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Can anyone guide me on how to learn stackexchange language?

My exams are nearing and I have been posting question on vector calculus which are not answered yet because I'm writing in simple English. Many people have edited my questions. Kindly guide me on how ...
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Escape brackets in titles of questions when voting to close as a duplicate [duplicate]

When you vote to close a question as a duplicate, the software automatically puts a comment looking like Possible duplicate of [Duplicate title](Duplicate link).. ...
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Using [tag:] markup in posts creates an ugly gap between lines

Using [tag:] markup in posts on (meta.)math.SE creates an ugly and unnecessary gap between the current and the following line of text. For example, see the ...
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How to go to the next line in comments?

When I write a comment, I don't know how to go to the next line because if I press Enter button It will submit the comment.
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Problem with formatting two hidden grey boxes, one after the other

In this answer, I used two hidden grey boxes, one after the other. However, I had some trouble getting them to format probably. If you write ...
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Can't put formatted tag names in tag wiki excerpt?

If you enter the text [tag:tag] in the tag wiki textbox, it produces tag. If you enter the text [tag:tag] in the tag wiki ...
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How do I copy weblinks to answers?

I normally just copy paste, but look at what happened in this post: A good example on the wikipedia page: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturm–Liouville_theory Some people embed it. Can someone ...
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how to post invisible solutions?

Please check out: http://math.stackexchange.com/a/863211/4997 In order to not totally give away the answer to the reader, the responses are invisible, unless your mouse hovers over them. In general ...
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Block quote in list

How do I put a block quote inside an item of an enumerated list without causing it to break the list or to end the item by its ending? What I mean is: Item 1 Item 2 Block quote Either the rest ...
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Markdown doesn't recognize URLs with non-ascii characters

I tried to link to the Wikipedia article on Möbius transformations, at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Möbius_transformation, using the markdown ...
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Spurious indentation in preformatted code [duplicate]

In this post I pasted some R code: > r <- eigen(A) > V <- r$vectors > lam <- r$values > Lmbd <- diag(lam) This was entered as but ...
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MarkDown quirk, including square brackets in link text of Comment

I recognized this Question as duplicate to one with square brackets in its title (unsurprisingly, since the Q is about irreducible polynomials over $\mathbb{Z}_2$). The auto link from my ...
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Italicising part of a word?

Is there a way to italicise part of a work? I wanted to write *un*sure, but this doesn't work because the "un" is part of the word. However, un-sure works. Is there a better way? EDIT: I wanted to ...
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Mathjax/markdown issue

I tried to leave the following comment, and had a problem: For any $a,b\in [0,x)$: $a\vee b$ exists. Namely, $a\vee b=max\{a,b\}$. You might be asking about when directed sets are complete? It ...
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How to use `[tag:tag-name]` for tags of the meta site?

We have two tags with identical names on main and meta: (main:computer-science) and (meta:computer-science) For main tags one can use [tag:computer-science] , ...
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Changing font size in stack overflow?

Is there a way to make a selected text bigger/smaller? And which is the best? Edit: Why so many downvotes? At least leave a comment for this reaction...
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How to quote and link in a comment

Is there any easy way to quote in a comment? You can quote in a question or an answer easily. Just put ">" in front of the quoted statements. However, this does not work in a comment. Similarly you ...
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When should I use “>” for writing?

I saw that some people use the ">" for writing in stackexchange. For example, a post will appear as follows: I love math. When should I use ">" for writing? Can someone help me? Thanks.
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strange bug in numbering [duplicate]

In this question, we see a list of three hypotheses numbered 1, 2, and 3, but when I click on "edit", they're numbered 2, 3, and 4, and the question refers at one point to 4. When reading rather than ...
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How to include my codes in a blue box?

I want to bring a code in my question. I've seen this link, but I didn't find any solution here. How to include my codes in a blue box?
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How can I add spacing to my answer here?

I posted an answer here to a question and point number 2 of my answer seems too long. I would like to break it into separate paragraphs. However everytime I try to do this it breaks the numbering ...
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A bug in enumerating while another link/picture inserted in the middle. [duplicate]

lorem ipsum. lorem ipsum link lorem ipsum lorem ipsum lorem ipsum lorem ipsum Though I used 3., 4., ...
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Numbered lists interspersed with commentary. [duplicate]

Sometimes I want to intersperse commentary into my lists. For example. Thus, it holds that blah, and that blurg, and noting that bloop, thus also that blipple. ...
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Multiline hidden text

For some questions, you think the user might learn more if you don't let him read the entire proof right away. So you use But I never managed to get a multiline one. Just like the quote block, it ...
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How to indent text and make indents

