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I definitely support this. I've suggested this before, but considering the opportunity (our first birthday), everyone, including yours truly, seems to have been taken over by the idea of receiving an even nicer gift for the occasion. Or course, nothing came out of that. But hey, one can dream. :) More seriously though, yes, in my opinion, it could make a ...


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Nice Job. You put together a good proposal. This has been… $$ \Huge DONE $$


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This is a community-wiki post that everyone can edit. List of questions worth answering with MathJax DONE? Energy cost of bringing the space shuttle external tank to orbit How much fuel would one need to launch a 1kg object from 100,000 feet? How possible are 'space jumps'? What is the probability of impact? Effect of atmospheric drag on rocket ...


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Why doesn't Space.SE use icons yet? A simple explanation is because the site is still in Beta. All Beta SE sites (except the sponsored one, like QuantumComputing.SE and ArtificialIntelligence.SE) will have the generic beta theme, including favicon with an SE-bubble with either letter or symbol inside it. The more complex detail is... since Design-...


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Agreed, I believe we could use that. It shouldn't be too much trouble, we already have some MathJax extensions enabled, like mhchem (load it with \require{mhchem} in the first MathJax line, then invoke each time you need it with \ce{} within which you can write empirical formulas and some other chemical notations). In the meantime, we can use those Unicode ...


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This is a workaround answer, but it works for me; Since MathJax (LaTeX) preview does work on questions and answers, for comments, I'd usually just force my own preview by temporarily abusing any existing post (say, by going to edit the question) then copy-pasting my MathJax when I'm happy with it into my comment and abandoning the edit. Sometimes, I'd also ...


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Muze, all Stack Exchange sites have moderators to supplement the community. A moderator has the ability to perform what we informally refer to as an "insta-close", which immediately closes the question with only one close vote. The community has the ability to override this if they desire by voting to reopen. Many of our users may simply not have the time to ...


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This is a community wiki list of questions/answers linking to YouTube videos (current search results for url:*youtu.be* and url:*youtube.com* queries): Questions (in alphabetical order): Q: “Lunar vacuum cleaner”: Design considerations for regolith dust suction system in exospheric… Q: Benefits of hydrogen cannon for first stage launch at sea level or 20,...


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I feel that they're very important here. Take, for example, this type of question: With an ion drive engine, how long would it take to get to Pluto? Or better yet, How much uranium would I need to get to [planet]? In both these cases, formulas would be very important. I was quite disappointed when I tried to use the $$ syntax on a formula, only to ...


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Another alternative tag suggested by Tristan: design-alternative Here's what I see that tag capturing: Rocket flywheel instead of battery/generator (crazy idea)? Could inflating while decending for rentry be possible? Could a spacecraft produce lift using sublimating material? Could a spacecraft be propelled by a 180 degree deflection of two charged ...


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Space exploration is physics, so math notation is just as important here. I don't understand the hesitation. I can see no degradation in performance on the math, physics, or mathematica stackexchange pages. No apparent downside, and dramatic benefits in the clarity of answers. Answer: very important.


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Because answer acceptance only indicates that it helps the asker the most, while the vote indicates the community's voice. From the help center, Accepting an answer is not meant to be a definitive and final statement indicating that the question has now been answered perfectly. It simply means that the author received an answer that worked for them ...


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MathJax will slow down the page rendering speed by some margin. AFAIK the sites supporting MathJax are: Math, Physics, Stat, Mathematica, CS, EE, and some beta sites like scicomp and cogsci. However I don't see a significant slow down (except Math.SE) while my browser rendering a page having equations on these sites vs other sites (like TeX.SE). I have a 5 ...


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I doubt that those that should, would even use a tag like this, and later editing it in by others can be seen as condescending. It is also not something we should be striving towards, answers should be as complete as possible. Even if OP can't appreciate them, others looking for solutions to the same problem will, and votes should eventually reflect that. ...


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The scoring system is common to all Stackexchange sites, not something users of individual sites can change. The place to discuss the scoring system is https://meta.stackexchange.com/. You can also find answers to your questions about the rules there. A user can vote on each question or answer only once.


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This is a tentative list of questions which would benefit from the feature. Please note this is community wiki and can be edited at will. Can you tack against the sun using a solar sail? Do any launches bypass LEO? Why should the James Webb Space telescope stay in the unstable L2? What creative orbital maneuvers might I do to save fuel for a geosynchronous ...


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Sadly, not for a while. This will only happen when we have an average of 10 questions/day for an extended period of time, and "graduate". We're about half-way there.


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Setting the name "speculation" aside (which I've expressed my opinion of in the comments of JCRM's answer), my main issue with this idea is that it is too broad. "Could this work" applies to too many questions to really be much of a useful category. In fact, it would likely end up being pretty opinion-based, which sounds like a nightmare. Some possible ...


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I guess I was fairly called out there. Regarding the specific question in place (which had a good reception from the community), It does ask a rather technical question, but it provided no context to the question. Why would spacecraft a design refrain from using computers? As an engineer in modern times there are quite a few specific situations in which an ...


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You know, this idea actually makes sense to me. Eight years ago Jeff Atwood said: This is effectively completed, because bounty system is no longer tied to accepting an answer in any way you can issue multiple bounties on your question if necessary Let's think about this. Stringing together a series of four +50 bounties gives you an ...


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Stack Exchange Data Explorer might at least help; you can search posts by the deleted owner's display name. Posts by deleted owner's display name SELECT Id AS [Post Link], Score, Body FROM Posts WHERE PostTypeId <=2 AND OwnerUserId IS NULL AND OwnerDisplayName = '##DisplayName##' ORDER BY CreationDate ASC (not tested thoroughly, might be buggy)


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"Why can't up grades be made to this system for one user to block another if they are bored and/or annoyed by the questioner thus allowing lower lever users to answer it for them? Is it software design or software limitation?" I am not a Stack Exchange developer, but as a former software developer, in my opinion, there is no reason to change the site in the ...


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Feel free to use this answer as a sandbox, I've set it to CW, so anyone can edit it.


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SE does do these for beta sites, but they may not have enough dev time to spare. If you can do most of the plugin writing, they probably will help integrate it. What you need is (I'm assuming you're looking for a static plugin that launches an editor to create images like the CrcuitLab or Balsamiq ones, not an interactive plugin like the one on Chess): ...


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@AndrewT.s answer sums it up nicely. Here's some additional background: The Stack Exchange ecosystem is an offshoot of Stack Overflow where in the beginning questions were almost always problems. They still are today pretty much as well. Then and there, acceptance was almost synonymous with "That solved my problem". While SE is a little different, and ...


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I think it would be a good feature, but I'm not sure how many questions we will have here that would make use of the ability to write equations. If we were to have a number of those types of questions, I feel it would be very useful.


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There's a formatting sandbox on the mother meta, and one for MathJax specifically on Math. (There are a few other sandboxes, no doubt, but not of any particular relevance.)


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Any new contribution that you start writing as a registered member can be considered a sandbox. As your edit it and it reaches a minimum required length, the system will auto-save it as a draft. Only you will see your own drafts as you return to that same page where it was saved. It will do that from then on automatically. I'm not sure exactly what triggers ...


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