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Association bonus: is 90=100?

Having associated my Math.SE account to meta.SO (to post this), I got the association bonus +100 on both sites. The reputation tab in my profile confirms this. But ...
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Mathematical formula cause google chrome to hang?

I'm using mac, previously everything it's ok. Just recently I noticed that if I open a post with mathematical formula, or if I try to write one in "ask question" , Google Chrome browser hangs. my ...
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Why does my profile show an account on Judaism SE?

I do not have any account on Judaism SE. What do I need to remove that from my profile?
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math.se feeder does not load all questions selected for more than one tag

First of all, trying to read or even browse all of 'linear algebra' on math.se is somewhat like trying to drink from a fire hydrant. It's too much information. So, I solved that problem by selecting ...
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Unable to upvote comments when reviewing close votes

Whenever I am reviewing the close votes on the main site, I often (perhaps always) encounter the issue that I am unable to upvote comments to the question from the review screen, but have to open up ...
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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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Wrong timing for comment editing blocking?

I just wanted to edit a comment of mine that was shown as "3 min ago". When I hit the button to commit the edit, I was told that editing is only possible for 5 minutes. OK, so I took too long to edit? ...
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Issue uploading images

I encountered an issue today while uploading an image related to my answer to this question. $\pi$ from the unit circle, $\sqrt 2$ from the unit square but what about $e$? When I clicked on the icon ...
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A formula can't display properly in comment only

The term $\chi_{{}^{*}P}({}^{*}r)$ can display properly in the question, but when I paste it in a comment, it become something like: which is the same as \chi_{{}^{}P}({}^{}r), when $$ eliminated. ...
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Re-evaluation of actions when a moderator resigns?

I just found that there were an unusual lot of suggested flags in the review queue. Only after going through it, I noticed that especially one case was weird: The question, answer and initial flagging ...
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“Newest” page not updating

The "newest" page on the main site is currently not updating for me. It previously displayed a question about 10 minutes old, which I answered, but after refreshing the newest page the question has ...
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Possible bug during close vote

When I am voting on a close vote, the "duplicate" tab shows the potential duplicate as suggested by others. However the MathJax in the duplicate tab does not render for me, but it does render in the ...
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Error “Answer This Question” button is missing on this question

I was looking at this question How long will it take Marie to saw another board into 3 pieces? Although I was not going to answer the the question (there are plenty of answers there already), I ...
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Auto login problem

I have a math stack exchange account and so does my roommate. However, we cannot switch users on our shared computer without erasing the cookies, history etc. in our browser. Everytime we log out ...
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How to put math equations in a “spoiler” block?

I wanted to do something like >! \begin{align} >! x &= 42 >! \end{align} (Unfortunately even this code block is badly formated! Why is it ...
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Is it possible to use display math mode in hidden text?

I sometimes like to use the ability to hide text when writing an answer, but I've noticed that when I try to write something in display math mode (i.e. maths wrapped in double dollar signs), it doesn'...
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LaTeX jumbled up when printing

when printing pages on math.stackexchange, often the LaTeX equations become jumbled up. Sometimes the error is minor misalignment, sometimes it is more serious. For me, this occurs both on IE and ...
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Why isn't @ displayed in my comment? [duplicate]

Whenever I type a comment to a person X, I begin with @X: so that the person is notified. Lately I have been noticing that on typing @X when the comment is submitted it is often that the @X: part is ...
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Strange dispute of an Invalid flag.

I always wondered why all of my invalid flags were disputed, and this one is really strange: Today I saw the first time a reason, well it is about this answer and it was flaged as "not an answer". ...
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The \smallsmile and \smallfrown commands render identically to \smile and \frown

In MathJax it seems that \smallsmile and \smallfrown render identically to \smile and ...
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I did not reach upvote rep limit, yet I did not get my +10 for an upvote

See here. Just curious, as I do not understand why the system did not record the +10 rep points for this upvote.
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Broken layout with firefox 20

Is it just me, or did the layout on the questions page break with Firefox 20 for other people too? And if so, is it Firefox's fault?
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MathJax bug for long equation in comment

I tried to post this: ...
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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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Why are there so many first posts right now?

There are like 150 that need review, usually there are most 3 or 4 at a time. Is this a bug?
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Bounty awarded and original poster gone!?

