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Why was the “curious badge” badge not being awarded?

Recently, I visited my profile page, but got surprised by seeing this. Actually, long days ago, I chose the Curious badge as my next target badge. The criteria for this badge says, Ask a well-...
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Exact duplicates of questions posted on MO

I wonder why we can't declare a question posted on MSE (like this) an exact duplicate of a question posted on MO (like this) and viceversa? (I'd find it useful if we could do this.)
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Vulgar Username

I think necessary steps should be taken against the profile https://math.stackexchange.com/users/26920/urine-soaked-pajamas as the user name and avatar are offensive and go against the dignity of the ...
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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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How do I change Math Renderer for MathJax?

In various posts on meta I have read that various math renderers can be used for MathJax, such as HTML-CSS, SVG, etc. See, for example, What is the difference between the 3 math renderers? How can I ...
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LaTeX symbols for “therefore” and “suchthat”

I was wondering about the use of latex symbols \implies ($\implies$) and \therefore ($\therefore$). From the naming, I think \therefore and \implies are redundant, but I can't find a symbol for \...
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Question marked as spam/offensive - unable to see complete revision history?

I noticed that this question I answered about a month ago was deleted and marked as spam/rude/abusive. However, revision history seems to suggest nothing of the sort. The originally posted question ...
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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 there any users who have invested more than what they presently have?

Are there any Mathematics SE users who have invested more reputation points in bounties than what they presently have? How can one find out?
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Keyboard shortcuts… how to find out more?

I was just perusing about on main, when I inadvertently pressed the i key on my keyboard. This is what happened: i.e. my inbox popped up, with fancy number-key shortcuts to access inbox items (...
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Website Mirroring StackExchange

The website http://www.rqgg.net/index.html seems to be stealing information from several StackExchange sites, including Mathematics. What is the appropriate way to ...
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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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How to search in favorite questions?

As the number of my favorite questions increase, it becomes harder to find them in the list. Is there a way to search in my favorite questions? Also, would it be possible to search in another user's ...
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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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What are the guidelines for reviewing?

What are the guidelines for reviewing? What should one avoid doing when reviewing? How can it happen to be banned and what are the implications of this? If I've been banned from review, where can I ...
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How to efficiently use Google to search Math.SE content?

Regulars know that the built-in site search often fails to find relevant posts. Using the same search term in Google and adding site:math.stackexchange.com tends to ...
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day vs week rep gain

When I hover over the triangle on StackExchange, I find I have gained 45 rep today, but only 30 this week. Is there a different cutoff time?
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Will I get my reputation back if I cancel my down vote?

Will I get my reputation back if I cancel a down vote? Same for the person I vote down.
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Checking your old downvotes

I wanted to check my ancient down votes to see if things have improved: I tried to make a query on data.se to find my downvotes: ...
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Searching comments

While looking over some material concerning "separable differential equations", I remembered a conversation I had (via comments) with another MSE user and wanted to find said conversation. I ...
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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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Extracting all my answers (and the questions)

I'd like to extract all the answers I have written (along with the corresponding questions). In both cases (answers and questions) I'd like to have the original text (including markup) so that I can ...
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Should the description of the bounty page be changed?

I recently made a 500 reputation bounty on this question. As I was really interested in getting an answer I crossposted it on MathOverflow. On MathOverflow I got an answer and for completeness reasons ...
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Meaning of “curious” badge

The description of the "curious" badge is: Asked a good question on 5 separate days, and maintains a positive question record. First, what qualifies as a "good question"? Second, how does one ...
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A kind of revenge?

I just saw some downvoting activity on many questions I answered (see here), not long after I answered this. Is there anything I can do ? EDIT Ok, so MSE has correctly reversed thing during night, ...
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Is there a maximal daily reputation loss from voting?

It is well known that you can only gain 200 points of reputation by upvotes. The rest is discarded, unless it is coming from accepting/accepted answers and bounties. Suppose that over the next UTC ...
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Is it possible to draw a diagonal arrow in a commutative diagram?

