Tobias Kienzler
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MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference
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Tags & References For longer calculations (or referring to other post's results) it is convenient to use the tagging/labelling/referencing system. To tag an equation use \tag{yourtag}, and if you ...

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Is downvoting all solutions to a question that turns out to be a duplicate an acceptable use of downvotes?
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When I noticed for the first time that a non-negligible amount of rep can be obtained from answering dupes while there is no "reward" for dupe-closing, I also considered downvoting dupe-answerers who "...

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Friends lists -- keeping track of users
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Scroll to the bottom of the user profile and check the link user feed to obtain an RSS feed.

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Do hints belong in answers or comments?
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12 votes

Leave it as answer so the question is no longer "unanswered" (assuming someone upvotes it). If you are pretty certain that the hint may not be enough but are not willing to expand the answer yourself ...

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The feature of accepting answers necessary?
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Though I cannot give you an ad-lib example from math.SE, I have also encountered questions (across the entire SE network) where the top-voted answers were rather amusing/interesting/well-generalized ...

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Should we charge to answer obvious homework with no effort?
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This basically sounds like mother meta's Pay money to SO for quick support proposal, and the accepted answer nails it: I think it's a bad idea. If things like getting your answer up start costing ...

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Support for automatic equation numbering and labeling of equations
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I'd also like to see this implemented, though it should only be activated on posts that will have been edited since in order to avoid suddenly having labels on everything put in unstarred environments ...

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Please Delete This Account
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You could also have flagged a post by this user or your real one as it needs ♦ moderator attention -> other and asked a moderator to delete your account. However, it is often better to merge ...

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Repost of problems from a live Polish Olympiad
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One alternative for this and similar cases would be the respective organizers directly posting the question here (including a note on the respective event) and have it immediately locked by a mod. ...

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Topics declared as duplicates in which order?
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As stated here (oldest precedent on mother meta.SE I could find), there is no rule against closing the "worse" duplicate instead of the "newer" one. However, questions should not be closed as ...

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What to do with a newer post and a related, older, less thorough post?
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Since dupe-loops are prevented by the system, it is perfectly in order to mark both questions as duplicates of the other and see how the community decides... However, ideally the better one should ...

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Reforming closure's reputation: ideas to make closure more useful, less scary and more likely to be undone
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Note that anyone with >3k rep can check the review queues for questions with pending close votes and questions that are potentially worth reopening, either by being voted for reopen or by a simple ...

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Title formatting of LaTeX in StackExchange hot questions list
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Maybe the hot-question list could pre-render the title's LaTeX server-side instead. That way formulas in titles would show up correctly without requiring any MathJax client-side. My current ...

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Should I be hesitant to answer questions?
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You shouldn't worry too much about the reputation impact of downvotes - it may be annyoing if you're close to a new privilege, but that's just a matter of time. In fact, a justified downvote indicates ...

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I wrongly flagged a question. What to do?
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Leave a comment below the question clarifying your mistake. Should the respective moderator still happen to dupe-close the question, you should be able to flag the question again, or flag the wrong-...

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Same person has asked the same question 6 (!) times - what can be done?
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The individual who "answered" the question posed a similarly contest-y one, and commented themselves: The task was originated in one of Ukrainian school team math competitions (this task is one of ...

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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 10/2012 - 12/2014)
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[UNDELETED] How to switch to a Laurent series' next convergence ring? I don't even know for sure how/why it was deleted, though I assume it's an automatism. Not having found any specific information,...

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Hints: how to give them?
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One neat thing you can do is use >! spoilers: That way you can basically first write a "real" answer and then hide away the parts that you think are the ones the OP should first try to deduce by ...

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Feedback on MathJax TeX rendering
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There's a bug when editing comments with formulae in it (note it is not really [status-completed])

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Policy on using real names?
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One good argument for using a real name, to quote Jon Skeet's answer: One way of thinking about it is that if you're not comfortable enough with a post (question or answer) to want your name next ...

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Closing questions as off topic if they have an answer on mathoverflow?
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Since MO is part of the SE2.0 network now, a mod could migrate the question to MO and a MO mod could then dupe-close (or merge, if adequate) it there.

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Poll for MathJax macros that should be automatically loaded
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Automatic equation numbering via autoNumber: "AMS". Note this only applies to unstarred environments such as \begin{align} and as suggested elsewhere all currently existing unstarred environments ...

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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 10/2012 - 12/2014)
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[DELETED] How meaningful is $\infty=-\frac12$? was closed as a duplicate of $1+1+1+\cdots=−\frac12$. However, the latter merely asks for a prove of said identity, while the former is merely related ...

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What domain name to use?
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assumeMath.com available

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What domain name to use?
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piForTheWin.com available

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