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Plagiarism in answers?

I recently saw this answer to a question in the integration tag. The answer has clearly been copied from this link, the infamous online integral calculator. There was nothing added to the answer, or ...
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Answer not deleted after six “Recommend Deletion”

Update: answer deleted This is my third question about the main site's LQ review. In this review, six users (including me) has "recommended deletion". From When is a post removed from a review ...
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Why is this low quality review ended?

This LQ review is no longer available, and I wonder why. My try: According to an answer by one of our mods, an LQ review will end if the post is edited before or from the review is closed in case ...
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Comment or Answer?

What to do when someone ask for a mistake, comment indicating where he made the mistake or answer indicating where he made the mistake? For example, someone ask about a limit that he knows the ...
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Disputed VLQ flag for an LP answer

Update: answer mod-deleted. This is not a VLQ, but it is an NAA. Please see my answer for explanations. In LP-problem simplex with 3 variables, the question asker asks for "simplex calculations". ...
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1answer
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Why is this not off-topic on meta?

I accidentally clicked into Derivate vs. Derivative and flagged it as "off-topic". From my perspective, it does not appear to be about Mathematics Stack Exchange or the software that powers the Stack ...
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MathJax for integer summation proof

I have this \begin{array}{r} sum &= 1 + 2 + \ldots + (n - 1) + n \\[1ex] + \; sum &= n + (n-1) + \ldots + 2 + 1 \\ \hline 2\,sum &= (n +1) + (n+1) + \ldots + (n+1) + (n+1) \end{...
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Marking questions as the originals for duplicates

When a question is closed as a duplicate, the ideal result is presumably that the questioner, potential answerers and future visitors will head off to the linked question and that any new answers will ...
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1answer
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Where's the dupe in close review?

In close reviews, a post flagged as a duplicate and the claimed duplicate target are rendered as tabbed pages so that reviewer can compare them without leaving the page. However, the tabbed pane is ...
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1answer
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Disputed flag for a question posted as an answer

A few days ago I flagged this answer as Not An Answer (NAA) where the user actually says that "I just observed this numerically and wondered why". That is, the ...
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Close reason: “lack of research effort”

The custom off topic close reason is very rarely applied for the reason that the words actually say and is basically used as a catch-all close reason, even when something like "unclear what you're ...
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On the scope of the “fake-proofs” tag

I slacked off and went to sleep last night with this Suggested Edit review pending on my screen. When I returned this morning, I voted to reject the proposed replacement of tag "proof-writing" by "...
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A question asked about 4 day ago shows as being asked 11 hours ago on pg. 6 of the list of new questions.

I just noticed something which doesn't seem right. As the title says, there is a large difference in time between when the question of How to find the area of a triangle given its vertices? was asked ...
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1answer
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Is Mathjax accessible for people using screen readers?

I tried writing a formula on Why are some equations and formulas written in a way that suggests the smaller number divides the bigger number, instead of the other way around?, but I cannot find the ...
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Why would a question with an upvoted and accepted answer be deleted?

This is a question on MSE which I had answered a month or so ago. It was an interesting question and it took me some effort to write the answer. The answer got upvoted twice and accepted. Two weeks ...
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1answer
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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?
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1answer
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What should I do when I get the correct answer to a question I didn't mean to ask?

So I recently asked this question. After reading the responses, and a day's worth of rabbit-holing, I've realized that I asked the wrong question (I also made the mistake of using the letter $\omega$ ...
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Closing a question for being too basic

I think that it would be a good idea to add another reason for closing a question, namely that the question is too basic, in the sense that the answer can easily be found through an Internet search ...
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Plenty of [Math Processing Error]s before and after selecting duplicate in review queues

Since this is already more than six months this has been reported inside the Mathematics new site theme is live topic, and yet still not fixed, I've decided to put this one separately. This happens ...
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Redundant overlapping expressions in review queues when closing as duplicates

Since this is already more than six months this has been reported inside the Mathematics new site theme is live topic, and yet still not fixed, I've decided to put this one separately. If you go to ...
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Problem with mathjax rendering in profiles [duplicate]

There is a weird Mathjax alignment in question titles of user profiles. I am using chrome on apple. Here are two screen shots examples from different user profiles.
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1answer
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Self-answered questions as lemmas for an existing question

According to https://math.stackexchange.com/help/self-answer answering one's own questions is encouraged. I've found an old question that I'd like to answer, on a subject I've investigated in the ...
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2answers
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Adding information from comments to an incomplete answer

This is somewhat related to this meta post which received no clear answer. I recently tried to edit the accepted answer here by adding crucial information its writer wrote in the comments, but that ...
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1answer
458 views

Non-human reviewer

In this Low Quality Post review, the Community user gave Looks OK to the review target. How can a non-human being review posts like real users?
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1answer
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Problems with Latex rendering

The Latex-text will not be represented as formulas. The Latex-text will not be rendered. Why? My text begins with 2 Dollar signs and ends with 2 Dollarsigns.
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1answer
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What to do with blatantly false answers?

