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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Overuse of problem-solving

I noticed that the tag problem-solving is used frequently by newbies who have just one problem which they need to solve. Will anyone mind if I start deleting these tags from questions which are ...
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How to see math.se in your own language?

Suppose that you know only very basic English. And you therefore have difficulties when understanding questions and answers on math.stackexchange. And suppose that you would like this site to be in ...
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Vertically aligned addition equation with MathJax?

I'm working on math project and I need to create simple vertical addition or subtraction equations. I read this page Page. I'm using MathJax for this project. If I'...
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Issues happen when users change their username on the site

Sometimes I change my username on the MSE site. and it cause a problem. for example for my older comments on posts when I discuss with other users in comment section we normally tag usernames in the ...
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Is it possible to prevent substitution in approach0?

I don't know if the question is well suited here, but I don't know about a forum dedicated to this search engine, yet since it is widely used by MSE members, I guess that should do it (please redirect ...
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Why has my flagging option “very low quality” disappeared?

I've seen a couple minutes ago a post that, in my opinion, needs improvement. I immediately thought of flagging, but when I opened the flag window I noticed the option "very low quality" ...
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Downvotes after comments on a post [closed]

So like any other normal day, I was going through posts and found this one. I found that the answer posted by the user DMcMor was lacking a proper explanation to the question. So I downvoted it and ...
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Dark/ light color of up/down vote arrows

I noted that some arrows are darker than others. Could there be a problem in my computer?
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In MathJax, how can I get the index of a cube root of a tall expression to be at the right level?

In MathJax, the cube root of a displayed fraction comes out like $$\sqrt[3]\frac ab .$$ Typographically, there are four things wrong with this. The main one is that the $3$ is too low. It should at ...

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