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Was the style of the up/down-vote arrows changed?

I noticed that the style of the up/down-votes button has changed (for me at least). At first, I thought it was a bug, but frequent reloading makes it look like a change. Now, it looks quite similar to ...
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Feature: Include option for more Page buttons in the search results

In the search page, we often get many pages. For example, I want to go through the non-answered questions in the SDEs https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/stochastic-differential-equations?...
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It’s become difficult to see visually if I’ve upvoted a post

I suppose this isn’t such a big deal, but it seems to have become difficult to see visually if I’ve upvoted a post on math.stackexchange: Compare this with the clear coloring on stackoverflow: Has ...
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Is it possible to make the help center easier to find for new users?

As a regular user, I have had trouble finding our help center and guidelines when I am trying to assist new users. I am sure that most of them don't even look or know that these exist on the site, ...
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Bounty Message despite Accepted Answer

Why am I getting this message? (Note in this case I'm getting it after accepting an answer.) In this case, I had this message for long as I had neither accepted nor received any answer. But then, ...
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It is possible to incorporate in the Tags main page the additional filter "Watchers"?

I would like to make a suggestion for the Tag main page, were currently they could be found the filters by: Popular/Name/New In my short experience here so far, I have been really useful to know also ...
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My activity summary shows an answer is accepted, when it isn't. [duplicate]

My latest answer is showing up as accepted in my activity summary, when it isn't (and never was). Just thought I'd let you know. In case anything changes, here is my unaccepted answer (and actually ...
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Remove the strikethrough on deleted text in suggested edits

I have also posted this feature request on Meta. I recently reached 2k rep, so I've done my first few suggested edit reviews. I reviewed this edit, and I noticed something. The strikethrough through ...
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Left and right positions of some user cards in the question queue

I would like to know if there is a specific reason or justification for some users being are displayed on the left and some on the right as shown in the red boxes.
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Serif font is applied inconsistently for titles

Here on Math.SE, I see that we use serif fonts for titles, as evidenced by the main page of questions. Nonspecific screenshot: But titles appear in other places; in at least two of those, they are ...
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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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Bug report: incorrect alignment of questions with new activity in tag feeds

When viewing a tag's question feed and sorting by active (such as [geometry]), there is a misalignment bug that happens when the "x questions with new activity" box spawns. The box is not ...
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Can the Intro to new mathSE users be refined to improve the quality of new-user-mathSE queries?

After I specified this meta mathSE query's title, I noticed (in the drop down box) the meta mathSE query: Can the site design be improved to be more welcoming. That query is actually coming from the ...
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Comments should contain at least $15$ characters

When we want to write a comment we see this message: "enter at least $15$ characters" However it is not an accurate way of measuring the characters used in comments when we are in discussion ...
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Concerns about MathJax in proposed new SE editor

Over on Physics.SE, Emilio Pisanty has pointed out that the proposed new StackExchange editor (currently in alpha testing) would present major difficulties for MathJax-heavy Stacks such as this one. ...
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Order in the list of users who recommended deletion of a post

I "recommended deletion" in a recent LQ review. As mine is the 6th one, the concerned post has been deleted. I observed that the users who "recommended deletion" in the blue box ...
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How to see a list of posts upvoted by myself

Over the years that I've been on MSE, I've encountered many many good questions and answers. Recently, I've been trying to collect some beautiful math problems for others to play with, and I wanted to ...
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The new color of Blockquotes bothers my eyes

The new color of blockquotes (transparent gray) bothers my eyes? See the example: This is some text to illustrate how blockquotes look like. Is that my problem or all?
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Bug in mobile version of the site.

Today, when I was going through the feeds, there was no option to go to the next page like it usually has. However, earlier I was suggested to use full site version instead, where all features work ...
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Why is there no edit option below the question?

This is not the first time but many times I've encountered this problem. There is no 'edit' option below the question as it usually is. Here's the screenshot: What might be the reason for this?
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pre-viewing mobile answers

This meta-posting is intended to serve as a combination query + feature-request. I do not have a mobile device; I think that this posting needs input from users who do have a mobile device (e.g. ...
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Searching for questions with a tag only gives bountied questions

Whan I search for a tag on the main site, the list produced seems to have the added proviso that there is a bounty attached to the post. For example: It works properly on math.meta, and also works on ...
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Is it possible to see how many users are online?

Is it possible to see how many users (especially experts) are online? or I should find it by checking user by user? It seem to me that nobody respond to my recent posts. Where can I find in my ...
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Weird UI glitches?

