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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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Marathon on math stackexchange

No. Math StackExchange, like all of the sites in the StackExchange network, are designed to be repositories of useful knowledge, in the form of interesting questions and high quality answers. ...
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Should the circle tag's description be modified to include disks?

I looked through the questions that are already tagged "circle", and most of the questions are about elementary geometry. In my experience, in elementary geometry, the technical distinction ...
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Being able to easily distinguish when one is commenting on their own question

Comments posted by the original author of a question are highlighted on StackExachnage. For examples, the comments below the question here are rendered as Notice that "The_Animator" has a ...
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Writing answer on behalf of someone else

There is nothing wrong with the second scenario. If you write a comment which contains an answer, then you forfeit any claim to getting credit or points for that answer. If you wanted credit, you ...
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Why MSE does not support display mode using "\[...\ ]" and the "\diag"

This answer is meant for testing purposes. (Feel free to edit it if you want to try something related to the issue at hand.) \[ x^2+y^2=z^2 \] - this works neither ...
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Closing questions with tag "solution-verification"

I think your proposal is well-motivated, and I appreciate your bringing it up for discussion, but ultimately I'm unsure about your proposal. I agree with you that there is a problem, but I'm unsure ...
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Editing reputation anomaly can generate unbounded reputation?

I am summarizing Xander Henderson's useful comment: Once you reach 2000 total points, your edits no longer go into the review queue and no longer earn points. Whether you reach 2000 or not, there is ...
4 votes

Proposal for an informal "side room" for the StackExchange Mathematics forum

I can understand your frustration with the unstructured format of chatrooms with respect to keeping track of a topic. Although replies are chained together, it does not provide the Q&A format of ...
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Auto-detecting the duplicate posts

This would be great to have, but it's harder to do than it sounds. It's an issue that affects not just Math.SE, but many Stack Exchange sites, including Stack Overflow, and it's not straightforward ...
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Can I retract a flag on a deleted post?

In the network Meta post Cancel misclicked flags, according to this answer by Michael Stum (who is currently a staff member and, I assume, was also when the answer was originally written), You also ...
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Reputation graph: Could you add an option to see it in the old cumulative style?

Last I read (somewhere on meta.stackexchange), there's some minimum number of pixels that have to be available on your display in order for the cumulative rep chart to be shown. I guess this makes ...
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Remove the empty tag (geometric-cyclicity)

Unfortunately, we won't be able to prevent this from happening in the next 6-8 weeks. After some investigation, we found the impact is pretty small, only about 20 instances network-wide, and as ...
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How to copy mixture of text and latex formulas in a comment?

I think the following "hack" might be simpler. Suppose you want to copy and paste the following comment: Right-click on any mathematical formula, and then click Math Settings, then Math ...
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Vote to Close as Exact Duplicate should Accept MathOverflow Question URLs

I agree that this feature would be very useful. My main concern is that there is a huge chunk of questions on the unanswered queue that have been crossposted to MO, to a point that browsing the queue ...
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