41 votes

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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Let's require registration to ask a question

I think this comes back to the fundamental question of how people here envision the purpose of this site, and if the history of such debates is any indication, addressing the issue will lead to ...
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How to post follow up questions?

Post a new question, linking back to the original with a brief explanation of how they are connected. Editing the old question is bad form, as it would require the existing answers to be re-written (...
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How to proceed when a bad question floods the site?

The question is not spam in the literal sense of the word. And since the system is automatically trained by spam flags, you shouldn't use spam flags. You should downvote and vote to close. And you ...
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How to bump someone else's old, unanswered question that's exactly the question I want to ask?

This is exactly where bounties are for. You have just enough reputation (75 or more) to post one. The Help Center article begins to talk about your own question, but posting a bounty on somebody else'...
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Master thesis: asking people to check the math

The question you propose is probably not a good fit for MSE. Questions on MSE should be narrowly focused and of broad interest to the community of mathematics students and mathematicians who comprise ...
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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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Related questions on sidebar missing

Well this was fun; basically, our background processing for these... stopped background processing. It looks like it is related to some async changes that were ...
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Why has my flagging option "very low quality" disappeared?

It has not been removed, but if a question is already in the Close Vote review queue, you can't flag it as Very Low Quality anymore. The 'negative' review result for questions in the Low Quality Posts ...
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How do I get to know if my question has been commented or answered?

Check your inbox: Like this: The number of unread messages will show up in red: (thanks to Daniel Fischer for providing the last image!)
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6 votes
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Delete own question or answer via mobile app

This is an issue that concerns the entire network. The relevant feature request exists since a long time on the main meta Allow us to vote to delete from the Android app It is alright to have it ...
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Ability to have a search feature to find search through personal question history

You can use the advanced search functionality: searching for e.g. user:me is:q derivative will give all posts by you, which are questions, and contain the word '...
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Did the profile tags change size?

You are right, this is part of some recent network-wide changes to the profile: Now live: A fully responsive profile. Some of the reasons for the changes are in other posts on Meta Stack Exchange, e.g....
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How do you search for duplicates?

In case someone stumble upon this question these days, there is a great tool for finding duplicates since 2016 : Approach0. It's quite remarkable, it can for example find same expression with ...
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what makes inactive questions active

In this case, there was an answer posted earlier today, and shortly after deleted by the author. For users below 10k reputation, such activities are invisible, but users with at least 10k can see it. ...
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Problem : You have reached your question limit

This happens when several of your questions are not well-received by the community. Some things to consider for your next questions: Don't ask a question and answer it later that day. Self-answering ...
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Let's require registration to ask a question

I am fairly new to Mathematics Stack Exchange. I know very little about moderating, and I know very little about the details that go into managing a site like this one. As a response to @AAA I write ...
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Consider giving better titles to the questions you answered... especially right after you answer them

I have two specific suggestions. First, I want to remind everyone to put the relevant formulae right in the title wherever possible! If your question is about calculating the limit of some function, ...
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How do I get to know if my question has been commented or answered?

Another way for this problem is to install the software of stackexchange for your device (phone or tablet with android operating system or IOS) and active notifications for this software to send you ...
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