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Answer preview in MSE not appearing

Whenever I am going to write an answer or edit someone's post, I am not able to see its preview under the answer writing section in MSE. Why is this happening?
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Character length filter

On Math Stack Exchange, you can create a custom filter. That gave me an idea for a feature to add to the filter, and that is the ability to sort by character ranges. You could put in the filter "...
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A specific confusing MathJax syntax that works randomly or not

Today I ran into the specific MahJax problem for which I cannot find the cause. Interestingly, if this Mathjax syntax somehow works in the Q&A area, it definitely doesn't work in the comment ...
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How personal should math be?

After I read some questions and answers about common courtesy rules in math and in particular on this side, it appeared to me that maybe the best courtesy advice here would be "Keep math in the ...
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Scaling down large images in posts

In my opinion, the MSE community could benefit a lot from being able to scale down images in answers and questions. Often images get unintentionally huge, which prevents users from seeing as much ...
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I have the answer to a question I wrote that was deleted

About a year ago I wrote a question and it was immediately deleted because I didn't provide enough context. But I now would be able to answer it. I saw on some of the meta questions that you can ...
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How are flags handled by the community? [duplicate]

I was going through my helpful flags, when I came across this question I flagged: How to approach $\int\limits_0^\infty \frac{\tan^{-1}\alpha x\tan^{-1}\beta x}{x^2}\,\mathrm{d}x$? Notice how the ...
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Any way to find a self-deluded question I answered yesterday?

amwhy's suggestion worked, https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/4071388/polynomial-with-small-hessian-determinant The method was to go back to my profile on Main, choose Activity, then ...
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Should I add a tag to somene else's question (to reflect the content of answers)?

I found a simple solution to sum a series with trigonometric functions by converting it into a telescoping sum, and posted an answer. However, the OP did not mention about telescoping in their ...
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Possible math contest question

I've just discovered a possible math contest question... https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/4069992/pqr-pqqrrp2021-find-all-triples-of-p-q-r-and-all-of-them-are-prime The "$2021$" ...
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Editing a post for activity [duplicate]

Is it acceptable to edit a post (adding a random comma, adding more spaces, etc.) just for the sake of activity? It could be used to draw more attention to the post since it comes to the top of the ...
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$\pi + e$ is irrational, I want to share but nervous.

I have the proof for $\pi + e$ being irrational. Honestly, I’ve been delving into irrational analysis for awhile now, and I got lucky stumbling into a solution. I’m not an amateur mathematician, but ...
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Bug report: incorrect alignment of questions with new activity in tag feeds

When viewing a tag's question feed and sorting by active (such as [geometry]), there is a misalignment bug that happens when the "x questions with new activity" box spawns. The box is not ...
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Better alternative for the unfortunate term "indian burn" in reference to twisting a cylinder?

this answer to Wrapped hexagon topology begins: It's still a torus, lol - just with a $180^{\circ}$ "Indian burn" relative to the square-wrapped version: and the link to Wikipedia's now ...
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How many declined flags are you allowed to have?

I have $130$ helpful flags right now, $3$ declined, and around $37$ waiting for review. I was wondering, what would happen if a lot of the flags ended up declined? What threshold of missed flags are ...
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Stack Overflow for Teams? How does it work?

Today I realized that there seems to be a few feature of the StackExchange website, i.e., it seems that we can form teams to share and discuss topics in specific fields. To be honest, I do not know ...
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Recover closed question on math.stackexchange?

Is there a way to recover a question (talking about Veblen ordinal hierarchies and tetration) on math.stackexchange that has been closed time ago? Need to archive its contents on my webpage and I ...
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Double struck 1 in Mathjax

I want to type the 𝟙 symbol in Mathjax (physics.stackexchange) without having to copy the Ascii character. I found https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/204998/double-struck-zero-and-one which ...
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American Invitational Math Exam (AIME) questions

The second date of the American Invitational Math Exam is Thursday, March 18 between 1:30 pm ET and 5:30 pm ET. During the first date (which was last Wednesday), there were a number of questions from ...
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Are there ads on Mathematics Stack Exchange?

As far as I can tell, ads are displayed on some sites in the Stack Exchange network. (At least for users below some reputation threshold.) But I saw some contradictory information concerning the ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Are math-heavy cosmology questions on topic?

Recently I have asked a question related to cosmology. I discovered that there is no cosmology tag. Are cosmology questions which are heavily math-based on-topic?
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Deletion of flagged comments

Suppose I flag a comment, and the user subsequently deletes the comment before the flag is resolved. Do the moderators still see my flag? (I tried searching previously asked meta questions, but could ...
Noah Schweber's user avatar
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What is the problem in formulating my question

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Existence condition of an expression I am new in mathstack and before writing a question I have tried to read how be able to write a quite ...
mathlove's user avatar
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Copy-paste welcome message to newbies

I suggest that we come up with 'standard' set of welcome message to newbies, as it is a trend I find that questions from newbies are insta downvoted. I think it may be that they are not familiar with ...
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Mathematics or rules : prioritizing content of first replies on improvable posts

I have found myself bewildered by a meldrum-conundrum, and I suggest a way of getting out of it. So let's say we have a new user, a person who is getting used to the site and thus should be afforded a ...
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how to ask good question? [duplicate]

I'm new to this community& mathematics is my weakness. I found some answers in this community that were very helpful and decided to join and ask questions. But some of my questions were not ...
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Why are those kind of posts deleted [duplicate]

While looking at my list of 'recently deleted answers' I found two deleted questions, and I strongly disagree. Both are non-trivial (interesting) problems with interesting answers. My opinion: MSE is ...
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$2$-groups Tag Confusion

Currently our $2$-groups tag concern about $p$-groups with $p=2.$ However there is another well established notion of $2$-groups in algebraic topology/homotopy theory about $2$-dimensional higher ...
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Are questions about whether or not a complicated mathematical problem of something in physics has been solved suitable here?

