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Why I cannot start bounty on my own question, just because I have answered it?

Can it circumvent and avoid awarding bounty for own answers and reward answers by posters other than the author of the question. Why avoid the author from starting bounty itself all together. In such ...
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sort unanswered questions by date

I am sure this used to be possible. However now, when I select "unanswered" the query is obviously answered by sorting via votes received and I don't know how to sort unanswered questions by date, ...
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How can I see how many people viewed a specific question?

I am interested in finding out how many peopele viewed a specific question. How can I do that? I noticed that the number of views is displayed when going through the "questions tag". However, I am ...
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Question warning without asking a question!

I have never asked a question on mathoverflow.net, yet when I was about to ask my first question, the site flagged a warning regarding the question not being well received, is this normal behavour? ...
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Automatized features don't work when asking a question

When I try to ask new questions, the "autocomplete features" don't work (in Firefox ESR 31.3.0): When I start typing a title, I don't get a list of existing titles. I don't see a preview of my ...
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Awarding bounty to multiple answers

Can a bounty be awarded to multiple answers? I have a question that has a number of correct answers, but from slightly different perspectives, so I'd like to give each some of the bounty.
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I need merger and help with account access

I have the following accounts, I seem to have found out: At math-overflow https://mathoverflow.net/users/37385/frode-bj%C3%B8rdal https://mathoverflow.net/users/30107/frode-bj%C3%B8rdal (At tex-...
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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 ...
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How do I recover my MathOverflow account?

I've been inactive for close to a year due to illness--and want to resume my activity as in Euclidean volume of the unit ball of matrices under the matrix norm but when I try to do so, I get treated ...
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What happened to the stack exchange app for iOS?

The stackexchange app would no longer launch, I tried to reload it from the Mac App Store, and it’s not there (or at least, I could not find it). I probably missed some event, is there an alternative?
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What is yellow about? [duplicate]

Some questions asked at MO are emphasized with the color yellow. What does this mean, and how can one emphasize a question that way?
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Question regarding the StackPrinter site

Does anybody here know whatever happened to the StackPrinter site? It seems to me that it is not working anymore. Do you know of a currently working version/link of the site? Please let me thank you ...
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What should I do if I have a question on inactive post?

I recently asked this question about gamma function, and Vincent law commented a link to another post which stated similar question. There I found a link to MathOverflow post. I visited there, and I ...
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Did few of my questions disappear without notification or trace?

I strongly suspect one or two of my questions disappeared without notification or trace on my user page in the last month. Is this true? Is there efficient algorithm to find links to the missing ...
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Failed to upload image; imgur is rejecting the request | Close

Why would imgur reject an image upload request? Temporary problem, or a problem with the particular image? I've tried several images, all small (<100KB). The error message is not very informative......
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"Have you considered to accept or start a bounty"

There are some questions of mine with answers which I did not accept them,yet. Some of them (but not all of them) has an statement on the above of its title in the question list,...
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I loose a question

I remember that I had asked a question about obstructions for a $n^2$ dimensional vector bundle for which the fibers admit a structure of matrix algebra. I do not remember ...
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How to undo flagging? [duplicate]

I've erroneously flagged an answer as spam (some anonymous user tried to edit it by seemingly injecting some spam and this confused me), how do I cancel my action?
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To what extent is MO usable with console browser, not supporting javascript and images?

To what extent is MO usable with console browser, not supporting javascript and images? Say lynx/links/links2/elinks or something else? I can live with javascript killed, but on some occasions when ...
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Recovering just for me my deleted question (or answer)

I am sorry to ask. There was an MO Q. by me (which addressed in an elementary way the infinity axiom, actually by just providing another formulation of algebraic flavor). I have carelessly deleted my ...
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Can I customize TeX/MathJax in Chrome?

Probably this question belongs to some general SE meta but I don't even know where it is or whether I am eligible to post there, and mostly I am using MO anyway, so if there is another more ...
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MathJax configuration in MO ==> not displaying bottom left messages [closed]

I noticed that on MO website, MathJax is usually not displaying messages on the bottom left angle of the screen. While there are always those messages on my own website like for the page Math ...
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Merging accounts

I have long been away from these forums. If I recall correctly, I used to login from my Google account. Still, my Google account seems to be no more tied to my original MathOverflow account https://...
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What is wrong with my account?

When I refreshed a page on the main site I suddenly logged out and when I logged in again I found out that my reputation is disappeared and I lost my access to my questions and I cannot edit them. ...
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Is this the right community for "under-the-hood" math questions?

I've posted a few questions in the Mathematics Stack Exchange community asking about theoretical concerns, such as "Why is $\frac{\frac{1}{x}}{\frac{1}{x^2}+1}=\frac{x}{x^2+1}$ true for all $x$?&...
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Can you help me open my alter user?

