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Faded Failure Feature [closed]

Why now are some questions being so faded they cannot be properly read? Is the new web page design an attempt to get people to talk about mathstack instead of talking about math?
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On Hold/Closed for broad or unclear, Then edited, then…

Kinda dumb/n00b/challenging conventional wisdom question, but what is the procedure for questions that are on hold or closed for being broad or unclear and then edited to hopefully become less broad ...
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Proper way of migrating a question from one forum to another

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Including definite integrals inside definite integrals I asked a question (link above) in the math forum. I am wondering if I might be able ...
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Unable to flag comments anymore: the pop-up windows does not display correctly

It seems that the recent redesign of the window that pops up when attempting to flag comments has some subtle bug: when it pops up, it does so in the upper left corner of the browser window in such a ...
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From non-mathematician: how can I rephrase this question?

I'm a software engineer, and lately I've been working on a project that ranks US states based on subscriptions. Thanks to Math.SE we're closer now with the equation we will be using. In any case, the ...
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Is it possible to migrate an answer from one question to another?

Is it possible to migrate an answer from one question to another question without losing reputation and comments. This happened to me recently whereby the OP had asked two questions and it turned out ...
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Is $-706$ points for “user was removed” a new record?

I occasionally lose $10$ or $20$ reputation points for "user was removed", and maybe sometimes it's been as high as $50,$ but this time it's $706.$ Is that a new record? Is it said that if the user ...
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How can I lose today $176$ reputation points? [duplicate]

This is probably a silly question. Looking at my reputation points five minutes ago, I notice that I lost $176$ reputation points because user was removed. Is there a way to know and see the list of ...
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Edit on Low Quality Posts

When reviewing a Low Quality Post I accidentally edited it when, of course, you should only do this if you think you can fix the post, because after an edit the queue moves on. (The edit was just to ...
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How do flags work?

You have a fixed amount of flags, but how do they work? I feel like, everytime I flag something, that is considered helpful, I get my flag back. What happens if I randomly flag, and they are all not ...
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Why are some questions highlighted in a light blue, on the main site?

I notice that some questions are highlighted in a light blue (cyan), on the main site. Is this a new feature? And what does it mean? Does it mean, that someone is writing an answer/comment or is ...
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Where did my reputation go?

I just noticed, that I lost $15$ reputation points. It is common that you lose some reputations points from time to time due to the deletion of members. Normally the loss is shown on your profile. But ...
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A comment provides an answer and later answer is provided

I have got a short answer to my question in a comment, which was correct as here. Later, another user provided an answer, which was the same as the comment but with some additional details which were ...
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How to upload MULTIPLE (stable) images?

How do I upload say 5 JPEG images into a question so that I do not need to retype so many paragraphs in my question, and at the same time do not need provide the link to PDF of the entire book? What ...
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Question marked as spam/offensive - unable to see complete revision history?

I noticed that this question I answered about a month ago was deleted and marked as spam/rude/abusive. However, revision history seems to suggest nothing of the sort. The originally posted question ...
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Awarding a bounty after expiration.

I recently had a bounty on a question which received a satisfactory answer worthy of the full bounty, but I was unable to grant the bounty due to a lack of internet service for an extended period of ...
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Slow scrolling because of MathJax

I was scrolling through the answers of this question of mine and the cursor hanged frequently. It even took time to load the content. Even while typing comments, my laptop hanged and the speed was ...
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How to write question on MSE offline?

I have recently downloaded MathJax-2.7.4 and successfully render test htmls in folder test. Then I save the webpage https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/ask offline to write question. But when I ...
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When is an upvote worth just one reputation point?

I noticed that the last upvote I received was worth only one reputation point. Is it because I have reached the daily limit or is there some other reason for it?
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“This question may have an answer here:” banner for the Author

The duplicated question flag has been correctly raised for my question. There is a banner on my page asking for some action on my part. How do I respond? The banner offers me two inappropriate ...
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copy written text in Microsoft Word into stack websites [duplicate]

I wrote a mathematical equation in Microsoft word and now want to copy it into math stack exchange but it doesn't work and give me wrong format. for example: (total-0 correct edge)/total which ...
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Optimize search results

Searching for "how to represent a square as a matrix", Google's first hit was perfect I only searched on Google after not seeing a good result on math.stackexchange's search result. Math....
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Sorting my questions

Is there a way to sort questions I have asked by categories? For example: "number theory", "Linear Algebra", "Calculus". And each question will correspond to its topic.
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Why my question was put on hold

My question was about derivatives, and I thought it was a good question. But then, Moderators put my question [on hold] saying that it was off-topic. Now, I am wondering why it was an off-topic post....
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Grey score since a few days

Since a few days my score has become grey (picture below). It has always been white. Is it just the website that has changed? Has anybody had the same 'problem'?
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Who is responsible for maintaining the help pages?

