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A blog for Mathematica.SE -- volunteers / suggestions for post topics?
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I would like to contribute to the blog too. A couple of topics that are within my reach are: Making the transition from MATLAB to Mathematica (series) — aimed at users who are repeatedly told and fed ...

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What kind of Input and Output Code Styles are acceptable in SE?
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The problem with presenting a set of styles and asking someone to choose one, is that the choice depends on the personal tastes of each user and I'm loathe to suggest that there is only one right way ...

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Wolfram's Recently Announced Community Q&A Forum
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Can anyone shed any light on why Wolfram would want to create its own Community Q&A forum after witnessing the remarkable growth and success of Mathematica.SE? perhaps because the remarkable ...

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How to quickly resize an image
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Imgur natively supports a handful of different sizes for the same image, which you can access by just changing the URL of the image (see the last letter of the URLs in 2-7 with respect the first one): ...

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Why do excellent answers languish with few votes and what can be done to combat it?
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It's just a fact of life. Some things go unnoticed, whereas things that deserve no more than a second glance get noticed heavily. The imbalance in votes for simple, obvious one-liner answers vs. well ...

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Community Promotion Ads - 2016
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015
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Community Promotion Ads - 2012
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017
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Should we have a Github Organization?
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We have a "community" account here (not an organization): https://github.com/stackmma. I set it up 4 years ago in this answer and uploaded a partial work of mine there (stylesheets). My ...

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Community Promotion Ads - 2013
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Is anyone here going to the Wolfram Technology Conference?
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I'll throw my hat in the ring... I'd like to attend the Wolfram Technology Conference and would like to be sponsored (I cannot attend otherwise). I'm a student in the U.S., and would like to attend 17—...

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Are questions on MMA.SE less likely to be accepted than elsewhere on SE?
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From a quick look at the stats, math, mo and mma all are in the 63-68% accept rate (with mma being the highest). This doesn't account for the age of the sites (mo being oldest) or the size of the ...

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Community Promotion Ads - 2014
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What did I do wrong?
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Huh... that's weird. This is an automated system notice, not something that the users or moderators of this site have a say in. I looked through your posts and I can't see any reason why you should ...

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Migration proposals (from StackOverflow to Mathematica.SE)
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How Plot[] works in Mathematica Again, a very thorough answer by Alexey and this keeps getting posted as link only answers on this site... high time we brought this over here.

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Should Mathematica questions on StackOverflow be migrated here? (revisited)
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I would strongly oppose this. First off, you'll never get SE to agree to this, because as long as Mathematica is still considered a programming language, it is on-topic on SO. For instance, there ...

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Is it acceptable to ask short questions in chat?
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In my opinion, it is perfectly acceptable (and preferable) to post short/localized questions/brain farts/minor confusions/etc. in chat and not on the main site. Most of the chat regulars will be more ...

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How to advertise Mathematica careers to users of this site?
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As of now, there's a grand total of — 1 job in Mathematica on careers.stackoverflow! Great. This discussion has come up before, often times informally, and I realized that the main reason ...

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Are questions about doing symbolic math in Wolfram Alpha on topic here?
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I would consider such questions explicitly off topic for this site. This site is for users of Mathematica (mma), not Wolfram|Alpha (W|A) and so any question that does not involve the former is out of ...

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Community Promotion Ads - 2015
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Review queue vs. direct edit
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14 votes

The reason is exactly what Kuba mentioned above. Until last October or so, you only needed 1 vote to approve/reject suggested edits (and 2 majority on Stack Overflow). This was with the old review ...

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Community Promotion Ads - 2014
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Minor edits - are there reasons to avoid them?
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This is applicable only to people with less than 2k rep (and less than 20k for tag wiki edits — I still don't know why this is so high). In general, the reasons are: to force editors to try and look ...

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Code Golf, Code Review, and similar questions
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I too agree with David that code-golf questions should be off-topic. I personally do not find extremely terse code useful. The few gems that some of those answer might turn up might be better ...

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Community Promotion Ads - 2018
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How to find unanswered questions that really have answers?
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You can't do that with the tabs on that page or using the search, but you can find them using the API: unanswered = Last@Reap@Block[{i = 1, more}, While[{more = "has_more" /. #, Sow["items" /. #...

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A plea for reopening "Why is WolframAlpha more intelligent than Mathematica?"
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I can speak for myself and why I voted to close. First, let me note that I voted to close as "Not a real question", as did 3 other voters. It just so happens that a mod's choice of close reason trumps ...

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Can Mathematica.SE help improve Mathematica's Meager Market in Analytics?
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Not an answer to your question, I'm afraid, but I'm firmly of the opinion that increasing Mathematica's reach in market X and field Y is strictly beyond the scope of this site. Such a joint ...

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How should we tag version-dependent questions?
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Tagging it mathematica-x is redundant on a site on Mathematica. Since version 5 is still fairly used by folks (going by questions on SO), I suggest version-5 through version-7 and pre-version-5 for ...

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