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I think this is a very good idea. To add to this, a new user will also see the following banner above the list of questions. Here, "users of Mathematica" can also be changed to "users of Wolfram Mathematica". This banner is another example of where new users only see the word Mathematica, without further explanation or failsafes against thinking ...


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bugs Do not add the bugs tag to your question until your observations have been confirmed by other users or Wolfram Technical Support. Related thread: How to report bugs?


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I've enabled this for users with <= 200 reputation. ...That said, don't expect too much. This will correctly detect large code dumps, but won't necessarily detect single-line expressions interspersed with prose as in your example. I've also enabled a check that enforces a code to non-code ratio (currently 4 characters non-code to each line of ...


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This is a proof-of-concept using Pastebin. It's a utility function that you can put in your init.m to always have available in case you need to upload a list (or another string). How to install it Create a user account at Pastebin.com. Log in and copy your dev key from this page. Go to this page and generate a user key. Modify the function below with your ...


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windows Only use the windows tag if you have evidence to believe that your question is related to this specific OS. Do NOT use it to simply indicate the OS you are currently using. You could provide that information in the body of your question. osx Only use the osx tag if you have evidence to believe that your question is related to this ...


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Lest we forget, there is also a built-in way in V10 to share expressions with other users, namely CloudPut with Permissions -> "Public" and CloudGet:


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I support this feature request, because I feel especially a copy to clipboard button would be very nice. However, I have some concerns with respect to request "Additionally I would like a button for uploading a text-based file such as a Notebook". My concerns I am against sharing "raw" (unconverted, including a lot of Box expressions) notebook files on the ...


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Not-so-large data can be QR-encoded in an image and uploaded to SE easily dat = RandomInteger[9, {500, 3}]; BarcodeImage[Compress[dat], "QR"] dat===Uncompress@BarcodeRecognize@Import["http://i.stack.imgur.com/aulnt.png"] > True Not very efficient, I would agree, but simple enough.


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Reading the commentary here, it kinda sounds like this might be a good idea across the board - that is, to change "Mathematica" to "Wolfram Mathematica" everywhere the site topic is used. This includes the sidebar, the prompt (grey text that appears in the title entry before a title is entered), and various other places (default close ...


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Yes. Wolfram Technical Support is where you should send suggestions for Mathematica. When you make a suggestion, it's important to make sure you are clear that you are making a suggestion and not requesting technical help. I would suggest even beginning the email with "I have a suggestion for Mathematica..." Sometimes people are unclear about what they ...


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I often send send suggestions for what I think would be improvements to Wolfram tech support. I try hard to make these suggestions clear, complete and well-focused. This is important, because I am sure receiving vague and rambling suggestions must very frustrating for tech support personnel and a waste of their time. I have always received replies to my ...


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Done, this will be live after the next build (later today). Thank you for your continued work on this!


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No, feature requests are off-topic here or on the main site. They wouldn't make much sense either, because this site is community driven and no official channel to communicate with Wolfram Research. As already said in the comments, the official Wolfram Community or the Wolfram Support is the correct way for such requests.


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In the upper left corner, next to the recent achievements and the inbox there is a link list to all StackExchange sites.


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version-6 Do NOT use the version-6 tag in bug reporting. If you are posting about apparent bugs, provide the Mathematica version(s) in which you are seeing your issues in the body of your question and when more information becomes available use or update the header as described in this Meta post. version-7 Do NOT use the version-7 tag in bug ...


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The prettyprint process, that is used on the main site, chances the appearance of a_ to its italic version a_. The Consolas part of the default font-family for code makes a and α look very similar. The default text font-family, Arial, isn't suitable for code. Here are two alternatives I have tested by changing the code style with the developer tools of the ...


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Note: Heavily updated I'm in charge of this. For the new version 12, I used last weekend to completely restructure the code and move it to a new repository: Wolfram Language support for the Google Code Prettify I spend a good amount of time to document how it works and to prepare examples and tests. The final highlighter script is either lang-mma.min.js ...


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The concern in this question is very real, but I think one has to consider the history of the user who posts the question. And I think you do want that distinction, because one can't characterize a poster as a "TomSawyer" based on a single post. As an extreme example (which happened while I was on vacation so I didn't see it in real time) recall the xkcd ...


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All questions on Mathematica.SE that are tweeted now have the #mathematica hashtag - and only the #mathematica hashtag.


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Re: the feature-request part of your question — I know that there are extensive changes being planned for handling closures. Some of the ideas discussed were (subject to change) more granular sub-reasons which can be adapted to the community's needs (e.g. choosing why something is "Off Topic" or "Not Constructive" or "Too Localized") a free form input where ...


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I'm trying to get my head around the root of the problem. According to the SE-Tools README: The possibility to insert images is pretty nice, but what if you need to share a large expression, that is too large to include it as code-block in an answer? Or you want to share a cell with fancy formatting? Or you want to share a whole Notebook with titles, ...


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Duplicate here has two possible meanings: identical question has been asked, different question, but identical cause or resolution There are plenty examples of the first, and these questions are usually closed as duplicates, and deleted, or merged, if there are worthy answers. The second case is more interesting as they are different questions, but ...


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I compiled a dataset of these which I can quickly and easily update on request. It currently goes up to to Jan 2018. bugsQs = CloudImport[ "user:b3m2a1.datasets/stack_exchange_data/questions/\ mmaBugsWithVersions.mx"]; bugsGroups = KeySortBy[ ToExpression@ PadRight[ Flatten@ List@Replace[StringSplit[#, "."], {{"Unknown"} -&...


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Update This now fixes the issue with the syntax highlighting colors being wrong, too Original Here are screenshots of what this will do for you: Basically I just tried to make it so what we care about (questions and answers) are what the site displays most prominently. I also got our old logo back, until that resource is destroyed at least. How to Get At ...


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I feel your pain; you may have seen my earlier question on a related problem (Same old, same old). However, there may be some reasons not to add another close reason. For debugging questions there's already the "Too Localized" close reason, if you believe there's not a general lesson to be learned from the debugging exercise. Many people just love being ...


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No, it can't be eliminated. The only way out is to reach 2k rep, at which point you earn the privilege to edit any post. This is in place so that low rep and anonymous users don't suggest trivial edits, burdening others with the task of reviewing them. Usually, posts might need a bit more fixing than one character, but if indeed that single character is ...


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There's a bug in the updated version. I've sent you a pull request with the fix (you'll have to regenerate the other files) and updated our version, including this fix. The new version is now live. Thanks for the update!


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Note that I was the final closer, but my name does not appear as signing off on the reason given. I, too, disagreed with the majority on the reason. I strongly support any effort to get all reasons for closing on record. I think not doing so defrauds the whole community. I think everybody, but especially the OP, has the right to know all the reasons for ...


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Well, actually spell-check should work inside your browser. It would be counterproductive to include it to SE because there are sites that are multilingual (like German-Language SE). Why don't you just turn it on inside your browser, then you probably see your that you misspelled "implement" :D


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