I have encountered the following issue looking at my profile, see it in the photo.

This also happens if I change the browser or log off from my account or even if I check from my phone, and it also appears while looking at other users profile.

It might be related to my previous question, although there I was using my smartphone.

Is there something that I can/should do in order to fix this?


  • $\begingroup$ @Martin doesn't imgur give a permanent link? (What else is to be used?) Also do you see the same issue if you look at my profile, or it only appears to me? $\endgroup$
    – Zacky
    Commented Feb 1, 2019 at 13:15
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    $\begingroup$ The pictures in the links with the format https://imgur.com/... might be deleted after some time. If you upload it through editor, the link to the picture will have the format https://i.stack.imgur.com and should (in theory) last indefinitely. A bit more on this: Permanent Picture Uploads and Broken imgur-links. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 1, 2019 at 13:21
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    $\begingroup$ Chrome Version 71.0.3578.98, Windows 10 Pro. Also on Microsoft Edge 42.17134.1.0. $\endgroup$
    – Zacky
    Commented Feb 1, 2019 at 17:43
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    $\begingroup$ I experienced something similar on the moderators tools page (Chromium 72.0.3626.81 on Arch Linux), as well as other various user profiles. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Feb 2, 2019 at 10:09
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    $\begingroup$ We upgraded to MathJax 2.7.5 at the end of last week, and it looks like something's off there compared to 2.7.4. $\endgroup$
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented Feb 4, 2019 at 18:42

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Thanks for the report!

As I mentioned in the comments, this was a side-effect of upgrading to MathJax 2.7.5. The core of the issue is described in detail over on GitHub.

Many thanks to Davide Cervone for pointing me in the right direction and suggesting a fix. It's deployed in production now. Please let me know if you see any other oddities.

  • $\begingroup$ Yes, 2.5 years later we are seeing oddities again, so if you are still developing for SE please take a look at this issue, which looks very similar to the one described on this page. Thank you. $\endgroup$
    – Alex M.
    Commented Sep 18, 2021 at 19:42

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