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How to make math/stats discussion friendly to blind people?

I'm not literally blind, but I'm legally blind, with corrected acuity on the order of 20/200. My condition could be more informatively described as "low vision". So I'm just as dependent on my vision ...
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Is there no cite tag to generate a bibtex MISC entry for answers on Cross Validated?

CV shows up in papers sometimes, so I turned on the citation option this morning: This option should make it just a bit easier to reference the great work you all are doing here.
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Would it make sense to add Data Science SE to the list of suggested sites for migration of a question?

The migration dialog provides a short list of target sites. These are the sites all users may choose as likely targets. Because it's important to get along with other sites, it is crucial that all ...
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Should we remove the "datasets" close reason from the list?

I like the idea of splitting. I don't know the exact history here, but it shouldn't determine the best set of reasons to use henceforth. The EITHER/OR structure of that reason has long seemed awkward ...
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Having a SO Careers in the drop down?

Yes! This is a grand idea.
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How to write R code in my posts?

When you are writing a question or an answer, a set of icons is visible above the text field. One icon is a pair of curly braces, $\{\}$. To add a block of code, highlight the block and click the ...
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Must logging out of CV really require 4 clicks?

If you click the icon at the top right (the one that looks like a hamburger), a list drops down. That list includes a link to log out. That way will only take you two steps.
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What does the red circle at the review queue pictogram mean?

I believe that reflects a kind of "urgency" about attending to the queue. If my recollection is right (it may be a bit off), blank means the queues are empty (or perhaps nearly so), a grey dot means ...
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When will Cross Validated get new 2015 Stack Exchange user pages? (Update: they are now available)

The nearest I have to an actual answer is here; the new profile pages will appear when the CSS changes go through. At that link there's a list of SE sites that have been done and a list of sites that ...
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How to make math/stats discussion friendly to blind people?

This is mostly an addendum to @Kodiologist's enlightening answer. I suggest downloading and installing an app that simulates different types of color impairment, and then running your visualizations ...
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Where did the link to the help go?

In case you missed it, the link to the help is back (next to other buttons on top-right menu).
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Where did the link to the help go?

Note: the link to help can now be found under the SE 'hamburger' with chat. In some ways, I think the new top bar is better than the old one. Not having a convenient link to the help or tour pages,...
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Answers appear sorted by date and not by the vote count

It's by design. You control the order by clicking one of the three options at the right in a banner preceding the answers:
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Why am I seeing the SE network icons exchanged?

Adam Lear commented on "Hot Network Questions" website icons scrambled (thanks Glen_b for pointing this thread in the comments). We have a race condition where when we update the favicon ...
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Where did the link to the help go?

Users with low reputation should still see a help link in the top bar, but users with (I think) more than some particular amount of reputation will see other tools in the same position. The help ...
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Having a SO Careers in the drop down?

Meh..... I don't really care either way.
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Display tag excerpt on hover when editing questions?

I didn't really find this thread on SO useful. Maybe the feature has been discontinued and/or because the thread is outdated (2014). However, I have found a temporary solution, which might help ...
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What does the blue number next to "favorites" refer to?

How do favorite questions work? (emphasis mine): The favorites tab on your profile has a counter indicating how many of your favorite questions have changed since you last viewed that tab. When ...
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Would it make sense to add Data Science SE to the list of suggested sites for migration of a question?

No. The particular question that you refer to should belong to either R or to the databases. The reason why it's not a generic high performance question is because the capabilities to deal with ...
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