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How can I update community ad for Operations Research site?

We have a community ad promoting a proposed SE site for Operations Research. The name of the proposed site recently changed, so I would like to change the image in the ad, and the URL it points to. ...
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What to do if half the answer given to question is wrong?

A really high reputation user wrote an answer to one of my questions. I had spent a lot of time thinking on his answer and I arrived to the conclusion that it's wrong unless the theorem is false. ...
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What happens if I change my mind on a vote to close/reopen?

In reviewing questions in regard to closure or reopening, I voted to reopen a question (which had been closed for reasons other than duplication), because it seemed a reasonable question. Later, I ...
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Deleted *answers* which are improved

If a question is low quality then high rep. users have the option to close it, and then later the option to delete it. This has a built-in safeguard, in the sense that if the question is closed but ...
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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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How do I find the most appropriate tags for my question?

I feel like I'm usually not finding the right tag to describe what I'm asking. Is there a list of tags for MSE or something to help me?
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Rendering of some past links to meta seems to be broken after recent changing of url of meta posts

I have noticed this problem, probably connected with recent change of url's of the posts from meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions to ...
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Possibility of deleting very poorly thought-through question

A while ago, I asked a very poorly thought-out question. I was very far from erudite in what I was trying to express, and consequently, I would very much like to delete the question from the site, ...
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how do I give a lengthy comment on a previous answer?

A question was posted and answered several years ago about the "Hyperbolic diameter of Amsler's surface". The answer points to a relevant paper and summarizes its results. But that summary of ...
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How to appeal the deletion of a comment thread?

A thread of comments was deleted in bulk, including extensive clarifications to notation used in the answer. How can this decision be appealed/reversed?
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Connecting array elements with lines

This is admittedly a bit of an abuse of MathJax, but I'm trying to use it to draw lines to connect dots within a rectangular array. I can easily get an array of dots, but I can't figure out a way to ...
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Getting logged out

Since the last 2 or 3 weeks, I've been getting logged out of all stackexchange and stackoverflow sites. It started on my iPad and now it's happening on my iMac too. This happens randomly. It just ...
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User cannot suggest edits to this question.

I often will suggest formatting edits to questions where the math is not formatted well. On occasion, I'll receive the message that the user cannot suggest edits to this question. Is it me or the ...
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Why does Tex stop rendering after a writing post for a while? How do I fix it?

This frequently happens to me. I am in my zone writing a long and detailed description in my post, and suddenly the Tex stop rendering in the display section. This is rather annoying because I do ...
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Search Engine: Features

There's an article in help center: How do I search? And some articles in meta, e.g.: Search automatically assuming tags Improving the search system How to search among comments? Search Function for ...
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How can I search for old questions with recently active “interested users”?

If I want to search for old questions in need for an answer, I can use a search query like is:question hasaccepted:no isanswered:no lastactive:6m.. score:1 but ...
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Questions with favourite tag no longer displayed

The questions tagged (algebraic geometry) are no longer displayed in blue on my screen, although that tag is among my favourite tags. I tried (through the edit) to suppress that tag from my ...
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What are the conditions and qualifications for making blogs?

I am going to publish my mathematical researches and efforts on stack-exchange as blog ... But I don't see the Create new blog entry button for myself ! may you guide me ?
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My MathJaX font turned ugly all of a sudden

This last week while browsing this site my computer has displayed MathJaX really badly. Here is a screenshot from a random question: Here is a screenshot of the same question from my phone for ...
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How can I display/upload a picture from mobile?

Yes I am a mobile user. Recently I had an question in which I needed to upload an image but didn't found the option! Can I do this from my mobile or the only way is to paste the imgur link?
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Where's the best place to ask about math algorithm? Here or Stack Overflow?

If I have a question about a mathematical computation algorithm that could be implemented as a computer program but my question is primarily about the math involved, for example how to correctly apply ...
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How can I comment in a answer which the owner doesn't exist anymore?

My question is very simple, I'm trying to understand this answer and I would like to ask to the answerer more details how to prove it and what he means by reduce module $g$, the problem is the user is ...
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Question title missing

So this came up on the main page The second question has no title apparently. Clicking on "Awesome"'s username takes me to the user page, where I see the same thing. Is this a bug? Also apparently ...
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Offensive/spam downvote penalty

I was wondering about a certain behavior of the reputation system. Suppose that someone flags one of my post as offensive or spam. This immediately issues a $-1$ vote. Does that vote come with the $-...
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I did a “flagging-review” which I want to retract

I've just been asked for a list of answers to confirm or disagree with current flags. I disagreed with the current flags in one case and said so in the answer box. Now I see, that I've misread the ...
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A question of mine has apparently vanished

It was titled something like: 3-d representation of CQHRL(5). If I deleted this, it was not intentional. Can someone restore this question? Thanks in advance.
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Lost connection with OP

I got a stack exchange email, and the partial first line indicated that the OP wanted to ask me additional questions about my answer. However, when I clicked on the thread, that question was gone. I ...
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Can I post a similar question when I make a mistake?

