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(Probably) A bug on the links to meta in math.se

In my recently asked question in math.se I see this: I guess it's a bug. I see it on the visit meta links. Thanks in advance!
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Editing an answer produced a new answer.

This answer was supposed to be an edit of prior answer, but the software incorrectly posted it as a new answer. Update I found another probably related problem - see my comment to Jeff's answer. Now ...
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Problems with searches that include user number

As of today, I've been having some weird behavior in searches that include the user number. If I click on a tag in my user page, so that it performs a search for that particular tag and my user ...
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Double backslashes no longer working in TeX

I was pretty sure the admins had fixed things so that two backslashes worked to insert a new line in TeX, but it no longer seems to work. Or rather, it works in the preview page, but not in the final ...
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Firefox 4 and MathJax \not

I'm currently using Firefox 4.0 on OS X, with STIX fonts installed, and for some reason MathJax (in HTML-CSS mode) is not rendering the \not symbol at all, i.e. for me $a \not = b$ looks like $a = b$ ...
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TeX math interacts with italic and bold formatting

In this answer, I noticed a math bug that looks like an interaction between the parser and the TeX system. When you have a word that starts with math and then has italics or bold later, the italics or ...
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Removing upvote in first five minutes eliminates possibility of restoring upvote later

Something like the following scenario has happened to me two or three times since I've been active on this site (and happened again today). I read through an answer, like it, and upvote it. Then I ...
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“Your votes are too old to be changed”

Now that the election phase has begun. attempts to click on the "nth choice" buttons beside each candidate result in the titular error message. What, exactly, is going on?
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Changing user profile may make recent activity log temporarily unreadable

I changed the information in my user profile and shortly afterward clicked on (my) user activity log to see whether this action is logged. Instead of getting the activity log, the page failed to load ...
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Strange layout bug when line breaks at end of LaTeX

In my post here some LaTeX renders ok in the preview but incorrectly renders as "12eeeb8e-4fdb-47bf-abc4-2b56e87c5903" in the posted answer. Does anyone see what's wrong and/or how to workaround it? ...
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font size on math.se

When i change the font size in the browser setting (Mozilla) it is getting reflecting on other pages but not on math.se page ? please explain what could be wrong ?
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Behaviour of `*` and `_` immediately after `$ ` [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Italics/emphasized text not working after a mathematical formula I've noticed that sometimes if I try to emphasize text right after a mathematical formula, it will be parsed ...
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Meta.Meta: A bug in the meta Community♦ user?

This question was bumped by the Community♦ user, even though it has an upvoted answer, and it was tagged status-completed. Maybe the meta Community♦ user should be trained not to bump meta questions ...
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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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Battling the ad-hoc limited URL syntax [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Links to Wolfram alpha don't appear I'm wasting too much time having to figure out how to correctly quote URL's to get them to match the limited subset allowed here (by ...
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Italics/emphasized text not working after a mathematical formula

In this post over here: Convergence of Series of Functions i have noticed an error. When i put * a * the text doesn't turn italic, but its remaining the same. Not sure whats problem.
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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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In the preview, the number of dollar signs doubles every time a formula is used

On Chrome and Firefox under Ubuntu, I get the following strange behavior:
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Did not get 100 rep for account assosiation

I registered today using the same openid as for all my other stackexchange accounts, but I did not get the usual 100 rep for linking accounts. Is it a bug, did I do something wrong or am I missing ...
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Preview eats first and last $ so ignores displaystyle

The preview appears to be eating the first and last dollarsigns in double dollarsigned expressions hence causing displaystyle expressions to be ignored, e.g. see here
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The \not\mid symbol is not working well

I have seen a lot of issues regarding LaTeX being posted here and very recently i have noted one LaTeX. The \not\mid Symbol is not showing properly. It's showing like this: $p \not\mid q$. You may ...
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Latex rendering error

At least for myself and the original poster, the thread at Finding roots of polynomials, negative square root does not render correctly. From OPs post: "yep tried reloading a few times, the ...
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Different behavior in parsing LaTeX code in the previewer and in the saved post

I posted this answer a few minutes ago. After the display, I had written $\int_E f\\,d\mu$ to get the thin space; the previewer parsed it correctly (and parsed it ...
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It says “add / show 2 more comments” but there is only one comment under there.

