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Uncomfortable variability of MO reputation

Some of my reputation data on MathOverflow got changed in a past couple of days back and forth twice. In particular, my reputation went up 200 points, then back to the previous state, then up by 160 ...
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How to (re)tag such that migration works?

As discussed elsewhere it is crucial that a question that should be migrated has a matching tag on the target site (otherwise the migration is rejected and the question closed on the source site). ...
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Time zone in MathOverflow public dumps?

Please forgive me if this is the wrong place to ask this question; I wasn't sure where it would be appropriate. I grabbed a public dump of MathOverflow from here. I'm interested in analyzing the ...
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Can a 10K+ help copy an answer to Math.SE?

A question was posted on Math.SE late last year, which I noted is very similar to a question posted here on MO. The author seemed to have been somewhat satisfied with the answer given on MO. But the ...
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I flagged a question with the wrong option. What should I do?

Should I leave it as it is, or leave a comment to this, or flag for moderator attention and explain my mistake? I do not want to draw attention to the specific question this is why I do not link it ...
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Which deleted question show up on the “recently deleted” tool?

The question is as in the title : what are the criteria for deleted questions to be listed in the "recently deleted" list available to high-rep users? My initial assumption was that it included ...
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Can I change the timezone of my StackExchange account?

Apparently the default time zone for StackExchange, for purposes of notifications and things like that, is UTC, which leads to a lot of confusion. Is there any way for me to adjust my timezone? I'm ...
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Latex software used by MO

What is the software used by MO to "render" Latex? Is it an outside solution or a software that has been written specifically? Interesting is that I understand that it doesn't produce images but texts ...
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When do votes to close/reopen expire?

I believe votes to close/reopen expire after some time. When?
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Registered vs. unregistered users?

What does it mean if a user is unregistered? I'm interested in the questions and answers of a particular user, let's say "SAM". I clearly see questions that SAM has asked, but when I search for "SAM"...
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Providing a way to sort one's favorites by “date added”?

It is nice to have so many ways of filtering and sorting the thousands of threads in MO. So there I go, and my list of favorites becomes longer and longer. Most often I obviously add rather recent ...
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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 I flag this question as spam?

At the moment there is the following question on the first page of the questions list: https://mathoverflow.net/questions/149697/can-anyone-tell-some-about-mobile-affiliate-programs-like-yeahmobi It ...
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Flagging Options

When I flag a question, I'm given a menu of possible reasons. Sometimes there are only three reasons (roughly "Spam", "Offensive" and "Needs Moderator Attention"). Other times there are more (e.g. "...
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Wrong message for closing questions as off-topic

I was just reviewing the queue for closing votes, and I noticed that the message displayed in the options for closing as off-topic was: off-topic because... This question does not appear to be ...
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Downloading one's questions/answers

Silly question... how can I download the questions/answers I've participated in on mathoverflow, as listed on my homepage, onto my computer? I'm leaving in the near future to where there is no ...
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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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Front-page not displaying questions

I always go to mathoverflow.net rather than mathoverflow.net/questions, because the latter only shows 50 results per page including results in tabs you've hidden (so I only see about 4 per page). ...
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Is there a way to get a list of newly deletable questions?

My understanding (correct me if I'm wrong) is that a question has to be closed for two weeks before it can be deleted. Is there a way to get a list of questions that have recently become eligible for ...
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What is the source of this strange title strike?

In this question.
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html tags in title, e.g. s̶t̶r̶i̶k̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶r̶o̶u̶g̶h̶

I thought it was a good idea to edit the title of the following question: What is the source of this E̶r̶d̶ő̶s̶ quote? I wanted to strike through (like this) the name Erdős, but apparently the html ...
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A set of basic LaTeX macros for MO?

Do you think it would be feasible / possible to put together a basic header file of "standard" LaTeX macros that we might be able to use when typing up MO questions or answers? I mean, basic objects ...
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How can I add a diagram or picture to my questions?

As it is obvious by title, I need to add a diagram to clarify my intuitions in some questions. How can I do it? Is there any limitation in format and size of the pictures?
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Unification of two accounts

I have two accounts "loup blanc" on Math Overflow. One is unregistered, dated Aug 3, 2012 (reputation 26), and the other is registered. Is it possible to unify the two accounts into the second one?
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Should the election already start now?

