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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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Links in spoilers aren't hidden

An answer today caught my attention: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/2185406/62967 Here's an image of what I see with Safari 10.0.3 (with Firefox 52.0 it's the same): The link in the spoiler is not ...
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How can I post as guest again?

At the time where I didn't have a math.stackexchange account, I could ask questions as a guest. At mathoverflow, I can still ask questions as a guest. But if I click on "Ask question" at math....
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Flagging questions issue

I've tried to flag a question on http://www.math.stackexchange.com for being off - topic. However, when I had to relocate it mt only options were: Mathematica, Statistics and something else, yet none ...
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Question closed by myself returns in audit

Today in review queue I received a question looking very familiar. After I voted to close it, my deja vu was confirmed: I already voted to close this question, quite recently. Do such audits make any ...
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Unnecessary message above the answer-head

When you click on a question to answer it, with no answer on it, you get this message: I, however, don't remember seeing this message before. Might be a new change. But soon after the message ...
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Edit summaries/revision history cannot handle MathJax properly

Sometimes if somebody edits the MathJax part of a question or answer MathJax breaks down in the revision history, creating italics and messing up formatting so that its really hard to see what changed....
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Underline does not display in fraction. Mathjax bug?

In this answer the underline below $k$ in the exponent in the definition of $\binom nk$ cannot be seen. It took \displaystyle for it to appear. I can reproduce the ...
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Why is this edit shown as just me?

I made this edit, and it was approved, however the final change included edits I didn't make The edits I didn't make were the removing of a tag and noise at the end of the post. I recognize I ...
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LaTeX rendering in incorrect locations [duplicate]

When browsing the site I notices that in the hot question section of the sidebar there was a link to this post on SuperUser. The link looked a little strange, as shown in the image: If I'm not ...
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“\right\rceil” sized incorrectly (in Firefox 50 on Mac OS X, maybe elsewhere)

In a comment to an answer I wrote, I noticed the following problem with the size of \right\rceil: $$ n=\left\lceil e^{W\left(\frac{\log \left(\frac{n!}{\sqrt{2\pi}}\...
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Reputation increase not visible.

I have accounts on different sites of stackexchange. But on my math.stackexchange account instead of its reputation and comments. Reputation and comments of stackoverflow are visible. How to stop this?...
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Strange MathJax quirk, and why it happened

I just encountered the following when editing a question: This is how I ended up with what I had: Start with $sin(t), 0<=t<=pi$ (without the quotes that I ...
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Fixing the newly created “geometric-invariant-theor” tag

A tag for geometric invariant theory has been created today, but it comes with a problem: the final "y" is missing, therefore its current name is geometric-invariant-theor. Is there an upper limit ...
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McAfee doesn't like Stack Overflow Podcast #94 - We Don't Care If Bret Is Famous [closed]

When I click on the link to Stack Overflow Podcast #94 - We Don't Care If Bret Is Famous McAfee says "Whoa! Are you sure you want to go there? http://stackoverflow.blog/2016/11/Stack-Overflow-P.....
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Ugly MathJax alignment on Zoomed pages (possibly Chrome specific)

I just noticed in passing that MathJax alignment in this answer has become very ugly - see the excerpt below. The string of $x$'s is wavering up and down. I don't recall seeing this when the answer ...
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Double mathjax when asking

I have been getting double mathjax recently when asking questions, and only when asking questions. It renders correctly on the preview but just makes my input box look weird. I use the latest version ...
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\tag mathjax spills to the right of main text body

I've known about this bug for a while. Weird that it still hasn't been fixed. If the \tag mathjax is not intended to be used, then why is it included as a valid ...
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My gravatar has changed and I would like to get it back [duplicate]

Something has gone wrong with my gravatar. It has changed into the icon of user "Vera". "Vera" is actually another account once made by me (with another e-mailadress) when I had no disposal of my own ...
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The links in “Hot Network Question” interpretes dollar as MathJax [duplicate]

This afternoon I came upon a link that produces a red "Math processing error" : I will upload a screenshot. Here is the link to the question
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My comments got stretched across the screen, and it won't allow me to edit or delete the comment either.

I must have added something in MathJax that caused my comment and subsequently caused previous comments to stretch across the page. I tried to hit "edit" or just delete the last comment but it doesn'...
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Math Processing Error pops out when line is too long.

When I write long computation I break the line with \\ symbol like in this answer. However something has changed and now Math Processing Error pops out with such syntax. I see that between double ...
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Logo change automatically, why? [duplicate]

The color of my logo changed automatically, why ? At the beginning it was green, and now it's blue. But the incredible thing it's when I post a message, it comes back in green (well, not now, but In a ...
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Repeated (x 24) achievement notification

Today I got a notification for a single achievement ("Nice answer" badge) repeated, about 24 times - the screenshot shows the first ones. Never happened to me before.
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MathJax is breaking in short expressions frequently today.

