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"You cannot delete this answer" popup when reviewing first posts

I was reviewing the "First answers" queue when I was presented with this post (*): it is clearly not an answer, so I flagged it as NaN and then I also clicked on the "Delete" ...
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A possible bug in the review test system

I was reviewing an answer and it was designed to make sure I was paying attention. But I quickly recognized it as a test. Look at the picture Generally, it looks like In the first picture, it did ...
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Glitch Discovered During Downvote. I Gained the “Critic” Badge for Upvoting and then Downvoting my Own Question on my Own Account. Second Time.

Here is proof that I downvoted my own question, and now have the critic badge, even though for a split second, the vote goes down, but then the background code makes it impossible for this occurrence: ...
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About a filter that returns questions with no answers and questions with answers but not accepted, at the same time.

I noticed, after checking this question, that when one uses the Filter to find questions with not accepted answer(s) returns both: questions with no answers and questions with not accepted answers. ...
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Edits on tag wikis counted for Copy Editor?

I was cleaning up and expanding the blurbs on several tag wikis when I noticed that the edits I'm performing on them seem to count towards my progress on the Copy Editor badge, which explicitly ...
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Why isn't this person a new contributor?

Not high priority, just a curiosity...but shouldn't this OP be a "new contributor"? According to What makes a contributor new? and the linked post, I think the OP should be. The account is 30 days ...
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My complete account content got deleted from the site!!

I haven't logged in for a while now into my account, perhaps around a year, only to discover that I was greeted with the following screen: I continued to "Confirm my account", even though I have ...
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I can't write 'Hello!' at the beggining of the question

I hope that I could find some help with the problem that I described with the title of this post. I forgot to write it when I first posted it and than when I edited few stuff I tried to add a 'Hello!',...
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Undeleting a deletion by an ex-moderator

I found that I could vote to undelete this answer, deleted by Willie Wong, on 23rd of February 2012. According to his Sheriff badge, he was a moderator at the time, though obviously he is not any more....
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Why can a question be deleted (by non-moderator users) without being closed?

I noticed that this question: How to solve $\ln t = t-1$ to get $t=1$? was deleted by three users without even being closed. How could that happen? Is that a system bug? Note:it was closed and ...
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Chat room reputation display mismatch

The screenshot below is taken from a CRUDE message. What does the number 17.4k mean under the commentator? My try: I guess it would be the highest per se reputation. However, his/her main site ...
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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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Is it a bug that over/under braces vary in size for same-size expressions?

In this question on the Puzzling Stack Exchange, I wrote this answer with some Mathjax, but it formatted a little weirdly. Here is what I wrote: Some unecessary information, blah blah blah The ...
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Editor's usercard appears above the original author instead of next to it

When I edited a question, this is how it appear : Why am I over the OP's and not next to ?
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Cannot delete this question

I cannot delete the following question: Uniqueness of finite field Most probably, I clicked the reopen button by mistake. It says ...
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A missing question in the list of recently deleted questions

I saw a topology question 15 minutes ago, and I had seen it somewhere else... In fact, the question asker self-deleted her own question and re-posted it. I would like to retrieve the URL of the self-...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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A probable bug in the "people impacted" of my profile

I'm not sure if META is the right place to ask such a question. If it's not suitable for here please let me know and I'll just delete it. My problem is with the "xxx people reached" thing in my Math....
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"Enlightened" Badge wrongly awarded

I just got the Enlightened badge for this answer, and I don't understand why. The description of the badge is: First to answer and accepted with score of 10 or more. I was indeed the first to ...
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Why does not the current version of MathJax support \delimiterfactor?

How to verify, which version of MathJax is used here? It seems that v. 2.5 is not implemented yet. It has very useful features, as \delimiterfactor, which is ...
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Nit-picky question on the *about me* section

Whenever you view a user's profile page who hasn't written anything in the about me section, you see this: Apparently, this user prefers to keep an air of mystery about them. Shouldn't it say: "...
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Did I really flag this question twice?

