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Should the MathOverflow chat room have its own moderators?

The Math Stack Exchange chat room has had some heated arguments/suspensions in the past and I was wondering if there were any plans for the newly opened Math Overflow chat room to have its own ...
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Selected Papers Network

As some (many?) of us are aware, there is a recent venture to enable some sort of "meta-discussion" interface for the articles in the form of the Selected Papers Network. For a quick introduction to ...
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why the extra step in registering?

On other stackexchange sites, when an unregistered user logs in we can enter a name and password into an Open ID page, and once that is accepted we are taken to the front page for that stackexchange ...
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LaTeX style accents in regular text

LaTeX has some handy macros that allow the insertion of diacritics and other special characters in text mode. Relevant tables from the Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List: These are handy since they don'...
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Why was 'How to Discover Counterexamples and Required Objects' put on hold?

Please forgive me if I did not post this correctly. I'm writing following https://mathoverflow.net/help/reopen-questions. I would like to ask for my question to be reopened: https://mathoverflow.net/...
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Math Overflow not available as a chat parent user

I was configuring the Teacher's Lounge ping for MO when I realized that currently, the option to change chat parent user to MO is not available. Could this be added? Also, superpings don't seem to ...
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soft-question tag for discussing mathematical best-practices

I asked a question about where people could store slides for future reference. As a discussion of best-practices in the Mathematical profession, I thought it was appropriate for the soft-question tag ...
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adding a blog component

I found a really great discussion on Monomer-Dimer tatami tilings and up-voted it. However, it doesn't really have a question or answers. It's still a great read. It's not the first time I've seen ...
5 votes
1 answer
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Backticks breaking MathJax in comments

The backticks that were used to circumvent MathJax problems on MO 1.0 were removed in questions and answers. However, it appears that the comments were not affected by this fix and thus display ...
7 votes
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MathJax problems in comments

I'm not sure if this has been reported elsewhere. See for example Fred Kline's comment on quid's answer at https://mathoverflow.net/questions/104608/need-help-defining-placeholders-for-primes The ...
10 votes
1 answer
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Should I be able to notify multiple people with the same comment?

One of the many things I was excited about in our move from MO 1.0 to 2.0 was the chance to leave responses to previous comments that automatically notify those people. Occasionally, a conversation ...
5 votes
1 answer
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Participation in Tags?

Currently it seems that people (on the main site) are listed as not having participated in any tags. (This seems to be the case for me, and for JDH; I didn't check any others.) Is this a temporary ...
6 votes
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Weird display of results from search

The results from this search don't seem to display properly. I'm assuming that it is not restricted to this search alone. Added later: I have included a screenshot below. What I'm referring to is the ...
3 votes
1 answer
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Is there an association bonus for this site?

I used to have a 1 rep MO account. After the SE2.0 merger, I logged in, and while the accounts are showing up associated, I have not received the association bonus. My MO profile is still the same, ...
4 votes
2 answers
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Mysterious one point rep increase

Yesterday my reputation total increased by 1 point. As far as I know there is (was) no action which would trigger 1 point increase (downvoting gives $-1$, accepting an answer gives $+2$, etc.) I am ...
1 vote
1 answer
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Different accounts not linking

I can not seem to get enough reputation to get chat to work. I think it is that my MO and SENetwork accounts aren't properly linked. In fact, my other stack exchange accounts aren't merged with my MO ...
2 votes
1 answer
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incorrect google link to mathoverflow

Whenever I google MO, I find that the link https://mathoverflow.net/ leads to a page that reads This site is down for maintenance This site is currently down for maintenance. Please check back in a ...
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1 answer
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I am not being notified when my question is answered

I have opted to be notified when my question is responded to even if not a full answer but I have received not such notification??
8 votes
4 answers
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Please avoid extended discussions in comments

In MO 2.0 you get this message if there are “too many” comments: Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to automatically move this discussion to chat? IIRC an old meta-...
13 votes
1 answer
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migration versus on-hold

Several questions have been migrated to m.se of late, and several others have been put "on hold" as off-topic, and I'm having trouble seeing how the distinction is made between the two courses of ...
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1 answer
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How do I login to my old MathOverflow account?

I realise that this question has been asked in various forms already, but I still have a problem. I have an old MathOverflow account https://mathoverflow.net/users/6827/konstantin-ardakov and a ...
3 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
4 votes
2 answers
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MathJax \newcommand appears persistent across the whole page

Probably this is known. MathJax \newcommand appears to be persistent across the whole page, including the question + all answers. This potentially might cause ...
2 votes
1 answer
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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?
10 votes
4 answers
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Are research questions in MSC 97 (Mathematics education) allowed on MO?

Check AMS Mathematics Subject Classification, you will find the 2 digit classification "97" for mathematics education. Thus it seems that It is allowed to ask mathematics education research questions ...
7 votes
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Minor graphic glitch

Every time I see this I cringe a little: For comparison, the corresponding thingie in math.se always has the numbers centered in the circle.
7 votes
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why can't I link in a question?

