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Why image cannot be used for explaining my maths problem?

This is largely an accessibility issue. Images are not searchable. Whatever you think of the quality of the built-in search engine, or external tools such as approach0, and their ability to find ...
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Is it good tone to post answers as images/links when no other option is at hand?

Try to keep as much of your answer in text as possible; obviously, some diagrams cannot be replicated on the site and need to be posted as images and it is certainly appropriate to do so. However, ...
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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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How can I draw a tree like this?

It can be done in MathJax, but it is painful and a complete hack. Here is one way: ...
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Can I make this little table of diagrams better than ASCII graphics?

In your special case we can get away with the built-in \triangledown to represent the lines connecting each vertex. We can also make use of ...
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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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Self-delete my criticized question?

I am the "commenter" that you're referring to in the last sentence. Before explaining anything, I would like to draw your attention to the benefits of having things properly typed. More efficient (...
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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 ...
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What tools can be used to extract MathJax/LaTeX from scanned input?

Let us create here a community wiki answer to collect resources on this topic elsewhere on the web. Related posts on TeX Stack Exchange: What is the status of generating LaTeX from handwriting (i.e.,...
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User keeps posting questions with posted images, instead of writing the question themself.

Be polite and some of the following Point the user to a relevant meta post: e.g. Why image cannot be used for explaining my maths problem? Suggest learning Mathjax: Short and helpful advice on ...
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What to do with questions formatted exclusively with a piece of paper, a pen and a camera?

Some decide instead of typing the actual text of the question, typesetting formulae with LATEX and using plotting software, it would be better for them to avoid the effort Okay, hold on. You seem to ...
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What should I do when I see a "pic-question"?

People should be encouraged to avoid putting the main content of their question in an image. This makes the question harder to find using search and inaccessible to the visually impaired, which is ...
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Can I ask a question using photos?

We prefer you do not ask a question using a photo of text. Instead, please transcribe it using MathJax. There are several reasons for this. Without text, the question is unsearchable, and it is ...
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How I can Get reputation?

To be clear, "MathJax" is a version of "TeX" or "LaTeX", which is the current professional standard for typesetting mathematics. It's a little goofy, but not so hard to ...
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Is it legal to add images from online graphing calculators such as Desmos or WolframAlpha?

The title asks "Is it legal...?", but the body of the Question raises issues of attribution as well as copyright. Software packages such as Desmos and WolframAlpha are copyrighted, and ...
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Adding gifs - not cycling continuously

A quick Google search produced this handy run-down of the GIF file format, which includes this section on looping: Example (not in sample file): 21 FF 0B 4E 45 54 53 43 41 50 45 32 2E 30 03 01 05 ...
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Can we manually adjust image width in a post?

I'm the wrong person to tell the whole story, but I know that you can resize images by using an appropriate HTML img attribute. Below I reuse an animation that is a small part of an answer of mine ...
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Rationale and need for rule barring low-reputation users from inserting images

We already had users posting pornographic pictures, or stuff like that. I think that's a good enough reason. At the very least require someone to add something of possible value to the site before ...
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Is it possible to insert an image in comments? if the answer is "yes", then how?

The most you can do is provide a link to the image. Comments are not meant to take up a lot of space, and one thing that pictures tend to do is take up space. However, it's common enough that comments ...
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How to center an image?

If You Really Must... The way I center an image is to put an appropriately sized \hspace{} before the image. In this answer, you can see ...
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How can I insert a picture/graphic on an answer or comment?

As I said in my comment you can use the button in the answer box if you are posting an answer. Here you have more info regarding the hosting site: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/new-image-...
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A bevy of questions with embedded images

This is more of a status update than an answer. Since about 26 May 2015 math.SE has joined other larger sites such as Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User and Ask Ubuntu in having an extra new ...
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Can I embed a YouTube video?

No, it is not possible to embed the video. You can only link to it. In principle, the SE platform would allow to embedded videos, but this feature is only enabled on selected sites, not including ...
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Whether to flag a question as "very low quality" or not

"Very low quality" should generally be interpreted as "of such poor quality that it is unsalvagable." For example, VLQ is for unintelligible grammar, horrible/unreadable formatting, trolling, or ...
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Would quality picture answers be on topic?

I disagree with including this particular picture. Your picture is a picture of text. Moreover, the flow of logic is linear, unlike other possible uses of diagrams of text. IMO it is enough to write ...
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