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How can I quit this site? [duplicate]

I have had enough of this site so I want to quit by blocking/deleting this account... can someone help me? I guess that I should provide a few legitimate reasons why I want to do this. There has been ...
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How do I get out of the answer block?

I made some troll-like answers and they were downvoted. One of them had $8$ upvotes and $10$ downvotes, but it got removed by a moderator so I no longer have the net positive reputation from it. I am ...
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How to ensure candidates pre-commit for next election

This is a follow up to How can we best judge who has the skills to be a moderator? . Two moderators have recently resigned, and they say there will be another election soon. Some recent elections had ...
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Do I have to cast three votes in the election?

We are given three votes to cast in the moderator election. What happens if one casts only one or two votes? And how does such behavior plays within the STV system used?
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Types where Comments are allowed (or not) in Review Audits

My recently failed review audit got me to wondering which review audit types allow commenting and which don't allow them but advise you of this. If you do a volume of reviews, you've probably seen ...
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Trapped in the code: spacing and punctuation next to dollar signs prevents ending paragraphs and environments

Here is a weird bug (or unexpected feature) in the MarkDown engines, probably tex related. ...
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What can I do if the problem is deleted when I tried to edit my answer?

Yesterday ($8$ hours ago) there was a problem asking to find the residue of $\exp (\csc(1/z))$ at each of its singularity. I answered that problem and then today morning, I thought to edit my answer ...
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A post I flagged was declined but then closed for the same reason of the flag

I flagged https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1074123/is-g-commutative for being off topic but the flag was declined. However, the post was closed for the exact same reason I flagged it. Why ...
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Can an awarded tag-badge be withdrawn?

For instance, recently I have earned two gold badges: commutative-algebra and abstract-algebra tags badges. I wonder if such a badge (or any other) can be withdrawn if, for instance, people downvote ...
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What are those flags in the mod-tools good for? When and how should I act on them?

Every once in a while I see flags displayed to me in one of the tabs of the moderator tools. Most of the time I just ignore them, because I don't understand what they could possibly be about, but ...
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A kind of revenge?

I just saw some downvoting activity on many questions I answered (see here), not long after I answered this. Is there anything I can do ? EDIT Ok, so MSE has correctly reversed thing during night, ...
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Why should I ![enter image description here][1]?

![enter image description here][1] What does the image description here affect? Does it ever show up somehow other than when I edit a post? I put "yuk" there. So what?
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Add new stuff in the question or add a new answer instead

A question of etiquette. I asked a question a while back to which someone offered a very good answer to part of the question. Nothing has happened since. However, recently, I've made some progress on ...
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Why did Community decide to delete this question?

Deleted question: How can I show by Induction The best reason that I can see, is that it got 3 down votes and 0 up votes. Was that the trigger?
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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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Why can I unprotect questions but not protect them?

I just got the privilege to (un)protect questions. However I can only see the button to unprotect, not the button to protect. See: That question is more than a day old, so I should be able to ...
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If banned from asking questions, can I still answer questions?

I have asked poorly worded questions, and read a few meta-questions about being banned from asking questions (i.e. if you are banned from asking, undelete your questions and edit to get upvotes for ...
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Why my gravatar has suddenly changed?

My gravatar has suddenly changed. I know this question has been asked before. However the only answer I found is that it could be due to a change in e-mail address or if I accessed my account from a ...
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MathJax rendering in preview but not in actual post?

So I just passed the 2,000 rep threshold this morning and, eager to try out my newfound powers of automatic editing, I went ahead and looked for the first post I could find that could use some ...
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Why does it take two days for a question to become eligible for a bounty?

I asked a question which I reasonably assume that someone here must have encountered (or encountered something very similar to it) before. I'm optimistic that if it got good attention, then I would ...
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I miss 10 rep points

This time I'm pretty sure: I had 9702 yesterday and two upvotes on an answer and one on a question. But my total rep is 9717. Ten more or less don't matter, but strange it seems to me... I gained ten ...
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Square Brackets are not displaying correctly.

I would like to put $c_{i,j}$ into stretchy square brackets [] but it keeps giving me the floor function brackets for some reason. \left[ c_{i,j} \right] = $\left[ ...
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Is there a way to follow a question? [duplicate]

I often see questions on math.stackexchange.com that I would like to follow. That is, I would be notified if there is any activity on the question so that I can see the answers that are provided. Is ...
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Location change in my user profile

Today I've noticed (though the change may have occurred a while ago) that the location in my profile page on the main site has changed to a location pretty much on the other side of the globe from ...
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Editors for composing posts before posting on to math.SE [duplicate]

I like to use an editor to compose my Q&A's in an editor which can enable me to see a preview. I like to do this due to some non-technical reasons such as to avoid the hurry to click the submit ...
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What is the standard time maintained by MSE?

