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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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What can be used for checking on posts you downvoted/closed?

I have seen discussions where some users explicitly mentioned that they tend to go back to questions and answers they downvoted (or voted to close) and if they were sufficiently improved, they retract ...
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Many times it happens new user asks questions with images but can't express image and then others say that pls put image instead of link

I know this site wants new user to use MathJax instead of image. But one should understand that new users will face difficulty in writing MathJax and would take time to adjust (not all but most do ...
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Questions posted during an online exam

We had an instance today of a user posting two questions to MSE during an online exam - the questions were from the exam. The students taking the exam are expressly forbidden from using any internet ...
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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 a moderator delete my old question and hide it? [closed]

A week ago someone said "please comment on my answer" (to my question from ~ 2015 on gradient descent, answer ~ 2018). I didn't answer immediately, and now I don't see it; it's not in https:...
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I am failing to make the answer look good. What can I do?

My answer to this question Minimizing $a_1x_1^2 + a_2x_2^2$ for positive $a_i$, where $a_1x_1+a_2x_2=B$ looks very bad on the phone. The syntaxes look fine when I switch to the desktop version of the ...
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Regarding the new enforcement of quality standards

I'm a little confused about the new enforcement of quality standards, described here: Enforcement of Quality Standards I am very much for this, and think it is a great idea. That said, I make mistakes,...
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Red Colored Tags Showing Up for Certain Tags and Questions is Confusing me. What do They Mean and Why are They Here?

Status-byDesign and faq are both tags that appear completely red when one tries to view them or put them into a question Here is what I mean: These appear to look like this because these tags are ...
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Approved edit that makes question *less* readable

I recently encountered the following edit of a question: https://math.stackexchange.com/revisions/4126525/2 I hope everyone here agrees that the edit is not appropriate. A minor thing is that editing &...
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How to view the recently deleted answer?

I thought there was an answer to this question, but it seems to be deleted. How to view the deleted answer? many thanks! Prove or disprove $SO(4n) \supseteq \frac{(Sp(1)\times Sp(n))}{\mathbb{Z}_2}$? ...
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Duplicate flag was replaced by comment in my name

Yesterday I flagged this question: restriction diagonalizable operator is diagonalizable as a duplicate of this other question: Diagonalizable transformation restricted to an invariant subspace is ...
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I flagged a comment but I have not heard anything back. What should I do?

I flagged a comment but I have not heard anything back. The comment was very strange and I want to know what is the reason for it. What should I do? Also it came at the same time as what seemed like ...
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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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My main maths stack exchange bookmarks r not showing

My all previous bookmarks are not there in the bookmarks section. Pls is it possible to bring it back the previous all bookmarks they were of very nice topics and detail explanation. Pls help ...
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Can I ask that a closed mathSE query not be deleted

A mathSE query posted by someone received interesting info in an answer by someone else. I have bookmarked this query. Since it has been closed, I have also downloaded the (full) html page, just to ...
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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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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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I am unable to see all the possible badges, where can I find them?

I am trying to look for the Unsung Hero Gold badge. First, I go to my profile on the main MSE and go to activity. Then, I hit the gear icon here to get to the badge area Here I am! Now, I hit the ...
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Why cannot I approve suggested edits?

I still remember the time as I was able to approve suggested edits. Then at some point my approvals start require an agreement of a further user. The only possible reason for this restriction I can ...
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I am a student and have reached my limit of 50 questions per month what do I do?

I am a student and have reached my limit of 50 questions per month. I am poor and can't afford a math teacher and have been using this site to teach me a lot of new things so that I can get better at ...
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What package do I use to write angular bracket symbols in Latex?

I want to express an unordered m-tuple (or symmetric m-tuple) as < a_1,...,a_m >. So while writing I used greater and less than symbols ( >', <' )from ...
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Appealing a rejected edit

I recently edited an answer to a question in differential geometry about computing the round metric. https://math.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/1575851 The provided answer was a correct ...
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Are answers involving generalizations of previous answers accepted?

Basically wish to know the general consensus on the above. I wish to post a generalization of a pretty famous integral result as an answer to an answer discussing that integral result.
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Cannot find my question.

Yesterday, I posted a question in math.stackexchange.com and now I can't find it. The title included 'nonempty finite subset'. I clicked my icon and used ^F in my browser to find that string but could ...
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Can screenshots from YouTube videos be used as references for a question?

