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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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Race condition in editing question

I have noticed this problem. Let's say when I first see a question, it is in version $A$. It is badly formatted, so I click edit. However, it takes a long time for me to edit. Before I finish, someone ...
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MathJax not rendering in previews

As of today, when I type an answer, things in MathJax don't get rendered in the preview. What's going on?
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Why is the website suddenly weird? How can I permanently change it?

The forum layout now looks like this: and I'm not sure why. How do I permanently change this back? I can disable it for a specific page by clicking the top 'clock' button - but whenever I navigate, ...
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Redirect issue for Meta

I understand that mathematics.stackexchange.com redirects to math.stackexchange.com to include non-Americans (such as me), but mathematics.meta.stackexchange.com does not redirect to the Meta and ...
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No related questions are displayed (Updated)

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. Updated: The problem has recurred again....
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Color of the names of deleted accounts

It seems that the color of the names of deleted users is now blue (used to be grey or black I think; example: user210003 in the comments to this question). I don't seem to be able to find the ...
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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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Why give me something in the review queue where the only option is “skip”?

While reviewing I came across . My only option was to "skip". Why did this show up?
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Links in comments do not work if they contain space before dollar and also square brackets inside MathJax

The format [text](url) is the standard format for using links in the comments. And it works just fine even if the text contains MathJax. Normally, adding spaces ...
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Visited Links No Longer Distinguishable

Apparently, visited links are no longer distinguishable from the rest. They used to be in a slightly different shade than non-visited ones. Personally, I found the feature to be very helpful, and I'm ...
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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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Writing answers - slow rendering + CPU load

This is the same issue like the one presented here, only now with a more powerfull machine. The fact that preview is generated instantaneously makes it hard to write longer answers. Sometimes, even my ...
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Still having trouble with crashes when composing answers in Chrome

I don't know if this is true for other people, but I am still experiencing at least some of the problems described here and here, namely that Chrome crashes when I try to write answers that are too ...
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MathJax “jumbled up” in the activity tab of a user

I have noticed questions with long MathJax expression in the title get "jumbled up" when I look at the activity tab of some user - in the part listing the most recent questions and answers. (Maybe ...
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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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Audit answers copy an existing answer? Clicking “comment” means acceptance?

I got a audit question to review today that looked strangely familiar. Checking out the question (I'd read it recently) I saw that the purported answer (just as I remembered) was word-by-word ...
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MathJax preview broken when equations contain `\label`s

One can use \tag, \label, \ref and \eqref the usual way ...
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Can't vote to migrate from meta

Another one to pile on the heap: The new closing system seems to have some inadvertent effects on meta, like a strange typo, and the loss of the option to vote to migrate to main: Moreover, as I ...
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“0 new answer to this question”

There seems to be a bug in the new answer notification system that rarely manifests (this is the first time I've seen it). It seems to occur when two answers are posted almost simultaneously. I saw a ...
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MathJax formulas hidden behind text

I have noticed that MathJax formulas are sometimes hidden behind other text and not properly displayed. I observed this only when using HTML-CSS as MathJax Renderer. (For other options the same ...
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Election page comment anchors don't work

It's pretty straightforward. You get a comment reply on the election page, it shows up on your inbox, and you click it... and you only get to the top of the election page. Nothing more. Even worse. ...
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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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Blockquote button interaction with MathJax

Here is a bug which has bitten me a few times now. Suppose I type something like ...
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Color tag for accepted answers on “Related” posts

I have a question about a convenient feature that seems to have disappeared after the last "overhaul" (or whatever it was) on M.SE. I seem to recall that, in the column of "Related" posts associated ...
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Duplicate shows as “on hold” in favourite list

Today, I favourited this question on my phone in order to hunt for a duplicate later. After the question was closed as a duplicate, I saw the following in my favourites list: As you can see, it is ...
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Using [tag:] markup in posts creates an ugly gap between lines

Using [tag:] markup in posts on (meta.)math.SE creates an ugly and unnecessary gap between the current and the following line of text. For example, see the ...
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MathJax not rendering correctly on full site on mobile.

When I use mse on my phone I always use the full site because personally I hate the mobile one. This has been a good experience before and I had no problem with mathjax rendering latex incorrectly. ...
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MathJax and Android's Chrome bug

This is what I see on Chrome 35.0.1916.122, Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), Nexus 5:
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Error message when pasting Math into answer

If I am starting to type an answer and copy/paste some MathJax from the question, I often get the error message saying I have to have 30 characters in my answer and I only have xx. I haven't asked to ...
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Editing comments bug

Edit: I have now also posted this bug on meta.SE. I don't know whether this question ought to be deleted. Edit again: Apparently it has already been posted, both on main meta and on stackoverflow ...
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“Math Processing Errors” in the Close as Duplicate Preview

I see plenty of "Math Processing Errors" in the close as duplicate preview:
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Site thumbnail in community bulletin for blog posts changes between main site and meta

I am not sure if this is intentional or desired behaviour, but the thumbnail for the pinned community blog post in the community bulletin changes depending on whether you view it on the main site (...
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User name incorrectly linked to revision history

The link on the author's username in this post incorrectly points to the revision history of the post instead of the author's user page. Ditto for other answers in this thread with no revision ...
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Review audit suggests “voting to close” an answer

Just passed a review audit. It suggested I "vote to close" an answer. Please fix this -- making the message dependent on the Q/A bit of a reviewed post should work.
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Rolling back edits counts as another edit

If you edit and then remove your edit manually then the two edits appear as a single edit under the heading "[Edit removed during grace period]". However, if you roll back your own edit then the grace ...
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Editing now completely blocked while an edit is pending

In tags should be editable despite pending edit to text and vice versa, I noted that it was bad that one was being forced to review edits in order to be able to edit posts with a pending edit; but at ...
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LaTeX not rendering with exact duplicate in review

I have come across the following. When reviewing an "Exact duplicate" under the "close votes" the LaTeX doesn't seem to render at all when clicking the supposed duplicate. Is this a bug or is it just ...
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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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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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Two different reputations

In the above picture one can see that two different reputations are showing up in my profile one one the right side and another different on the graph. What is the error I can't understand. Please ...
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Rare bug: comments expanding over bottom bar

The situation is exemplified below. Before expanding comments: After expanding the comments: I couldn't reproduce it after several reloads. However, I think the situation above occurred just after ...
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Unable to connect to my account [SOLVED]

I am currently unable to access my MSE account (I’m user number 15381). For years I used to connect from Yahoo without problems. When I do that now I find myself connected as an entirely new, empty ...
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Persistent comment

The site went offline some time ago, and right before it did, I have received a comment reply. I could only read that comment reply after the site came back online. But now it won't go away, even ...
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Why does not $a &lt; b$ render here?

On the MathJax demo page, entering a &lt; b results in $a<b$. This is consistent with MathJax documentation. On Mathematics.SE the behavior is different: $a ...
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Edit couldn't be submitted — how to finish review? Load title and tag edits asynchronously

I was reviewing a possible "Low Quality Post" and decided to edit it. I completely revised title, body and tags to contain proper English, describe the post and improve the MathJax. Then, I tried to ...
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Extreme slowness when posting an answer

Edit 3: it happened again this morning (Jul 7, 2013): slow TeX rendering in short answers. But everything is fine again now... Edit 2: I have just tried to edit the same answer again on the same ...
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Some $\LaTeX$ is going out of date?

Some days ago I edited an answer by David Mitra because the command \cases{ } seemed to be outdated, and changed it with the command ...
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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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