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Changing $dx$ to $\operatorname d\!x$

From typographical point of view, the question whether d in dx is upright or italic is not clear at all, it varies from author ...
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Low reputation users with a lot of ghost votes

Absent any evidence of wrong-doing, we must assume that users are right-doing.* As long as a user has 15 reputation on this site, they are free to upvote as they wish (provided they are voting for ...
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31 votes

User who posts ongoing contest problems

In the past we agreed on a policy to not allow questions from on-going contests. This is enforced. With zeal. Personally, I shoot first (=lock/delete), and interrogate survivors afterwards. The one ...
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Congrats and Thanks to Jonas Meyer!

Thank you. I am ambivalent on the badge idea. I am among those who already find sufficient motivation to offer bounties, and I don't know what positive or negative effects such a badge might have. ...
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Am I in danger of being banned?

You're not; your account triggered a warning for a ban that is no longer in effect (it has been superseded by rolling rate limits) - the ban itself was turned off but not the warning. There's ...
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Rude and disrespectful behaviour - user complaining about deletion

Let me briefly answer your two questions, without dealing with the story around them. When the situation is complex, avoid flagging comments. When we see a comment flag, it is easy to take it out of ...
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How to deal with users that just won't use MathJax?

Don't read their stuff. Downvote if need be.
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Low reputation users with a lot of ghost votes

For the first example, the specific user in question is a very well-known SE citizen. He (going by the image) is not known for tolerance of poor quality and non-sense, quite the contrary. And, he ...
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Is it appropriate to ask a question about a specific user?

No. It is entirely inappropriate to ask questions whose answers are speculations regarding a particular user. Users who become inactive have their own reasons for doing so, and it is purely up to ...
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Question about Normal Human

Why is the user Normal Human always annoys every body with tags ? Not everybody, mainly just those that do not use them efficiently. They have automated this, which is why they are so prolific at it ...
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What happened to NormalHuman?

End of July, to be precise, on or shortly before the 27th, I saw the about me of the user in question saying "delete me." This is part of the self-deletion process of SE for established accounts. The ...
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Congratulations, Ross Millikan!

$$\text{Congrats, Ross!}$$ Vote this answer up to prevent the Community bot from bumping this question periodically.
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Congratulations robjohn for getting into the 100k club.

Thanks, robjohn ... for moderation ... for 2500++ answers ... and 1 question
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What to do about these set theory questions

There are measures that can be taken, and are taken, to stop such things. I am not able to give details, which are not public for obvious reasons, but, e.g., (automatic) checks and restrictions are ...
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Rude and disrespectful behaviour - user complaining about deletion

This case highlighted for me a limitation of the review queue process that might be worth bringing to the attention of the redesign project. The Answer posted (and deleted from Review) was quite ...
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How to deal with users that just won't use MathJax?

I would enforce a soft policy towards newcomers, helping them to be comfortable with the use of $\LaTeX$/MathJax$^{(*)}$. But if an experienced user keeps on writing badly formatted questions/answers, ...
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About an specific user not writing properly

For a native English-speaker the comments you've chosen to highlight are mostly fine. Two of the comments might be regarded as brusque but not rude. There are two sides to this I suppose: Thesis ...
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Questions posted during an online exam

To the best of my knowledge SE will not disclose this information, and it might be illegal for them to do so in the given context. If you consider it as worthwhile you could ask SE directly using &...
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What to do about these set theory questions

Indeed, this is a problem. And when you first note it, you sometimes feel that being a single user (with a single account) it is impossible to downvote, close and delete these votes. But you are not ...
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