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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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proper limit notation for inline limits

$\lim_{x\to 0}$ . How do i move that $x \rightarrow 0$ below the limit notation without using an entire line like this $$\lim_{x\to 0}$$ Whenever I want to use limit notation in the main site i have ...
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How can the question ban be removed: [closed]

The question is deleted and then I'm banned on MO after I asked the following question: https://math.stackexchange.com/q/3570663/702232 The question received severe criticism and got deleted on MO but ...
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How do you typeset Dynkin-like diagrams with MathJax?

I just posted a question where I typeset the $E_6$, $E_7$, and $E_8$ Dynkin diagrams using MathJax. It looks alright to me, by I'm worried the alignment will look off to users viewing the post with a ...
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Writing Math equations in MSE. [duplicate]

How do I write the mathematical equations in a question, here on stack exchange? When I try to write a question which involves equations, I get stuck as I don't know how to input those equations... ...
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How to ensure that an active contest question is locked until the contest expires

I answered the following question: 4th Point Of A Rectangle - Co-Ordinate Geometry I then learned it was part of an active contest: https://www.codechef.com/JULY20B/problems/PTMSSNG I voted to close ...
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Why has my math stackexchange page zoomed abruptly?

The other day when I opened SE, I saw that my Math SE had got zoomed. Even with zoom out the situation does not work out. Although, the other SE sites are all fine. Can someone help me out?
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User removed ; associated reputation removed ; [duplicate]

Recently consequent to "User Removed" I had a reduction in reputation. How to get which post or answers given that resulted in this ? Thanks for help in tracking up such a source.
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How could this question be deleted? [duplicate]

This question was recently deleted (with 3 users voting to delete). The help topic "why and how are some questions deleted" says questions are deleted if they are "extremely off topic&...
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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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Mathjax fonts ttf file download link needed [closed]

Long time ago, I was a regular attendee of math.stackexchange and then probably from the meta site, I found a web link (probably github link) to lots of mathjax fonts '.ttf' files for my pc. Those ...
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Average reputation on the site

I've been for a while in the Mathematics site, and I'm curious about the high reputation some people have. I like the feeling of being proud about a number representing how much you've contributed to ...
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Gray or yellow background for questions and answers using > and >!

Many times I have asked myself why there is no longer a grey or other colour background as there was a few months ago using the > command. Using a smartphone you ...
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Shadow or background question

Why I see sometimes some questions with shadows or in background like the picture in attachment? My question, following my comment, refers to the fact that I do not have any Ignored tags and, for ...
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Mistake done by MSE in calculating score.

In my profile of Mathematics SE, it shows that I've score of $7$ in algebra-precalculus tag. However, if you manually count the scores of all the questions ...
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Can we manually adjust image width in a post?

When one attaches an image to the body of a post, like so— —it automatically takes up the entire width of the body of the text. Is there any way that this can be manually altered? For example, ...
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Which Stack Exchange accepts computer related questions about Debian? [closed]

Does Stack Exchange have a site for computer related questions similar to Math Stack Exchange? I mean one which accepts beginner questions as well, specifically about Debian. If so, what is the URL?
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If I have a question that has already been answered, but I don't understand the answer and the thread seems to be dead, how do I ask?

My post here was closed. I have the same question as another user but I do not understand the accepted answer. To me, it appears incomplete. It is missing details which I do not know how to fill in. ...
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A sudden avalanche of upvotes [duplicate]

I just received an avalanche of upvotes (12 upvotes to old answers within 1 or 2 minutes) See screenshot: I'm not complaining, but it's a little surprising. Users with more privileges than me, do you ...
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Is it possible to flag users who use photos of very young children, or is there an age limit for Math.SE?

In Stack Exchange communities, like Math.SE, are users allowed to have profile photos of children? I would like to know whether or not it is correct to flag those profiles where there are pictures of ...
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How can I typeset blackboard bold numbers?

How can I typeset blackboard bold numbers? What I need is simply something like $\mathbb A$ (\mathbb{A}) but with A replaced ...
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My username is forced to change because it is close to that of a well-known user

I received suddenly an email from the Moderation Team: Hello, We're writing in reference to your Mathematics Stack Exchange account: https://math.stackexchange.com/users/798202/user798202 We reset ...
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What to do with duplicates of deleted questions?

There are 109 questions that are closed as duplicates of deleted posts. This SEDE query lists all such posts. Can we do something about these posts? One question is on its way to be Roomba'd and some ...
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Can we move an unanswered question to MathOverflow?

