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Feature Request: Support Latex Tables on math.stackexchange?

Math.stackexchange already supports quite a bit of $\LaTeX$ mark-up using mathjax. What do you think about supporting the $\LaTeX$ tables? In Stack overflow mark-...
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Why there is no tag for Causal Inference?

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Responses to the study questions from Causal Inference in Statistics (by Judea Pearl). At the moment of posting I found that there is no ...
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Inserting braces in a brace [closed]

I don’t know how can I ensert the right braces using latex... Any help is appreciated...
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Does having a Math Stack Exchange account with high reputation helps build a better AIF for the university admission? [closed]

I can't seem to find any related information on the internet, so I wrote this question. Is it worth putting time into earning reputation and include it as a part of my AIF(Admission Information Form)...
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Should a new answer bring the problem to the top?

A question I have answered some half an hour ago (Proving that all numbers are rational) stays deep below the fold and doesn't pop up to the top of the question list. Is there any explanation to this? ...
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Question asked not appearing in my profile

This might sound odd but I cannot find the question I asked in my activity profile. I am afraid I will not find it in the future when I need it. Can anyone explain this?
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Is there a way to edit without bumping the question?

I'm a kind of person who like to see no flaw in the answers I posted here (I'm sure many of us mathematicians here share the same value as me to a certain extent). For that reason, I usually double ...
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If you're also a phycis SE user, why do you think MSE is more active compared to PSE?

https://physics.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/10969/why-physics-se-is-much-more-inactive-compared-to-mse I asked this question in physics SE meta, and I hope we can also discuss this question here ...
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Title of linked question messed up when it includes MathJax

I've just flagged a question as duplicate ( it was already deleted) and the link to the original one appears broken - not the link itself but the title: If this helps, the source of the title of the ...
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Thesis: Should I list stackexchange in my bibliography and if so how? [duplicate]

I am writing a thesis and I shouldn't claim credit for things I haven't done/come up with. On the other hand, math.stackexchange is a bit shady as a source and listing it as such can therefore hurt my ...
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How much did “advice for first-time askers” help?

Since October 2015 a "How to ask?" page is shown before a user asks their first question on this site, and they need to confirm that they read it; see here: Show “how to ask” advice before a new user ...
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Odd inline mode MathJax rendering problem in the MathJax basic tutorial

I'm seeing something odd with the inline MathJax rendering on the MathJax basic tutorial. There are 15 items in a numbered list in the tutorial. For items 1 to 5 (and also the first part of item 6) ...
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What can I do to get a quick answer?

Usually if I write a Question it will be answered within one hour or not at all, that' why I want to start a Bounty - it would help me to draw Attention to my Question and would also be an incentive ...
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How to deal with question answered only in comments, when wanting to help clean up “unanswered questions”? [duplicate]

This is a common trend that I saw while trying to find questions suitable for me to answer. The filter and sorting problem of the questions was more or less solved for me by my previous question. But ...
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How to properly ask a definition question?

Quite often, I find myself having to ask a definition question. I define a definition question as a question which main object’s name and/or definition is not known by the asker (common case) or by ...
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What is our question deletion policy?

I've recently become a 10k plus user, and I was taking a look at the moderation tools, specifically the deletion votes section. As I was looking at the questions nominated for deletion, it struck me ...
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Do we want an [umvue] tag?

The umvue tag has one question on it. Do we want to keep it going or not? For those of us who are not familiar with UMVUEs (uniformly minimum-variance unbiased estimators), the long story short is ...
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MathJax issue while using SE from phone

I had the following issue for a while, but I thought it's only a problem that I encounter, so I mostly ignored it, however today I installed this app yet the problem still persists so I thought it ...
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How can I send a message to all users who have marked a question as their favorite?

How can I send a message to all users who have marked a specific question as their favorite? Apparently they are not automatically informed when finally, after years of waiting, the question has been ...
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How to type Sigma and other symbols in MathJax [duplicate]

Can someone please illustrate how to use the sigma symbol using mathjax and other such symbols please help? By the way the moderators of this site are extremely helpful so thank you.
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What causes one to lose reputation from a question

About a month ago, I posted a question on MSE. It got 3 upvotes and no downvotes, but today I lost 4 reputation for that question. The question is linked below: Proof by showing equivalence of ...
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Should we have a meta meta math Stack Exchange?

The problem is that this question needs to be discussed, but it can't be discussed here, so it must be discussed in meta meta math SE. But discussing it there would mean we already have a meta$^2$ MSE,...
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Does putting a bounty on a question kill the question?

I recently placed a bounty on a long-standing zero-answer question (that question is in this link): Does there exist a space filling curve which sends every convex set to a convex set ? My goal was ...
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Can I rewrite somebody's old question?

Before I ask question, I search it in history of the site. But sometimes I found a question which is an unreasonable rewriting of the content of the task, very often without own contribution. Such ...
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Previewing a question before posting [duplicate]

Is there a way to preview the question before posting it, so I can make corrections where needed. It would be useful to check LateX scripts.
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Why do we care about monitoring for CodeChef problems?

