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What is the procedure to initiate merging of questions?

My previous question What to do with useful answers to questions closed as duplicates (or by some other reasons)? got an answer which satisfied me entirely: if a duplicate question has got a nice ...
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Tag subscriptions and "Watch tag"

Something changed about tags. For the tags I have no subscription the new feature is like: whereas for the tags I have a subscription it is like: Questions: How to subscribe to a new tag? What is ...
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How to "accept" answer

How to "accept" answers - when you vote for an answer, there is a push-out very quick that I cannot read properly mentioning a way to "accept" the answer. Thank you in advance
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Are searches by tag broken?

I have tried a few variations, and they all take me to the Featured tab. This would be OK if I wanted featured questions. Unfortunately, I want questions (more than 1) which are tagged nt or co or ...
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Linkrot for arXiv trackbacks

When a question is deleted that contains an arXiv trackback, can we automatically delete the trackback on arXiv? e.g. the second trackback at http://arxiv.org/tb/0903.1452 points to a deleted ...
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Can I change the timezone of my StackExchange account?

Apparently the default time zone for StackExchange, for purposes of notifications and things like that, is UTC, which leads to a lot of confusion. Is there any way for me to adjust my timezone? I'm ...
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Are all terms clearly defined in Help fragments? If not, who can contribute?

I could be hypocritical and not specify the specific case that induced this question. But actually I am after a golden badge :D Its description says this: Ask a well-received question on 100 ...
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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 ...
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My closed question was never reviewed to be reopened

Two weeks ago I posted this question: What is a good formalization of this classic math puzzle? The question was closed within hours (presumably based on a misunderstanding), I made some edits a few ...
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What's the difference between two off-topic flags? [duplicate]

I'm sure that this is somewhere on MMO, but my searching hasn't turned it up. When I flag a question as off-topic, two of the options that I am given are "This question does not appear to be about ...
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A markdown question: are custom list number formats possible?

For list numbering, 1., 2., ... are used. Could I change this somehow, to use, say, (1), (2), ... or i), ii), ...?
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Displaying latex on mobile

Is there a way to compile the math formulas in the stack exchange app for iphone ? It is quite boring (and hard) to translate on the go. Sorry if my question was obvious but i didnt find anything. ...
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Asking a question as anonymous

Can I ask a question as anonymous using my account or do I have to login as a guest and use a different e-mail account?
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Question disappeared?

I posted this on meta.math.SE but they couldn't locate my question so I guess I had asked here. I copied my meta question below. I asked a question like a year ago. It was pretty detailed. Recently I ...
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Is it normal to have to log in twice to 'see all inbox items'?

When I am logged into my account and then click on the inbox icon, I see a list of recent messages in a drop down window. After scrolling to the bottom, I have the option to 'see all inbox items'. ...
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How are inbox items counted?

Sometimes my inbox icon lights up with a red number, say "3", but when I click on it I see only 2 items highlighted. Sometimes when I follow the link I find that what seemed to be just 1 item is in ...
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I don't succeed in hiding paragraphs using >!

I found here in the spoilers paragraph that putting >! would hide the following things, which was a way for me to alleviate a question's heavy presentation by hiding paragraphs that could be seen if ...
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Malfunctioning "Ask Question" Button?

When I tried to post a new question today, the effect of pressing the "Ask Question" button was, that my most recently submitted question was opened in editing mode. Is that a bug or is it due to my ...
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Sorting users by tags

"Users" lists all users (ordered by weekly/monthly/../total reputation), each followed by a number of tags, related to his/her MO-activity. My question is: Is it possible to view the list of all ...
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What is the source of this strange title strike?

In this question.
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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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How to make sure your questions never disappear in a blackhole?

Let's say some or all of your questions are deleted (by admins, not by yourself), or your account gets deleted (not by yourself). Is there a way to retrieve your questions? From what I've read, this ...
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Triangle commutative diagram does not work here at MO

I frequently tried to draw a triangle commutative diagram similar to the definition of projective modules for this question. A module associated to an endomorphism of a vector bundle so I ...
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Can I be blocked for posting a lot of questions even if I delete them?

