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Are deirectional derivatives vectors or scalars? [closed]

Tge name directional suggest they are vector functions however since a directional derivative is the dot product of the grad and a vector it has to be a scalar but i see the special case of the ...
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Double notification when pinged on a followed post

StackExchange recently implemented a feature that allows users to "follow" a post in the sense that they get notified on every edit/comment below that post, as if they were the post owners. I find ...
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How to remove the pink edit box?

When editing answers and questions on Math Stack Exchange, I always see a pink box in which it is written 'How to Edit'. Now the problem with this box is that it hides the "Save edits" ...
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Bug in mobile version of the site.

Today, when I was going through the feeds, there was no option to go to the next page like it usually has. However, earlier I was suggested to use full site version instead, where all features work ...
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Why I can't see the “related” questions? [duplicate]

For the last two weeks (at least) I am unable to view the "related" questions. I can see the linked questions but not the related. Why this happens?
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No related questions are displayed

Currently no related questions are displayed at the right hand bar. Is it just a technical problem or does it have another reason? An example has been attached.
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A link doesn't show up in Linked pages

This answer has a link to another answer, but neither page has a Linked section. Why?
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Do newly added answers wipe out comments in progress?

I've recently had a few comments I was in the process of typing out wiped out when a new answer was posted to the question. I don't remember this happening before, but I don't recall if the ...
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The command \tilde messes up with subscripts.

Have you encountered a spacing problem with the command \tilde? To show what I mean, let's take a look at $\tilde{f}_{k}$ and $f_k$. Do you notice that the ...
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“Improve this question” button on deleted posts goes to a page which says “This post is deleted and cannot be edited.”

I went into my "recently deleted answers" tab and found this question (which is now deleted, so you cannot see it if you have <10k rep) which I answered. I can't normally see deleted ...
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Edits on tag wikis counted for Copy Editor?

I was cleaning up and expanding the blurbs on several tag wikis when I noticed that the edits I'm performing on them seem to count towards my progress on the Copy Editor badge, which explicitly ...
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Aligning own operator with limits in MathJax (bug or not?)

I want to create an own operator with limits which would be analogous to $$\sum_{i=1}^k\, \text{or}\, \prod_{i=1}^k$$ in the sense that the limits should be in the exact same position, but there ...
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mathjax not rendering anywhere in firefox

Some days ago I just started to see dollar signs instead of any latex equation what should I do now I use a windows 7 pc and I have switched my browser many times and cleared cache none of them seemed ...
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Mistake done by MSE in calculating score.

In my profile of Mathematics SE, it shows that I've score of $7$ in algebra-precalculus tag. However, if you manually count the scores of all the questions ...
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Mathjax in Firefox 5

I am running the latest version of Mozilla firefox and there seems to be some problem: The math font appears dark. It's been happening for the past two days. Before it was working fine. Below is the ...
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$\rm\LaTeX$ align code is not working properly.

Recently I had answered a question. I had used the $\rm\LaTeX$ command \begin{align}...\end{align} but the equations are not perfectly aligned. This is the code I ...
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Math numbers rendered as FaceTime phone number

In a recent answer of mine, I noticed that a chain of equations renders correctly on my laptop but incorrectly on iPad and iPhone. The iPad/iPhone treats a particular number as if it is a phone number....
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Searching for questions with a tag only gives bountied questions

Whan I search for a tag on the main site, the list produced seems to have the added proviso that there is a bounty attached to the post. For example: It works properly on math.meta, and also works on ...
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Why do some questions look in lighter color? [duplicate]

What I mean appears in the following screenshot: Why does the first question look lighter than the second? Any reason for this? (I haven't clicked on it yet) I put the tag "bug" since I don'...
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Progress “towards” review badges is reported after the badge is awarded

When one looks at the "Stats" page associated to a review task, one can see the number of additional review tasks required in order to earn a badge for that review task. The silver and gold badges ...
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Title of linked question messed up when it includes MathJax

I've just flagged a question as duplicate ( it was already deleted) and the link to the original one appears broken - not the link itself but the title: If this helps, the source of the title of the ...
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Can't see formatted output when reviewing edit

Recently, I've found that when I go to review an edit by a new user, I can only see the markdown, and not the formatted output. Here a screenshot of the top left corner of the page: I'm sure ...
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Does modifying a deleted answers bump a question?

Does modifying a deleted answers bump a question? It just happened that a deleted answer was edited by its poster and the question was bumped on the main site again:
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Mathjax stops rendering after clicking “An edit has been made to this post”

I have noticed in the last two weeks or so that after clicking the "An edit has been made ..." banner, the mathjax is not rendered. Example (before): (and after): Refreshing the page renders the ...
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Deletion of my answer did not lead to reputation loss [duplicate]

Recently (more than 24 hours have passed) one of my answers got deleted, as collateral damage. However, it is strange that my points +98 (10-2) have not been revoked. In my experience when I was ...
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Button for citation helper in the editor

The icon for citation helper in the editor Window used to be hyperlink in a speech bubble, see here: Let's get MathOverflow's “Citation Helper” here, too! At the moment the icon is a letter B - very ...
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What review audit is this?

