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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 ...
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Toward Mathematica.Stackexchange analytics

I guess the time has come to ask a question on exploiting Mathematica functionality to explore user behavioural patterns on Mathematica.Stackexchange. Most of the community individuals know that ...
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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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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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Can no longer write Chinese characters in posts. Why?

I tried to include Chinese characters in a post today, to illustrate something about Unicode strings. The system didn't allow me to submit the post. I got this: Why is this restriction in place? ...
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Proper way to provide a link to the Mathematica documentation in a question?

I am a new user exploring the Mathematica Documentation. If I had a question on a particular cell in the Documentation how would I link it to a question on this site? From googling around I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Searching personal account questions

Is there a way to search for something that exists in just the questions I have posted on Mathematica Stack Exchange?
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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 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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Follow a post so I can read any new answer

I would like to know how I can follow a post so I can read any new answers concerning this post.
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Automate standard comments?

From a comment exchange under a closed question: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the issue it raises is not a Mathematica issue but a mathematical one. That it is formulated ...
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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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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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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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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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Search for questions with expired bounties

The recent Meta 1644, as well as StackExchange help, describes advanced searches. What terms would be used to search for questions with expired bounties (i.e., bounties created more than seven days ...
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My profile icon changed without my doing. How do I get it back?

My profile icon changed this morning without my doing. Is this a known issue on the SE network? I liked my old blue-colored design. Is there any way to recover it?
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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 David Park's Mathematica site?

Anybody know the current location of David Park's Mathematica web site and, in particular, his "DrawGraphics" page that contains links to his add-on "Presentations"? In the recent past I've tried to ...
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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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Change my login username (ID?)

When I originally joined Mathematica StackExchange I had an email address like XXXYYY@comcast.net that I that I use to login and that I would call my username. Since then I have changed my email ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Deleting question

What happens to my reputation when I delete a question from me? I ask this because there are some issues that could be better prepared. Or is it better to edit them and improve them?
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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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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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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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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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It´s possible to delete some revisions that I have done?

It´s possible to delete some revisions that I have done? I would like to know about this because I consider some steps unnecessary.
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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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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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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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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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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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Copy code block from SE to MMA without loss of line breaks

I find that copying a code block from Stack Exchange, as viewed from Internet Explorer 11 (but not FireFox) to Mathematica loses line breaks. This is inconvenient at best and produces errors at worst....
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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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Is it ok to post both on mathematica.stackexchange.com and Wolfram community? [duplicate]

Is it ok to post both on mathematica.stackexchange.com and Wolfram community? There seems to be a difference in that community is supposed to be for "discussions" whereas this mathematica.se is ...
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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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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 ...