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When does the “delete” button appear beneath a post?

Below posts I normally see "share", "edit", and "flag" buttons, but sometimes a "delete" button also appears. How is it decided that this extra button appears?
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Personalised $\LaTeX$ commands for users

I'm definitely not the first to think about having the possibility users having personalised $LaTeX$ \newcommands (see e.g. here). But I thought of another way to ...
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Why do we have “See more comments”

I recently up-voted a savvy comment which implied that the OP should take a fresh look at his question. Then I noticed that there were more, currently hidden, comments. Only after I clicked to reveal ...
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I'm not shouting, I'm just easily distracted

This site has a warning about all-uppercase posts, which works for both question titles and post bodies. The problem is that on the body of a post it is triggered prematurely, even by the first ...
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Escape brackets in titles of questions when voting to close as a duplicate [duplicate]

When you vote to close a question as a duplicate, the software automatically puts a comment looking like Possible duplicate of [Duplicate title](Duplicate link).. ...
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Where did preview and formatting controls go? [closed]

Every once in a while I want to post a question or an answer and the controls are missing and the preview area never populates. In fact, this is happening to me with this question right now. Here's ...
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What is with that orange box?

I feel like that I should know this by now and that I might have known at some point, but at any rate: what does this number in the orange box indicate? There is also a blue box that appears to its ...
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Percentage of contribution on community wiki posts

If I read: 63 revs, 12 users 21% Committing to a name What is it referring to? Number of edits, character count etc...?
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Can users vote to change the main site's user interface?

I just visited The Workplace.SE site and fell in love with the background/UI. It's so sharp, clean and simple that I can see it appeal to users of all ages. However, the same cannot be said, IMHO, ...
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What is going on with MSE website access from phones.

As the title is rather ambiguous, I shall explain all here. For a while now, I tend to use both platforms phone and laptop, with both working absolutely fine. But today, it seems that there has been a ...
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Is it possible to list favourite/ignored tags alphabetically?

When viewing the tags page, it is possible to list the tags by name. Is it possible to do this in a user's preferences page on their profile for their favourite and ignored tags? Context: At the ...
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Meaning of star symbol by each question?

To the left of each question there is an upvote arrow, a vote count, a downvote arrow, and a little star symbol. What is the star symbol?
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Is there any update in stackexchange site?

I can see the change in UI of stackexchange today. Very happy to see that. Is there any update in the features too ?
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Proposal: Make “Featured on meta” a link to meta

As the title says. The bit of text "Featured on Meta" makes for a reasonable and unobtrusive place to have a link to meta on the main page. And on that note, it would be reasonable to make "Hot Meta ...
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problem with the “big-o” tag

I noticed a curious problem, during retagging a question I wanted to add the big-o tag to a question but the tag doesn't show up when you type "big-" in the tag box I think it is because it is (by ...
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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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can we remove the enter working as submit in comments? [duplicate]

Aan we change the working of the enter key when busy writing a comment At the moment it works like clicking the "add comment" button, and I rather would not like that functionality.
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Can notification bar be made “always on-screen”

This is a feature request regarding the top notification bar (The one which shows the reputation, comment notifications, reputation updates). It is nothing major, I was wondering if it was possible ...
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Curious page top questions

When you go to https://math.stackexchange.com/ You get to a page that somehow list the Top Questions how is decided which questions are on this page? Also from the normal question site https://...
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Can we have a link in the header of this site a link to the main site

Can we have a link in the header on this site (the mathematics meta site ) to the main (mathematics site), just a simple link will do, it is just to make swiching between them easier.
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“Sign up for the newsletter” button overflows the frame on Firefox / Linux

This is what the math.SE newsletter ad box looks like to me on Firefox: Notice how the bold font causes the "Sign up" button to overflow the space available for it. According to the Firefox ...
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Why was the tag thingie removed? Please bring it back!

Edit (Feb. 25th, 2014): The meta.SO link in Jeremy's answer has been updated to say that the tag thingie is not coming back. Therefore I officially change this to a feature request. Is it ...
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homework questions, again

I have no sympathy for people just copying the text of the homework questions to the site (sometimes they even scan the page, to avoid having to write the text...) On the other side, I believe that ...
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Expose Meta Link on MSE's New Upper Tab

In the new MSE tab, the link to Meta for me is hidden under "help" which requires the click of the downarrow. How can I pin it to the upper tab to avoid these 2 clicks?
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How do I log out from the new interface?

I can not figure out how to log out with this new interface. Is it possible?
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Google's recalled Black bar ended up here. [duplicate]

So, Google's designers finally realized that the black tool bar they were using on top of their websites was distracting, clunky, making the page look cluttered ... Google has moved away from using ...
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What's going on with the UI?

