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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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Why I seemingly cannot find my question when searching but then later when I get flagged for duplicate question I find the similar question

I try to avoid creating duplicates but I always fail. Consider my recent question. I was searching the finite subgroup criterion. So I typed into the search function "Finite subgroup criterion&...
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Why is the user:me search function works (while I am logged in) but when I log out and search user:StephenElliott or user:Stephen Elliott dosen't work

I want to be able to share my Questions and Answers with friends and family, but I do not want to give them my account password, of course. I can search for my questions and answers successfully while ...
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Changing font size on Math.StackExchange?

Is there a way to make a selected text bigger/smaller? And which is the best?
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Simple way to write equations

The MathJax is fine , but it is so complex to write integral and Sigma notations using it . Is there any other way to write these complex equations? Btw I am on mobile often so it is hard to write ...
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How do I write mathematical equations on this site? [duplicate]

I can't find anything about this on the help page 😔. So , how do people exactly write out these complex looking integration problems on a phone? Is this the "mathjax" thing people talk ...
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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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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 and choose "Show Math As > ...
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How to write a small "dash" in superscript using MathJax [duplicate]

Specifically, I am trying to write this: Ignore whether the term is mathematically correct or not. Can someone help?
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What is the mechanism for earning the 'Publicist' badge?

Every so often, I get a popup in a question that says 'earn the publicist badge by creating a link to ...'. The badge page explains "Publicist" means "Shared a link to a question that ...
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How can an image be made which displays correctly both in dark and light modes?

How can an image be made, for insertion into a StackExchange question or answer, so that if a user uses dark mode and the web page's background is dark, the image displays as dark with white ...
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How can I destroy my profile? ("destroy", not "delete")

I read this post: 2023: a year in moderation. At the end of the array there is "Users destroyed". I was curious to see in the settings but I only found "Delete profile", where is ...
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Extracting all my answers (and the questions)

I'd like to extract all the answers I have written (along with the corresponding questions). In both cases (answers and questions) I'd like to have the original text (including markup) so that I can ...
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Do we have an equation editing HOWTO?

I see other posters writing beautiful integrals and quotients within quotients and matrices and sigma summations and and and... is there a guide for that? Edit: Trying Rahul's answer... $\mathfrak{G}...
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How does one share a link to a hot question? [duplicate]

Message: "share a link to this hot question to earn the publicist badge". How does one do this?
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Why { } doesn't work any more in Latex?

Any idea why $\{$ or $\}$ doesn't work anymore in latex on Math Stack ? (it seems to work here on meta however) When I write ...
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What is this font for the numbers?

I recently commented on a question and I used the proper MathJax formatting for the numbers and letters: Some minutes later my net became a little laggy and I refreshed the page. Then I lost my ...
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Are there ads on Mathematics Stack Exchange?

As far as I can tell, ads are displayed on some sites in the Stack Exchange network. (At least for users below some reputation threshold.) But I saw some contradictory information concerning the ...
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Question regarding deleted questions whilst under a post ban.

I wanted to ask if you could recycle deleted questions that the Bot has automatically deleted and repurpose them into new questions before voting to undelete whilst under a post ban in any Stack ...
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Is posting informative content without a real question acceptable?

I’ve made an interesting (to me) discovery about something I’ve been working on, but I don’t know if I should post it on any of the math-related stack exchange forums since there isn’t much of a ...
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How do I get my question deleted?

I cannot delete this question because "it has an answer", even when the "answer" does not even attempt to answer the question at all. It only repeats what I wrote in the question, ...
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Why are not table headings rendering correctly with embedded math here on Mathematics Stack Exchange that Render Fine on Stack Exchange Electronics

I have table headings here: How is it Possible to Optimize the Shichman-Hodges Slope Parameters from the Left and Right using Least Square Linear Regression Approaches That I copied and pasted from my ...
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Why does an upvote to your question earn you 10 rep but a downvote only takes 2?

Whenever someone's question gets upvoted, they earn 10 reputation. But when their question gets DOWNVOTED, they only lose 2. Why is this imbalance in place? For example, if one of my questions gets ...
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How do I see my chats?

I've now realized that I don't know how to access to my old chats. How do I know if someone answered me in a chat? Because I don't get any notifications in the "inbox". Is there a way to see ...
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Why was my question closed AFTER editing to make it more clear

What is this boolean pattern? This seems a bit frustrating and confusing. From my perspective yes it started unclear when D.W. may have first looked at it, but I believe that the intent to know how I ...
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Will a ban never be lifted permanently? [duplicate]

I am a new user in MathSE, and I had posted 2 questions, one of which I did not explain my working, and another which was a duplicate (my poor $\LaTeX$ is to blame for me not getting duplicates). I ...
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Inbox messages are being flagged as unread after I've read them

For the past few weeks, the notification box on my MSE intray icon has been showing me as having 2 or 3 unread messages (see image below). I go to the posts and read the comments but that doesn't ...
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Why doesn't MathJax show up immediately?

