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Recently-answered question does not show up in "Top Questions" list

A question that I answered earlier today is mysteriously absent from the Top Questions list when I visit the site. However, if I search for the question using keywords, and click the "Newest" tab, it ...
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Handling "edgy" jokes in comments

I flagged the comment here: https://matheducators.stackexchange.com/a/13708/11 as needing moderator attention. In case it is removed later, the context is that the question wants to know a better, ...
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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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Should the (teaching) tag be a synonym for (mathematical-pedagogy)?

Should the teaching tag be a synonym for mathematical-pedagogy? And if not, what sort of questions would be a good fit for one tag, but not the other? Right now the teaching tag doesn't have a usage ...
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Adding feeds from some other sites to the chatroom?

This site has an associated chatroom which is frequented by some users. I wonder whether it might be useful to add some feeds from other sites to the feeds for this chatroom. In this way there would ...
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Proliferation of Fake Accounts

There is a theme to some of the new user accounts on MESE. I believe that this is not specific to Math Educators, but is rather a larger problem across StackExchange. Still, I thought it was worth ...
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Answers and comments on a question attacking an entire subset of our profession

The question below What is the required mathematical background of a US elementary school math teacher? was migrated from academia.stackexchange and the answers and comments included have a general ...
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Can I suggest to someone to accept my answer?

A new user asked a question about teaching multiplication of integers for the first time. He clearly liked my answer because (s)he wrote in a comment under my answer: Thank you very much! I used ...
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Have & how do you use the questions on Stack Exchange in your teaching & assessment?

Can anyone share their experiences using any of the questions from Mathematics Stack Exchange in their teaching or assessment? How do you 'save' questions for later use? How successful have you been?...
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Is this allowed?

I am a member of this website and need to ask a favor. I have a small publishing company I've started specializing in quality inexpensive mathematics textbooks at the university level, both reprints ...
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Cross posting book reference question

On the mathematics site I asked about a book I was looking for: https://math.stackexchange.com/q/2178178/88985 But never got the answer I was looking for ::( It is for an beginning undergraduate ...
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What is the right way to post an after-action report?

I posted How can I choose a free calculus textbook? in 2014, then our department adopted a free calculus textbook. We made various decisions at that time. Three years out, we know more or less what ...
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Person using multiple unregistered accounts

A user has been using multiple unregistered accounts (with the same name and the same avatar). For reference, the accounts I've been able to find are 8280, 8281, 8284, 8289, 8294, 8308, 8309, 8310, ...
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A tag for infinite subjects?

Would it be appropriate to create a tag for questions dealing with infinity, infinitesimals, or related subjects?
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Renaming the "Mathematics Educators" chatroom.

Similar to this post, would anyone be interested in suggesting a new name?
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Disappearing Meta chatroom

I regularly visit the Mathematics Educators chatrooms and I used to see three. But starting last March 16, 2017, the Mathematics Educators Meta chatroom disappeared from the list. (Clicking the "...
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Is it on-topic to ask for feedback on a textbook proposal?

I have a textbook proposal currently being considered for publication. The tentative title of the book is Secondary Mathematics for Mathematicians and Educators, and as the title suggests it focuses ...
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Country-specific questions

I understand that some country-specific questions are currently welcome in Mathematics Educators. (For example, questions with the common-core tag are specific to the USA.) But are questions that ...
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Personal Messages and Chats

I'm a moderator and I don't know how to send a private message? Really?! (Perhaps there's no such thing as private messages here?) @quid, I have two things I want to discuss with you. One is a ...
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How to avoid opinion-based down-votes with an objective question?

In the comments for JoeTaxpayer's answer to this question about the "appropriateness" of assigning extra credit homework, some users have begun to discuss down-votes that seem to be based upon ...
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Meta chatroom back from the dead!

I regularly visit the Mathematics Educators chat rooms (ME and Innumeracy) and now I just saw a third chat room (Mathematics Educators Meta) that wasn't there before. It was created on December 30, ...
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Are survey questions on topic?

Are questions that ask for a variety of individualized responses on topic? Here are some examples: How do you teach the topic of ... ? What tools do you use for ... ? What methods do you employ to ......
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Is it possible to share a bounty?

