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Malformatted parentheses

Update: StackExchange is still using MathJax v2.7.5, while the current release is v3.2 and has corrected some of this sort of rendering error. So this report may not be of interest to anyone. Davide ...
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Why many posts here on meta still have links in the old format http://meta.math.stackexchange.com?

Long time ago, the URL for this meta used to be http://meta.math.stackexchange.com - but it later changed to ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Why did my question's score suddenly decrease by $3$?

I posted a question, "Show that $\int_0^{\pi/3}\arccos(2\sin^2 x-\cos x)\mathrm dx=\frac{\pi^2}{5}$". Yesterday its score suddenly decreased from $25$ to $22$, and I wonder why. The question ...
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MathJax is suddenly rendering very slowly and incorrectly in the edit preview in Firefox

As of today, if I try to edit any of my answers or questions on the main site in Firefox, MathJax renders very slowly and incorrectly in the edit preview. Some lines (which look fine before I click &...
Random Variable's user avatar
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Buffering calendar

My calendar, as depicted here, endlessly buffers: Is anyone else experiencing this?
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The "Draft your question" pane still has some http (rather than https) links

When a user asks a question, the pane with the title "Draft your question" is shown on the right. Our site does not use the default version - it has been customized specifically for this ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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MathJax in comment looks like nonsense, what's going on?

In this question, I have added a comment: $(a-p)^2+(4-a-q)^2 = a^2-2ap+p^2+(4-a)^2-2(4-a)q+q^2= a^2-2ap+(4-a)^2-2(4-a)q+1= ...$, does this help? But is looks like this: For your information: I'm ...
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Remove the empty tag (geometric-cyclicity)

Typically, the tags with no questions are automatically removed by a script which runs once a day, this process is called tag pruning. However, there is a known bug which causes that if both tags in a ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Update the Help Center article on searching to mention the in:saves operator in place of the inbookmarks:mine operator

The Help Center article titled "How do I search?" needs to be updated to mention the in:saves operator in place of the deprecated ...
The Amplitwist's user avatar
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MathJax doesn't work anymore in questions

Only very recently, I noticed that MathJax does not work correctly in questions. For instance, set brackets are not displayed any more: $\{1 \}$ If I post the same as an answer, it works correctly. ...
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The links on the "How can I format mathematics here" page are broken

On the page https://math.stackexchange.com/help/notation, there are two links: https://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/5020/tex-latex-mathjax-basic-tutorial-and-quick-reference https://meta.math....
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\{, \}, \| and \\ need an extra backslash to be rendered correctly in math when composing a new question in MSE.

When composing a new question iver in math.stackexchange, some symbols need an extra \ (backslash) to be rendered correctly: ...
emacs drives me nuts's user avatar
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Stack exchange goes to different question than in URL

When I type in https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/47 into safari/chrome, checking its suggestions did not replace the URL, stack exchange goes instead to Can you recommend a decent online or ...
Тyma Gaidash's user avatar
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Is it a bug that post score differ in user's page and post page?

I noticed this in a user's page (the top post has a 28 score): But in the post page it has a score of 27. Of course, before I up-voted it, the score was still 28 in the user's page.
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Mathjax integrals displaying incorrectly

On my display the integral display too small and too far down. I see this on every integral displayed on the site. $$ \int f(x) dx $$ which is rendered to $$ \int ...
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MathJax preview works incorrectly in Google Chrome.

A couple of times now, I have drafted a question, only for the automatic preview to completely mangle the MathJax. Examples: I expect $\{X\}$ should display as $\{...
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Reputation tab bug misreports numbers first time

I've seen this a few times recently. The first time I load the reputation tab, if there is reputation change today and yesterday on the same question, it (sometimes?) counts the today number wrong. ...
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Misformatted parenthesis in exponent

The formula $$\begin{align} \lim_{x \to 0} (\cos x)^{\cot x} & =\lim_{x \to 0} ((1+(\cos x-1))^{\frac{1}{\cos x -1}})^{(\cos x -1)\cot x}\\\\ … renders like ...
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suspension period

I've read here that a suspension period can last at most one year. But I found an account which is obviously suspended for $\textbf{10 years}$ : Have the rules been changed or has an error crept into ...
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Bug: Can't write matrices and newlines $\LaTeX$ in Tag Editor.

Problem: I can't write matrices and newlines with MathJax in $\LaTeX$ in the Tag Editor. I've noticed on several SE pages that I can't write line breaks in MathJax. On some pages, an ...
Kevin Dietrich's user avatar
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Mathjax is corrupted when I post an answer. [closed]

I have noticed problems when posting on Math StackExchange recently. Mathjax, whether posted by me or by others comes out garbled. Usually, all is well when I refresh the download. Most recently, ...
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What's wrong with my 'Curious' badge? [duplicate]

A partial screenshot of my MSE profile is as follows: As one can see, I have already fulfilled the threshold to be awarded the 'Curious' badge, but it was never awarded to me. What's going on? Please ...
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Bug: "\fbox" is not correctly displayed in my browser if there is a "\tag" inside "\fbox"

Problem Some formulas I write in \fbox are not displayed strictly for me. The box around the equation has shifted to the left. For example, the equation $$ \fbox{$ \...
Kevin Dietrich's user avatar
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Chrome doesn't display some symbols

Specifically, I cannot see any \mathcal symbol. The \mathbb symbols are also in a very weired font. Here are some examples and what I see on my browser: $$\mathcal{A},\mathcal{B},\mathcal{D},\mathcal{...
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Are there some Mathjax features that don't work on the 'Ask a public question' page?

