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Questions tagged [bug]

Indicates a reproducible problem on the site that you believe is due to a mistake, malfunction, or programming error.

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Why does @someone sometimes disappear from comments?

I find the following occurring bug weird. When I post a comment I start with @someone. But for some reason this does not always get into the text. I get no error message but it is not there. In ...
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The scope of \newcommand is the entire page

LaTeX on this site supports \newcommand and \renewcommand. This is very nice, but I noticed that the scope of these definitions ...
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Too long LaTex formulae not shown in comments?

If you try to show this formula in comments, it fails. $$M:\left[\begin{array}{cc}x&y\end{array}\right]\mapsto\left[\begin{array}{ccc}x&y&1\end{array}\right]M=\left[\begin{array}{ccc}u&...
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Spurious space within number

In this comment, the penultimate number in the list, $59930$, is displayed (in Firefox $11.0$) with a spurious space between the two $9$s. I made sure I hadn't inadvertently pasted any invisible ...
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MathJax preview broken when equations contain `\label`s

One can use \tag, \label, \ref and \eqref the usual way ...
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Hot network questions incorrectly use MathJax [duplicate]

This is the converse of http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/10570/title-formatting-of-latex-in-stackexchange-hot-questions-list. I noticed that when on Math.SE, MathJax can screw up the ...
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The return key in comments

I have noticed recently that when composing comments, pressing the return key submits the comment as is. This behaviour differs from that when composing replies. I am using Firefox. As I frequently ...
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MathJax menu obliterates link menu when the entire link is LaTeX

When the title of a link is entirely in LaTeX, e.g. a question named on the front page such as this one, then there is no way to get the link menu (e.g. to copy the url) since the MathJaX menu applies ...
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How to put math equations in a “spoiler” block?

I wanted to do something like >! \begin{align} >! x &= 42 >! \end{align} (Unfortunately even this code block is badly formated! Why is it ...
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Broken imgur-links

Is there any plan to take care of broken imgur image-links? They look like this: (This picture is taken from Bill Dubuque's answer here which was posted not even two months ago—look at the ...
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Matrices not rendered correctly

See e.g. here. I tried both \begin{pmatrix}... and \begin{array}{cc}.... edit Reading the answers, the problem turns out to be ...
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Showstopper bug: MSE+MathJax unusable for 6 months with Chrome

For roughly six months or so, since around the latest MathJax deployment, the site has been highly unstable using recent Chrome versions (17-22) on Windows 7. I see guaranteed page freezes composing ...
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Comment error while posting comments [duplicate]

When I want to give a comment on a question/answer to a particular user, say David, i generally type @David: This is blah,blah... But recently that is the past 2 days, I am observing that the "@" ...
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MathJax not displayed in comments

In the Android App, the MathJax is not displayed correctly in comments to answers. I assume this also applies to comments the question, but I have not verified that.
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LaTeX in tag wikis

LaTeX renders fine when you go to the tag-info page, for example, abelian-groups. However, when you try to add the abelian-groups tag to your post it doesn't render in the pop-up. This is messy. Is ...
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Searching for accented characters is too strict

A search for "lindelof" and a search for "lindelöf" produce different results. In some sense the results are correct, since the first search finds only those posts that mention "lindelof" and the ...
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TeX formatting in other comments in the same post is lost when the comment list is updated

If there's any TeX formatting in comments of a post, after you add a comment to that post, or click "add / show n more comments", all formulae are reverted to $...$....
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I can't search on ^

I was trying to search for duplicates for this question: How to define the $0^0$? But it's very hard to do this, as the search engine seem to ignore the ^ symbol. Searching for "0^0" or "0 0" give ...
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MathJax not rendering in comments and post preview

The problem with comments seems to have resolved itself. If we used the "show x more comments" link, the MathJax would become unrendered in all comments on that page. However, this is either ...
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Links / URLs containing special characters are not recognized by markdown

In this answer, I linked to some page within the Wolfram alpha site, and the links did not appear. For example, I will try to link the last word in this sentence. Here is the URL I was trying to link ...
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old \def definitions linger

It's possible to use \def, and it usually works. However, there's a problem in that the definitions stick around and there seems to be no way to get rid of them ...
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Editing now completely blocked while an edit is pending

In tags should be editable despite pending edit to text and vice versa, I noted that it was bad that one was being forced to review edits in order to be able to edit posts with a pending edit; but at ...
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22 posts for review missing…

I just cleared all visible review tasks, but still the review notification cries $\hskip2in$ "~22 posts awaiting review" Does "~" mean that the service is just too slow to, or what? Or is it meant ...
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Why can I not use my additional 10 votes on just questions.