It seems to me the actual election already started. I find this quite surprsing as (at least) some official Q&A was planned and I assumed this (obviously?) will happen before not during the ...
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merge user35633 with DamienC

would it be possible to merge this account (user35633) with my former account from before the migration (DamienC... which I can't access anymore) ? Thanks in advance Best Damien
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How much reputation is needed to cast a vote in an election?

I noticed that MO is currently holding moderator elections, and I'm curious whether or not I will be able to vote. I've looked through the privileges list, and I do not see mentioned there a "...
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Who owns MathOverflow?

Is MathOverflow a subsidiary of Stack Exchange? Did MathOverflow lose its independence when it migrated to the Stack Exchange network?
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Who owns my MathOverflow posts?

Does Stack Exchange or MathOverflow own my posts? Can I reuse my posts elsewhere? Do I need to cite MathOverflow if I want to reuse my posts elsewhere?
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Frequent revisions leading to a community wiki

Due to frequent revisions my answer has become a community wiki, can I undo this. Also now if a bounty gets awarded to my answer will I get the points.
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How to contact moderators [duplicate]

Is there some way to contact all the MathOverflow moderators?
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How to write a good MathOverflow question?

How do I write a good MathOverflow question? Got any advice for me?
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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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Help cleanup tags!

This is meant to agglomerate tags that need (occasional or regular) cleanup. That is tags that mean multiple unrelated things and need to be separated into more specific tags. Please follow the ...
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How do I delete an accidentally created tag?

While posting this question, I meant to put the constructive-mathematics tag, but I accidentally just typed "con", thereby creating a "con" tag in MathOverflow. How can I delete it?
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Who are the MathOverflow moderators?

Where can I find the list of MathOverflow moderators? How can I contact them?
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Are downvotes zero cost?

I've just gotten a downvote on an answer in main and it did not result in a decrease in my total rep. Is this normal?
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Does anyone else experience this “browser-freeze” problem?

Both MathJax & ChatJax freeze my chrome and IE7 browsers running on Windows Vista for at least 2 minutes while it loads. The entire bowser is unresponsive, I can't even click on the start; ...
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How to post a file

Is it possible to post a pdf file of a published article to MO as background for a question? I have searched the help for this. I know we can post specific citations to published articles, but this ...
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Screwed up LaTeX when presenting edited posts for approval [duplicate]

In about one of every 4 cases when I am asked to approve an edit, the comparison page that shows the suggested edits suffers from incorrect rendering of LaTeX, which often makes both the original and ...
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Are line breaks and lists supposed to work in comments?

Are line breaks and lists supposed to work in comments? If not, how was I supposed to write the following answer to my own question? "I have found two references. Indulal, G. (2007). Studies on the ...
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Strange! I know someone who can answer but I could not let him know!

There is a recent and interesting post on MO: erdos-harary-tuttes-dimension-of-graph-progress-in-last-48-yrs that I know a friend of mine can answer. I had in mind to let him know via this feature: ...
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Is this question suitable for MO?

I recently posted this question on MO. However, it quickly got downvoted and there was a comment which read that "MO is not for homework." However, that question was not homework and I had not got ...
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What happened to my previous posts?

Recently, I logged-in to mathoverflow (after a period of inactivity) to find out that none of my previous posts shows up. Can anyone shed a light on this?
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Somebody copied my question from mathstackexchange word-for-word

While using google to search for "11th power diophantine" it gave the mathoverflow link, The diophantine eq. $x^4 +y^4 +1=z^2$ which is copied word-for-word from my mathstackexchange post, https://...
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Undelete request, Question 67384

An answer to Source and context of $\frac{22}{7} - \pi = \int_0^1 (x-x^2)^4 dx/(1+x^2)$? posted on 9 June 2011 gained 31 upvotes before being deleted by its author on 23 August 2012. Would those who ...
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Can a bounty be awarded to an answer in a comment?

Recently I have placed a bounty on this question. The question has no answer in technical terms, but it has been answered in a comment within the bounty period. Now the banner below the question says ...
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On an answer containing pre-formatted text

I just came across an answer by a new user which looks very unusual to me: https://mathoverflow.net/a/139275/21095 Specifically, there is very little mathjax in this answer. Instead the vast majority ...
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Users with multiple accounts

In the old meta we had a very useful thread where one could point to moderators multiple accounts to be merged. Since things have changed, would there be a point on having such a thread here, or what ...
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Automatically fix outstanding mathjax issue involving backticks

After the transition to the stack exchange network, I have occasionally noticed posts being edited to replace occurrences of the following code (note the backticks): ...