Formerly MathJax in comments broke if you had too many consecutive non-blank spaces, and too many was a moderately large number. When it breaks, you see MathJax code in red letters rather than the ...
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Voting to close on the question vs. in the review queue [duplicate]

Thinking this is a bug unless I missed something in the guidelines. If I click on "review" and vote to close items from there, my badge progress counter increases as expected, and the vote is in my ...
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Comment “spreaded” all over the webpage - unable to edit, unable to delete [duplicate]

I wrote a comment to this question on math-stack-exchange. The browser (both Chrome and Firefox) didn't take it very well, and "spreaded" it all over the webpage, such that both the 'edit' option and ...
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Preview unusably slow recently

Until recently I was quite pleased with the responsiveness of the MSE editor field: preview (and thus typing) seemed to be proportional to the number of formulae input, but something happened and now ...
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User Percentile computations appear to be wrong

Forgive me if this has been brought up either here or meta.se before, but I could not find it in either. On a user's activity page, beneath their reputation, there is a label that says "top x% ...
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Is there a reputation cap per day, or is it a bug? [duplicate]

I posted a few answers yesterday on Math.SE, and for some reason one of them picked up steam: it currently has been upvoted 22 times, which is... quite pleasing, even if it sounds vain. Now, what ...
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bug when asking for my responses [duplicate]

In my profile on Main, I have a choice of many items, such as "all actions" or "responses." For a few days, when I click on "responses" it times out. However, it works with "all actions." I should ...
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Responses tab on activity page doesn't work

Recently (the last couple days) the "responses" tab* on my activity page is dead. *Link will (try to) take you to your responses tab.
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Incomplete deletion of user account?

While recently browsing old questions in Mathematics Meta, I came across a user with an undeleted meta user account but with a (seemingly) non-existent main user account. I was under the impression ...
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TeX equations not rendering the not-equal symbol correctly

My answer uses \neq but it doesn't work. I tried other ways but it didn't help. Am I doing something wrong or is it a bug, i.e. does it work in questions and in ...
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“Math Processing Errors” on empty \overset and differences between preview and answer

This answer revision has an expression which displayed correctly in a prior Mathjax version, and also displays correctly in the edit window, but displays as [Math Processing Error] in the answer. ...
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MathJax formulas appearing twice

I am having a similar problem as in this previous post. Just recently, ALL MathJax formulas started appearing twice in my browser. However, unlike in the linked post, it happens every time I load ...
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A probable bug in the “people impacted” of my profile

I'm not sure if META is the right place to ask such a question. If it's not suitable for here please let me know and I'll just delete it. My problem is with the "xxx people reached" thing in my Math....
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Review audits should not include deleted migrated posts

I was just trying to procrastinate a bit of work, so I figured I'll check the review queue. This came up: https://math.stackexchange.com/review/close/571044 It is a closing vote review of a question ...
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Why does meta have two additional moderators?

I just noticed that there is a difference between main and meta moderators list. Why is that? Visual aids:
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MathJaX spacing in Safari (OS X)

Since MathJaX got updated on MSE, I experience a lot of trouble with the spacing following formulae.See for example the spacing following $\dot C$ in the following picture. The period following $\...
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MathJax broken in “Related” section

The MathJax/LaTeX rendering seems to be broken for question titles in the "Related" section. Example from Show that 1 + $\lambda$ is an eigenvalue of $I + A$: (Observed with Safari and Chrome on OS ...
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Posting Comments from Review Queues has become error prone

As a frequent commenter-from-review-queues, I've notice a high frequency of errors in doing so in this past week. This is a definite change in site behavior. The error is frequent but not ...
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Tag badge progress not updating automatically

I've been tracking my progress toward the silver calculus tag badge. The other day I noticed that the score hadn't changed for a while. Since I answer calculus questions all the time, I knew something ...
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iPad: Comments are not shown any more

Beloved Mathematicians, Since some days the comments are not shown anymore; besides I can't place comments. When I put my finger on the comments tag, it simply disappeares. What am I doing wrong? ...
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$\tilde S$ is not always getting correctly rendered.

When I wrote $\tilde S$ in an answer it was rendered correctly, but when I wrote the same in a comment, it looked like just an $S$ with a horizontal bar over it, as if I had written $\bar S$. And ...
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Exact duplicate doesn't require answer but claims one exists

This question was (rightly) closed as an exact duplicate: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1717381. (If I'm not mistaken, only moderators can do that.) The message at the top differs from the ...
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The feature that gives notifications of new questions, new answers, new comments is not working

I noticed that the feature that gives notifications of new questions, new answers, new comments is not working in my computer. Can you suggest how I can start getting those notifications again? Has ...
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Hover (question preview) box doesn't support TeX

On my setup it appears as though the limited preview rectangle, which shows as a pop-up when the mouse hovers above a question and contains a text excerpt of the question's main text, doesn't support ...
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Software causes incorrect placement of punctuation [duplicate]

"weights proportional to $a_1$ and $a_2$" means the weights are $ca_1$ and $ca_2$ In this expression, $a_1$ and $a_2$ are in MathJax (as are $ca_1$ and $ca_2$). What happens is that if this whole ...
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“Enlightened” Badge wrongly awarded

I just got the Enlightened badge for this answer, and I don't understand why. The description of the badge is: First to answer and accepted with score of 10 or more. I was indeed the first to ...
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Mod-deleted answer is hidden on mobile but not on desktop?

A (meta) answer was deleted by a moderator. When I view it on desktop, it merely appears to be deleted, but when I view it on mobile the content of the answer is hidden with a text saying This ...