Two months ago, I asked this question, which no one answered. Therefore, later I offered a +50 bounty for it. Sadly, again no answers. Now I think that the question might be more suitable for ...
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My question got closed though it was not completely identical. [closed]

I recently asked this question: "Find the number of ordered pairs of integers $(x,y)$ such that $x^2+y^2-xy=37$" on the Math SE. My question got closed as a duplicate of this question: "...
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Was my username vulgar?

My username has been changed to default without any notice. The original username was "AshWhole" Yes, it is similar to an inappropriate word, but does not the exact spelling, nor the ...
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How to type =|| = in MathJax?

I want to type the following symbol (for logical equivalence): Some editors have the command \DashvDash available, but SE's MathJax doesn't. Alternatively, the ...
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How to export my favorite questions on stack-exchange as pdf? [duplicate]

Is there a way to export my favorite questions merged as pdf? If there is no such thing why don't you think about it?
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What happens to questions with bounty when OP was suspended for more than 8 days?

What happens to questions with bounty when OP was suspended for more than 8 days? Will the bounty be lost? or will be refunded? or in case someone answers will be awarded somehow? Thank you
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HOW to put latex in to ask a question in math? [duplicate]

How do I put latex in to ask a question in math? Somewhere it says use jackmath or mathjax or jaxmath all of which are meaningless. And how do I insert pages out of an on line book into a question? ...
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Finding previously upvoted comments

I upvoted a comment that I found intriguing. However, it crossed my mind again and I couldn't remember on which post it was. Is there any way I can find it? Or should I browse through my browser ...
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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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An answer that did not answer my question might get some reputation points from the bounty

A few days ago I asked this question: My question That question was on an exam my teacher gave us to help us prepare to the final exam. I only got one answer but the answer claimed that I made a ...
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How to draw a commutative diagram?

Is it possible to draw a (simple) commutative diagram using MathJax? Amscd doesn't seem to work here on math.SE. M(N)WE: $$ \begin{CD} K(X) @>{ch}>> H(X;\mathbb Q);\\ @VVV @VVV \\ K(Y) @&...
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Answers being unaccepted

I'm fairly new to (Math) Stack Exchange, so I am hoping the community could shed some light on this: I answered a user's question, in a comprehensive manner, and the user up-voted and accepted my ...
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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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Why this question cannot be edited?

I wanted to change tags in the following question from untagged to something more reasonable: Please solve the following Algebra. This question was migrated from MO and it was closed on MSE as "...
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If I post a question or an answer, which gets upvotes, and I delete said post do I lose reputation?

My Question (most likely a duplicate, but I couldn't find such): If I post something (i.e a question or an answer) and it gets say 2 upvotes, and I delete said post do I then lose all the reputation ...
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Was I right in making this answer community wiki?

I have recently answered this question, which according to MSE guidelines, would be considered a poorly phrased problem. Have I made the right decision in answering the question community-wiki style? ...
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Why isn't my question showing up in active questions when I edit it? [closed]

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/3723674/is-incompleteness-eliminated-when-construed-within-this-adaptation-to-the-sound
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Moderator to Reopen Question [duplicate]

I have a question I need to have reopened by a moderator. I searched meta, but could not find the answer. Can someone please help tell me how to do this? Thank you.
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Privileges List

Being new on this site, I'm slowly gaining more reputation and am unlocking new privileges (such as upvoting, commenting, etc.). On my account it tracks the next privilege that I'm progressing towards,...
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How to unfollow a deleted question.

I have just noticed I am following a question (https://math.stackexchange.com/q/3643049/399263), although I might have clicked follow unintentionally because I never usually follow questions. Anyway, ...
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How do you get the organizer badge?

How do you get the organizer badge? It says it's awarded for carrying out your "first retag" but I'm not exactly sure what that means.
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Description of partial-functions tag includes “history”

When randomly scrolling through tags on the tags page, this one partial-functions randomly caught my eye. I noticed its description is: Questions on partial functions, history, usage, properties, ...
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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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3000+ reputation - what can I do now?

I would like to read the 3 paragraphs what I can do now after having achieved 3000+ reputation. I was offered to read them as I reached 3k rep, but now I cannot find it.
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Not sure which action to take while reviewing this First Post

I have very recently encountered this question in the First Posts review queue. I did not know what action to take, as it looked more like a conceptual doubt than a homework question. While I was ...
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How do I delete the spacing for the equation below?

How do I delete the spacing between $\lambda_{A}$ and the parenthesis in the equation below? $$\lambda_{A}\left(\bigcup\limits_{i=s}^{t} S_i\right)$$
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What can be done about problematic suggested edits?

When one encounters a problematic suggested edit one has the option to reject it. However, in some cases it might seem like more should be done (this includes a persistent pattern of problematic ...

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