I voted 30 times on answers and questions, before reaching 30 votes. I cannot reach 40 votes. I beg the title.
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Try to comment: Fail review audit

I know the review audits aren't without their flaws, but with this review: https://math.stackexchange.com/review/first-posts/109542 it should be clear that something is not right. As usual, the vote ...
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Certain comment contents break LaTeX rendering for the whole page

I commented just some minutes ago on this question, and every post in math.SE returned a [Math Processing Error]. Not only for me, but for every other user. What is going on with this question. I ...
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Tex broken for me…

I keep getting [math processing error] in bright red, everywhere on the site all the time and, while it has been amusing trying to read the raw tex code before mathjax ruins it for me, this is ...
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Title formatting of LaTeX in StackExchange hot questions list

There is the StackExchange menu at the top left on every site in our network. It opens a popup box with Hot Questions, All Sites,...
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Old usernames and names of deleted users in CW-mode

I noticed this several times already: In CW-questions e.g. here (active user) or answers e.g. here (deleted user) not the current (or anonymized) user name but rather the one that was active at the ...
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Editing a comment containing formulae will mangle the formulae

Somewhat of a duplicate of http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/419/editing-a-question-containing-formulae-will-remove-the-formulae. I reposted the question because the previous one - had a ...
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TeXification is too aggressive, or “How to enter a dollar sign?”

The current TeXification function is too aggressive. The current behavior is that, any text between two dollar signs in a single element will be formatted as a TeX formula. this excludes any ...
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Duplicate banner breaks LaTeX

On several recent occasions, after closing a question as a possible duplicate the automatic banner breaks the $\LaTeX$ requiring manual intervening. I don't recall it was like that before, and I ...
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Persistent comment

The site went offline some time ago, and right before it did, I have received a comment reply. I could only read that comment reply after the site came back online. But now it won't go away, even ...
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A small problem with tex rendering after an edit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Editing appears to affect maths-display Sometimes I get some tex rendering (small) problem after I edit my questions. I am adding a screenshot from my latest question where I ...
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Why does not $a < b$ render here?

On the MathJax demo page, entering a &lt; b results in $a<b$. This is consistent with MathJax documentation. On Mathematics.SE the behavior is different: $a ...
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migrated question incorrectly labeled as closed as off topic

I voted to migrate this question to physics.SE, as three others had done before me. I expected that it would be migrated once a fifth vote was cast, but when I checked on it I was suprised that it ...
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Formatting bug: long mathjax or code blocks break entire post or page

Long, broken MathJax expressions seem to break the formatting of all comments on a post, causing them to spill to far over to the right. In addition to making the comments hard to read, it can make ...
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Firefox 4: MathML vs MathJaX

I recently started using Firefox 4. It seems that the browser understands MathML. However, the output is not as pleasing as the old MathJaX. Will this improve when Firefox 4 gets out of the Beta phase?...
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Still having trouble with crashes when composing answers in Chrome

I don't know if this is true for other people, but I am still experiencing at least some of the problems described here and here, namely that Chrome crashes when I try to write answers that are too ...
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MathJax renders badly when editing from Review Queue

This has been plaguing me for some time, and I wish I'd asked about it before. I often try to "fix" math formatting for new users when I come across their posts in the Review Queue, posing hard to ...
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Please fix captcha - it hampers math sites much more than others

I intended to elaborate on the captcha problems in the original thread, but since it has been locked, I have no choice but to create a new thread. I think it is very important that the SE designers ...
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Loop of duplicate posts

These two identical questions were asked by the same user (the first one was migrated from MO actually): https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/582151/lrs-over-finite-fields https://math....
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Able to vote after reaching daily limit

I burnt through my 30+x votes very quickly today, leading to the notice (in blue upon reaching the limit, in red upon trying to vote thereafter): You've reached your daily vote limit; vote again in ...
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Line breaking in MathJax (Common-HTML)

This is sort of a reopening of the bug reported by Najib Idrissi here. The Common-HTML render does not break lines. Compare this to the HTML-CSS output of the same code. You could imagine how long ...
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MathJaX Bugs - `Show Math As ->TeX Commands` and Bold Math in comments

I am using Chrome 18.0.1025.142 on a Windows 7 machine. There are two recent behaviours of MathJaX I have observed: We may want to see the TeX commands for some of ...
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Annoying bugs when using Chrome

After recent update of Google Chrome I got two following problems: When I'm typing my answer every 3-5 minutes my browser crashes down and say that I had to refresh the page to return back. But after ...
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Editing appears to affect maths-display

I've only noticed this since I hit 2000 rep and gained the editing privilege, but I'm not sure the two are necessarily related. It seems that after I edit a post containing equations, the equations ...
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Double display of formulas

Lately I've been experiencing some problems with the the display of formulas. Occasionally I get something like in this picture. I'm using Chrome on Windows 7. So far I couldn't find anything that ...
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Not allowed to suggest edits via SE app.

When I tried to edit a post via the SE android app, I got the red error message 'This account is not allowed to suggest edits'. I then tried the desktop website where it did work. Is this a bug in ...
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Formatting in the Search Results page breaks when the query contains certain terms

I've noticed that when a search query contains terms that are usually typeset in $\LaTeX$, the formatting in the Search Results page becomes messed up. I'm assuming this issue occurs because the ...