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Is it preferable to give links to external resources in questions or to give the context yourself?

Sometimes you are working through a math book and there is a fair bit of context involved. For example question involves few definitions from the book + some paragraph explaining the context. There ...
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What is the number next to the post on which I've raised a flag?

I have recently noticed that there's a small number next to the post on which I have raised a flag. Here's a picture of what I mean: The number on the left is the score of the question. My question ...
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Can I forsake my superpowers?

I have been slowly collecting gold-badge super-powers in a few categories. I am not comfortable with them. I like to be able to vote on a post, and make the community aware of it and either agree or ...
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Chevron in MathJax

How do I write a chevron/circum (^) in MathJax? A backslash doesn't work as an escape character. (Specific context: using x^y to mean XOR as in $x\oplus y$. It's not my choice of notation so don't ...
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For titles on questions, which of these is better: Author of the book- Chapter number- Exercise number-, the exercise explicitly or Both?

Regarding the titles on questions, Is better The author of the book, the chapter number and the exercise number. The exercise as explicit or informative as possible (not always possible tho :( )....
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Please don't delete your question [duplicate]

This is not a question; it is simply that something happened that annoyed me and I wanted to record it. Moments ago, I was typing an answer to https://math.stackexchange.com/q/3672909/8157 when ...
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Feature or Bug Request

Can we flag questions to be edited by users who understand the math level that the question was asked? Like if a question was asked in real analysis and they know the language, and syntax of the ...
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Why does the acceptance of an answer not imply an upvote?

It happens to see accepted answers that don't get any upvote. I am struggling understanding the meaning of this. According to Help Center, accepting an answer simply means that the author received ...
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Should the PDE notion of trace be tagged with the 'trace' tag?

Is the trace tag supposed to be used for questions about the trace operator from Sobolev theory (analysis)? I was going to de-tag "trace" from a question, but it seems like it's not the first time ...
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Can I ask a question here related to proving a physical property about the rendering equation?

On Meta Stack Exchange, I posted this question about where I should post a question I have. I was asked to ask here whether this forum is the appropriate place. In computer graphics, many ray tracers ...
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For one problem, is two question okay?

Suppose a person is having problems with a math problem. He posts a question to Math Stack Exchange and the answer he gets enables him to proceed with the problem. He likes the answer he received so ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for possible downvote sources on Mathematics Meta?

I recently received a downvote for an answer I gave, but I am unsure of the cause. I would like to ask for a possible explanation of the downvote on Mathematics Meta SE, but I am unsure of the policy ...
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Why did this answer get an upvote?

On this question: What set is this?, a user posted a clearly incorrect answer. It almost immediately got an upvote even though I posted a comment very quickly proving that it was wrong. It seems ...
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4 downvotes in 1 minute on this question and others. Why? [closed]

Here's the question: Is $X_3 = X_1 \star X_2$ always a geodesic manifold w.r.t. $X_1$ and $X_2$. I think it's an extremely insightful question. For whatever reason it was downvoted with no ...
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Could we encourage posting code for numerical analysis and visualizations?

Many answerers create stunning visualizations to augment their answers. Numerical analysis is often leveraged to come to results. Both are using programming knowledge as a piece of the mathematician's ...
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Some questions look greyed on Meta

I don't know why some questions are greyed on Meta. Is it something I changed in the preferences or a browser (I am on Firefox Linux) problem? I am talking about well received questions, not highly ...
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Is my question about three-body orbits and conservation laws on-topic here and is this a good place to ask it?

I've asked Can there be an energetically unbounded three-body orbit where escape is impossible due to conservation of angular momentum? and I'm pretty sure that it is a mathematical problem will ...
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Can users not call another anonymous user a “nut-case” due to said anon-user's upvote or a downvote?

Can users not call another anonymous user a "nut-case" (or any other name-call) due to said anon-user's upvote or a downvote? This happened today. I flagged the comment. So I am asking askers, ...
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Rude and disrespectful behaviour - user complaining about deletion

I recently reviewed an answer and decided to vote for deletion as it was in my own opinion merely a comment, and could not be qualified as an answer. My decision was backed by 6 other reviewers. The ...
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Downvote even contributing with more information to an old question

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Help with understanding an example from the book 'Fooled by Randomness' Dear all, I just spent a few hours today after reading ...
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How do you curate the content that you want to read?

I'm interested in understanding how the more regular users (who don't come here through web searches anymore $-$ or at least not as often) use this website. The notion of a feed on stackexchange ...
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What happened with the PDE tag?

When you click on the "PDE" tag, you're redirected to a new tag "PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS". And you find all the old questions that were tagged as "PDE". Except that when you open the page of ...
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Why are people downvoting my question?

My question Coming up with a rigorous definition for a Riemman-like sum which is easier to compute? has been downvoted twice. Is it because: a) My question is too similar to this question? b) I ask ...
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Building a Library

Is math.stackexchange a good place to ask where to find copies of books? Say I want to get my hands on a copy of Baby Rudin, would it be appropriate to ask on this website where one can found? I use ...
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Is there a way to flag profiles? [duplicate]

This username is clearly inappropriate for this site (or really any other, frankly). Normally I would flag one of the user's posts, but they don't have any; is there a way to flag a user profile ...
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Would it be possible to include the scicomp.SE site in the list of related SE sites?

