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History and development of mathematics

I'm HDE 226868, one of the mods on HSM, finally writing up something for this. I should add that I put forth a similar question on Physics. There's absolutely no need to follow the same viewpoints or ...
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History of Science and Math is now in public beta

Let me expand on this: At the moment the site is very young. This means that we need to build up a core community in running the site. MSE is one of the main "big brothers" of HSM so asking for some ...
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How to protect against the thought police?

I highly doubt that the comment was deleted just because someone disliked it (and brought it up with the SE staff). For myself, I did feel that the comment was borderline. It is relevant to the post ...
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The Terms of Service currently prevent posting hint answers.

Lie of omission or lying by omission are established notions, which also have legal meanings. The intent, I am pretty certain, is to cover this, from Wikipedia page on Lie: Lying by omission Also ...
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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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Are my SE questions too difficult?

I have answered or commented on some of the questions of the OP, which are very much in my area. I can propose a possible reason why "most questions are unsolved yet, some of them up to a month old". ...
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How can one tell if a feature request posted here has been seen by someone who can attend to it?

The standard procedure to complete a feature-request is to add a mod-only status-tag status-declined, status-completed, status-deferred. This happens, as can be seen from inspecting the relevant tags,...
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Network-wide feature request to support MathJax in tables

So it seems that tables are now enabled here. Here is a CW-answer for testing how they work with MathJax. A header Another header Limit $\lim\limits_{x\to\infty} f(x)$ Matrix $\begin{pmatrix}1&...
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Auto-detecting dead links within the Stack Exchange network

I don't know if a bot is needed, but I did write a query on the SE Data Explorer that finds links to deleted posts on other SE sites. As the screenshot shows, there were 343 such broken links on math....
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Subjects that, while still being on-topic here, you can get better response on our sister sites:

Done. See https://math.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic I also moved the caveat about Mathematica up a bit: the site is now graduated and people really are much, much better off asking Mathematica ...
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Are my SE questions too difficult?

Are my questions too difficult for SE? No. But more importantly, it's not the perceived difficulty of a question that determines whether it's a good fit for MSE or MO. Any math question that's self-...
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Transferring reputation between different SE sites

It is not possible to transfer points from one SE site to another. However, there is the "association bonus" which at least allows for a start at 101 level instead of 1, and thus gives ...
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History of Science and Math is now in public beta

On HSM, we've been attracting some high-rep users (I won't say who) from relevant SE sites, such as Mathematics and Physics. One (from Physics) has taken an active role in shaping the site, in cases ...
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Questions about 2018 community ads

Is there a specific date for starting the community ads post for next year? No specific date. It's just when the person in charge of it at SE has the time to do it. Browsing the tag community-ads ...
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Question location

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How is "change" calculated in the Stack Exchange reputation leagues?

Those numbers are the "change in rank", determined by the difference between the rank from the previous $time_frame and the rank from the ...
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Reputation increase not visible.

The inbox and the achievements in the top-bar are network-wide by design. That is, notifications of all your accounts are aggregated into one stream. If you want information specific to one site you ...
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The Terms of Service currently prevent posting hint answers.

Funny discovery. I presume that the intention, though not the wording, was to prevent postings that fall into other forbidden categories (such as "false, inaccurate" in the quotation, or illegal) ...
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Question location

I think the question is rather vague and would be improved by including an example. Right now, the answer would appear to be "Well, it depends on what $f$, $t$ and $g$ are" - which isn't a very ...
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The Terms of Service currently prevent posting hint answers.

The key word here is material. The ToS statement proscribes not incomplete answers but (knowingly) incomplete material. Just what might sensibly be construed as constituting the latter, in the context ...
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