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Content of two site help pages: writing a good question vs. on-topic content

I have noticed lately quite a few questions from new users that are unfortunately unanswerable because they do not contain enough detail, or code, or data. Rather than re-hashing the usual comments ("...
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Cool Project Ideas

I like to have at least one side project going at all times and often get bored with one and would like to play with another. Sometimes I find myself (as now) unable to come up with an inspiring, ...
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Linting - Code analysis for bugs, errors and style issues in the Wolfram Language

I'm not sure we already have something similar, but I'm working on more code inspections for the IntelliJ plugin and it's always a good idea to ask the community. Since it doesn't really fit on main, ...
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Pitfalls post about `NumberForm`, `MatrixForm`, etc

I was looking for a duplicate post for this question today, and I figured there must be an answer in the Pitfalls post about the issues that come up with using functions like NumberForm and MatrixForm ...
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Do we have a canonical answer for “Why doesn't b=a; f[a_]:=b; f[1] return 1”?

There exist many related posts, but has it ever been explained in a clear and detailed enough way? Notice a variant of the question in title is Why doesn't lst = {a, b, c}; Thread[Unevaluated@f[...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Question about Wolframalpha itself

I have to ask a question about WolframAlpha itself: Can I ask it on the site?, or is it off topic.
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Should tags Precision and Accuracy be merged?

I understand that conceptually precision and accuracy are quite distinct, but pragmatically tags precision and accuracy appear to be redundant: precision Questions dealing with the relative ...
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Finding duplicates

People often ask me*, "Kuba how come you can so quickly find duplicates? It appears tough in this syntax rich environment." If a question feels like a duplicate or a one that is already answered, it ...
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Dividing one thread into two

I asked a question that ended up having two separate parts, and managed to obtain (with the subsequent help of Wolfram Technical Support) answers to both: Combining pure functions containing compound ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Short-form links to Q&A don't show up in the “Linked” question list in the sidebar

Links in comments (and maybe in answers) in the short form do not show up in the "Linked" questions list in the right sidebar: https://mathematica.stackexchange.com/q/nnn Links that use the full ...
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What would be a best soft to write a Mathematica&Mathematics based book?

Dear Community members, I am playing with the idea of writing a textbook, and I am asking for advice of those who have done such work. The question is about the technical side. I have seen a couple ...
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Where is the Search engine on the new StackExchange Mathematica site?

In the new site, I cannot find the search machine. Where is it?
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Something wrong with comment time-stamps

With the new site design I am experiencing a problem with comment time-stamps. As the page is loading they appear normally, following the user name, but after the page has loaded they disappear. The ...
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Always wrong about distributions

There is a certain user, let's call them A., that has the tendency to comment on every post that mentions Schwartz distributions, usually accompanied by a downvote. These comments are completely ...
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Review and discussion of our new design

We have a new design for our site and it should be rolled out to everyone soon. There are still things that could be tweaked, but in general, I like it very much. This post is to discuss the things ...
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Place to collect the most egregious bugs, flaws and deficiencies of Mathematica?

I have on several occasions used this site to report bugs or flaws with Mathematica, usually when a newer version does something worse than an older version. Inevitably it is met with attitude that "...
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Mitigating the damage from the new site theme

The new site theme rollout may not be everyone's cup of tea. It's certainly not mine. What strategies are there for getting a cleaner site layout which focuses on what we care about?
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Mathematica updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Split eigenvalue tag into eigenvalues and eigenfunctions

Currently there are 131 questions with the tag eigenvalues. This includes both questions around the finding of eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a matrix as well as of a differential operator (and ...
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What is the process for putting animations into questions and answers on stackexchange?

Some answers have nice animations, for example. I have been looking round meta to get guidance on how to post animations and not found any. Is there a post on how to do this? Edit Thanks to ...
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What should I do if somebody answers my question in the comment?

My problems are solved thanks to an answer in the comments. I also would like to provide official recognition by accepting this answer, but I can't.
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Meet at Wolfram Technology Conference?

I am curious who all is currently attending the Wolfram Technology Conference in Champaign. Would love to put a face with a name for the people I have learned from on SE. Perhaps a meet up? Or feel ...
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Red dot when review queue is empty

Several times now I have seen a red dot on the left of an item in the review queue drop-down menu, but when I click on that item, I am told the queue is empty. So why am I seeing a red dot, which I ...
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Should an answer be accepted when the question is marked as a duplicate?

