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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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Custom TeX command doesn't render in search results

In my answer to Collecting Stickers! Evaluate occurrence of duplicates? I defined a custom TeX command \stir, which is rendered correctly on the page itself. When ...
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Broken MathJax formatting on activity page

Here is a screenshot from my activity page: running Google Chrome Version 99.0.4844.51 (Official Build) (64-bit) However the browser or the version doesn't seem to matter, tested same thing on ...
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Why is MSE still down (read-only)?

When accessing the main site, I see a banner with the text "This site is currently in read-only mode. We’ll return with full functionality soon. Follow @StackStatus, visit our status blog or ...
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A comment not showing up in my inbox

I can see the comment from 13 hours ago in the Responses tab but not in the Inbox tab, and I don't see the red notification icon on the main page. This is probably related to the fact that the answer ...
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Favoriting / bookmarking a question while working the Close Queue?

Is there a way to favorite / bookmark when you encounter it in the Close Queue? I didn't see the little bookmark icon under the vote count widget (but then I frequently miss elements in the math.se ...
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Why is text being hidden behind "Featured on Meta" window?

In Finding the Distance Between Contours (Calculus 3 Question), what is causing the posting text to be partially hidden behind the Featured on Meta window?
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Inconsistency between markdown in comments and posts

There is an inconsistency between the Markdown for codeblocks in comments and the Markdown in Questions and Answers: it seems to me impossible to type \ (as in, ...
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Why images not displayed anymore?

I have been using Math Stackexchnage site for several years. But from a few days ago I noticed that images cannot be displayed anymore. I uploaded an image of what I see (I can't even see the image ...
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Displays on main question page [duplicate]

The latest changes have certainly messed up MathJax displays on the main question page!!
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Some mathjax in an old post is broken due to curly brackets expressions

I found that in this old post Colimit of topological groups (again) some mathjax is broken due to wierd brackets notation. $\left\\{...\right\\}$\left\\{...\right\\}...
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Multiline MathJax on title

With the recent update, MathJax on some titles on the homepage span several lines like this: or this: This makes things a bit tricky to read. Does this happen to anyone else?
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Questions with watched tags no longer highlighted?

Why are questions with my watched tags no longer highlighted when viewing the lists of questions (e.g. math stackexchange and mathoverflow)? I just noticed this today and also noticed the question ...
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MathJax overlaps the text

Here's what my All actions | Comments page looks like on Windows 10 with Firefox (default 100% magnification in Firefox and a custom scale factor in Windows settings): $\sum_{k \geq 0}$ in the first ...
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Are you sure you want to leave this page?

This has never happened before on SE, not even earlier today in a different stack. I wrote a question and clicked "post." Immediate pop-up "Are you sure you want to leave this page?&...
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List of earned bounties shows the state of question, not the answer.

In the profile page, when you check the list of earned bounties, as usual it shows the titles of the questions (like in 'answers' tab). Nevertheless, it shows the score of the questions, not the ...
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Hat Overlaps with Profile

This is a minor bug with the new hats, but searching “hat overlap” in Math Meta brings up no questions, so this one might as well be the question for this issue. Here is a new hat which has a shape ...
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My activity summary shows an answer is accepted, when it isn't. [duplicate]

My latest answer is showing up as accepted in my activity summary, when it isn't (and never was). Just thought I'd let you know. In case anything changes, here is my unaccepted answer (and actually ...
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Should it be "trusted community members" or "trusted community members."?

This might be a general SO thing; I don't make edits on many other sites except MO, where I have edit privileges, so I don't know. I just noticed that the dialogue when I submit an edit says: Thanks ...
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Getting a tag badge that I already had

Today, I earned the normed-spaces silver tag badge. And not only me: as you can see here, the same thing happened to two other users. The problem is that all three ...
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Display of MathJax in titles of questions and answers on user profile lists is broken

Starting from a user's profile page, if you list all of their questions or all of their answers, posts whose titles contain complex MathJax formulae are not displayed properly. There are some extreme ...
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Answers not showing on profiles on mobile site.

For some reason, answers are not displaying on mine or other's profiles on the mobile site. See the picture below.
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Answer pretends to be accepted but actually not.

The following answer is currently not accepted, but after enabling full site it is shown to be accepted. (on Android, Google chrome) Consider: Mobile view- Activity page: Mobile view- Profile page: ...
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Do featured, closed questions show up in Featured in Meta?

I was scrolling through Meta and saw this: However, the only posts in the sidebar widget (from Meta, and Main) are these posts: I wonder if closed questions, even if they are tagged as featured, ...
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Improve similar problem searching system

This is a problem which has happened many times when I want to ask a question on MSE. After I finish the title of my question, there'll be a Similar questions box to offer me some similar question. If ...
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Voting to delete a Question after it has been reopened and reclosed

Scenario A post is closed. A user votes to delete that closed post. The post is reopened without ever having been deleted. The post is reclosed. In this situation, the user who originally voted to ...
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How many people voted in the 2021 Moderator Election?

