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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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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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What are the Moderation/Editing/Participation badges?

For each candidate for the election, the number of badges Moderation/Editing/Participation are listed. Going the badges section of the help center did not help in figuring out exactly which badges ...
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How does the voting in the election work?

How does the voting in the elections work? I know that we elect one moderator and I have heard there are three votes to be cast. How does this work exactly? What are the implications of casting more ...
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Is it possible to search past answers of a deleted account?

I've recently come across a couple of answers that I've found really useful. Usually I'd like to view other answers by the same user. However this account has been deleted, which makes it difficult. ...
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Private information known to moderators

With the up-coming moderator election, I was wondering what sort of knowledge a moderator can obtain. Obviously we should aim to vote in a respectable and honest person, but in the event that we get a ...
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What is the difference between following a post and bookmarking a question?

I'm a bit confused about the difference of following a post or bookmarking a question: Isn't they are of similar use? I've only used the bookmarking part before, it seems enough for me since I can ...
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Writing Math equations in MSE. [duplicate]

How do I write the mathematical equations in a question, here on stack exchange? When I try to write a question which involves equations, I get stuck as I don't know how to input those equations... ...
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How to ensure that an active contest question is locked until the contest expires

I answered the following question: 4th Point Of A Rectangle - Co-Ordinate Geometry I then learned it was part of an active contest: https://www.codechef.com/JULY20B/problems/PTMSSNG I voted to close ...
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How could this question be deleted? [duplicate]

This question was recently deleted (with 3 users voting to delete). The help topic "why and how are some questions deleted" says questions are deleted if they are "extremely off topic&...
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Mathjax fonts ttf file download link needed [closed]

Long time ago, I was a regular attendee of math.stackexchange and then probably from the meta site, I found a web link (probably github link) to lots of mathjax fonts '.ttf' files for my pc. Those ...
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Average reputation on the site

I've been for a while in the Mathematics site, and I'm curious about the high reputation some people have. I like the feeling of being proud about a number representing how much you've contributed to ...
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Gray or yellow background for questions and answers using > and >!

Many times I have asked myself why there is no longer a grey or other colour background as there was a few months ago using the > command. Using a smartphone you ...
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Which Stack Exchange accepts computer related questions about Debian? [closed]

Does Stack Exchange have a site for computer related questions similar to Math Stack Exchange? I mean one which accepts beginner questions as well, specifically about Debian. If so, what is the URL?
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Shadow or background question

Why I see sometimes some questions with shadows or in background like the picture in attachment? My question, following my comment, refers to the fact that I do not have any Ignored tags and, for ...
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Mistake done by MSE in calculating score.

In my profile of Mathematics SE, it shows that I've score of $7$ in algebra-precalculus tag. However, if you manually count the scores of all the questions ...
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A sudden avalanche of upvotes [duplicate]

I just received an avalanche of upvotes (12 upvotes to old answers within 1 or 2 minutes) See screenshot: I'm not complaining, but it's a little surprising. Users with more privileges than me, do you ...
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Is it possible to flag users who use photos of very young children, or is there an age limit for Math.SE?

In Stack Exchange communities, like Math.SE, are users allowed to have profile photos of children? I would like to know whether or not it is correct to flag those profiles where there are pictures of ...
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If I have a question that has already been answered, but I don't understand the answer and the thread seems to be dead, how do I ask?

My post here was closed. I have the same question as another user but I do not understand the accepted answer. To me, it appears incomplete. It is missing details which I do not know how to fill in. ...
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What to do with duplicates of deleted questions?

There are 109 questions that are closed as duplicates of deleted posts. This SEDE query lists all such posts. Can we do something about these posts? One question is on its way to be Roomba'd and some ...
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My question got closed though it was not completely identical. [closed]

I recently asked this question: "Find the number of ordered pairs of integers $(x,y)$ such that $x^2+y^2-xy=37$" on the Math SE. My question got closed as a duplicate of this question: "...
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Was my username vulgar?

My username has been changed to default without any notice. The original username was "AshWhole" Yes, it is similar to an inappropriate word, but does not the exact spelling, nor the ...
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How to type =|| = in MathJax?

I want to type the following symbol (for logical equivalence): Some editors have the command \DashvDash available, but SE's MathJax doesn't. Alternatively, the ...
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What happens to questions with bounty when OP was suspended for more than 8 days?