I edited this question and found that it is unclear. I flagged it as such. I tried to be nice and leave a comment explaining how we roll on math.SE (and SE in general). As the asker only had one rep, ...
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Whoa! 1300 items in the "Late answer" review queue

Am I the only one seeing this? What happened? An updated algorithm? Or did we just have an army of zombie answer(er)s that I didn't notice?
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Wrong reputation change

I saw this on my reputation changes for September 14, 2015: so I checked the three questions where I should have unaccepted answers. Since after a whole day the situation didn't change and the ...
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A low-rep user approved my edit. How is this possible?

I just made an edit to this post and found here that the OP, a user with not nearly 2k reputation (704 at the moment), has approved my suggested edit. How can this be? Is it because he's the OP? I'...
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MathJax not displayed in comments

In the Android App, the MathJax is not displayed correctly in comments to answers. I assume this also applies to comments the question, but I have not verified that.
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Flag History - Link

I know this may sound stupid, but I can't find the helpful flags link on my user page. Is there any particular reason why this is the case? On SO, I can find it under profile views, but right now, I ...
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Merged questions prevent deletion

Trying to cast a delete vote on https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/204765/show-the-negative-derivative-of-a-function I receive the message[1] When I view linked questions, I find there is ...
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Can't edit Edit Summary

I make an edit, and type something in the Edit Summary box. Then I realise five minutes later that my edit summary was wrong. So I click on "edited 5 mins ago", and then on "edit" (with mouse-over ...
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MathJax Color fights Hidden Text and Wins!

It appears that using MathJax color in a hidden text block "pokes through" the hidden environment. I don't believe this is desired behavior, so I'm reporting as a bug.
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22 posts for review missing...

I just cleared all visible review tasks, but still the review notification cries $\hskip2in$ "~22 posts awaiting review" Does "~" mean that the service is just too slow to, or what? Or is it meant ...
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The simplest review audit...

I just passed a review audit. See here. As you can hopefully see from the link, I was one of those who voted to close the original question about two weeks ago. This smells like a bug to me...
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Downvoting can be identified easily?

I noted that giving a downvote to an answer deducts $-1$ from one's own reputation. But this means, downvoting can be identified by a change from odd to even reputation $-1$ (and vice-versa)? For ...
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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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Entering the review queue with no close votes?

This morning I found 13 questions in the "Close Votes" review queue. Of them, four I considered odd - they were not the standard questions from that queue, so I clicked on the "link" to see how many ...
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Users tab does not appear to be working.

On the main site when I click on "users" to see the rankings, I have options to sort by various time duration options. It appears that: "week" gives "day" "month" gives "month" "quarter" also gives ...
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My answer was upvoted and accepted, but nothing happened with my rep. What can be the reason of that?

My answer was upvoted and accepted, but nothing happened with my rep. What can be the reason of that? This is my first quesetion on 'meta' and I would not be surprised if this is not the right place ...
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How did I get more than 200 rep in one day?

Yesterday, I earned a reputation of 222 (in a single day) despite the fact that the help pages say that the limit is 200. How is that possible?
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"feedback" link sends me to the meta main page

If I click on the "feedback" link at the bottom of the math main page, it sends me here. This is also the URL shown when hovering over the link. Edit: Daniel Fischer suggests this may be by design, ...
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Hyper referencing in MathJax

I've Googled and searched mathstackexchange, but cannot find out how to insert a blue URL reference in a question or answer. Can you give me an example that I can edit it to look at the Latex code?
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Are the flag reasons sometimes truncated in moderation pop-up?

I was reviewing this item, and it seemed to me that at one point the list of possible flag reasons came up without "very low quality" appearing, both in the queue and on the Question/Answer itself (...
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User search didn't find the right emma

I thought to connect this user named 'emma', who I will call Emma #1, with another emma I thought I remembered, so I went to the user search page and put "emma" in the box. It found six, but none of ...
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\lvert…\rvert is making bars that are too tall

Consider \kappa(x) = \left\lvert\frac{y''(x)}{\left(1+y'(x)^2\right)^{3/2}}\right\rvert: $$\kappa(x) = \left\lvert\frac{y''(x)}{\left(1+y'(x)^2\right)^{3/2}}\right\...
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Gravatars on Main and Meta don't match

The gravatars of this user's main and meta account don't match? How can that be?
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math exchange switches me to wrong link

When I click on "complete list of questions" I am sent to "unanswered questions". I did once click on "unanswered questions", and it seems to have upset something in the links
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