I have read the question How to draw a commutative diagram? but as far as I'm aware, the amscd package doesn't have a way to draw diagonal arrows. Is there some other package we can use to draw ...
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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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How to write math equation with auto numbers

I can write a math equation as below: \begin{equation} \begin{cases} 2x+y-3=0 .... (1) \\ 3x-5y+7=0 .... (2) \end{cases} \end{equation} In this example, the equation number is added manually, is it ...
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Searching for mathematical expressions

I got this question a few years back in an postgrad interview and it had me stumped until the interviewer suggested the trick to it. I solved it again just now on paper and wanted to check my answer. ...
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Merging two identical questions with accepted answers

I found this question: Power Series Expansion which migrated from Meta to Main. OP seemed to be eager for an answer and couldn't wait until the migration took place, so he posted this one: Simple ...
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Review audit test disagreements: theory and praxis

Following an audit test failure where I agreed that a question should be closed as too subjective, and was told that there were no major problems with it and I should have left it open, I have two ...
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Strange behavior of the reputation tab

I recently removed an answer of mine which I posted a few days ago. On the day of posting the answer it gained several votes, but I also gained more than that amount of votes when I capped out. So ...
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When does a meta proposal become “official policy”?

When does a proposal at meta become "official policy"? Especially in light of the moderators elections I would like to know which role moderators play in this process. @AlexBecker comment, I mean "...
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Community wiki checkbox disappeared?

Has community wiki checkbox disappeared? I cannot find how to make a post a community wiki.
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Un-voting-to-close

Is it possible to un-vote to close a question? For example, I recently voted to close a question then I realised I was wrong and that it should be left open. I want to take back my vote. I want to un-...
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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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What greeting should I use when asking question

This may sound a little silly, but I am having problems opening up my questions with a greeting. I am not a native speaker and frankly - I don't know a lot of ways how to politely present a question. ...
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Mathematical Alphanumerical capital I symbol

I'm looking to type this that I saw in a pdf document. However, when I google the mathematical alphanumerical symbols on Wikipedia, it has symbol styles for other letters, but I seems to be reserved....
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Why should I ![enter image description here][1]?

![enter image description here][1] What does the image description here affect? Does it ever show up somehow other than when I edit a post? I put "yuk" there. So what?
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Is there any etiquette to be observed when editing a question or an answer?

I am asking this because there were a few occasions when I felt an urgent need to edit a person's solution that had been written rather poorly (e.g. using non-standard abbreviations or committing ...
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Beginner Questions.

As a beginner who has experiences of vBulletin forums, I have some questions: 1) what is difference between a forum and stackexchange? 2) How can I recognize moderators? 3) is there any PM system? ...
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Community Wiki answers to avoid reputation

Sometimes, one comes across questions on the main site that facilitate very easy answers. For example, "Is this solution correct?" or "Is my understanding of definition X correct?", but also questions ...
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Can one avoid gold badge superpowers by temporarily removing tags?

As described here, earning a gold tag badge has the side effect that one's votes to close questions in the tag as duplicates become immediately binding instead of going through the usual voting ...
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Is it possible to contact (the whole) moderators team using e-mail

I have noticed in this post that at MO they have e-mail address moderators@mathoverflow.net, which can be used to contact moderators. Is there a similar address ...
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Does reputation change if an answer gets deleted due to deletion of original post by vote(s)?

I recently found that the following post $\lim_{x\rightarrow +\infty}\sqrt{x}e^{-x}\left(\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{x^{k}}{k!\sqrt{k}}\right)$ was deleted by vote(s) and as a result my answer also got ...
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Reverted diagonal dots [duplicate]

At a certain point I had to write $\ddots$ reverted. I tried the \reflectbox{$\ddots$} but I got no success. Is there any alternative to write this symbol here in MSE? Thanks
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What happens when a serial voting is reversed?

Yesterday I received a serial upvoting on many of my questions within a minute or two. Today I saw that the serial voting was reversed (something I had expected to occur). Luckily for me, that ...
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Loop of duplicate posts

These two identical questions were asked by the same user (the first one was migrated from MO actually): https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/582151/lrs-over-finite-fields https://math....
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How to split a bounty between $\geq$2 users?

I just see the +X link, I wish to give out two X/2's. (three actually, but i have low rep) Im asking because i think I've seen split bounties awarded. Edit: So if I dont have enough reputation, can ...

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