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Why is my score on this tag less than it should be?

I have just noticed in my profile that my calculus score is given as $36$. However, when I click on the tag, it takes me to this link, which shows all my posts (questions and answers) tagged calculus. ...
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Unsure over why Question was closed

I had a recent question closed (link below) and the reason given was that it lacked detail... Not exactly sure how anyone can read this as lacking detail? Applications of Vector Spaces that are not ...
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Where does one go to find out the reasons for why a Meta Mathematics Page has been downvoted?

I have been trying to find out why a question I posted was closed. My understanding was to post on Meta Mathematics (which I did). This post was then heavily down-voted (link below). Where does one go ...
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Help sought in finding a question.

Caveat: The following question is mistaken and wrongly posted here. A question was posted asking for all natural-number solutions $(a,b)$ of the equation $\surd a+\surd b=\surd2009$. It was near the ...
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In MathJax, how can one write a double underscript on a displayed summation sign?

Typically, summation is over some range, such as $k=1,...,n$, which might be written $$\sum_{k=1}^nx_k\quad\text{or}\quad\sum_{k=1,...,n}x_k.$$But suppose that the range is restricted by a further ...
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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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Help commenting for the low rep

When reviewing low quality vote we might see some comments posted incorrectly as an answer. Most of the time, if their comments are meaningful, I will copy their comments and paste it to the correct ...
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Are there any users who have invested more than what they presently have?

Are there any Mathematics SE users who have invested more reputation points in bounties than what they presently have? How can one find out?
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Mathematical symbols in Mathematica and Stack Exchange

How may I transfer mathematical text (with symbols, etc.) from Wolfram Mathematica into Stack Exchange?
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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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Is it possible to pay to get a quick answer? [closed]

Reading this section of the Stack Overflow site it seems that there are some payment services to have quick answers in any Stack Exchange community: is this true?
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What is just happening to my reputation?

I was at 1080 today in the evening and I suddenly saw that my reputation dropped down to 784 without any notification. I have been active only for 7 days. And even my individual daily reputations add ...
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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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Can I make this little table of diagrams better than ASCII graphics?

In my question How can one recognize when two Coxeter diagrams represent the same uniform polytope?, I have a simple table into which I want to put three little Coxeter diagrams. Here are the three ...
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How to Post Pictures in an Array/Table, on MSE, with MathJax

Is it possible to marshal multiple pictures in one question in an array or table? For example, I'd like to piece together a 2 x 2 array from the following pictures. I essayed this but it foundered: ...
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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 &...
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Ability to bounty posts in meta posts [duplicate]

Sometimes you just like a post in meta so much that you want to bounty it and give it points. However it just sadly turns out this feature is unavailable, why?
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Are askers notified of close votes on a question they've asked?

If I encounter a question that is, for example, missing context, so I give it a close vote accordingly, is the poster notified? Or should I copy the relevant blurb: Please provide additional context, ...
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What is the minimum time difference between 2 questions?

What is the minimum time difference between 2 questions ? Like I have recently posted a geometry question but I also got a FE doubt and I want to ask it as soon as possible, but if I post it ...
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If not flagging, how to dispute incorrect answers?

I was browsing the top sequences-and-series questions for fun and stumbled upon this problem, where the only answer is incorrect (the user misconstrued the problem and tiled $[0,1]^2$ with rectangles ...
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MathJax not working, Firefox 36.0.4

As the screenshot shows, my MathJax is not rendering and there's no word from the console (other than a bunch of probably-irrelevant CSS errors I didn't show). I restarted with add-ons disabled and ...
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Should we retroactively tag all relevant questions that are missing a relevant tag, or not?

For example, I've just now realized that, When searching questions that contain the word "palindrome" but do not contain the appropriate tag [palindrome], ...
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How to delete your old username from the comment's section, after changing your username?

I had been using math.stackexchange with my real name. As I begun noticing that stackexchange community is SEO friendly, I decided for privacy reasons, to change my username to just my first name. But ...
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The new color of Blockquotes bothers my eyes

The new color of blockquotes (transparent gray) bothers my eyes? See the example: This is some text to illustrate how blockquotes look like. Is that my problem or all?
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Is it possible to view my own answer for a deleted question?

I was trying to remember a problem I answered a month ago but could not find it in my profile page answer list. I think it is safe to assume the question was deleted. Is there any way I can look at a ...
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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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What is the efficient way to search post with pictures/images?

