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Upload large amount of data more easily

Lately I came across this question with a huge amount of data which I put on pastebin here under my account. One can see that I've already put quite a few mathematica.stackexchange.com-related set of ...
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Can we do something to suppress Tom Sawyers?

There are a few people who frequent the Mathematica.SE site for the purpose of soliciting extensive free program development and/or debugging services. I think of such people as Tom Sawyers, and they ...
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Is there a way to facilitate the copy&paste process for code samples?

Code samples are easy enough to recognise, but I wonder if there is a more convenient way to copy all contents of a gray sample box into the clipboard for pasting into Mathematica. Right now I ...
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A blog for Mathematica.SE — volunteers / suggestions for post topics?

Note: There seems to be a lot of support for having our own blog, and we have several volunteers, so I've added the feature-request tag to this post to draw the attention of the SE team and hopefully ...
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Markdown for output

Following up on this comment I am proposing and requesting a dedicated markdown style for output. To me the requirements are simple: Monospaced font A background color in manner of but distinct ...
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Is it possible to add special URL syntaxes?

It's possible to create links to tag wikis using the syntax [tag:graphics] in a question or answer. Is it possible to extend this mechanism, say to have something like [docs:Plot] turn into Plot?
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Output: separate markup?

It became customary among many users to abuse the quotation markup to indicate Mathematica output, like Range[5] {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} I wonder whether it would be possible to create a MMA.SE specific ...
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Can we have code auto-formatting and do we need to tweak what we had on the StackExchange tag?

This question is captured pretty well by its title, but for more background, on the mathematica on StackExchange we have pretty-printing on the code blocks (see here for some more explanation). I ...
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Statistics of the site

Is there a way to visualize the time-dependent statistics of our site, like how the requirements for coming out of beta changed so far? The small box to the right (Site Stats) and the Area 51 stats ...
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Should we ask for tag warnings?

In this post, it is mentioned that SE has recently introduced "tag warnings" in SO, which are meant to alert users about things they should be doing in the course of adding tags to their question. ...
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First-time posts with unformatted code should be automatically caught

tl;dr This is a feature request to enable automatically detecting unformatted code in first-time posts, and show a helpful message to the poster on how to fix it. According to the following meta post,...
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Cross Validated as a migration target

I propose that it would be useful to have Cross Validated as an additional choice in the Closing > Off-Topic > Migration dialog box.
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Including google-code-prettify language extension for Mathematica into this site

As most of the users may know, we developed a language extension for google-code-prettify to support the correct highlighting of Mathematica code on mathematica.stackexchange.com and is hosted at ...
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Can we set up bookmarks in SE?

Is there any way to set up bookmarks/reminders for myself in SE? Since some comments/questions/answers require a lot of work to resolve, I might not have time to deal with them immediately. But by ...
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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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Suggested change to “Ask Question” page for new users

This is the page first-time posters see: On the right it says, Is your question about Mathematica? Can we change this to the following? Is your question about Wolfram Mathematica? Or maybe ...
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Posting full source: fold-out content, similar to spoiler tags in other forums?

Since some posts build up quite lengthy programs, I thought maybe some unobtrusive way of posting the full source code of a file would be useful. I thought about a fold-out code block a la [hidecode], ...
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How to avoid and What to do with OPs moving the goalposts in the comments?

An annoying behaviour that wastes time and effort are comments that shift the goalpost after receiving an answer. Sometimes the cause is an incomplete explanation of their needs and some other times ...
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Can we have LaTeX formatting enabled?

The title said it all. But, as a potentially mathematics heavy site, can we have LaTeX formatting enabled? On the meta site also?
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Backquotes in titles

I'm not sure whether backquotes in titles are supposed to work, or whether they don't currently work, or whether they shouldn't be used. See this question for an example. I know that the math stuff ...
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Embedded videos and animations

Both animations (GIFs) and videos are useful ways of describing Mathematica solutions. I was looking for some guidance as to how big an animated GIF should be when posted as part of an answer. I've ...
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Can/should we have additional reasons for closing?

Now that the site has graduated, it is attracting a lot more attention from newcomers to Mathematica, as well as frequently receiving migrations from StackOverflow. I suppose I don't have to point out ...
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Should we add cut-and-paste Greek and special characters to the markdown help?

This is related to the the following recent post. Perhaps it would be helpful to provide a list of unicode Greek characters that people writing questions can cut and paste into their questions. I ...
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\[DifferentialD] not displayed correctly in Mathematica StackExchange

\[DifferentialD] apparently does not have a Unicode representation, so I had to enter it directly in a reformatting of question 83672. However, I noticed that it is displayed in blue, as if it were ...
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Function[] style name in questions' title disturb search

Today I created a duplicated question, due to a simple standardization problem in function name. Some users use function, others use function[]. If I look for title:InputField, I do not receive ...
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More contrast for the titles of previously viewed questions

I am having a hard time seeing the difference in color between the titles of new and previously-viewed questions on the summary page. I am requesting that it be increased to match the contrast used ...
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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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Formatting support for \[LeftDoubleBracket] and \[RightDoubleBracket]

It has become common practice on Mathematica.SE to us the Unicode characters for a number of Mathematica symbols. This works because these are correctly interpreted when copied and pasted into a ...
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Top Users view for the new site?

I got in the habit of checking the mathematica Top Users page on StackOverflow. (Yes, competition can be fun.) Is there a way to get a similar view on the new site that applies to all posts? I am ...