I posted a question some hours ago: How can we prove that $D(f)\backsimeq\operatorname{Spec} A_f$? I realized I made a stupid mistake, instead of asking the injectivity of the map, I asked how to ...
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What does (excluding voted synonyms) mean?

There are some tag synonyms that are pending. To me this means that someone created/proposed them. But when I click on the "suggested" filter, I (currently) only see four entries. Is this a bug or ...
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User's computer does not render mathjax

I was trying to answer this question, and it seems that the asker can't view mathjax. I have no idea how to troubleshoot this kind of issue, so some help here would be much appreciated. Any ideas as ...
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daily limit of Reviewing first post

I've reviewed 20 first post then system shows "Thank you for reviewing 20 First Posts today; come back in 7 hours to continue reviewing." Why there is a daily limit in it?
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Can't post my question properly - Keep needed to “Verify I'm a human”

For some reason, every time I try and post a question on SE from my uni computer, it won't let me preview what I'm typing and then makes me "verify that I'm a human". So a fair few times, I've noticed ...
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I really don't understand the answer to my question; what can I do?

I've got a few question on calculating the number of elements of an order in a group (see this question and this question). This goes from either calculating all the elements of all the types of ...
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Rotating a numeral.

I do not believe Latex has any simple means to do this, perhaps it can be done on this site. Is there any relatively simple way to rotate a numeral 90 degrees within an ordinary Latex formula? I may ...
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Are answers involving generalizations of previous answers accepted?

Basically wish to know the general consensus on the above. I wish to post a generalization of a pretty famous integral result as an answer to an answer discussing that integral result.
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Recover closed question on math.stackexchange?

Is there a way to recover a question (talking about Veblen ordinal hierarchies and tetration) on math.stackexchange that has been closed time ago? Need to archive its contents on my webpage and I ...
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Are questions about whether or not a complicated mathematical problem of something in physics has been solved suitable here?

I asked the question https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/616734/has-it-been-researched-whether-there-exists-a-shape-that-can-undergo-zero-resist on Physics Stack Exchange. It was not well ...
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Question on the Retaining or Forfeiture of Bounty Points When the Awarding User is Removed

My question is: If User A awards User B a bounty, say 500 points, and later on, User A either requests to be removed or is removed (i.e., ``User was removed''), does User B retain those 500 bounty ...
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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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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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I am not allowed by you to post images but my reputation is over 300.

Hi: I have posted a post in math dot stackexcange dot com which includes an image and your site said that I could not post and image because I should have reputation above 10 to do that. But according ...
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Could someone check the edit processing code ? I think there's a bug in it?

this post gave me trouble, I edited it, tapped the +2 for editing after page refreshing (I do that too much), played around putting my mobile browser into desktop site mode (another thing I do too ...
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What to do when I don't understand an answer and author don't reply?

What to do when I don't understand an answer and author don't reply? Solve for x $ \sin 30° \sin x \sin 10° = \sin 20° \sin ({80°-x}) \sin 40° $ So someone answered my ...
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How can I print out an answer?

Is it possible to print out an answer somehow? What is the best way to do it if I don't have a Latex-Editor. And also assume I would have one, I could always just click at one Formula click on Right ...
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How can I send a message to all users who have marked a question as their favorite?

How can I send a message to all users who have marked a specific question as their favorite? Apparently they are not automatically informed when finally, after years of waiting, the question has been ...
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Can't login with google on ios app

I've been using the IOS StackExchange app for a couple of years now, without a problem. Today I got a new iPhone Xs, downloaded the app, and tried to log in using Google, the way I always do. Each ...
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Organizing favorite posts in folders\categories

Is there a way of organizing favorite posts into folders? This is a feature I was thinking about for quite some time now. It happened to me more than once where I was looking for a certain post I ...
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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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Is how to draw a math-related picture on topic?

Is a question on how to draw a math-related picture (to be better understood) and what are generally accepted meanings of certain math pictures on topic?

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