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Upvoted rather than flagged a comment; can it be undone?

I was trying to flag a comment in this answer, and messed up and upvoted it instead. I immediately tried to cancel the upvote to discover, somewhat to my surprise, that comment upvotes cannot be ...
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How to delete account? [duplicate]

How to delete account? (thirty character limit)
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what is the meaning of a question being closed.

I'd like to know the meaning of a question being closed. I am under the impression that the OP is not allowed to revise the question anymore. Is there anything more than that ?
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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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Print of Q&A's not able to get all pages.

When i try to print a Q&A page, I recieve only one page of question and one page of each answer for lengthy ones. I'd like to know if there is a way to print lengthy Q&A's.
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Can I flag a question for moderator attention without voting to close it?

I just now happened to flag a question for moderator attention, for the reason that I felt it could be considered a duplicate of another question. I only wanted to bring it to a moderator's attention ...
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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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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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LaTeX in Spoilers

A picture is worth a thousand words: It works fine without the $$s. Additional details: I'm using Google Chrome 10.0.648.204 (not Chromium, so shut it :) ). The ...
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What is the 'code sample' button in the menu while writing/editing questions/answers ?

Please let me know the purpose of the 'code sample' button in the menu while writing/editing questions/answers .
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Can I upload a pdf file along with a question/answer?

I had written down an answer for my own question and would like get review comments/suggestion. Also it might be helpful for others to answer the question in a better way. Problem is I had written it ...
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what happens to the questions/solutions written on math.se

I am having this doubdt in mind (although not of any immediate concern to me), what happens to the proofs/solutions/questions written on math.se or math.overflow. Is their any means that that the OP ...
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Latest activity on a question.

I am unable to understand what is the activity on a question, as it shows the latest activity is 'today'. When i click on 'today' it shows the same page and same view and nothing there (interms of ...
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about removing question

I am not sure if this is the right place to put the question here. I accidentally reposted my question. Can one shut down his/her own question?
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how to logout from math.se

Please let me know how to logout from math.se when using a public computer.
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How can I delete an answer which has been accepted?

I no longer want to help a particular user (picakhu) due to repeated comments that my considered answers are not helpful, changes in questions after I answer, and the user's pattern of not voting ...
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-15 of reputation. where to check, why? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reputation went down I've got -15 today - but I even cannot see in my profile why. If I look there everything is empty for today - but if I click on the dropdown near my name ...
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New MathJax fonts are horrible

In the past couple days it appears that new MathJax fonts have been deployed. In my environment these fonts are a big step backwards compared to the prior fonts. They are a lighter face and render so ...
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day vs week rep gain

When I hover over the triangle on StackExchange, I find I have gained 45 rep today, but only 30 this week. Is there a different cutoff time?
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How to link to a comment?

I was wondering if it is possible to link to a comment? For example, the second comment after this reply Questions about geometric distribution Thanks!
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How to deal with long formula?

How to show a formula too long to fit in a line? For example: $$ P(Y-X=m | Y > X) = \sum_{k} P(Y-X=m, X=k | Y > X) = \sum_{k} P(Y-X=m | X=k, Y > X) P(X=k | Y > X) = \sum_{k} P(Y-k=m | Y ...
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Regards to Registering and Unregistered User Account

I have a question. How can you register yourself with an openid, if you have used the site as an unregistered user and now want to register under the same website name and id. It seems to make me ...
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Why some questions are marked as community.

I found some of my questions marked as community ? I request you to kindly tell me what it is all about. EDIT : this is the question. EDIT: This question is about why some questions have "Community"...
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Change time zone?

Is there a settings/preference tab for changing the time zone? I looked all around my profile and searched the meta... Thanks!
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Escaping in comments

Slightly off-topic, but this did came up... Can someone manage to type \\ in a comment?
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Do we have an equation editing HOWTO?

