Post No Bulls
  • Member for 8 years, 1 month
  • Last seen more than 8 years ago
Friends lists -- keeping track of users
6 votes

I was pondering the same question recently, and tried the user RSS feed, but found it too noisy/stalkish. I don't need to read every comment left by the user, especially since comments show up without ...

View answer
Searching answers by votes
Accepted answer
6 votes

Search query is:answer score:100 returns all answers scored 100 or higher. (Interestingly, there are exactly 99 of them now. What will be the 100th 100-vote answer?) Results: answers scored 100 or ...

View answer
Filtering questions by OP's reputation
6 votes

There is no chance of SE implementing this: they want low-quality content seen and dealt with by the users, not hidden. But you can have such filtering for yourself, with a little effort. I describe ...

View answer
Can no longer ask questions
6 votes

You should have received a message directing you to the page Why are questions no longer being accepted from my account?. According to it, the way to get out of question ban is to edit the posts that ...

View answer
Number of people online
5 votes

This information is not displayed, nor should it be. The mere fact that phpBB shows it is a reason enough. Too many people mistake SE sites for forums; the interface should not reinforce this ...

View answer
Is there a policy about font size?
5 votes

The query Displayed math in title returns 48 posts. Some of them may have been brought into shape after the database dump -- although it's quite fresh right now, made only about an hour ago. Some are ...

View answer
Can Data Explorer do those things?
Accepted answer
5 votes

Yes, see Recent questions with only one tag . It actually returns all questions with the given tag as the only tag, with most recent first. This is easier to do with the built-in search. Precede the ...

View answer
Why can't I insert formulas from MS Math Input Panel app?
4 votes

Update The answer below was written under the assumption that you could get MathML markup from Math Input Panel. This turned to be false. The Math Input Panel doesn't offer fallback text ...

View answer
Is vote counted if a post is deleted?
Accepted answer
4 votes

There are two different vote counts on your profile: public (on summary tab) and private (on votes tab). Votes on deleted posts: are included in the public count are counted toward the badges. It ...

View answer
Is the current version of featured questions fair?
4 votes

Bounty amount and duration there is no explanation (in my opinion) why the loss should be variable although the service (listing time) is the same. You will find an explanation if you try to set ...

View answer
Tag merging and synonyms
4 votes

Some candidates for pluralization. In the following two cases, pluralization would make tags more consistent with MO in addition to improving internal consistency of tags: limit should be limits ...

View answer
Question deleted by Community
Accepted answer
4 votes

There are four types of automatic deletion of questions: after 9 days (certain closed questions), after 30 days (downvoted unanswered questions, also migration stubs), and after 365 days (0-score ...

View answer
Didn't get an answer on Math.SE. How to ask at MathOverflow?
Accepted answer
4 votes

After the discussion in comments, nobody volunteered to write an answer. So here goes some general advice for avoiding Tumbleweed: Use at least one tag that describes a broad area of mathematics, ...

View answer
Answering your own question
4 votes

It is fine to answer your own question. This is particularly encouraged if your question was resolved in back-and-forth comments but no actual answer was posted. That you "got into trouble" after ...

View answer
Quicker way to browse through questions?
Accepted answer
3 votes

You can hide anything you don't want to see on SE pages with CSS rules. Try this bookmarklet to begin with: javascript:(function(){$('.excerpt,.tags,.started,.statscontainer,#sidebar,#header').css('...

View answer
Are there any methods so that I can search for all users who earned the particular hat?
3 votes

Searchable leaderboard is available; however the search is by user name, not by hat name. I don't think this is something we could realistically put in the data explorer. It would be a bit of a ...

View answer
What is the [gradient-flows] tag for?
3 votes

If a tag is good enough for Tao, it's good enough for MSE. Seriously: although I'm not a fan of tags named after mathematical objects (rather than areas), this one appears to be used correctly: for ...

View answer
Hate the new black top bar? Kill it with StyleBot
3 votes

In the comments, some users asked about a Firefox analog of the above. A popular Firefox extension for managing user stylesheets is Stylish. Several stylesheets for the top bar, some specifically ...

View answer
Tag synonym: polar-coordinates | spherical-coordinates
2 votes

I am not convinced. Those are separate topics in calculus. For a typical calculus student asking questions on either of these topics, "$n$-dimensional polar coordinates" could as well be in Greek. ...

View answer
Is a granted bounty and the reputation withdrawn when I delete my answer?
Accepted answer
2 votes

When an answer that received a bounty is deleted, all reputation including the bounty are revoked. (This may take 5 minutes to be visible.) The bounty is not given back to the user who awarded it. (...

View answer
Browsing unregistered users?
2 votes

In practical terms: If you remember the user's display name, Google search username unregistered site:math.stackexchange.com/users will find the user. Usage example. If you interacted with the user ...

View answer
Can I 'wear' more than one "hat" at the same time?
2 votes

As T. Bongers noted, one of the hats is actually three hats. But if you don't have that one, you can still wear multiple hats. It only takes a little Photoshopping. You can even wear the same hat ...

View answer
filter answers by tags when viewing profile
2 votes

Sorting by tags would not be very practical, because questions usually have multiple tags. If some sort of dictionary order is imposed, then you'd have to know whether the question had other tags ...

View answer
1
2