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Link to meta page for guide to MathJax commands under text fields (specifically for user agent mobile)

Wouldn't it be helpful to provide a link under the text box, shown while asking questions or writing answers, to the meta page dealing with MathJax commands: https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/...
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How to change the close reasons about offtopic engineering posts to contain the link to the Engineering SE?

On this meta post, we have a consensus that it would be useful to link to the Engineering SE on closed engineering questions. It requires a proper wording approved by the community. The current ...
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Unclear What You're Asking

I recently posted a question closely related to (but not identical to) this one. I promise not to continue posting variants. That said: I have just voted to close this question as "unclear what ...
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Asking questions in another language than English

I will start by referring to a question on MSE (Math Stack Exchange) (this) and an answer on Physics Stack Exchange Meta (this). Let me cite the questioner on MSE: Imagine I want to ask an ...
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Reasons for Closing

First: I realize there has been a lot of discussion of the reasons for closing, and I haven't followed most of it, so I apologize for any redundancy here. That having been said: Here is an example ...
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Reputation points in bounty

I get that points should be irreversible and the person who has set bounty should not be able to claim bounty award but I don't get it that if no answer is provided or if answer is so horrible that it ...
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Citation tool on Math.SE, can we get it?

I was just about to ask a question on math.se when I saw they had a new (I think) tool: From what I can tell it allows a quick way to search and include references in questions and answers: I think ...
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Automatic comment when voting to close as homework-like?

Would it be convenient to include an automatically generated comment when voting to close a question as homework-like? The way things are set up now, if I see a question that runs afoul the homework-...
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Should we get a vector logo?

Right now, we use a raster logo instead of a vector logo. For those who don't know, a raster is an image made of pixels. If you zoom enough, you'll see the image become pixelated (as is the case with ...
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Physics Stack Exchange website's User Interface

If someone has suggestions for Physics Stack Exchange website's UI where/how or to whom he should make his suggestions?
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Diagram Drawing Tool in Editor [duplicate]

It would be very nice if this editor had a diagram drawer, don't yall think? Like with easy drag-and-drop tools to place boxes and vectors for free-body diagrams, springs, circuit components, etc. ...
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Minimum edit size a bit too strict

A couple of time I've come across minor typos and Mathjax fixes I wanted to make to (other people's) questions which turn out to be too few characters to be passed by the Save Edit checking code. ...
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When does down-voting become harmful to the site?

While I welcome anyone to disagree, it is completely plausible to me that scenarios involving a "culture of down-voters" could become a negative burden on the site, and actually discourage potential ...
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Mathjax rendering bug in Recent Questions page when excess content is replaced by ellipsis

Problem: The recent questions page tries to show a part of the content when the content is too big to be displayed fully. When a mathjax statement begins but is ended by the ellipsis, the mathjax ...
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Vote locked in till the answer or question is edited

I have voted on questions and answers then pondered on it to undo my vote the next day and it is locked in. It says I cannot change my vote until it is edited, but unfairly the people are not notified ...
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Can I get a warning before I am suspended?

I have been suspended for asking too many low quality questions. They are important to me. Is there a way to check how if I am close to getting suspended again?
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Should we have an "Answer Later" section?

Several times when writing long and detailed answers, I am unable to find time to finish it all in one go. I know draft of unfinished answers are saved and if I visit the question again, I can ...
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Can a new physical science SE for beginners in physics be created?

Can a simple physics SE be designed for people who have little or no training who are enthusiasts none the less? That way moderators can instant migrate lessor questions there instead of instant close?...
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Should commenting be unrestricted?

Currently it requires a reputation of 50 points or more to post comments to other users' posts. This creates some problems for new users : Instead of commenting they are tempted to post "answers" ...
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Proposed tag: polymer physics

I've posted a few questions here relating to physics of polymers in solution, and I am surprised every time that there is no dedicated tag for them. A couple of examples of my own questions: Hindered ...
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Remind users to do basic research before asking questions

While any of us can need an explanation of some concept we need to get clear in our minds and can't quite grasp, it does seem sometimes that even the most basic step is sometimes lacking. Could/...
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Proposed Tag: 'derivation'

Would a 'derivations' tag be useful? i.e. for questions asking about the derivation of established laws and equations. In my experience, understanding derivations (at least of college-level physics ...
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Bounty (not) awarded automatically - the exception that proves*) the rule?

I have read various posts on bounties, as well as the help center. There, I find the following: If you do not award the bounty within 24 hours of the bounty period ending, half the bounty ...
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Best of PSE 2016?

