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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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Is stackexchange really the right platform for meta?

I'm inclined to think that it's not, given my experiences here and on MO. meta.MO is, rather surprisingly, pretty laid back. There is no voting on topics, and it gives us a place shielded from the ...
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Math Processing Errors abound. [closed]

So, every single block of math is currently throwing a math processing error at me. Is this a temporary fault with the site, a serious fault with my machine, or just failure in typing math on the ...
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where is the latex reference please [duplicate]

hi, There is a nice pretty markdown ref but no simple quick latex reference. I looked around in the faq and on meta. I also googled for some latex reference and some of it looks slightly different ...
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Why are people voting to close the meta thread “which other comments?”? [closed]

Why are people voting to close the meta thread "which other comments?"? In this thread I am trying to ask about my own action on the site because it was said to be largely useless learn from that to ...
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Should we be an encyclopedia?

There have been a couple of questions of of the form "tell me everything about topic X". See for example: What is a real number (also rational, decimal, integer, natural, cardinal, ordinal...)? https:...
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Guess the next number/guess the relation etc

I think it should be added to the FAQ that "guess the next number of the sequence of numbers" and similar are off-topic since this type of thread is posted quite often. A few examples: Find the ...
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Are questions about Mathematica appropriate here?

For example, I am trying to understand how Reap[] and Sow[] work in Mathematica. On the one hand, it's not really a question about mathematics per se. But on the other, it is a question that some of ...
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Meta.Meta: Please add new close reason: Noise or Pointless

Like meta.stackoverflow.com, I think we need a "Noise or Pointless" close reason on meta.math. (Note: I am talking about the meta site, not the parent).
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Can we please stop asking “Is this homework?”

This is irritating and tedious, just put something about homework in the FAQ if it's necessary. If you don't want to just 'give people the answer' then treat all questions as if they are homework.
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Hot questions on StackExchange

I don't know how they compute this list, but at least briefly two questions from Math.StackExchange were on the list of the hotest questions in all of StackExchange: http://stackexchange.com/ . :-)
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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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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

We closed the domain naming thread (click for details). Instead, let's start with a killer "elevator pitch!" Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming, but to get you started:...
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LaTeX not rendering?

LaTeX seems to not be rendering at the moment. Is this just me? (Chrome on 64-bit Linux) Can we have a 'regenerate TeX' button like at MathOverflow? Maybe even a 'render source' button or GET option ...
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Request for reopening: “equivalence of curved and straight lines”

This question here was closed because it's "not a real question". My understanding of the situation is that actually it is a real question (I'll elaborate on this) but Zeynel doesn't know the jargon (...
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Should the reason individual voters gave for closing a question be displayed?

I recently voted to close this question and was surprised to see my name listed as one of the voters who had given the reason, "Not a real question." (Now I realise, of course, that all the categories ...
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“Tell us what your community is about in one brief sentence” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: New question: "Write and Elevator Pitch / Tagline!" Click here to contribute ideas and vote. [original message text below] From ...
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Why can't we downvote comments?

Why can't we downvote comments?
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On questions asking for their (home)work to be checked [duplicate]

There are several discussions on here about how to handle homework but I haven't seen any threads that address this specific question. If someone feels that it would be more appropriate to merge this ...
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Are questions about mathematicians' biographies on topic here, even if they don't relate to mathematics?

I want to ask about Fourier's life. While traveling with Napoleon, he founded an institute in Cairo called the Cairo Institute. Because I have lived in Cairo, I am just curious where that institute ...
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Privacy of user email addresses and other data (who can see them?)

I understand from recent discussion that moderators may be able to see users' registration email addresses, e.g., when sending out warnings. What permanent user information (email, login IDs, etc) ...
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Commenting not working on FireFox

I am not sure what happened (perhaps an upgrade in FireFox) but the commenting system completely stopped working in FireFox. The FireFox version is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:...
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Some bounty / featured-question history is lost or invisible.

Bounty offers and awards are public attributes of a question but their history is not recorded in the edit trail of a posting. This is a minor point, but in theory the information should be kept ...
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Misplaced backslashes

I left a comment at Strict ordering on natural numbers but as you can see it says "Misplaced \\". I'm no more allowed to edit it myself, I don't know why. Can someone correct it please? Thanks.
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Begging for upvotes in thread titles

Can we add something to the effect that "Begging for upvotes in thread titles" is not allowed to the faq?
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What to do with already existing answers when a question is made community wiki?