If a broad-ish and bounty-worth question gets many equivalently good answers (i.e. imagine a reference request where user A gives 2 good references and user B gives other 2 good and different ...
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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 ...
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Is a question asking for textbook referrals on-topic?

I've already asked a question of this nature and I'd like to ask another. I'm looking for a precalculus text that includes a significant discussion of complex numbers, especially graphing in the ...
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Why are certain LaTeX commands not rendering for me on this site?

Both the syntax "\binom{n}{r}" and the syntax "{n \choose r}" produce the message "[Math Processing Error]" for me when I use this site (and also History of Science and Mathematics), but work fine ...
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Is this question about reading research papers on-topic?

Is this question considered to be on-topic? To me it seems to be asking about the meaning of English phrases in the context of mathematics, or alternatively about how to judge the validity of a ...
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How to turn off the MathJax preview?

The constant compiling of MathJax while composing a post is undesirable for me. How can I stop the MathJax preview? Is there a way to turn off the MathJax preview? Where is the button to switch off ...
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How do I display MathJax in chat?

How do I display MathJax in chat? What do I tell other users so they can display MathJax in chat?
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Modified by Community

What does it mean that a question was "Modified by Community"?
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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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When should a person consider deleting an answer?

I gave an answer that wasn't well received (my answer has a negative score). I plan to research my answer to see if the objections are valid. (I want to check if the geolegs are as precise as I ...
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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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Editing Another Users Answer

Under what circumstances can a user change another user's answer? I posted something yesterday and when I came back today there were several (largely unnecessary) changes to my answer. It was ...
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Should we create a site to help teachers with classroom technology?

This is a cross post. It should have dawned on me to ask here all along! Curious of your thoughts. I'm Sam and I work at Stack Exchange Overflow. I come here before you because I'm not sure where ...
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Who is MESE for, exactly?

This is not a rhetorical question, and it also doesn't have any preconceived answer. It is instead closely related to the question of why there are so few questions on what otherwise seems to be a ...
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Dividing by Zero duplicate

A recent post was submitted and marked as a duplicate: https://matheducators.stackexchange.com/q/8571/267. This post shows a question and answer by the same user. It appears this user is not able to ...
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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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OP wants many answers but accepts answer

Recently I answer answered a question. The OP wrote: Thanks Amy, that article is helpful! I am still interested in any others folks find too. The OP accepted my answer but is hoping for more ...
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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 ...
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How can we increase the number of quality questions asked on MESE?

Edit (June 2015): Another related meta.SE post about community evaluations can be found here. This is mostly a post to draw MESE users' attention to the meta.SE piece here, entitled: Graduation, ...
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Why so many views?

I am surprised how quickly MESE questions can accumulate views. It seems the views increase at a rate faster than on MO or MSE. What triggered my interest is a question (Justifications for: Why learn ...
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Being a Moderator

I just got this by email: We noticed that you haven’t been active in moderating Mathematics Educators Stack Exchange over the last 4 months. That’s nothing for you to be overly concerned about - ...
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Are questions about working as a teacher of mathematics on-topic?

Should we consider it on-topic to ask questions about working as a teacher of mathematics even when the question has nothing to do with mathematics itself? The topics could be something like this: ...
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Should I split my post into three questions?

In a question of mine somebody commented that it is better to split this post into three different questions. Is it a good idea or the current format is fine? I think all questions are somehow related ...
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Why some users in some SE sites have 101 reputation since the beginning?

I saw some users in some SE sites that have 101 reputation since the beginbing without any question or answer. How is it possible?
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Can one ask a question in Meta sites or answer a post without registration?

Sorry if my question is too basic and possibly trivial. I'm new in Stackexchange sites. My question simply is: Can someone ask a question in Meta or answer a post without registration?
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Meta-cognition tag?

Could we create a tag for the topic of meta-cognition, that is "thinking about thinking", or more completely (from Wikipedia): Metacognition is defined as "...
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What was the result of meta discussion on the "big list" or "resource recommendation" tag?

What was the result of this discussion?
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Let's get critical: Mar 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Mathematics Educators Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...

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