This is minor. I'm using firefox on a Macintosh. I see this: Here: Human checkable proof of the Four Color Theorem? It says "add / show 2 more comments" ... but when I click there is only one ...
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What are the white brackets around a questions stats

Today I noticed the question about writing a paper in algebraic geometry here had something funky with it on the front page. It had big white brackets around its question stats. What is this?
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Underscore formatting bug, excited (maybe) by subscripts of nothing. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Matrices not rendered correctly I'm trying to display old-style notations for combinations, that is, ${}_nC_r$ for the thing now typically written $n\choose r$. To get the "$...
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Layout bug: comments overflow into RHS pane

In this thread the comments are displaying so wide that they overwrite all the text in the rightmost pane (which includes "visit meta", "nn people chatting", etc). The bug exists in both IE and Chrome....
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Questions cut off

On the main question list (main site and meta), I see this: The questions are cut off at some narrow width as if something is overlayed on top of them. I have seen this in Firefox 3.6.9 on a Mac 10.4 ...
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TeX in comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Re-render MathJax in comments When it shows "2 more comments" (and you press the icon) for example, the TeX disappears and we are left with code between dollar signs.
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A few more graphic styling glitches

None of these are critical, just polishing stuff. When breaking out the up/down votes on a post, the top number crashes into the separator line: For some badges, e.g. taxonomy on the parent site,...
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New design: inconsistent rendering by preview

Attention Jin: The new design has introduced some rendering inconsistency between the preview and final post. In the beta what you saw in the preview was exactly what was rendered in the final post. ...
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Visited tags' colors should not become blue on meta.

Non-moderator tags of meta become blue when visited. In particular, this makes required tags and normal tags almost indistinguishable. It is reproducible on IE 8 and Firefox 4. The tags' colors ...
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User page weirdness for users without questions

A look at the following user pages: https://math.stackexchange.com/users/630 https://math.stackexchange.com/users/642 https://math.stackexchange.com/users/2820 shows that the CSS does something ...
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Design bug: Scroll bar on user page

On my userpage it looks like this: As you can see there is an extra scroll bar. I use Ubuntu 9.10 with chrome 7.0.517.41
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Making the ASK QUESTION more prominent &c

For a site whole purpose in life is to allow people to ask questions and answer them, the new design does not make the two corresponding 'links' prominent at all! Moreover, I really think it is quite ...
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Math in titles on the main page

Math in titles seems not to be rendered now on the main page.
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Graceful rearrangement of the interface on a netbook?

Hi, I do a lot of my stuff, including answering m.se questions, on a netbook with a ten-inch screen and 1024-by-768 resolution. I'm currently using Opera 10.61 build 6430 on a Fedora 8 (please spare ...
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New design: checkmarks on questions with accepted answers too hard to see

This is maybe minor, but it used to be really easy to tell if a question had an accepted answer and it's annoyingly hard now. I guess you want the checkmark to be lighter than the text, but maybe you ...
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New design: “Vote to close” box layout is broken

The "exact duplicate" etc. labels have too much vertical space, which makes them look as though they are associated with the previous description rather than the one that follows. The culprit seems to ...
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New design: “Ask question” overlaps background

When I'm looking at some post, the "ASK QUESTION" text (up-left) overlaps the other text, normally the title of the post. In Chrome 6.0
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Rendering bug with overlapping text

Edit: whatever was done for the new design apparently also solved this problem. At least since this morning I have not been able to replicate the problem. Thanks to all who chimed in. I sometimes ...
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Are the formulas not parsing in 64-bit Chrome or is it just me?

I don't see any formulas, just a white "placeholder" on the 64-bit version of Google Chrome. I have this problem at the university (with Chrome 64-bit as well). Is this coincidence or is there ...
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Recent replies icon lights up even when there are no replies

I sometimes have the envelope icon next to my name on the top row lighted up (rendered filled in yellow) even when clicking on it shows no recent replies. Is this a known bug?
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Locking In Unvotes

I asked a question, and someone replied with an decent answer, so I upvoted their answer. A minute later, I discovered there might be some inaccuracies with their answer, so I un-upvoted their answer. ...
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Badges do not show in Chrome.

I am using Chrome 7.0.5 dev, and the badges do not display on the main site. They do, however, display here. I think this is a bug, something wrong with the sprites and css.
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Less-than signs and previews

If I write $m<n$ in a question, the preview sees the less-than and interprets it as the begining of an XML tag. I have to write it as an HTML entity to get ...
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Show more comments needs to update the LaTeX rendering [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: TeX formatting in other comments in the same post is lost when the comment list is updated Just a javascript call needs added because the LaTeX rending stops when you click ...
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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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LaTeX in comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Editing a comment containing formulae will mangle the formulae Ìs it by design that LaTeX gets mangled when one edits a comment? It used to work correctly, IIRC... (This is ...
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Annoying error message

I keep getting the error message "File failed to load: http://math. ... /Main.js" from time to time. Then it takes about 30 seconds or more, and everything is fine. Does anyone know this problem? ...