The earlier of these, unregistered, has 91 points owing to an answer to:

http://mathoverflow.net/questions/23943/can-a-positive-binary-quadratic-form-represent-14-consecutive-numbers

The later of these, registered, gives a comment on August 2 underneath that answer, in reply to questions I put in comments. Text in this comment confirms, at least to me, that these are the same person.

I think something along these lines might be a good candidate for one of the "sticky" Meta discussions, as it is a common request that shows up at irregular intervals that is often not controversial.]]>

Thx.]]>

http://mathoverflow.net/tools?tab=close&daterange=last7days

you may get some, but often those closed 2-7 days are pushed off the page by more recently closed questions. How do you pull them up?

]]>Is there really some way to tell which badges I earned since my last log-in (never mind how I earned them) by looking at my profile?]]>

Thank you.]]>

Later: Having searched more I see mention of "the delete button which shows up when I mouse over my answer" At least in Chrome I don't get that.

]]>How do I go about closing my MathOverflow account?

Thanks, MagicAndi.]]>

http://mathoverflow.net/questions/98410/does-every-operator-from-a-hilbert-space-to-l0-factor-through-a-canonical-one

went wild. I cannot delete it because the delete button does not show. Will a moderator please delete the comment?

TIA

]]>Barry]]>

I would like to have a list of numbers of self-deleted questions, back at least as far as post number 50,000. I am trying to collect jpegs of questions likely to be by the bad guy(s) of http://tea.mathoverflow.net/discussion/1187/extending-from-a-plane-in-r3-again-and-again-and-again

I have no idea if this is possible or a reasonable request. I am also not sure yet what i will do with the jpegs. For several months i have just been collecting the jpegs in a directory on my home computer. About a dozen seem right. Now that I am in the MOfia, I can look at deleted items and try to make a guess whether it is the same topic.

I tried today going through number by number consecutively, actually I was just looking for the post where David Roberts posted a picture of a house sort of drilled through the middle, after a new OP posted a question in the imperative manner and I said "No. Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent."]]>

So is it possible to somehow convince mathoverflow admins about my identity and to recover my account (mathoverflow does not recognize any of my emails I could have provided; perhaps I did not provide any email for my mathoverflow account at all)? Who should I contact?]]>

Is there any way to do this, other than via comments to his/her answer.. (have done this but no reply yet)]]>

is not displayed. I wanted to edit the question and found that it is complete on the edit page and in the preview. How do I get the entire question to appear on the question page? Maybe I would not be receiving negative votes if the question was complete. Your urgent action would be greatly appreciated.]]>

I tried to recover the OpenID password, but the automated method does not work and I did not get any response

to emailing the contact address. I tried the MSE account recovery, but that only points me to the OpenID page.

I haven't yet tried contacting any MSE admin because I want some evidence before I do that, and I believe the best evidence I could show would be the MO question that was essentially a copy of http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/59795/proof-of-1-0-by-mathematical-induction, where I indicated that I would answer if the OP asked on math.stackexchange.com .

> Is there any way other than me searching the mathoverflow dumps for me to find that MO question to show to an MSE admin?]]>

I know its not good on my part to convey these things here, but I find this is the most feasible way of doing it, as I don't have an email Id of every person, and also I have been prevented from MO from posting questions any further, so I could at least use this MO meta as a last resort to do this thing.

I don't know about the reaction I get , let us see. But its sure that I wont post anything like this any further, I think MO community should keep at-least some tag on its home page saying Merry christmas, even though I am not a christian, I want a religious harmony should exist atleast one day , which is of important occasion.

What do you say ?

P.S: Interestingly waiting, how does this thread turns out to be.

]]>Is there a way to edit a question/answer without having it get bumped to the front page?