I noticed that ' Programming Puzzles & Code Golf' have a best of 2016 meta competition kind of thing (see here for the post). Should we do the same? If not why not? And if so how should we go ...
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Awarding Informed Badge

I think the Informed Badge must not be given so easily. Before giving the informed badge, newcomers should not only be briefed about basic rules and regulations of Physics SE , but also :- Be given ...
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Encyclopedia of the best questions and answers

I see sometimes that some interesting questions that appear on the site have already been asked in the past and are flagged as duplicates. I thought it could be interesting to have a collection of the ...
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redirecting off-topic homework-and-exercises questions to appropriate sites

Proposal When homework-and-exercises questions are voted off topic and put on hold then the OP should be directed to the Meta Question which offers a choice of alternative sites. To put this ...
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Manual tag ordering

After I put some tags in a question in a certain order, the site sorts them as it finds best (sort of 'from the more to the less general', probably). At the same time, it seems that the order has ...
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Rendering of the double surface integral, Tex [duplicate]

It has recently come to my attention that the double surface intregral, namely \oiint, does not work for this site. How can we fix this? Example: How to infer what integrals and derivatives signify ...
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Plagarism accusations : a better way?

I was recently accused of plagiarism and this is a summary of the process that I think could be improved. Once a moderator is notified of possible plagiarism, the post can be deleted even before ...
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Is there a safe way to contact other users privately?

A short while ago I've received a request from another user to connect via facebook. Well, apart from the fact that I'm not very active on facebook, I'd definitely not like to provide any contact ...
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Can I ask to have a block or left alone by a user?

I have a user who is always the first to close and down vote most if not all my work if you can call it that. I do not want him on my stuff. I truly feel harassed even though he has not really broke ...
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Publish annual Q&A journal

I was thinking of asking the moderators to publish a journal annually, containing the best 100 questions of the year, and their detailed discussion sessions, so that if someone searches for a ...
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Please link the MathJax help to the Meta.Math.SE tutorial

The Ask a Question page shown to new users contains a lot of guidance, including a link to MathJax help: Now, there are strong UI reasons why this link is nowhere near as useful as we'd hope, but ...
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Can we add an "ask to answer" feature?

A lot of times after asking a question I can think of some people on Stack Exchange who may be interested in my question, or even able to answer my question. It would be very convenient if on the some ...
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Addition to the flags

There should be a flag to raise complaints like: 1) Lacks research efforts 2) Transfer to Chemistry SE Like this question: https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/276969/how-supersonic-plan-...
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Serial up and down voting by a moderator

How many times can a moderator or super user vote a user over time? I know if I go to another user's profile and up and down voted multiple Q&A then the votes could get retracted as serial votes. ...
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Reasons for Closing

I've just voted to close this post, which I will slightly paraphrase because I'm sure it will soon be deleted: I would like to know in simple words why time slows down and lengths change when I am in ...
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raise the minimum reputation required for downvote

As the title suggests, I would like to hear everyone's opinion on who should be allowed to downvote. I have seen youngsters downvote good answers simply because they could not understand it. They ...
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Add "is your question on-topic" page for new users?

I was looking around on the mother meta, and I saw this interesting post. The second answer mentions this page on stack overflow for new users, where they must check the box at the bottom to confirm ...
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Javascript applet for drawing

It's best to see once than to hear (or read) a convoluted explanation a thousand times. I just wanted to answer one question and it was begging for a drawing. So I thought, OK, I draw it on paper, ...
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Please consider supporting arXiv trackbacks on the mother Meta

One long-standing feature requests for the Stack Exchange engine is the implementation of trackbacks for mentions of the arXiv on Stack Exchange sites. In general, if you have a blog and you blog ...
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Is there simple way to color latex equations?

Is there simple way to color background, highlight some parts of background, equation or some parts of equation? something like these Latex codes: {\bgcolor{color name}{equation}} or {\bg{color name}{...
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How can I change my username, profile, and other settings on the Android mobile application?

Can anyone offer me some help on how to change my username and other settings using the android cellphone application?
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Encouraging users to read the full question

Sometimes on my own questions and other people's questions, I see users posting very useless comments that just show they only read the title of the question, and blazed through the specifics ...
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Can we have some MathJax functions pre-defined?

Can we have some MathJax functions pre-defined so that it is easier to write. For example: \ket{\psi} giving |\psi \rangle <...
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Organizing favorite questions

According to this question the marking a question as "favorite" is so that you can come back to it, i.e. it is sort of a bookmark. This is also how I have been using it, but for mainly two reasons: I ...
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Can we post question answer in a form of article?

Some days ago I gave answer to my own question " what is dark matter and dark energy ", it was actually a copy of an old question asked months before. Now my concern is that I wanted to share some ...
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Why are homework questions not given proper answers and they don't have much value here?

I think you all are still correct but some of us have some personal problems due to which we come to sites like this. I think we should be treated well.
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Guidelines for answering homework-like questions

I was looking for guidelines, but the best I could find is this. Is there a better statement somewhere? That was hard enough to find. Perhaps an entry could be put in the help to make it easier to ...

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