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I can't submit my question

I wrote a question, but the site won't let me submit it, giving me the following error message: Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code. Please indent all code by 4 ...
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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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How can I get back an upvote for a comment under a question?

I have given an up vote to an incorrect comment under one of my questions. I click on in to take it back but that does not work. How can I take back my upvote to a comment where there is no downvote ...
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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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Can question be deleted after answering and accepting?

something strange just happened. Someone asks question. I gave answer. They accepted. little later, the question is gone. How is this possible? And who deleted it? Can OP delete the question after it ...
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Can't perform any action in the new close vote queue

I can no longer take any action on a post up for review in the new close vote queue. I am using a rather old browser (Safari 11.1), so maybe I am one of few affected. Is anyone elese having this ...
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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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In search of a lost question

A while ago (don't remember when) I gave an answer to a question about constructing Archimedean spiral using NDSolve for a differential equation on curvature as the function of the arclength. It so ...
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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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How do I upload my question to this website?

I'm unable to upload this question to mathematica stack exchange. I get a message below the edit box which states, "Code is not formatted correctly." Please help if possible.
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StackExchange Up loader gives error with image

I was trying to post an image in version 12.1 using the Stackexchange uploader. It brings up an error in mathematica SETools`SEUploader`Private`stackImage::err: Server returner error: You didn\...
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Getting a site like Stack exchange running

This might not be the best place to ask this, apologies in advance. Because of the virus, my son's school got canceled and he and his friends are worried about the lost schooling. He asked me how ...
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How do you format front end typesetting here in stack exchange?

When copying Wolfram language commands from Notebook front end to stack exchange how do you format here? For example, \!\( \*UnderoverscriptBox[\(\[Sum]\), \(\[Eta] = 1\), \(\[Tau]\)] \*FractionBox[ ...
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Why do I sometimes get boxes when I try to paste an equation?

I was just trying to ask a question but when I started to paste the equations I got disp = {u[r, z], w[r, z]}; ddisp = { \!\(\*SuperscriptBox[\(u\), TagBox[ RowBox[{"(", RowBox[{"1", ",", "0"}], ")"...
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Would questions about C "translations" be on topic?

I come from C programming, and as clear as they may be, I do not understand many of the examples in the documentation. Would it be on topic to ask for a C "translation" of some examples?
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Question about Wolframalpha itself

I have to ask a question about WolframAlpha itself: Can I ask it on the site?, or is it off topic.
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Short-form links to Q&A don't show up in the "Linked" question list in the sidebar

Links in comments (and maybe in answers) in the short form do not show up in the "Linked" questions list in the right sidebar: https://mathematica.stackexchange.com/q/nnn Links that use the full ...
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Where is the Search engine on the new StackExchange Mathematica site?

In the new site, I cannot find the search machine. Where is it?
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Something wrong with comment time-stamps

With the new site design I am experiencing a problem with comment time-stamps. As the page is loading they appear normally, following the user name, but after the page has loaded they disappear. The ...
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What is the process for putting animations into questions and answers on stackexchange?

Some answers have nice animations, for example. I have been looking round meta to get guidance on how to post animations and not found any. Is there a post on how to do this? Edit Thanks to ...
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Red dot when review queue is empty

Several times now I have seen a red dot on the left of an item in the review queue drop-down menu, but when I click on that item, I am told the queue is empty. So why am I seeing a red dot, which I ...
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The editor does not let me put latex code from Mathematica

In this question: Calculating a parametrized maximum, as a function of the parameter I wanted to show the output of a Mathematica expression. So I clicked the expression and chose "Copy as -> LaTeX" ...
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Discrepancy between entered and displayed text

In my answer to this question (Simpler input for the new unit support), I am trying to show that two different lines of code give the same result (490. m). I thus entered the following text: However,...
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How can I find out what versions of Safari work with this site?

Background This site no longer runs on my browser, Safari 8.0.8, in a way that allows me navigate the site with usual navigation buttons found on the top of each page of the site. As of today, some of ...
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How or should one respond to hostile/argumentative folks?

This question is looking for answers or suggestions for us non-moderators. (Moderators have been seen to use their powers wisely in such situations.) Very recently a somewhat vague question was ...
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How to contact a poster directly without putting a comment on a particular answer?

