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How does tag synonyms work?

The tagging system has an option for suggesting a synonym, which is sort of a "soft merge" between two tags. It turns everything in one tag, to be named as another tag. Is there some [semi-]official ...
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I don't see the “retag” button anymore?

I used to retag some questions, in particular for probability-tagged questions misusing the "distribution-theory" tag. As I haven't got the "Edit" priviledge, I don't understand why I currently don'...
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Is it OK to post images/text from a textbook?

I'm self studying a textbook and sometimes I do not understand the explanation the author is trying to give for a concept. Is it OK for me to write out what the textbook says verbatim and/or take an ...
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Copying the answer with all code at once

Is there any way to copy the entire best answer, along with all the TeX codes at once (something like right click => select all => copy) for reference or further offline use?
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What's the preferred way on math.SE of typesetting differential operators in an integral? [duplicate]

Say for example $$\int \frac{1}{x} \textrm{d}x$$
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Labeling the answers by numbers

I am kindly asking: Can it be manageable by the Masters of the site to label the answers coming for a problem by a number showing that which answer is came earlier and which one is later. However, ...
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How do I make a comment?

For some reason I can make comments on my own posts, but then when I try to make comments on other people's posts or anything else for that matter, a blue notification pops up saying I require 50 ...
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Matrix and other arrays : Converter to Latex/MathJAX?

For matrices, system of equations, and other arrays, is there something akin to http://truben.no/latex/table/? Latex/MathJAX can smart the eyes.
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Why was this question deleted by Community, after being closed but with score not below $0$?

There was a question: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/987284/fuel-level-in-horizontal-cylindrical-tank/987290#987290 It was closed but wasn't downvoted below 0. So Why has it been ...
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Looking for template which says something like “the way of saying thank you is upvoting or accepting an answer”

I saw a question here on Meta with several templates but not the one I need. I remember seeing sometime ago a template that read more or less like: "the way of saying thank you here is upvoting or ...
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What tags to choose?

I am not sure if this is the right place to post this question. First, how to choose the tags when asking a question? If one does not know which tag to use? Second, what is the difference between ...
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about removing question

I am not sure if this is the right place to put the question here. I accidentally reposted my question. Can one shut down his/her own question?
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Can a question having upvoted answer be auto-deleted?

I thought that the question with an upvoted answer cannot be auto-deleted. (And that it can be deleted only by votes of users who have privilege to vote for deletion.) In faq entry How does deleting ...
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How do I preview my post before posting?

How do I preview my post before posting? I do not find any preview button.
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How to left-adjust display-mode MathJax. Or is it not feasible?

Is there a way to align MathJax display-mode expressions on the left margin?
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Are questions about diagram drawing on-topic?

I have a finite set of formulas (some of which are pairwise equal) and some binary relations between these formulas. I want to draw a diagram expressing these relations, to represent visually several ...
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What is the best way to print one answer? [duplicate]

Suppose I want to print one answer (out of many). Is there an option to achieve that without printing parts of adjacent answers?
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Bounty-change the reasons

I had asked a question 10 months ago and right now I gave bounty on that. The reason for bounty I gave was 'More detail require' But after applying the bounty it shows 'The current answers do not ...
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How does the community user poke questions?

According to its profile, the community user randomly pokes old unanswered questions every hour to get them some attention. What does this poke consist of? Is it an action ordinary users are ...
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Have there been no moderator elections since December 2014?

Have there been no moderator elections since December 2014? Are moderators elected to serve for some specified period of time? The tag wiki for the election tag says Moderator elections are held ...
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Logging into the Chat site

I have not been able to log into the chat site for a few says now. All the tests that are done by the test thingie end up being ok, but... If I log out of all SE sites, then back into the math.SE site ...
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how can I see a math symbol before submit a question

I would like to know how to see a mathsymbol before I submit a post. I would like to see the format before submit, because I want to send good posts to mathoverflow. thanks a lot
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No TeX support in chat [duplicate]

Today the StackExchange system advised me to move one of the comment exchanges to chat. I wanted to do that, but then saw that TeX is not supported and it was almost impossible to follow the train of ...
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increased number of votes for closing questions?

