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I began this answer with a salutation, and hopefully it was never posted, because that's what the system is supposed to do, as per Jeff Atwood's answer on Meta Stack Exchange: We now automatically remove salutations from posts as they are entered. I got really tired of performing this edit over and over, so anything matching the form of … ^ ...


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We now have a prototype for inserting citations! See it in action in this video tutorial. It currently requires you to install a user script, and has only been tested on the Chrome browser. To get started, open Chrome, and click on this link to download the user script. Once you've downloaded it, go to the "Window" menu in Chrome and select "Extensions". ...


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Just click on the Blue Stack Exchange sign, and there's a link to meta there. Update: This no longer works, and now one must click on the "word bubble symbol" at the extreme right of the toolbar to get to meta.


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I share the view by one of the moderators in the post you have linked to that providing such a tool is a bad idea.


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Sure, the editor and preview components are open source. It's released under the MIT license which is one of the most permissive copyleft licenses in existence. You'd need to make your own customized bits, but it wouldn't be entirely difficult to have it work entirely from local storage. If you come up with anything neat, feel free to share it :)


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No, there is no way to change this behaviour through the current interface. Note from the blog post François linked to that long ago no comments were shown until a link was clicked. There are a number of 'features' of the Stack Exchange platform that discourage comments (or at least lengthy interchanges in the comments), and generally I think this is a good ...


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Boundary regularity of suitable weak solution for the Navier-Stokes equations, J. Funct. Anal. 268 (2015), no. 8, 2171–2187, MR3318646. The above is supposed to be a reference to a paper by the mathematician Hi Jun Choe. If it appears as a paper by Jun Choe, then the salutation-deletion software has been over-active. Edit: worse than I thought; it ...


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Based on this request, we've updated the link colors using a brighter blue that is more distinguishable from the surrounding text, and tested with a colorblindness simulator (though it's not an exact science and if you are still having issues, let us know). We didn't make the main question link color in the question list the same blue because now that the ...


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If it really bothers you, it is trivially easy to inject your own CSS styling onto the site using a userscript. This requires tampermonkey or greasemonkey depending on whether you're using chrome or firefox (or check your browser's userscripting capability). A good resource to start re-coding is this page. It is as simple as making a new userscript that ...


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Thanks to jeq's suggestion, there is an answer on stackapps for that exact purpose! That doesn't mean it shouldn't be a standard feature, but it does mean that you can have this feature right now. The script is called Stack Activity. I've just tested it on Chrome and it works wonderfully:


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There was apparently some A/B testing of this some days ago, see Anna Lear's comment here: We're currently A/B testing this feature [next badge/privilege progress in the achievements drop-down] to see how it performs. ... No promises on whether we'd add an option to disable it (assuming we decide to keep it), but I will say that if we see overall ...


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The description of moderator tools is a bit short on details. Here is a slightly more detailed description of these tools. The relevant part is the following: The delete category has views relating to questions and answers that have been or are being deleted or undeleted: Most delete votes, sorted by number of votes Most undelete votes, sorted ...


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My apologies if this should be a comment rather than answer, but robjohn has a website with some very handy bookmarks to deal with these issues. Obviously it would be preferable if a bookmark bar were not needed, but rendering on and rendering off are quite helpful currently.


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If a question is already closed but not particularly offensive, it isn't really necessary to flag for moderator attention. Such posts will be cleaned up by some routine process after a while. If you do flag such posts with text like "off-topic", it just means that some moderator will take a few seconds to close the flag by clicking a "helpful" button. ...


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I've realized that at some point I must have enabled the FriendsStack extension in Chrome, and then completely forgotten about it. This extension supposedly allows one to favorite users, but I never ended up using it, and it now appears to presume that one is using StackOverflow rather than another stackexchange site. (Perhaps I could have made a different ...


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You went to "favorites" tab. Now (not necessary, but just to see what post was last active) select "Activity" and then click the date (sssssh, it is the secret, for this reason the timestamp looks unclickable ;) ). If you are taken to the question, then something was happened to the question. Go to the revisions (if no "edited X time ago" displayed, ...


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${}$ Hi Jeremy, The trick is to use tex. I preceded the salutation by dollar sign - open curly bracket - close curly bracket - dollar sign.


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On the top bar, click on the StackExchange menu to get:


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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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You can find various search modifiers in the help center. Or simply by clicking on "Advanced Search Tips" after you search for something. Specifically, to find posts by a specific user you can user user:userid. And to find your own posts you can use user:mine or user:me. Notice that if you go to some user's profile page, the search query user:userid is ...


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


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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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As far as I know there is no way to make posts with very negative scores show up on your front page, but you can see a list of questions sorted like the front page but with no posts hidden at https://meta.mathoverflow.net/questions?sort=active (which can be reached by clicking the "Questions" button at the top of the page).


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