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Improving MathJax experience for beginners

I don't know if this has already been discussed here on the meta, but since most of these 'MathJax Tutorial' have been meant for beginners, wouldn't it make sense if they could comment asking their ...
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Helping Hand Badge (SILVER) suggestion

This badge is a silver badge and its name is "Helping Hand" Description: Comment the link to the MathJax Basic tutorial and reference at MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference on ...
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Can you copy paste MathJax?

I am a big procrastinator when it comes to learning MathJax. I happened to remember that only before asking a question. Is there perhaps a shortcut to simply copy an equation from one part of the site ...
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Friend/Teacher/Mentor Badge idea

These are a series of badges relating to the same idea of helping a specific person. Friend(Bronze): Have $2$ accepted answers with a positive score on $2$ separate questions of a single user. Teacher(...
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A possible solution to reduce answering of duplicate questions

The whole point of people answering duplicate questions which are duplicates without checking if similar queries exist before are because they will get points if they do so. So, the reason why people ...
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Adding the link of the MathJax tutorial in the Tour and/or the sidebar displayed when asking a question

Can we include a prominent link to MathJax in the Tour, a suggested here, and on the sidebar that displays on the right side when one is going to ask a question, as suggested in the comments by Martin ...
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Is it possible to use the search function on stack exchange in the browser itself?

On the top of my page, I have a search bar in math Stack Exchange: Now, instead of google, is it possible to directly feed my search query into this search bar itself from the place you type address ...
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What is the point of restricting people from seeing upvote/downvote ratios?

I notice that on many StackExchanges, you can't see how many upvotes or downvotes a post got, only the net total. I needed to get to $1000$ rep on MSE to be able to view the upvote and downvote counts....
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Button for “First Posts” MathJax-based review

When I review "First Posts" questions, a lot of reviews consist of pointing out new users on using MathJax by leaving a comment. Can't we establish a button which automatically creates a ...
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Notification about math jax for new users

I saw a problem which is common for new users who are using math jax. although they can write formula for example it is not hard to guess to show $x^2$ you should write ...
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Bringing the new feature to MSE in order to make writing formulas easier

There is a site for searching formulas on stack exchange called SearchOnMath. On the site you can see an option called "Add Formula" click on that, then you can choose any symbol you want ...
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Change the link to search in modal window for the first-time askers

Since March 2020, a modal window with some basic information is shown to a user who is asking their first question, see here: The new ask page is now live on the network! This replaced the older /ask/...
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How can we set \displaystyle for a whole text?

Since there is no preamble to set \displaystyle for the whole text, how can we do to avoid writing \displaystyle each time we write a new formula? (but I still want to write inline) For example if I ...
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Flags aged away

Some of my post flags were aged away, and I wanted to re-flag them. However, the options of the standard ones were not available, and so my only choice is to use "moderator attention" flags. ...
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Should members of the forum be able to delete answers in a topic that is outside of their field? [closed]

I the following thread in the field "algebraic geometry" Why isn't every finite locally free morphism etale? an answer to a question was deleted by two people that are not doing ...
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Where are the sun hats?

All of the hats seem to be winter hats, however, it's not winter down here it's summer. There should be sun hats and maybe some sunscreen.
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Corresponding highlight when editing MathJax

When editing a complex formula, it is easy to get lost in a sea of MathJax code. The suggested feature is, when editing posts with MathJax: (1) When a portion of a MathJax code is selected in the edit ...
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Question closed as a duplicate, link points to question closed as a duplicate

This question about an isomorphism between a localization and a quotient of a polynomial ring was properly closed as a duplicate. However, the question identified as the duplicate is this, which was ...
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Bounties don't last long enough

I've personally been involved in one, two, three questions with bounties which were effectively awarded plus two that were placed and not answered. Twice answering and thrice asking. And each time ...
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Authorship in Citation of Community Wiki Answers

I recently posted a question which was answered in the comments. I asked the author of the comment if they would like to post it as an answer, but since they didn't after several days I paraphrased ...
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Allow users to still access First Post and Late Answer even though the user has no votes left

I know that from the answer to this question that "if you are not able to use the full range of options in the queue, it is better to give the reviewer's role to someone who is." However, I ...
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Could we have predefined macros for naturals, integers, reals, and the like? [duplicate]

Request in title. Could we have site-wide predefined $\LaTeX$ macros \N, \Z, \Q and ...
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Are there any functions to search with keywords or categorize my thousands of bookmarked questions?

