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How to close the room which you own

I eventually opened a chat room in the wrong way and now I would like to close it. I've tried to find a procedure to do it but I wasn't successful. Could you help me? The room is here: http://chat....
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Fonts displaying wrongly bold-italic in all browsers on one computer

I have a very strange problem with math.stackexchange.com. The normal text on the pages (and on these meta pages, too) is displaying in both IE and Chrome in bold italics on just one of my computers. ...
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How do you find out who favorited a question?

Everyone can see how many favorites a particular question has. And everyone can go to a specific user's profile to see what questions he or she favorited. But I see no way to find out who favorited ...
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What is the link to question intuitive understanding of $\sum \frac{1}{k2^k}=\ln 2$?

What is the link to question intuitive understanding of $\sum \frac{1}{k2^k}=\ln 2$ ? I tried google and various ways, including walking the list questions in the chronological order as far I thought ...
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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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Low quality posts

Some time back,I was trying to ask a question.(Find the smallest positive integer $a$ such that 1971 divides $50^n+a.23^n$ for odd n.) This is what I got: "Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted ...
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Mathematics not showing up in Accounts section of profile

Typically I can click my user name and view the accounts I have for the various SE sites. Just noticed that for some reason my mathematics account isn't listed. Is this the same for others? Not a big ...
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Moderators should drop a comment when invalidating a flag

Downvoters have no obligation to comment but Moderators, being in a somewhat more responsible position than an average user, should atleast try to leave a comment on the action they take on user's ...
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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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Strange LaTeX fonts in OS/X Lion?

Since switching to OS/X Lion in two computers, math fonts on MSE look all wrong. Has anyone else noticed that? Am I mistaken in associating the change with the OS switch? Here's a quick formula: $\...
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Migrated questions

Does anyone know what exactly is the point of having questions that have been migrated remain on the main site page? P.S.: and while we are here, and as I try to massage this into something that The ...
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How is acceptance rate calculated?

I am just curious to know. For acceptance rate calculation, does it consider deleted questions as unaccepted? And what about close questions? This question is so simple yet the site shows that it ...
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Question about Bounties and editing your question.

Is it possible to have multiple active bounites? I either can't seem to remember how to offer a bounty (although I just did a few days ago), or the site won't allow me to have multiple active bounties....
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Comments layout break if Math expression is too long

Checkout the comment section of the accepted answer in How to find the center of an ellipse?. Notice that the second comment has a maths expression which is too long and it is not wrapped, making it ...
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Why does my gravatar change?

I noticed that my gravatar has changed about 5 times for the last month. As for now, my gravatar on quant.stackexchange is brown, for the SE user it's blue but for the MSE it is red (while it was blue ...
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Error while posting this question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Problem in Posting Questions I want to post a question. But get the following message ...
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Tex not rendering in preview box while trying to answer my own question

I asked a question which was answered quite nicely: How to calculate the local factor at the infinite place of a function field? but I wanted to post a follow up answer with an explicit calculation, ...
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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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Notifying a moderator without flagging?

Does @Mod @Moderators etc work, or do I have to notify individually (...
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When can I save the edits of the questions again?

I edited several of my old questions and pressed the button "save edits". Then I found the box "Too many recent edits". When can I edit the questions again?
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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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How do I change my username and include an acute accent?

I would like to change my username, which is currently a number. The appropriate user name has an accent over the letter "e", specifically an acute accent. What is the correct procedure to ...
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Explanation of Sportsmanship badge

What exactly is "Up voted 100 competing answers"? Does it mean to upvote an answer which competes with one's own or to upvote at least two answers to the same question?
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Feature request: user script or option to turn off instant MathJax rendering

In view of the nearly unbearable slowdowns I experience while composing answers (both in Safari 5 and Firefox 5 on OS X 10.6.7) since June 21/22 I would most welcome a possibility ...
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migration of a question to Physics.SE

I'd like to migrate this question to Physics.SE and I'd appreciate some help in doing so. thank you
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How to color a sentence?

