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Briefly summarizing the discussion in the comments above. Using LaTeX markup to write in italic in titles is a dirty hack that should really be avoided: It does not look good because of the wrong font and wrong kerning: e.g. $effect$ renders as $effect$ instead of effect. Kerning can be fixed by writing $\textit{effect}$: $\textit{effect}$, but the font ...


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Certainly it'd be good to split this close reason into two. How about "particular software" rather than "such questions"? This question appears to be off-topic because it asks for code review, or it focuses on programming, debugging, or performing routine operations within a statistical computing platform. Programming questions with a reproducible example ...


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This kind of change is widely unpopular - not because people don't think a change should be made, but because this is a very "meh" kind of change. Yes, the current system is somewhat unfair to those users who never get upvotes but frequently get accepted answers. They essentially never make any progress like those users who do get upvotes on their answers ...


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As I stated in my comment above: It has been addressed and declined here ;) The top answer in that post nails it down pretty well: The number of up-votes shows the level of acceptance by the community. If the "accepted answer" has no up-votes, but yours has 12, clearly yours is the community-accepted answer :)


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I can definitely see that y'all would benefit from this close reason. It seems that you've shoehorned two close reasons into one and it's your second most-used close reason currently, accounting for almost a third of all closed questions in the last 90 days (requires 10k rep to view). For everyone's benefit, the current 90-day numbers look like this: Reason ...


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This is not likely to be implemented any time soon — I'm putting a status-declined on this. If a comment is wrong, respond to it with another comment. That provides a lot more information than a downvote which could mean anything. (...) In terms of the value of upvoting comments: if a comment indicates that an answer is wrong, the upvotes on ...


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There is this recent (June/13) news from mathjax.org: Stack Exchange continues as MathJax Partner posted by Peter Krautzberger. They appreciate Cross Validated SE feedback and the following news excerpts reinforce the advices given by @cardinal and @Abby to ask for support (feature-request) directly to MathJax team: Stack Exchange continues its support as a ...


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