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Should the (FAQ) documented procedure for re-opening a closed question be amended?

This query is a re-post that I originally mistakenly posted as an answer in the mathSE FAQ a few minutes ago. My mistake. As a practical matter, there is a strong culture at mathSE to encourage ...
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Positions of a moderator

On several occasions I wanted to include this question. For example, do the moderators of this site they are all active always 24 hours on 24? Are the roles of moderators different between them (...
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Mysterious closure

If there are good reasons why several experienced users closed this question, then it is perfectly reasonable to expect that they can easily and quickly articulate their reasons. It would be ...
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Are math homework systems discussions allowed here?

Are postings related to software we use: WebAssign, Aleks, MyMathLab, WileyPLus etc, allowed here? Topics would be bugs, features, educational philosophy, ... . Or should it go to general math site, ...
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Do the Lifejacket and Lifeboat badges encourage bad behaviour?

I've been noticing that occasionally poorly written questions that clearly go against the guidelines for writing good questions still receive answers, sometimes numerous answers. Mostly I will simply ...
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Problem un-downvoting question [duplicate]

[This is different from this question: Cancelling an Upvote (Downvote), as this question here does not relate to which UI element to use, but relates to the conditions that must hold to change or ...
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Is closing this question against the code of conduct?

Two days ago I stumbled across this question. Today I noticed that it was closed with the comment "This question needs details or clarity". One of the closers already posted the following ...
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Is there a functioning tracker for the number of questions that need review in the close queue?

Recently, the number of items that need review in the close queue stood at $10$, nearly into the single digits. Here is a screenshot: I was curious and searched for a way to track the number of ...
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Why are some New Contributors placed into the Low Quality Posts queue, instead of the First Posts queue?

With some frequency, I see posts that I would say could have been in either queue. Is it decided somewhat randomly? with one of the queues in priority? by some maybe indirect trigger? in a ...
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Is it possible that a high reputation user post a completely wrong answer?

Is it possible that a high reputation (>50K) user post a completely wrong answer? or its answer contains some lines that shows the user is misunderstanding that topic in math? If so, how we can ...
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How can I delete some of my old questions?

I want to delete some of my old questions that are off-topic and received downvotes. Frankly, they were bad questions because I was not so mature 3 years ago. Can someone please tell me what I should ...
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How to make and paste an image of a graph in graph theory questions?

I saw references in meta to an app known as TikZ but I also found the statement that TiKz does not work yet. So I am left wondering how to generate images of graphs that I can paste into my questions.
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Why [derivatives] instead of [differentiation]?

At the moment, Mathematics SE has tag derivatives (with synonym differentiation) and tag integration. Why the lack of symmetry? Why not have tag differentiation with synonym derivatives instead? ...
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Too many ellipsoid questions being bumped to the front page.

I was browsing the front page and noticed that the first 20ish questions were all old questions, edited to include the newly created ellipsoids tag. I was under the impression that there was some ...
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Why have I been blocked from posting questions?

I was about to post another question, but for some reason, I am not allowed to. I haven't received any down votes in the last few months, my last post hasn't had negative feedback, why am I not ...
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Reason for downvoting the answer.

This question is in accordance with the question that I answered yesterday. It was downvoted three times without any comment (even the pop-up displayed instructs to do so) of the users that what was ...
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Can we post PSQs as long as we answer them ourselves?

By PSQ, I mean problem statement questions that have some background but show no attempt to answer the question. I'm aware that posting PSQ's is a direct violation of the MSE guidelines. I would also ...
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Linear algebra and linear equations are sometimes confused

It is unfortunate that the term 'algebra' refers to two quite distinct things depending on what level of mathematics you are studying at. While I suppose linear equations such as $2x+8=12$ do ...
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Find posts that were in a specific review queue

In another Meta question, the OP wrote that posts in the Late Answers queue are "fun to read". Personally, I have never reviewed a post in this queue, partly because they get reviewed before ...
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Right place to post questions ..

I am very new to MSE. Where am I supposed to post questions like , "Book recommendations" or " Complex numbers in geo vs Barycentric " ..
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Deleting a community wiki answer to repost it as a normal post?

I have accidentally tapped on the community wiki button in one of my answers. I want it to be deleted and I will repost the answer. The link to that answer is this
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Low voter turnout in elections

Before the election mania is over let us do some analysis of the trends in elections so far. The relevant data is presented in the following table \begin{array}{|r|r|r|r|r|} \hline\\ \text{Year} &...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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