This problem: "Second part of the factorial sum divisibility question" had a 500-point bounty on it, posted by a user 'caveman'. Just now I noticed that 'caveman' is gone, and the bounty has been ...
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Circles are squares, day is night, dogs and cats living together… all-around weirdness

Something weird is happening. I happened to be using Internet Explorer (please don't judge me, I'm just evading StayFocusd on Chrome...), and this is what I see (click for bigger view): Things are ...
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Flair doesn't display properly. Flair 500 Error

My MSE flair stopped displaying as can be see in the flair page, contrary to my TEX.SE flair. I have no idea what's the reason for this behavior. ADDED. This flair page shows the default math.SE ...
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Searching for accented characters is too strict

A search for "lindelof" and a search for "lindelöf" produce different results. In some sense the results are correct, since the first search finds only those posts that mention "lindelof" and the ...
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Cannot open question that contains only formulas

On an iPad, when I press and hold on the title of a question that contains only formulas, such as this one, I get "Copy" instead of the usual "Open / Open in New Tab / ..." menu. If I just tap on the ...
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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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Bug involving vote count.

When I try to view the vote count, MSE gives an error message "Error in vote count fetch" Is there any solution? It doesn't happen all the time, but it does happen quite frequently, around 80% of the ...
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Math Jax isn't working as it used to

In the last days, I always needed to refresh the page after I clicked on something like 1 new answer, or this post was edited, else mathjax didn't render the $\LaTeX$ code. About 2 weeks ago, when I ...
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comments disappear on closure

A lot of comments were posted to my question Subtractive Goldbach but they have all disappeared. I don't think that should have happened.
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Unable to search my answers for a particular topic

In an effort to find this answer, I executed this query. I tried several other variants of this query, but I was unable to find my answer to a question about uncertainty. I thought I used to be able ...
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MathJax rendering when browsing next pages of the list of my own answers

While using Firefox 19.0 and navigating to the listing of my own answers the MathJax renders fine on the first page, but does not render when transitioning to the second page. The only way to force it ...
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Trying to post a question

I am trying to post a question and am getting a message: "Your question couldn't be submitted. Please see the error above." But there is no error indicated. Is there a glitch, or am I missing ...
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Upvotes and post-community wiki question deletion

Recently an answer of mine was subsumed by community wiki. A point was awarded during wikification that I think was not tallied. Then when my answer was de-wikified and I was able to delete the ...
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migrated question incorrectly labeled as closed as off topic

I voted to migrate this question to physics.SE, as three others had done before me. I expected that it would be migrated once a fifth vote was cast, but when I checked on it I was suprised that it ...
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Why can I not use my additional 10 votes on just questions.

I voted 30 times on answers and questions, before reaching 30 votes. I cannot reach 40 votes. I beg the title.
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Cannot find a question with all (or each) words within its topic

If I search "Menger" or "Menger's", this question will not show within the results: Induction on Menger's theorem by Diestel in Graph Theory If I search "Induction on Menger's theorem by Diestel ...
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Possible Duplicate notice, sans closing, is not attributed nor in the Revisions list

"Possible duplicate" warning after the first vote to close as a duplicate, is a new behavior. But it has some side effects: it does not appear as an action in the revisions list of a posting, the ...
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Is it just me? MathJax rendering differences

Two questions are cross posted to Maths and Stats: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/304205/spherical-gaussian-sigma-dimension#question https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/50002/...
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Sanity check: MathJax rendering?

Okay: I received a Windows 8 update about 12 hours ago (automatically- forced shutdown and updated, so others may have updated earlier), and since then, MathJax is rendering differently (less readable,...
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Two flairs for Qiaochu Yuan

Heads up: on the $2010$ moderator election page and the main elections page, there are two flairs for Qiaochu Yuan present. Am I the only seeing this or is it intentional?
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About the Ordering of Answers

I found this question "A question about hyperbolic functions", where the OP accepted his own answer with no upvotes (so far). The strange thing is that the accepted answer doesn't show up on top, no ...
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Single click on any tag while editing tags, effectively double-clicks, displaying tagged question list

Single clicking on any tag while editing tags, whether to add or remove a tag, performs the double action of executing the click (adding or removing the tag as requested) and then going to the list of ...
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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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Invisible $\LaTeX$ error: $\mathrm{Im} \left( \right) $ vs. $\mathrm{Im} \left( \r ​ight) $

The following tex works fine, when I write it myself: $\mathrm{Im} \left( \right) $, but when I copy the same tex from here it doesn't work: $\mathrm{Im} \left( \r‌​ight) $ Why is that? And you ...
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My answer looks different than the edit preview

When I look at my answer here, the link and the diagram link are "messed up". But if I click on "edit", the preview looks perfectly fine. It is just me, or do others also see this anomaly?