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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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I have enabled mathjax on the meta site. Sorry that was a slight oversight on my part.


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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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Ok. I've lowered the reputation requirement here to 1 for the time being. You'll probably want to revert to 5 at some point just to make your own lives easier, but during the transition dropping it seems like a good idea.


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


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Upon discovering that the question linked in this question was mine, I decided to fix it and discovered also that a simple regexp would not suffice. Sometimes it should have been displayed maths, sometimes not, and there were sufficient other small changes that I felt it needed a person to do. For example, not every mathematical phrase in that series of ...


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I ran a quick query, here are the non deleted posts and comments containing latex.mathoverflow.net/png in CSV format: http://pastebin.com/2ffiacNF


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It's not there yet, but will be within a few weeks. There's additional work for the SE folks to hook this up, and it's lower priority than the main migration (and probably many other things). See Public dumps for mathoverflow? for details.


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Fixed in build rev 2013.7.2.799. From this build on special characters between $ signs won't need to be escaped in comments. However I should note that this breaks some existing comments that escaped special characters: $p^{\*}$ test $(p^{\*})^2$ The above markup in existing comments renders the same as in posts: $p^{\*}$ test $(p^{\*})^2$, and can be ...


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StackExchange.com consumes our public API, which is guaranteed to return a launch date for every site, but didn't for MO. Sites that were not launched through Area 51 need to have this value explicitly set, which hadn't happened for MO yet. It's set now. Thanks!


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The analytics key had not been entered for stackexchange.com. The next build will include this and report the correct stats. It should be live within the next few hours.


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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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The citation feature has been enabled on your main site. Enjoy!


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Yep, there sure is...however it's granted when you create the accounts as we go, which isn't really import friendly. Luckily we already have a way to fix these up, I've just run it to grant it to everyone currently mapped up and we'll run it several more times in the coming days as we get users all mapped up to their existing Stack Exchange accounts. If ...


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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 have "re-baked" the HTML generated from the existing markdown for the current revision on all posts that exist on MathOverflow. This seems to have cleared up the cases that have been reported thus far. Please let me know if you find any other issues.


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