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A Theorem on Main’s FAQ

Theorem: Hardly anyone reads Main’s FAQ. Proof: It contains broken English ("If you want to get a more information of the site, ..."), which would have been reported and corrected long before now if ...
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MathJax rendering poorly (OS X 10.7 Lion)

I recently bought a new laptop and I am seeing very poor MathJax rendering. I now see the ugly beast below, rather than the beautifully rendered equations that I saw previously. Is there a simple fix?
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old \def definitions linger

It's possible to use \def, and it usually works. However, there's a problem in that the definitions stick around and there seems to be no way to get rid of them ...
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Latex not rendered on FF 8.0 under Windows 7 (and editing bugs)

All new to this site. From the start, Latex is rendered as typed, not translated into mathematical typesetting. I realize there are duplicate question, eg LaTeX Rendering problem in firefox but I ...
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Problem with flag weight audit

I've redacted the name of the user in question, but as far as I have seen they've been an upstanding and productive member of the community, which made me mildly surprised to see that they have a flag ...
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preview ignores double dollar signs in Safari

I'm seeing the same behaviour described in Preview eats first and last $ so ignores displaystyle, an old bug report that's been marked status-completed for over a year. This started about a month or ...
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The site degenerates on iPhone every couple of days

I have a strange problem. Every few days the site loses functionality, I cannot post comments or flag, I cannot close or even view my inbox. All the popups say that an error has occurred but never ...
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Meta question 1154: “Too many redirects”

When I attempt to go to this question I get ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS from Chrome, whether I'm logged in or not (the latter using an incognito window). IE 8 seems to just infinite loop: eventually SE ...
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Reviewing past reputation raises error message

When I go to my profile, click on the "reputation" tab, and choose either the "post" or "time" views, I get the error message "Error occurred when loading post body" when trying to open a past date (...
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LaTeX Rendering problem in firefox

Not sure if it's just me but I've been having problems rendering some LaTeX in firefox. For example this question: Proof of Bochner formula/ Weitzenböck formula in a non-normal frame . It does ...
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Why double backslash is sometimes needed?

I noticed the problem in this post in the definition of $\mathbb N_\infty= \{0\} \cup \{\frac1n; n\in\mathbb N\}$. However, I was not able to reproduce the problem from the post (I do not know why ...
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LaTeX rendering broken on iPhone

This is related to a previous question, but that question is marked (status-completed), so something new must have happened. I was able to read MathJax on my iPhone a week ago, but now when I try to ...
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Problem with Chrome rendering some Latex [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Formula layout bug Chrome has been rendering some Latex badly on my computer lately. I've taken a screenshot of what it looks like, which I found on this question, (The ...
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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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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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A peculiar user name bug

Any attempt to view the user page of this user results in a blank page. I suspect this is because the name s/he has chosen is identical to the name of a directory in some systems that one (usually, ...
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Typo in description of “established user”

User hover cards allow you to show off your awesome to other users in our network. (from here.) A noun ("reputation"?) should come after "awesome".
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User profile location [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Location change in my user profile So I never set a location in my profile, but I recently saw that StackExchange was smart enough to set it for me. It decided that my ...
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Old usernames and names of deleted users in CW-mode

I noticed this several times already: In CW-questions e.g. here (active user) or answers e.g. here (deleted user) not the current (or anonymized) user name but rather the one that was active at the ...
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Statistics Badge Typo

Just a small typo I noticed, it appears that the mouseover text for the bronze-statistics badge says: bronze badge: 1000 upvotes on 20 questions.
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Why the sudden jump of 100 points in my reputation ranking?

(Tuesday, 30.Aug.2011, Taiyuan China time) Until a day or so ago, my reputation ranking was 774. Then, suddenly, with no activity on my part, it is 874, exactly 100 points higher. What happened?
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Wrong answer count for questions with deleted answers

There is a slightly annoying new feature/bug that I first noticed one or two days ago and seems related to joriki's question wrong answer count after an answer was deleted and undeleted For instance, ...
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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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Bug in math rendering of question title after canceling edit

On this question, if I go to edit my answer and then click "cancel" beside the submit button, the title of the question changes to "If (a2n)(a_n^2) converges to 00, then (an)(a_n) converges to 00" ...
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Tex not rendering in preview box while trying to answer my own question

I asked a question which was answered quite nicely: How to calculate the local factor at the infinite place of a function field? but I wanted to post a follow up answer with an explicit calculation, ...
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broken Amazon links

I tried to include two links to Amazon in this answer, one to the amazon.com page of a book and one to the amazon.de page of the same book. (This made perfect sense, since the two pages contain ...
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Italic variable appears as \$n\$ in browser title

