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mathjax doesn't render in the review section [duplicate]

I recently went to see what is in the queue of the "Suggested Edits" and I saw this: first I thought that it was just '$' placed wrongly, so I went to edit this myself and saw the following:...
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MathJax bugged on front page (FireFox)

This question displays correctly when viewed in the /questions page: But in the question queue, the preview is messed up: My guess is that this is a result of cropping the MathJax markup halfway so ...
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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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Answer score on MSE different from score seen on MO profile

My answer to the question What is wrong with the sum of these two series? currently has a score of $39$. However, on my MathOverflow profile, it shows that it has a score of $40$ in the 'Top Network ...
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MathJax renders badly when editing from Review Queue

This has been plaguing me for some time, and I wish I'd asked about it before. I often try to "fix" math formatting for new users when I come across their posts in the Review Queue, posing hard to ...
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MathJax rendering error in Review | Suggested Edits? [duplicate]

Sometimes I edit a question to format the MathJax correctly. I submit the edit, and everything looks good. I get the notification "Thanks for your edit! This edit will be visible only to you until it ...
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Bug - "Share a link to this question via email, , , or .

There is a weird bug with question sharing. When I posted a question and scrolled down to the bottom of the page, I saw this obviously erroneous message: Steps to reproduce this error: Post a new ...
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Should I be getting the “Red Dot” on the “Review Queues ” Icon?

This has happened twice now - I get the "red dot" on the "Review Queues" icon, but when I click on it the queues that are available to me (my rep is about 750) are all empty, though there are some ...
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MathJax no longer respects `\newcommand` definitions from questions in other posts

In a question of mine I used e.g. $\newcommand{curl}{\operatorname{curl}}$ to define $\curl$ being rendered as $\newcommand{curl}...
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Question's body is not abbreviated in search view

I searched for questions on perfect numbers. Most of the questions are abbreviated, but it looks like Tharsis found a workaround: What's going on here?
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Bug on the moderator election page

Disclaimer: The following screenshots are examples and may not reflect my voting decision (I purposefully played around with the votes to test the bug). See the screenshots below coming from the ...
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Css-update with bug?

Since about an hour or so, the dropdown arrow in the "StackExchange" menu has disappeared for me (tested on Safari and Chrome), clicking on it leads straight to https://stackexchange.com and I had to ...
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Is it possible to spoiler multi-line mathjax?

I can't work out how to do it. This: >! $$a=b$$ >! $$b=c$$ >! $$c=d$$ Produces this: Whereas this: ...
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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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Is the moment-generating-functns tag spelled wrong on purpose?

The moment-generating-functns-tag seems to be spelled incorrectly. However, it could be due to a limit on the number of used characters, but since I couldn't find anything on it, I just wanted to ...
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odd behavior in separation of badges between math and math meta

Today I received the Yearling badge on Math SE (hooray!). I have always thought it was interesting (not bad, just interesting) that badges (but not rep) are distinct between regular Math SE and meta ...
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\newcommand does and does not work in titles

\newcommand within a question has in my experience failed to work in titles. In this question when I hit "reload", I see the backslash and Th in red; i.e. it doesn't work. But when I click on "edit" ...
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The “Improve” button is confounded with the “Approve” button.

On this question I clicked on "Improve edit". Instead of being able to edit the page, I was instantly redirected to the question page with the proposed edit done, as if I had clicked on "Approve". ...
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Cite does not work from review

When reviewing e.g. First Posts, the cite link is shown under the post. However, clicking it has no effect: This might be the same bug which makes the ...
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Blog page not working? Or we can't access old blogs anymore?

So I was browsing the old blog posts when I came to this one: Playing with Partitions: Euler’s Pentagonal Theorem I then tried to click the link to see the previous blog: However, it brought me to ...
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Clicking ad Approach-0 downloads a file named “download”

Clicking ad downloads a file named "download". I think it has to do with the particular ad, Approach-o. Downloaded file looks like an HTML file, probably the site's home source. I also tried visiting ...
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Rendering of some past links to meta seems to be broken after recent changing of url of meta posts

I have noticed this problem, probably connected with recent change of url's of the posts from meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions to ...
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Does the iOS app stop supporting horizontal scrolling?

About two years ago, I posted this question on Meta to raise the horizontal scrolling issue then existing in the iOS app. Owing a big thank to the Community, after one or two version updates this ...
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Tabs 'Questions' and 'Answers' on user profile aren't readable when selected

On my profile page (and I'm sure yours as well), in the Top Posts section, the active tab ('Questions' or 'Answers') isn't readable because it's white-on-white: On Meta, the selected tab is readable (...
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Why is the user search so out of date?

When I press "Users" right below the logo on the main page, I am presented with a search engine. Here I can type in the name of a user, and get a list of all users with that name. I searched myself. ...
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Character count for special formatting in comments: source or output?

I would expect that special symbols such as $ and \frac{abc}{def} are excluded from the character count in comments. So that <...
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Why can't I access (view) my profile page?

When I try to access my profile page, it drops this error. I have no idea what's going on? Edit: What could've caused this error? It appears to be fixed now.
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Spoiler and List problem

Is is possible to make a spoiler space with a numbererd list inside? ! Here is what I have tried: ! 1. The first. ! 2. The second. or or ! Here is what I have tried: 1. The first. 2....
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Can't see all my edits

I am sure that I edited the following answer How may we prove that $\int_{0}^{\infty}{\sinh^2(x)-x\over \cosh^3(x)}\cdot{4x\over e^x}\mathrm dx=2-\zeta(2)?$ at least three times but in the editing ...
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Flagging on mobile error

I am using the mobile app and tried to flag a comment on this question as obsolete (the comment has since been deleted). The app told me that an error occurred and that I should report it on meta.
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Deleted/Migrated Question in Review Queue

I had this review task https://math.stackexchange.com/review/close/571044 (ugly screenshot). There was no other option than "skip". Which seems obvious, but is this a bug in the review system?
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Question update notice not showing any more

The landing page of the math stack exchange used to have a feature that displayed how many new or updated questions had been asked since you last refreshed the page. Clicking on it 'refreshed' the ...
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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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Hot network questions incorrectly use MathJax [duplicate]

This is the converse of http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/10570/title-formatting-of-latex-in-stackexchange-hot-questions-list. I noticed that when on Math.SE, MathJax can screw up the ...
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Dollars in the “Hot Network Questions” get mistakenly loaded by MathJax.

I've noticed that dollars in the “Hot Network Questions” get mistakenly loaded by MathJax, e.g. (Feb. 23, 2017, AK) The bug is still at large, as can be seen here:
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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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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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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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New “Sheriff” badge acting strange for Qiaochu

I just noticed that I've received the new "Sheriff" badge for serving one year as a moderator. I got one copy of the badge (since I resigned a month before my second year would have started), but ...
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Ugly spacing when using \binom

The rendering of binomial expressions in MathJax seems a bit off. The spacings are a bit too large in my opinion and it looks a tiny bit asymmetrical. Inline Lorem $10+\binom32\times\binom xy$ ipsum....

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