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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 to center an image?

Is it possible to show the image below centered instead of aligned to the left?
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Typing on Ipad and Ipad app.

Sometimes I have to use a Ipad to answer some question and it is really a battle. Maybe it is just some need of practice, but if I would, for example, take five minutes to answer a question with a ...
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Mathjax 2.3 beta

UPDATE: Mathjax 2.3 is now live We have deployed the latest Mathjax 2.3 beta on Math.SE. As with any beta release please post an answer to this question if you find any issues. We will be ...
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Choice of the question in the tour

In the tour an example question (and example answers) are shown. Ideally, that should be an example what is considered by the most of MSE community as a good question. The question which is ...
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What happens when the “move comments discussion to chat” link is used?

When clicking on the "move comments discussion to chat?" link (under an answer), what actions are triggered : (a) if the click is by the poster of the answer (b) if the click is by a commenter in ...
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Mathjax 2.1 beta

The next build will enable Mathjax 2.1 officially. Thanks for your help and feedback! We will be deploying the latest Mathjax 2.1 beta soon. As with any beta release please post an answer to this ...
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Can't vote to migrate from meta

Another one to pile on the heap: The new closing system seems to have some inadvertent effects on meta, like a strange typo, and the loss of the option to vote to migrate to main: Moreover, as I ...
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How to see questions time line?

How can I see question timeline? For example, when it is reviewed when it get an answer when it is vote up. And if I can't see it yet in which reputation I can? Because when I do it it doesn't work.
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Downvote even contributing with more information to an old question

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Help with understanding an example from the book 'Fooled by Randomness' Dear all, I just spent a few hours today after reading ...
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How can I draw a tree like this?

I want to draw the following tree in a question. But, I don't want to upload a picture. Can anyone tell me how to do it using MathJax?
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Multiline hidden text

For some questions, you think the user might learn more if you don't let them read the entire proof right away. So you use But I never managed to get a multiline one. Just like the quote block, it ...
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What *is* a non-constructive comment, if this isn't?

Today, in a now-deleted meta thread, I got the following comment (literal quote): @Lord_Farin baby as a reply to a comment of mine. (Seconds later, the thread was deleted.) I flagged this comment ...
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Where reputation disappears

Is there any possibility to deduce why 25 of (my) reputation disappeared probably this night? It is not the problem of reputation, but the lack of information is rather strange. On tex.stackexchange....
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Answer review - is it really answered question?

I have seen many times these type of explanation were people addressed only page number of a book. What should I do during a review? Should I flag answers as low quality or not an answer or skip?
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A post I flagged was declined but then closed for the same reason of the flag

I flagged https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1074123/is-g-commutative for being off topic but the flag was declined. However, the post was closed for the exact same reason I flagged it. Why ...
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Showstopper bug: MSE+MathJax unusable for 6 months with Chrome

For roughly six months or so, since around the latest MathJax deployment, the site has been highly unstable using recent Chrome versions (17-22) on Windows 7. I see guaranteed page freezes composing ...
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Can you copy paste tex code from the question without going the “view source” route?

I have searched for this but did not find anything relevant. I was wondering if I can just copy latex code from the OPs question while typing my answer without looking at the html source code in my ...
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What can I do if the problem is deleted when I tried to edit my answer?

Yesterday ($8$ hours ago) there was a problem asking to find the residue of $\exp (\csc(1/z))$ at each of its singularity. I answered that problem and then today morning, I thought to edit my answer ...
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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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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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Ordering the questions of a day

When we order the questions by votes, we see questions from all past years and days. There are a way to see the questions of today ( or of a given day or period?) ordered by votes?
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What is the reason for this change of reputation? Reputation tab says “-2” and “removed”.

About an hour ago, my reputation was decreased by 2. I was curious, because I usually do not receive down-votes. However, when I got on my profile page, I was really confused. What does this "removed" ...
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New line within MathJAX

$P(E) = \dfrac{\text{ 1 choice for C1 } \times ... \times \text{ 1 choice for C(k - 1) } \times \text{ 1 choice for C(k) } \color{red}{\times N} - k \text{ choices for C(N - k) }\times N - k - 1 \text{...
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Is it ok to provide a concept I idealized and ask if there's a mathematical field that works with it?

Sometimes, I have ideas about things, and I'm quite sure that there's probably some mathematical field that deals with such a concept. Is it OK to make a question providing a sample of this idea, and ...
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Is it possible for me to rotate symbols and operations?

I wanted to rotate $\Box$ $45^\circ$ clockwise to make a diamond. At the time, I did not know there was a diamond command $\diamond$ and $\Diamond$ and $\diamondsuit$ and even things like $\not\...
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How to type questions and answers with MathJax quickly on Android?

