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Let me make a suggestion which seems obvious to me: You should only vote to close a question as homework if you can solve it. By this I mean you have actually thought through most of a solution, not that you think "oh yeah, I could probably do that." Both here and on math.SE, I frequently see questions attract closed votes because they are formatted like ...


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I asked the SE folks and they promptly fixed the problem, noting that it was due to a simple oversight when rolling out the feature to the rest of the network.


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This tag already has 23 questions using it, and from the list it is clear that the usage is essentially random, with no coherent unifying themes. The only noticeable exception is that a substantial fraction of the questions are about journals and mathematical writing. But there are much more suitable tags for these topics. I support the deletion of this ...


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After letting this slip through the cracks for a couple of years, I'm pleased say we've implemented Scott Morrison's solution: (Ignore the "mod" link if you aren't a moderator.) We did talk about replacing the share link, but decided it was potentially confusing for users of other sites. Currently the citations are active on the following sites: Computer ...


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Although the question at MO has been reopened, the meta post is not completely moot: let me remind users that there is a meta thread dedicated to the requests for reopening: Requests for reopen and undelete votes for on-hold, closed, and deleted questions.


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The "teapot" error is one of the various responses we return if something looks very suspicious at the http/form level - most likely because of an XSRF check failure. On mathoverflow, this is usually from bots that spend their entire life trying to edit one post (seriously, it is always the same post - I have no idea why, there's nothing particularly unusual ...


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Suggestion: Burninate the tag research (rather than remove it manually). Burnination means that the tag is removed from all questions without any bumping. (Pointers to more detailed information about burnination can be found in the tag-info on Meta Stack Exchange. I have also included a short explanation concerning burnination and also some other terminology ...


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This had to do with the citation helper script - mostly with how I implemented the integration with the editor. The fix is being deployed right now.


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What we did was, we made clicking that link open in a new window. So even if you misclick, you don't lose your context. See MSO for details.


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We don't have a way currently to remove a specific badge but we do have a built-in way to remove a type of badge - by class (gold, silver, bronze). As such, I've just removed all bronze badges from appearing in the right sidebar "Recent badges" section to address this issue. We're still looking at what we can do about the actual issue with the spam ...


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There's now a custom close reason saying that homework is off-topic.


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Looks like all of the links in your profile were marked with a "nofollow" attribute, which in turn told our engine to stop rendering them as links. This is probably a side-effect of your other site profiles having lower reputation and MathOverflow joining the SE network. ("nofollow"ing links from new-ish accounts is in place to prevent the less scrupulous ...


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This had to do with the citation helper script - mostly with how I implemented the integration with the editor. The fix is being deployed right now.


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Vote up / down if you would / would not prefer to add to Martin Sleziak's proposal some language about cross-posting. Voting for this change does not preclude voting for any other change as well; we may end up making more than one change in the end. To improve the chances of your question getting an answer make sure that it: Is about mathematics at ...


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The new Custom Ask Advice that is shown to new users is now live. Here is what it looks like right now on the site:


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Thanks for reporting the issue. This will be fixed with our next production build.


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Fixed the phrasing as suggested, as the score for answers is calculated from non-wiki answers - the wiki status of the question they are on is not relevant. With you in the next build (rev 2013.9.26.1037).


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I would like to see the 'cite' link restored to its 1.0 level of visibility. It should appear in the line of links as: mod cite share edit close delete flag (or, perhaps, even replace the 'share' link!)


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I've undeleted this answer. (And also edited the link in the comment.)


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This is an artifact of some fail-over testing we did during the weekend. Sorry about the noise, this should be cleared up for everyone by now. For those that don't know, we have redundant data centers, data replicates between them. If something happens in the US East, we can (very quickly) come back up in Oregon, without anyone losing anything they've ...


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As an example, the first result here contains the JSON { "results": [ { "pagination": "266-278", "links": [ "http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jsl.2013.12" ], "title": "On $\\omega_1$-strongly compact cardinals", "year": "2014", "source": "J. Symb. Log. 79, No. 1, 266-278 (2014).", "score": 3.316698, ...


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I have just received a message from the Stack Overflow Team that the Warning pop-up for new tags has been enabled.


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Fixed in next build, watch for rev DATE.1177.


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Thanks for sharing this issue. I also noticed the issue today and pushed a fix which is now live on production. Sorry for the inconvenience.


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Fixed, sorry. I broke something while making the demo archiving service accessible.


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Sorry about that. We accidentally pushed a set of changes earlier that wasn't meant to go public just yet. The change has been reverted, and things should be back to normal.


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This bug was reported yesterday, and is now partially fixed. See: Excavator and Marshal badges are being awarded over and over and Extra number of gold badges appearing in profile. The consensus from the moderaters seems to be that this should be fixed by tomorrow. For example, Oded states "This should get cleared up by a nightly job - lets see what it ...


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Vote up / down if you think Martin Sleziak's proposal should / should not be modified to use the phrase "research-level mathematics" rather than "mathematics at graduate level or higher". (Note that this would actually bring the wording closer to earlier drafts of Martin's proposal; the term "graduate-level" had been introduced ...


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I have pushed a fix for this visual bug. The fix will go on live server within 24 hours after our production build.


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