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User removed or users removed?

I noticed that my reputation dropped, and I went to check the topbar. Indeed, there were two user removed notices. However, when I went to the reputation page on my profile, lo and behold, only one "...
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What are details of deleting comments by flags from regular users?

It was mentioned several times here on meta that moderators can delete comments. However, comments can be deleted also by regular users. For example, one of the answers to Who has the power to delete ...
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LaTeX to MathJax

Sometimes an answer posted on math.stackexchange is long, containing sections, formula numbering, cross-references and even a bibliography with in-text citations, like a little article. It is unwieldy ...
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How can I benefit from my question being marked as a duplicate?

My question got recently marked as duplicate, and I agree on it. I understand marking a question as duplicate as useful in the following sense: It keeps Math SE clean. It provides me with a kind of ...
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I logged in and my account history is gone.

Help. I logged in and my account history has disappeared. Do I now have two accounts?
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Same user name and notifications

My user name is 111 (https://math.stackexchange.com/users/100311/111) but there is another person with this user name (https://math.stackexchange.com/users/382126/111). I noticed that, because someone ...
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What to do if you recognise Assignment Questions on this site?

I have observed that one specific user on this site has been posting questions that are identical to the questions that are in my University Assignment. Is there a way to report such posts that are ...
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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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How to find duplicates?

I am facing a basic problem: I do not know whether I am being silly or not, but often when I look at some questions, I feel that I have seen that before (if they have special structures like this one) ...
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I had answered a question yesterday. Today it shows deleted for purposes. Why?

I had answered a question of Normal Clock vs Broken Clock here. Today it shows that it has been deleted for purposes. What does it mean? The question was good and had 4 (now 2) upvotes so there is a ...
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Why does auto-numbering take over my numbering?

I am numbering the following list from zero to three: This is numbered zero. This is numbered one. This is numbered two. This is numbered three. Why does it show up as numbered one through four in ...
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Draw circles on mathjax

How can I draw a small circle in mathjax? I know that I can do it with \bullet that gives: $\bullet$ but I want it more big, can I do that? I tried ...
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Temporarily stop MathJax while editing a question

The automatic preview of MathJax during editing is nice, but may slow down the editing. Is there a way to temporarily stop this automatic preview during editing?
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Can't use the sandbox

I am new to the community and I have been advised to use the sandbox to edit long posts so as not to disturb the frontpage of the site. But I think I am not able to use it yet because I can't "edit" ...
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Are user names in the audits completely random?

Recently I passed some reputation threshold and started receiving tasks of reviewing suggested edits/first posts/late answers. Among the first kind of tasks, there are some (as I guess) fake ...
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How to take an exchange of comments on math.stackexchange.com to a chat exchange?

I am baffled by the stack exchange user interface as regards chat. What do I do to take an exchange of comments on math.stackexchange.com to a chat exchange?
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Moving an unanswered question from MathOverflow

If I have a question unanswered in the MathOverflow for over three days, can I post it here to attract more attention? My question is: the (2,2,1) boundedness of a “product” operator. It is in ...
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Questions about mathematicians in the workplace

Where should I address questions such as "What kind of tasks do people specializing in FEM work on?" or "Do you need to know a lot about computer architecture to work with large scale optimization?" ...
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LaTeX a jumbled mess when flagging as a duplicated

Is it normal for the LaTeX to be a jumbled mess when flagging as a duplicate? In case it isn't all systems, I am on a Linux system with Firefox 34.0.
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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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Can you retract reopen votes?

I recently, for a miss-guided reason (it is complicated, but my logic was in error) clicked to re-open a meta question which I believe should be left closed. I immediately tried to retract my vote, ...
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How can I make an array with all columns as wide as the widest one?

For example, let's say I wanted to make this diagram of a board in the game 2048: $$ \begin{array}{|r|r|} \hline 1024 & \color{white}{0}512 & \color{white}{00}16 & \color{white}{000}2 \\ \...
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Reviewing Flagged Posts gone?

Have we (read: users at the $\approx14000$ reputation point) lost the ability to review flagged posts? I can no longer find the separate review tools for those.
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Hiding the the information in my profile?

Is there a way to hide your profile in math.stackexchange, by this I mean to not allow public to see your profile including the questions that you asked and answered without deleting them.
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Access and see deleted questions - Feature request

I wanted to search for ♯ http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/12334/are-these-two-questions-on-gcd-of-powers-of-a-and-b-duplicates and ♯ http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/12330/...
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Overuse of problem-solving

I noticed that the tag problem-solving is used frequently by newbies who have just one problem which they need to solve. Will anyone mind if I start deleting these tags from questions which are ...
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Why can't I talk in the Pearl Dive Chat room?

