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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 ...
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Help improve tagging!

Please help by writing tag wikis for your favorite tags! Use answers to this post to suggest tag synonyms. Finally, if you're a 10k+ user, note how easy it is for you to edit tags now!
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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 ...
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When to add post notices

Mods have a new option to add post notices. There are three basic notices currently available but MO specific notices could be added: citation needed - This post does not cite any references or ...
François G. Dorais's user avatar
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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 ...
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Custom 'off-topic' reasons to close

Splitting off the first item from the main 6. Currently, the 'off-topic' reasons are: This question does not appear to be about research level mathematics, within the scope defined in the help center....
François G. Dorais's user avatar
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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 ...
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Will there be an update fixing the rendering?

As has been reported in two previous questions on meta (here and here), the mathoverflow update generated a few problems with the rendering related to mathjax. Initially there was a problem with ...
Ricardo Andrade's user avatar
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Some users have lost their username

It seems several users have had their name changed after the migration to something default of the form "userNNNN": see for instance https://mathoverflow.net/users/1784/user1784 (VA) https://...
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What's our consensus on people resurrecting old questions just to edit formatting?

I think the title says it all. Personally, as someone who uses the "newest questions" as the front page, I'm not keen on people tweaking questions or answers that seem to have outlived active interest....
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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, ...
Michael Hardy's user avatar
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Answer has no user's name

The answer of François G. Dorais at https://mathoverflow.net/a/23200/12357 has no user name displayed. Is this a bug?
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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 ...
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The 6 semi-essential meta questions of every SE 2.0 upgrade

In the spirit of The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta I realized that there were a few things that needed to be decided by a large site that has suddenly gone SE 2.0. Initially I planned to ...
Manishearth's user avatar
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Is there a single page listing privileges & their reputation requirements?

On the old MathOverflow, there was a single page (the FAQ) which listed all the privileges and their reputation requirements, in increasing order. This has been replaced by the Privileges page, which ...
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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 (...
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Flagging as Low Quality should add the post to the review queue

In How to handle crankery on MathOverflow 2.0? Andy Putman pointed out that he flagged a post as low quality, but it never reached the low quality review queue. I feel that in order to effectively ...
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A trivia question: reputation dip [duplicate]

Why did my reputation decrease by 300+ points right after the system up-grading?
Włodzimierz Holsztyński's user avatar
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What outgoing migration paths should we have?

Now that we can migrate off topic questions, what sort of migration paths should be useful to have? I think that adding at least Cross Validated, if not one or two of the other science sites, would ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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Sort by newest option

Is there any way to get back the option to sort answers in newest to oldest order?
Aaron Bergman's user avatar
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Hiding reputation

In MathOverflow 1.0 we had the ability to hide other users' reputations. Can we get that again? (Also, I had to rewrite this question several times to get past an annoying box that said my question ...
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Proposal to more aggressively delete off-topic questions

We are going to get many more off-topic questions now. Can we agree to vote to delete on them so as not to pollute the site? It takes a few votes from users who can vote on such things and/or one ...
Mariano Suárez-Álvarez's user avatar
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Public dumps for mathoverflow?

As far as I remember, there was supposed to be a public dump of the MO database just before the migration: http://dumps.mathoverflow.net/ . Not an urgency by any measure, but something that would be ...
darij grinberg's user avatar
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Can we make the cite link bigger?

The cite link in the share box is minuscule: Since this is a very important feature for MO, it should have much more visibility. [Related: https://meta.mathoverflow.net/questions/112, Citation ...
François G. Dorais's user avatar
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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Moderation tools

The link to moderation tools seems to be missing for me. As Scott Morrison kindly explained in https://meta.mathoverflow.net/a/20/12705, it is supposed to be here in the toolbar: The tools as such ...
Emil Jeřábek's user avatar
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A chat -theme for the MathOverflow chat

The MathOverflow chat needs a chat-theme (in my opinion), because the current one doesn't look very beautiful. It should fit with the design of the main. Does someone have a design in mind, or wants ...
Dominic Michaelis's user avatar
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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 ...
Michael Albanese's user avatar
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Editing of the help center and about

Try to add some meat to the on topic page. Also, in the about page, you can edit the site target audience, the example question, and the bullet points that define what to ask about/what not to ask ...
Manishearth's user avatar
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Age of Mathoverlow

As was pointed out here, Mathoverflow is listed as being 2012 years old here.
Michael Greinecker's user avatar
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A serif font for MathOverflow?

Wouldn't it be nicer to have a serif font on MathOverflow? As is done, say, on MSE. It seems to be much more readable, like a printed text. And I'd say making answers looking more like notes or even ...
Andrew's user avatar
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What happens when a question is migrated to MSE?

When a question is closed as off topic and migrated, will it no longer appear in MO, or will it appear in MO with a note saying it has been migrated? Similarly, in MSE, will it say "migrated from MO" ...
Brian Rushton's user avatar
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MathJax in suggested edits

Pages like https://mathoverflow.net/review/suggested-edits/1435 display suggested edits for review. The original and edited versions are displayed in parallel columns with the differences highlighted....
Neil Strickland's user avatar
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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 ...
Manishearth's user avatar
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Citation feature

Is it possible to re-enable the "cite" feature from MO (and later MSE)? (I'd like to remind the users, in the case this is going to be enabled, that the feature now hides within the "share" button, ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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How To Ask page

One of the best things on the old MO page was the "How to Ask" link on the top. It is true that SE took the hint and added something like that to the previous FAQ (which is now retired), but the MO ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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Link back to mathoverflow

The old meta had a convenient link back to the main mathoverflow site, but that seems to have vanished. It would be nice to have it back.
Neil Strickland's user avatar
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4 answers
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How to handle crankery on MathOverflow 2.0?

On the previous MO we had a thread on Tea called "crank post to flag as spam" in which crank posts were pointed out so people could flag them as spam and have them deleted. Seeing how we are now ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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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, ...
Manishearth's user avatar
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1 answer
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Why are MO accounts not listed among other SE accounts?

When I go look at my accounts in SE network, mathoverflow is not listed there. (You can get to the list of accounts, for example, from your profile page. Other SE accounts are listed on profile page.) ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Formatting Sandbox

The purpose of this thread is to enable people to check if their formatting works and to play around with their MathJax code. Quoting from Bill Dubuque's Formatting Sandbox on meta.math.SE: To use ...
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Typography on login page

It needs some love: line spacing is off, alignment is off and a title overlaps with the input boxes.
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Privileges on MathOverflow

The privileges should probably be set properly and "trusted user" should be put back on the $\geq10000$ accessible privileges. I find it amusing that I can vote to delete answers, but can't vote to ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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Minor GUI issues: the tag deletion button

I just posted a posted something, and I noticed that the little "x" on the tag names which suppose to delete the tag from the current tag list is not fully included in the tag box itself. (This is ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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MathJax on Chat

Is there MathJax support on the chat?
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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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" ...
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Why is the update so awesome?

I mean, we really don't deserve it. It's awesome. Good work everyone, high-fives all around. Cheers (for those of you from across the pond, so-to-speak).
Jonathan Beardsley's user avatar
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1 answer
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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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