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Adding support for math notation

was marked as a duplicate of this question:

LaTeX on Stack Overflow?

It seems very silly, because the original question:

  • was asked earlier
  • has more upvotes
  • has more favorites
  • has more answers (that are useful too, in my opinion)
  • has more upvotes on answers

If anything the latter question should be marked as a duplicate of the former. Moreover, should there be something in place that prevents more popular questions from being marked as duplicates of less popular questions? In this case the difference seems pretty clear to me.

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Adding support for math notation was marked [status-declined] five minutes after Latex in Stack Overflow. It might explain this decision. –  Frédéric Hamidi Mar 29 '13 at 5:22

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