In 2021 Moderator Election the participation at the recent election is reported as 52,685 voters were eligible, 12,611 visited the site during the election, 5,834 visited the election page, and 1,905 ...
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Yearling badge awarded too often?

I was just awarded the "Yearling" badge on MSE for the fifth time in the past month. I'm a bit confused as to why this is happening. A screenshot is provided as evidence. My account was ...
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Is the font difference of 'history' of the answers of a nominated user for the election different from 'link' and 'flag' intentional?

Maybe the impact of this is not significant, but here is the image (I used MS Edge, 200% for the image): I inspected the elements, and both link and ...
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I have a reputation of about 1000 on MSE but I can't comment in CURED chatroom

I was trying to post/comment in CURED chatroom but I was unable to do so because when I entered the CURED Chatroom(https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/2165/cured) , it leaves that I must have atleast ...
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Some titles containing MathJax are shown incorrectly in review queues

I have noticed, several times already, that some titles containing MathJax are rendered incorrectly in review queues, i.e. across multiple rows. I can't remember for sure, but I expect this to also ...
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Quote markdown can interfere MathJax, is it a bug or a feature?

I found that quote markdown sometimes interferes MathJax. > This is an example that shows how quote markdown can interfere MathJax. $ E > =mc^2$. produces ...
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Community ads link to old meta post [duplicate]

I think I've come across a very mild bug. When I click on the comments or stats links on a community ad, it links me to the ...
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Last activity on the home page doesn't show whether it is modified, asked, answered, or migrated.

According to the question from the body, the question was migrated from Physics.SE. This means that the last activity should be something like "Migrated x mins ago (username) (reputation)", ...
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I am seeing Community Promotion Ads from the (old) 2020 proposal

I saw an ad for Mathematics Educators SE in the right sidebar while browsing the main site here. Since the stats in the ad seemed to be out of date, I checked by clicking on "comment" under ...
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Question in the "First questions" queue, that was a user's second one

I have just reviewed a question in the "First questions" queue that in reality was that user's second question on MSE (the truly first one being from July 16th). Is this a bug? If not, how ...
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"You cannot delete this answer" popup when reviewing first posts

I was reviewing the "First answers" queue when I was presented with this post (*): it is clearly not an answer, so I flagged it as NaN and then I also clicked on the "Delete" ...
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Bugs while typing up answers and posts

While typing answers and posts, on Android Chrome with the 'full site' option on, multiple bugs seem to arise; letters get randomly capitalised, duplicated, and start to come out of nowhere. ...
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A red low quality post. What does it mean? [duplicate]

I am new to the low quality post reviews, so please forgive me for not knowing. Coming back onto MSE has brought me into seeing a red notification button in the low quality posts queue: There is not ...
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A possible bug in the review test system

I was reviewing an answer and it was designed to make sure I was paying attention. But I quickly recognized it as a test. Look at the picture Generally, it looks like In the first picture, it did ...
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Continuous red dot on reopen votes [duplicate]

On this question there are many questions on meta MSE. And I hope it's not a duplicate. It had never occurred to me that this red dot shown in the green rectangle in the upper right corner was ...
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Red dot on reopen queue but no items available to review

I've been experiencing a red dot on the reopen queue intermittently over the past few weeks with no items available to review. Here's a screenshot of what the behavior looks like: This screenshot was ...
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Color change on the M.Se site.

This is a quick question which again happened as a glitch. I was looking for questions to answer and somehow saw the “ask question” and “activity” button, on the home page and my page respectively, ...
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Bug with my gravatar?

Recently, I noticed that when I temporarily went onto my meta profile, my nice purple avatar changed into a lime green avatar. You can believe that I did not change it. I can give time stamps if ...
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Formatting of badges is not proper - a possible bug?

Today while searching for badges I found that some of the badges specially with long name aren't formatted rightly. For example- Another example- One more example where description of tag is about ...
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Reason for question closure is inconsistently reported

Apologies if this is a duplicate; my search keyword mojo wasn't able to find one. This question was closed, and the OP subsequently defaced it by deleting the body of the question. Since three answers ...
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A question missed in my "recently deleted answers" link [duplicate]

I had a deleted question (with no answer) two months ago and it could be found always in my recently deleted questions link. Today, I needed a good comment on that post but the post (the question) is ...
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Was there a change in the theme in the main page?

I noticed now that when I land on the main page, questions with tags that I have marked as "watched" are no longer "highlighted" with a different background color, and all ...
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Left and right positions of some user cards in the question queue

I would like to know if there is a specific reason or justification for some users being are displayed on the left and some on the right as shown in the red boxes.
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