Is there a medium/long-term plan for a total revamp of the SE user interface? I noticed the list of recent badges was removed, and now the top bar is completely changed (access to the meta site link ...
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Specific Latex commands for user's account

I think it would very useful to permit every user to add to their profile a list of Latex command, so that they are readily at disposal. For instance, in all of my .tex files I add in the preamble <...
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Why are links at the top, view counts, tags, comments, etc. italicized?

Starting yesterday, almost everything on Maths.SE (and other SE sites, too, I might add) is italicized: This behaviour occurs in Chrome (30.0) as well as Opera (12.16). It does not seem to occur in ...
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“1 new answers” Pluralization bug

Bug: The page element bar that notifies the reader of new answers has an issue with pluralization. Edit (Lord_Farin): While at it, please fix the similar issue with comments, as observed below this ...
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Bounty Display Bug

I just realized a display bug when putting a bounty: I'm using Firefox 24.0 and Windows 7. Could this be fixed somehow?
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Inconsistent capitalisation of “Frequent” under the question tab selector (mobile theme)

When viewing the mobile theme, the capitalisation of "Frequent" under the question tab selector is inconsistent with the other menu options. It should instead be uncapitalised: "frequent".
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The page footer and the page sidebar override [duplicate]

See the screenshot, especially its lower right corner for a bug of rendering HTML (in the right lower corner of the Web page the page footer and page sidebar override). Got from https://math....
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“Add comment (requires 50 reputation)” in review

Recently, I got used to seeing: Comments disabled on locked/deleted questions/reviews when I was reviewing. I also finally got that it doesn't talk about "locked/deleted reviews", but should be ...
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Improving the tag system (categories)

was thinking there are so many tags around (around 27 pages) How can we improve the tag system, some suggestions: can we not create categories that group tags together, so that instead of looking ...
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how to find my own comments

Sometimes I just leave a comment on a question, (not an answer) and forget the question again. but now I want to revisit the question. But could not find it. How can I find the questions I have ...
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Question lists build on favourite tag list [duplicate]

What I would like is to have lists of questions that only lists the questions that have one or more of my favourite tags attached, so that I can have a quick view of newest or featured questions in ...
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On question titles

Today I saw an $odd$ $looking$ italicised word in a question title. It turned out that the OP was using double dollars as opposed to the usual stars. So I edited their title. In doing so I discovered ...
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More shortcuts while editing! Wanted: \$(\$) enter math here \$(\$)-Shortcut

By chance I realized that there are shortcuts in the Question/Answer fields. To my disappointment some useful ones are missing: ctrl+$X_1$ $ enter math here $ ...
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Hide comments to view the question

Is it possible to have a button hide comments (or something like that) in order to see the question when we write the answer? When you write the answer it's often useful to see the question to have ...
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Getting out of the META

I noticed that there is not a very straightforward button or tab to click that allows one to leave the meta site and enter the main site and visa versa. This type of functionality would make using ...
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What is the Math SE logo?

I don't know what the Math Stack Exchange logo is and was wondering if we (the users) could post ideas on a new one and have users vote for the best one... Is that a possibility or no?
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Reopen votes review queue asks “Nominate for reopening?” when one clicks “Leave Closed”

With the recent redesign of the whole close system, there seems to have been an inadvertent corollary. Namely, in the "Reopen Votes" review queue, when one clicks "Leave Closed", there is a popup ...
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What Happened to Helpful Flags Counter on User Page?

What happened to the 'Helpful Flags' counter / link that was available on your user page as it seems to have disappeared today?
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“Answers to non-wiki questions” on user profile page are actually “non-wiki answers”

The tags page of user profile displays additional statistics on mouse-over. For example, hovering over number $3$ in 3 linear-algebra × 29 brings up the following: ...
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Two announcements: new “FAQ” and new “closure rules”

I want to point everybody's attention to two changes that will impact your user-experience here on Math.SE The first you may have already noticed: the old FAQ page has been replaced by a "help center"...
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What happened to our FAQ?

Until recently (I'm not sure exactly when), at the top of every page was an "faq" button, and the page it led to had a list of basic help topics. Some of them were generic to SE, but some were ...
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Broken link in Help Center: “bounties” should be “bounty”

The "What is reputation?" page has a broken link. You gain reputation when: . . . one of your answers is awarded a bounty automatically: +1/2 of the bounty amount (see more details about ...
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“Ask Question” Formatting Problem

Is it just me, or is the format of the "Ask Question" page kind of broken. Here's a screenshot from a recent question of mine: I faced two problems: "How to Tag" mixes up with the footer and the tag ...
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Can we get a $\LaTeX$ button?

I would like to propose the addition of a $\LaTeX$ button. It would be very similar to the "code" button that formats the highlighted text into code, the $\LaTeX$ button would surround the highlighted ...