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Is using blockquote for highlighting problematic?

I want to ask whether using blockquote for the purpose of highlighting some part of a post is discouraged and whether it can cause some problems for users viewing the question? Example: Is using ...
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Can I ask the same question twice?

I asked a question but since it was very long, nobody answered me. I'm wondering if I should ask it again as a new question again (Of course I will make it much simpler than before) or should I just ...
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Why was the “curious badge” badge not being awarded?

Recently, I visited my profile page, but got surprised by seeing this. Actually, long days ago, I chose the Curious badge as my next target badge. The criteria for this badge says, Ask a well-...
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Does reputation change if an answer gets deleted due to deletion of original post by vote(s)?

I recently found that the following post $\lim_{x\rightarrow +\infty}\sqrt{x}e^{-x}\left(\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{x^{k}}{k!\sqrt{k}}\right)$ was deleted by vote(s) and as a result my answer also got ...
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When is @ ping necessary to cause comment notification to take place?

I know that sometimes if you want a specific user to be notified by a comment, you have to put @so and so. But can someone explain to me when that is and isn't necessary? Thanks!
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Deleting Tags after being created

Is it possible to delete a tag after it has been created. For example when I post a question under the tag, Analytic number theory sometimes, Analytic only appears in the Tag column and the Analytic ...
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No Latex Rendering at all

I can't get any of the tex on any question anywhere to render at all. I'm on windows7 and I've tried FireFox 15, IE9, Chrome, etc. all appear the same: just the original markup is displayed. I've ...
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How to search for a formula/expression

Suppose I want to search for instances where an expression similar to $x_n^2-x_{n-1}x_{n+1}$ shows up. How would I do that? I suppose the question goes beyond searching MSE. Are there search engines ...
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Catalog of limits

WARNING: This post contains hundreds of mathematical formulas. Do not open it on devices, where rendering of MathJax is slow! For more comprehensive catalog see https://mathindex.wordpress.com (it ...
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What are the guidelines for reviewing?

What are the guidelines for reviewing? What should one avoid doing when reviewing? How can it happen to be banned and what are the implications of this? If I've been banned from review, where can I ...
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What is a positive question record?

What is a positive question record? Some of the badges need positive question record what is it? And how can I earn it?
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How can I delete an answer which has been accepted?

I no longer want to help a particular user (picakhu) due to repeated comments that my considered answers are not helpful, changes in questions after I answer, and the user's pattern of not voting ...
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Announcement: New User Merge Policy/Tool

This post is to call to attention a new tool available for all users that facilitates merging of duplicated/fragmented accounts. Quite often on the site we see users who, for one reason or another, ...
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How does one search for questions and answer by specific user and by date?

I have recently had a maths puzzle I got stuck on. I am nearly 100% sure that I've seen the answer to this question on this site. I only know potential users that might have asked/answered the ...
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Suggestion for “Hint-Only” Tag

For people who only want guidance in understanding how to approach the problem, as opposed to seeing a fully fleshed out solution. Would this tag be useful? Am new to this site, so don't want to ...
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Why my questions were turned into community wiki

My two questions were turned into CW: Question 1 and Question 2 I looked through a previous related question here, and guessed it might be because I edited my posts too many times (>10)? Because I ...
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How do I change Math Renderer for MathJax?

In various posts on meta I have read that various math renderers can be used for MathJax, such as HTML-CSS, SVG, etc. See, for example, What is the difference between the 3 math renderers? How can I ...
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Cancelling an Upvote (Downvote)

I just voted mistakenly up-voted an answer, then tried to cancel it by clicking on the down arrow. Of course, that changed my a down vote, which wasn't I wanted even less. So I changed it back to an ...
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How did I lose rep?

An hour or two ago, I seem to have lost rougly 50-60 reputation points. I have no idea how this happened. Maybe someone deleted a question containing an answer of mine? How can I keep track of such ...
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How do you cite a reference in a comment?

If I want to quote a reference in an answer on this site, I use the syntax [Here][1] followed at the end of the answer by ...
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How to proceed after question was answered in comments?

I asked a question and a user posted a comment of the form 'did you try ...'. This did indeed work and I consider the question answered. I wrote another comment on my question confirming that this ...
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Who should be pinged by the “@<user>” feature if there is more than one match

Recently in the main site, I visited the users tab, and there I searched for "Subhadeep Dey", and it showed two results, this one and my own profile, and in both the cases, the username is totally ...
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Mathjax 2.2 beta

UPDATE: Mathjax 2.2 final has been released. We have deployed the latest Mathjax 2.2 beta on Math.SE. As with any beta release please post an answer to this question if you find any issues. We will ...
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Is it possible to know the questions and answers by a no longer user?

When a user decides to delete their own account or when for some reason the account is deleted, then you can't see any information about the user, you can't click on the id "name" of the user. Is it ...
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Does a user lose privilege if his reputation decreases below requirement by giving a bounty?