I came across a post that is in my opinion more about scientific computing, than mathematics. Therefore I wanted to flag the question accordingly, but I couldn't find the scicomp.SE site among the ...
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How to Better the Queue?

I have a question and maybe this for the moderators as well. How does one know that one is doing a good job when doing the Queue about Posts like Edits, and Low-Quality Posts and so on. My thoughts ...
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Answer deleted. Should I just ask a new question showing more detail?

My answer was deleted to this question: Minimax problem for optimization $\inf \sup \frac{x f(x)}{\int_0^1 f(t) dt}$ I see why it was deleted. It was because I could not form the question in the ...
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Can we have a smarter serial voting detection?

Serial voting simply because of disagreement of opinions is toxic in the main site. While deduction of a few points does not (maybe it does) matter a lot for the victim, in the long run, however, it ...
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Flagged duplicate “Does this answer your question?” text is misleading

Here's at least the second instance in which I have flagged a question as a duplicate, and the canned comment text "Does this answer your question?" elicits from the author of the duplicate question a ...
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MSE is run by answerers. Is that a good or bad thing?

One of the things I've always found extremely ironic about MSE is that the people with the least experience in asking questions and who have perhaps the least perspective on what it's like to ask ...
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Where can I find some interesting quant trading questions? [closed]

I'm preparing for a quant interview and want some more practice problems. Is there a way to find a lot of them easily on this website?
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Can we please stop voting to close a question just because the question is short?

I have seen many times that somebody voted to close short questions (and probably downvoted the questions as well), even though the OP made clear that there had been good attempts. This thread is the ...
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What review audit is this?

The review This is a review audit. But the system shouldn't trick me to say this is a possible spam. I almost fell for it. Luckily, I pressed the vote count and found that this is an audit. Is this a ...
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Whether to flag a question as “very low quality” or not

There are always some questions in math.SE that contain a huge image as a major part of the question, which is known to be problematic because they cannot be searched or be piped into a screen reader. ...
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Are questions about how to make mathematical plots in Desmos on topic?

While there is a similar question about drawing diagrams, it was not clear to me from that post whether the software aspect of 'how to draw' something is considering being on topic. While I can plot ...
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How do I label the rows/columns of a matrix in MathJax?

$$ \qquad \quad \ \ 1 \ \ \ \ 2 \ \ \ \ \ 3 \ \ \ \ 4 \ \ \ \ 5 \ \ \ \ \ \\ A = \begin{bmatrix} h & e & l & l & o \\ m & s & e & * & * \\ m & e & t & a &...
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Differences between duplicate flags raised from different entries

When flagging a question, there are five options in the primary menu, "spam", "rude or abusive", "needs improvement", "a duplicate" and "in need of moderator intervention". In "needs improvement" ...
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About bans to ask question in math.stackexchange [duplicate]

I was banned from asking questions and it's still continuing. I even don't know whether it's OK to ask this question here. But I can't really distinguish the purposes of different sites of ...
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Should (convergence-divergence) include divergence/convergence of integrals?

According to the tag-info, convergence-divergence is intended for convergence/divergence of sequences and series. Here is the revision history for the tag-excerpt and the tag-wiki. However, in ...
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Latex not rendering regardless of browser

As the title says the math formatting doesn't show regardless of the browser or device I'm using. However changing the network with Vpn or mobile network solves the problem for some browsers so I the ...
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How to write h-bar (Planck constant divided by 2 $\pi$) using MathJax?

In this question I wrote $$|\mathbf{k_{scat}}| = \frac{2 \pi}{h} \sqrt{2 m_e e V}$$ where $h$ is the Planck constant. In physics we have h-bar which is $h/ 2 \pi$ but I don't know how to add h-...
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How clear is my question?

How clear is my post, "How to prove this Darboux-like sum converges to zero?". Do you understand how to compute sums for specific $s$? Could you visualize my definitions? If there's anything unclear ...
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Why people vote negative when you clearly show the question and your working

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Van Dyke's matching principles
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User keeps deleting most of the original text of the question after getting an answer

I would like to ask whether it is within the rules that a user keeps deleting most of the original text of a question after getting an answer. I have in mind for example these questions (of the same ...
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Is it allowed to repost?

If I have a question no one answered or comment to ever, since 2 months. Is it allowed to delete it and repost it, or is this abuse?
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How to make my question clearer?

I have reworded my original question, How do we create a better definition (for my definition of average) which is easier to compute and gives exact values? Is it clear now? If not, what parts are ...
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Common problem: OP deletes question immediately upon receiving answer

I saw a question on this site and solved it and took a very long time to answer it after a lot of typing, and as soon as the asker saw the solution he/she deleted their question immediately. Is this ...
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What else is wrong (or right) with this question? How can it (or not) be further improved?

Updated meta question: I asked a question (Original). I asked how it could be improved (this meta question) Someone kindly and patiently explained its faults. At least 10 others agreed with the ...
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Why do posts show up in low-quality post review queue multiple times?

Why do posts show up in low-quality post review queue multiple times? Based on this post it seems to suggest that this isn't a bug. What is the point of multiple high/medium rep users reviewing the ...

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