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Is there any way to indicate multiple answers as correct? [duplicate]

I often get multiple answers which are all good and usable. It would seem I should be able to indicate that (in the case of 2 of them) both are accepted. Question 37882 is a current case of this. ...
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Is it possible to remove tags created by mistake?

While I was trying add the tag broken-code to a question, I inadvertently created a new tag brok by clumsy typing. I would like to delete that useless tag, but don't see any way to do it. It there a ...
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Copying Code or Data from SE When In a Slider Box

Sometimes code or data in a posted question is in a box with a horizontal slider. Is there some way to select all of the data and copy it to put in a Mathematica notebook? I can only select what is ...
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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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Tag badges curiosities

In Help Center > Badges one finds rules of earning tag badges: Bronze Badge You must have a total score of 100 in at least 20 non-community wiki answers to achieve this badge. Silver Badge You ...
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Code formatting automation for our posts

It would be nice to have tools to automate the code formatting for our posts, so that we don't spend too much time formatting our code by hand. What tools can we (as a community) currently offer?
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Is there a way to convert a Mathematica notebook to Stack Exchange format?

I mean writing questions/answers in Mathematica notebook, and converting it to string/file which can be copied and pasted here with good appearance. I've tried a little. four spaces ,* *, such ...
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Line breaks in Comment boxes

How can I post a code block in a COMMENT box? Not just inline code like this, but to create something legible with a line break: Like this is my code, and I want it separate so people can read it
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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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Is it adequate to ask for hints about how to build projects on this site?

Sometimes I have a project in mind, I know what it's going to do but I'm not really sure on how to build it yet. Is it adequate to ask for tips about ways for this project to be done?
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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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What does sorted by “faq” mean?

What is the sort criterion used to generate this page? The questions are not sorted by views, nor votes, nor number of answers. So by what? Edit I guess I never hovered long enough to see the ...
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What fonts are used for “Mathematica” in Wolfram's and our logos?

What font is used for "Mathematica" in our logo? I thought it might be the italic of the default Mathematica font (Utopia)— —and while it looks similar, the logo font has angled vertical strokes on ...
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Accepting my own answer

I finally figured out an answer to a question I posed more than two weeks ago. It's the only answer. Should I accept it? That is, is it good etiquette for a person to accept an own-answer?
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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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Where do I find personal messages that someone has sent me by using @username?

@Verbeia suggested that I might respond to a question by someone interested in finance, and I would like to do so, but I only saw her message by accident when I was poking around in my user area, and ...
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This is indeed a rather strange unupvoting pattern, Holmes

A few days ago I've read @Artes in chat "talking" about some inexplicable unupvoting activity going on. Then, it happened today in some of my questions/answers, so I brought the issue into chat and ...
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Favorite Questions

Once you have made a question one of your favorites, how do you get back to it? I noticed that when you click "Questions" you go a new page with categories "newest," "faq," "votes, "active," and "...
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Chat behaves/looks strange in Chrome on a Linux box

Here, on my Ubuntu 64bit with Chrome the chat does look very different from what I was used to see for a long time. the right info-bar with the list of online users and the starred comments is ...
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Two UI small glitches. Please confirm

The red circled links don't work, and the blue circled box is superimposed. I am not tagging it as a "bug" yet since I suspect there may be some cache problem somewhere in my upstream internet proxy ...
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How do we get the new icon on the browser book-mark toolbar?

I have about a dozen sites book-marked on my browser's toolbar. No matter what I try, I can't get the new icon to show up there. It does show up in the search-engine menu. What do I need to do to ...
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How to link to an anchor on a webpage?

How can one reference an anchor in the (online) Documentation Center? I know how to embed a link for e.g. StreamPlot, but how can one link directly to the StreamStyle option under the Options section ...
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Code indentation not working after a list

Indented code does not display properly after a list item (bulleted or numbered). Is this a bug, or am I doing something wrong? (*some good code here*) f[x]=1 A list: one two three (some good code ...
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Sharing links to questions on Facebook

On the list of possible badges, I see some that are awarded for sharing links to the site or specific questions: Announcer, Booster, and Publicist. Presumably, these links are shared via social media....
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Is the site being more aggressive about hiding comments?