My question: Does the StackExchange system still count questions that I've deleted toward my potential of being blocked?
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comment to two participants, Simultaneously

How can one send comment to two participants X and Y simultaneously? Does the following works @X (and @Y). I learned this from some messages by moderatores in meta. but I am not sure ...
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Is there any process to appeal suspensions?

Does mathoverflow have any procedure for appealing suspensions? I'm asking because I was banned for a week (I believe unjustly) due to rude behavior. Question: What recourse is there if I feel I was ...
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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?
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Favorites tab on user page is populated with StackOverflow users

I noticed that the favorite users tab on the main user page is filled with people from StackOverflow, rather than MathOverflow. It is also the same on the math.SE favorite users tab. Is this the ...
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Pink questions in the list

In the question list we see that there are some questions which are pink. What is the reason of this situation?
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Is there a way to learn when MO leads to actual results?

Where can I find information about MO activity which led to progress in somebody's research? E.g. is there an efficient way to cite MO contribution in a paper in such a way that it will be easily ...
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Is it possible to find out why a comment was deleted?

I had a comment at How do you generate math figures for academic papers? asking whether the question was a duplicate. (Carlo Beenakker is responding to it in this comment.) Since the comment is no ...
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Is linking to comments possible?

I vaguely remember seeing links to comments somewhere, was it a dream or it is indeed doable?
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What is a 'question record', in particular a positive one?

The description of the `curious' badge reads: "Ask a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record". What does the last part mean?
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Socratic badge-how to get it?

In the description, one gets (gold) socratic badge if one "Ask a well-received question on 100 separate days, and maintain a positive question record ". I Don;t understand what does it mean, ...
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Undo accepting the answer

When I accept someone's answer to my questio, then this user gets +15 reputation while I get +2 reputation. What will happen if I undo my decision? And what if I further acept somebody's else answer? ...
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Accepting One's own Answer

Is there a way to accept one's own answer? I know, that question is a bit strange, but I can imagine situations, where that could make sense, e.g. to indicate that the author of the questions ...
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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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I can not find one question I have already asked

I had already asked a question as follows: "Is there a one dimensional foliation of a two dimensional manifold whose foliation groupoid is diffeomorphic to a 3 sphere with two north pole. The ...
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My question is removed

Recently my question entitled "Non existence of a parametrically compatible metric to a complete geodesible vector field on $\mathbb{R}^2\setminus\{p,q\}$" is removed. What is the reason?
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The mystery of disappearing points

On the one hand, I earned around 100-some points in the last day, on the other hand, my total increased by something like 10. Is there some bug?
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Is it possible to list all mathoverflow users from a given country?

Is it possible to produce the list all mathoverflow users from a given country?
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Question eligible for bounty

many days ago I made this question https://mathoverflow.net/questions/195492/linearized-action-of-a-torus-and-orbits-in-alexeevs-construction I didn't receive any answer and I would like to start a ...
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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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Why am I not getting notification for comments?

Why am I not getting notification for comments to some answer to my question in inbox? Marc Hoyois’s last comment to my question $2$-fiber product is a scheme then map of stacks is representable did ...
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Are users pingable from questions/answers?

There is this extremely handy feature - you can ping any user participating in a comment discussion with @. In my recent question A "prequestion" about meromorphic representations of ...
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Edit rejected by Community

I recently had an edit rejected by, among others, Community, with the rejection message "This edit did not correct critical issues with the post - view the revision history to see what should have ...
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Mystery popup window

Last week or so, when I get into an SE site (MO in particular), a popup window appears in the lower left corner for few milliseconds. Some kind of clickable button there, with not enough time for me ...
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Why isn't the link processed in this comment?

At The concept of duality, it looks like the link in the comment is perfectly well formed. Why isn't it parsed as a link?
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What is up with the "Question feed" vs. "Related Questions"?

When looking at a question, for at least the past few months I've noticed an inconsistency in what displays in the righthand sidebar. What I expect to see is a list of "related questions" -- ...
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Why is a user with many upvoted posts shown with reputation 1?

Sometimes I stumble upon a user who is shown with reputation 1 - despite the fact that the user has many upvoted posts and many badges, which means they should have higher reputation. Why does this ...

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