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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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Here is what Joel Spolsky had to say about the effects on Stack Overflow: Today we’re pleased to announce that Stack Overflow is joining Prosus. Prosus is an investment and holding company, which means that the most important part of this announcement is that Stack Overflow will continue to operate independently, with the exact same team in place that has ...


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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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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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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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The FAQ post "What can I do when getting “We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”?" contains the following paragraph: Will a ban on one Stack Exchange site affect my standing on other sites in the network? No, post bans are considered separately per site. Your activity on one site will only affect post bans on that one site,...


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This refers to the so-called question ban and it's per site; your questions on MathOverflow do not influence your ability to ask questions on other Stack Exchange sites. Not even Meta MathOverflow; it's perfectly possible to ask Meta questions while being question-banned on the main site. Another informative article is this Help Center article. It doesn't ...


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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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