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Derivative of reputation score over time is identically zero

I've got a smattering of upvotes on my small number of answers but my reputation has never budged. Can someone explain why this is so?
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How does one type mathematical formulas on this site?

I can see that the posts on this site contain nicely displayed mathematical formulas. How can I get such formulas in my posts? What syntax is used to typeset them? Note: This is an attempt to make at ...
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A message from stack exchange concerning support for OpenID

I received the following message but I am not sure that it is a real message or is spam. Is it it really a message from SE sent to all participants? "Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange are ...
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What's the difference between two off-topic flags?

I'm sure that this is somewhere on MMO, but my searching hasn't turned it up. When I flag a question as off-topic, two of the options that I am given are "This question does not appear to be about ...
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Why does this figure do not appear?

I add a Picture "GaussBonnet with Jpeg format to the following question but it does not work. (Some possible obstructions to ) Limit cycles as closed geodesics(3) Can one help me to resolve ...
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A markdown question: are custom list number formats possible?

For list numbering, 1., 2., ... are used. Could I change this somehow, to use, say, (1), (2), ... or i), ii), ...?
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Is there a way to check all questions/answers posted from a deleted account

Suppose I know an account number, say user313948. Is there any way to check all questions/answers posted by that user?
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Recovering just for me my deleted question (or answer)

I am sorry to ask. There was an MO Q. by me (which addressed in an elementary way the infinity axiom, actually by just providing another formulation of algebraic flavor). I have carelessly deleted my ...
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How to “accept” answer

How to "accept" answers - when you vote for an answer, there is a push-out very quick that I cannot read properly mentioning a way to "accept" the answer. Thank you in advance
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Synonym by a moderator which needs approval?

When I look at list of tag synonyms I see there a pending synonym rsk-correspondence $\to$ robinson-schensted-knuth and François G. Dorais♦ is listed as the creator. You can also see that this synonym ...
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Effects of the Stack Exchange 'update to Terms of Service' on MathOverflow

Do the recent changes to Stack Exchange Terms of Service affect MathOverflow in any way -- and if yes, what are the concrete effects?
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Cancel command in MO post

Why the \cancel command does not work in the last part of the following post: A cohomology associated to a Riemannian manifold I would like to strike through the last part of the ...
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How to cut and paste

It has happened a few times that I have wanted to move someone else's answer from the comments to an answer, when the poster implicitly does not wish to do so (by not responding after a days-old ...
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Requests to remove community wiki

In the old days of MathOverflow, community wiki status was irreversible. This is no longer the case! There are many old questions and answers that became community wiki by accident or other reasons. ...
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Can someone please help me login to my account

I'm so sorry, but I got logged out of my account: https://mathoverflow.net/users/10290/erin-carmody I tried to log back in but have changed my email several times... It might be an impossible task. ...
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How to contact a MathOverflow user?

Occasionally it might happen that I want to contact some user, although the thing I want to say is not directly relevant to one of their posts - which makes me think that this would be not really ...
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Is it possible to know the list of removed users?

Today morning I learned that I have +4 reputation with notification "User was removed". I calculated that probably this removed user posted me two downvotes. Simultaneously my (not very pleasant) ...
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The meaning of “The number of Followers of a tag”

My apology if my question is elementary: One can find the number of followers of a given tag. What is the meaning of this number? Is it the number of participant who are (reading ?)or ...
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Chatroom links disappeared

I like to hang out in the homotopy theory chatroom. I used to navigate to this and other chatrooms using a link on the main site. This seems to have disappeared. Is there a reason for this change? I ...
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“Singular Perturbation” is not among tags

Can I ask MO to define a new tag "Singular perturbation". I did not find this tag among the tag list. Thank you
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What I can do if my questions limit had been reached in MO from long time?

Really, I'm interested in posting new questions in MathOverflow such that I have some unanswered questions in S.E which I want to post them in MO, but my questions limit had been reached for some ...
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What is a 'question record', in particular a positive one?

The description of the `curious' badge reads: "Ask a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record". What does the last part mean?
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Can I be blocked for posting a lot of questions even if I delete them?

My question: Does the StackExchange system still count questions that I've deleted toward my potential of being blocked?
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Formatting Sandbox

The purpose of this thread is to enable people to check if their formatting works and to play around with their MathJax code. Quoting from Bill Dubuque's Formatting Sandbox on meta.math.SE: To use ...
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Did few of my questions disappear without notification or trace?

