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Queuing in review queue

Yesterday I saw the following standard question, thus I search using google and find 3 other similar questions in MSE. I choose the (IMO) best one and voted to close the other 3 as duplicates. My ...
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Refused edit trying to format in mathjax the content of an image posted by the op through a link

Why has this proposed edit been refused for the question Find the polar set P◦?
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Vector notation issue in iOS application

Everyone's answers and questions is displaying vectors very weird. For example \vec F gives: $$\vec F$$ What happened? How can we fix this? I hope I don't have to ...
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Where on the website is it appropriate to ask for advice?

I am young, and have a few questions about the profession for older mathematicians. On what part of the website is it appropriate to ask them? Thanks,
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How can I make my question better?

I asked a question a yesterday and haven't seen much activity for a while. I am really struggling to properly formulate my question. Is there any way I can improve this post? Should I make a new ...
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Double mathjax when asking

I have been getting double mathjax recently when asking questions, and only when asking questions. It renders correctly on the preview but just makes my input box look weird. I use the latest version ...
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How to keep on top of past posts for referencing

When I joined I initially read many posts but didn't pay much attention to where they were for future reference, barring a passing nod to their respective tags. There was one integration question I ...
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A flag that should have been, but shouldn't be, but was…

While processing a review queue, I was presented a question which "had been flagged as spam". I recalled seeing a very similar question a short while ago, and wondered if it was related. Lo and ...
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Reference request on books allowed?

I have seen several of them. But I just wanted to make sure I could ask for reference requests rather than losing a lot of reputation afterwards. So are reference requests allowed in the math forum?
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How to fix botched title edit?

I edited the title of this question to remove the \displaystyle in the title, but, in the process, I deleted a brace. As a result, it won't compile; but the edit ...
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List of badges offered much later after feat is performed

My experience tells me that there are certain badges which are awarded instantaneously after a feat is achieved. Whereas, there are some which are offered, say an hour or more later, after the moment ...
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Why some non-tag badges don't appear in the badge tracking menu?

Last times I'm reviewing as much as I can, and I wanted to set tracking on the "Reviewer" badge in my profile. It isn't in the 'select badge to track' menu though... as well as some other 10 non-tag ...
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What if an answer is downvoted, but later corrected?

Recently I wrote an answer here. Initially it was incorrect, but now I feel that I have corrected it to the best of my knowledge. There is no other answer on the question either. Another answer was ...
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Why can't I see any mathematical text/latex?

I've used and browsed through this site for the last couple of years. I recently asked a question and when it posted, any latex I used won't show up to me. It also won't show on any other questions on ...
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Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to manually move this discussion to chat?

Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to automatically move this discussion to chat? OK, fine, but how can I create a chat room on a question when the automatic "move-to-chat" ...
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Immediate second view. Who's that?

Whenever posting a question, it immediately get's viewed by at least one other user. Who's that? A mod, the community user,...?
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Sudden appereance of STIX fonts in math rendering

I've recently started seeing STIX fonts in the $\LaTeX$ math rendering instead of the usual TeX fonts. I tried to fix it following the advice in this post with no effect. Is anyone experiencing ...
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Can I change a little the existing question to a new one?

I have previously asked an obvious question and got no answer but very helpful comments which answer me. I find that if I change a little, qualification of question and may be answers will grow up. ...
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Not able to copy and pass the link below on my Ipad for the “are you a robot test”.

I just noticed I can't ask question on the math forum because of the "are you a robot" test which ask to copy and paste a link that I can't paste in the tiny box. My brother encountered the same ...
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How do I migrate a question to a site that is not on the list?

I want to migrate Term rewriting; Compute critical pairs to computer science as suggested in one of the comments to the question. How can I do this given the fact that the site is not on the list?
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Symbol for permutations in MathJax

In the basic tutorial on MathJax, I'm unable to find the symbol for permutations. Could someone please enlighten me on this ?
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Cannot delete my own comment due to latex formatting?

Sorry if this is not the proper place to ask this question, but I cannot find related information from the help pages. I wrote a comment on this post giving some extended and related data to help ...
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A possible bug in reviewing close vote

I was reviewing some close vote recently and come to this one: https://math.stackexchange.com/review/close/348342 The particular question is not important. The main point is that I wanted to leave a ...
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Account-edit: “changing picture” (“for all communities”) changed(=overwrote) also all profile-descriptions

Thank you all - I've got nearly everything using the google cache. Current problem resolved. (But how can I prevent doing the same mess next time when I want to change my profile picture again?) Uhh, ...
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Does migration count as a question for maximum 6 posts a day?

