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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): ...
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How did I lose all my reputation points?

At the beginning of the summer I had around 1,172 reputation points. I didn't log on for a few months. Then, I saw that the site looked a little different and I looked at my profile and saw that I ...
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How do I use the comment notification system?

I would like to take better advantage of comment notifications. Where can I find a complete account of how they work? For example, it appears that writing @FullUserName in a comment will lead to a ...
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Request for Undelete

I hope that I am following the instructions listed at How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion?. I would like ...
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Why aren't the Precognitive and Beta badges retired?

The Analytical badge is retired, presumably because it is no longer possible to obtain it. If this is not the case, please let me know. If it is the case, shouldn't the Precognitive and Beta badges be ...
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Searching for questions without a certain tag

Is it possible to search the main site for questions which do not have a certain tag?
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Appropriate procedure for removing little used tags which are too specific

What is the correct procedure for removing tags which only have a single question, and would be better off with a less specific tag? My example is a question which was tagged 'relative-entropy'. ...
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Printer-friendly versions?

When I print an MO thread (using Chrome, at least), the font size is extremely small (8pt? nested indices are very hard to read, at least). Since I don't think this is easily fixable on the user side (...
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Tumbleweed Badge: Proper Response

Being a European, I doubtless do not fully understand the associations of the Tumbleweed badge that I have just received. Is there a MO consensus about the appropriate reaction?
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How to ask questions during connectivity issues?

After a few hours of not being able to reach meta.mathoverflow.net, (possibly due to DNS?), I resorted to asking a question about it on the main site. Later I posted something to a chat room, and ...
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Help fix the documentation!

Moderators have started incorporating the old faq material in the new help system. It wasn't a perfect fit, a lot of stuff is no longer relevant, redundant, missing or broken. You can help by going ...
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How should I use the meta-tags [feature-request], [bug], [support], and [discussion]?

On meta, each post must be classified into one of four classes. Which should I use? Note that in addition to these four classes there are numerous other tags on meta that can and should be used in ...
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How do I combine my two accounts?

I made a mistake and now I have two mathoverflow accounts. I have an account on stackExchange and another account on Yahoo. How do I combine these two accounts? Is there any way? Thanks
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Explanation of site scope in help center

Where in the new help center can I find an explanation that the scope of this site is limited to research-level math questions? There is a close reason (part of "off topic") that mentions the help ...
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The data explorer on MO

I don't seem to be able to use http://data.stackexchange.com/ on MathOverflow. Will this change?
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What are Tips and Tricks to use MO more effectively?

The purpose of this question is to collect a list of Tips and Tricks for using MO in a more efficient or otherwise better way. If you know some trick or have a tip you want to share with your MO-...
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Moving off from MO

How is the account in MO closed ? What I mean is if I want to permanently close my login ( and let others know) what do I do
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latex.mathoverflow.net/png images broken

Prior to MathJax and jsmath, MathOverflow used http://latex.mathoverflow.net/png to generate images of mathematical equations to insert in posts (e.g. this one). That didn't last very long but all of ...
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where is the Tips and Tricks list from MO 1.0?

I asked a question at why the extra step in registering? whose solution by Shog9 I think would be worth placing in the Tips and Tricks list. But I don't see the Tips and Tricks anymore in the right ...
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Loss of reputation because a “user was removed”

I just noticed that I lost 10 points of rep because "user was removed". I don't get it.
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why the extra step in registering?

On other stackexchange sites, when an unregistered user logs in we can enter a name and password into an Open ID page, and once that is accepted we are taken to the front page for that stackexchange ...
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How do I login to my old MathOverflow account?

I realise that this question has been asked in various forms already, but I still have a problem. I have an old MathOverflow account https://mathoverflow.net/users/6827/konstantin-ardakov and a ...

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