See Sum of $n$ consecutive numbers divided by $n$ for an example. The title of this question has the variable $n$ in italics. When rendering in the browser title bar it is displayed as \$n\$. I am ...
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Mathjax in Firefox 5

I am running the latest version of Mozilla firefox and there seems to be some problem: The math font appears dark. It's been happening for the past two days. Before it was working fine. Below is the ...
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Comment error while posting comments [duplicate]

When I want to give a comment on a question/answer to a particular user, say David, i generally type @David: This is blah,blah... But recently that is the past 2 days, I am observing that the "@" ...
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Broken imgur-links

Is there any plan to take care of broken imgur image-links? They look like this: (This picture is taken from Bill Dubuque's answer here which was posted not even two months ago—look at the ...
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404 page is getting mixed up with maintenance page.

This page should probably be a 404, but instead it says the site is offline for maintenance. http://api.math.stackexchange.com/posts/ I am aware that that is not supposed to be a valid URL, but I ...
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“Show source” no longer displays the TeX-source on the main site (FF 5, OS X 10.6)

The following happens to me using Firefox 5.0 on OS X 10.6.7, but also on Firefox 4.0.3 (with all plugins disabled and emptied cache, restarted etc). It doesn't happen with Safari 5.0.5, though. ...
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Bounty ended early?

I had a bounty on Asymmetric Hessian matrix, started "jun 17 at 9:27", as can be seen for instance from the last modified date on the asker's page. It is now approximately 18:10 on June 23, and the ...
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LaTeX does not render on a user page after navigating using page numbers or changing the sort criterion

The title describes the problem pretty well. I will use Sivaram's user page as an example, since his question and answer titles have a fair bit of LaTeX in them, but I am seeing this problem on all ...
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Automatic removal of comments when a question gets closed as “exact duplicate”

It happened to me several times that a comment I made was no longer there after a question was closed as an exact duplicate. It is hard for me to tell what exactly is going on because I can't see or ...
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Duplicate “Possible Duplicate” box

Amusingly, the question Is there a subfield F of the complex field with [C:F]=3?, which was closed as a duplicate, has two "Possible Duplicate" boxes, each indicating the same question as the possible ...
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What to do about my own old posts with broken (La)TeX?

The recent change in the MathJax rendering engine broke quite a few of my older posts in which I used \\[ and \\] for delimiting ...
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No MathJax rendering in preview windows.

I am not getting any MathJax rendering at all in my preview windows. Reproducible on two different machines in three different browsers (chrome, firefox, IE, on XP SP3). Clearing the cache doesn't ...
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MathJax not rendering in review box in FF4

Since I upgraded to Firefox 4.0, I've tried to ask two questions on the main page, but the functions aren't rendering in the review panel. Since that feature is essential to making sure my question ...
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“Bar m” needs love in Firefox 4. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Firefox 4: MathML vs MathJaX "Bar m" i.e. $\bar{m}$ looks fine in Firefox 3.6, but is still broken in the release version of Firefox 4.0
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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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A comment that has changed author

In my answer, I am pretty sure that the comment "@Arturo, I use AC without any guilt!" was written by me, yet now I see it incorporated into Robin's comment that immediately preceded it. That's ...
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Firefox 4: MathML vs MathJaX

I recently started using Firefox 4. It seems that the browser understands MathML. However, the output is not as pleasing as the old MathJaX. Will this improve when Firefox 4 gets out of the Beta phase?...
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Math typesetting bug when a question is closed.

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/22815/pi-4-how-to-disprove I have noticed this before as well. When a question is marked duplicate and closed, the possible duplicate question appears at the ...
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why is badge awarded ?

could anyone tell me why is citizen patrol badge awarded ?.........It shows that i earned this badge 1 hour ago...but i have'nt logged in for about a day.What is meant by first flagged post ? [Note ...
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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 on questions display page

The MathJax only renders correctly for some of my questions on my profile page, but when I click through to the question, it will render correctly.
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(Probably) A bug on the links to meta in math.se

In my recently asked question in math.se I see this: I guess it's a bug. I see it on the visit meta links. Thanks in advance!
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Editing an answer produced a new answer.

This answer was supposed to be an edit of prior answer, but the software incorrectly posted it as a new answer. Update I found another probably related problem - see my comment to Jeff's answer. Now ...
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Problems with searches that include user number

As of today, I've been having some weird behavior in searches that include the user number. If I click on a tag in my user page, so that it performs a search for that particular tag and my user ...