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New Site Logo: Final versions

Important for StackExchange staff! We were approached by Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica, through one of his employees who is a regular user here. He asked if our community can consider ...
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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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Strange comments in new users' profiles

Today, the new user profile was instituted. It seems good, although the revised layout will take a little while to get used to. However, I noticed that for new users, there are some strange comments ...
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Can we get the BibTeX entry for a post, like Math.SE?

So, I would like to start this topic to vote (and make available) the BibTeX entry for a post in the Mathematica SE community. It seems to be of general interest to have the possibility to cite the ...
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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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Can we automate spam detection in the suggested edits?

We occasionally get spam in the suggested edits like the following: The entire post has been defaced and replaced with spam. This is not an isolated occurrence; here are more examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ...
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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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“Magic links” in Q&A and for documentation at reference.wolfram.com and Mma.SE

Thanks to @Mr.Wizard I have recently learned that Stack Exchange currently supports Magic Links in comments. Magic Links translate short markups to long links, for example [main], [meta], [edit], [...
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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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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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Display a list of users by number of closed/deleted posts

Moderators have access to a list of users by number of flags (of any kind) against their posts. Going by the general rule of thumb that more_flags == low_quality_poster, this feature is usually ...
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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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Can a comment be accepted as an answer?

Is it possible to accept a comment as an answer? I often see questions which can be answered in a comment. They mostly come from newcomers and sometimes from old members (like me) as well. For me it ...
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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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Add answers from unregistered users to the review queue

Based on statistics that Shog9 kindly provided we get only a few answers from unregistered users and most of them are bad*: the past 60 days worth of Mathematica answers produces: Registered ...
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Can we have MathJax disabled for question previews, and active only for full question pages?

It seems that the questions page (or the front page) does not render code spans in question previews. This means that if a dollar sign appears in a code span (quite common in Mathematica), MathJax ...
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How to de-clutter MMa-SE to ease searching?

Earlier today, had a file go corrupt The WR documentation gave a solution that didn't work. So I posted this Question: How to restore corrupted files? In the first Comment, @belisarius posted a ...
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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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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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Mathematica stackexchange news letter, some letters gets mangled in email

I get the Mathematica stackexchange weekly newsletter, (Thanks to whoever maintains and send these letters) which I then build to Latex and convert to HTML using tex4ht for archiving and reference. ...
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wolframlanguage.stackexchange.com should redirect to this site

It seems that the language we use in Mathematica is officially named the Wolfram Language, as seen on the official site. Since this site is for users to ask questions pertaining to the Wolfram ...
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Filter that shows only the questions I haven't read

I am a big fun of Mathematica.SE, and I've already learned a lot more just scanning through questions. This is an awesome community and the moderators and highly rated members are doing excellent work....
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How to view list of recently viewed questions?

Is there a way to quickly bring up recently viewed questions over a user-specified time interval? If not, this could be a useful feature on the Account Activity page.
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Can escaped (“\”) symbols in code be converted?

In this question I read the following code: which I find, er, hard to read; I had to copy and paste it in Mathematica to make anything of it. Can the HTML preprocessor be updated so that "\[...
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Please add more visible docs on how to include backticks into inline code

Surrounding code by backticks is the only way to include code in comments. While everyone learns quickly how to do this, it is not so obvious how to include a backtick in code (please see that link). ...
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Recognizing paragraphs and applying styles

I believe this question may have already been asked, but unfortunately I have not found something similar. Does anyone have a good tip on how can I create notebooks from the mathematica.stackexchange....
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Shows in the list of questions who asked

Is it possible to enable some feature that shows in the list of questions who asked the question and not the name of who edited? Example: This is what appears in the list of questions. I edited and ...
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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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Identifying recent activity on question and answers page

If one has on display a specific page, usually a question and answers, is there a method to highlight or find activity for the current day or recent period?
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Is there a mailing list especially for Mathematica.StackExchange?

Is there a way to have all new questions daily in my email?
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Would like to see an argument for reopening attached to reopen proposals

I'm finding that it is often difficult for me to decide how to vote on reopen proposals. The problem is that, unlike close proposals, such proposals don't come with any argument on why the post should ...
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MSE Cloud account / Migrating Tutorials to the Cloud

So the common pitfalls question recently floated back up the top of the question list and in looking through it I was struck by how useful it would be to have a lot of this in the cloud so people ...
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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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Font Support Online M

It's kinda of tricky to get the following equation into the stackexchange site but is there a way to support the Mathematica font(or some equivalent) online? For example the Integrate symbol doesn't ...
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Hard choice when reviewing a low-quality answer

Earlier today, while I was working the review queues, I encountered an answer flagged by StackExchage's automatic review software as very low quality. I agreed that the post in question was a low ...