I've been experiencing a lot of UI glitches today (see attached image). Is there any reason why I'm seeing these glitches? I'm using the most recent version of Chrome on MacOS
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Faster copying of math formulas

I frequently copy math formulas in posts using Show Math as ▶ TeX commands. This requires control-click plus mouse movement plus command-A and command-C, a lot of ...
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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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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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Strange link text in a possible duplicate

I've just flagged the question Indefinite integration $\int\frac{(2x^2)}{2xcos(2x)+(x^2-1)(sin(2x))}$ as a possible duplicate of another question posted by the same user. In the link text, a strange ...
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How to cancel the mobile view in the mathstack page

I accidentally switch on mobile view on the mathstack page in my laptop (Windows 8)and it is really bad. How can I return back to normal? Thanks in advance.
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How to skip directly to page x of n in a long list of search results?

It would be very helpful if one could go directly to a specific page number when the number of pages returned for a search is very large, but I am unable to figure out if it possible and nothing pops ...
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Grayed-out answers.

Could someone please explain why this answer on the main site appears grayed-out, but when I put my mouse over it, it springs into life like a regular answer. There are two other answers to that ...
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Answer Listing by Most Upvotes

IIRC, in the past, every page would sort solutions based on acceptance and then based on the number of upvotes. Has that changed in the new schema? Items seemed to be ranked using some unknown ...
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Expectation tag error

Background In Expectation means average?, I proposed to synonymize expectation and expected-values. A moderator has done this. Problem When I view my tag scores in my profile and clicked on ...
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Can the tag list accessible from the left side-panel be given some structure/drilldown?

This question has unsurprisingly come up in a few different guises. Improving the tag system (categories) Apologies since I guess old hat but just wondering if it was ever resolved? I couldn't find ...
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Unable to flag comments anymore: the pop-up windows does not display correctly

It seems that the recent redesign of the window that pops up when attempting to flag comments has some subtle bug: when it pops up, it does so in the upper left corner of the browser window in such a ...
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User removed or users removed?

I noticed that my reputation dropped, and I went to check the topbar. Indeed, there were two user removed notices. However, when I went to the reputation page on my profile, lo and behold, only one "...
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Expanded Usercard not Working in Vivaldi

Having just got my shiny new 1k privilege of the expanded usercard, I was dismayed to find out that it doesn't seem to work in Vivaldi (as a matter of fact, I'm not sure I ever got any usercard in ...
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Post pictures using mobile

How to post pictures on mobile? I wanted to answer a question with a diagram on my mobile. How should I do that? I am currently on iPhone, using the stack exchange application.
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The unanswered questions ordering seems wrong

If you go to Unanswered Questions you'll see several highly voted questions that seem like no one will ever post an answer to. The top one, because someone answered it on MO already. The second one, ...
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Is there any way to request an answer from a particular user?

I was wondering if there's a way to request an answer from a particular user, who, for example, is well-known for giving good and sharp answers in a particular subject. Sort of like A2A on Quora. If ...
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How Can I save my answer a draft in MSE?

Sometime it happens that I want to answer a question. But at some point I want to save it for some reason and continue later when I have time or more arguments. I would like to know how I can ...
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Can the site-design be improved to be more welcoming to new users?

I think that the design of MSE could be more welcoming to new users. I don't know how much effort it would take and of course that should be considered. My view is as someone who is relatively new to ...
Stephen Meskin's user avatar
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View sign-in history

A few days ago I recall finding a visual calendar of my sign-in history on Math Stack Exchange. It looked like an ordinary monthly calendar, where the days were white if I hadn't signed in, and green ...
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What does the gray line in the progress bar mean

Here is the screenshot above, what does that gray line in the progress bar mean? I have been able to find neither proper meta post(s) nor documentation reference. But I bet the question is general for ...
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What does it mean if I try to tag a user in the comments and it doesn't highlight or record?

I tried to tag a user in a comment replying to his previous comment. Usually if I type @UserNa.... the name will appear in a pop-up field. But when I tried to tag one user, the name didn't pop up. ...
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How can I deactivate the Ctrl+M shortcut in the editor?

On my keyboard, I programmed CTRLM to be something special, and always when I press CTRLM when I ask a question on Mathematics Stack Exchange, an "Insert Citation" appears! How can I deactivate this "...
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Can I embed a YouTube video?

I'd like to link a YouTube video (from Numberphile) and pose a question about its content. Is it possible to embed the video into the question body?
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Changing my user-name

I would like to request a change to my user-name. I would prefer to have something more colorful than my user number How do I submit such a request"?
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Unable to edit a certain question

Rolling Dice Probability Question Why is the edit button greyed out for me?
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\tag mathjax spills to the right of main text body

I've known about this bug for a while. Weird that it still hasn't been fixed. If the \tag mathjax is not intended to be used, then why is it included as a valid ...
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