]]>Here is a recent example (one of several):

]]>The question has received various responses; in particular (from KConrad):

"If you consider traditional calculus to mean calculus in one variable, then that leads to complex analysis in one variable. At first it was done on C, but for more flexibility (particularly in relation to speaking about analytic continuation without awkward branch cuts) Riemann introduced the idea of doing complex analysis on a one-dimensional complex manifold, and those are essentially the same thing as Riemann surfaces"

and my subsequent response:

"[following up from you *(sic)* response-] Was that the **primary** motivation for Riemann surfaces? ... I'm trying to understand if - (and in what way if applicable) - the Riemann surface concept brought coherence to the ideas in analysis{star}, geometry, and algebra (specifically, the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra (as this theorem, as far I'm aware, required introduction of complex analysis / complex analytic ideas to prove [at least as one of its earlier / earliest proofs])). [{star} to refer to the above statement here: "[theory of Riemann surfaces] is [the] culmination of much of traditional calculus"]".

I'm not searching for textbooks or technical material [except books on the historical genesis and motivating reason(s) for Riemann surfaces]. ... More specifically, [as above], the relation between the birth of Riemann surface theory in light of developments within the three primary branches: geometry, analysis, and algebra.

(Within geometry: the emergence of non-Euclidean geometries: (especially as most of non-Euclidean geometries use the notion of 'manifold' - which, if I'm not mistaken - came from the context of studying Riemann surfaces);

Within analysis: -- KConrad's statement above -- ;

and

Within algebra: the fact that a good number of proofs of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra require the use of ideas from complex analysis (and, indirectly, relate to Riemann surfaces).)

I want to get an expert's take on the thread's outlined above, and the relation between each other and the concept of Riemann surfaces.

So, basically, that is my question.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

]]>[this Wikipedia article](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batalin–Vilkovisky_algebra)

Any ideas of how to make this work?]]>

I realize this isn't the best place to ask about google-reader, but I thought maybe someone else has already experienced this.

I've subscribed to:

"http://mathoverflow.net/feeds/"

But google-reader doesn't show the tags a question has.

Is there a way to show them?

Cheers,

Dror]]>

then how can i become an 'old user'?

plz answer this]]>

http://mathoverflow.net/questions/69846/reference-letters-for-teaching-positions/]]>

So the actual goal is a specialization of the title goal of this post: How do I use Google to search the MathOverflow user pages for something (e.g. users who might be interested in study groups)? Anton (Hopefully Dr. Geraschenko by now?) has kindly provided some examples in the past, perhaps he can answer the specific question and remind us of the variations. I also welcome answers from other MathOverflow/Internet savants/masters.

Gerhard "He Doesn't Know The Territory" Paseman, 2011.06.10

]]>Actually, in view of what I read about the way one can earn reputation

points: "if you post a good question or helpful answer, it will

be voted up by your peers: you gain 10 reputation points." (see

http://mathoverflow.net/faq#reputation), I cannot see why I have

only 31 of them, in spite of the fact that that my answers have received

votes that I think are worth more than that:

6 Demonstrating that rigour is important

2 Proofs of Gödel’s theorem

2 Examples of theorems misapplied to non-mathematical contexts

2 nontrivial theorems with trivial proofs

1 Complete mathematics

0 Arithmetic fixed point theorem

(see http://mathoverflow.net/users/9019/gyorgy-sereny)

Thank you

Gyorgy Sereny]]>

Adding as a coauthor is a higher step than I would think that answering a question on mathoverflow should warrant. I'm curious as to what question was answered that could lead to such a generous offer!

Much more likely is simply acknowledging someone's help. Here I think that the best strategy is not to acknowledge the help of a particular person, but to acknowledge mathoverflow as a whole. So, for example, say:

Here we need to solve the identity Ax = b. The following is distilled from the answers on mathoverflow to \cite{question on mathoverflow}.

To do this, of course, someone should come up with a template for the bibliographic information. Looking at the basic BibTeX fields, I'd go for:

- Title: Question title
- Author: Mathoverflow
- Eprint: Direct link to question in Mathoverflow
- Date: Date asked (?)

http://mathoverflow.net/questions/61797/a-class-of-functions

I have one solution for this question which i think is correct but want to get reviewed by people who are really interested in it.]]>

Gerhard "Likes Bigger Screen And Keyboard" Paseman, 2011.04.12]]>

Another related question: how many votes are needed to undelete a question? Is that 5?