I see other posters writing beautiful integrals and quotients within quotients and matrices and sigma summations and and and... is there a guide for that?
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The little envelope is gone [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where has the enveloppe gone to? So, the Designers have removed the little envelope that sat on the top of the site pages, and replaced with this a little bit more of ajaxy 2....
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What does “flag weight 120” mean? [closed]

On my profile page the following is written: "flag weight 120" What does this mean?
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User needs accounts merged

I had rejected some substantial edits done by an "anonymous user" on Daniel Moskovich's answer here. I made a comment suggesting that if it was Daniel making the edits, he should log in to make the ...
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Are there problems previewing questions and answers in latex with IE8?

When viewing questions with latex formatting, the page doesn't dislay to start with, and has a yellow icon with an exclamation mark at the bottom right with the error codes: Webpage error details ...
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Nice Answer Badge Bug?

I recently got the $10^{th}$ upvote to this answer: Is there an elementary proof that $\sum \limits_{k=1}^n \frac1k$ is never an integer? But got a notification for this answer: Is there a function ...
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How did I lose rep?

An hour or two ago, I seem to have lost rougly 50-60 reputation points. I have no idea how this happened. Maybe someone deleted a question containing an answer of mine? How can I keep track of such ...
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How not knowing anything about a subject, does one ask better questions?

Just asked a question that got closed, and in fact the question/answer cited as a duplicate was not an answer to me; which is not to say it wasn't an answer to some. More to the point, I'd like to ...
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Improper auto line-break in quoted latex expression

I have this problem with Latex within quote. For example, I want to show the following text in quote: Let $(I, \leq)$ be an ordered index set, and let $(\Omega, \mathcal{F},\mathcal{F}_t, \...
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A Big List Type Question

A commenter on an answer of mine recently asked me to provide some information an offbeat, but good axiomatization of Euclidian geometry. Having little access to on-line Tex typesetting, I am ...
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Notifying users in comments

I am a little bit confused by the @username syntax in comments. It says that both @peter and ...
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revision history seems to lump together separate edits

I posted an answer and then made several edits to it: https://math.stackexchange.com/posts/23268/revisions What's shown in the revision history with the summary "clarification" was actually two ...
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Are some badges inactive?

Fortunately, I was able to get online here 10 minutes or so ago. Since it was the perfect time to get the "Mortarboard" badge, I tried if I would get one by hitting the reputation cap as soon as the ...
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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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Newbie with problem in best answer classification

Hey all! I'm a newbie here, just registered yesterday. I asked a question at Math SE and I received 2 good answers, but I can't get them both up neither choose as best one. I think it's unfair to ...
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Numbers after paragraph breaks turn into 1's

Numbers after paragraph breaks all turn to 1. Number 1 in the list. paragraph break 2 in list.. or is it? paragraph break <- I swear I labelled this 3.. paragraph break some characters 4. A ...
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Problems with searches that include user number

As of today, I've been having some weird behavior in searches that include the user number. If I click on a tag in my user page, so that it performs a search for that particular tag and my user ...
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'Newest' sort order for answers is gone?

MO has a 'newest' sort order, dual to 'oldest' and different from 'active'. M.SE used to have it too, I think, but it is now gone? Why?
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Please let me know how could I put my math.se page on my website.

Please let me know how could I put my math.se page on my website.
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Reputation point calculation

Hello everyone. I recently asked a question here and earned 7 upvotes but my rep point is 36. I can't figure out how it was calculated. It is not for rep points that I come to this site ; however, I ...
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Reputation went down

My reputation went down by 15 points. Is it because someone deleted one of their questions?
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Why my questions were turned into community wiki

My two questions were turned into CW: Question 1 and Question 2 I looked through a previous related question here, and guessed it might be because I edited my posts too many times (>10)? Because I ...
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Is there a way to disable the new tag popups that show up if we hover over a tag?

Is there a way to disable the new tag popups that show up if we hover over a tag? I have absolutely no use for them, and they are very distracting. PS: I'd love to know why I got a captcha when ...
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How long does a deleted answer persist?

Hi, I'm relatively new here and I have two questions, one on a specific situation and another one on etiquette: While I was typing an answer to this question somebody else posted an answer containing ...
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An unfortunate accidental up-vote

I accidently rated this question up, and can't remove it (due to insufficient reputation, I think). Is there anything I can do? I feel very foolish at the moment, to say the least! I also wasn't sure ...