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Received the “Mortarboard” badge due to Serial Voting. Can this badge be removed please?

The system identified and reversed a surge of up-votes between 07:53 to 07:58 and a second surge from 08:16 to 08:18 on 12/23/15. Overall I gained a total of 140 reputation from this mysterious '...
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What's with the Jobs tab?

I see that on math.SE and meta there's a new tab labeled 'Jobs', but it just directs to "Page Not Found". What's that for? Is there a new feature that's not working correctly yet?
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Let's get MathOverflow's “Citation Helper” here, too!

MathOverflow recently received a brand-new toy: a citation helper that adds a new button to the post editor to allow references to journal articles (and more?) to be added to posts quicker and easier. ...
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Selecting a Link on the Reputation Page Expands/Collapses the List

There has been a recent change in the user interface that I think is buggy. When selecting a link on someone's reputation page, not only does it navigate to the post selected, but it also expands/...
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Show “how to ask” advice before a new user asks a question

Many questions by new users end up closed as duplicates or for another reason related to the lack of familiarity with the site. I won't go into details; they are much discussed. I propose to enable ...
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Reversing a few tag synonyms to better match current search capabilities

As SE search has been improved to be not as "accent/decoration sensitive", it would seem to be currently be more appropriate to use, for example, "Godel" on the site than the more "technically ...
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“Math Processing Error” in the Android app

Below are a couple of screenshots take while using the Stack Exchange Android app. As you can see, each has [Math Processing Errors] (although not every MathJax instance brings up this error). When I'...
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Blacklist the [completeness] tag

Completeness is an important notion in mathematics. Metric spaces can be complete, a theory can be complete, a logic can be complete, and set of propositional connectives can be complete, and many ...
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Incorrect capitalization of “MathJax” on Ask Question page

I noticed that MathJax is incorrectly capitalized on the Ask Question page, in two places. It should be MathJax, not MathJaX. Screenshot (from another post):
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Change the colour of the links in post notifications

I brought this up before in response to the notice about the new design, but it wasn't followed up on. The colour of links barely has any contrast to the surrounding text: I have a strong feeling ...
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What does the “see reduced ads” privilege mean?

Supposedly I just earned this privilege. I clicked on the link and it took me to a page that lists a whole bunch of other privileges but not "see reduced ads". It's not like this website is brimming ...
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MathJax display issues within iOS app

I have been using the Stack Exchange app on my iPhone for three months or four. Generally this app is really appreciated, which provides a relatively quicker connection to this site and a freer ...
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MathJax doesn't display in the new profile page

This seems suboptimal: I'm running Mac OS 10.10.3. This happens for me in Safari (8.0.5), Firefox (38.0) and Chrome (41.0.2272.118), although in Chrome I do get a brief flash of equations during ...
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Cannot start a bounty on old problem?

I was trying to put a bounty on this old question of mine. I know there are some circumstances where bounties of certain amounts cannot be placed, see here, but this does not seem to be one of those ...
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Found broken link in help centre. Who should I notify?

In this section of the FAQ the link "Writing the perfect question by Jon Skeet" is broken. I am unsure as to who handles these things, and even if I should be posting this here. I'm not that familiar ...
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Increase the point where reviews are disputed

I noticed two answers that arguably should have been deleted from the review queue (Exhibits A and B; see also Exhibit C given by dustin in the comments, and there are probably many others as well). ...
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Academic advising should be explicitly off-topic

Occasionally we get questions of the form I am a student of $N$th year majoring in $A$ with minor or emphasis in $B$. I took courses $C_1,C_2,\dots,C_n$ and did extracurricular activities $E_1,\dots,...
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When editing tags, the bottom of the tag popup is invisible

When editing the tags of a question, a pop-up appears listing up to 6 tags containing the current word and their excerpt. When the excerpts are long, the tag box is truncated, and I can't scroll down ...
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Negative number of delete votes left?

I didn't remember if I had used up all my delete votes today, so I tried to delete one. I was greeted with this: As you can see, I have -1 (negative one) delete votes left today. How did that happen? ...
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Deleting account, help needed

I would like to delete my account on MSE, but I dont know how to do it. Could anybody help me in this matter. Thank you in advance
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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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APB on all USAMTS Round Two problems [closed]

This contest has ended. Thanks to everyone who helped track down these questions! Now onto round three. The 2014-15 USAMTS Round Two problem set is out, and it appears that there are numerous ...
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Let's require registration to ask a question

More than two years after http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/q/4569/, this may be the time for reconsideration. A brief update: In July 2012, when the aforementioned discussion took place, the site ...
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I'm not shouting, I'm just easily distracted

This site has a warning about all-uppercase posts, which works for both question titles and post bodies. The problem is that on the body of a post it is triggered prematurely, even by the first ...
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Please delete misspelled (ananlysis) tag