I used to have 24 votes per day for closing questions. Today I noticed that the number of votes was 50. True, this morning there was a bunch of questions (16) to be reviewed, but otherwise I saw no ...
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Question update notice not showing any more

The landing page of the math stack exchange used to have a feature that displayed how many new or updated questions had been asked since you last refreshed the page. Clicking on it 'refreshed' the ...
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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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help with what is my user id and how do i check it?

what is my user id and how to check it? i'm trying to run posts.OwnerUserId = ##UserId## but I don't know how to get it.
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Nonunique usernames?

I just took a look at the users-page. I am surprised that we can have a couple of users with the same username. Is that by design/wanted or a bug? Or something else? See userpage for "math" Note: I ...
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How to see questions I favourited?

How to see the questions which I favourited till now? I tried a lot and could not find anywhere how to see this so always had to search and find what i wanted.
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Moderators should drop a comment when invalidating a flag

Downvoters have no obligation to comment but Moderators, being in a somewhat more responsible position than an average user, should atleast try to leave a comment on the action they take on user's ...
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what happens to the questions/solutions written on math.se

I am having this doubdt in mind (although not of any immediate concern to me), what happens to the proofs/solutions/questions written on math.se or math.overflow. Is their any means that that the OP ...
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A cyan background for any question

I wanted to understand why I see some of the questions in cyan as in the attached image. Thanks in advance.
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Unable to log in to a chat room

when I try to enter into a chat room here, I am told by the browser to log in first (although it seems I'm logged in already, as my name is displayed on the stackexchange page, along with my user ...
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How is acceptance rate calculated?

I am just curious to know. For acceptance rate calculation, does it consider deleted questions as unaccepted? And what about close questions? This question is so simple yet the site shows that it ...
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filter answers by tags when viewing profile

This question is very basic so please bear with me. I cannot figure out how to sort or filter answers by tags when I view my history of posts and replies in my math.se profile. It has got to the point ...
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Why do linked questions added in comments appear in the list with delay?

Original post - see below for the edited version: I've recently noticed that some questions for which links were added in comments did not appear in the list on the right. Is this a bug or was the ...
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Flags on comments don't sum up correctly

When you look at Your flagging history it might happen that the flags on comments don't sum correctly. Seems like there are some that are still waiting for review (which shows up for flags on for ...
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Questions about inviting response, dishonesty, uploading image.

Some general questions, please: (1) I am studying graduate math online, this forum is the best place for getting help. If I post a question and if I would like a certain person whom I respected to ...
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“link only” flag disappeared

In my remembering there was a (very useful) "link-only" flag for answers. This flag was basically saying that even the link could answer the question, the content of the link should be copied because ...
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Why do people delete answers that seem useful and how should one react?

This question is intended to help me and others that experience this behavior to understand these action and (hopefully) therefore be a better members to this valuable mathematics community. I wish to ...
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Is there a way to take a poll on Maths Stack Exchange?

The title says it all. Is there a way to take a poll on Maths Stack Exchange? Is a poll an acceptable question?
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Relating to create a new tag

I have created a tag named "significance" and gave the full details (all of them are approved by others after some time) and also I fit there 8 questions (different authors posted in different ...
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If I am not getting feeback for my questions, can I just post the same question another day?

I posted a thread a few days ago about the explanation of a proof. I arranged the thread by providing little fragments of the proof, getting feeback on that specific fragment and then posting the ...
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Statistics of visits on M.SE

As it is possible to see the last time when you or others visited M.SE, I wonder if one can see a statistics of visits of your own or of a specific user for a period of time (last year, let's say).
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Can we know who voted on our answer?

Just curious: can we know who voted on our answer in Mathematics Stack Exchange?
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flaggin contradiction?

Yesterday I flagged https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/360476/how-is-algebra-equations-geometry-etc-going-to-help-with-life citing reason 'it is too broad to be answered' the flag was ...
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When someone gives you -2 points

How to find the reason for someone giving you a -2 for a previously answered question that had been given 10 points?
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How could I attach a pdf file?

How could I attach a PDF file through my questions? Excuse me for this question, but I have much trouble to do this! Thank you very much.
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When are two answers too similar?

Is it true that $0.999999999\ldots = 1$? math fallacy problem: $-1= (-1)^3 = (-1)^{6/2} = \sqrt{(-1)^6}= 1$? Why $\sqrt{-1 \times -1} \neq \sqrt{-1}^2$? have many similar answers. When is this ...
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What is the difference between Mathematics SE and Mathematics Meta? [closed]

As the title sounds, what is the difference between Mathematics Stack Exchange and Mathematics Meta?

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