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In a way literally nothing happens. You click "Add Comment" and the situation stays unchanged. The "too long by" flickers briefly, but that's it. As explained in a comment by amWhy there is a check on submission. I dimly recall that in the very early days this was handled much less gracefully, and the text in the comment box got cleared ...


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A question can have more than one duplicate target. You can find some examples in this SEDE query. As far as I remember: This happens if various users choose various duplicate targets when voting to close. And also if the list of duplicates is subsequently edited - this can be done by moderators or by user with a gold badge in the specific tag. So to ...


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While there are certainly different philosophies about what is the most aesthetic typesetting layout, MathJax attempts to reproduce as closely as it can the results that you would get from actual $\rm\LaTeX$. It is certainly imperfect in that, but the measure of what is "correct" for MathJax output (on $\rm\LaTeX$ input) is actual $\rm\LaTeX$ ...


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One can find one's own recently (last $60$ days) deleted posts via a link recently deleted questions/answers at the bottom of the "Questions" or "Answers" tab of one's profile. (This link is only visible to the profile owner and moderators, it's nobody else's business. The link above uses the Id of the Community ♦ bot, it won't work. ...


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This statistic appears to be programmed to display the highest rank available between weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly and all-time (with a bias towards the longer-term in case of ties). You can check by clicking on the profiles of the leaders on the reputation leagues.


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It could be one or two things: caching - reputation leagues are updated once a day, the /users page more often. The 'reputation change' column in the reputation league includes reputation from so-called private reputation events: see Why is my total reputation less than my monthly reputation? on Meta Stack Exchange. For example, reputation gained on answers ...


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You mean like this? The up arrow is black, the down arrow is gray? Hover over the arrow, and it'll show (a bit cryptically) that you already have voted on the post:


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There is $\root{\displaystyle{3}}\of{\frac{a}{b}}$ that will make the $3$ larger: $$\root{\displaystyle{3}}\of{\frac{a}{b}}.$$ Don't know if this substantially better. If your custom is to use the \sqrt[#1]{#2} construction instead of my preferred (straight from the $\TeX$book) \root{#1}\of{#2} that probably works too. Undoubtedly other finetuning is also ...


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