# Questions tagged [bug]

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### 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 ...
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### 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, ...
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### 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 ...
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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, ...
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### 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 ...
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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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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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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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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 "...
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### 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: ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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/...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### Buffering calendar

My calendar, as depicted here, endlessly buffers: Is anyone else experiencing this?
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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. ...
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### 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 ...
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