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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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Is a question seeking to golf a code on topic?

This thread, as far as I understand, makes it clear that code-golf questions are generally off topic. But regarding the top answer, I got the impression that if a question asks to do a specific task ...
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Increase in down-voting - is there anything we can/should do?

I've noticed an increase in down-votes recently. Most of these are not accompanied by any explanation of why the questions or answers have been down-voted. A lot of users provide helpful comments (...
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Community Ads for 2021

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. All ads with a score of 6 or higher, or with a score of 4 or higher and no downvotes will be displayed (except for any that have a note from ...
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Where is Dr. Belisarius?

There was a highly active member in this website called Dr. Belisarius. I checked his profile and I realized that he has not been active for years; and, he also doesn't answer his emails. Does anyone ...
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Why does not finding duplicates = reputation?

I think that it must have been discussed in the past in one form or another, and if not here definitely in similar stack.exchange sites. The question is the following: Considering that finding ...
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Differential equations, version 12.3 and improving the level of the questions

Disclaimer: I am not really certain if this belongs here, or on the meta site or nowhere. I want to explain though, that I was motivated by the discussion regarding whether or nor we can improve the ...
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Why not require justifications for downvotes?

I just added an "answer" to my own question clearly indicating in line 1 that it was in fact an extended comment and that it required formatting. It was immediately downvoted but there was ...
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How does Mathematica StackExchange support itself?

I don't remember ever seeing a "help support ..." like I do on Wikipedia.
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Votes can have different value

Sometimes I find an answer which is so incredibly helpful or beautiful that I would not mind voting double, triple or more at the cost of reputation, sort of like a bounty for existing answers. - Does ...
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Is this site losing users?

I have noticed reduction of activity on all StackExchange sites recently. For instance, for this question in 2012 I quickly received a lot of upvotes and answers, which also received a lot of upvotes, ...
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Should Wolfram Alpha Notebook questions be considered on-topic?

Should Wolfram Alpha Notebook questions be considered on-topic? Here's an example: Calculating double integral bounded by domain in Wolfram Alpha Notebook Here are some related meta Q&A: Other ...
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Why was this question about continued fraction expansion of a rational function closed as off-topic?

I mean the question Continued fraction expansion of a rational function asked more than two years ago and closed about three months ago as off-topic. Why is it off-topic? Presently I actually need ...
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Cannot post question

I am trying to post this question, which appears to be formatted properly: But I cannot, because the site says: Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code. Please ...
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Correct way to post a comment

It has happened to me on more than one occasion: when I make a comment, the reference to the person who gave me the answer does not appear. Example: If it was Bill who gave me the answer, I post my ...
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Log in issue to StackExchnage

I have posted the following question a month ago and now I am trying to edit or comment on it, but it does not allow me to do so. It says I don't have 50 reputations, while in actual I have more than ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Popup notification on locked mobile device for new questions

Sometimes pretty randomly (like waiting in line, etc.) I have a moment to look at the new questions on my mobile phone. But it is inefficient to constantly monitor your phone. It'd be much better to ...
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Has the Mathematica V12.2 rollout been delayed?

It has now been several weeks since the release of V12.2. However, when I log in to the Wolfram Portal (institutional account) I find only 12.1.1 of Mathematica for Sites available. I am aware of some ...
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What to do when you ask a lousy question?

I learn Mathematica on my own, and use it on my scientific studies. Sometimes there are some well known commands, trivial features, or keywords that I don't know. I ask my questions to SE community ...
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How do people remember relevant posts?

I just posted an answer to a question . I know I answered a similar question previously but could not find it. xzczd however, was able to find the previous question. So either some of you have ...
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Body of question too long

I tried to ask a question on the main site, but I got a message that said that the body was too long: Body is limited to 30000 characters; you entered 38011. It's because of my code, Should I first ...
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Why is Mathematica at StackExchange so much better than Wolfram Community for finding answers?