I asked the question https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/616734/has-it-been-researched-whether-there-exists-a-shape-that-can-undergo-zero-resist on Physics Stack Exchange. It was not well ...
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What's the point of closing a question after it has accepted answers?

Like this: What's the value of $\int_{-\infty}^\infty{\frac {1}{x}}\sin \left({\frac {1}{x^{3}}}\right)dx$? Whether it is closed or not, the result is already obtained, so what the closure is ...
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What is the motivation for pointless edits? [duplicate]

I am trying to understand why a certain user keeps making pointless edits that add nothing to a question. The one that sparked this post is the fourth edit to this question, which simply inserts a ...
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Request to keep an eye out for PROMYS admissions problems

Many of you may be familiar with PROMYS, a camp based out of Boston University which teaches number theory to high school students each summer. Students applying to the program are asked to submit ...
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Association bonus given without point requirement reached

This user has only one post, with only two upvotes, and $121$ reputation. I was wondering how that could be, so I looked at their reputation tab, which says that they received the association bonus. ...
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Improving MathJax experience for beginners

I don't know if this has already been discussed here on the meta, but since most of these 'MathJax Tutorial' have been meant for beginners, wouldn't it make sense if they could comment asking their ...
Adil Mohammed's user avatar
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1 answer
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Why my question was closed as "Not suitable for this site"

This question Is an ideal finitely generated if its radical is finitely generated? on commutative algebra was down-voted, "Removed from Network Questions" (not sure what it even means) and ...
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Not much community on this site for new members

I joined this community because I often visited MSE when I wanted to find ideas for the intuition behind theorems and definitions. Currently I'm a mathematics graduate student and I often feel that ...
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Where can I get answers to other users question asked a long time ago, but both the asker and the answerer no longer have active accounts?

When to use Inclusion Exclusion principle? I am not asking for clarification, but just to see if my answer is correct because neither the post nor the comments clearly state the answer to this ...
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2 votes
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Better update a question, or posting a new one?

I recently asked a question which was helpfully answered. However I realized that this does not really answer my underlying question, and that I might want stronger premises. Now I don't know which ...
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Why have these "unfriendly or unkind" comment flags been declined?

I recently flagges three comments on an answer to be "unfriendly or unkind" - The reason was that the comments said "you are so boring" (direct quote, addressing the OP of the ...
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Can the Intro to new mathSE users be refined to improve the quality of new-user-mathSE queries?

After I specified this meta mathSE query's title, I noticed (in the drop down box) the meta mathSE query: Can the site design be improved to be more welcoming. That query is actually coming from the ...
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Can you copy paste MathJax? [duplicate]

I am a big procrastinator when it comes to learning MathJax. I happened to remember that only before asking a question. Is there perhaps a shortcut to simply copy an equation from one part of the site ...
Adil Mohammed's user avatar
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Is it okay to answer using a spoiler block?

Is it okay to answer a question in a spoiler block? I am curious since almost no answers use it.
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Question closed after 4 years

I was surprised to see this The multiplicative groups $\mathbb{Q}^\ast$ and $\mathbb{R}^\ast$ are not isomorphic question of mine, which is over 4 years old, closed today. I was alerted earlier today ...
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How to deal with "hint" answers

I notice that many people put "hints" as answers. For example, let's say I ask the question, how would I solve $\sum_{i=0}^\infty \frac{1}{n(n+1)}$, and someone answers with, "HINT: It ...
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A possible solution to reduce answering of duplicate questions

The whole point of people answering duplicate questions which are duplicates without checking if similar queries exist before are because they will get points if they do so. So, the reason why people ...
tryst with freedom's user avatar
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1 answer
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Edit preview window is not displayed, possibly IP specific

For the last few days, I have been missing live edit preview windows on math.SE. The same bug occurs on multiple browsers and multiple machines. It does not occur on other SE sites, e.g. matheducators,...
Bill Dubuque's user avatar
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How to search for bounties awarded to my answers?

Is there a convenient way to search for answers of mine that have been awarded bounties? I know that I can look through the "reputation" tab of my user profile, but this is very tedious, ...
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Adding the link of the MathJax tutorial in the Tour and/or the sidebar (bulletin) displayed when one is going to ask a question

Can we include a prominent link to MathJax in the Tour, a suggested here, and on the sidebar (bulletin) that displays on the right side when one is going to ask a question, as suggested in the ...
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Is it possible to use the search function on stack exchange in the browser itself?

On the top of my page, I have a search bar in math Stack Exchange: Now, instead of google, is it possible to directly feed my search query into this search bar itself from the place you type address ...
tryst with freedom's user avatar
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1 answer
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What MathJax commands are most often used on this site?

Following Mark Bennet's question on Short and helpful advice on using Mathjax on this site, I've began drafting a tutorial aimed at complete beginners. It can be found here. It is made up of $5$ ...
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