Who are the authors and maintainers of pages such as this one? How does one contact them to suggest particular emendations?
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Access to question posts from previous years.

As far as I know, to search posts, say, from 2016, requires a tremendous amount of effort: From the "Newest" tab on main math.se, one can search up to five pages back, and then can choose up to 7 ...
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What does “Comments may only be edited for 5 minutes” mean?

I wrote a comment following an answer. A few minutes later, I see a horrible typo. So I edit my comment, click "Save Edits" but get a little red pop-up box saying "Comments may only be edited for 5 ...
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Renaming the “gersgorin-sets” tag

I think this tag should be renamed "gershgorin-sets". According to Wikipedia, the correct spelling can be Geršgorin, Gerschgorin, Gerszgorin, Gershgorin, הירשהאָרן, Hirshhorn or Hirschhorn (Гершгорин,...
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What are Triage and Help and Improvement review queue?

Recently the possibility of implementing triage on Mathematics Stack Exchange has been mentioned a few times both here on meta and in chat. (Perhaps most prominently in an answer from one of the ...
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Is there some way to trace the downvoter?

I want to know if there is any way to trace the down voter? Today, I got serial downvotes on 3 of my previous questions. I suspect that the person who down voted them did so out of contempt, so I ...
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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 do I find if the particular removed user to check if they affected my other SE sites?

Can I have the name or profile of the user removed to see if they have affected the other SE sites I am on?
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Are there some ways to find sites linking to a specific post or works citing it?

Over the years, Mathematics Stack Exchange became quite popular and certainly at least some of the content provided here is rather useful. It is not surprising that many people link to some stuff ...
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How to store chat history for recall?

I had a very fun interaction today using the math chat to ask an open ended question that I wanted to think more about, but wouldn't be comfortable asking in the normal Q/A (since I think its not ...
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Cannot delete a question after deleting its duplicate

Thanks to a recent comment in CRUDE, a duplicate question from a new user was found and deleted. However, I can't cast a deletion vote on its duplicate target, which has been closed and inactive for ...
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I do not get my Curious badge [duplicate]

It is the first time I ask something on Meta, so I hope this question is suitable. It seems like I have been 'curious' enough, asking 5 well received questions, but I do not get the corresponding ...
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Why don't you recover the bounty? [duplicate]

There are some questions about what happens with the bounty if there is no extra answer after offering the extra reputation. The answer is the reputation simply expires. My question is why. I mean, If ...
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How is this restriction of 50 questions in 30 days calculated in Mathematics Stack Exchange?

I have started asking questions since April, the 3rd and today is May, the 3rd and I have already asked 50 questions so far in this period. Reason behind this is that I have been constantly solving ...
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How to get moderators' attention to an issue with some chat messages?

It is possible to flag a message in chat. However, chat flags are handled by users in chat, not by moderators. But occasionally there might be issues with some chat messages in rooms associated with ...
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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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Typesetting the Dynkin Diagrams with MathJax

I just posted a question where I typeset the $E_6$, $E_7$, and $E_8$ Dynkin diagrams using MathJax: $$ E_6\; \begin{aligned} &\>\bullet \\[-1ex] &\,\,\mid \\[-1ex] \bullet-\bullet-&...
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Are there some tools to follow deletions on this site?

Main question: Are there some (reasonably easy to use) tools to follow deletions on site? In particular, are there some ways to find self-deleted questions? Are there some ways to see deleted content ...
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Relating slit scan photography to linear algebra?

This should be ok but I thought I'd check, the FAQ suggests that it might not be. I wish to ask a question regarding a simple form of photography (slit scan) and its equivalence to 3D linear ...
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What is the recommended procedure to request disassociation from a post?

As far as I know, it is possible to transfer the ownership of a question or an answer to the community user. For example, this was done for answers in some of the sandboxes here on meta (as I've ...
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Clarifying the extent of the philosophy tag

A recent spate of vague questions under the tag philosophy suggests that it may be worth clarifying the purpose of the tag by ruling out a certain type of questions explicitly. These are questions ...
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How to set name above a part of a matrix? [closed]

I want to create the matrix that is shown in the image, and my code is: ...
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User deletion causes 13,000 point reputation loss?

On March 29th and 30th of this year, a couple of users were deleted. I noticed that at least one very high-reputation user lost about 13K in reputation from these deletions (which amounts to about 3% ...
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Is it ok to ask if a demonstration is correct? [duplicate]

I just posted a question, and explain the motivations (to get some advances on an open problem, but I don't even hope to solve it) I didn't answer totally to my question, but some further statements ...
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How do I link to a question in another question or in comments section?

I have read this question How do I reference another question and is it OK to post a question as a comment/answer on another question that relates to that question. but I do not think it addresses my ...