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Tags for LLM functions

There are several tags related to LLM functionality: ai chatai llm llmfunction openai and maybe more that I've missed. I propose they be made synonymous with the same tag, and I suggest the tag be ...
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how I can access to a special issue of mathematica stackexchange newsletter

Every week I access one issue of Mathematica Stack Exchange Newsletter through my email, but on March 19th, unfortunately, this newletter was not sent to my email, so how can I access it.
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How should we flag computer generated answers?

Answers given by a now deleted user appear to have been computer generated: The answers were wordy generalities The user submitted 6 answers over a short period of time How should these posts have ...
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When giving a reason to close a question, does "due to a simple mistake" only apply to *Mathematica* issues?

Sometimes when a question is asked there is a "simple mistake" in the subject matter rather than with Mathematica. Does voting to close "due to a simple mistake" apply only to ...
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Why isn't there a cite button in Mathematica stackexchange?

I have been using MMA stack exchange for almost 3 years and have benefited greatly from it. Sometimes, I even get useful algorithms in the answers which I would like to cite in my papers. But, unlike ...
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Is Leonid Shifrin OK these days?

His profile shows he is last seen more than a week ago. OK, this isn't worth worrying of course, what's really worth worrying is, the site http://mathprogramming-intro.org/ i.e. the website for his ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Why is this question not welcome?

The following question was recently closed: Turn off keyboard shortcut The specific reason for closing is not accurate and I assume reflects the lack of options. But what then was the reason for ...
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How can one best post a long answer to a Mathematica Stack Exchange Question?

In trying to help a user with a question (see 293958), I ran his code and after a relatively lengthy running time demonstrated that his code does indeed get an answer. However, the answer is quite a ...
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Question closed due to similar questions in the past but the existing answers do not solve my question (the toy model)

Given square matrices A and B, how to solve T obeys Transpose[T]. A . T = B? I don't know who closed my question disregarding my comments multiple times in the bottom citing this How to solve for $\...
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Can I ask about Mathics3 here?

I stumbled upon Mathics3, a free and open-source clone of Mathematica. It seems to share most of the basic syntax/functions with Mathematica, though I assume some advanced features are not implemented....
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API, APIFunction, and interoperability

What's the difference between the tags api, apifunction, and interoperability? Do we need three distinct tags? Are there others that overlap some of these. Should some be merged? I assume apifunction ...
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is it ok to use the new LLMFunction in answering questions on this site?

I've just used the new LLMFunction (which will be part of 13.3) to answer a question here. I assumed this is ok since this is part of Mathematica (now as Paclet, but soon builtin) but wanted to make ...
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What is the actual purpose of mathematica.stackexchange.com? [closed]

It seems to me that I have misunderstood mathematica.stackexchange.com's purposes. I understood two purposes: to teach and to learn. It seems to be a place for ignorant newcomers to Mathematica to ...
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Question regarding user etiquette in answers and comments

Update Note the OP appears to have deleted the inciting comments. I vote to close my own question but appreciate very much the comments to date. Please see this question In particular, refer to my ...
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How can I upload a video of my solution?

How do I post a video of an animation produced by code to the main site? Here's a minimal example: Animate[Plot[Sin[x + t], {x, 0, 5}], {t, 0, 10, .01}]
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A question was closed as duplicate when it is only similar, not the same

How to get the centroid of a geographical region? (or: the center of mass of Croatia is in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but where exactly?) was closed as duplicate. It is not. The alleged duplicate is ...
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How does one keep others down voting or deleting answers because they do fast answers to hard problem or answers at all to impossible problems>?

As I said in Fitting an exponential system: "Sometimes, a negative result (i.e., can not be fast or done at all) [needs to given] as the problem is constructed." (I editted my own sentence.) ...
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Bounty on a question with an unsatisfactory answer

I have just put a bounty on the question Floor function not returning correct value I wrote there The existing answer is not satisfactory, as explained in a comment. I find this issue important. There ...
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Mostly no difference between before and after editing

After I upload a question, then some user (mostly high-level user) edit my question. But many times I don't see any difference. I wonder what they edited and why they edit it. I don't have the ...
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Why was my question about WolframAlpha marked off topic

The original post can be found here: Get WolframAlpha to treat all symbols as variables There is a tag specifically for WolframAlpha called wolfram-alpha-queries. If this doesn't belong here, to what ...
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Can the deleted post content still be viewed?

There was a question about how to draw this form of straight line x==ty+n, and a friend answered three different drawing methods. I'd like to see again that I haven't seen the post now.
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2022: a year in moderation

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To discuss and potentially explicitly prohibit ChatGPT and other AI answers

Context: Informal ban already effective Meta Stackoverflow and Meta Stackexchange has already been discussing a (temporary?) ban of answers crafted with ChatGPT (SO 421831, SE 384396). Answers ...
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Strategies for lengthy answers and questions (like this one)

Concerning answers TL;DR what : It would be interesting to have a template/format/guidelines for presenting lengthy answers. TL;DR why : To increase the general quality of answers, to guide newcomers ...
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What is the purpose/intention/goal for closing a question

I imagine that this has been asked already but searching here on meta and on google I could not find the deep reasons to why someone votes to close a question. The stack exchange information on vote ...
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Is it possible to append a file to a question on mathematica stackexchange?

