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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A suggestion about serial downvoting

I don't know is this site suitable for this or not. But I want to give a suggestion about the serial downvoting problem. Clearly this is a loophole in the system. Even if there is an automatic process ...
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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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A post once made community wiki cannot be changed?

I answered a question and by mistake while editing the answer it became community wiki. Now I want to undo the action but there is no such option even if by rolling back it. Cannot it be changed ever? ...
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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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Improving other's questions via adding solution attempts in the question

This is a bit of a puzzler for me and I'd like to try to work out what our community norms and guidelines are around this topic. Suppose user A posts a question which is a bit light on context. User B ...
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Editing the title/body of a question hours after asking?

I asked a question which received some comments immediately. Only after the comments came in did I realize that I should ask my question differently. I edited the question then. I now realize that the ...
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Posting link to another website

Getting to the point, is recommending another website in comments each time, considered advertising and spam or not? Or in even simpler terms, is this against the rules of stack exchange , as it may ...
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Is it possible to search past answers of a deleted account?

I've recently come across a couple of answers that I've found really useful. Usually I'd like to view other answers by the same user. However this account has been deleted, which makes it difficult. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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The command \tilde messes up with subscripts.

Have you encountered a spacing problem with the command \tilde? To show what I mean, let's take a look at $\tilde{f}_{k}$ and $f_k$. Do you notice that the ...
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Weird citation of stack exchange question

I want to cite a question and its answer in my paper in IEEEtran format. However, citing the question gives me this weird result: The URL of my account is broken and the author name is just the ...
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Tagging migrated questions

One thing I've noticed is that questions like these end up creating an untagged tag whenever a migration takes place. Is this intended behavior? If not, what is the appropriate method of handling ...
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Apology about my (unawarely) wrong doings on one of my question: [closed]

I have a following well received question on MathStack: Towards a new proof of infinitude of primes ( with possible unified application to other primes of special forms whose Infinitude is unknown): I ...
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Why can't I select any other SE website when flagging a question?

I flagged this question recently. I wanted to select "this question belongs on another stack exchange network" but only three other SE sites came up (as shown below) when it asked which site ...
Five months ago I asked Conjecture: Any odd integer $k>1$ has a partition $m+n,\,m,n>0,$ such that $m^2+n$ > is a prime. and a few days ago it was closed, which I noticed only because there ...