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Calling a formula an equation in "How to Format"

I am not sure if this is SE-wide. I do not see it on MO or MSE. When I try to edit a post on MESE, I see: However, $\sin^2 \theta$ is a formula, not an equation. On a general site this is maybe ...
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Editing a Misleading Title

The question Math topics that reward fighting against pattern recognition has a very misleading title. The question seems to be about using patterns but is really about using algorithms and cookbook ...
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Evolving views on one's own accepted answer

Context: About 1.5 years ago, I left an answer to MESE 1455 about an approach to handling mistake-making in the mathematics classroom. At the time, my thinking was based on undergraduate courses in ...
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Six character minimum edit?

Is there a justification for edits having to be 6 characters long? I tried to correct someone's arithmetic. They wrote $4 \cdot 8 = 48$. It's a one character change! (Or 2 if you count insertions ...
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How do I edit a question to make it better?

I think "Why are most math textbooks so uninspiring; unless you already like Math?" is a good question. It's closed because 5 people marked it "unclear what you're asking". I'd like to edit it to make ...
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How far do we want to go with suggested edits?

I've recently received the privilege to review suggested edits and I can't quite agree to the suggestions. I'm talking about (this ...
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How can the community user edit answers?

There are some answers or questions edited by the @community user. I think, this is a bot, but if you look at this answer and its revision, @...
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On Strange Attractive Titles

This Meta discussion is based on some questions and suggestions about the title of one of my posts "The Lord of the Fields" on the main site. As a general rule of SE sites it is recommended to add as ...
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Do we delete tags that duplicate a better tag?

When there are two tags that mean the same thing (eg high-school and secondary-education), do we delete the tag that is not preferred? Is there a way to point that out if someone then attempts to add ...
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