# Image posts

Please do [not use pictures for critical portions](//math.meta.stackexchange.com/a/20529/290189)
of your post. Pictures may not be legible, cannot be searched and are not view-able to some,
such as those who use screen readers. I have ed your question to reflect this principle.


The last line is used only when the post has been edited.

# Questions not written in MathJax

[Welcome to Math.SE!](https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/a/4928/290189) Please use MathJax.
For some basic information about writing math at this site see e.g. [basic help on mathjax notation](/help/notation),
[mathjax tutorial and quick reference](//math.meta.stackexchange.com/q/5020),
[main meta site math tutorial](//meta.stackexchange.com/a/70559)
and [equation editing how-to](//math.meta.stackexchange.com/q/1773).


# Newbies’ pic-question

Combine parts of some templates to fit the character limit.

[Welcome to Math.SE!](//math.meta.stackexchange.com/a/4928/290189) Please use MathJax. See [mathjax tutorial and quick reference](//math.meta.stackexchange.com/q/5020).
Please [don't use pictures for critical portions](//math.meta.stackexchange.com/a/20529/290189) of your post. Pictures may not be legible, cannot be searched and are not viewable to those who use screen readers.
Please read [this post](//math.meta.stackexchange.com/a/9960) for information on writing a good question. People will be more willing to help if you  your question to include an explanation of your own attempts.


# 4 word question

The comment “what have you tried” is banned on SE.  Comments containing a little more than this can be deleted with a flag.  I click “in need of moderator attention” with the link to a related Meta.SE post by a site mod.

“What have you tried” https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/172760/259305


# Wrong tags

See the Math.SE tag explanations.

# One question per post

Please, post only [one question in one post](https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/a/7132/290189).
Posting several questions in the same post is discouraged
and such questions may be put on hold, see [meta](https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/q/6464).


# Absence of word in question title

Please do [not use titles consisting only of math expressions](https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/a/9755/290189);
these are discouraged for technical reasons -- see
[Guidelines for good use of $\LaTeX$ in question titles](http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/a/9730).


# Questions lacking context

[Welcome to Math.SE!](https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/a/11168/290189)
there for information on writing a good question for this site. In particular, people
will be more willing to help if you  your question to include some motivation,
and an explanation of your own attempts.


[Welcome to Math.SE!](https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/a/10473/290189)
This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author,
you can [comment on any post](https://math.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/comment).


# Displaystyle in question title

I have changed the formatting of the title so as to
[make it take up less vertical space](https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/a/9686/290189) --
this is a policy to ensure that the scarce space on the main page is distributed evenly over the questions.


# Notify question writer for a $\LaTeX$ edit

[Welcome to Math.SE!](https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/a/8588/290189)
I have tried to improve the readability of your question by introducing
[$\rm \LaTeX$](https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5020/). It is
possible that I unintentionally changed the meaning of your question.


# Fractions in indices and exponents

Please [don't use \frac in exponents or limits of integrals](https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/a/5057/290189).