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Math problems from a series of stories

I want to write a long story (one chapter per question) and some of the chapters may be just math problems. Where should I post those chapters? Or, may I make some changes to those math problems so ...
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Posting similarly worded questions on meta - how?

I was about to post the Q3 installment of the "best of" series when I was prevented by the system. It doesn't allows me posting because it recognizes the question to be a "duplicate" of some previous ...
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Is “grid-deduction” needed here?

Is "grid-deduction" needed here?
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Why do questions sometimes not appear immediately on the site after asking?

I saw that sometimes when I ask a new question it does not appear on the site immediately. It takes sometimes at least 2-3 minutes before appearing but still got a view. I keep on refreshing the ...
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Is there a way to generate interest in old questions?

I'm new to Puzzling Stack Exchange and have found I can learn a lot by reading old puzzles and seeing how they were solved. I took an interest in one and posted an answer which was different to the ...
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logical-deduction vs logic-theory

What's the difference between the tags logical-deduction and logic-theory? Are they both needed? And if they are, wouldn't it ...
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Is my flag in limbo now?

Earlier today (yesterday in UTC), I flagged this puzzle as "in need of moderator intervention", because it seemed spam-ish, and yet didn't look blatantly off-topic. Other users disagreed, and it has ...
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<Tag> does not exist on this site

I am attempting to add "Poem" in my watched Tag. It shows in suggestion also. On selecting that suggestion and clicking Add, gives me error that "Poem does not exist on this site". If the tag does ...
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How do I check the Captcha?

I'm sorry, but I'm a little bad at English. I want to ask a question on Puzzling SE, but they always asks me to check the Captcha. How do I check the Captcha? There's nowhere to input the Captcha ...
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What defines a well-received question?

From the perspective of badges, I was idly wondering what exactly defines a "well-received" question? Perhaps the more important question is where this information exists? Is it buried in some code ...
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Answering an already answered question

I am new here (at least as an answerer, though I have been checking the "hot" questions and answers for several months now). My question is: Any question will have a "first" answer at some point of ...
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Do I have to make another account for the SE site?

I have an Stack overflow and Puzzling account that I made with google, but when I use google to log into SE, it says that this google account is new, and that if I already have an account, to click ...
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How to Contribute to Puzzling SE?

I've looked at the Puzzling site, and I realized that I can't do too much on it. I can't solve a lot of the problems (only with the rebuses), and I think that I can't create any either. I want to ...
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What to do when question can't be repaired with edits?

Due to a bug, all "zero width non-breaking space" characters were removed from my puzzle when I edited the tag. I tried to edit them back in, but the page keeps deleting them. Since that completely ...
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How do you make Mouse Activated Text?

In Puzzling, it is popular to make text hidden until the user puts their mouse above the yellow area. How do you create this?
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How to upload image to imgur without showing it?

I mean, can I use it to hide an answer from my question or a hidden hint? Of course without showing it on the post. There're people use this method. I've been looking for this but got nothing. Sorry ...
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How do you post images on the i.stack.imgur page?

When looking through some of the puzzles, I noticed that quite a few of them used images that they posted on the i.stack.imgur page. When I went on that page, all I got was this: Is there something ...
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Can a puzzle have a CC licence added?

Let me address my intention. I want to ensure that if reproduced a complete unaltered copy of the puzzle is required and a correct reference to this original puzzle must be included so, if not ...
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Can we ask difficult math puzzles here?

Can we ask difficult math questions here? More specifically, I mean a math question that involves square roots.
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What's the benefit of this edit? (Added 2 spaces)

Someone edited an answer just to add two spaces. Link: https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/revisions/58762/3 Why would someone do that and is this allowed?
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What is the logic behind the number of views of the puzzles?

After about a year on SE, I have noticed that the number of views for any puzzle range dramatically from less than 100 to 5K or more. I assume a puzzle is considered viewed when a reader clicks on it? ...
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How does this happen? User with more rep gained than total rep

I just happened to look at the leaderboards today as I was bored, but I noticed this strange happening... How does a user have more rep gained for the timeframe than total rep?
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Does Puzzling support embedded YouTube videos?

Over on Meta Stack Exchange, SQB asked Which sites have YouTube embedding on? Searching on Puzzling Meta, I was able to find a post requesting support for code snippets, but found no mention of ...
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Post rate-limiting without explanation

This post is for a fellow user, @Christopher, who cannot post a question about this issue because of this issue :P Essentially, he has not posted anything onto Puzzling.SE in the past while (last and ...
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What are these chatrooms with names like 'Codenames', 'Contact', and 'Spyfall'? What are they for?

I see there are several rooms hosted on Puzzling on chat.SE that have strange, one-word titles, like: Contact Codenames Spyfall Zendo Strupremum What are these rooms for?
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Can I see the last comment in my deleted answer?, or the deletion reason?