I wish to contact someone who has answered several of my previous questions. I wish to know if they have generalised their approach. Do I have to just choose one of their answers and add a comment ...
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Halirutan's button bar has gone missing

Today, when I tried to edit a question, I found Halirutan's button bar had disappeared from the input editor. It still appears and works on the Ask Question page, so I know it's not my browser that's ...
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what is the status of the Mathematica stackexchange.com weekly newsletter?

Updated Feb 7, wed. 2018 I still have not received the weekly Mathematica newsletter. Even thought I am subscribed, and verified my email OK and my profile says I am subscribed. Very strange, I've ...
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Interline in lists (items, item parapgraphs)

Let's take this question as an example: How to save a context into an expression? The distance between the second item and its paragraph is larger than the distance between the next or the previous ...
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Can the time to award a bounty by extended?

I have 20 hours to award a bounty on one my questions. One of the answers the question received is potentially acceptable, but this answer requires 3rd party software that is not installed on the ...
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List of the most popular answers

Recently I've hit the ~1.0m (people reached) milestone. This is based on the number of views of posts I provided (so far 409 answers and 3 questions). That is roughly 2500 views per post, quite a ...
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Ask Question - Large amount of numbers [duplicate]

I am new in StackExchange. I would like to ask a question in Mathematica Stack Exchange about a code I am writing. I would need to write in the question a table of data which is long. Is it possible ...
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Meaning of red dot in review drop-down menue

For the first time today, I observed a red dot instead of the usual silver dot on the Review page drop-down menu: Also, the review category, "Suggested Edits" is in a bold font, which also is unusual....
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SE Uploader puts row of control objects on several lines

I have just posted this question. When uploading the image I noticed that a row of control objects are put on several lines in the image. In my notebook they are on one line. Not a major problem but ...
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Mathematica.SE User Inteface Problems

Yesterday, I noticed that my Mathematica.SE user page sometimes was different, depending on how I reached the page. Today, after I rebooted my computer, the appearance of nearly all Mathematica.SE ...
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Rearrangement of site toolbar

I just noticed that the site toolbar has been rearranged (I am tempted to say "scrambled", but I don't want to be rude :). I strongly prefer the old arrangement and would like to see it restored. What ...
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Fix typo in bounty message?

I'm somewhat excited to have just started my first bounty! Imagine my dismay to have noticed a typo in the bounty message... Can I fix this? To be explicit, the bounty message reads "One should be ...
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Active online student resources for learning Mathematica

Long time math lover; first time Mathematica user. I've really enjoy learning more about MMA (love the cloud!). But to expand my knowledge of the language at a level more appropriate to my skill I ...
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My SE Uploader has stopped working

The SE Uploader which has always worked well has stopped working. I reinstalled it and I get the pallette. However, when I click on Image the Wolfram window pops up with SETools`SEUploader`Private`...
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Sharing a notebook on the four color theorem applied to map of Florida

I want to share a Mathematica notebook to explain a problem that I'm having in applying the four color theorem to a map of Florida. My data and code exceed the limit of characters to post my question ...
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Question about the Mathematica Weekly Exchange Newsletters

Are the Mathematica Weekly Exchange Newsletters accessible on this Mathematica.StackExchange.com website somewhere? Thank you!
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What are best practices for posts

I am new to Mathematica Stack Exchange. I see many posts that seem to follow a certain practice: Text is in normal format; Code is in code blocks (ctrl-K) but does not include "In:" and "Out:"; Output ...
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how do I paste multiple lines of code into the chat (in the chatroom)?

The only way I know to copy multi lines of code into the chat is to copy one line by one line and for each line inserting a ` at the start and at the end. I have searched informations all over the ...
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How do I attach data file?

I want to post a question on how to open a certain data file in Mathematica. How do I attach the file to my post?
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What does the "Last seen" information mean?

When we are on a user's page, what does the "Last seen" information mean? Does this information indicate that the user (profile owner) logged into the system? Or that any other user saw something from ...
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - Mathematica

Stack Exchange recently started a collaboration project with the University of Melbourne, in an attempt to improve the automatic detection of duplicate questions. More information on the project and ...
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What is the procedure for reopening a question marked as duplicate?

This question has been closed as a duplicate. I wish to suggest that the main issue has been missed when it was closed. How do I go about getting it opened? I have searched but not found the process.
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Adding a new tag to the Mathematica forum

How are new tags added to the Mathematica forum? Lately I've been working with celltags in Mathematica, and there have been quite a few questions on them in this forum. I think they are important ...
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How to search among your Favorites?

How do you perform a search that is limited to your list of Favorites questions?
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