Here is a hypothetical question - Suppose I cross 1000 reputation and become an established user. Then I give 200 reputation as bounty on some problem, so my reputation goes down below 1000. Will I ...
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Broken imgur-links

Is there any plan to take care of broken imgur image-links? They look like this: (This picture is taken from Bill Dubuque's answer here which was posted not even two months ago—look at the ...
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Is it possible to edit bounty messages?

The reason I ask is because I have a bounty question which is completely ruined as the sidebar covers the question. This has happened because of an error in the $\LaTeX$ in the bounty message which ...
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How do you typeset Dynkin-like diagrams with MathJax?

I just posted a question where I typeset the $E_6$, $E_7$, and $E_8$ Dynkin diagrams using MathJax. It looks alright to me, by I'm worried the alignment will look off to users viewing the post with a ...
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Rescaling images after posting

Sometimes my images nicely fit into the rest of the body of the question. Most of the time they are too large. Is it possible to rescale them after posting? If not can we have that?
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What is the difference between voting to close as a duplicate and flagging as a duplicate?

I am aware that to flag you only need 15 reputation points. Only users with 3k+ reputation can cast votes. If a post is flagged as duplicate, what happens then? In particular, what is different from ...
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Math markup, diagrams, etc. — pointers please

Feeling a bit dumb as I plunge into math.stackexchange.com after many years away from the world of mathematics, but can somebody please provide a very quick tutorial -- list of reference pointers ...
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Can I know where I lost my reputation?

Yesterday I had a $-10$ reputation due to User Was Removed. Can I know which user was removed and in which answer I lost my reputation? Thanks for any reputation.
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What does “First rollback” mean in the description of the Clean Up badge?

What does the first Clean Up badge mean on mathstack. It defines First roll back. I do not get it. I was going through badges, and do not quite get what it means. It is a bronze badge.
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Why no use displaystyle in titles?

Why can't I use \displaystyle or $$ in titles? What's the problem? I'm not sure if it's necessary to use in titles, but I am ...
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How can I post some of the pages from google books preview?

I heard someone cannot view the page that I can view in Google books, But sometimes I may have problems inside the book, how can I paste the image or page from Google books to this website?
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Acceptance rate no longer shown?

Is the acceptance rate no longer shown in every question of a user? Or is that a temporary SE system bug? Does that mean that the acceptance rate doesn't matter any more?
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Striking out equations

I wanted to strike out a part of an answer which I wrote earlier here. I tried using <s> </s>. This helps in striking out the text but the last two ...
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Have I been removed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reputation decrease citing “User was removed” When hovering over my name, I just noticed that I have lost 110 reputation points and the sinister explanation is "User was ...
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Request for my id to be deleted

I have been put off by math.stackexchange's policy on people posting questions from ongoing math contests. A very recent violation occurred here: Triangle Geometry Question and I believe moderators ...
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How to produce a list of my own deleted answers?

From a previous thread, it seems that the functionality to list deleted answers has been removed. Is this true? What if I only want to see a list of my own deleted answers?
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Review queue FAQ

Preamble: In a comment discussion previously attached to this answer, which I copy below, it is proposed that we have a "Review Queue FAQ" to describe how to deal with some of the frequently occurring ...
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Agent Smith Calling Agent Smith [duplicate]

AgentSmith (UserID=1) (not his real name) decides to ask a question at math.stackexchange.com. Another user with the same name (UserID=2) comments on this question and after a while a third one, also,...
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How the user with reputation <100 may get the “Custodian” badge?

Looking at one of the user's profiles, I observed that the user with current reputation 1 has the "Custodian" badge awarded for reviewing Suggested Edits. Now, https://math.stackexchange.com/review ...
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Editing long questions in stages

I have tried several times now to start on editing a long question that needs serious reformatting. But halfway through someone else edits the question and I can't (or don't feel I shouldn't) finish ...
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Searching for questions asked between two dates

How do you search for a question asked between two dates? I know the tag of the question and some words from the question body.
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Should I flag comments, where long MathJax breaks page layout?

There were several posts mentioning that for various reason (mistake in the LaTeX-code, automatically inserted space) MathJax can break page layout: Formatting bug: long mathjax or code blocks break ...
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Is there a way to save the favorite answer?

I know that one can vote up other people's question and the answer or comment to that question. I am wondering that if there is a way to "save" or "mark" the favorite questions or answers from others? ...
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Carets stop hyperlinks working.

The caret symbol, ^, stops hyperlinks working, a phenomenon usually seen in links to Wolfram Alpha. The [description](hyperlink) form: this works, produced by [this works](http://wolframalpha.com/...
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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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Reputation went down

My reputation went down by 15 points. Is it because someone deleted one of their questions?

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