I am an Android user and I normally use my mobile phone to access Mathematics Stack Exchange. We all know that typing TeX using mobile devices is not an easy task. My question is "is there any special ...
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User disagreements in comments

What is the proper etiquette for a user to "warn" another user? I frequently read "intuition" and "big picture" questions here and on mathoverflow. To facilitate finding them, if I find a one ...
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Are deleted comments destroyed?

When I delete a comment, is it destroyed completely? Or does it still exist, perhaps visible to moderators? If the latter, can it be undeleted again?
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See questions recently posed by “high-rep” users

Often times I just browse through some of the questions on MSE, and I've noticed that many of the questions posed by lower-rep users (for example, <500) don't show as much effort, aren't as ...
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Is it considered serial voting even if the votes are not directed towards the same user?

I will start with two real-life scenarios. Recently another user complained about a down-vote on their post. (Well, we have lot of such posts here on meta.) But they also mentioned in a comment, that ...
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What to do about a plagiarized post?

I recently noticed that a user has copied one my posts without crediting me. Who do I contact here about this and how?
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When, and how, to suggest merging of questions?

Background Just today, we had the following situation: Proving by induction that $n^{n+1} > (n+1)^n$ for $n \ge 3$ Prove by induction that for all $n \geq 3$: $n^{n+1} > (n+1)^n$ Usually, I can ...
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When does a post become a Community Wiki post?

Does an answer become automatically a Community Wiki when it is revised too much? Are those who have enough reputation allowed to transform an answer into a Community Wiki's answer?
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Do moderators see previous flags on a post?

Earlier today I flagged a post, and I was torn between a borderline spam flag and a VLQ flag (or NAA maybe). I decided to flag with a free-form text, and say that I'm torn between these options, ...
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I failed an audit, and I don't understand why.

I was reviewing some close votes and there came a question which was marked as "primarily opinion based". But obviously it is not. However, I thought the question should be closed for some other ...
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What are those flags in the mod-tools good for? When and how should I act on them?

Every once in a while I see flags displayed to me in one of the tabs of the moderator tools. Most of the time I just ignore them, because I don't understand what they could possibly be about, but ...
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Can an awarded tag-badge be withdrawn?

For instance, recently I have earned two gold badges: commutative-algebra and abstract-algebra tags badges. I wonder if such a badge (or any other) can be withdrawn if, for instance, people downvote ...
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Sharing a non open access paper

I'm reading a paper, which is not open access, and I had troubles in some passages there, I would like to ask for help in https://math.stackexchange.com/, for that aim I have to share the paper and ...
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How can I suggest a tag synonym? Where can I vote for/against tag synonym?

How can a tag-synonym be suggested? Who can suggest a tag-synonym? How is a tag-synonym approved? Where can users vote for/against a synonym? What other important facts should I know about tag-...
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Is it possible to edit bounty messages?

The reason I ask is because I have a bounty question which is completely ruined as the sidebar covers the question. This has happened because of an error in the $\LaTeX$ in the bounty message which ...
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Editing (and creating) seemingly useless tags

In the past few days I have noticed a certain user editing tag information for freshly created tags that seem completely useless, for example this one. This seems like a case of badge-hunting to me. ...
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Is there an “undelete queue”?

Now Undeleted I have a question deleted by Community due to RemoveAbandonedClosed. I tried editing it so that it becomes on-topic, and I casted "undelete" and "...
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How do I not embrace the root of my mathjax problem?

When one has a $$problem$$ in order to get to the $$\sqrt{problem}$$ it's sometimes a good idea to get some confidence by embracing those parts of it one already knows $$probl\underset{\overbrace{...
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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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Avoiding duplicates

I was wondering if I could ask a question on meta whether some question is on the site or not. I'm asking this since sometimes one might ask a duplicate question which he/she searched for and didn't ...
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This doesn't lie within the purview of M.SE, though the users there are good people to ask.

The problem: I am coming up to my final exams after which I am expected to make a prompt decision regarding whether to accept a PhD offer I have, to pursue analytic number theory. For a long time, I ...
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How to make bold greek letters in Mathjax on Stackexchange?

I already know how to make $\mathbf {bold}$ letters, and I know how to make various greek letters such as $\gamma$ and $\Psi$. But how to make any bold greek characters?
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How to browse or search comments?

SE is already very good in keeping each individual user's record on their questions raised and their answers posted. I am wondering is it also possible to keep track of their comments made too? Then ...
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Is this an adequate place to ask for simplifications on mathematical concepts?

I'm not a professional mathematician nor a skilled amateur mathematician, but I have interest in knowing what is the purpose of some mathematical subjects in a simple and clear way, accessible to a ...

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