Is Stack Exchange reputation different than regular? I have more than 20 reputation, but I don't seem to be allowed to talk in chat rooms.
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No longer accepting questions? Then back and forth?

Upon some amount of time I've been allowed to ask a question again after being barred from asking. Upon asking a question I have received no negative reviews. But yet I have been barred again. May I ...
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How to explain this string of downvotes?

This is the first time I met such phenomenon. At the same time two old questions Is there a $2 \times 2$ real matrix $A$ such that $A^2=-4I$? https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2429346/...
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How has number of featured questions changed?

Is it possible to find somewhere how the number of featured questions (i.e., questions with bounties) evolved. For example, can I find out what was the number of featured questions a year ago? Or an ...
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Why do I get a warning when I delete my own post with only my comment in it?

I asked a question 10 minutes ago, I added a comment for more info about the question with a comment. 2 minutes later I was able to solve the problem and wanted to delete my post. I got a warning ...
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Is there a standard drawing tool used for asking or answering questions?

MathJax is a very useful tool to express many mathematical expressions. It is a fundamental part of asking or answering questions. Sometimes, I would like to visualize things to make them more ...
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I asked a question a while back, I think it has been deleted because I cannot find it for the life of me.

I was a very important question for my study, concerning probability. I don't know what to do!
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Adding logins when you have more than one gmail account

I have another computer that is associated with a different gmail account. I will be taking this computer with me to Georgia for the weekend but it auto logins in as a different user that was just ...
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Can't log into the site

I recently ran into a problem. It affects mostly the Firefox of my Nexus 4, but also my Windows 8.1 tablet earlier today. It just seems that the main MSE site does not accept the fact that I'm logged ...
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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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Printing to PDF from Math StackExchange

I've tried the suggestions at http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/6593/printing-pages-from-m-s-e and http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/3079/is-it-possible-to-convert-and-possibly-...
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Upvotes and post-community wiki question deletion

Recently an answer of mine was subsumed by community wiki. A point was awarded during wikification that I think was not tallied. Then when my answer was de-wikified and I was able to delete the ...
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I have the answer to a question I wrote that was deleted

About a year ago I wrote a question and it was immediately deleted because I didn't provide enough context. But I now would be able to answer it. I saw on some of the meta questions that you can ...
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Repeated question bug?

I just posted a question, when I was posting something happened and the site shown an error without any description. I clicked “send” again, the same error appeared. I refreshed the page, tried to ...
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How do I edit the description for a bounty after I have started a bounty

Is there a way to edit the text description I have put in for a bounty on a question? I started a bounty, but made a math composition error in the text and don't know how to fix that as there is no ...
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Marking Cross-Posted Questions

I have come across several questions which have been cross-posted to MO with no clear indication, such as this question cross-posted here, or this question cross-posted here (note the second example ...
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Do users receive notifications when their question is migrated?

The user is not registered in math.stack but they have a question on math.stack. Are they still notified by some actions on their post?
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I am experiencing difficulty in the rendering of posts in the “review first posts queue.”

For the last three hours or so, when I see a post in the first post review queue, and click on it, I get the standard left top column menu "Home, questions, ..., appearing immediately above a post up ...
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Why is Umbral tag removed?

The tag feature of Math Stack Exchange seems to be a nice feature but I don't understand why some are allowed and some aren't. For the example of umbral calculus, I tried the "umbral" tag. I can ...
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Should I cross-post on MO?

About two months ago I asked this question on MSE and I have gotten no answers ever since. I also put some bounties on it and if I try to put more bounties on it I think I will lose some of my ...
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Typsetting my answer is hard unless I first post it

I have noticed a change in the stackexchange mathjax typsetting viewer over the past few months: The "preview" that is displayed when I real-time type my answer is not as attentive as it used to be: ...
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In the StackExchange iPhone app, how do I get MathJax to work in comments in the Math StackExchange section?

I’m not sure this is the right place to ask but it seemed like it is. I don’t get this problem for other sections of StackExchange. Just the “Mathematics” section.
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Use of citation helper

New edit. I edited again the question following Martin Sleziak's comment below. As he correctly guessed, the question is not about the elementary use of the citation helper, so I found necessary to ...
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Mathjax symbols do not read in titles when using Android

On a mobile I do not get math symbolic notation in title or comments. ( Main text ok ) Is there a fix applicable to Androids ?

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