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keep track of questions asked by others

We are warned with e-mails or through the app when new answer to OUR questions are added, but sometimes I am interested also in other questions asked by other users, so I wondered: is it possible to ...
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Review queues for questions must show existing answers

I know that this should better be on Meta.SO, but I don't have any SO reputation points(/account) and also I am not familiar with/interested in the politics of SO, so here we are. Currently, when ...
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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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Could reopen review pages be more like close review pages?

When I review a question for closing, the page presented contains a full reproduction of the question under consideration: title (which is a link to the original question), question body, and the all ...
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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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Update prettify highligher for this site

Mathematica version 10 has been released, with new functions and operators. The syntax highlighter on this site needs to be updated. The highlighter that is being used is already updated in the ...
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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 ...
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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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"Links" on Privileges page should be actual HTML links

On the list of privileges, each item links to a detailed explanation of the capabilities included in that privilege. These items are not actual links, so I can't (for example) right-click and Open ...
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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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Google search in the search box

When I searched for "pane docked" using the search box, I got 3 answers. When I repeated the search in Google using "site:mathematica.stackexchange.com pane docked", I got 3 pages. What would it take ...
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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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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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It's hard to find the markdown FAQ; can we make it easier?

In a recent question I wrote the following as an aside. However, the way the question editor is now structured, I think it hard for people to find this page. First they have to notice the question-...
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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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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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Edition/Answer and Last-Activity tag in the main board

When editing a question we now have something like: 1m ago userX 2000 Saying that 1 minute ago userX edited a question. Although it doesn't say anymore who asked the question (lets call the asker ...
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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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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 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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How do I copy input from Wolfram Mathematica and paste it into my browser's editor? [duplicate]

I want to copy the input from Mathematica, but when I'm doing that, I see here different input. I mean how can I copy the input from Mathematica and post here the exact input to ask you a question? ...
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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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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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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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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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Link Shortcut to Documentation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to add special URL syntaxes? This was brought up a long time ago in chat, but would it be possible to set up a link shortcut to the Mathematica documentation? ...
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Edits required to be six or more characters

I recently tried to correct an error in some example code but failed because I ran into the requirement that edits to posts must to be six or more characters. All I wanted to do was to add a missing "{...
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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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Practice Area for Posting

I can't post as skillfully as I would like. The formatting help seems to be sufficient, but I would rather not play around with a live question comparing the look of one way of formatting to another. ...
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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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Can we get the twitter bot to tweet to #mathematica?

The @stackmma twitter bot tweets certain questions (algorithmically determined) and converts the first tag (sorted by number of questions) to a hash tag. Hash tags are twitter's way of sorting things ...
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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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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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A pause before accepting an answer?

I keep noticing that new participants on the site often pick the first answer to their question without waiting for others to appear. In the interest of eliciting more and perhaps better answers, ...
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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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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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Allowing similar tags or merged searches?

When posting a question and adding tags, users have the ability to create a tag. This can lead to many similar tag interpretations. Today we have tags for cluster-analysis, and findclusters, kernel, ...
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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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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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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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Would it be possible to embed CDF files to posts?

It would be nice to be able to manipulate dynamic content directly from the browser: everything is given on the Mathematica-side (CDF, deployment, browser-plugin), and the site would certainly benefit ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Syntax highlighting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we have code auto-formatting and do we need to tweak what we had on the StackExchange tag? Readability isn't exactly the strong suit of Mathematica anyway, and the absence ...
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Latex in code blocks

Right now, Latex only works in normal text. However, many of Mathematica's symbols can be generated using Latex, especially the part that makes it more readable in the frontend, for example ...
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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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