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2020 Election Results: Congratulations to our new moderator!

The 2020 elections are over. By analyzing the OpaSTV file with the voting data, I'd like to welcome to the moderators' team the winner of the 2020 moderator elections, who is: You can see the results ...
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How does the voting in the election work?

How does the voting in the elections work? I know that we elect one moderator and I have heard there are three votes to be cast. How does this work exactly? What are the implications of casting more ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the 2020 moderator election, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve ...
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Should we offer comments to questions which are “beyond saving”?

On a question such as this (currently deleted and thus only visible to some users), should we offer a comment as to why the post is being downvoted?(since they are a new user) and if so what comment? ...
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History of Math.StackExchange

This thread is used to record significant events in the life of Math.StackExchange. What should be recorded. Creation of the site (proposed, beta tested, graduated). Technological innovations like ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results [duplicate]

Mathematics's eighth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering, and ...
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Autofilters for Hot Network Questions

The SE software allows us to request certain regular expressions be automatically excluded from the Hot Network Questions. I was asked by the CMs to make this post on the meta, and include the list. ...
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Which words (if any) in the title of a question should prevent inclusion in the HNQ list?

In a recent post Autofilters for Hot Network Questions the possibility was raised to created a list of words which when contained in a title of a question would prevent the question from being ...
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Doubt regarding what kind of questions I can ask on meta

Suppose in the actual math stackexchange site, I got my answer down voted. I actually was pretty satisfied with my answer and was pretty down on not getting any upvotes, and then I got a downvote. Is ...
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What should I do to chat successfully?

Due to firewalls I have to use VPN to visit all of the stackexchange network. Today I'd like to chat with another user on a specific math problem. However, I cannot access to the chatroom since it's ...
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How can I find posts that has been answered by two users?

Q1: How can I find posts that has been answered by two users? For example user:1000 and user:1500? Or more generally a set of posts where two users have intersected, consisting of comments, questions, ...
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How to bump someone else's old, unanswered question that's exactly the question I want to ask?

On the main site, there's an old, unanswered question that's exactly the same question I'd like to ask. Is there some way to bump it? And what would meta be without a meta-conversation: I've read ...
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How to remove the pink edit box?

When editing answers and questions on Math Stack Exchange, I always see a pink box in which it is written 'How to Edit'. Now the problem with this box is that it hides the "Save edits" ...
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Closing question when asking an advice

So, recently I asked on the main Mathematics site about interesting subjects for my thesis. And it was closed as opinion-based. Btw this is my question: My question Then, I tried to looking for ...
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Is it rude to tag someone in the comments of an old post and politely ask them to check out your new question related to another post?

I was wondering whether is it rude to tag someone (who was extremely helpful in the past) in the comments of an old post and politely ask them to check out your new question related to another post ...
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What kind of context is good to add to a contest math question?

This is a call for brainstorming for ideas on how to best make questions from math contests meet our quality requirements, outlined in many places, but How to ask a good question is the most commonly ...
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Is there any Stack Exchange site that allows sharing, review of interesting observations\results made\obtained by students in Mathematics?

I'm a 10th grader who is extremely interested in Mathematics and I frequently come across some interesting (at least, to me) results while doing some Math problem and sometimes I want to get an expert-...
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Tag management 2020

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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Attaching files to an answer.

(It's been three years since a similar question was last asked so I thought I'd see if anything's changed since then.) I've just completed creating a fairly involved answer, and along the way have ...
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Sandbox for drafts of long, complex posts

This sandbox is intended for saving drafts of long, complex posts, especially posts whose composition takes a long time. It serves to localize to one thread the front-page "bumps" caused by edits to ...
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Bug in mobile version of the site.

Today, when I was going through the feeds, there was no option to go to the next page like it usually has. However, earlier I was suggested to use full site version instead, where all features work ...
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Why was specific mathSE posting closed?

I am referring to this posting: Prove that square of all primes greater than 3 can be shown in the form of 12k+1 and similar 2 question. The subsequent explanation was that the question was not "...
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Why I can't see the “related” questions? [duplicate]

For the last two weeks (at least) I am unable to view the "related" questions. I can see the linked questions but not the related. Why this happens?
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No related questions are displayed

Currently no related questions are displayed at the right hand bar. Is it just a technical problem or does it have another reason? An example has been attached.
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Formatting Sandbox

Basically the same as Formatting Sandbox in Meta Stack Exchange, but since this and Statistical Analysis are the only two sites (I know) supporting $\TeX$ formatting, I believe we also need one here ...
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Deleting questions with upvotes, or with upvoted answers.

