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Ok - this check now only fires if at least 30 all-uppercase characters are entered for a post body, 15 for a post title.


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I use stackedit now: https://stackedit.io/ You can sync your files with google drive and dropbox. And there is even real time collaboration support. Quite a decent app.


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The core problem is over-editing. It is best addressed by self-control of those doing the editing not by technical hurdles that can get in the way of legitimate edits and also can be worked around. The time-limit would need to be much longer to have any relevant impact. In a way it is better to have a couple edits within a few minutes than those edits spread ...


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I've been contributing to a userscript which adds side-by-side editing functionality to Stack Exchange. It can be toggled on and off by clicking a new button in the editor and works when writing new as well as editing existing questions and answers. Screenshot More info can be found over at StackApps SE.


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The choice how to enter formulas is a matter of taste. For example, since I have years of experience using LaTeX, by far the easiest way for me is to enter the formula in MathJax. I remember some users here on meta mentioning AsciiMath, I can imagine that it would be a rather fast way to enter a formula for somebody who has enough experience with that format....


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Rob W's answer on Meta Stack Exchange contains a bookmarklet and a user script to disable all of the keyboard shortcuts in the editor. The answer explains the methodology of the user script, but as is it will no longer work, since Stack Exchange uses https instead of http. You can fix this by changing all the @match lines to something like // @match ...


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I've included a fix for this issue in the Stack Overflow Unofficial Patch v1.2. It turns out to be very simple — I just need to tell MathJax to re-typeset the titles after they're loaded via AJAX. The code that does this in SOUP is: hookAjax( /^\/search\/titles\b/, function () { typeof(MathJax) !== 'undefined' && MathJax.Hub....


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It is important to know that MathJax and LaTeX are not the same thing: What is the relation between Latex and MathJax? I think that if you will be writing math often, it is useful to learn LaTeX. (In particular, if you are going to write thesis which will contain enough math symbols, then LaTeX is probably a way to go.) And since you have learned about ...


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You might be interested in writeLaTeX. From the website: We compile your project for you so you can see the results right away. There's no software to install, so you can start writing and collaborating instantly. Our real-time preview also makes it great for learning — you can see how your final project will look whilst you type.


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Per OP's request I am reposting my comment as answer. StackEdit seems to handle MathJax, at least according to their website: You can render LaTeX mathematical expressions using MathJax, as on math.stackexchange.com. However, I have never used this editor personally, so I am not sure whether what are the differences between MarkDown used in that ...


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example citation G. A. Edgar, Transseries for beginners, Real Anal. Exchange 35 (2010), no. 2, 253--309. (I searched using the title, and it found the reference for me.)


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Yes. Absolutely. There are already 39 posts that use citations without the helper, so I see no reason not to include it here too. Please let me know if any problems arise as a result. (Though I don't anticipate any.)


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You can use Robjohn Chatjax links to parse it. You can get it here: https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/a/3297/19341 Clicking "start Chatjax" after you entered your title get's you And as an extra, it even works at the arxiv...


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You asked, so here are my thoughts. Site developers are at a premium. Too much to do, too few to do it all. This is reflected in various discussions on Meta SE, as I mentioned in Comments on this previous post. Relative scarcity of developer resources was also at the crux of "sunsetting" the Documentation project. "While we have an exceptional team of ...


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LatexLab might be a good place to get started. It's LaTeX, not MathJax, but it's on the web so you won't have to install anything. They have a basic article template set up automatically, so appropriately inserted copy pasting should work. (By the way, LatexLab is also a great collaboration tool, since coauthors can share a single document.)


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For offline editing on OS X, for math.SE, I am using MacDown from http://macdown.uranusjr.com/. I find this extremely useful. I can grab an in-process answer on math.SE, continue with MacDown offline, and copy and paste it back on math.SE when done. I have not had a problem yet. (My apologies if this is not appropriate as an answer here.)


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Here is a userscript that I found in StackApps which was created partly by Antonio Vargas that enables side-by-side editing. This userscript adds a button to the editor toolbar ('Toggle Side-By-Side Editing') shown in the blue box in the image below so you can view the preview and markdown side by side when asking or answering a question or when editing an ...


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I'm actually working on a markdown+mathjax editor (that also compiles to LaTeX) that has this kind of functionality. It is very buggy and not ready to be tested yet, but if you are little bit comfortable with bookmarklets (and maybe a little bit of coding experience), you could make you're own solution. The script you see below gives some very basis ...


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On the mac I use Macdown: https://macdown.uranusjr.com/ The only problem I have is that it sometimes hangs with a spinning beachball. It will continue after 10 or more seconds - I just have to wait it out.


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