Yesterday I joined this comunity and posted an answer to this question 29 - 1 = 30 – how? The answer got like 7 upvotes, but then it was somehow deleted (among many others). A comment was left ...
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What is the current fortnightly topic challenge?

Sorry if I'm being a bit ignorant, but what is the current fortnightly topic challenge? According to the topic discussion, the metapuzzle thing ends on May 3rd. In fact, this also suggests that the ...
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Can one ask just for the purpose of asking?

In Mathematics Stack Exchange (where I came from originally) one is told to ask a question if it needs to be answered and if they do not know how to do it and if they have already tried. It seems ...
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Why was this puzzle deleted?

This puzzle was posted this morning and I was lucky enough to solve it. However, it has been deleted, according to the notice, by Community ♦, which normally only happens for spam/offensive ...
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Question wrongly flagged as spam/offensive

I set up a puzzle https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/49939 which was quickly removed as spam/offensive. At first it looks bizarre,but it is a genuine puzzle with a solution. It seems that ...
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Why did I fail this audit?

I'm not sure if the audit system is supposed to work like this or not, but I was reviewing the first posts queue, and was shown what appeared to be a first post by a new user. I opened the question in ...
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Sorting answers by oldest

When sorting answers by oldest, does it go from when the answer was posted, or when it was last edited? I answered a partial answer to a question, and while trying to work out the rest of the answer, ...
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How to create symbols [closed]

I'm making a code in which What software should I use to do this? Also, has this been done multiple times?
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Bounties awarded to answers that aren't correct

So according to the FAQ: The bounty period lasts 7 days. Bounties must have a minimum duration of at least 1 day. After the bounty ends, there is a grace period of 24 hours to manually award the ...
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How does the first post review queue work on this site?

Today I came across some low quality posts, answering this question. The members seem to be users since today. Why did their posts not land in the First Posts review queue, as on other (say SO) SE ...
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What makes a post a joke?

My carefully designed puzzle What is a Xilly word? with a tons of clues, historical as well as contemporary references, (and of course, red herrings) was removed at the moderator's discretion (what I ...
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Can we customise the “How to Ask” popup that appears when asking a question?

I've already raised the issue of the title prompt for questions, which after community consensus was changed by Community Manager Shog9 to read "What's your puzzle or your puzzle-related question?" ...
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My post was deleted for plagiarizing myself

I have a question about my Puzzling Stack Exchange post: Web of Spirits - a puzzle of romance The post in question was deleted for plagiarism. Specifically, as stated in the delete reason, for ...
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Was this really serial upvoting?

I have a series of puzzles, my 'Clues' series, starting with this one. Yesterday, somebody went and upvoted all of the questions in the series, including two that I didn't post. However, now the ...
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What is the association bonus?

I just got 100 rep added to all of my Stack Exchange sites. Does anyone know why this happened? What does it mean? Is it common? Does everyone get it? I am not sure. (P.S. I know that this isn't ...
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Will our new sandbox cause problems with review audits?

For those of us with 500+ & -2000 reputation, there are two review queues open: First Posts, and Late Answers. The LA I;m not worried about, but sometimes, in the FP queue, we have questions that ...
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Linking a guest account to a real account

I have just answered a question on the Puzzling page and got it right. I used a guest account because at the time I didnt have an account to write with and wanted to be first (of course). Is there ...
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My puzzle which have been posted on other forum

I created many puzzles, before I find this site, I posted the puzzle on other forum www.brainden.com/forum. After finding this site, I see this site is more active, with more members, so I posted some ...
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What happened to my reputation (points)?

I have some browser tabs that have been open for several days.  A few of them show my reputation as either 2221 or 2231.*  My rep is currently 2165, for a drop of 66 from the high-water mark.  My # of ...
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Addressing the dead giveaway clue in the puzzle

I am a new user on the site. I recently answered a puzzle by addressing the dead giveaway clue in the puzzle, here. There is nothing else it could have been. Another user, downvoted the answer ...
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Attaching Excel Files

Is it possible to attach a excel file? Maybe as a website link? On my question I have a Sudoku and have created an excel version but don't know how to attach it
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How can I center (align) and image in queston?

I have not found this and I'm not sure it's possible, but when I write a question or answer and want the image to be horizontally centred, how do I do this?
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My question has suddenly lost all its comments?

So I was looking at my recently posted question, and noticed that all the comments on the question itself have gone missing. Is this something that's only on my side or do other also not see the ...
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Tag merge: [sequence] and [series]

Can we merge series (2 questions) with sequence (12)? Because we don't really need both of 'em.
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Do we need the [colors] tag?

I can see no real use in having this tag, which is currently only used in one question. Should we remove this tag? If not, why not? I yes, why?