I've noticed that you must wait sometimes days to find halfway decent answers at Wolfram Community but when posting similar questions at StackExchange Mathematica answers sometimes come within minutes ...
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Update to a recent highlight.js for the Wolfram Language

We've been working hard to update the Mathematica portion of highlight.js, and it was merged into the main repository some time ago. It fixes all kinds of issues with the old version, e.g. it supports ...
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Separating algorithmic optimizations from implementation optimizations, how to best ask these questions on MMA SE?

Consider a really cool computational problem (project euler problems are the perfect candidates). To solve this problem, naive brute force won't work. There are two paths here. I can keep the ...
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Broken links to documentation tutorials

Wolfram with V12 is rewriting and updating (or perhaps has finished) the documentation. Part of the process involves combining several short, related tutorials into a single "Tech Note." ...
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Are 3rd party tools an acceptable component of a Mathematica SE solution?

I am about to post an "Answer your own question" question in the Mathematica SE in response to a previously posted question whose answers all concluded that 'it isn't possible'. 'It' is ...
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Soliciting opinions to specify an open source WL-like language

This question from 2013 asks whether m.se is appropriate forum to discuss languages similar to WL. One mentioned, mathics, doesn't seem to be around anymnore, or at least page is unresponsive. I have ...
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Can anyone suggest a way that I can formaly acknowlge users in a piece of accademic work?

Over the years I have learnt a great deal from MM SE, in fact I think it has one of the best communities I have experienced out of the ones I have used/lurked on. Several regular and experienced users,...
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What to do with the [localization] tag?

The localization tag has 22 questions on a mish-mash of topics. Mostly it's about scoping (we have scoping), but some are about language issues. This thread is to solicit opinions on what we should ...
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Should we make [error] tag as a synonym of [warning-messages] tag?

The word error is misleading. In many cases, the message of Mathematica only suggests that something may be wrong. Will it be better to rename it as warning-messages, which is also the terminology ...
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what is ipfs-sec.stackexchange.cloudflare-ipfs.com? google keeps sending me to it when I search for Mathematica questions

To find something in MSE (Mathematica stackexchange), I normally use google. Recently, I keep getting top hits all from site ipfs-sec.stackexchange.cloudflare-ipfs.com It seems like a duplicate of MSE....
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is there a way to remind someone posting a question to mark the version number in the question?

Is there a way to remind someone posting a question to mark the version number in the question? it is getting tiring to have to ask each time what version number they are using. At the Maple own ...
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how to improve image quality for the SEUploader?

I noticed SEUploader images are not good when copied over to stackexchange forum. I do not know if this is the effect of latest changes done at stackexchange server or what (we had problem with ...
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Modern Mathematica vs Wolfram One: Where are they going

I've been working with Mathematica Online now for a number of years and have been very happy with it. Now as a volunteer for a data science for social good project its performance is falling a bit ...
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newsletter is not received

I do not know whether we should ask this question here, so sorry if it is not relevant. But this is a problem for me. I have received Mathematica Stack Exchange Newsletter on Tuesday every week. But ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020 [duplicate]

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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How to view the total number of Posts and the top 100 users with the highest points in the MMA section of stackexchange

Since I am a new user of stackexchange learning community, I want to find the top 100 users with the highest points (Community Ranking) in the MMA section of stackexchange to learn their published ...
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2019: 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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The form of math input in stack exchange

what's the error I got here? why it is wrong? How should I make this right for post?
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How do I transfer the results of a computation from a notebook into a Mathematica.SE question? [duplicate]

i have establish the ODE model and in order to simplify the question,I just want to put the ODE, but when I get the ODE from mma, how can I paste it to mse? codes are as this G = m*g; d1 = (m)/(rho*...
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Consensus on a bug

In Why does this stiff BVP return unevaluated but a similar IVP produce a solution?, I addressed a somewhat common problem with NDSolve, namely that when the shooting method fails due to stiffness or ...
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Meet at WTC 2019 (Wolfram Technology Conference)?

@kickert posted an answer here but I think it should be a separate question. Anyone attending the Wolfram Technology Conference in Champaign? Perhaps a meet up?
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appropriate credit for using a code posted on stackexchange

I have a more general question regarding StackExchange (Sorry if this is not the right place to post such a "meta-question"): When I use a code posted here for, lets say, doing some research and I ...

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