If a question is migrated from a different SE to MSE, does it count as a question for maximum 6 questions a day? In particular, I want to request migration of https://stats.stackexchange.com/...
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I asked a question before registering

I asked a questing before registering with stack exchange but this does not show up on my profile after registering. The title was "proper field extensions" and I used the same username as I do now. ...
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Loading LaTeX packages

Is it possible to load a LaTeX package and/or use its features on this site? In my case, I'd need to load multirow to make block matrixes. Is that possible? Or is ...
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How to search for the question “what is the definition of =?”

It seems that the search engines (whether SE or Google) don't register the "=" punctuation mark, so it is not easy to find this Q. How I found it was by searching "definition of score:10" (because I ...
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Review Etiquette

I've searched and checked out many questions on meta about how to handle reviews. There is mostly helpful information already available. There is still one particular thing I'm not sure about. If one ...
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Flag suspicious-looking links?

The original post of this question included an, in my opinion, suspicious-looking link, which allegedly contained the source of the question. I handled this by writing a comment warning others that it ...
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Inserting screen capture into a question

Can someone please explain (or guide me to a link that explains) how to insert a screen capture, or any other image on my computer, into a question? I saw the link on inserting images, but I didn't ...
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Where can I view my comment scores?

I was recently looking through my comments, and noted that I can't actually view them in ordering of their score (number of comment upvotes). This seems unfortunate to me, because I'd like to know ...
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disappearing answer

I answered a question, and now I see the question has reappeared without my answer; whereas the answer I provided is not showing up on my activity log. It seems unlikely I would not have posted it ...
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Undeserved association bonus

I was having some problems logging in - whenever I logged in through Google I got asked to confirm my new account, but I didn't want a new account, I wanted to access my old one. Eventually I asked ...
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I have two accounts with the same name.

Last year I joined math SE and several later I returned to math SE and accidentally and without any purpose I opened another account with the same name. I am using the later account now and I want to ...
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bring attention to old questions which recently went on bounty

I had asked a question two months ago and it received 6 upvotes. Two answers were provided and I accepted one of them. That answer also received 4 upvotes. I recently reviewed the topic of the ...
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External javascipt failed to load or is blocked

When I try to open math.stackexchange.com, mathJax does not load and I see a message saying that the external javascript failed to load or is blocked. As a result, I cannot often log into my ...
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No Inbox Access

I cannot access the Inbox: when I click on it there is a blank pagelet, nothing happens. Everything else appears to work OK. Any suggestions? It is very awkward not to have access, since I am not ...
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When does the Community bot bump posts, and how do I bump posts?

I apologize if this question is on a FAQ somewhere, but a cursory search turned up empty. I am trying to find out: Under what conditions will the Community bot decide to bump my question onto the ...
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How do you code double up arrow?

If you type x^\Uparrow you get $x^\Uparrow$ which is not as clear as $\Uparrow$. (It could be my monitor's low resolution.)
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Cannot find a question with all (or each) words within its topic

If I search "Menger" or "Menger's", this question will not show within the results: Induction on Menger's theorem by Diestel in Graph Theory If I search "Induction on Menger's theorem by Diestel ...
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Stackexchange never notifies me about anything

It’s as the title of this question says : even though I log in with yahoo, I am never notified about anything at all (answers or comments to my questions, even when I put them into my “favorites”). ...
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How many megabyte jpeg can be uploaded?

Many months ago I bought a home scanner that does just one page per scan. It can do pdfs and jpegs. It also has a variety of choices, in particular I can increase or decrease the number of, um, things ...
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about the questions tagged [difference-equations] or [recurrence-relations]

I discover that the questions tagged difference-equations or recurrence-relations are often similar. I also find difficulties to distinguish clearly between difference equations and recurrence ...
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Self-programmed things such as annoucements to chat -room?

Unix.SE and Math.SE has totally different chats, Unix.SE gets a stream of questions. How can you add this kind of features/bugs to chat rooms?
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The Inbox thingie crashes Safari on my ipod

For about a day and a half now, whenever I try to open the Inbox thingy on the top left corner, my iPod's Safari browser dies. This is an up-to-date iPod/safari. I am not able to provide mucho more ...
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Are we always notified of posted answers while we write ours?

After I had posted my answer to a question, I noticed that Mariano had posted his three minutes before, but I had not been advised. However, sometimes I am advised and on MO I am always advised. So, ...
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Adding a bounty to an unanswered question, then copying an answer from another SE site. Is this allowed?

I wanted to start a bounty and I thought of getting to the unanswered ones. This one in particular is where I placed it. I waited for a while and no one still answered, so all that was left for me to ...
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Chrome does not render Latex at all

I'm working on an older laptop with Windows 7. It does not render any latex equations on websites like Math Stack Exchange. I opened the source for a page in it. It shows the following errors: In ...
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Merging questions with multiple duplicates (not a duplicate)

21 days ago from August 15, I asked my first question which looked like $ a_1=1 ,\space a_{n+1}=a_n+\dfrac{1}{a_n} $ The question was marked as a duplicate by me undisputedly. But as being observant ...

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