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Why can’t I participate in the discusssion or contact the participants?

I found the following question and associated thread interesting, and I’d like to contribute: “Differentiability of matrix multiplication”. However, I have not used stackexchange long enough to gain ...
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Why not automatically merge answers of duplicate questions?

So in On the correct procedure after answering a quadruplicate question, a user ran into the issue that there was a lot duplicate questions and was not sure which ones to close. The reason it was an ...
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Where is the blacklist on Math.StackExchange?

A user is being abusive to me. He is adding comments that have no relation with my question, and is attacking me in Chinese. Maybe moderators do not understand Chinese, so nobody is deleting them. In ...
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Is the decision problems tag needed?

I recently created a new tag: decision-problems. I do believe that this tag is indeed needed because its lack does lead to a lot of somewhat erroneously or misleadingly tagged questions. For example, ...
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Reviewing an answer that says the same thing as a comment?

I was reviewing the low-quality posts queue, and came across this answer. It's a hint answer that very closely resembles a comment made a minute prior under the question. Should I recommend deletion? ...
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Bounty question not visible on *Featured* tab

I offered bounty on one of my own questions. I was expecting it to be on the Fetaured tab. But it fails to show up there. As per the FAQ a question with a bounty is supposed to be visible there. Here ...
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Does the reputation system encourage easy answers and low quality questions?

First of all, I need to say that I do not intend to start a controversial topic challenging the community. I'm trying to find a solution and understand the nature of MSE better to see whether it's the ...
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What a good title should be?

In guidance How to ask a good question. it states: Make your title your question Use your title to convey as much information about your question as possible. Since the tags already convey the ...
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About “question deleted by user”

I have answered geometry question about 3 times, each time got some situation. It is either an on-going competition question, this happens twice,and I was told after my answer has been there for a ...
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What to do when you answered a question and after the question is edit? [duplicate]

What to do when you answered a question and after some time the question is edit adding more information or changing the question so your answered now has nothing to do with the new question? ...
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On the correct procedure after answering a quadruplicate question

Okay, so I just answered this question, and after answering read the "related" section and noticed that the answer had already been asked several times: 1, 2, 3, 4. Now I am not sure what to do, ...
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Why there are still so many opinion based questions? Should they be closed?

One of the reasons that we delete questions at math.stackexchange is because the answer is primarily opinion based. However, my observation is that there are still many such questions; they are not ...
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What is the best way to get my solutions of a set of problems revised?

I don't know if it is appropriate to post a big list of my homework Problems and expect that somebody corrects it or gives me some Feedback About it. Assume I have solved 20 Problems and I am unsure ...
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Should this question not be tagged as “soft question”?

There is a question asking about summer programs which is tagged "soft questions" along with other tags. I am not asking about if this question is suitable for math.stackexchange; instead, I am asking ...
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Are “soft questions” “opinion based”? How about vice versa?

There is a tag called "soft questions", which is described as follows: For questions whose answers can't be objectively evaluated as correct or incorrect, but which are still relevant to this site. ...
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Answering a question too late

I recently answered a question I later found to have been asked nearly 3 years ago. If interested the question is Constructing a family of sets. (EDIT: The answer I provided was not correct, but this ...
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MathJax tutorial for linear programming missing in search results

Background An answer for typing linear-programming questions in mathjax has been added to MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference since one year. Problem I attempted to find it by search on this ...
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How can I announce a result I think is new and groundbreaking without being off-topic?

So, a few days ago I posted a result I had achieved about the limit of a complex infinite sum. I wanted to know if my finding was new (not discovered before), but the post was put on hold as off-topic,...
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Can somebody create T-Student distribution tag?

Today, I have written a question linked to T-Student distribution. When I come to fill TAGS field, I'm surprise to not find ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Help from getting out

i have been banned from posting questions from stack exchange mathematics, probably because some of my posts having downvotes and got closed. I was fresher to the site and wasn't familiar to the norms ...
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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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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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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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