[Question edited on 5/28/16] I have read this link. But I still don't understand how to color the text a sentence. Can one actually do that? Could anyone give an example for coloring the text? a ...
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How can I add $@user:$ in the comment box? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comment error while posting comments I put my comment in the comment box beginning with "@user:". But finally the context remain without "@user:". This situation happened ...
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Tag badge system bug?

Now that we are discussing badges... Seems like there might be a bug in the tag badge awarding system. If you look at my profile and see the number of votes for the integral tag, it seems like there ...
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Something wrong with Enlightened badge?

I woke up this morning to find myself with another Enlightened badge awarded for a relatively old question for which I received no recent votes, nor recent acceptance. Furthermore the list of "Recent ...
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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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The voting button update?

I noticed that if I click on the number between the arrows, then this shows: I presume the number in maroon is the number of downvotes and green is the number of upvotes. Just looking for a ...
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How to link math.stackexchange account to new mathoverflow account.

I've been using math.stackexchange for some time, but say I would like to use mathoverflow how can I "transfer" this account over to MO? I tried logging in with the email address I use for ...
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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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How can I put more space between words?

I find that sometimes I need to put some texts as the following: A.x+y B.2x C.y+z Here is my question: How can one put more spaces between this "choices" when needed?
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Lost 109 Reputation Points

Today I posted a question (which has not appeared) and subsequently lost 109 reputation points! Surely it wasn't that bad?
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Reputation for editing tags

Today I edited the tag on this question from real-analysis to probability. At present I have low to mid 400 reputation points. According to the privileges sheet I should not be able to do that until I ...
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Why has my avatar become green? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gravatar change? My avatar has changed: it was red and now it is green. Why is that ? (I'm just curious and definitely not complaining: I prefer the new avatar with its ...
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Newbie wondering: Personal messages, leftover incomplete answers, …

I have been here for 3 weeks now, and I like to think that I'm gradually understanding, how the place works. However, there are a few things that I haven't figured out yet, and the FAQ didn't give any ...
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“Show source” no longer displays the TeX-source on the main site (FF 5, OS X 10.6)

The following happens to me using Firefox 5.0 on OS X 10.6.7, but also on Firefox 4.0.3 (with all plugins disabled and emptied cache, restarted etc). It doesn't happen with Safari 5.0.5, though. ...
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Where are the new moderators?

Didn't we have this moderator election during the previous weeks, which should be finished by now? None of the four candidates has become a moderator until now, and I do not know how to check the ...
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Writing answers works very slow

I don't know if this is a bug. Maybe it's just my operating system (ubuntu 10.10), computer, or browser(Mozilla 3). As of yesterday, I can write answers very hard. I noticed that before, the latex ...
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Inter-StackExchange.com ads

Can something be done on our side to be slightly more selective about what comes up in the inter-stackexchange.com ads we have on the front page? I've just been informed someone has asked whether «"...
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Spam safe email address

If I add my email address to my profile (in particular, in the "About Me" box) such that it is in the proper format (name@domain.tld) will it be vulnerable to harvesting by spam bots? It would be ...
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Is there a place on this site to put our articles?

Is there a place on this site to put our articles? Another question: does this site have a resources page? Like AoPS resources page, I mean.
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Question on election voting

Can I vote for only one person as a moderator (i.e. no second/third choices) or should I use all three votes for it to be counted? Are there online hanging chads?
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My reputation is smaller than it should be

My reputation was 1172 this morning. I added my Yahoo account open ID to my profile, and now my reputation is only 1132, without receiving any downvotes or something which could affect negatively my ...
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Rekonq browser problem

I am using rekonq browser and there are certain TeX formatting problems which I see daily. I would like someone to help me out so that the TeX errors are rectified. One can see in this Image that \...
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Unable to sign out on an ipad

As far as I can tell, the only way to sign out of this site is to hover over your name, an action which is impossible on an ipad. Everything else on the site works well on my ipad, it even renders the ...
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Credit for withdrawn answers

A posted answer was soon withdrawn after my comment showed a fundamental flaw in it. The comment saved the answerer some embarrassment, and perhaps provided a little illumination for him. Also it ...
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My “days consecutive” just reset to 1

Ok, I admit this is a foolish thing to care about, but I have been eyeballing the "days consecutively visited" for this site every day now for a few months. Yesterday it said something like 71. ...