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Feature Request: <math> tags for ease of importing a formula from wikipedia into stack exchange

Note that writing $x^{2}$ produces the mathematical expression $x^{2}$. I was wondering if sometime in the future the Math Educators SE could parse ...
Samuel Muldoon's user avatar
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Turn off unregistered guest answers

I'll suggest that Math Educators SE turn off the ability for unregistered ("guest") users to submit answers. I'm told that this is a new capacity, as of a few months ago, that can be set per-...
Daniel R. Collins's user avatar
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"show 13 more comments"

[Note: I don't know if this is a general comment about the Stack Exchange network at large or something that is controllable site-by-site.] When a comment thread gets too long, stack exchanges seem ...
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What is or could be the tag for asking about possibility of teaching certain topics without prerequisities?

For example, I had no idea that probabilities of 0 or 1 don't change with information. I don't recall being taught this in elementary or advanced probability. The advanced probability way of proving ...
BCLC's user avatar
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Is it possible to submit original graphics for the site's appearence?

I don't know the site's policy regarding graphics. As a part-time designer, I think the site would be much more appealing with a nice banner (header) on top of the page. Is it possible to submit to ...
marco trevi's user avatar
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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 ...
Theodore Norvell's user avatar
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A more general reason for closing off-topic questions?

Currently the off-topic closure reasons are: This question is off-topic because it is a mathematical question as contrasted with a question about mathematics education. For a Stack Exchange site for ...
Joonas Ilmavirta's user avatar
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color of the titles of questions

The color of the title of a non-visited question on the main site is blue, and that of an already visited question is dark-blue. I believe, visually it would be more helpful if the color of an ...
Name's user avatar
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Scope of the site: educaTION versus educaTOR

I am still somewhat confused about the scope of this site. The help center says: The community welcomes questions on teaching mathematics and the process of learning mathematics at all levels. ...
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Pledge fullfilled status?

I pledged to get this site started, and I'm pretty sure I fullfilled my promise already. But there is no indication I noticed in my member page saying anything about this.
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Specific tag for questions about a mathematical object

I think it would be nice to have a tag that marked that a question was 'about' (i.e. its central topic is) a specific mathematical object, in contrast to being about practical things like exams and ...
Marius Kempe's user avatar
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Icon for this site?

How are icons for sites on SE defined? I.e., Math.SE, TeX.SE, Unix.SE, and several other of the sites I visit around here have their own, distinctive icons. Others have a just a light blue blurb with ...
vonbrand's user avatar
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Off-topic > belongs to another site

I think it would be good to have "Close > Off-topic > belongs to another site" options containing:, For, there is already a question that would fit better there (and ...
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Should we require comments before downvotes?

Prompted by the discussion at this question, I am making a proposal that we ask StackExchange to require users of Mathematics Educators to comment on a post before they can downvote it. Upvote the "...
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Can we have some way of linking to common resources, papers, and readings that are going to come up a lot?

I saw some things about Stack Exchange wikis, and it seems like linking to common papers, wikipedia articles, helpful resources might be something helpful to users. I've already seen two people (one ...
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Would it be possible to get MathJax?

The author of this question tried to use LateX markup, presumably thinking it would work in the same way that it does on Math Stack Exchange and Math Overflow. Would it be possible to get MathJax for ...
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