Please delete the incorrectly spelled ananlysis tag, which was accidentally used yesterday in https://math.stackexchange.com/revisions/993170/1. (I would have flagged this tag if possible, but I don'...
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Contest problem boilerplate lock reason

Given our current contest problem policy, I would like to request there be a customised post-notice for handling the locking of those questions. Proposed notice text: This question is locked in ...
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The warning for the blacklisted tag (homework) should be updated

At the moment, when you try to enter homework tag into a question you receive a message containing the text: The 'homework' tag is not allowed. Please do not use the 'homework' tag, it's ...
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Unable to connect to my account [SOLVED]

I am currently unable to access my MSE account (I’m user number 15381). For years I used to connect from Yahoo without problems. When I do that now I find myself connected as an entirely new, empty ...
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Related questions on sidebar missing

I noticed yesterday in a couple of questions and today in this one that, at least on my screen, the related questions are missing. Why is this? Why does it only happen sometimes? Can I do it in such ...
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Groundhog Day bug

In the past, when I got a message, the message box lit up, and after I read the message, the box remained unlit until the next message. Now the light reappears after a while, same already read ...
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Ugly spacing when using \binom

The rendering of binomial expressions in MathJax seems a bit off. The spacings are a bit too large in my opinion and it looks a tiny bit asymmetrical. Inline Lorem $10+\binom32\times\binom xy$ ipsum....
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Should the site have an automatic word filter for titles?

Math.SE has a problem with titles. The percentage of questions with the redundant word question in the title is highest on Stack Exchange, by far. Plenty of titles consist of other mostly useless ...
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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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Fate of the (homework) tag: The community voted… now what?

Well, the results of the voting seem pretty conclusive: Leave homework alone: 43 upvotes (20.38%) Deprecate but don't delete homework: 12 upvotes (5.69%) Burninate and blacklist homework: ...
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Amusing bug involving Arabic usernames

In a question which was put on hold, the last user named in the reviewers list of five has an Arabic username. Because of this (as far as I can tell), the number of hours ago that the post was closed ...
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Search functionality not working at the Help Center

I've noticed the search functionality at the Help Center does not seem to be working, and it seems to be a Stack Exchange - wide issue. Is it just my imagination? I tried searching for terms like "...
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Hot network questions incorrectly use MathJax [duplicate]

This is the converse of http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/10570/title-formatting-of-latex-in-stackexchange-hot-questions-list. I noticed that when on Math.SE, MathJax can screw up the ...
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How can I use \newenvironment?

For example, let us say that I want to use macro to typeset matrices. Just in case I later decide that I want to somehow change how they look, I can then change it in one place - in this macro. ...
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Users should not be allowed to review Close Votes when they are out of close votes

I hit the limit of 25 close votes earlier today. Oddly enough, the Close Votes queue did not gray out, and I was allowed to "review" while not being able to vote to close. This is inconsistent with ...
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Why we can't see suggested edits rendered in latex before approving? [duplicate]

I've noticed that when viewing suggested edits there is an option to show rendered output but it doesn't actually show what the edit will look like after latex has been compiled. I realize there is ...
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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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TeX Rendering via HTTPS

I am curious, has anyone been able to get mathematics stack exchange to display TeX correctly when using HTTPS? TeX does not render for me when connecting via HTTPS but does when connecting via HTTP ...
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Should rep requirements for tag creation be higher?

There are, IMO, quite a lot of badly tagged questions and... not very good tags. Some of them were discussed on meta recently; some of these discussions show, IMO, that users who created these tags ...
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Why a question can exist with no tags?

Why a question can exist with no tags? For example https://math.stackexchange.com/posts/613902/revisions.
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Merging two accounts

I have two accounts: 2128 (old one) and 112679 (new one). I'd like to merge the old one into the new one. That is, I'd like to only use the new account (112679) after the merge. I'm doing this because ...
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Banning a certain user

I suggest the instant banning of this user before it gets too late. Obviously, it is either a spambot or a multi.
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What's up with the (revision) tag?

Someone decided to introduce a revision tag, with the tag wiki: Have you got an exam looming that you're worried about? Can't understand an important revision question? Need to brush up on one ...
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“1 new answers” Pluralization bug

Bug: The page element bar that notifies the reader of new answers has an issue with pluralization. Edit (Lord_Farin): While at it, please fix the similar issue with comments, as observed below this ...
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MathJax preview broken when equations contain `\label`s

One can use \tag, \label, \ref and \eqref the usual way ...
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Mathjax 2.3 beta

UPDATE: Mathjax 2.3 is now live We have deployed the latest Mathjax 2.3 beta on Math.SE. As with any beta release please post an answer to this question if you find any issues. We will be ...