I get this message "You can only post 6 questions in a 24 hour period". So, I would like to know the standard time maintained by MSE so that I know when I can again ask questions. I would also like ...
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I have been put under a question ban

I don't understand why but I have been put under a question ban. None of my questions has got too much of down votes nor my questions are of low quality but every time I try to ask a question, a ...
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Missing Badges Thread

Seeing how I think that I am missing a badge, and I don't think it is a good idea to open a thread for every time someone thinks he is missing a badge, I hereby post a thread so people could post ...
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More than 20 reviews in a day

How is that possible? I looked for duplicates but couldn't find any. This question might be related.
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Why did a bunch of people (including me) get a marshal badge all at once?

https://math.stackexchange.com/help/badges/132/marshal A bunch of people got the marshal badge all at once (including me, even though I have it, it awarded me a second one). Why did this happen? I ...
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“Quality standards”?

I just tried to post the following paragraph to meta: I just entered "\frac{x^2}{x^4+1}" into the search box, with unfruitful results. Can things like this be done? I got this error message: Oops! ...
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A question about Daily reputation limit

If I reach maximum reputation of $200$ a day and still get upvotes, will I get more of my reputation back the next day?
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Can no longer ask questions

So I am no longer allowed to ask questions, presumably because of my first two. However, I have been actively participating in the community since then, and have acquired 741 reputation. I am confused ...
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Cannot post a question because “It does not meet our quality standards”

If I want to post question, it displays the following: Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: * It does not meet our quality standards.
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How do I upload an image for use in a question?

How do I upload an image for use in a question? I can see the "Images" menu item, but the help assumes I have a link to the image. The image is something I created on my computer. Can I upload it to ...
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What happens to the bounty I added to a questions if no new answers are provided before the bounty expires?

I added a bounty to this question on June 6th. Today I received a warning that my bounty was expiring and that I should attribute it to one or two answers. However, the only answer to the question is ...
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New ads on MSE.

As of a minute ago I'm getting ads on every MSE page I visit. I get a vertical one on the left and an horizontal on the bottom. I'm hoping this is some sort of virus my computer got, which seems ...
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Is it possible to give bounty on meta?

Is there any trick to give bounty on this site? I have enough reputation on math.stackexchange.com and I would like give more than 10 or 25 points to the answerers in this topic: Why Unsung Hero badge ...
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Will images included in a comment remain available

I just wanted to write a comment with reference to an image. As comments won't allow inline images, I uploaded the image to an edit window of some other post, canceled the edit there, and included the ...
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Are there other sites similar to MSE and MO?

I am very fond of math stack exchange and overflow. But sometimes I don't get answers to the questions I ask. Are there other sites like this? Also, I would like to enhance my problem solving skills ...
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Reputation on the main site and reputation on meta

What's the relationship between one's reputation on the main site and one's reputation on meta? I can't figure it out. I would like to know only because I want to have 100 reputation on meta so I can ...
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Making edits when rep under 2000

I have noticed that if I make an edit before a 2000+ user, my edit is rejected by the community even though I sent it to que prior to said 2000+ user completing their edit. Why is this? Aren't edits ...
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Is it possible to vote more than 40 times a day? [duplicate]

I thought there was the limit of 40 votes, but when I visited https://math.stackexchange.com/users?tab=Voters&filter=week this morning, I noticed this How come?
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Removed Question vs Reputation

Recently, I lost $60$ points of my reputation because a question was removed. The question wasn't a Spam, it was a simple question of fractions but useful for the OP. The question was Determine if $\...
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Reviewing Low-Quality Posts — how to handle downvoted answers

This is related to the discussion for this question, which asks what happens after Recommend for Deletion is clicked. When reviewing answers automatically flagged as low-quality based on length and ...
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Broken comment is un-editable and un-deletable [duplicate]

I added a comment to a question with broken MathJax tagging, and it is causing all comments to be formatted horribly and putting the "Edit" and delete buttons under the links on the right side of the ...
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How do I contribute to the site?

Check my profile and you will know all I have done on this site in the past 2-3 months is ask some questions. I want to answer some questions and be of use on this site(where a lot of easy questions ...
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Making your comments heard [duplicate]

I recently asked a question on Math.SE and got an answer. However, I wanted some clarification so I wanted to add a comment. However, I am unable to use the @username feature to make sure that the ...
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Why can't I offer a bounty of less than 500 reputation?

I wanted to start two other bounties here because "one or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty." However, the only possible amount of reputation I can offer is 500, ...
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Mobile phone Latex/MathJax not showing in..

Is there a way to see full symbols in Titles and Comments using equations and expressions? Thanks.

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