I strongly suspect one or two of my questions disappeared without notification or trace on my user page in the last month. Is this true? Is there efficient algorithm to find links to the missing ...
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My question looks like spam

I'm trying not to be offended, I know how spam filters work and sometimes someone gets wrongly accused and it just happens to be me. I'm just a little frustrated because I carefully craft this ...
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What does “serial upvoting reversed” mean?

In my reputation history I see that I lost 75 points of reputation because of "serial upvoting reversed." What does that mean? It seems that this question was asked in passing in this discussion and ...
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How to know if an old post is deleted, when I cannot find it

I'm looking for a post that I'm 100% sure was still here on this site about a year ago. It probably has tags "big-list" and "soft-question", and at least several of the responses received more than ...
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How can I donate to MathOverflow — if I should?

I understood from this meta question that MathOverflow is a nonprofit nonstock corporation dedicated to keeping this site running and that the nonprofit status allows receiving donations. What is the ...
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How to get to meta?

There's a new toolbar for all the SE sites. (That big black thing up there!) Mostly I think it's pretty awesome. But how do I get to meta now?
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Should my question be migrated?

I asked a question about the time-complexity of a problem on MathOverflow. Is it a good idea to migrate this to Theoretical Computer Science, since I almost had no response at all here?
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There is no an answer button for certain Wiki question

Edit: My problem has been solved about 12 hours after that I wrote this meta post. I wish to answer this question but it seems that it is impossible to answer it. It is written that "To ...
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Failed to upload image; imgur is rejecting the request | Close

Why would imgur reject an image upload request? Temporary problem, or a problem with the particular image? I've tried several images, all small (<100KB). The error message is not very informative......
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Is it possible to list all mathoverflow users from a given country?

Is it possible to produce the list all mathoverflow users from a given country?
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Is it possible to change the author of a problem on mathoverflow?

By a mistake I have written the problem Is "weakly good" series in a finite-dimensional Banach space "good"? from my account instead of writing it from the account of Lviv Scottish ...
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Can I somewhere see my own deleted questions?

Don't worry, I won't try to sneakily repost them or otherwise bother anyone else besides me with them. I just felt like it would be nice to see what sort of questions I was thinking about a couple of ...
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Pink questions in the list

In the question list we see that there are some questions which are pink. What is the reason of this situation?
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Is it possible to keep deleted questions in my account?

I asked a question some time ago that was down voted and subsequently deleted. Regardless of the rights and wrongs of that, I'd like to have a link to the question in my account because it contained ...
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Vanishing questions

For the last few days I've seen questions in the front page that appear much fainter than the rest. I had seen such things in other sites with questions or answers that were heavily downvoted, but ...
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the number of on line users at a given moment

Is there a way to realize that, at a given moment, how many users are (MO) on line? Thank you
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“Have you considered to accept or start a bounty”

There are some questions of mine with answers which I did not accept them,yet. Some of them (but not all of them) has an statement on the above of its title in the question list,...
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comment to two participants, Simultaneously

How can one send comment to two participants X and Y simultaneously? Does the following works @X (and @Y). I learned this from some messages by moderatores in meta. but I am not sure ...
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Can one un-(vote to close) a question without voting to reopen?

Scenario (and it actually happened): I was first to vote to close a question as too broad; OP modified the question in such way that my objection did not apply anymore; this modification resulted in ...
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Reverse an accidental downvote

I just noticed (by looking at my reputation) that I accidentally downvoted the following answer: Oscillation of the summatory Möbius function This was (probably) because I was reading the ...
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Is it possible to search for posts/questions of an user $X$ commented on/answered by the user $Y$?

Basically the question is in the title. Maybe it sounds not entirely healthy but, say, I want to find all instances when the user $Y$ has replied to the user $X$, is there a way to do it? Maybe more ...
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Citation helper and mobile devices

A few days ago I tried to use the citation helper from my mobile phone (Nexus 6p with Firefox and the full site interface), and everything worked just fine. But now I tried to load it, and it kept ...
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Sort unanswered questions by tag

Please excuse my mo.meta ignorance. Is it possible to view the list of percentage of unanswered questions, sorted by tag? (This is somewhat ill-posed because many questions have multiple tags, but ...
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What's the purpose of the favorite button?

I'm trying to understand how the favorite button is meant to be used. I frequently see poorly written questions marked as "favorite". It seems the OP can make this designation. I was unable to find ...
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MO account continuity

My email account was virtually destroyed by a computer virus, on my Mac. Thus, I stay away from this whole thing by not even using my regular Mac unix account. Instead, I use a Mac guest account (a ...
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Searching for comments

Is there a method to search past comments only. I'm interested in a comment I read years ago that was not specific to the question or answers, so it wouldn't be in the normal search. Keywords: ...