My name is Erin Carmody 916. Can you unite me with myself? Please forgive me for my former transgressions. I promise to show my love for mathoverflow in the way it is intended in the future. I don't ...
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Why is reputation change more than total reputation?

Could not find info on this anywhere: following a notification I went to a link where one sees: $$ \begin{array}{ccc} +1206& 1,008& 861\\ \textrm{change}&\textrm{total reputation}&\...
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Asking questions later

I have a question about my MathOverflow post: Sequence without average density (It's deleted!) I've asked it on 15.07.20 (currently yesterday), and in several few minutes realized that USA's time is ...
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I keep getting reputation points for an answer to a CW question

I keep getting reputation points for an answer to the question Most intriguing mathematical epigraphs which has been made community wiki some days ago. Not that I don't like it but...
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Unification of two accounts

I have two accounts "loup blanc" on Math Overflow. One is unregistered, dated Aug 3, 2012 (reputation 26), and the other is registered. Is it possible to unify the two accounts into the second one?
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Is there a way to check all questions/answers posted from a deleted account

Suppose I know an account number, say user313948. Is there any way to check all questions/answers posted by that user?
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Invisible posts

The post, Freedom of speech in scientific discussions - An invitation to more tolerance in Scientific debates, is currently invisible on the meta front page. I take it this is due to the large ...
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Derivative of reputation score over time is identically zero [duplicate]

I've got a smattering of upvotes on my small number of answers but my reputation has never budged. Can someone explain why this is so?
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MO account continuity

My email account was virtually destroyed by a computer virus, on my Mac. Thus, I stay away from this whole thing by not even using my regular Mac unix account. Instead, I use a Mac guest account (a ...
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Updated questions

The following question of mine frequently appears as recently updated question so I frequently find it at front page. But neither me nor other participants did any revise or edit on this post and its ...
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Negative reputation?

I found this in the "Users" listing What is negative reputation? The profile for this user (who was last here 3 years ago) shows reputation 101.
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Cancel command in MO post

Why the \cancel command does not work in the last part of the following post: A cohomology associated to a Riemannian manifold I would like to strike through the last part of the ...
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Can one see the latest activities in "big list" questions without reading all answers again?

There is a good question here. It is a "big list" question. sometimes it appears in active list. So I want to know what activity done there? but how? Can one see the latest activities in "big ...
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how to correct an erroneous edit

"Black adder" edited my answer to a question asking for a proof of noether normalization. the edit was nicely done, except in the next to last sentence a change was made from "≤ d" to "less than d", ...
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Question visibility and reputation

I wonder whether the visibility of a post changes according to the user's reputation asking the question. Is it also known if a user's posts' visibility is affected by other actions, like having ...
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Why does this figure do not appear?

I add a Picture "GaussBonnet with Jpeg format to the following question but it does not work. (Some possible obstructions to ) Limit cycles as closed geodesics(3) Can one help me to resolve ...
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What I can do if my questions limit had been reached in MO from long time?

Really, I'm interested in posting new questions in MathOverflow such that I have some unanswered questions in S.E which I want to post them in MO, but my questions limit had been reached for some ...
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Eventual archive of the UFO?

For quite a while now MO has been treated to missives posted from, it seems, a representative of the galactic government who would like to share knowledge of time travel. For those with enough ...
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merge user35633 with DamienC

would it be possible to merge this account (user35633) with my former account from before the migration (DamienC... which I can't access anymore) ? Thanks in advance Best Damien
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Is it possible to keep deleted questions in my account?

I asked a question some time ago that was down voted and subsequently deleted. Regardless of the rights and wrongs of that, I'd like to have a link to the question in my account because it contained ...
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Why I see "question eligible for bounty since 1 hour ago" and not "start bounty" button

I had asked this question 2 days back, and now I see at the bottom, the link " question eligible for bounty since 1 hour ago", and if I click on it, it takes me to the bounty information page. I don'...
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Non-CW answers to CW questions

I have understood that if a question has community wiki (CW) status, then all answers must have it, too. I came across an exception in a question about refereeing. The answers by Chris Woodward and ...
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Removing "tag-removed" tag

Currently, contra its intention the "tag-removed" tag has more than $300$ associated questions, many of which are upvoted and have actually contentful tags. This seems like a situation ripe ...
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Leveraging MO to organize mathematical research

I am currently studying an existence lemma that appears to be simple yet powerful. From what I know about it, it is applicable in combinatorics, topology, graph theory, probability, percolation theory,...
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How can I contact a specific user

I'm new here and it was suggested to me to ask this here. There was a particular user who's answers and questions came up more than once when researching a couple math related topics and I was hoping ...
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