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Downvoting systematically a user

I have got 8 downvotes in the last 2 days, on various questions and answers. Clearly someone is mad at me... Is there any way to stop that? Thanks!
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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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`\intertext` in MathJax

MathJax, at least as used on MO, recognises many multi-line environments, like {multline}, {align}, and ...
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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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Bounty from Community

This question has an outstanding bounty from the Community user. How does that happen?
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Curious, Inquisitive, Socratic badges

I've suddenly earned several Curious, Inquisitive, and Socratic badges. I'm curious: Are these newly created badges?
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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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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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JavaScript loading problem

In my hotel in Shanghai, I get the error message MathOverflow requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or failed to load. Is there a work around for this? Posts load very ...
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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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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, ...
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Unfortunate title length limitation when performing dead link maintenance

This question about disc projections has a link to an animation of a Reuleaux triangle spinning inside a square. "That sounds cool, I want to see what that looks like!", I thought. ...
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Apparent session of mass-close-voting: how to confirm or refute?

I have a feeling this question may be a duplicate of an existing one, in which case I am happy for this one to be closed. It seems we've had a bit of a drive-by of close-voting, but in the review ...
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The Secret Cookie Recipe

Let {Site1,Site2}={MathOverflow,xxx.Stackexchange} (in either order, with xxx representing "superuser" or "chess" or any of dozens of others). I want to be logged into Site1 as Name1 and ...
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Is it OK to direct attention of a particular user to a particular question of mine?

About a year ago I asked a question which did produce very little feedback; today I've noticed that a specialist in the field recently joined MO. I think it would make sense to somehow ask this user ...
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How to obtain the bibtex item for a question with a program?

Background The FindStat project encourages contributors to provide references for combinatorial statistics. I am currently redesigning the way such references are processed. In future, a contributor ...
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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 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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Misspelling of Cauchy-Schwarz

As a comment of Dennis Serre, the correct spelling of Cauchy-Schwarz is Cauchy-Schwarz (not Cauchy-Schwartz): The spelling is Cauchy-Schwarz, from Hermann Schwarz. If you are interested in Fourier ...
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There is no an answer button for certain Wiki question [duplicate]

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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Can Mathjax preview be switched off?

I recently typed an answer with a few formulas in it. While I was typing, my browser constantly reloaded the preview part below the typing window. Because MathJax apparently does three passes over the ...
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Is the "Related" column available before posting a question?

When asking questions, I noticed that initially the list of related questions (down on the right) is not populated, and only appears after the question is already posted. Is it really so or I am just ...
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Can I migrate this question to Mathoverflow?

I asked the question "Which sets occur as boundaries of other sets in topological spaces?" on MathStackExchange on June 23, thinking that the answer is probably known, but there are no answers yet. ...
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How do I link to a MO answer?

Sometimes you see in answers or questions a link to an earlier answer to a different question. The url often is a mysterious sequence of digits and letters. How is it obtained? Linking to a question ...
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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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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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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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Why can't I post my question on MO anymore

It seems that my account in MO has been blocked. My post is no more accepted, saying that we are no more accepting post from this account. How can I get my account unblocked?
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Where is the Community Wiki?

Apparently there is something called "community wiki" on MO but I don't know how to find the questions,etc that are part of (or belong to) this wiki. (I have a question/post in mind which would be ...
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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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deleting junk spam more quickly

In the last days, there have been several posts which are commercial spam (mostly from India, as it seems) and have no link at all with mathematics. Is it technically possible that one of the ...
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undoing an upvote versus reversing it

I recently upvoted an answer to one of my questions. The answer was wrong, but I thought it was helpful enough to earn an upvote. A couple of hours later, the answer changed significantly and (in ...
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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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Failed migration?

What happened to this question? When I saw it in the review queue, it had 3 votes to migrate to MSE, and 1 vote to close (Yemon's custom reason). But after I cast the last vote to close, it is now put ...
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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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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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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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Disappearing Question

Yesterday there was a question about solving the functional equation $f(\alpha t)f(\beta t)=C$ for $C$ constant, $\alpha^2+\beta^2=1$. It was closed as "unclear what you're asking" when the OP ...
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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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Is it possible to use tikzcd code in MO posts?

Question : Is it possible to use tikzcd code in MO posts? There are information for drawing diagrams using AMScd ...
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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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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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Hard to notice links in comments

This is a conscious duplicate :D There are at least two more questions about it (The color of links in comments, On the current color scheme, and why it sucks - by the way, when trying to share them ...
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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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How could I have better clarified my question?

I seem to keep getting my posts put on hold in various stack exchanges because it's "unclear what I am asking." How can I do better to prevent this? Specifically right now I'm asking about this ...
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Tracing and Seeing deleted questions

Is there a way to search through deleted questions? Can a user reach his or her own old deleted questions? In the early days of MO I asked about similar sites in related disciplines and there were a ...
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No reputation change signals if subtracted from bounty?

Right now I am observing the following. Usually every time I get an upvote somewhere, I get a signal about it in the upper right corner. Recently I declared a bounty (and awarded it for an answer) at ...
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Why does MathOverflow keep logging me out?

I'm getting tired of logging in to MathOverflow ten times a day. The other Stack Exchange sites I use keep me logged in, and so did MathOverflow until recently. What is different about MathOverflow? ...
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Can I associate my account to two gmail addresses?

I just changed jobs and so I got a new email account. Both are through Gmail. I prefer to keep them separate rather than trying to merge them. When I log in to MathOverflow I always verify using ...
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Does not upvote always increase reputation?

I've got this Why did the upvote leave my reputation unchanged?
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