Recently, I came across this answer to an old question, which attempts to prove Fermat's Last Theorem (edit: the answer has now been deleted). It takes almost no effort to see why the argument there ...
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Möbius function tag ambiguity

The tag for mobius-function currently reads "questions on the Möbius function $μ(n)$, an arithmetic function used in number theory", which is true, but it's also a specific case of Möbius function in ...
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1answer
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Strange link text in a possible duplicate

I've just flagged the question Indefinite integration $\int\frac{(2x^2)}{2xcos(2x)+(x^2-1)(sin(2x))}$ as a possible duplicate of another question posted by the same user. In the link text, a strange ...
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1answer
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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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Favorite Question: Receiving an inbox message when someone makes a new contribution

If you could receive inbox message update when someone made a change to one of your favourite questions, would that be a feature request others would support?
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How can I print out an answer?

Is it possible to print out an answer somehow? What is the best way to do it if I don't have a Latex-Editor. And also assume I would have one, I could always just click at one Formula click on Right ...
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1answer
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Is there a way find edits that you've reviewed?

I've now just reached the point where I'm able to review suggested edits, and have reviewed a handful. I've also just rejected an edit for the first time. (The edit inserted extra information which ...
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1answer
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MathJax rendering issue while looking at someone's profile

I have encountered the following issue looking at my profile, see it in the photo. This also happens if I change the browser or log off from my account or even if I check from my phone, and it also ...
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Tag management 2019

New year, new tag management thread. Rules of the game are basically the same: Post your suggestion as an answer here if you see A particularly bad tag (a rule of thumb: «if I can't imagine a ...
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Is “generalization” a good tag? [duplicate]

Recently I've come across the tag "generalization", see here. It's relatively new and there is only one question (Edit: now removed) under it. However, I don't think it's that useful, taking into ...
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Is it possible to group somehow questions I've asked in the past?

I'm slowly reading through a book, and quite often I ask questions about stuff I don't understand. Because it's taking me a while reading through it sometimes I completely forgot clarified points ...
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Two new scraper sites?

Just came across these google links when searching for some keywords in a MSE-answer: https://tttm.hostkda.com/tag/collatz/ https://eeem.000webhostapp.com/tag/collatz (I've opened ...
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Is there an online collaborative errata clearinghouse? [closed]

When I read math books, especially in translation, I frequently find errors. Even "minor" errors such as a misplaced minus sign can cost an hour or even a day when it appears in unfamiliar material. ...
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A possible bug regarding MathJax, previews, and the arctangent/tangent functions?

For context, I was making a tweak to GReyes' answer on this question, just cleaning up some formatting with the trigonometric functions. Specifically, I was turning ...
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Why we need more than one review to accept an edit?

As you all know, once a user reach 2000 reputation he is able to edit questions and answers. Users with less than 2000 reputation can also edit a post however their edit needs to be reviewed and ...
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1answer
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Is there a limit on number of questions a user can ask in a given time frame?

Is there a limit on number of questions a user can ask in a given time frame? Here is a similar question which was posted 5 years ago? It says the limit is 50 questions per 30 days. Has the limit ...
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1answer
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Can we include a random button for the unanwered rubric?

When I go to the unanswered section I see "smart" Questions with high votes what I want to say is that those question actually don't lack an answer they are just appealing. With a random button one ...
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Why I am failing to complete “about me” section?

I am trying to update my profile section to get the 'Autobiographer' badge. I uploaded photo (less than 2 mb) and completed the about me section too. But when I click 'save profile' option, the ...
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How to see the questions posted in a particular month in a particular year in a specific tag

I want to see the questions posted in a particular month in a particular year in a specific tag. For example, I want to see all questions posted in sequences-and-series in September month of 2016. ...
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“We noted issues with the quality of your reviews. Please be more careful and critical in reviewing”

I got this message today. Who is assessing the quality of my reviews, and how? What am I supposed to be "more careful and critical" about? I haven't failed any audit recently, at least not one ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Review Queues Bug?

Quite often, I'm guessing since the Close Vote Review Queue is pretty much always greater than 200, there is a red dot on my Review Queue button indicating that some review queue is abnormally large. ...
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Questions with false information

Should a question with false information be downvoted if the OP is just naive and doesn’t know they’ve worked false information into their claim? How about if a question doesn’t make sense because of ...
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I'm reviewing many first posts by leaving a comment. Is it OK?

Well, as the title says, I'm reviewing some first questions with a comment saying basically ''improve your question by adding details (effort, context, etc.)'' and I'm a bit worried. In one hand, I ...
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Where can I see my deleted questions [duplicate]

Sometimes I ask Questions which are regarded useless or off-topic and then they got deleted, however I have usually added many Details in the Body of the Question which help me to understand something ...

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