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Edits by anonymous users - when are they the "Community" bot?

I ask because I just turned down a minor edit on something that seemed to be done and dusted back in 2010, and the edit came with a comment briefly justifying it. Now I see that the edit has been ...
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Can 10K+ users see deleted questions?

After a short discussion in comment with 10K+ user, I noticed a fatal flaw in the question, wrote "Thank you" and not before long deleted the question. Not sure the 10K+ user saw my final comment. ...
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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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Once a thread is deleted, is it really too late to bring it back?

I was under the impression that "deleted" threads were still visible by moderators or other high-level members of the community. Is this correct? If a post was deleted that shouldn't have ...
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Literature Requests & Opinions: Conventions At MO

Background: Having failed to solve a general problem that I posted more than a year ago on mathoverflow.net, I have now resorted to numerical methods (involving finite probability distributions) . ...
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Stable url for linking

This question probably belongs to some more general meta but since most heavily I use links on MO let me still ask it here. Occasionally I link to materials which may disappear at some point - like ...
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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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How do I add captions to inserted figures

Some of my MO answers have figures in them. How do I add captions and tags to them?
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Cancel delete vote

For closing votes, before a question is closed (5 votes) I can cancel my closing vote (after which I can't vote anymore). After a deletion vote (of a closed question with score $\le -3$), I tried to ...
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Trouble with tea?

This post has a link to this one on the old-meta-now-tea site, but when I clicked on it, I got this: A fatal, non-recoverable error has occurred Technical information (for support personel): Error ...
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Examples of MathJax codes of directed labelled graphs to use in a MathOverflow Question

I need some examples of MathJax codes of directed labelled (with loops or multiple edges) graphs to use in MathOverflow Questions so that I could easily change them to my graphs. Here is my try to ...
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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?
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What happens when a question with a bounty is migrated?

I asked a question a few days ago which has received no responses (comments or answers) in spite of the fact that I put a 150 point bounty on it yesterday. It is quite possible that it just hasn't ...
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Main site changed look, but only in one device

Using Firefox on an iPad, suddenly the view for the main site changed; it now looks as follows: The meta site looks the same as it always has, and when I go to the site using firefox on a different ...
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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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My question looks like spam

I'm trying not to be offended, I know how spam filters work and sometimes someone gets wrongly accused and it just happens to be me. I'm just a little frustrated because I carefully craft this ...
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A blue message, which vanishes

When I vote (or comment?) I get recently a blue message which vanishes before I catch it. Do you have any idea about this colorful (well, just blue) info item?
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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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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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How can I see the line length available for long mathematical expressions in posting on MO?

In typing up a question (or answer) on MO, I try to format a long mathematical expression so that it fits in one line. When I meet with apparent success, as shown in the wysiwyg box underneath the box ...
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Help center text references a thread but doesn't indicate which one

In the "What about open problems?" section of https://mathoverflow.net/help, the last line says "To join the discussion about how MathOverflow should deal with open problems, go to 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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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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Recent question considered off-topic?

I recently posted this question, which was flagged as off-topic: How to approach the stigma of not having a math degree? I'm not sure why it was flagged. MO asks for questions about research-level ...
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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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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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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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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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I deleted my post, but now want to view its source

I asked a question, but it was noted in the comments that it was a bit too elementary for this site, and it was suggested that I delete and then post it to Math.SE. I deleted it, and still have the ...
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Keyword Search of the User's own (my own) questions or answers

Is there a (good) way to "search" the keyword of the User's own (my own) previously asked questions or given answers in one's own profile? If so, how? Please illuminate. p.s. I asked that ...
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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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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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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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Why is my feature-request not showing on meta?

I posted my feature request (Feature request: a possibility to leave mathoverflow) yesterday, yet it is not showing on the list of most recent questions. I thought it might be the negative votes but ...
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"Scope" of being blocked from asking

As you know well, when one attempts to delete a question that has already received an answer, the following message is displayed. "Repeated deletion of answered questions can result in your ...
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To contact moderator who responded for flag

Suppose I have raised a flag and moderator has responded for that flag, accepted/declined it. I am happy/not happy with their decision and would like to thank/explain the point to the moderator who ...
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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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Unbolding sans serif font in math mode

Is there a way to "unbold" the default text font (namely, sans serif) when written in math mode? Consider this example: Hello World$\qquad\textsf{Hello World}$ The first instance of "Hello World" is ...
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How are hot meta posts decided?

I'm curious about the exact mechanisms behind the 'hot meta posts' blurb on the right hand side of the main/meta page. I have been monitoring it for the past few days to see if my recent question ...
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Vanishing questions

For the last few days I've seen questions in the front page that appear much fainter than the rest. I had seen such things in other sites with questions or answers that were heavily downvoted, but ...
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How to tell who created a tag?

The "stats" section of a tag's page says how long the tag has existed, and the tag description history says who created the tag description. However, I don't see how to find who created the ...
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Problem replying to comments

Usually, I'm able to address a comment to someone by writing "@[whoever]" before the text; but in a comment to a recent question (Compact, densely ordered spaces) I wasn't able to do this: when I ...
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Migrating a question removes some comments?

This question has just been migrated to MSE, but I notice that not all comments were migrated in the process. This is unfortunate because one comment (by YuiTo Cheng) pointed to a highly relevant ...
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Reputation not moving up while having 27 upvotes

Do you have a clue why my reputation os not moving up while the last question I asked has 27 upvotes? Thanks, Jean-Pierre.
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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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How to follow a question?

Basically, is it possible to follow a question by another user? Meaning whenever there are new answers or comments on it, I get a notification in my inbox, the same way the original poster of the ...
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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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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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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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Fake activity mark on favorites tab

I already asked about activity on favorites (How to find out what activity activated a favorite?). This time it is about what seems to be a bug. Every now and then the favorites tab shows new activity ...

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