Trevor Gunn
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Answering a question too late
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From a purely practical point of view: how you answer an older question might be different than how you answer a new question. Is frowned upon to do so? There's nothing frowned upon. The only ...

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What are the current statistics of migrations to other sites?
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Is it possible for me to rotate symbols and operations?
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13 votes

This is possible using the HTML extension $$\require{HTML} \style{display: inline-block; transform: rotate(45deg)}{\Box}$$ $$\require{HTML}\style{display: inline-block; transform: rotate(45deg)}{\Box}...

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A possible bug regarding MathJax, previews, and the arctangent/tangent functions?
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11 votes

A linked question contained some malicious code in the title. I've removed it.

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Cancelling an Upvote (Downvote)
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Once you vote on a question or answer you have 5 minutes to undo or change your vote. You can undo an upvote by clicking on the upvote arrow again and likewise with downvotes. After 5 minutes your ...

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For limits-without-lhospital, is the intent to NOT use the definition of the derivative?
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10 votes

Observe that for these questions (among others), the accepted answer uses the definition of the derivative: Find the limit of $\lim_{x\to0}{\frac{\ln(1+e^x)-\ln2}{x}}$ without L'Hospital's ...

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Why was this question downvoted?
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Reading the question it is entirely unclear what the asker knows and does not know. For instance: do they know what $\mathbb{Z}/3\mathbb{Z}$ is? If you read the comments under your answer, it would ...

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Why does this suggested edit deviate from the original intent?
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Here's a list of reasons why I found your edit undesirable. Changing the title from a statement to a question is a matter of taste. I don't like edits based on taste because they don't make the post ...

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Why is this not off-topic on meta?
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The bold parts are what make this on-topic: I have encountered the term derivate standing in for derivative many times in posts. I usually edit the post to say derivative instead. But I am ...

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TeX Packages supported?
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There is a list of extensions here. Some are included already. They are action $$\require{action}\mathtip{\text{hover over this}}{e^x}$$ amsMath/amsSymbols (already included) \begin{align} &...

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Tag management 2017
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I think it's silly to have both positive-definite and positive-semidefinite. We don't have a strict-inequality tag. We aren't going to add negative-definite and negative-semidefinite (hopefully). I ...

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How do I contribute to the site?
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Looking at the most popular tags I can suggest: calculus * probability * algebra-precalculus combinatorics * geometry elementary-number-theory * functions trigonometry Where a * means that some of ...

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Deleting a community wiki answer to repost it as a normal post?
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Flag it for the moderators and ask them to convert it back from community wiki.

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How do I cite some specific section of wiki but not the whole page?
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3 votes

Click the link in Wikipedia's table of contents. This will change the URL in your web browser to something like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MathJax#Features. Use this link with the #. Alternatively,...

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Technicality: Post greyed out?
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It means it has a score of -3 or less.

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I edited an "on hold" question but it is still closed
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Editing the question does not reopen it. Closing and reopening a question is done by a voting process. Users with at least 3000 reputation may cast close and reopen votes. It takes 5 votes to close a ...

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Increasing the bounty for an answer I have already given a bounty
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The rule is if you offer multiple bounties on the same question, the minimum spend doubles with each subsequent bounty (50 reputation on the first bounty, 100 reputation on the second, 200 on the ...

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Tag management 2017
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We should consider adding combinatorial-optimization as a synonym for discrete-optimization. I know people use discrete optimization to mean combinatorial optimization + integer programming but there ...

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