I just posted a question on the Mathematics site that required the use of set brackets; however I could not get them to work as usual on the 'Ask a public question' page. On their own in math mode, ...
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Why is the tag (triangle) listed among the new tags?

When I look at the list of the newly created tags on Mathematics Stack Exchange, the tag triangle is listed there. This seems a bit unusual, because this tag is a synonym of the tag triangles and the ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Mathjax renders really slowly

Mathjax often renders very slowly for me in the preview when I type up a question. I always have to stop typing and wait for 5 seconds. A similar complaint can be found here. The answer there says ...
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Piecewise Equation Formatting Issue in MathJax Preview

I am composing a question involving piecewise polynomial equations, but the preview formatting isn't coming out how I expect. Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong? The notation I'm using: ...
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Text in “Closed“ box goes beyond right boundary (on mobile devices)

On mobile devices, the text in a “Closed” box may extend beyond the right boundary of the box. Up to now, I observed this only on the Mathematics Meta site, and only for questions which are closed ...
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bad break in bounty banner

The bounty banner looks bad. I’d be surprised if it’s always looked like this and I never noticed, so I suspect something was broken. Here’s a screenshot: There are two related problems with this. (I ...
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View count different in main list and search result

A question of mine is currently in the Top list (most recent) and has had 13 views. However, if I search for "mirror symmetry in partial sum plot", it is listed in the search result with 2 ...
Praveen B.'s user avatar
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Self-closing oddity

I recently asked a question, and in a comment Eric Wofsey observed that it was substantially similar to an earlier question I had not seen. I agreed, and voted to close my own question. I expected ...
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Can no longer quickly preview LaTeX on MSE

It used to be that every time I wrote a question, the LaTeX in the preview would almost instantly compile. As of this week, I have to wait several seconds before seeing it appear. Nothing on my end (...
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Why does Mathjax look different on different devices?

On my personal devices Mathjax looks like Whereas on other devices Mathjax looks like For example, the arrow between $R^4$ and $R^4$ is thicker in the first picture and thin in the second. The edges ...
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Can't place a second bounty after grace period.

I posted a question on Christmas and placed a bounty on it. I'm planning to re-bounty the question for 100 points today, but the system isn't letting me do that. Also, it is saying "award this ...
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LaTeX barely loading on math.stackexchange on my PC

I'm not the first to report a problem like this, but I couldn't find any recent complaints about this from the past few years. Lately, LaTeX symbols have not been loading very slowly for me on math....
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Why using \mathcal command produce a square? [duplicate]

My computer is a MacBook Pro, using the 13.0 version (Ventura), and I'm using Chrome. See for example or that
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Why isn't the table command working?

In this question here I'm trying to render some tables using this code probability distribution of $C_1$ | event | probability | :------- | :----------------: | | 0 heads | $\frac{1}{9}$ ...
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Bug in "Saving" in the review process

Steps to reproduce: Go to the page of any specific review task, i.e. https://math.stackexchange.com/review/close/<review-id>. Click the “Saving” button. ...
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Modifications don't show up on the timeline.

This happens frequently, both on the main site and on meta: An old question pops back up on the front page, I open it, the text under the title says "Modified today", but when I check the ...
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Bug in first questions review queue

From my understanding, the first posts review queue shows a red dot if it is above 10 or so posts. However, it is currently displaying a red dot and clicking on it yields no questions to be reviewed: ...
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Double posting of question

The last time I checked, there was a forty-minute cooldown to asking questions(see first comment). However, I noticed that one user has posted the exact same question twice at approx. the same time. ...
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Bounty Message despite Accepted Answer

Why am I getting this message? (Note in this case I'm getting it after accepting an answer.) In this case, I had this message for long as I had neither accepted nor received any answer. But then, ...
InanimateBeing's user avatar
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Why is MathJax parsing incorrectly for this linked question?

In the linked questions to Sum of the series $\sum_{k=0}^{r}(-1)^k.(k+1).(k+2).\binom{n}{r-k} $, I get: but the correct parsing of the title is Find the remainder when $\sum_{r=0}^{2014} \sum_{k=0}^r ...
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Why does MathJax render differently on different devices?

On my laptop (macOS), $$\mathbin{\rlap{\,\,\bullet}\triangle}$$ renders as On my phone (Android), however, the same code (i.e. ...
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Frustrations with sorting questions/answers by score

I was recently hunting for an old answer of mine, and remembered it as being relatively high-scoring. To find it, I went to my answer list on my profile page, and sorted it by score. My answers were ...
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Why is it so hard to find solutions in mathstackexchange

I was advised that this site has people who can answer and are interested in research. But I asked questions, no one bothers to look. So I edit thinking I might be the problem. I realise there maybe ...
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Is possible to use a spoiler for a list in a question of a proof?

I would like to use a spoiler in this post of the the proof of the point $1$-$3$ but unfortunately I was not able: so is it possible use a spoiler?
Antonio Maria Di Mauro's user avatar
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Why can't I edit the tags of my post? Why do people not seem to be interested in it?

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Trying to prove a proposition about the nth order derivative of a polynomial by induction - is this correct? I tried to add the proof-...
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Table rendering in preview but not in finished post

At a question just now the user was having trouble with the table he formatted not appearing correctly in the finished solution view. I don't know where to check for these reports first other than ...
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