Title kind of gives away the question, but here we go. Very recently another meta-thread has appeared "warning" about the possible appearance of questions related to a CodeChef challenge. There have ...
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Anyone else having a problem deleting comments?

I am running Safari on a Mac. The last few days I have made some comments on questions or answers which I would normally simply have deleted, because they were dealt with. But every time I now go to ...
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Orphan answer (worth saving?) to deleted question

A few minutes ago I started answering one of those "how does this sequence continue" question to which the standard answer is, essentially, "any way you like". The question was deleted while I was ...
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How can this question be better improved?

I would like to ask for some assistance about my question from here. Apologies in advance for my bad language or spelling mistakes. First of all, what I have done differently than this similar ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Was this question a “problem statement question”?

I think that people here is sometimes too keen on closing question deeming them “problem statement questions”. Here's today example: indications equation $a^x=x+2$ Check the original question, which ...
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How does one see chatroom comments with a particular tag?

This appears to be a new question. I found out recently that one can use tags in chat. They're given by the code [tag:tag-name]. How does one see chatroom ...
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Is [programming] appropriate for “I will understand computer code better than maths notation”?

My understanding of the programming tag is informed by its tag description. In part: For […] questions where a computer-aided solution is strongly suggested. A ...
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Solved. Dark theme flair not being updated while the others are.

I noticed that the dark flair theme is the only one that has not been updated, as shown in this picture from my profile: It must be emphasized that this dark theme flair is the one I display on my ...
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Is it OK to link other profiles in questions/comments/answers?

I often will link other people's profiles in my posts where they are appropriate but I've never checked whether this is OK. I've read through the rules and couldn't find anything that spoke to this. ...
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How do we earn reputation more easily?

I've been doing lots of problems and if I get stuck, I always seem to solve it and I can't find a problem that I can ask on the mathematics community to earn more reputation. Sometimes, I see ...
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Why is there not a cancel link when editing on the mobile site?

This question appears to be new. Why is there not a cancel link when editing answers or questions on the mobile (meta) site? It's absence isn't exactly obvious (as I haven't noticed it until now, ...
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Mathematics Teacher's Page?

I'm currently working in Mathematics Education Research and in my work, I've found that there is a serious deficiency in ways in which pre and current Mathematics Teachers are able to get support with ...
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Re-asking another user's on-hold question

Looking at my title, this sounds outrageous! But here's what I mean. Situation: A question is asked that I'm interested in. It seems from comments that others are interested too. It's asked vaguely, ...
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Added the tag schubert-calculus

I have added the tag schubert-calculus and begun tagging the numerous questions that should have it. Though this is a highly advanced topic usually more suitable on MathOverflow, Schubert calculus ...
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What to do about long discussions in comments? And how to avoid?

For the question Example of non-locally integrable $f$ that $\int_\Omega f\varphi=0$. I had quite a long, but also quite a useful and insightful, conversation with someone in the comments of the OP ...
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Is it good practice to edit an answer which has been accepted?

Sometimes after posting an answer I want to edit it—for example to correct typos, word something better, or plug some gap. Usually I just go ahead and edit, but I'm never quite sure what to do if the ...
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Can we have a feed of watched tags

On the questions tab can we have a filter feature(I mean like frequented votes etc) of watched tags. I am aware that the tags that I have watched are demarked in a different colour. But I would like ...
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MathJax extending outside the question if a line is too long. Is there no better way?

Above is an image of what I'm seeing in the following question: trying to understand this proof of sylows theorem that say the number of p-sylow subgroups is 1+kp Is this overlay of the MathJax ...
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Whine… (acknowledging priority) [duplicate]

Say $X$ posts an incorrect, or at least incomplete, answer. I post a complete answer. X edits his or her answer - the new version is imo essentially the same as mine, although imo much less well ...
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Can I remove my question from the HNQ list?

My question seems to be on the HNQ. Now I have seen many HNQs and I guess it may be due to the title. However, I do not want it on the HNQ list as it attracts traffic from other sites and they may ...
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The error message “Unable to load popup -please try again” when I start a bounty

Recently, I tried to start a bounty for two of my questions. But the error message "Unable to load popup -please try again" appears every time I start the bounty. I don't know whether it is a error ...
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What happens if I change my mind on a vote to close/reopen?

In reviewing questions in regard to closure or reopening, I voted to reopen a question (which had been closed for reasons other than duplication), because it seemed a reasonable question. Later, I ...
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Lost points explanation [duplicate]

(It's been suggested that this might be a duplicate of this question. It's not: I didn't want to see the upvote/downvote tally (although this would have resolved my confusion!), I wanted an ...
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How to cancel the mobile view in the mathstack page

I accidentally switch on mobile view on the mathstack page in my laptop (Windows 8)and it is really bad. How can I return back to normal? Thanks in advance.

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