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If you're just really interested in how the underlying Stack Exchange software works, consider visiting meta.stackoverflow or meta.stackexchange.
This may change in ahem six to eight weeks, but for now MSE merely redirects to MSO, so listing the two separately seems wrong.
How do I get/use an OpenID?
If you already have a Google or Yahoo account, then you already have an OpenID. Just click the login link at the top of the page and click the Google (resp. Yahoo) button. You'll be asked for your Google (resp. Yahoo) username and password (this information is never sent to MathOverflow) then you'll be returned to MathOverflow.
If you don't have a Google or Yahoo account (or don't want to use it), you can sign up for an OpenID with myOpenID. After you sign up, you can enter your OpenID at the login screen (your OpenID will look something like http://username.myopenid.com)
Three problems with this:
- I've never before seen this use of resp., and am not sure what it means. Respective?
- This is out-of-date, as it doesn't mention that you can now sign in with Stack Exchange directly, not using a third-party login.
- This information is duplicated on the Create Account page.
10Make community wiki posts 15Vote up 15Flag offensive (What are spam/offensive flags?) 15Post more than one link 15Post images 50Leave comments 100Vote down (costs 1 rep) 100Edit community wiki posts 100Post more than one question per 20 minutes 100Post more than one answer per 2 minutes 100Add a bounty to one of your questions 200Reduced advertising (by a factor of 2) 250Vote to close or reopen your questions 250Create new tags 500Retag questions 2000Edit other people's posts 3000Vote to close or reopen any questions 10000Delete closed questions 10000Access to moderation tools
This formatting is completely broken. Also, I'm pretty sure this information is duplicated elsewhere.
When you make a post, you have the option of making it "community wiki" by checking a box at the bottom right of the input field.
Do you? I thought that existed only for answers these days.
Slice off a bit of your own hard-earned reputation -- anywhere from 50 to 500 -- and attach it to the question as a bounty.
Other places in the help centre use dashes. Here, you use double hyphens instead.
What's that comma doing there? Get rid of it. Also, the MathJax example following looks a bit broken to my eyes, but I could be wrong.
Just be really awesome at asking and answering math questions. Supposing you've done that, you can have a look at the Tips and Tricks page.
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MathOverflow runs on Stack Exchange, the hosted service that provides the same software as the popular programming Q&A site Stack Overflow.
Is the term hosted service still accurate?
If a large percentage of your posts include a mention of your product or website, you're probably here for the wrong reasons. Our advertising rates are quite reasonable; contact our ad sales team for details. We also offer free community promotion ads for open source projects and non-profit organizations.
I thought MO had special agreements about advertising, which might mean this boilerplate text should be modified.