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Why was my spam flag declined on an answer that does nothing but promote the answerer's book?

The answer under consideration is not spam, because it is a valid answer to the question that was asked (and the question was more or less on-topic for this site). Ideally, we would like some kind of ...
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A MathJax/LaTeX question

You need to vertically center the symbol on the math axis: \mathop{\vcenter{\Huge\times}} $$ [0,2] \times \left[0,4-\sqrt{3}\right] \times \left[0,4-\sqrt{3}\right] ...
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Suggestions for the design of a font for math articles/books

Here's an alternative way of gathering feedback. Host your project on a standard project repository (like GitHub or something similar). Gather feedback as feature requests on your project. Spread ...
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News of potential interest to the MO community

Here's a piece of good news for once: Claire Voisin has won the 2024 Crafoord Prize for Mathematics! Here's a video on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE5-WGyS6h8 (Nota Bene: Prof Voisin is the ...
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Using mathoverflow as a blog

My suggestions on how to deal with this behavior, possibly opinionated: While some basic motivation for questions is expected, 'editorializing' in the way that you state is bad. Voting to close as &...
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Why was my spam flag declined on an answer that does nothing but promote the answerer's book?

I did not process that flag, but I agree with whoever did. I think "spamming" is often construed overly broadly anyway. In my mind, the first criterion for judgment should be relevancy, with ...
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Bernard Malgrange (born in 1928, PhD L. Schwartz 1955), passed away on January 5, 2024, aged 95. SMF obituary (in French)
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Suggestions for the design of a font for math articles/books

Here's a draft for the question on the main site, following Willie's idea. Introduction. I'm currently working on a font family built for use in body type, named "Darwin" (after one of my ...
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Anatoly Vershik (12.28.1933-02.14.2024) passed away.

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