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Number of awarded points is not being displayed correctly.

Lately I've noticed a strange bug-like behaviour of the site: As you can see, I was awarded +5 points for a question. However the little box on the top of the screen says that I've got +3. I know ...
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Linking doesn't work properly again…

There are two outgoing links in this question of mine here, but only an incoming link is shown in the "Linked" box. What wrong here? Seems like this question of mine: Summing over... is involved in ...
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Math Processing Error in solution.

I'm not sure if this is the right place to report this. For this particular question, whenever I first load it, I get a [Math Processing Error] only for my solution (question displays fine). When I ...
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Titles quoted in “possible duplicate of” comments are improperly escaped [duplicate]

To demonstrate the problem, I voted to close this question as a duplicate of https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/12237/show-that-an-element-has-order-p-in-s-n-iff-its-cycle-decomposition-is-...
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Strange bug with \frac and \text in comments [duplicate]

In a recent comment, I used the \text{} command inside a \frac{}{} command several times, and the comment was broken. Trimming ...
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MathJax tutorial for linear programming missing in search results

Background An answer for typing linear-programming questions in mathjax has been added to MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference since one year. Problem I attempted to find it by search on this ...
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Small markdown parsing bug in comments

After I voted to close this question, the automatically generated comment possible duplicate of Finding the limit of $n/\sqrt\[n\]{n!}$ exhibited a small bug. Its source is ...
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Can't suggest edits to tag wikis on meta; excerpts not consistently shown on tags page

It appears that there is no ability to suggest edits to tag wikis on meta (at least, I can't). It also appears that several tags that have excerpts are not showing anything on the tags page (e.g., ...
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New design: “Ask question” overlaps background

When I'm looking at some post, the "ASK QUESTION" text (up-left) overlaps the other text, normally the title of the post. In Chrome 6.0
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Unable to log in (Firefox 15.0.1)

Today my profile page didn't recognize me. I didn't succeed to log in using Firefox 15.0.1 and a portable computer. After clicking "login" a refresh message appeared $$$$ After a few seconds the ...
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Reputation mis-represented

In http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/1404/identifying-a-dis-accepted-answer/2936#2936 Hendrik mentions that the feature showing which answer was disaccepted is now available. However the ...
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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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Where's the dupe in close review?

In close reviews, a post flagged as a duplicate and the claimed duplicate target are rendered as tabbed pages so that reviewer can compare them without leaving the page. However, the tabbed pane is ...
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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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Why does the unanswered questions tab *not* show questions which have answers?

It is common knowledge that a question only becomes "answered" when it has an answer with a score of at least +1. Why, then, do all of the questions in the unanswered queue have no answers (or at ...
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Meta.Meta: A bug in the meta Community♦ user?

This question was bumped by the Community♦ user, even though it has an upvoted answer, and it was tagged status-completed. Maybe the meta Community♦ user should be trained not to bump meta questions ...
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My comments got stretched across the screen, and it won't allow me to edit or delete the comment either.

I must have added something in MathJax that caused my comment and subsequently caused previous comments to stretch across the page. I tried to hit "edit" or just delete the last comment but it doesn'...
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New design: “Vote to close” box layout is broken

The "exact duplicate" etc. labels have too much vertical space, which makes them look as though they are associated with the previous description rather than the one that follows. The culprit seems to ...
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Ten old questions of mine have been downvoted within a span of 2 minutes.

I just noticed that my reputation score dropped significantly since my last time checking in. Upon further inspection I saw that on a number of older question I asked, someone downvoted my questions, ...
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Bug: answer posted after closing the question.

The question https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/132072/does-doing-mathematics-make-you-more-intelligent was closed, but 13 minutes after closing there was an answer posted. I suppose this is a ...
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Linking doesn't work properly…

I linked this question (q1) in the body of this question (q2) but it doesn't show up in the "Linked questions" area: The only one that shows up there is a link from this question (q3) to (q2) and ...
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Could someone check the edit processing code ? I think there's a bug in it?

this post gave me trouble, I edited it, tapped the +2 for editing after page refreshing (I do that too much), played around putting my mobile browser into desktop site mode (another thing I do too ...
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Double backslashes no longer working in TeX

I was pretty sure the admins had fixed things so that two backslashes worked to insert a new line in TeX, but it no longer seems to work. Or rather, it works in the preview page, but not in the final ...
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Hiding ignored tags hides all questions

When I have "hide ignored tags" enabled, it hides all questions on the active page. It does not do this when I am on other question lists. I tried deactivating the option, and it showed the page ...
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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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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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Advertisement image doesn't load from https page

Visiting this page I see this advertisement in the right-side sidebar: I'm not sure if this is because I'm visiting from a page with an https URL or if it's something caused by the https-everywhere ...
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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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Free Downvotes!

A bug I've just noticed over the past two days... downvotes aren't costing me anything! I downvoted something a day ago and noticed that my rep stayed constant (not supposed to happen), but the ...
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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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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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rendering of radicals

$$ \frac{\sqrt{3(m-n)^2 n^2}}{2} $$ This expression is getting correctly rendered here on meta. I copied and pasted it from math.stackexchange.com. There, the horizontal line did not extend far ...
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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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subscript is not showing correctly in a long display formula within a comment

In the comment to this answer: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/144819/21919 the last display formula shows $...-f(x\,0)$ instead of $\ldots-f(x_0)$, though it is not a misprint. I tried to edit it, ...
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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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Latex not rendering properly

I recently edited this person's question here. However the \begin{eqnarray*} command does not seem to be functioning correctly as the two rows in the array are now ...
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Reputation difference between regular site and meta site [duplicate]

I've noticed a discrepancy between my reputation on the Math.SE website and that on the Meta.Math.SE websites. This question seems to suggest that the two should be the same and that they're updated ...
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Why does one get more upvotes without getting the corresponding points? [duplicate]

I am getting more up votes on one of my answers and I am not getting the corresponding points! For example, I have 16 up votes with only 80 points. Can someone explain this? Thank you.
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The math symbols cannot be correctly displayed in titles and comments (in Stack Exchange Android App) [duplicate]

The question is as the title. More specifically, as a frequent mathematics stack exchange user, when I used my cell phone to check the stack exchange app, I feel very disappointed that the math ...
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Logging into the Chat site

I have not been able to log into the chat site for a few says now. All the tests that are done by the test thingie end up being ok, but... If I log out of all SE sites, then back into the math.SE site ...
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double Latex tags (Open and Close) multiple times in title Broke Math.stackExchange.com sorry!

Sorry, I made the title in one of my questions contain $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ and it broke the page here: Possible new definition of Gamma (Euler-Mascheroni ...

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