Questions tagged [support]

You need help with the use of one or more of the site's features.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
8 votes
1 answer
589 views

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 ...
user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
271 views

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 ...
user avatar
-4 votes
1 answer
427 views

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 ...
user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
281 views

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 ...
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
82 views

Searching for questions without a certain tag

Is it possible to search the main site for questions which do not have a certain tag?
user avatar
8 votes
0 answers
152 views

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'. ...
user avatar
11 votes
1 answer
434 views

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 (...
user avatar
14 votes
1 answer
546 views

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?
user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
115 views

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 ...
user avatar
12 votes
7 answers
565 views

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 ...
user avatar
7 votes
4 answers
148 views

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 ...
4 votes
1 answer
137 views

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
user avatar
13 votes
1 answer
169 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 9,442
10 votes
2 answers
293 views

The data explorer on MO

I don't seem to be able to use http://data.stackexchange.com/ on MathOverflow. Will this change?
user avatar
8 votes
5 answers
444 views

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-...
3 votes
1 answer
263 views

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
user avatar
  • 831
8 votes
5 answers
527 views

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 ...
user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
255 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 41.9k
6 votes
2 answers
667 views

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.
user avatar
  • 50.6k
8 votes
3 answers
503 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 41.9k
0 votes
1 answer
185 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 3,562
3 votes
1 answer
127 views

Broken links in old answers

Today I came across this question, and noticed that the link given in the first answer was broken in a funny way. The link was given as plain text, and the system automatically converted it to a ...
user avatar
9 votes
1 answer
374 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 65.3k
8 votes
1 answer
221 views

I am not being notified when my question is answered

I have opted to be notified when my question is responded to even if not a full answer but I have received not such notification??
user avatar
  • 3,776
1 vote
0 answers
332 views

How to merge old mathoverflow account?

I know that this question has been asked and answered here: How can I log in into my old mathoverflow account? I have e-mailed the stackoverflow admins twice, but nothing has happened for 48h now. ...
user avatar
  • 1,971
2 votes
1 answer
362 views

Disappearing post to meta

About 30 hours ago, I posted an item on meta that was not here 12 hours later. What's going on?
user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
151 views

Expanding the recently closed list

How do you get to a list of recently closed questions longer than what you can get by going to tools/close and expanding the recently closed list there? There is fixed number which show and no way, ...
user avatar
  • 29.7k
29 votes
108 answers
11k views

Requests for reopen and undelete votes for closed and deleted questions

Since I expect this may prove rather useful, I'm blatantly purloining Asaf's question from meta.math.se. Please post general requests for reopen votes as answers below. Beware that "short" ...
5 votes
1 answer
197 views

How to edit comments?

I see that some comments have been edited, but on comments I have made there is only a delete button, not an edit button. How do I edit a comment?
user avatar
  • 29.7k
14 votes
4 answers
2k views

Frequently Asked Questions: MathOverflow FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for MathOverflow What kind of questions can I ask here? What kind of questions should I not ask here? What about open problems? Where's the rule that says I have to wear ...
15 votes
22 answers
2k views

Help improve tagging!

Please help by writing tag wikis for your favorite tags! Use answers to this post to suggest tag synonyms. Finally, if you're a 10k+ user, note how easy it is for you to edit tags now!
30 votes
2 answers
907 views

On the current color scheme, and why it sucks

Being color blinded is not very easy. You end up wearing black shirts and blue jeans, because it's easier. When you look at a computer monitor sometimes the red and green mix together, all sort of ...
user avatar
  • 35.4k
23 votes
1 answer
650 views

Why are MO accounts not listed among other SE accounts?

When I go look at my accounts in SE network, mathoverflow is not listed there. (You can get to the list of accounts, for example, from your profile page. Other SE accounts are listed on profile page.) ...
user avatar
6 votes
4 answers
1k views

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 ...
1 vote
0 answers
149 views

Old account login issue [duplicate]

Here is a link to my old account, to which I used to log on using google: https://mathoverflow.net/users/18263/vidit-nanda When I try to log in with the same google account, I get "user35394" ...
user avatar
  • 14.7k
2 votes
1 answer
109 views

Questions and Answers missing

List of my questions and my answers have disappeared in the new updated version today, though the data about how long I have been member, my location etc are intact. The reputation points have come ...
user avatar
19 votes
2 answers
2k views

How can I log in into my old mathoverflow account?

I had a separate log in account for mathoverflow. Now, I'm unable to log in into that. I see only options of logging in using google, facebook, stack exchange etc but no option of logging using ...
30 votes
2 answers
1k views

Has there been a recalculation of reputation?

At the risk of being too venal: yesterday I had over 8500 and now I am under 7900. Anyone else experienced changes with similar orders of magnitude?
user avatar
  • 23.9k
17 votes
1 answer
703 views

Where's the old meta?

Where's the old meta.mathoverflow.net?
user avatar

1
4 5 6 7
8