Sometimes, poorly formulated questions contain enough information to answer them and, more importantly, for the community to find them interesting enough. Then I found that there is a race between ...
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Mathematics Stack Exchange vs. Puzzling Stack Exchange

Is there a clear delineation between the possible mathematical puzzles that can be posted only here and the ones that can be posted only in Puzzling Stack Exchange? Or there could be an overlap? I ...
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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 07/2018 - today)

The purpose of this thread is to help focus the attention of the community on posts that may require reopen and undeletion votes. A request should be posted as an answer below (one request per answer)....
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Can we post questions which are not posted in MSE but is posted in other math communities?

Can we post questions which are not posted in MSE but is posted in other math communities like in AOPS or any other forums? To be more precise: The solution is there in the other math communities but ...
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Why is there no edit option below the question?

This is not the first time but many times I've encountered this problem. There is no 'edit' option below the question as it usually is. Here's the screenshot: What might be the reason for this?
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Support for automatic equation numbering and labeling of equations

Mathjax supports automatic equation numbering: http://cdn.mathjax.org/mathjax/latest/test/sample-eqnum.html And equation references: http://cdn.mathjax.org/mathjax/latest/test/sample-eqrefs.html The ...
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Is answering only “This is correct.” to a proof-verification question acceptable?

I answered a question of the form “Is my proof correct?”. From the proof, which was indeed correct, it was clear that the OP knew what he/she was doing, and I think that the doubt arose only because ...
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Proof-verification question [duplicate]

My answer to a proof verification question is about to be deleted. The only question posed by the OP was: "Is my approach correct?" I made the effort of checking that the OP's solution was ...
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Is it a good idea to add the gained perspective from a good answer to the body of the question?

In the following questions: Prove that for all real numbers $a$ and $b$, $|a|\leq b$ iff $-b\leq a\leq b$. Prove that $B\cup(\bigcap \mathcal F)=\bigcap_{A\in \mathcal F}(B\cup A)$. the answers ...
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Can we know who voted on our answer?

Just curious: can we know who voted on our answer in Mathematics Stack Exchange?
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What are the Moderation/Editing/Participation badges?

For each candidate for the election, the number of badges Moderation/Editing/Participation are listed. Going the badges section of the help center did not help in figuring out exactly which badges ...
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Edit in progress warning

I often feel it is a waste of time when you are editing a question and shortly before you finish you see that the question already got edited, and your edit does not improve the corrections which were ...
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Is it possible for me to rotate symbols and operations?

I wanted to rotate $\Box$ $45^\circ$ clockwise to make a diamond. At the time, I did not know there was a diamond command $\diamond$ and $\Diamond$ and $\diamondsuit$ and even things like $\not\...
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A link doesn't show up in Linked pages

This answer has a link to another answer, but neither page has a Linked section. Why?
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Do newly added answers wipe out comments in progress?

I've recently had a few comments I was in the process of typing out wiped out when a new answer was posted to the question. I don't remember this happening before, but I don't recall if the ...
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How do I get answers involving conceptual discussion instead of solutions?

Finding a general way to construct least degree polynomial having rational coefficient having irrational roots Removing superfluous functions from limits L'hopital rule fails with limits to ...
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where / if any can I ask for math book recommendations?

I'm looking for recommendations on undergrad math books, in the topics of calculus, elementary set theory, linear algebra and combinatorics. I'm not sure when / in which format I should be asking this ...
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How can I revive an old question [duplicate]

I found some interesting old questions in the website, but no one has answered them and they are unlikely to be answered in the future because they are too old for people to see them. I wonder if it ...
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When can I really retract my vote on a question?

Sometimes, I cannot change the up-vote action to an answer. There appears a pink notice saying You last voted on this question 20 minutes ago. Your vote is now locked in unless this question is ...
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MSE or MO? Ambiguity in the quality of the questions, and boundary of eligible questions, which are eligible to be asked on MO.

Since the beginning of my membership, it happened for me too many times, that I had a question, which I thought that I will not receive a good answer on MSE. Also, I didn't have enough courage and ...
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pre-viewing mobile answers

This meta-posting is intended to serve as a combination query + feature-request. I do not have a mobile device; I think that this posting needs input from users who do have a mobile device (e.g. ...
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Several users are gorging themselves in the Late Answer queue

This is something I've noticed for a while but I wanted to wait until I earned a Steward badge to show I have some 'skin in the game,' so to speak. Of the review queues, Late Answers (LA) are by far ...
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There should be a badge for sufficient number of accepted answers

Just the other day I was counting my answers which are accepted with great enthusiasm and with a belief that there is a badge for 10 accepted answers or 30 accepted answers. But unfortunately there ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Answer to a short question that was already answered in comments

The question Find $\nabla f(x,y)$, where $f(x,y)=10x^3-5x^2+5xy+5y^2+8$ is pretty much of a kind "please, check if I did this correctly". I have clarified a couple of confusions in comments, ...

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