Please take a look at this questions. It was made community wiki sometime after it was posted. The answers that appeared before that are still not community wiki. But I guess they should. What do you ...
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Closure wars are caused by asymmetrical close/reopen voting process.

The close/reopen voting system has an asymmetry that promotes closure wars on meta and is vulnerable to abuse. Once the first vote to close is cast, the matter of a question's survival is raised ...
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Can I change 'philosophical' to 'philosophy'?

Can I/we change 'philosophical' to 'philosophy'? There are 5 questions tagged philosophical but I think philosophy is a (grammatically) better tag for them. edit: I have done this now.
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Merging two accounts at math.stackexchange

Merging two accounts. I have logged into math.stackexchange with a different openid and unfortunately now I have two(this and this) accounts at math.stackexchange. Please its my request that the two ...
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How to learn MathJax?

I learn MathJax by looking at the source of a formula, whether it's here or in MathJax website. However, if the symbol I need cannot be found on the formulas I can find, then I'm stuck. Any idea/ ...
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Locking In Unvotes

I asked a question, and someone replied with an decent answer, so I upvoted their answer. A minute later, I discovered there might be some inaccuracies with their answer, so I un-upvoted their answer. ...
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Why are people voting to close “probability and infinity”?

What is the justification for voting to close Probability and Infinity? Please explain why if you are downvoting this
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Badges do not show in Chrome.

I am using Chrome 7.0.5 dev, and the badges do not display on the main site. They do, however, display here. I think this is a bug, something wrong with the sprites and css.
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On the closing of “Why is mathematics complicated”

This question Why is Mathematics Complicated! has been closed, but I consider it a very important question and also I don't see why it is not appropriate for this site? Can you please explain why it ...
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How to include a link in the text?

I'd like to share a link in a comment/question/answer hiding the link to some paper and showing instead the title, how can one do this? Thanks.
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Less-than signs and previews

If I write $m<n$ in a question, the preview sees the less-than and interprets it as the begining of an XML tag. I have to write it as an HTML entity to get ...
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Which flags are visible to non-moderators, and which ones are seen only by moderators?

The titular question came up in another thread.
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Are questions about teaching Math to Secondary Level students fair game?

I'm currently teaching science at a secondary level in Thailand, but it's looking more and more like I'm going to have to take over for the Math teacher - who is leaving - next semester. This is ...
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Why is 97832123 suspended?

Why has this user 97832123 been suspended?
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LaTeX preview should do a live update

Having to wait several seconds for LaTeX preview each time makes it very difficult to write posts that have a lot of typeset mathematics - it would be a big improvement make the updates live.
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Show more comments needs to update the LaTeX rendering [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: TeX formatting in other comments in the same post is lost when the comment list is updated Just a javascript call needs added because the LaTeX rending stops when you click ...
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How should we handle tags: [terminology] [notation] [definition]?

(Mod's Note: Since recently a tag-merge proposal came up for terminology and definition, I think we can revive this thread a bit and see if we can get some consensus.) Currently, we have 172 ...
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How does one share a link to a hot question?

Message: "share a link to this hot question to earn the publicist badge". How does one do this?
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Closing of “Is this proof of a^{1/2} being either integer or irrational circular/incorrect?”

The following thread was recently closed not longer after I posted the original version of this question Is this proof of a^{1/2} being either integer or irrational circular/incorrect?. This is ...
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What is the preferred way to escape LaTeX special characters? [closed]

Suppose I want to make a matrix. Then I need to end each line with a double backslash, to signify a line break. But Markdown will translate a double back slash into a single backslash, thus confusing ...
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[model-theory] tag?

It seems odd there's a [proof-theory] tag but no [model-theory] tag. What's the one without the other?
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Too much noise in comments drowning out the mathematical content

Please observe the following thread Proving that the given Diophantine equation has a solution. There is a long boring argument/discussion about whether it should be posted, who should post it - how ...
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Editing responses that have perceived errors

I don't think that the edit to this response [1] was ideal. If a response is incorrect, we can point that out in comments, or vote it down. But editing someone else's non-community-wiki answer should ...
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Single comment split into many comments

I see two comments of Robin Chapman on the answer Kernel of the tangent map split into many more comments. Am I the only one to see this? Thanks for checking.
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How can one ask a question well, when it is about a subject they don't know? [closed]

I am struggling to ask my question here well. I have in mind a precise question with an exact answer - The difficultly is not knowing the field (fractals) as an expert I cannot use mathematical ...

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