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New Answer: Upon reflection, Emilio is 100% correct: We need to sound the alarm bells. Here's a link again to Emilio's well-thought-out answer on the main meta site explaining this, which is probably the best place to start our campaign. In short: As currently envisaged, the only way to preview MathJax before publishing a post will be by toggling out of ...


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You can hide the part in HTML comments: BEFORE <!-- this is something I want to hide --> AFTER produces: BEFORE AFTER Spoilers would be another option, but perhaps less clear in conveying the intention. >! This is something I want to hide produces


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Personally, I find it less usable than the status quo, but better than the new editor proposed by SE. So if it is inevitable that we will have to settle for an inferior alternative in future, this is a less-inferior one. Elaborating on what makes it less usable: the cursor jumps to unpredictable positions when one moves up and down, and sometimes becomes ...


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Since other answers mention HTML comments, let me clarify that using them is only a commonly employed custom on SE sites, which just abuses the fact that it works by accident. In reality, the Stackexchange Markdown parser does not support HTML comments. What actually happens is that the initial < followed by unrecognized content is parsed as an invalid ...


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Here is one option put forward by the SE developers: switching from MathJax to prosemirror-math. For a quick look at how it works, I'll just pull this from their readme: Examples Unlike other editors, this plugin treats math as part of the text itself, rather than as an "atom" that can only be edited through a dialog box. For example, inline math ...


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Since Stack Exchange allows also some limited use of html, you can use <!---...---> to make a "comment" inside the post. Check the source code of this answer for an example. I will add that I have seen warnings that mixing MarkDown and HTML too much might sometimes lead to problems, I do not know much about types of are known for html ...


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Let me start with a positive: AMScd diagrams are supported! It seems I don't even need to explicitly include a \require{AMScd} command (at any rate, when I did, the text "\require{AMScd}" was included in the rendered output as though it were not recognized, and when I deleted it, the diagram still rendered properly.) No xymatrix or tikzcd, though. ...


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I've reviewed your request and - while I'd generally want to say "yes, we can do this" - in this case, I'm sorry to say that I don't think it will be possible - at least, not without some effort from you all first. I really do think it's important that the links on this site are functional, so I appreciate your bringing this up for discussion. The ...


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$$ % You can hide your drafts inside the math environment, using the percentage symbol. Click edit on my answer to see it in action. $$ $$ % Assume the Riemann Hypothesis is false. % Then clearly... hmm. $$


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At this moment, it is unclear whether a project like this should be done. (After all, until we heard from people running the arXiv frontend, we still should count as a possibility that it will be running again at some point.) Still, it might be useful to analyze a bit what would the scope of the project be - how many links would need manual editing, how many ...


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It would be better if there was a way to toggle the rich-text preview.


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Personally, I was quite happy with it. I retyped various fragments of my recent answers and found the workflow to be quite natural. I didn't try it on mobile, but I find the current system to be extremely painful on mobile anyway so I don't regard that as a major issue.


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"posting something"... Do you mean a question or an answer? I occasionally to the following with my answers. "Delete" it, until I am ready, then "undelete" it. I have never tried this on my questions, but someone once told me that I cannot do that with questions.


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