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What happens if the answer which had appeared after starting a bounty is not worthy of that bounty?

This happened to me once. I had a question and started a bounty over its topic but the "new" answer which came for the bounty was "to my standards" not worthy of that particular bounty. Stackexchange ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Find posts that were in a specific review queue

In another Meta question, the OP wrote that posts in the Late Answers queue are "fun to read". Personally, I have never reviewed a post in this queue, partly because they get reviewed before ...
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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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Why is there no edit option below the question?

This is not the first time but many times I've encountered this problem. There is no 'edit' option below the question as it usually is. Here's the screenshot: What might be the reason for this?
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Openoffice formula into math.stackexchange post

I have a question to ask and can't cut and paste the many formula into this post. Is there anyway to do it without having to learn MathJaX?
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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Downvote / Close / Delete

Down voting, closing, and deleting content on this site are important tools to help ensure the quality of this site. My impression is that there is a distinction between these tools, though. We ...
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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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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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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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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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Misused(?) closing votes.

I recently hit the 3k reputation bar and so got the privilege to vote to close questions. What strikes me is that most of the closing proposal are about questions of the form "[Some problem]. Please ...
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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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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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Losing rep when a Q is removed

this post: 'How to Solve It: Add Your Heuristics' has been removed. I had an answer on it which made me 20rep, which I have now lost. But it wasn't my question, so why has my rep been lost?
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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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Why can I not edit a comment after 5 minutes but can just replace it?

It is not possible to edit a comment after 5 minutes. But I can simply delete and reinsert the comment instead. Isn't that a bug? If someone adds a post in between then the order of the comments ...
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Unsure over why Question was closed

I had a recent question closed (link below) and the reason given was that it lacked detail... Not exactly sure how anyone can read this as lacking detail? Applications of Vector Spaces that are not ...

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