Zev Chonoles
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Is it time to expand the moderator team?
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This would be most welcome. In fact I recently wrote an email to the SE team about this possibility. I think that while our community is fairly quiet - most flags are just about people who posted an ...

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Certain comment contents break LaTeX rendering for the whole page
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The actual code was $\mathop {\lim }\limits_{x \to 0} \left(1 + x + \frac{{f\left( x \right)}}{x} \right)=\mathop {\lim }\left( \limits_{x \to 0} {e^{3x}} \right)$ The problem was that the ...

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Changing the user name
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5 votes

I've changed your user name back.

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Should we have "Why is X Important?" or "Why do we study X?" in Community Wiki FAQ?
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The first question (the one about algebra) may not be ideal for the site, but what significantly sets it apart from the second question in my mind is that it asks for at least mostly-objective answers:...

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Select rendered LaTex from Wikipedia with Chrome?
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It is probably not the right or best way of doing it, but if you right click on the image of the formula in Chrome and choose "Inspect element", the code for the page comes up with the line where the ...

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How to interact with the others?
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4 votes

No - the text of this question puts it well: ... the focused Q & A, low-discussion framework of SE means that although people are users of the system, structurally the site is not set up to ...

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Change my display name without waiting a month
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4 votes

I've changed your display name back to "Mark Dominus" (note that it may take a while for the change to take effect on your meta account). If there are any further issues the moderators are happy to ...

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Helpful but ignored flag about a question in need of CW
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Sorry, I dropped the ball on that one. I dismissed the flag and had the CW dialog open and ready, but got distracted and completely forgot about that tab in my browser until now. The question is now ...

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Can I observe question not asked by me
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Yes, you can - by clicking the little star to the left of the question, you mark it as a "favorite". More details are provided here. The notifications it provides are displayed on the "StackExchange"...

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Logging out of math.SE
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No, when they say "credentials" they just mean the browser cookie - when you go to the site, it won't know to log you in. Your user account will be perfectly intact :)

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Most Downvoted Questions
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You can sort the "questions" page by votes and go to the last page: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions?page=753&sort=votes This only works for "all time" though.

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What is question score
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The score of a question or answer is the number displayed on the upper left, that indicates the total number of upvotes it received minus the total number of downvotes it received. For example, this ...

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Can we do anything to avoid losing Bill D?
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I am offended by your accusation that any of the moderators acted out of retaliation for Bill's criticisms of the site's policies. As far as you indicate in your post, you have no idea what the ...

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Why am I not notified of comments?
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3 votes

See here and here for the official info on the @ reply system. Reason 1 is not correct; you will receive your notifications whenever you are logged in on an SE site (if you mean email notification, ...

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What is the Private Beta?
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Proposed SE sites go through a testing process before they are admitted as full members of the SE network, to ensure they'll be active and have plenty of experts participating. The site where new ...

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How do you cite a reference in a comment?
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You should use the following format: [text](link) e.g. [Google](http://www.google.com/) See here.

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How do I accept an answer?
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Here is more detailed information on how to accept an answer and what the rules & suggestions regarding it are.

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Why should we accept answers?
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26 votes

I'd say the main arguments for accepting answers are given in the FAQ posts in meta.SO on accepting an answer and accept rate, namely: rewards posters for solving your problem informs others that ...

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Why was "fundamental group intuition" deleted?
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I'm not entirely sure how this happened. An account that has posted a question cannot be deleted by the user themselves, and since Adina's answer was voted up, the user would not have been able to ...

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Take-home test policy
21 votes

Coincidentally, there was another instance of academic dishonesty earlier today, but I was unsure of how to respond to it; I asked the informer how they wanted it to be dealt with and acted ...

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Gender-neutral pronouns, they, zie, hir
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I don't understand why Phira's question has received such a negative response - this is a completely valid issue to be discussed on meta. Take, for example, this question on what our policy should be ...

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how much LaTeX is enough or too much
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That's a good question. I suppose I am spoiled by my almost always viewing the site on a PC :) There is certainly a balancing act between a clean, consistent look for the site the need for $\LaTeX$ ...

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Are uploaded images preserved in the SE system?
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8 votes

Here is the meta.SO post about stack.imgur.com. Unfortunately it is not the case that this site preserves images indefinitely (see the comments on Jeff Atwood's answer); however, they will remain ...

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Why was "Equilateral triangle and a parabola" deleted?
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This question, by the same user, has undergone the same process (professor finds it, asks OP to delete it, but is unable to because of an upvoted answer / multiple answers, mods delete it for him).

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Request to merge two math.stackexchange accounts into one
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All taken care of :) In the future, if you have trouble logging in or with accidentally creating multiple accounts, you can flag one of your posts for moderator attention; posting on meta is fine, ...

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Downvoting for no stated reason is abusive
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There is a discussion on meta.SO about this. While all the answers and comments are interesting, the answer given by Jeff Atwood, one of the two creators of the StackExchange network, says that people ...

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Deleting my answer which was accepted
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7 votes

I don't believe so - I've just deleted your answer, so now the OP should (I think) be free to choose a new answer as accepted. As Theo points out, a meta post is not necessary to request this; simply ...

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Accepting least upvoted answers - Troll?
12 votes

I would say that we shouldn't do anything - a user is indeed entitled to accept the answers they want. Whether or not one's answer is accepted is of relatively little consequence, anyway: the ...

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Questions about math grad school and such
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14 votes

I agree with your assessment. For some reason, the FAQ's list of topics that are explicitly welcomed does not include academic or educational aspects of mathematics, but nevertheless we have had good ...

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Why the sudden jump of 100 points in my reputation ranking?
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7 votes

This is by design. See this blog post where the feature is announced, and the official answer on meta.SO (in the "additionally" section). As both resources mention, only one of the two accounts you ...

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