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MathJax Style: It is acceptable to include a period at the end of a block formula?

It is generally encouraged to include punctuation in this case. See this question on the English language stackexchange, which contains a reference to wikipedia, stating explicitly that displayed ...
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Do we want community polls?

To me this is a rather light-hearted idea that might be useful in some ways and might be a distraction in other ways. I think we should just give this a try and see how it works out. If it becomes too ...
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Where to report MathJax bugs?

For those capable, perhaps the best place to post MathJax bugs is on the github issue tracker for MathJax. (Here is a link to the Mathjax github page, and a link to their issue tracker). But for ...
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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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Meta Stack Exchange in relationship with the site Meta of Mathematics Stack Exchange

The site Meta Stack Exchange is a site in its own right. You can ask questions about the Stack Exchange Network there, and questions that concern all or at least several sites in the Stack Exchange ...
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What happened to the [support] tag on meta?

So... Yesterday, Jon Arndt found an obscure bug over on Super User: Normally, when looking at tag information, at the bottom of the screen, there is a button labeled "Edit Tag Info". However, ...
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Why are there required tags in meta?

The 'obvious' answer is the idea to structure the various meta sites in a standardized way. What is likely not obvious is that this is actually used beyond what what can be done with usual tags. ...
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The tags (bookmarks) and (saves) on meta - synonyms or not?

Do not make bookmarks a synonym of saves The "saves" feature is quite different from the "bookmarks" feature. Notably, we can save answers, we can organize our saves into custom ...
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Are `math.meta.stackexchange.com` and `meta.math.stackexchange.com` the same website?

The network Meta post Network-wide HTTPS: It's time states: Update 2017-03-16 We've redirected all child meta traffic from meta.*.stackexchange.com to ...
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What's the difference between "moderators" and "moderation"?

There is an emphasis in the Stack Exchange philosophy on Community moderation, and in my thought having distinct tags for "moderators" and "moderation" reflects this philosophy. As noted in the tag ...
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Why does meta have two additional moderators?

There are some oddities when accounts are merged and/or privileges removed for SE staff. Especially for metas it can take quite some time for this to get ironed out. In more detail: One of the two ...
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Why can we vote to close as "primarily opinion based" on meta?

The literal answer to the title question is in all likelihood because nobody bothered to adapt the close-dialogue for the meta site. That said, also for a meta questions there is a scale of "opinion ...
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A Meta Thread for Requests for Upvoting Posts Treated Unfairly

Targeted voting (whether it be upvoting or downvoting) is categorically not allowed in the site, so I am afraid your suggestion is not appropriate. Posts should only be voted by following the (albeit ...
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Why has the meta user option been removed from my profile?

As @ArcticChar notes in the comments, it's under the profile button/dropdown: This is a recent change: We’ve shipped some changes to the user profile navigation and this feature isn't even properly ...
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Some questions look greyed on Meta

Most likely you have ignored one of the tags on those questions. This can easily happen by accident (here is a recent case on our sister site Super User). If you didn't intend to do this, there's a ...
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Why has the meta user option been removed from my profile?

I have never accessed Meta through my profile. Here is another way: click on the rightmost icon on the top bar of the site, where you have all your other communities, and Meta.
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Do we want community polls?

Personally, I'm not at all interested in having a Community Polls thread on our meta. I feel that any "results" taken from them are not really going to be representative of the site. I note that meta ...
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Do we want a new custom meta-close reason "Is intended for the main site"?

Proposal for the custom reason (comments welcome): This question appears to be about mathematics. However, you posted it on the meta site attached to the site Mathematics. The meta site is intended ...
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Warning when creating a new tag on meta

Not seeing any objections, so I enabled the new tag creation warning here on meta as well.
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Why don't we get reputation points on Meta?

What is reputation? Reputation is a rough measurement of how much the community trusts you; it is earned by convincing your peers that you know what you’re talking about. Knowing much about ...
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Did the user activity page change format?

It did change since yesterday, with the intention of introducing a layout that would be better on small devices. What wasn't clear to the people who saw the announcement ahead of time was that the ...
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MathJax tutorial for linear programming missing in search results

Why is the tutorial hidden from the search result? How can this community wiki (CW) post be improved so that it's searcheable with "linear programming"? The post did not contain the key-word. It ...
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What do upvotes and downvotes mean on Meta?

I am adding this answer because the question came up again recently and, while much of what I wrote is a little redundant, there is an aspect of the culture of MSE which I think is worth discussing. ...
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The [mobile-web] tag info is outdated

I have updated the mobile-web usage guidance and tag wiki. The use of this tag for new questions is now discouraged in favor of design.
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When should I ask questions on here (meta math SE) and when should I ask on über meta?

This is basically correct but a slight overstatement. It is true that this site is for questions specific to math.se (and those would, in general, not be on-topic for meta.se), yet I would not say ...
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Editing a question after receiving one or more answers

It depends a bit on how much the edit changes the question. Ideally, edits to a question should not invalidate existing answers; if an edit would be that rigorous, it would be better to ask another ...
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Red Colored Tags Showing Up for Certain Tags and Questions is Confusing me. What do They Mean and Why are They Here?

A list of all of the tags can be found by clicking on the "Tags" link in the left-hand sidebar. This link will take you to a directory of the tags used on the specific site or meta site ...
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Should “specific-user” tag not be removed from Meta?

I don't think the tag should be removed. It is useful for questions asking about the actions of a specific user, and how the community (and not "specific users") should or can respond. Such ...
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