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Receiving Swearing words as “Answer” (Not “cool”)

Please, I do not want to see or read any swearing words from the users or anyone on the Stack Exchange. I do not need to read them also. I have responsibilities to follow or catch up if needed. Could ...
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Downvote an answer [duplicate]

I noted that if I downvote an answer I lose one point. However I don't understand the reason of this. If I downvote an answer which is wrong, I help the other reader to understand which answers are ...
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Why did not I get the Selfie hat?

Why don't I have the Selfie hat yet? I already answered one of my own questions. Is there a bug or something glitched? Can someone report this to moderators? I hope this gets fixed because I really ...
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How do I create a link to a MSE post? Please provide detail.

Please explain the following explanation about Links from the MathJax guide (quoted below). It talks about writing links but not about creating them. How does the following change if I want to ...
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Why is my question off-topic?

I am just wondering whether to say Calculus or Analysis. https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1209216/calculus-vs-analysis-when-applying-for-a-phd-involving-stochastics-what-do-i-s
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Filtering messages with/without answers

Tags can now be filtered. For example, hasaccepted:no is syntax for do not show questions with accepted answers. Why doesn't hasanswer:no remove all questions with answers? Why doesn't onhold:no ...
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Question is on bounty, yet receives little attention [closed]

My main concern that question I posted over at MSE (view here) is just too trivial, so no one is bothered to even answer. Perhaps it is also my fault for not being clear enough, even though I tried ...
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Misused(?) closing votes.

I recently hit the 3k reputation bar and so got the privilege to vote to close questions. What strikes me is that most of the closing proposal are about questions of the form "[Some problem]. Please ...
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Filtering a Tag [duplicate]

How can I remove all questions with accepted answers from view?
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If I am not getting feeback for my questions, can I just post the same question another day?

I posted a thread a few days ago about the explanation of a proof. I arranged the thread by providing little fragments of the proof, getting feeback on that specific fragment and then posting the ...
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Error in awarding Enlightened Badge

I have 4 non-wiki answers to questions which are accepted and also have a score of $10$ or more. These are as follows: But I have earned the Enlightened Badge only $3$ times. Can anyone explain ...
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How long can my post be locked pending resolution?

Several hours ago, a post of mine was locked. locked by Alex Becker♦ 8 hours ago This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved. For more info visit meta. This ...
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Issue with bounty [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happens if my bounty time expires? I have kept a bounty of 50 to this question, and it has gone unanswered, but the web-site is asking me to offer the bounty as soon as ...
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How do I do dot inside a letter?

A First Course in Complex Analysis by Matthias Beck, Gerald Marchesi, Dennis Pixton, and Lucas Sabalka Ch9.1 Circle: $C[z_0,R] = |z-z_0| = R$ Disc: ...
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Can an answer be turned into a comment/deleted?

Extension of previous problem, involving $\ell^p$ norm circles The only answer available was a reply to the original question (what can I use to find the area of each). However, now that I've edited ...
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My post has been closed/put on hold, but I don't know how to make it better

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: How can I draw a 10 unit long line? So, as you can see, it's on hold/closed, and if you look at the comments I asked why it's unclear but ...
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Are we allowed to vote on our own answers?

I was wondering. If I tried to vote my own answer up, would that be allowed?
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Meta SE reputation

Why is there an option of upvote downvote in Meta SE? It never affects my reputation.It neither increases not decreases reputation. Then why is it there?
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Ignoring the unneeded

In the watched tags how can I ignore the questions with accepted answers so, in the least, they do not show like ignored tags do not show?
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Where is the proper place for math jokes?

Is it permissible to post a joke related to math on some board or other on the StackExchange network, or is this sort of levity not permitted? (I thought I'd ask first so I wouldn't attempt something ...
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Why can someone make his/her own question as favorite?

I think it makes no sense to allow a user to make his/her own question as favorite.
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Is there a way to get some priviliges concerning limited questions per certain amount of time?

I know I've a lot to do this year (i.e. making a lot of past papers and past editions of maths olympiads both of secondary school and university level) and I want to get the most out of it. So this ...
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Where does one go to find out the reasons for why a Meta Mathematics Page has been downvoted?

I have been trying to find out why a question I posted was closed. My understanding was to post on Meta Mathematics (which I did). This post was then heavily down-voted (link below). Where does one go ...
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What is just happening to my reputation?

I was at 1080 today in the evening and I suddenly saw that my reputation dropped down to 784 without any notification. I have been active only for 7 days. And even my individual daily reputations add ...
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Reputation numbers and the meaning of some items in my control panel.

[I know I can't control anything in that panel but I had to choose a name for it.] When I enter math.stackexchange.com I can see a page (I'll call it p1) with a bar on the top containing, on the right ...
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question about DE of all circles in the plane. [closed]

There was a review question about DE of all circles in the plane. I wish to re-visit and moderate my own remarks somewhat to serve politeness made after Phanindra's comment (that I hold correct) and ...
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flaggin contradiction?

