Please enable the AMSsymbols extensionfor MathJax. The lack of this extension has led to several independent bug reports.

More independent bug reports (everyone, please feel free to add them if/when you can edit this post):

  • $\begingroup$ The fourth link you included is to a thread on the 404 error page, is that what you meant to do? $\endgroup$ – Willie Wong Nov 14 '10 at 21:48
  • $\begingroup$ Dear Carl, you do know that \Rightarrow (or one of its lengthened varieties) gives \implies, right? $\endgroup$ – 97832123 Nov 14 '10 at 22:13
  • $\begingroup$ @Willie: I was the one who made that post. I had wanted to use the $\nexists$ symbol, which renders slightly better than $\not\exists$. KennyTM helpfully edited my post to fix it, but that means one has to link to the revision history to see evidence of the problem. $\endgroup$ – Rahul Nov 15 '10 at 3:59
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    $\begingroup$ @97832123: actually I ran into this problem with the Hebrew letter beth. For random newcomers, having the macros available would be the easiest solution. $\endgroup$ – Carl Mummert Nov 15 '10 at 4:57
  • $\begingroup$ @KennyTM: why did you remove the "bug" tag from this post? It's clearly a bug - the symbols that numerous people expect to work don't work. Apart from that - is there any specific tag that flags the post to get the attention of the people who can activate the extension? $\endgroup$ – Carl Mummert Nov 15 '10 at 18:09
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    $\begingroup$ @Carl: A bug is some wrong outcome that is not what the designer expected, therefore they can be denied by [status-bydesign]. So far this is clearly by-design as extensions are not turned on before we request it. A feature-request is some desired outcome that (most of) you want to be. A feature-request doesn't mean it is less important than a bug. $\endgroup$ – kennytm Nov 15 '10 at 18:52
  • $\begingroup$ @Carl: The [tex] tag should be sufficient. $\endgroup$ – kennytm Nov 15 '10 at 18:52
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    $\begingroup$ Can we get a timeline on a response to this? Recently I've been rather discouraged by the response of site administrators: from my perspective, it seems that almost all of their intervention has been negative. (I was especially distressed by the locking of a thread that detailed a very reasonable complaint.) This should be an easy opportunity to improve morale... $\endgroup$ – Pete L. Clark Nov 16 '10 at 1:25
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    $\begingroup$ @KennyTM: "A feature-request doesn't mean it is less important than a bug." Perhaps not, but I'm pretty sure it gets less priority than a bug. $\endgroup$ – Rahul Nov 16 '10 at 5:19
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    $\begingroup$ @Rahul: One's priority does not affect the nature of the issue. $\endgroup$ – kennytm Nov 16 '10 at 6:17
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    $\begingroup$ @KennyTM: Fair enough. I still feel ought to be a distinction between the "It would be nice if I had a pony"-style feature requests, and "The product is working as designed, but there is something wrong with the design " issues. I would consider that sort of thing a bug in the very design. But there's no way to express that, so I suppose [feature-request] will have to do. $\endgroup$ – Rahul Nov 16 '10 at 6:33

We have enabled the AMSsymbols extension - this will be deployed with our build later today.

  • $\begingroup$ Very awesome. I guess wishes do come true... $\endgroup$ – J. M. is a poor mathematician Nov 16 '10 at 15:16
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    $\begingroup$ @j.m. imgur.com/gnqJW.jpg $\endgroup$ – Jeff Atwood Nov 16 '10 at 18:53
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks for your efforts. $\endgroup$ – Nuno Nov 18 '10 at 0:09
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you, Geoff, for doing this. $\endgroup$ – Pete L. Clark Nov 18 '10 at 11:15
  • $\begingroup$ To repeat Nuno and Pete: thank you. $\endgroup$ – Willie Wong Nov 19 '10 at 19:34

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