Is it possible to append a file to a question on https://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/ask
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Are questions about calling Mathematica in other languages/softwares on-topic?

Recently I voted to close this question because it's about programming in python and I think it's clearly off-topic in this site. But OP of the question just showed me something funny: this question, ...
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Should we make No-Front-End Wolfram Language questions explicitly on-topic? Are they?

On the Help center > Asking > What topics can I ask about here? one can read Mathematica Stack Exchange is for users of the software Mathematica developed by Wolfram Research, as well as ...
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Rare Q&A "Visualization and Graphics" session from Wolfram R&D, some are members of this community

In a rare virtual event, Wolfram R&D developers (some are old-timers, who also are members of this community) will go live for Q&A session about one of the most popular topics Visualization ...
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What's the difference between [error-messages] and [error-tracking]?

Today I changed a tag from error-tracking to warning-messages (née error-messages, error). Then I did some looking into them. Neither error-tracking or warning-messages have tag wikis and both are ...
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Is it acceptable to post code in unreadable form? (i.e Notebook boxes not Raw Input Form)

The offence There seem to be a significant amount of new people posting code that looks like this a = (E^(-2 Abs[\[Gamma] - z Cos[\[Theta]]]^2) \!\( \*UnderoverscriptBox[\(\[Sum]\), \(j = 0\), \(m\)]\(...
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I don't agree that it's easy to categorize user's problems as math problems

I note this question is going to close by the Mathematic question(not a Mathematica). I think it is a function of Mathematica to try or practice with MMA when learning Mathematic. We can't simply ...
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How to convert Greek symbols to readable ones when posting here? web site is gone

I've used to use http://steampiano.net/msc/ to convert tGreek Mathematica symbols when pasting here so they are readable. Now it is gone. See posting-equations-with-subscripts-and-greek-symbols for ...
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Where in the world is J.M?

He is (was) one of the most active and highly respected users on this site, and a beloved moderator. A while ago, he faced some health issues and there was a fundraising to help him deal with it. ...
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The rule of 5 for accepting answers

There are some users who never accept any answers no matter how good the replies are. I am sure you all know that and it's not difficult to compile a list based on previous behaviors. What's even ...
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Jointly Write Large Answer

The question Background removal with hair, in my opinion, is unanswerable. Most image processing questions seem to result in finicky, specialized code. Moreover, image processing questions seem to ...
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Questions that provide code that runs with errors

Can someone, please, try to check who's right in this post? Selecting Plot for Locator I maintain that the OP is problematic, as I am running the commands given and I always get errors. I have ...
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Poorly written questions that get answers

There are various questions -and I think that the number is increasing as of late- in which the authors do not provide the code that they tried and failed and they do not give any description of what ...
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On answering 'Code Please' questions

If this is more appropriate for discussion in a chat room, that's fine, I just don't know how to use the SE interface to get there. People ask questions effectively asking for someone to write code ...
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2021: a year in moderation

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Being blocked from flagging without any warning

I have been blocked from flagging due to getting multiple declines. I did not expect that having different point of views with the moderators will lead to be blocked from flagging questions. Moreover, ...
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Objection to systematic down vote to all questions of a user

I have gotten down vote on almost all of my questions at once! How should I inform the moderators to check this sabotage and give me the lost reputation points back?
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Encouraging newcomers who make "simple mistakes": good policies?

Motivation: I think it's good to encourage newcomers to MMA and MMA SE to continue participating here as they continue to learn Mathematica—especially when their first questions are closed for being a ...
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What is the benefit of a large number of points other than privileges on this site?

Two comments on a question today (Horrible Times x) mentioned "if you need the points" got me wondering about the real world benefit of points (other than having more privileges on this site)...
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What should I do, if anything, to make this question more focused?

I am rather confused as to why this question was closed. It seems to me at least to be very easy to understand, and in fact I received the type of answer I was expecting. My first thought was that ...
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Does my question require additional context? [closed]

For my question What is the limit involving Sum, Subsets, and RankedMax as t approaches infinity?, I decided not to add additional context as the mathematics behind my code is extremely complex. ...
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How do I get my question answered if I don’t have enough points for a bounty?

For my question, In following example does d converge?, I’m unsure whether my question will be answered. It’s only been a few hours and someone has upvoted but no one has left a comment. How do I make ...
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Will you entertain questions related to wolfram alpha here?

Will you entertain questions related to wolfram alpha here?
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Why was this question closed as off-topic?

I was surprised to see that this question, on doing a calculation of Pi with high precision, was closed as off-topic. The justification for closing questions as off-topic is, according to the help: ...
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