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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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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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Looking for a missing question on Gelfand-Tsetlin deneration of permuted Schubert varieties

I could have sworn that, sometime in the last month, I saw a question along the following lines: Let $v$ and $w$ be elements of the symmetric group. Let $X(v) \subset \mathrm{Flags}(n)$ be the ...
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Is it possible to Un-migrate a question?

I was not sure at first, but I think this question migrated from MO to MSE has been underestimated, and would receive better answers from MO users. It is related to another question (which was well ...
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Are my comments searchable?

My activity page in particular contains "All actions" tab; all my comments are there. Can I search for, say, a specific word there? A wonderful answer by Martin Sleziak to my question Is it ...
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Can we recover old MathOverflow Meta "Tea" discussions?

Today I flagged a question as needing to be made community wiki. I thought about why, and found this old question of mine here. Carlo Beenakker helpfully linked to a thread on the old tea. Link ...
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Criteria for Top question?

I posed a question on Mathoverflow which got no votes, but it made it to Top question. I supplied an answer, while nobody else proposed an answer. How come it made it to Top question?
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Should my question be migrated?

I asked a question about the time-complexity of a problem on MathOverflow. Is it a good idea to migrate this to Theoretical Computer Science, since I almost had no response at all here?
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Is it possible to change the author of a problem on mathoverflow?

By a mistake I have written the problem Is "weakly good" series in a finite-dimensional Banach space "good"? from my account instead of writing it from the account of Lviv Scottish ...
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Are there some situations when duplicates are not shown among linked questions?

I was under the impression that if Question A is closed as a duplicate of Question B then they are linked, meaning that if you view Question A then you will see Question B in the sidebar among linked ...
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Recently Posted Question Limited Visibility

Earlier today, I posted following question. Shortly later, I noticed that it was no longer visible when one looks at the "Newest" list for the tags fourier-analysis and harmonic-analysis, both of ...
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Is "Reputation Top 0.90%" accurate?

This is a bit of a nit-pick, but I don't let my students get away with this, so it seems worth mentioning. In the reputation section of a user's page it might say something like: Reputation top 0.90% ...
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Testing my flair

The MO user's page has a button flair. I didn't know where and how to test it. Thus I have to decided to do it here, at least temporarily. I have copied the snipped mentioned in the explanation (if it ...
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list of tags in chronological order

Is there a way to see a list all tags in chronological order (date created). I know one can see 'new' created tags, but my question is about all tags.
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How can I delete my Math Overflow account?

Is there any way that I could delete my Math Overflow account? I cannot find anything about leaving one of StackExchange communities neither in my Stack Exchange profile page, nor in Math Overflow ...
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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 can this question have more downvotes than views?

An off-topic question recently appeared on the main site. It was heavily downvoted and got deleted after only a few minutes. But at one point before the question was deleted, I noticed it had been ...
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The largest number of answers

I would like to know how to find the posts that contain the largest number of answers.
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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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Finding previously highly active deleted users

I was fairly active on MO at the start. Then, as is the case with some early users, my participation became much more sporadic over the years. Recently, I realized that quite a few of the old accounts ...
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I can't find a comment to my answer

I have posted an answer to this question: Most dispersed set of points in a disk?, but do not see any indication that a comment has been left to that answer, if I however use the StackExchange App, ...
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Email of Mathoverflow

There is email service in Mathematics which recalls questions in newest week or month. So is Matheoverflow? If so, where is the support?
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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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MathJax equivalent of `<strike></strike>`

I recently tried to edit an old question x-th moment method that had got bumped to the front page for other reasons. The post had an equation that was meant to be, and maybe at one point was, struck ...
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How did I earn the Announcer badge?

Description of the Announcer badge reads Share a link to a post later visited by 25 unique IP addresses. This badge can be awarded multiple times. I have just earned the fourth one. And for none ...
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Searching for comments

Is there a method to search past comments only. I'm interested in a comment I read years ago that was not specific to the question or answers, so it wouldn't be in the normal search. Keywords: ...
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Why don't I see the reputation gain?

Today I answered https://mathoverflow.net/a/178155 for the first time a question, and afterwards received an email to complete my registration. But upon completion I now only see the 101 points from ...
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How can a new user review suggested edits?

I have just noticed at https://mathoverflow.net/review/suggested-edits/stats that a user user4148 who registered only today has already reviewed one suggested edit. -- How is this possible?
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please find this guy's old account and merge

Please locate any possible account information for https://mathoverflow.net/users/44949/m-shahryari and merge into the current account, should that be possible. he had assumed that things went wrong ...
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Can I be merged please?

In a previous meta thread here, I wrote a comment to Todd Trimble and requested to be merged with my previous account (I have lost all access to that account). I have also sent in a form requesting ...
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How does one check progress towards a (second) Socratic badge?

Not to take anything too seriously, but how does one check progress towards a (second) Socratic badge? I've seen a script for another Overflow site, but it doesn't seem to work here.
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My answer got upvoted, but no reputation increase?

My reputation score seems to be stuck at 510 even if some of my answers were up-voted recently. How do I fix this bug? How do I contact the moderators in order to solve (or at least understand) the ...
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The meaning of "The number of Followers of a tag"

My apology if my question is elementary: One can find the number of followers of a given tag. What is the meaning of this number? Is it the number of participant who are (reading ?)or ...
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How do I know if I've bountied a question before?

Every so often, I go through my questions (on this site and on MSE) and find some old unanswered question that I still care about, and put a bounty on it. However, my memory is far from perfect, so I ...
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May I accept the answer?

I asked a question without registration and Prof. Bryant answered it but I can not accept the answer because it is not contained in my account. I would be grateful if you guide me to accept the ...
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Is there a way to `@` exactly one of two users whose names differ, if at all, only by whitespace?

I recently approved an edit to Zeroes of characters of general linear group induced from certain characters of parabolic subgroups by user @math seeker. I approved the edit, which was otherwise ...
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When are question titles auto-expanded?

Sometimes, pasting a link into the text auto-expands to the question title, and sometimes it doesn't. For example, to take a question transitively suggested by the related links: Is there an ...
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How do I follow a tag on MathOverflow?

I am probably missing something, but I would like to follow a tag on MathOverflow, so that I get emails about new questions with this tag. How do I do this (I read MathOverflow help and Googled this ...
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Missing all activity and questions I asked on this site

Apologies if this has been asked before, but I had a few questions on this site (some of them from when the site run its own copy of the software and before it became part of StackExchange) and I can'...
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What are the Frequently Asked Questions on meta?

Some questions on meta are tagged faq. What does this mean? I wanted to tag a questions faq but it does not work and I wonder why and how I could get this tag on my question? Relatedly, what ...
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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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