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How to format links in comments

I wonder how to provide nice links in comments, similar to the links in the question/answers. I tried <a href="link">link description</a> and ...
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How to go to the next line in comments?

When I write a comment, I don't know how to go to the next line because if I press Enter button It will submit the comment.
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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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Is it possible to draw a diagonal arrow in a commutative diagram?

I have read the question How to draw a commutative diagram? but as far as I'm aware, the amscd package doesn't have a way to draw diagonal arrows. Is there some other package we can use to draw ...
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Do questions with LaTeX in titles appear in Hot Questions?

I haven't seen any questions in Hot Questions (HQ) with LaTeX in titles. Maybe there aren't many popular questions with LaTeX in titles or maybe I never thought about it when I saw LaTeX in HQ. Or ...
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Reverted diagonal dots [duplicate]

At a certain point I had to write $\ddots$ reverted. I tried the \reflectbox{$\ddots$} but I got no success. Is there any alternative to write this symbol here in MSE? Thanks
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How do you render a closed surface double integral?

In other words, this: According to Wikipedia, the code is \oiint, but it doesn't seem to work on this site.
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How can I unify/merge two of my accounts?

I have two accounts: https://math.stackexchange.com/users/73606/der https://math.stackexchange.com/users/53124/ze1 They appear in the screen in an alternating manner. I want to unify them in one ...
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Is it possible to insert an image in comments? if the answer is “yes”, then how?

Is it possible to insert an image in comments? if the answer is "yes", then how?
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The \vec command appears broken in Windows XP

For example, when I write \vec{a}, I see (to be clear, the following is a screenshot): $\hskip3in$ To facilitate comparison, here is ...
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Linebreaks in comments don't seem to be working

The help page says: End a line with two spaces to add a <br/> linebreak But I did that in my comment here and I do not see any sort of break. What's ...
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Preview of a proposed edit?

Is there a way, when reviewing a proposed edit, to preview it exactly as the edited text would appear on the site? I maybe wrong but I think that at Tex/LaTeX Stackexchange you have the option to see ...
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The Limit of asking a question

I have a question for MSE. I noticed that the number of asking question is limtted. I guess, someone ask 60 questions per a month. My limit finished. And I know that as time goes on, I ask few ...
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Mathjax 2.1 beta

The next build will enable Mathjax 2.1 officially. Thanks for your help and feedback! We will be deploying the latest Mathjax 2.1 beta soon. As with any beta release please post an answer to this ...
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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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MathJax requires escaping of certain markdown symbols between single dollar signs

The braces disappear in this TeX code (${a,b}$) given by ($\{a,b\}$). This occurs whenever the parenthesis are adjacent to the dollars. I'm not sure if it is a ...
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Math typesetting using \( \) instead of the dollars

I initially used \( \) instead of the dollars to enclose the math formulas. However, it doesn't seem to work on this website. So far I have only seen ...
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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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Distinguishing between questions and answers in references.

I have noticed that users in the know can refer us back precisely to a question on a page of our site or to any specific answer they wish, on the same page. Here is an example, where we can click ...
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Additional close reason

In this thread: Two announcements: new "FAQ" and new "closure rules" we had strong agreement for an additional reason in the "close" dialog box. Please add this reason to the ...
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Converting comment to answer

Is this done by just writing the answer and deleting the comment? Can you delete a comment that has been there for a while? (I ask this because I think you can't edit a comment after a few minutes--...
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Definition of spam

I flagged this question as spam. The flag was declined. This was surprising to me, hence the following question. What is the definition of spam being used on MSE?
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Username restrictions

Can one have any (nonduplicate) username? What if one chooses username "jewhunter"? There may be other names which are rather political or opinion, who decides on this?
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What happens when the “move comments discussion to chat” link is used?

When clicking on the "move comments discussion to chat?" link (under an answer), what actions are triggered : (a) if the click is by the poster of the answer (b) if the click is by a commenter in ...
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Are users here not dear?

In trying to answer this question I noticed that the first three words of my answer kept being eaten up. In despair, I erased my answer, started a new one, but to no avail: the first words still ...
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Vulgar Username

I think necessary steps should be taken against the profile https://math.stackexchange.com/users/26920/urine-soaked-pajamas as the user name and avatar are offensive and go against the dignity of the ...
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Loop of duplicate posts

These two identical questions were asked by the same user (the first one was migrated from MO actually): https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/582151/lrs-over-finite-fields https://math....
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Are picture environments not allowed in MathJax?

