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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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I loose a question

I remember that I had asked a question about obstructions for a $n^2$ dimensional vector bundle for which the fibers admit a structure of matrix algebra. I do not remember ...
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Meaning of the “votes to close” history?

Just now I looked at Derivatives of norm of vector-valued holomorphic functions which was showing a vote to close. However, looking at the history of "close votes" https://mathoverflow.net/review/...
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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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Using MO in China

I am on a business trip in Beijing and get the following error message when using MO: Question: can that somehow be fixed?
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Mathjax CDN is shutting down effective April 30th 2017

If you haven't seen the official announcement yet, Mathjax is shutting down their CDN effective April 30th 2017. We are currently looking for alternatives for hosting this service including self ...
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How do I withdraw a (wrong) accepted answer in favor of a right comment of that answer

My answer to a question (Asymptotic expansion of $\sum\limits_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{x^{2n+1}}{n!{\sqrt{n}} }$) was accepted. But it turned out that it was wrong. A comment to my answer later gave the ...
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Captions in figures in MO posts

When posting a figure in a question or answer, is there some way of puting a caption in the figure? When typing smt inside the brackets: [![enter image description here][1].... no caption ...
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How can I see how many people viewed a specific question?

I am interested in finding out how many peopele viewed a specific question. How can I do that? I noticed that the number of views is displayed when going through the "questions tag". However, I am ...
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Are users pingable from questions/answers?

There is this extremely handy feature - you can ping any user participating in a comment discussion with @. In my recent question A "prequestion" about meromorphic representations of ...
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“[error] I'm a teapot” when trying to add a picture

When I tried to add a picture to a new MO question, I got the error in the title. The data size is below 1 MB as a jpg image, but above 3 MB as a png. I noticed however that the image doesn't lie ...
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Displaying latex on mobile

Is there a way to compile the math formulas in the stack exchange app for iphone ? It is quite boring (and hard) to translate on the go. Sorry if my question was obvious but i didnt find anything. ...
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How do I know if I've bountied a question before?

Every so often, I go through my questions (on this site and on MSE) and find some old unanswered question that I still care about, and put a bounty on it. However, my memory is far from perfect, so I ...
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How to wear my Winter bash hat

I have noticed a link on my Mathoverflow page linking a webpage that explains an event called Winter bash. I have earned already earned some hat which I am using on different stack exchange ...
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Asking a question as anonymous

Can I ask a question as anonymous using my account or do I have to login as a guest and use a different e-mail account?
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“Apparently, this user prefers to keep an air of mystery about them”

I happened to click on a user's MO profile. Under his clearly set-out name was the legend "Apparently, this user prefers to keep an air of mystery about them". On the same page is his photograph and a ...
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How to ask a question on an accepted answer?

I had asked a question about 6 months ago and I had got an answer to the problem. Now, I have some questions on that problem. Can I leave comments for my questions there?
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Difficulties merging accounts

hopefully this is an MO.meta appropriate topic. I have tried merging two accounts (I created the alternate account one day when I forgot my password and wanted to ask a quick question on mobile) and ...
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Looking for a missing question on Gelfand-Tsetlin deneration of permuted Schubert varieties

I could have sworn that, sometime in the last month, I saw a question along the following lines: Let $v$ and $w$ be elements of the symmetric group. Let $X(v) \subset \mathrm{Flags}(n)$ be the ...
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Are there some situations when duplicates are not shown among linked questions?

I was under the impression that if Question A is closed as a duplicate of Question B then they are linked, meaning that if you view Question A then you will see Question B in the sidebar among linked ...
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Is it expected my avatar to change today, without me changing any settings?

I am pretty sure yesterday my avatar was in light colors, while today is black and white, definitely different image. Haven't done any changes in my settings and the email is the same. Is this ...
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Question disappeared?

I posted this on meta.math.SE but they couldn't locate my question so I guess I had asked here. I copied my meta question below. I asked a question like a year ago. It was pretty detailed. Recently I ...
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Delete the tag paperjs [duplicate]

How can we delete a tag, for example the tag paperjs? I tried to go the page for paperjs, but I didn't see a suitable option.
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Recently Posted Question Limited Visibility

Earlier today, I posted following question. Shortly later, I noticed that it was no longer visible when one looks at the "Newest" list for the tags fourier-analysis and harmonic-analysis, both of ...
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Numbering and cross referencing of equations in questions and answers

A basic LaTeX feature which I sometimes miss when asking and answering questions in MO (specially when the question and the particularly the answer are longer) is the possibility of numbering ...
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How to undo flagging? [duplicate]

I've erroneously flagged an answer as spam (some anonymous user tried to edit it by seemingly injecting some spam and this confused me), how do I cancel my action?
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Is it normal to have to log in twice to 'see all inbox items'?

When I am logged into my account and then click on the inbox icon, I see a list of recent messages in a drop down window. After scrolling to the bottom, I have the option to 'see all inbox items'. ...
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What does percentage mean on a community wiki answer?

What does the percentage mean when a community wiki answer is marked "2 revs, 2 users 67%"?
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May I accept the answer?

I asked a question without registration and Prof. Bryant answered it but I can not accept the answer because it is not contained in my account. I would be grateful if you guide me to accept the ...
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Edit rejected by Community

I recently had an edit rejected by, among others, Community, with the rejection message "This edit did not correct critical issues with the post - view the revision history to see what should have ...
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To what extent is MO usable with console browser, not supporting javascript and images?

To what extent is MO usable with console browser, not supporting javascript and images? Say lynx/links/links2/elinks or something else? I can live with javascript killed, but on some occasions when ...
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Socratic badge-how to get it?

In the description, one gets (gold) socratic badge if one "Ask a well-received question on 100 separate days, and maintain a positive question record ". I Don;t understand what does it mean, ...
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Can one see the latest activities in “big list” questions without reading all answers again?

There is a good question here. It is a "big list" question. sometimes it appears in active list. So I want to know what activity done there? but how? Can one see the latest activities in "big ...
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Why I see “question eligible for bounty since 1 hour ago” and not “start bounty” button

I had asked this question 2 days back, and now I see at the bottom, the link " question eligible for bounty since 1 hour ago", and if I click on it, it takes me to the bounty information page. I don'...
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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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Undo accepting the answer

When I accept someone's answer to my questio, then this user gets +15 reputation while I get +2 reputation. What will happen if I undo my decision? And what if I further acept somebody's else answer? ...
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Where has the @ gone ?

I started my comment on Marty Isaacs' answer with "@Marty Isaacs". But after saving the comment, the @... disappeared. What's the reason for this behavoir of the system ?
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Mixed reviews - can I have a decision reversed?

The image says it all really - I flagged when the question was still open so how come the question was then put on hold but my flag rejected? https://mathoverflow.net/questions/229147/bourbakis-book-...
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What are the Frequently Asked Questions on meta?

Some questions on meta are tagged faq. What does this mean? I wanted to tag a questions faq but it does not work and I wonder why and how I could get this tag on my question? Relatedly, what ...
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How to turn off the MathJax preview?

The constant compiling of MathJax while composing a post is undesirable for me. How can I stop the MathJax preview? Is there a way to turn off the MathJax preview? Where is the button to switch off ...