I love to learn math by watching videos. So I eventually end up with a lot of questions and thoughts based on the topics discussed in those videos. So if I were to ask these questions on SE, one ...
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A specific confusing MathJax syntax that works randomly or not

Today I ran into the specific MahJax problem for which I cannot find the cause. Interestingly, if this Mathjax syntax somehow works in the Q&A area, it definitely doesn't work in the comment ...
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If conditions change, are badges revoked if the condition no longer applies?

I've recently earned "tenacious", because a fair number of answers of mine have been accepted but have zero score. However, it is not beyond the realms of possibility that certain of these ...
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Is there a way to see the list of solved questions?

I like to read how questions are solved and learn the method, so it would be nice to see the list of solved questions. Is there a way to do this? Edit: I assume the downvote came from my lack of ...
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Answer preview in MSE not appearing

Whenever I am going to write an answer or edit someone's post, I am not able to see its preview under the answer writing section in MSE. Why is this happening?
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Mathjax syntaxes that don't look very good?

These MathJax syntaxes look fine to me: \require{cancel}\cancel{\Longleftrightarrow} $$\require{cancel}\cancel{\Longleftrightarrow}$$ ...
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Can you have two accounts for two separate people, on the same computer?

Can you have two accounts for two separate people, on the same computer? My sister and I thought so, but she just tried to create a new account on this site. However, I personally can't ask questions ...
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I have the answer to a question I wrote that was deleted

About a year ago I wrote a question and it was immediately deleted because I didn't provide enough context. But I now would be able to answer it. I saw on some of the meta questions that you can ...
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How are flags handled by the community? [duplicate]

I was going through my helpful flags, when I came across this question I flagged: How to approach $\int\limits_0^\infty \frac{\tan^{-1}\alpha x\tan^{-1}\beta x}{x^2}\,\mathrm{d}x$? Notice how the ...
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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 many declined flags are you allowed to have?

I have $130$ helpful flags right now, $3$ declined, and around $37$ waiting for review. I was wondering, what would happen if a lot of the flags ended up declined? What threshold of missed flags are ...
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Recover closed question on math.stackexchange?

Is there a way to recover a question (talking about Veblen ordinal hierarchies and tetration) on math.stackexchange that has been closed time ago? Need to archive its contents on my webpage and I ...
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Double struck 1 in Mathjax

I want to type the 𝟙 symbol in Mathjax (physics.stackexchange) without having to copy the Ascii character. I found https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/204998/double-struck-zero-and-one which ...
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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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Deletion of flagged comments

Suppose I flag a comment, and the user subsequently deletes the comment before the flag is resolved. Do the moderators still see my flag? (I tried searching previously asked meta questions, but could ...
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What is the problem in formulating my question

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Existence condition of an expression I am new in mathstack and before writing a question I have tried to read how be able to write a quite ...
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Are questions about whether or not a complicated mathematical problem of something in physics has been solved suitable here?

I asked the question https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/616734/has-it-been-researched-whether-there-exists-a-shape-that-can-undergo-zero-resist on Physics Stack Exchange. It was not well ...
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Can one use Stack Exchange to render mathematical equations for personal use?

Is it ok to use the "body" part (of questions and answers) to render LaTeX equations for personal use? In other words is it OK to use it as a LaTeX editor-compiler for non Stack related ...
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How to search for bounties awarded to my answers?

Is there a convenient way to search for answers of mine that have been awarded bounties? I know that I can look through the "reputation" tab of my user profile, but this is very tedious, ...
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What MathJax commands are most often used on this site?

Following Mark Bennet's question on Short and helpful advice on using Mathjax on this site, I've began drafting a tutorial aimed at complete beginners. It can be found here. It is made up of $5$ ...
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Is it possible to use the search function on stack exchange in the browser itself?

On the top of my page, I have a search bar in math Stack Exchange: Now, instead of google, is it possible to directly feed my search query into this search bar itself from the place you type address ...
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Is there any way to see my deleted questions or answers?

Previously I deleted some of my questions, I wonder if there is a way to see (only) my deleted questions?
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merge new account into old

Allen Hatcher has asked that his new, mysterious account, be merged into an existing one. SEE If a binary quadratic form primitively represents $n$ and $n^3$, must it be the identity form?
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How to markup expression using sigma notation for sum in MathJax [duplicate]

I have had trouble trying to express a sigma sum formula. Please do not think I have been lazy, I have been lazy, it is just I have up attempting to work it out after over 2 hours (when my actual ...
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Why does this produce math equations indented with grey bar?

By looking at the posts on Mathematics Stack Exchange I have figured out how to produce an inset of math equations, like this: $S=\{1,2,3\ldots \text{ n for }n\in \mathbb{N}\}\\ Y_{i,j}=\{i|i\in \...

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