In a WordPress blog post of mine I used the following LaTeX code: ...
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How to sort new questions by votes

Suppose I want to sort questions by votes asked in the last 3 days. Can this be done? It is already great that users can view questions based on "newest" and "votes" options, but I am wondering ...
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Community Wiki answers to avoid reputation

Sometimes, one comes across questions on the main site that facilitate very easy answers. For example, "Is this solution correct?" or "Is my understanding of definition X correct?", but also questions ...
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I'm established user, why I can't see the downvotes and upvotes in the questions?

When we reach 1000 points in MSE, we can have so many privileges, such as view the vote counts on posts, I can't see any way, someone knows what happens? Thanks
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Captcha is **VERY ANNOYING**

I'm getting far too many Captchas when I attempt to edit my posts after noticing an error after having just posted them. This highly discourages fixes. Moreover it greatly penalizes those users who ...
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Capped reputation

I just read about the reputation cap of 200, and I have two questions. Say that it happens I get more than twenty upvotes for my answers in one day. Will the reputation beyond capped be permanently ...
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What to do about comments with broken MathJax?

Sometimes one comes across content that has MathJax that does not render correctly. When it is a post one can edit it. But what to do about comments that have MathJax that does not render correctly ...
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What is the meaning of green in number of answers in a question list?

When I see the questions list, I see the questions with number of answers. Some of them (the numbers) are in green background and others are against normal white background. What is the difference? If ...
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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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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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Can I change the existing question to a new one?

I have previously asked a question and got the answer but I not got another question which is based on the previous question. How do I post that, should I post another new one or edit the previous ...
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How to delete an accepted answer? [duplicate]

That's the question. I would like to delete some of my answers that have been accepted. How can I do that? Everytime I hit delete it is not possible for me to do so.
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Quoting other posts without going to edit

To copy a post with formatting, I have to open the edit tag. This seems dangerous, as I am afraid of mistakenly editing the proof. May the designers of the site create a new button where markup is ...
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When should I use “>” for writing?

I saw that some people use the ">" for writing in stackexchange. For example, a post will appear as follows: I love math. When should I use ">" for writing? Can someone help me? Thanks.
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Graying-out of questions in queue?

I notice that sometimes a question in the recent queue is "grayed out." Occasionally it's my question, usually someone else's. If it matters, I use a Mac. My first guess was that there is some ...
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Why I cannot ask further questions?

My profile can be be found in https://math.stackexchange.com/users/53124/ze1 I cannot ask further questions. It seems that this option is blocked or damaged in my PC. How I can resolve this problem?...
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Gravatar change?

Hi...Just wondering: it seems my gravatar has changed. I changed my "id" a couple days ago, but that didn't change my rep or openID or gravatar at the time...just my "username"... However, I noticed ...
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Deleting my accepted answer and contacting the mod

I wish to delete my accepted answer here. When I flagged it for mod attention, the review was that there was there was no evidence to support my contention. I do not know what to do at this stage. ...
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What is the preferred way to escape LaTeX special characters? [closed]

Suppose I want to make a matrix. Then I need to end each line with a double backslash, to signify a line break. But Markdown will translate a double back slash into a single backslash, thus confusing ...
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What did you try?

Is it a good question to ask people what did they try? Where did they get stuck? Someone asks a question and someone else asks him/her what did you try? If the one who will answer sees that the one ...
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Automatic Notifications

Is there a way for me to get auto email notifications for new responses or comments to my questions/answers/comments? Surely there is a better way than constantly refreshing every so often? :-)
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Does vote(up/down) in MSEmeta affect reputation in MSE or the converse.

Does the vote up and vote down in MSEmeta affect the reputation in MSE or the converse. Also why is there a difference between the reputation of MSEmeta and MSE. They are fairly close in my case, just ...
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No idea what's happening in my profile!

What does this imply? I don't get up votes once I reach 160 reputation for a question? Is this very common. There are 23 events and the reputation stopped just after 16 up votes.(Laughs) A bug need to ...

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