I attempted to edit the question wrapping M5-branes on a Riemann surface so that it reads as follows: (begin edit) AdS/CFT gives us a way to use geometry to study field theory! I am trying to wrap ...
2 votes
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The bit about parent user and the netwok not realizing I am on MO. Or network [duplicate]

Alright, I am going to ask this about myself, then I will go read the other one about MO not being available as a chat parent. That turned out to be Math Overflow not available as a chat parent user ...
6 votes
1 answer
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Enable saving draft questions and answers

As in the title - please, enable saving drafts of questions and drafts of answers, and returning to them on my next visit to MO. I am very slow in putting my thoughts into print. I Leave them for ...
11 votes
2 answers
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Double backslashes

The “backslash-bug” from the old version is no longer there. You can simply write { and } to get $\{\}$. However, all the old questions and answers using \{ are now broken and look terrible: $\prod\\{...
3 votes
0 answers
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People without math.SE profile cannot join chat?

There appears to be some problem with people who are not members at math.SE conencting to at least one chatroom (the recently created "Homotopy Theory" chat room). That is, people with MO profiles are ...
2 votes
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Automatic conversion of three backslashes into two backslashes possible? [duplicate]

In arrays in MathJax I needed always three backslashes to force a new-line; that was specific for MO and not so in MSE, for instance, where one needs only two. Now that we are in the stackexchange ...
6 votes
1 answer
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Vote count in Users->voters is off

Right now, my MathOverflow user page shows 12,878 votes, but the page with people's overall vote counts shows a mere 8674. I see similar discrepancies with other people's accounts. Is there some ...
11 votes
2 answers
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Homotopy chat room

I started an MO homotopy theory chat room at http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/9418/homotopy-theory at the request of Jon Beardsley. there seem to be people in it already who know what the word "...
4 votes
2 answers
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What is wrong with the tag excerpts?

Looking at the list of tags https://mathoverflow.net/tags it seems that all the tags are surrounded by html <p>...</p>. This seems to be happening ...
11 votes
1 answer
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Description of what kinds of questions are appropriate

On the old MO site, we had an extensive FAQ describing the purpose of MO and the kinds of questions that are welcome. Right now, I don't see any way for a new user to figure out what we're about and ...
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Algebraic geometry [closed]

Who did not graph such equations as $y^2-x^2=1$ in secondary schoool? THEREFORE: Algebraic geometry (since it is only about zero-sets of polynomials in several variables) is high-school-level stuff, ...
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Too large font in the question names

Previously much more questions could fit one page in the question list. Currently the font is giant and the information is much less dense.
3 votes
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Problem with links to tags on meta

For example, [tag:lo.logic] renders as lo.logic. It seems that the color for the top and left edges is the same as the background color for meta.
13 votes
0 answers
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Use of arXiv tags

When MathOverflow began we decided to start using arXiv classification and created corresponding tags. These are still the most broadly used tags on MathOverflow. However, the usage of some these tags ...
54 votes
1 answer
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Minor edits, subject to review

Now that MathOverflow has moved to 2.0, there is a potential solution to the long-standing tension between people wanting to make minor improvements to old posts, and others not wanting the 'active ...
5 votes
1 answer
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So, what will happen with Community Wiki by owner?

I have seen several discussions on this subject but I don't retrieve them. Will it, when the dust settles down, be possible on MO2.0 for someone asking a question, or posting an answer, to make it ...
1 vote
0 answers
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Old account login issue [duplicate]

Here is a link to my old account, to which I used to log on using google: https://mathoverflow.net/users/18263/vidit-nanda When I try to log in with the same google account, I get "user35394" ...
10 votes
1 answer
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In case Chat turns out to be useful

Below, a question and answer on the only current MO chat, from two people who have been regulars on MSE chat, the second a moderator somewhere. My concern, for now, is that I see several MSE regulars ...
4 votes
1 answer
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Does review feature encourage closing and flagging errors?

The new review feature is interesting, and I have experimented with it. I have a number of concerns- I wonder whether my concerns are shared, and whether there is anything that can be done to address ...
10 votes
1 answer
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The tour page is now a generic stackexchange version

In the sandbox phase, the tour page (here: https://mathoverflow.net/about) was populated with MO-specific questions/answers. Now it has generic (and to my mind, overly silly) questions, and I would ...
12 votes
3 answers
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Broken math on some answers [duplicate]

Here is an example. Is there an automatic way for moderators to fix what I imagine are many answers that somehow now display funny, or should we do it manually, one by one? If the latter, people ...
30 votes
2 answers
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On the current color scheme, and why it sucks

Being color blinded is not very easy. You end up wearing black shirts and blue jeans, because it's easier. When you look at a computer monitor sometimes the red and green mix together, all sort of ...
6 votes
2 answers
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Question about closing

The following question has 5 votes to close, but it is not closed : Preparing for Set Theory Research What is going on here? I'm not trying to start a discussion of the merits of this question (...
9 votes
1 answer
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On StackExchange.com MO is still Uncategorized

Obviously MO is listed at All Sites/All, but instead of also being at All Sites/Science, like M.SE, it's in All Sites/Uncategorized. (I noticed it back when the age was wrong, but it hasn't been ...

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