Although the bookmark function can save my favorite questions, it is still a mess since I have bookmarked thousands of questions for a long time.
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Embedding tikzcd diagrams

I know some tags are not supported, and some of them will likely never be (I have the <table> tag in mind). However, it is sometimes useful to embbed ...
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Community Ad Feature Request

Is it possible to have a post with all the sandbox of ads that this site has cause they are useful and just searching them up year by year is quite hard? This is a more feature request about the ...
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When a very short subject line is too long

Showing $\frac{|\overrightarrow{A_1B}|}{|\overrightarrow{A_1C}|}\frac{|\overrightarrow{B_1C}|}{|\overrightarrow{B_1A}|}\frac{|\overrightarrow{C_1A}|}{|\overrightarrow{C_1B}|}=1$ implies $AA_1$, $BB_1$,...
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Would it be useful to let users organize their questions/answers by custom tags? (tags only seen by myself)

I want a feature where I can organize my questions/answers in my math.stackexchange profile by some custom tags created and seen only by me. I want this feature because sometimes I forget which ...
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Feature request for unlocking competition questions after a given time

Feature request at low priority. Not to be escalated (Monday 31 Aug 2020). Further queries on this post are still allowed. Recently, I have been flagging a few posts required to be unlocked. All of ...
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How to delete your old username from the comment's section, after changing your username?

I had been using math.stackexchange with my real name. As I begun noticing that stackexchange community is SEO friendly, I decided for privacy reasons, to change my username to just my first name. But ...
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Ability to have a search feature to find search through personal question history [duplicate]

Sometimes, I want to find a question I asked but I find it difficult it to scroll through all my asked questions trying to find one question. So, I suggest that this site includes a search feature in ...
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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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How can I find posts that have been answered by two users?

Q1: How can I find posts that have 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I want to view recently closed (not so recently asked) questions of mine

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 ...
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Add quantum computing stackexchange to “What to ask here” page

In the help center on the page What topics can I ask about here there is a list of sister sites that might be better suited for some questions that are still on-topic here. I propose to add quantum ...
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Can someone add a Differential Equations section to the List of Generalizations of Common Questions?

I was surprised that there isn't already a section on the List of Generalizations of Common Questions for differential equation questions. I'm especially thinking of those cookbook type "How do ...
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(How) Can we make our mobile phone to make a sound when we get pinged in chat?

Sometimes it is more customary to work in chat rooms, and as there are less chances for synchronous conversation we usually ping users. When we are on computer and get pinged, we get a sound like &...
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Gray or yellow background for questions and answers using > and >!

Many times I have asked myself why there is no longer a grey or other colour background as there was a few months ago using the > command. Using a smartphone you ...
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Newcomer Tutorial

I've seen time and time again newcomers coming to this exchange who've clearly not read the rules on how to post a good question to this exchange. I'm unsure how feasible this would be to implement on ...
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Notifications to followers of a question about its status updates (closed / open)

In my opinion, one of the most important functions of following a question should be to notify users its status updates. For example, say I encountered a question in the close vote review queue that I ...
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Should we write every constant upright?

This post comes out because some of my edit was rejected. I honestly think we should use upright letter for specific mathematical constant. For example I think $\operatorname i$ is the immaginary ...
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Addressing Community Specific Close Reasons (Again)

Currently, there are two radio buttons in the "Why should this question be closed?" dialog which are very similar, and which fail to clearly address a category of question which should be closed. The ...
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Feature to remind users to place a bounty

Often times a question comes along that I really want to know the answer to, but I can see that it has not received much attention yet. I can only place a bounty after some time has passed. ...
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Enforce accurate titles more strictly

The questions I view here have repetitive or inaccurate titles. I think this site as whole would be more useful if people paid more attention to titles. and, I think that can happen if we are more ...
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Question about RSS Feed

Is there a way to RSS feed the unanswered questions? Because I would find it easier to have an influx of questions about certain tags I like. Is that even possible?

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