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The word "urgent" in a title should trigger a warning

I agree. Right now there is a smallish list of words that will cause a warning to pop up when they appear in short question titles . From Shog9's answer the regex is ...
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What qualify questions to be in mathoverflow and not in math.stackexchange?

How can I choose the preferred website to put my questions? I once read something along the lines "If you have to ask whether to ask on MO or math.se, likely you should ask it on math.se." I think ...
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Let's require registration to ask a question

It's... uh... been a while since this request was made. We require a few things before turning a switch like this - it's pretty harmful to small sites to have what is a large chunk of potential askers ...
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About putting a -passed away- notice on some user’s profiles, but having prior approval from the close relatives

In the interest of transparency, the moderation team has discussed this issue in the past. For example, in February, it was brought to our attention that Christian Blatter passed on 31 May 2021. ...
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Would you be interested in an automatic TeX bot?

I think this would be a very difficult task. In the unambiguous cases, adding math formatting doesn't add much value to the post. Added value begins where the math formatting clarifies math which is ...
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User spamming chatbot answers

The current policy makes it very difficult to discipline users merely for posting bad answers, even, or perhaps particularly, if those bad answers are the systematic product of limited language models....
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Scaling down large images in posts

There is a fairly workable solution right now using html, though I agree that a more intuitive method would be preferable. First, you have to upload the image as normal, and get the imgur link, for ...
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Close reason: "lack of research effort"

Complementing Alexander's answer, a close reason of "lack of research effort" is, in my opinion, intrinsically bad for multiple reasons: it is impossible to ascertain how much research effort there ...
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I made the best answer to my own question after posting a bounty on it. Now I'm losing $50$ points when I haven't done anything wrong. A bit unfair?

No. Not unfair. If you put an ad in the paper, looking for a carpenter, say, to do some work. But then you decide to buckle down and do the thing yourself. Do you ask for a refund on your ad from the ...
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Can I offer cash for an answer to my question?

No. You cannot, and you may not, and the moderators may take action if this advice is unheeded. We do not want to be a "write my thesis" or "do my research" or "solve my ...
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“Minor edit” feature for trusted users

I do not really see a problem with the bumps, especially not on this site. The volume is by now so high, it seems just like a drop in a bucket. But, I see various ways how having such a feature could ...
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How can we conduct automated collaborator detection? Should we conduct it?

The data about voting is not publicly available, but for some things mentioned in your question, you can use SEDE. I have created a community wiki answer where various queries can be collected. Top ...
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Age, Profile, Kids asking questions!

I think voting should be based on the quality of the question, and not on the age of the person posting it. I personally do not find any problem with the question linked to in this post. I would not ...
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Close reason: "lack of research effort"

"No context" does function as a bit of a catch-all, and certainly 90% of the time, it is applied to "do my homework!" PSQs. However, there are several reasons it is stated like it is. Its "forms of ...
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A feature requested for the purpose of avoiding unintentional newbie-biting

Sorry about being late to weigh in - I was busy last weekend. Why I support this feature-request? The norm re context that we have developed means that new questions at varying levels of ...
Jyrki Lahtonen's user avatar
18 votes

Can we have a feed of watched tags

Custom Question Lists is now available on all SE sites. One of the features is a filter to list only watched tags:
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Can we support TikZ picture rendering?

Our standard procedure when we get any request for a special site plugin like this is to ask for two things: community support on meta evidence that it would make a significant improvement to post ...
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Can we support TikZ picture rendering?

I think TikZ rendering would be a great asset to the site. Well-made pictures can be an enormous aid in learning, from diagrams for path integrals in complex analysis to this image illustrating the ...
17 votes

Edits Take Place Immediately for Verified Users

First, as a moderator I would not be too happy about vetting such applications. Beyond just the added workload, there will be clearly good cases like yours, but then there will be other cases. ...
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Ad URLs should not use path nested under stackexchange.com (but maybe a subdomain instead)

Matt Thomas wrote: So I said to myself "Oh it links to math.meta. This interesting thing on the right must be something from meta that's being promoted. Neat! Maybe there's some interesting ...
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Why has the number of profile views been removed from MSE?

This is a network wide change announced here. Site moderators are unable to revert changes to the software, so math.se can't get it back unless it comes back for everyone (which seems unlikely).
Alexander Gruber's user avatar
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Can we have a feed of watched tags

The search query intags:mine returns only posts in your favorite tags. If you sort by activity and perhaps add is:q it should look similar to the list of questions in various tabs on the main site. ...
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Request: an easy way to access the posts on meta that explain policies or serve as tutorials or lists.

At least in theory, the meta posts that discuss recurring and relevant issues are tagged faq (there is a also faq-proposed as a precursor). In practice, we might not be consistent enough with this, ...
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Autofilters for Hot Network Questions

For what it's worth, I took the SEDE query posted earlier in the comments and tweaked it to generate some statistics on the historical effectiveness of the proposed autofilter. Specifically, my query ...
Ilmari Karonen's user avatar
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answered on math overflow tag

While the idea is in principle reasonable, that's not a recommended use for tags on Stack Exchange. It would be a so-called "meta tag". A tag on Stack Exchange should describe the subject of ...
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When and why is there traffic on MSE

I do not have real answers to your questions, but perhaps I can at least give some pointers to some data. Traffic depending on the hour of day As I have mentioned in the comments, there are some ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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The unanswered questions ordering seems wrong

There are already tabs to see unanswered questions in a different way than having the most highly voted one on top, such as to have the newest first. On the front page, not the question page, select ...
quid's user avatar
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Is there a way to enlarge the expressions in a piecewise function?

This question might be a little off-topic for Math Meta—you are likely to get a better response from tex.se. However, since typesetting is often an issue on the main Math SE site, I suppose that this ...
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