Skip to main content

Questions tagged [bug]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
6 votes
1 answer
349 views

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 $\{...
9 votes
3 answers
380 views

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 ...
0 votes
1 answer
168 views

Does this matrix look like a matrix to you? It doesn't to me

$$\begin{pmatrix} a& b& c \\ d & e & f \\ g & h & i \end{pmatrix} $$ Here what I'm seeing What is the work around for this issue?
4 votes
2 answers
380 views

MathJax fails when rendering long digit strings on iOS

This answer formats properly on Safari 5.1.7 on Lion, but on the iPad with iOS 5.1 the √2+6/√2=2.638958433764... does not format properly and I only see the MathJax, i.e. \$\sqrt{2}+\frac{\sqrt{6}}{2} ...
0 votes
1 answer
133 views

Merging instead of closing similar questions

How do you solve this equation $ \log_{2}(x) = \sqrt x$? How would you prove $\log_{2}x < \sqrt x$ for $x > 16$? I understand these are duplicate questions in essence. However, I got really ...
2 votes
1 answer
46 views

Error message regarding edit summary

As of this morning, I seem unable to put Edit summaries that I have used in the past. Specifically, I made two formatting edits, and attempted to write "Formatting" in the Edit summary box, ...
16 votes
1 answer
377 views

How did a candidate nominate themselves after the deadline?

User Way to infinity nominated themselves at 20:11:59 UTC: And yet the nomination period ended 20:00:00 UTC: This isn't really normal, I believe. If I had to guess, the user opened the nomination ...
1 vote
0 answers
59 views

MSE read-only mode banner links are useless

The MSE banner, This site is currently in read-only mode. We’ll return with full functionality soon. Visit our status page or search our recent meta posts on the topic for more info. has two links, ...
0 votes
0 answers
35 views

Question not visible in the list of questions under a tag

My question isn't visible in the lists of questions of any of the three tags that were added. I searched using "No accepted answers" filter and went till Feb 11, 2022 (the date on which it ...
2 votes
2 answers
360 views

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 ...
4 votes
0 answers
75 views

Matrices do not render in preview

Why does this example: $$ \begin{matrix} 1 & x & x^2 \\ 1 & y & y^2 \\ 1 & z & z^2 \\ \end{matrix} $$ no longer render correctly, at least ...
8 votes
1 answer
153 views

404 page is getting mixed up with maintenance page.

This page should probably be a 404, but instead it says the site is offline for maintenance. http://api.math.stackexchange.com/posts/ I am aware that that is not supposed to be a valid URL, but I ...
3 votes
1 answer
153 views

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....
0 votes
0 answers
67 views

review queue tests get grayed out

When I'm reviewing questions in the review queues, there sometimes is a question that gets greyed, where you can't even comment I think. This is always one of the tests, but this obviously defeats the ...
1 vote
1 answer
84 views

Online preview display of answers/questions works only in the first round of editing in MSE

It seems I am experiencing a bug when working in MSE for some weeks. When I edit my answers/questions for the second time, the online displayer does not work on any devices (i.e., I cannot see any ...
1 vote
0 answers
76 views

Editing a post is not a reason for failing an audit.

I was doing some reviewing and I arrived at this post. It contains some explanation and a link to a drawing. In order to understand what the whole thing was about, I decided to edit the question. As ...
3 votes
0 answers
64 views

Tag synonyms: Inconsistencies

Many tags have synonyms. My understanding is that there are "primary" tags with one or more synonyms. If somebody uses a synonym, then the this tag is automatically replaced by the primary ...
9 votes
1 answer
321 views

MathJax is suddenly rendering very slowly and incorrectly in the 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 preview. Some lines (which look fine before I click "...
6 votes
0 answers
37 views

preview doesn’t reflect actual appearance of post when links are on one line seperated by <br> tags

In my answer at Summing a binomial series that arose while counting functions, I listed some related questions like this: ...
4 votes
1 answer
146 views

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 ...
2 votes
0 answers
117 views

Was the style of the up/down-vote arrows changed?

I noticed that the style of the up/down-votes button has changed (for me at least). At first, I thought it was a bug, but frequent reloading makes it look like a change. Now, it looks quite similar to ...
0 votes
0 answers
52 views

Difficulties with displaying set signs

In the following question I recently asked, I wasn't able to the display the symbols denoting sets in mathematics: {, and }. Usually, I write them by putting ...
2 votes
0 answers
39 views

Removing a tag does not immediately remove the question from the list of questions for the tag

I just removed the geometric-probability tag from Coupon collector problem with a large set of coupons. When I then searched for questions with this tag (https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/...
3 votes
1 answer
57 views

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 ...
6 votes
0 answers
128 views

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 ...
1 vote
0 answers
92 views

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 ...
8 votes
0 answers
254 views

Are there ads on Mathematics Stack Exchange?

As far as I can tell, ads are displayed on some sites in the Stack Exchange network. (At least for users below some reputation threshold.) But I saw some contradictory information concerning the ...
8 votes
0 answers
121 views

Buffering calendar

My calendar, as depicted here, endlessly buffers: Is anyone else experiencing this?
3 votes
0 answers
35 views

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 ...
3 votes
0 answers
146 views

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 ...
4 votes
0 answers
59 views

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 ...
2 votes
0 answers
80 views

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. ...
14 votes
3 answers
2k views

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{...
7 votes
1 answer
108 views

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....
3 votes
0 answers
168 views

\{, \}, \| 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: ...
1 vote
1 answer
159 views

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 ...
1 vote
0 answers
76 views

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.
0 votes
0 answers
107 views

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 ...
7 votes
0 answers
184 views

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 ...
2 votes
1 answer
143 views

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 ...
4 votes
0 answers
82 views

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. ...
0 votes
1 answer
184 views

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 ...
2 votes
0 answers
151 views

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 ...
0 votes
1 answer
108 views

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, ...
11 votes
1 answer
2k views

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
0 votes
0 answers
107 views

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 ...
1 vote
1 answer
547 views

When I use "intags:mine" in search, I get no results

In the past, I have searched "intags:mine" on the main site to get a list of posts I would like to see. However, now when I do it, I get no results (I've tried it many times over the last month or so)....
2 votes
1 answer
171 views

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{$ \...
5 votes
0 answers
115 views

Questions with favourite tag no longer displayed

The questions tagged (algebraic geometry) are no longer displayed in blue on my screen, although that tag is among my favourite tags. I tried (through the edit) to suppress that tag from my ...
5 votes
0 answers
85 views

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, ...

1
2 3 4 5
20