The review This is a review audit. But the system shouldn't trick me to say this is a possible spam. I almost fell for it. Luckily, I pressed the vote count and found that this is an audit. Is this a ...
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Latex not rendering regardless of browser

As the title says the math formatting doesn't show regardless of the browser or device I'm using. However changing the network with Vpn or mobile network solves the problem for some browsers so I the ...
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Why does it take longer to click “$x$ questions with new activity” than to click “Questions” on the left?

I have a pretty stable and fast enough internet connection, so I rule this out. I use Firefox 63.0 on a Ubuntu machine. When I click "$x$ questions with new activity" and the $x$ happens to be some ...
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Editing large posts on android tablet doesn't allow full scroll down

I tried to edit a larger post with my tablet. After scrolling down some lines it stopped and didn't get show the last ones. It also doesn't show the usual scroll down handle. I'm using a catnova ...
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Possible bug with the edit command while reviewing first posts

Today when I was reviewing first posts, I noticed that if I edit a post, then once I press the "save edit" button, I'm not taken back to the review page. Instead I'm taking to the page of the post I ...
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Link to duplicate target does not show up

I voted to close this post as a duplicate of this other post recently, and the OP agreed with the close vote about an hour ago. Unfortunately, for some reason, the duplicate target header just reads "...
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Does MathJax really not recognize cosec?

I tried to get the trig function cosec in MathJax, but it comes out as $\cosec$. In contrast, it works perfectly well for sec: $\sec$. Of course, one can always use \operatorname{cosec} as a ...
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LaTex underbrace not displaying correctly

For some reason, this is what I'm seeing whenever an underbrace is supposed to be displayed on a post on this website: It looks like some sort of cropped out icon. It's weird because it doesn't ...
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How can a question marked as a favourite not appear in my list of favourites?

I marked this question as a favourite, and indeed the question shows a yellow star when I access it, but it doesn't appear in my list of favourites. How can this happen?
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spurious slash causes \, to be misinterpreted

Note: In the submitted version of the question, the comma is no longer being displayed – but when I edit the question, it’s displayed again in the preview. I encountered a strange bug (at least ...
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Missing Notifications for Comments on a Question.

My problem is similar to the one given as problem 1 here. The responses it got did not resolve the matter. I have not received a notification in my inbox for either this comment nor this comment on ...
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MathJax: Bottom entries in a matrix cut off

Has there been any sort of MathJax update? In this answer I see the denominators in the bottom two entries of this matrix are partially cut off. I do not remember seeing this behavior before. I just ...
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I am experiencing difficulty in the rendering of posts in the “review first posts queue.”

For the last three hours or so, when I see a post in the first post review queue, and click on it, I get the standard left top column menu "Home, questions, ..., appearing immediately above a post up ...
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Simultaneous editing

Sometimes I see a question on the main site which I feel could be improved on and when I click the edit button it says something along the lines of "this question is already being edited by someone ...
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“Don't shout” warning without capitals

I started working on an answer and first just typed three lines of arithmetic expressions with numbers into the edit box. When I later returned to the page and the content of the edit box was auto-...
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Strange behavior of counters in review queues

As it seems currently there is an issue with the review queues that the counter for the number of accomplished reviews does not updates immediately $-$ as it used to be $-$ but only when refreshing or ...
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PNG images on stack.imgur rendered incorrectly on Chrome

In this post on main, when the PNG file is shown implicitly (one has to open a new tab to see it), the color scheme seems to be reversed (bright $\leftrightarrow$ ...
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Columns in Response tab are strange widths

The user column of the Revisions tabs of the Responses tab of the profile is way narrow. (The rest of the tabs of Responses aren't much better.) This was taken with Google Chrome - Version 80.0.3987....
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Weird UI glitches?

I've been experiencing a lot of UI glitches today (see attached image). Is there any reason why I'm seeing these glitches? I'm using the most recent version of Chrome on MacOS
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Period in a wrong position when Mathjax is viewed on iPhone

Consider Explicit upper bound on the number of irreflexive binary relations on {1,…,𝑛} up to isomorphism In the last sentence, after the last aSb, I see a period when viewed on the standard ...
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Escaped braces do not render in post preview

I am having troubles in mathjax escaping braces with backslash while on math stack exchange using firefox version 72.0.1. Although it the escaped braces render when the question is posted, they do not ...
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Association bonus bug

Is there a known bug about updating the rep-score after receiving the association bonus? (If the first picture is not clear it says 412 at the top of the graph about rep.) On the other sites (...
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Why isn't this person a new contributor?

Not high priority, just a curiosity...but shouldn't this OP be a "new contributor"? According to What makes a contributor new? and the linked post, I think the OP should be. The account is 30 days ...
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App keeps telling me to join the Meta

Every time I open the iOS app and go to the Meta site, it won’t initially let me vote or comment and instead show this pop-up. If I click “Join Site”, everything goes back to normal. However, it’s ...

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