Lately it seems that fewer comments are being shown before making you click to see them. For example, here's a picture of a recent question for which only the first two (of three) comments were being ...
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Unregistered users can ask questions here, but not on StackOverflow. Is this by design?

Consider this user: https://mathematica.stackexchange.com/users/296/tatsu He or she asked a suite of pretty bad questions, only one of which (I think) has been retained, presumably on the grounds ...
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Bad MathJax rendering

Since I'm using a custom minimum font size (due to a rather high resolution display) in my browser (FF 10), math doesn't render properly for me. I'm not sure whether this is a new problem or has ...
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How to make code indentation display properly in IE8? [closed]

I would like to be able to browse this website from work (since I use Mathematica professionally), and due to IT requirements, this means using IE8, which is a little old. For some reason, code ...
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What is “Accept Rate”?

I apologize if this is not the appropriate place to ask this question, but I'm still finding my way around StackExchange... On to my question: some users have an "Accept Rate" followed by a ...
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When Stack Overflow questions are migrated to Mathematica.SE, what will happen to the links?

What will happen with links to a question if that question is migrated from SO to Mathematica.SE? Will they break, or will they automatically be redirected? And does that depend on whether the URL ...
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Is it appropriate to merge duplicate unregistered users? (And if so, here's a case)

I just noticed that Ted Ersek has duplicate unregistered accounts, here and here. As he is a valued member of the Mathematica community generally, it would be good to merge his accounts. Does it ...
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Language hint for the code environment

Here on mathematica.stackexchange we will most of the time have to deal with Mathematica code, but it clearly happens too, that someone posts Java-code for JLink or C-code for MathLink, etc. just look ...
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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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Reputation with migrated questions

This has been asked before on the SO meta but something still is not clear to me. I noticed a nice question by Simon has been migrated. Is there a Mathematica API for the functions.wolfram site? ...
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How can I create a table in a question?

How can I create a table in a question ? I have tried HTML but it does not seem to work. $\begin{tabular}{ l c r } 1 & 2 & 3 \ 4 & 5 & 6 \ 7 & 8 & 9 \ \end{tabular}$ ...
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List of all questions migrated to Mathematica.SE

I can see a list of recently migrated questions away from StackOverflow at https://stackoverflow.com/tools/posts/migrated/away Is it possible to get a list of all questions migrated to Mathematica.SE?...
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How is the appearance of the site determined?

Just wondering, since I'm very new to StackExchange sites, how these sites are designed, and how their visual appearance evolves. I'm assuming the 'squared paper and pencil' design is not saying '...
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How to pretty print keyboard buttons?

How do I enter keystrokes in a pretty printed form? For example, the keyboard combination CTRL-SHIFT-D in this answer was pretty printed as
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Add the synonym list-processing to the tag list-manipulation

Per a discussion on chat, we'd like to use list-manipulation as it is the phrase used in the documentation, but list-processing is a good synonym for it. Unfortunately, at the moment, no-one has ...
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I am confused, so many forums now. Which one to use for Mathematcia?

Sorry if a basic questions, but I am starting to get confused as to where to go to ask Mathematica questions now. I see this page which shows 4 questions on it 1) https://mathematica.stackexchange....
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How do I enter the backticks for contexts as inline code?

Contexts have backticks, which conflict with the normal way to enter inline code. How do I enter an inline context, since the initial approach: `System`` doesn't work ( `System`` ).
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Can I easily post images to this site directly from Mathematica? (Yes!)

Graphics are tightly integrated into the Mathematica interface. The Front End is programmable, and Mathematica has functions to interface with the web, so the question naturally comes up: Could we ...