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Not allowed to suggest edits via SE app.

When I tried to edit a post via the SE android app, I got the red error message 'This account is not allowed to suggest edits'. I then tried the desktop website where it did work. Is this a bug in ...
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Annoying bugs when using Chrome

After recent update of Google Chrome I got two following problems: When I'm typing my answer every 3-5 minutes my browser crashes down and say that I had to refresh the page to return back. But after ...
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Formulas overlap text and sidebar

Found an annoying bug: going here gets you this: If you remove the end bit then it's ok. Chrome version 43.0.2357.130 (64-bit)
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Formatting in the Search Results page breaks when the query contains certain terms

I've noticed that when a search query contains terms that are usually typeset in $\LaTeX$, the formatting in the Search Results page becomes messed up. I'm assuming this issue occurs because the ...
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Problems with losing MathJax formatting previews while creating question or answer

I've tried searching the site, but couldn't find anything that answers my question. Whenever I'm creating a new question or answer and I'm taking a while to type it all out since I'm still learning ...
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Different behavior in parsing LaTeX code in the previewer and in the saved post

I posted this answer a few minutes ago. After the display, I had written $\int_E f\\,d\mu$ to get the thin space; the previewer parsed it correctly (and parsed it ...
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Editing a question containing formulae will remove the formulae

Test it. Comment here with a formula. Reload the site. Edit. Note you'd have to retype the formulae.
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Nested MathJax environments render correctly in the preview, but are broken in the final post

It seems like \\ doesn't work correctly here, and I need \newline instead: $$ \vec{\nabla} \times \vec{A}(\,\vec{r}) = \begin{...
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A small bug: period on the next line after MathJaX

André Nicolas wrote an answer to this question, in which he mentions "the line through $A$ and $B$." It appears in my browser window as: the line through $A$ and $B$. with the period on the next ...
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Code is indented incorrectly

I recently pasted the following code: ...
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Using @'s in a comment triggers the “One additional @user” box after editing, even though the users don't exist.

In this comment, I addressed a question that has two @'s in there, without the intention to ping someone. It was no problem to write the comment having two @'s, but after an edit it showed: even ...
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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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Wrong HTML rendering of inequality signs

I'm seeing some TeX formulas such as $i<k-1$ rendered with &lt in HTML where there should probably have been &lt; ...
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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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Deletion votes retroactively become irreversible when a user becomes a moderator

While browsing the 10K tools undeletion queue I just noticed that a handful of questions with two undeletion votes are now stuck in limbo, impossible to get the final undeletion vote, because they ...
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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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Italics/emphasized text not working after a mathematical formula

In this post over here: Convergence of Series of Functions i have noticed an error. When i put * a * the text doesn't turn italic, but its remaining the same. Not sure whats problem.
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MathJax bug upon page refresh

When entering this answer, everything looks good. Editing and saving also work fine. However, when I refresh the page I get $\color{red}{\textit{[Math Processing Error]}}$ for the line tagged $(3)$. ...
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The \not\mid symbol is not working well

I have seen a lot of issues regarding LaTeX being posted here and very recently i have noted one LaTeX. The \not\mid Symbol is not showing properly. It's showing like this: $p \not\mid q$. You may ...
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MathJax rendering issue while looking at someone's profile

I have encountered the following issue looking at my profile, see it in the photo. This also happens if I change the browser or log off from my account or even if I check from my phone, and it also ...
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MathJax preview does not work when editing from review (or when editing a deleted question)

Hardmath's earlier bug report made me take a closer look at the way MathJax works when editing a post from preview. Or, rather, the way it currently doesn't work. While investigating, I also noticed ...
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LaTeX a jumbled mess when flagging as a duplicated

Is it normal for the LaTeX to be a jumbled mess when flagging as a duplicate? In case it isn't all systems, I am on a Linux system with Firefox 34.0.
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Post with many lines of display math takes up most of the Questions page

Loading the Questions page, my computer displayed this: Notice that a single question with many lines of display math is taking up most of the window. I actually thought I had accidentally clicked ...
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\frac{}{} tex command is not rendered properly .Please help

Recently I have faced a problem in which the \frac{}{} tex command is not rendered properly by my chrome browser. The line between the denominator and numerator ...
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MathJax broken in “Related” section