In my answer to this question I wanted to break the lines to improve readability and indent some of the lines. The only way I could find to indent the lines was to use \quad Hitting one return ...
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Including supplemental code inside a markdown comment

Is there a way to include supplemental code in a math.se post, without necessarily displaying the code as part of an answer - perhaps, as a comment in the markdown itself? For example, we often see ...
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New Line without Space Afterwards

Please forgive me if this question has been asked before, but I haven't been able to find it. On Mathematics SE, what code/command/operation starts a new line without space afterwards? Thank you very ...
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Annoying inability to format things

Recently a change has made **Theorem** adsfdf *proof*: asdfdsaf comes out as Theorem adsfdf proof: asdfdsaf rather than having a line break between them. ...
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Creating a Hyperlink in a Comment Box

I am not sure if this has been asked before. Could anyone teach me how to create a hyperlink in a comment box? Posting URL's (especially those that are very long) seems to be a very ugly way of ...
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Editing - ordered list with letters.

I just edited: Let $f$ be a non-constant entire function such that $\left \lvert f(z) \right\lvert=1$ for every $z$ with $\left \lvert z \right\lvert=1$. In the question there is a list of options ...
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How to format links in comments

I wonder how to provide nice links in comments, similar to the links in the question/answers. I tried <a href="link">link description</a> and ...
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Problem with unpaired [] in math mode in comments [duplicate]

The following text is typeset correctly in a post, but it seems to be broken when posted in a comment. (Markdown somehow interprets left [ as beginning of a hyperlink). ...
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Carets stop hyperlinks working.

The caret symbol, ^, stops hyperlinks working, a phenomenon usually seen in links to Wolfram Alpha. The [description](hyperlink) form: this works, produced by [this ...
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How do I insert a table when asking a question?

I'm having a hard time to insert a table here when I'm asking a question. Any help would be appreciated. Also, is there any, not too expensive, math programs that allow me to enter math terms and ...
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Code is indented incorrectly

I recently pasted the following code: ...
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Linebreaks in comments don't seem to be working

The help page says: End a line with two spaces to add a <br/> linebreak But I did that in my comment here and I do not see any sort of break. What's ...
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How do you cite a reference in a comment?

If I want to quote a reference in an answer on this site, I use the syntax [Here][1] followed at the end of the answer by ...
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Why double backslash is sometimes needed?

I noticed the problem in this post in the definition of $\mathbb N_\infty= \{0\} \cup \{\frac1n; n\in\mathbb N\}$. However, I was not able to reproduce the problem from the post (I do not know why ...
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Link copying causes misinterpretation in mark-down in comments

In a comment to Henry's answer in a recent question I copied a link from Wikipedia directly from my browser window to the comments box. However, upon submitting the comment, the link was ...
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Small markdown parsing bug in comments

After I voted to close this question, the automatically generated comment possible duplicate of Finding the limit of $n/\sqrt[n]{n!}$ exhibited a small bug. Its source is ...
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Escaping in comments

Slightly off-topic, but this did came up... Can someone manage to type \\ in a comment?
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Numbers after paragraph breaks turn into 1's

Numbers after paragraph breaks all turn to 1. Number 1 in the list. paragraph break 2 in list.. or is it? paragraph break <- I swear I labelled this 3.. paragraph break some characters ...
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TeX math interacts with italic and bold formatting

In this answer, I noticed a math bug that looks like an interaction between the parser and the TeX system. When you have a word that starts with math and then has italics or bold later, the italics or ...
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How does one typeset accent marks outside of math mode?

My apologies for this very basic question. How does one typeset accent marks outside of LaTeX math mode? For example, on this question both Derek Jennings and I cite papers from Paul Erdos. ...
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Re: Spoiler space?

In this question here the OP asks for hints for a problem rather than a full proof. http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/14477 Now, while I would like to respect that request, I also feel that ...
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Battling the ad-hoc limited URL syntax [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Links to Wolfram alpha don't appear I'm wasting too much time having to figure out how to correctly quote URL's to get them to match the limited subset allowed here ...
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Italics/emphasized text not working after a mathematical formula

In this post over here: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/11294/convergence-of-series-of-functions/11295#11295 i have noticed an error. When i put * a * the text doesn't turn italic, but its ...
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Where is the math markdown/syntax described?

When I begin asking a question, no mention is made of the markdown syntax in use, or where to find its description in the quick reference, or full reference for the Math Stackexchange site in the ...
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Latex rendering error

At least for myself and the original poster, the thread at http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/9840/finding-roots-of-polynomials-negative-square-root does not render correctly. From OPs post: ...
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How to include a link in the text?

I'd like to share a link in a comment/question/answer hiding the link to some paper and showing instead the title, how can one do this? Thanks.