Yesterday I flagged https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/360476/how-is-algebra-equations-geometry-etc-going-to-help-with-life citing reason 'it is too broad to be answered' the flag was ...
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Transferring question form one account to the other

I have two accounts in maths SE. Can I transfer a question from one account to the other. If yes,how? And if I do that will be able to carry along my reputation. If that is not possible can I put one ...
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When someone gives you -2 points

How to find the reason for someone giving you a -2 for a previously answered question that had been given 10 points?
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How to upload MULTIPLE (stable) images?

How do I upload say 5 JPEG images into a question so that I do not need to retype so many paragraphs in my question, and at the same time do not need provide the link to PDF of the entire book? What ...
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Serial Reporter

Recently I've been getting notifications telling me that multiple of my questions have been closed in one fell swoop, including a question that's nearly 2 months old already, as can be seen in the ...
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Why was my question made Community Wiki?

A question of mine was made Community Wiki without my permission and without so much as informing me. As I understand it, how Community Wiki posts work is that any reputation from them does not go to ...
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How can I post as guest again?

At the time where I didn't have a math.stackexchange account, I could ask questions as a guest. At mathoverflow, I can still ask questions as a guest. But if I click on "Ask question" at math....
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Reputation without upvote

HypGeomUpvote How did it add to reputation without upvoting in answer?
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How to write appropriate numbers in non of math, physics and chemistry sites in stackexchange? [closed]

in my question in my ell.stackexchange account, I want that look like user$20445$ instead of user20445. How can I do this? I am not comfortable with these inappropriate numbers.
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How to get my answer accepted.

The question Let $ \ n_1 , \ n_2 , \ n_3 , \ ............., \ n_k \ $ be positive numbers. was posted a week ago. I answered it on the same day, i.e., a week ago. There are no other answers. There is ...
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Adding a meta question to main site favorites

I wish to add the MathJax page: MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference to my favorites on my main home page, but clicking favorites only adds it to my meta home page. Is this impossible?
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On deleting a question

My meta question seemed to be deleted. Where can I find an explanation on deleting a question(on meta or main)? I would like to know on what conditions a question can be deleted. I searched help, meta,...
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A plagiarized question [closed]

This question: If $x^2\pm px \mp q$ both factor into terms with integer coefficients, then $p$ and $q$ are the hypotenuse and area of a right triangle. is an exact copy of an AoPS question. I flagged ...
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Write mathjax and text in the same line

This is not duplicated. I know how to use the $ sign, but I want to write long equations and words after in the same line and I don't know how. For example if I write: $2=1+1=2(0.5+0.5)=\sum_{n=1}^...
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What to do about my locked answer to a post?

A post of mine has been locked. There was an error in the answer I gave, which was pointed out, and I wanted to correct it, but it got locked. How do I unlock it so I can fix it? What is the ...
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Post with zeroes in all windows. [closed]

Hi: Would you mind looking at this post: Let $N$ be an abelian minimal normal subgroup of $G$. Then $N$ has a complement in $G$ iff $N\not\leq \Phi(G)$. In it not only the question but all three ...
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How to distribute lengthy text in a table

How can I make the first row of second column be like the following in the below table? "8-Bit Representation (ordinary 8-bit binary if nonnegative or 8-bit two's complement of absolute value ...
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How to live with the frustration? [closed]

I face two sources of frustration on SE. The one are the anonymous, unexplained downvotes. They aren't fun, and from experience, commenting to ask for an explanation just adds to the frustration, as ...
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What to do about answers that don't answer the question, excepting downvotes?

Please clarify what can be done by people with low reputation points? I'm questioning about answers which don't answer the question, not questioning if the math is correct in these posts. Some of ...
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What is the Solution to CAREFUL Serial Down-voting? [closed]

I came to know that there is a script to detect serial down-voting but as it is the case always for any script, there is a set-threshold, and if a careful person somehow figures that out (for example, ...
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Targeted deletion of questions

On my reputation tab in Math SE, I found out that I have lost 28 reputation in total from deleted questions, which is more than 20% of my total reputation. I think that this is an important issue, ...
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How could I attach a pdf file?

How could I attach a PDF file through my questions? Excuse me for this question, but I have much trouble to do this! Thank you very much.
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My question got closed though it was not completely identical. [closed]

I recently asked this question: "Find the number of ordered pairs of integers $(x,y)$ such that $x^2+y^2-xy=37$" on the Math SE. My question got closed as a duplicate of this question: "...
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Why did I lose rep from this reversal?

today I saw that I had 180 points taken from me. I see that one user who I had answered a question to had up voted many of my posts, so I guess that is fair for some to be taken. BUT, I had answered ...