I'm not sure what to do in this case. The question is indeed a duplicate. The comments provide proper guidance and the answers are relevant and helpful. Should an answer be accepted? Should a vote ...
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Mathematica Discord Server chat

I've started an unoficial server here: https://discord.gg/gj6VKAK on Discord for talking live about the Wolfram Language / Mathematica. If you don't know what Discord is, see here: https://...
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Should there be a different tag for System-Modeling?

So far, there has only been the tag [tag:system-modeler] to be assigned to questions regarding Wolfram's System Modeler (WSM). But as of Version 11.3.0 SystemModel is a Wolfram Language data type/...
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Is it possible to browse/search uploaded images?

Is it possible to search uploaded images, for example type 'pie chart' and see the images connected to those posts?
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What Mathematica versions do people use?

Those who develop packages need to decide what Mathematica versions to support. It would be useful to know what is the usage share of different versions. I am not aware of any information being ...
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The editor does not let me put latex code from Mathematica

In this question: Calculating a parametrized maximum, as a function of the parameter I wanted to show the output of a Mathematica expression. So I clicked the expression and chose "Copy as -> LaTeX" ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Mathematica's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering,...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Mathematica Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election starting next week, May 21st. In connection with that election as we did last year, we will be hosting a Q&A here for candidates starting ...
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How to avoid messes like `“\!\(\*SuperscriptBox[\(m\), \2\)]\)”` when using the uploader

In conjunction with this answer Superscripts and subscripts in graphics causes italics Carl Woll complained about the mess of "\!\(\*SuperscriptBox[\(m\), \2\)]\)". This mess does not appear in my ...
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Recent changes in the way the site converts markdown to HTML

The way the site converts markdown to HTML seems to have changed quite a lot very recently. I am not happy with it new look because it makes code, code results, and quoted text much less distinctive ...
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What is the difference between the tags output-formatting and formatting?

What is the difference between the tags output-formatting and formatting? Both have hundreds of questions tagged. output-formatting short wiki description: Specify and control how Mathematica ...
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Discrepancy between entered and displayed text

In my answer to this question (Simpler input for the new unit support), I am trying to show that two different lines of code give the same result (490. m). I thus entered the following text: However,...
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Get all Mathematica fonts into StackExchange

Mathematica has a bunch of custom fonts which define things like \[Distributed]. These can be linked displayed on the web by linking against the set of these fonts stored on Wolfram's servers at https:...
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Fundraising for J.M

After talking to J.M. and getting his permission, we now have an official fundraising campaign here Help Jan (J.M.) to receive his medical treatment (Click me!!!) For those who weren't following the ...
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Tired of questions not showing mathematical formulae explicitly?

Sometimes we encounter (nice) questions with a bit dazzling codes but not showing the mathematical formulae explicitly. Like this one. I always have a hard time extracting formulae in those questions ...
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How can I find out what versions of Safari work with this site?

Background This site no longer runs on my browser, Safari 8.0.8, in a way that allows me navigate the site with usual navigation buttons found on the top of each page of the site. As of today, some ...
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Standard header for bugs-tagged posts V2

Recent question: Suspected-bug Tag motivated me to elaborate on an idea I had in mind for some time now. It appeared to be not close enough for linked topic so I'm posting it as a separate one: ...
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Suspected-bug Tag

I think the number one place where visitors to the MSE get peeved is with our usage of bugs They find something that doesn't work and then quite reasonably attach bugs, but then we come in and say, "...
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How or should one respond to hostile/argumentative folks?

This question is looking for answers or suggestions for us non-moderators. (Moderators have been seen to use their powers wisely in such situations.) Very recently a somewhat vague question was ...
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How to contact a poster directly without putting a comment on a particular answer?

I wish to contact someone who has answered several of my previous questions. I wish to know if they have generalised their approach. Do I have to just choose one of their answers and add a comment ...
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Halirutan's button bar has gone missing

Today, when I tried to edit a question, I found Halirutan's button bar had disappeared from the input editor. It still appears and works on the Ask Question page, so I know it's not my browser that's ...
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what is the status of the Mathematica stackexchange.com weekly newsletter?

Updated Feb 7, wed. 2018 I still have not received the weekly Mathematica newsletter. Even thought I am subscribed, and verified my email OK and my profile says I am subscribed. Very strange, I've ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...

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