Thanks.

]]>Thanks.]]>

Can you think of a way to search for the relevant question/answers so that I can then tag them with a "g2" tag?

(There is an "exceptional-groups" tag, not used a lot...)

]]>A related question: I always see the LaTeX-compiled preview of my questions and answers, but not for comments. Is there any reason why this can't be done? It actually makes it less likely for me to want to post a comment when I can't preview it and/or edit it afterwards.]]>

I logged in here at Meta using a user id & password, not OpenID.

Any way to find out what OpenID I used for Mathoverflow? (Actually, I don't remember providing one, but I suppose I must have.)

Thanks.

Mike Carroll]]>

Thanks]]>

and indicated he would like to put more. I thought it would be nice to give some idea of how long is too long. So, does anybody know how to search for the longest (number of characters perhaps?) answers that got at least 25 votes, then 10 votes, then 5 I suppose? I already left the little advice I knew how to give.]]>

Recent Activity

last month this month last week this week yesterday today

etc. etc.

The usefulness of this page is that it shows who commented on your old questions, whereas the "recent" tab on your user page only shows *your* comments, not the comments of others on your posts.

My question is: Is there some link somewhere to access this useful page without using the URL directly? Perhaps I'm the only one who doesn't know! (I searched the FAQ and meta without luck.) :-j]]>

But though I have gotten lots of comments about it on many different mathematical websites, nobody seems

actually able to tell me what I really want to know-"is the problem open or not?" Can anyone suggest how I

might obtain this information. I would greatly appreciate any help in this matter.]]>

Thank you!]]>

Sorry to be so OCD about it, but loose ends tend to bug me.]]>

I would like to have once per day an email with a list of the new questions posted in my tags-of-interest. Is it possible?

Thanks in advance,

Dror]]>

How can I find all comments I have ever posted? I am looking for a particular comment that I don't remember the orignal question, and I can't find it. :/]]>

[Side note: what happens if the same question, having multiple tags, qualifies as both "interesting" and "ignored"?]]]>

discussion closed off when I start raising questions which seem to

fall into the category of "duplicate questions".

However, I would first like to know one thing. It appears that each

question asked is assigned a number and you can bring up the question

by typing this number into the search box. But the number is nowhere

displayed. How can I find the number assigned to each of my questions

so that I will have an easy way of referring to them in any discussion?]]>

My university doesn't seem to have many subscriptions for online journals. I'd like to know if it is appropriate to ask at MO for a specific article that I don't have access, that others may have access to it. Or should I use meta? Or should I just never read the article?

Thank you.]]>

Is this an appropriate (and new) question to ask?

]]>I spent some time on MO trying to figure out where to ask this question, and this appears the most appropriate place. Feel free to direct me to the appropriate place.]]>

The problem is, refreshing the feed in google reader does not seem to reflect the latest content; there seems to be some delay. The new questions, or recent activity of a user, seems to appear in the RSS feed only after a while. So it is not as effective as refreshing the MO frontpage or MO user recent activity page.

Is there a way to get around this?

]]>I've also pasted it into a public wave, which you should be able to find by logging into wave and typing "with:public how to write a good Math Overflow question" into the search box. If you don't have a wave account and want one, let me know. I have 53 invitations.

]]>It seems use of an array would give a garbled output.

$\begin{array}{ll} d & t \ \ d & g \ \ 4 & 5 \end{array}$ renders d g d t 4 5 in one line.

Note: Here \ \ actually stands for two backslashes without a space. But if I type it that way it is not rendered properly in meta.

]]>Thanks!]]>

In case of a): Should I give it a new/revised title? (e.g. "Old question (revised)")

In case of b): Which title should I give it? (e.g. "Old question (revised)")

Best regards

HP Stricker]]>

In the meantime —

How does one associate entries made while unregistered with those made while registered, or collate entries that one accidentally makes on some "unknown google" account?

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