When we reload a page with MathJax in it, the math format is like this for a second: After a second it becomes the desired MathJax. Is the intermediate format in Sans-Serif? Why doesn't MathJax show ...
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I asked A question On MSE, Which I now think can receive more attention from MathOverflow

I recently asked a question On MSE, which was answered by one user, after I used bounty for first time. Later I re-bountied it for more clarification. Still I think it lacks more details, And can ...
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Syntax for writing a function defined by cases [duplicate]

Suppose we want to write about a function in a question that is defined by cases. In our note books we generally write "$f(x) =$" and then we give a big curly left bracket, and then define various ...
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What to do when there is a minor but crucial typo in a post, where fixing it is too short for an edit suggestion?

What should I do when there is a minor but crucial typo in a post (perhaps of literally one character) that is otherwise perfect? Occasionally I come across a question or answer that is perfect other ...
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What can I do if someone gives me an answer that seems correct but is wrong?

Premise A while ago I posted a question on the math section of StackExchange. A user gave me an answer that, seen without attention, seemed both well written and with correct reasoning behind it (in ...
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How to write preformatted texts in comments?

When I want to submit a comment to say the right $\LaTeX$ code for something, for example, You should use \mathbb{C} for $\mathbb{C}$. how can I write the "<...
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How to write letters with a slash on it?

How do I write letters like the following in mathjax?
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Is it possible to recover/archive some of the comments?

This is about the comment area of The continuity of $g\circ h$ and $h$, and $h$ surjective, imply the continuity of $g$? As a not-very-obvious question, many lovely commenters leaves a lot of ideas ...
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Yearling badge was not awarded?

This is my first post on Meta and my second interaction ever, but on the main site I have been somewhat active for a full year now. I love this site, so many insightful answers and intriguing ...
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How can we draw kernel diagram in the Math Stackexchange?

I don't know I can ask this kind of question here. Anyway, I propose a question. How can we draw next type commutative diagram ? My scope of ability of drawing commutative diagram is for example as ...
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How to search MSE for a formula? [duplicate]

I don't know how to search a formula in Math.SE. For example last time I asked a question about $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\left(n \ln \frac{2 n+1}{2 n-1}-1\right)$; but this question has been closed since ...
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Is it possible to have conjunction of certain "favorite tags"?

In a related post, it was suggested that I answer homework questions. However, there are still certain subjects I don't have a strong understanding of. And so I would like to know if it was possible ...
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How can I resume asking questions on MSE? [duplicate]

I was banned from asking questions in MSE because of poor rated questions or closure and deletion of questions. For this, I read The MSE meta Questions related to this topic(specifically this I have ...
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How could I continue asking questions on Mathematics Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I asked seven questions during two and and a half years of my account on Mathematics Stack Exchange. Before I raised each of them, I was researching the topic for tens or even for hundreds of hours. ...
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Mathjax integrals displaying incorrectly

On my display the integral display too small and too far down. I see this on every integral displayed on the site. $$ \int f(x) dx $$ which is rendered to $$ \int ...
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Is asking to verify my P=NP proof appropriate? [closed]

Is providing link to my (8 pages) proof of P=NP and asking to check my proof appropriate for a math.SE question?
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Can I retract a flag on a deleted post?

I flagged a GPT answer for moderator attention on June 21st; I don't think I knew about the moderation strike at the time. This answer has since been deleted, but the flag still registers as pending. ...
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Sorting answers by last modified date gives peculiar results

I was looking at this question on Maths Meta. There are four answers and I have them sorted by Date Modified (Newest First). Listed below are the created and last modified dates of the four answers in ...
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How to copy mixture of text and latex formulas in a comment?

Okay, I might sound lazy. When trying to copy mixture of text and latex formulas in an answer, it is always easy. I can simply click "edit" and copy the source. But when trying to do the same in a ...
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Font size in new theme?

Is there something funny about font size in the new "theme", or is it a problem at my end or what? These days when I write/edit a post the preview looks the same as always. Then when I "save edit" ...
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Defining New Commands Renders As Empty Space

How do I define new commands at the top without creating multiple spaces before the first character? Also, is it just my browser, or is the rendering engine on StackExchange much slower than on ...
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I asked a question, realized it had a glitch that would take time to fix so I deleted it, now I want to fix it but I can't find it

Is there any way to retrieve the deleted question? Or did I just do something really stupid. I was hoping to edit the question to fix it before undeleting it.
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Is there a way to undo a migration?

"This question Estimating the most abundant isotopomer of an isotopic distribution was migrated to Cross Validated because it can be answered by people interested in statistics, machine learning, ...

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