The MathJax/LaTeX rendering seems to be broken for question titles in the "Related" section. Example from Show that 1 + $\lambda$ is an eigenvalue of $I + A$: (Observed with Safari and Chrome on OS ...
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Closed question banner contains incorrect information about the reasons [duplicate]

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1034067/prove-language-is-not-regular-with-pumping-lemma?noredirect=1 was recently closed, and the banner says, inaccurately: put on hold as off-topic by ...
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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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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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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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Mathjax/markdown issue

I tried to leave the following comment, and had a problem: For any $a,b\in [0,x)$: $a\vee b$ exists. Namely, $a\vee b=max\{a,b\}$. You might be asking about when directed sets are complete? It ...
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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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Responses tab on activity page doesn't work

Recently (the last couple days) the "responses" tab* on my activity page is dead. *Link will (try to) take you to your responses tab.
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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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wrong answer count after an answer was deleted and undeleted

I posted an answer at Does the following series converge?, then noticed it was wrong, deleted it, edited it, and undeleted it. (The system asks whether I want to "vote to undelete", which is a bit ...
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MathJax rendering in preview but not in actual post?

So I just passed the 2,000 rep threshold this morning and, eager to try out my newfound powers of automatic editing, I went ahead and looked for the first post I could find that could use some ...
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MarkDown quirk, including square brackets in link text of Comment

I recognized this Question as duplicate to one with square brackets in its title (unsurprisingly, since the Q is about irreducible polynomials over $\mathbb{Z}_2$). The auto link from my vote-to-...
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I'm wearing some else's hat…

Hani Gotc's hat shows up on my gravatar. At least for me: Something's wrong here...
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Locking In Unvotes

I asked a question, and someone replied with an decent answer, so I upvoted their answer. A minute later, I discovered there might be some inaccuracies with their answer, so I un-upvoted their answer. ...
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How come a user can undelete something that was deleted from the Review system?

I was roaming around the site, and I ran into an answer which had a substantial negative score. Apparently the answer was deleted before through a review queue. In fact, it was a unanimous vote to ...
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Using the Begingroup Extension of MathJax?

I noticed that the site does not seem to use the begingroup extension for MathJax, which could possibly lead to bugs: For example, a macro defined in a comment to a question could have an unexpected ...
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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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Why my gravatar has suddenly changed?

My gravatar has suddenly changed. I know this question has been asked before. However the only answer I found is that it could be due to a change in e-mail address or if I accessed my account from a ...
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“Similar Questions” sidebar overlaps the footer

Create a new question and write enough stuff to make the page vertically scrollable. If you scroll to the bottom, the "Similar Questions" sidebar will be overlapping the footer. For some sites in the ...
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Deleted posts don't clear from flag cache

I noticed a bug recently, and I came across it today again which reminded me to report. Sometimes a very low-quality post is made, usually by a transient new user, which is automatically flagged by ...
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“Ask Question” Formatting Problem

Is it just me, or is the format of the "Ask Question" page kind of broken. Here's a screenshot from a recent question of mine: I faced two problems: "How to Tag" mixes up with the footer and the tag ...
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Sometimes MathJax does not render some valid symbols: an example.

In this answer, a line of $\LaTeX$ doesn't render. (See the picture.) It appears that this is happening with other people too. It happens on the mobile site: Refreshing the page doesn't make a ...
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Excerpts in search results breaks MathJax fragments

For example: https://math.stackexchange.com/search?q=conditional+expectation+user%3Auser130272 The problem, of course, is that the excerpt extraction code apparently is not aware of MathJax ...
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Edit summaries/revision history cannot handle MathJax properly

Sometimes if somebody edits the MathJax part of a question or answer MathJax breaks down in the revision history, creating italics and messing up formatting so that its really hard to see what changed....
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LaTeX/MathJax does not render in some question thumbnail

Sometimes I have question thumbnail that does not render LaTeX: I have compared my code with other posts, I do not found differences that can explain this behavior. What can cause LaTeX or MathJax ...
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Integral signs not being rendered correctly

Some integral signs on M.SE are not rendering correctly for me. I've been having this problem for at least a few months, and it persists when I refresh the page. The problem is rare but frequent ...