can you use a smaller font?

I am about to ask a question on math.stackexchange, which requires me to talk a little bit about my representation. For example I include an AMScd picture, which does not look exactly how it is ...
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reputation points - how are they determined and by whom?

How and by whom are reputation points given? On May 30 I answered a post and it was rated +30. On May 31 it was rated +25 (I don't know if that was a replacement or an addition). On June 2 I ...
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How can I get the *.svg version of the logo of math.SE?

I want to put the logo of math.SE to my website linking to my profile, and the template I'm using uses svg versions of the logos; at least if I have the svg version of a logo, I know how to use it in ...
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Weird stuff with reputation [duplicate]

Something strange has just happened to my reputation. It suddenly fell from 3067 to 3032, but no reputation changes were indicated in my reputation tab. Does anybody know, what has happened? Is this ...
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This does not provide an answer to the question

Prove $0.9999^{\!101}<0.99<0.9999^{\!100}$ ......but it does, just a bad one, is it a system bug that posts a comment like that?
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Mathjax symbols do not read in titles when using Android

On a mobile I do not get math symbolic notation in title or comments. ( Main text ok ) Is there a fix applicable to Androids ?
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MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference

(Deutsch: MathJax: LaTeX Basic Tutorial und Referenz) To see how any formula was written in any question or answer, including this one, right-click on the expression it and choose "Show Math As > TeX ...
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Using TikZ on math.stackexchange

The title pretty much says it all: How can I use TikZ when writing my math questions on this site? I have written out my question in LaTeX using the TikZ and it took me quite some time, now I ...
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How to label equations on the left with mathjax?

In a proper TeX environment, one can use preamble to set the equation labels (tags) on the left for the entire document. There are also tricks to do this locally. On the webpage here, sometimes a ...
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Is using blockquote for highlighting problematic?

I want to ask whether using blockquote for the purpose of highlighting some part of a post is discouraged and whether it can cause some problems for users viewing the question? Example: Is using ...
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Users with only 1 reputation but many posts. How can it happen?

Why can the reputation of a user still be 1 in spite of their many posts with high scores? Their reputation even did not changed after I voting up for their answer.
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The Unsung Hero badge

The criterion for this badge isn't making sense to me. Please correct me if you think I am going about this wrong. The criterion given is this: "More than 10 accepted answers with score 0 and 25% ...
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dash over a letter [duplicate]

How do I write a letter like : A ,with a bar over it ( stands for the closure of A in topology) . I looked it up but \={A} didn't work , see : $\={A}$ .Help
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Fixing an AMScd diagram

I want to fix this diagram and also extend it to the diagram below. Can you help me out? $\require{AMScd}$ $\begin{CD} S^{n-1}@>\subseteq >> D^n \\ @VhVV @VVV\\ S^{n-1}\\ @V\subseteq VV @...
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What happened on April 2017?

I used the query in this answer to see the number of edits per month and I was fairly surprised as April 2017 had $86,444$ edits. The graph of edits per day is even more surprising as one day had $55,...
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Is it possible to know the questions and answers by a no longer user?

When a user decides to delete their own account or when for some reason the account is deleted, then you can't see any information about the user, you can't click on the name of the user. Is it ...
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Edit of headline caused URL to break?

After posting this question I sent the corresponding URL via email to somebody. In the meantime a user has edited the headline of my question which rendered my old link invalid. I used the URL in my ...
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How much have I written?

Is there a way to get "global" statistics on one's own MSE posts? I'm particularly interested (if for no good reason) in total length - e.g. what's the average length of an answer I post? - but more ...
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Failed an audit, but I have my doubts about it.

I failed this audit. However, I am not exactly sure why the answer to a book-suggestion question with a book suggestion is wrong. Can anyone explain what is the standard procedure for such answers? I ...
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Why I can only post every 3 minutes?

I wanted to answer to 2 questions and it looks that my answer to the second question is not accepted because I answered the first one less than 3 minutes ago... why is there such a restriction? What ...
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What are the guidelines for reviewing?

What are the guidelines for reviewing? What should one avoid doing when reviewing? How can it happen to be banned and what are the implications of this? If I've been banned from review, where can I ...
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Problem exporting an answer to pdf

MSE offers a huge variety of possibilities when it comes to writing an answer/question which might not be found elsewhere (at least all together). I've recently read on this post, that answers can ...
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Will this question about understanding what this geometry question mean be on topic here?

https://english.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/13147/will-this-question-be-on-topic-here So I asked this question on English stack exchange and they said "probably not". So will this question be ...
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What to do when the site doesn't accept my question?

I am trying to ask a question on the main site, the solution of which I cannot find after innumerable tries. I've provided my working and used proper grammar, but the system keeps saying, "This ...
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How can an answer that is not downvoted receive a delete-vote?

My answer of this question : Partition with identical parts was upvoted , but received also a delete vote. How can an answer that is not downvoted, receive a delete-vote ?
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Grayed-out answers.

Could someone please explain why this answer on the main site appears grayed-out, but when I put my mouse over it, it springs into life like a regular answer. There are two other answers to that ...
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Does math.stackexchange provide any tool for users to download questions in bulk.

Few years ago, when I did not have an account on this website, I used to note question id in my notebook for future reference to the question( I did not have a personal computer so there was no option ...
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Community wiki checkbox disappeared?

Has community wiki checkbox disappeared? I cannot find how to make a post a community wiki.