What happens to questions with bounty when OP was suspended for more than 8 days? Will the bounty be lost? or will be refunded? or in case someone answers will be awarded somehow? Thank you
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Finding previously upvoted comments

I upvoted a comment that I found intriguing. However, it crossed my mind again and I couldn't remember on which post it was. Is there any way I can find it? Or should I browse through my browser ...
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My username is forced to change because it is close to that of a well-known user

I received suddenly an email from the Moderation Team: Hello, We're writing in reference to your Mathematics Stack Exchange account: https://math.stackexchange.com/users/798202/user798202 We reset ...
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An answer that did not answer my question might get some reputation points from the bounty

A few days ago I asked this question: My question That question was on an exam my teacher gave us to help us prepare to the final exam. I only got one answer but the answer claimed that I made a ...
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Answers being unaccepted

I'm fairly new to (Math) Stack Exchange, so I am hoping the community could shed some light on this: I answered a user's question, in a comprehensive manner, and the user up-voted and accepted my ...
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Was I right in making this answer community wiki?

I have recently answered this question, which according to MSE guidelines, would be considered a poorly phrased problem. Have I made the right decision in answering the question community-wiki style? ...
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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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Why isn't my question showing up in active questions when I edit it? [closed]

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/3723674/is-incompleteness-eliminated-when-construed-within-this-adaptation-to-the-sound
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Privileges List

Being new on this site, I'm slowly gaining more reputation and am unlocking new privileges (such as upvoting, commenting, etc.). On my account it tracks the next privilege that I'm progressing towards,...
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How to unfollow a deleted question.

I have just noticed I am following a question (https://math.stackexchange.com/q/3643049/399263), although I might have clicked follow unintentionally because I never usually follow questions. Anyway, ...
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How do you get the organizer badge?

How do you get the organizer badge? It says it's awarded for carrying out your "first retag" but I'm not exactly sure what that means.
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Description of partial-functions tag includes “history”

When randomly scrolling through tags on the tags page, this one partial-functions randomly caught my eye. I noticed its description is: Questions on partial functions, history, usage, properties, ...
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How to choose the correct reason for closing a question

I recently made it to $3,000$ reputation and earned the "Cast close & reopen votes" privilege. I am a bit confused on how I would choose the correct reason when closing a question. As I am sure ...
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3000+ reputation - what can I do now?

I would like to read the 3 paragraphs what I can do now after having achieved 3000+ reputation. I was offered to read them as I reached 3k rep, but now I cannot find it.
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How can I typeset blackboard bold numbers?

How can I typeset blackboard bold numbers? What I need is simply something like $\mathbb A$ (\mathbb{A}) but with A replaced ...
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Not sure which action to take while reviewing this First Post

I have very recently encountered this question in the First Posts review queue. I did not know what action to take, as it looked more like a conceptual doubt than a homework question. While I was ...
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How do I delete the spacing for the equation below?

How do I delete the spacing between $\lambda_{A}$ and the parenthesis in the equation below? $$\lambda_{A}\left(\bigcup\limits_{i=s}^{t} S_i\right)$$
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What can be done about problematic suggested edits?

When one encounters a problematic suggested edit one has the option to reject it. However, in some cases it might seem like more should be done (this includes a persistent pattern of problematic ...
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What do score and answers tab represent?

Below my reputation graph of SE Math there are tabs in green "score" , "answers". What do they represent? (bit dumb asking it, shall delete this later). Thanks. May be place the bars down?
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Creation of the tag : alternate-solution

I propose to create this tag : alternate-solution for my most recent question. This tag is to be used when the user is asking different approaches for the same question. Is there such a tag existing ...
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How to remove space between rows in MathJax? (Clean checkerboard pattern?)

I'm trying to draw a checkerboard (chessboard) pattern, but there is a problem. Is it possible to draw it, such that there is no space at all, between rows and columns? Failed attempt one: (rows and ...
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Weird data in reputation leagues

I was looking at the reputation leagues for this site, and I saw something a bit odd: Notice that the number of users who have a reputation change of 10000+ is the same as the number of users with ...
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Why is my account not allowed to ask questions? [duplicate]

Why is my account not allowed to ask questions? May I know the reasons? Where can I complain regarding this issue? Whenever I tap to submit questions It shows "We are no longer accepting questions ...
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Can the number of people you reached decrease?

I was just wondering if the number of people you reached could decrease. Is it possible? I'm asking this question, because I have first noticed that the number of people I reached was shown ~3k (I ...
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How do I bring the attention towards a removed post? (I want to flag it for moderator attention) [duplicate]

Just around 17 minutes ago, a question to which I have posted an answer got removed. I have seen this problem on meta somewhere where a solution was provided: flag the post for moderator attention and ...
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Can screenshots from youtube videos be used as references for a question?

I love to learn math by watching videos. So I eventually end up with a lot of questions and thoughts based on the topics discussed in those videos. So if I were to ask these questions on SE, one ...
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Clarification of meaning of 3 badges

In Math.SE there are some badges that I don't know exactly what they mean. A badge is said to be rewarded for "First bounty you manually award on another person's question". I had given a bounty to ...

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