I have answered quite a few posts with pictures/images. Is there a way to search MSE so that it lists all my posts, where I have used an image/picture?
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Why does it show 'No review queue available for you'

I was looking for some reviewing stuff and this happened It shows no review queue available for you, why is that so and when can I expect them back? Just for reference, I haven't been reviewing much ...
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Rendering MathJaX: cropped formulas

In my recent Question Limit without de l'Hôpital: $\lim _{x\to 0\color{red}{\boldsymbol -}}\left(1+x^3\right)^{\frac{1}{\left(x^2+1\right)^4-1}}$ there is a problem of visualization. I have ...
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Quicker command for fraktur letters than \mathfrak?

There is a shorthand way of writing letters in blackboard bold: instead of using \mathbb, we use \Bbb. This substantially sped up my time writing questions and answers on math.SE. In the course of ...
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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 recent ...
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Uploading an image from local computer in a post is not working.

Uploading an image (40kB) from local computer in a post is not working. Failed to upload image; couldn't reach imgur. Update: Works now.
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The “Private feedback for you” message.

Some of my questions have been closed. A box appears with the title "Closed". In it the message "Private feedback for you" appears. In my email box no message from Stack Overflow ...
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How can I delete some of my old questions?

I want to delete some of my old questions that are off-topic and received downvotes. Frankly, they were bad questions because I was not so mature 3 years ago. Can someone please tell me what I should ...
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request help erasing part of my old answer

Find a solution: $3(x^2+y^2+z^2)=10(xy+yz+zx)$ Recently I had to make some impromptu updates to my computer, in order to be able to use zoom for doctor appointments. This introduced some side effects; ...
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Post with zeroes in all windows. [closed]

Hi: Would you mind looking at this post: Let $N$ be an abelian minimal normal subgroup of $G$. Then $N$ has a complement in $G$ iff $N\not\leq \Phi(G)$. In it not only the question but all three ...
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There is a MathJax command for the GCD. What, if any, is the command for the LCM?

There is $\gcd(a,b)$, written as $\gcd(a,b)$. How I can write lcm(a,b), the command $\lcm(a,b)$ gives an error.
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Can I eliminate an answer after its deletion?

I know that users with 10k reputation can view other user's deleted answers. My question: Is there a way to completely eliminate an answer so that no one (including myself) can view it? Background: I ...
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Merging questions with multiple duplicates (not a duplicate)

21 days ago from August 15, I asked my first question which looked like $ a_1=1 ,\space a_{n+1}=a_n+\dfrac{1}{a_n} $ The question was marked as a duplicate by me undisputedly. But as being observant ...
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Marking Cross-Posted Questions

I have come across several questions which have been cross-posted to MO with no clear indication, such as this question cross-posted here, or this question cross-posted here (note the second example ...
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Is there a functioning tracker for the number of questions that need review in the close queue?

Recently, the number of items that need review in the close queue stood at $10$, nearly into the single digits. Here is a screenshot: I was curious and searched for a way to track the number of ...
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How do I follow tags?

How do I follow particular tags for new questions asked with this tag?
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How to make and paste an image of a graph in graph theory questions?

I saw references in meta to an app known as TikZ but I also found the statement that TiKz does not work yet. So I am left wondering how to generate images of graphs that I can paste into my questions.
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Why are some New Contributors placed into the Low Quality Posts queue, instead of the First Posts queue?

With some frequency, I see posts that I would say could have been in either queue. Is it decided somewhat randomly? with one of the queues in priority? by some maybe indirect trigger? in a ...
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Why have I been blocked from posting questions?

I was about to post another question, but for some reason, I am not allowed to. I haven't received any down votes in the last few months, my last post hasn't had negative feedback, why am I not ...
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Find posts that were in a specific review queue

In another Meta question, the OP wrote that posts in the Late Answers queue are "fun to read". Personally, I have never reviewed a post in this queue, partly because they get reviewed before ...
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Deleting a community wiki answer to repost it as a normal post?

I have accidentally tapped on the community wiki button in one of my answers. I want it to be deleted and I will repost the answer. The link to that answer is this
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What should I do to chat successfully?

Due to firewalls I have to use VPN to visit all of the stackexchange network. Today I'd like to chat with another user on a specific math problem. However, I cannot access to the chatroom since it's ...
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How does the voting in the election work?

How does the voting in the elections work? I know that we elect one moderator and I have heard there are three votes to be cast. How does this work exactly? What are the implications of casting more ...
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Doubt regarding what kind of questions I can ask on meta

Suppose in the actual math stackexchange site, I got my answer down voted. I actually was pretty satisfied with my answer and was pretty down on not getting any upvotes, and then I got a downvote. Is ...

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