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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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Proposal: Stop displaying the downvotes or upvotes corresponding to an answer

Here is why: It is probably backed by insufficient data but it is possible a) People often vote up a post because it was already upvoted by others. b) More importantly, people downvote some posts ...
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Proposal: make the “interesting” tab the default on Math.SE homepage

Proposal: change the default home page tab of Math.SE from active to interesting. Explanation and Rationale. Math.SE is the second most active SE site by the number of questions per day, behind ...
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forum layout suddenly changed

Why has suddenly my maths stack exchange changed to this layout? It didn't use to look like this and I don't think I changed a setting. help?
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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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Could “Ask Question” dialog be more helpful?

The Ask Question dialog has an appropriate faint overlay text in the Title input area: what's your math question? be specific. (Aside: this seems to suggest ...
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What can users do to improve their Math.SE experience?

Some of recent discussions on meta revolved around various ways to deal with the growing number of questions posted on the site. For example: Is the interest in this community falling? Feature ...
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Tag Suggestion or randomization

When I type a question, the dialoguebox under tags has some faint suggestion, that includes suggestion. must include at least one ... like Calculus, ... Just out of curiosity, is it randomized or is ...
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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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What is this notification doing there?

Why is this huge ugly banner appear in possible duplicates? It looks horrible.
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Editing large posts on android tablet doesn't allow full scroll down

I tried to edit a larger post with my tablet. After scrolling down some lines it stopped and didn't get show the last ones. It also doesn't show the usual scroll down handle. I'm using a catnova ...
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No highlighting on the unanswered tab of mobile site

My unanswered tab looks like this, with favorite tags highlighted and ignored tags hidden: But on the mobile site the tags have no effect on the Unanswered tab: This appears to be a bug, because ...
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Slightly more informative error messages when the title is too long

Titles are limited to 150 characters. This is a reasonable limitations, but with $\rm\LaTeX$ one can easily go beyond that. Since it is impossible to a priori judge the length of the compiled $\rm\...
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Would this 'collapsing' feature be useful on MSE?

In the case where one wants to answer a question using a number of propositions and lemmas with proofs, I think one can organize it better with this feature on Wikipedia for hiding proofs. The link ...
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What is the font used in Math.SE?

What is the font family and the sizes used in MATH.SE content and headings? Note that I'm not sure if it is the right place to ask this question. If not, I apologize for that.
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Feature request: always display upvotes and downvotes separately

One annoying problem I've experienced in the past is the following: I downvote something that I think is bad but that is not obviously bad (e.g. it is not spam). Exactly one other user upvotes in ...
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Can't see the preview at the bottom of a long post

Dynamically-updated previews are wonderful. But because the preview appears below the post, I can only see the top of it. If I'm adding to the bottom of a long post, the browser is working and ...
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Bug in reputation counter.

Earlier today I downvoted an answer which has a cost of 1 reputation point. Later I retracted my downvote which caused the missing point to return. In between I also capped out at 245 points (votes+3 ...
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Unreliable search box when looking for users on meta

This is a minor issue but a bit annoying: The list of users page on meta was recently modified. Since that change was effectuated, the search option's behavior is somewhat erratic: While users ...
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Is it possible to know which posts were affected by user removal?

I suddenly saw that I am 20 points short, and the reputation page says that a user was removed. I am now left to wonder which posts suffered from this drop. Is it possible to add some sort of way of ...
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How to interact with the others?

Well, I want to know how to interact with the other user, i.e., can I add someone, send messages or other social network service?
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Managing favourites

I'm a new user but my favourites are already becoming a bit cumbersome to go through. I imagine they may become completely unmanageable in a year's time. I was wondering if it would be possible to ...
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Mobile site: getting rid of it

Is there a way to (permanently) get rid of the mobile versions of the site? Periodically SE decides to take me to it on my iPod and then I have to go back to the full site—this has happened many many ...
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Latex preview when initially composing an answer

When one starts writing an answer, it is not possible to turn off the live preview of the answer. This makes it rather painful when composing long, latex-rich answers. The only way around it is to ...
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five-minute limit message should take precedence over five-second limit message

This is a somewhat trivial bug, but a bug nonetheless. It sometimes happens that one starts editing a comment, and then upon submitting the edit one gets an error message that the comment can only be ...
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User profile page complaints

It's been a month since the new user profile. It's been long enough to try and work with it, and long enough to develop some pet peeves about it. In particular the fact that I can no longer directly ...
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Why should the user profile only show “positive reputation changes”?

In the new user profile page if one enters a user page of someone that only received downvotes in the past few days, instead of that you see a note: This user has no recent positive reputation ...
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On the new profile page interface

I already wasn't too keen about the new profile interface when I saw it being tested out on meta.SO, and I was hoping it wouldn't have to be rolled out to here. Alas, that was not to be, for now it is ...
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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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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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Can “user popups” be disabled?

I see that the new feature of a profile popup for a user of sufficient rep rep $\geq 1000$ appearing when one mouses over the user's Gravatar has been implemented. My thinking is that I am not that ...
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Highlighting a user's own questions

Is it possible to have the user's questions highlighted for him? This makes it easier to see when an answer of the question was edited and the question was bumped. Here is a sample mockup design (I'm ...
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Disable “share a link” popup?

Is there some way of disabling that annoying "share a link to this hot question to earn the publicist badge" message that keeps popping up all the time?!? (I don't use Facebook or Twitter, and I'm not ...
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Slow processing, different look to math processing, problem with fonts. Is it me, or is it the site?

My Firefox upgraded this morning to version 3.6.13, and I've noticed a number of striking differences; I'm wondering if it is me, or if the site has somehow also changed coincidentally at the same ...
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Fresh answers hide the background

This is a really small bug, but the fade-from-orange effect that occurs when you first view a new answer fades to solid white instead of transparent. (This won't be an issue if we remove the ...
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Can we get rid of the grid background?

Sorry, but all it does is make everything harder to read.
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Logo ideas/proposals

Right now, math.stackexchange has the same look as every other beta SE 2.0 site. However, we will eventually need our own logo. Please post as answers below, your logo proposals for this site. One per ...
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Moving the meta link to the same spot it occupies on MO.

Is there any chance we could move the link to meta to the right of the FAQ link? Arguments are forthcoming.
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chalkboardy stuff cute but a little distracting

The "chalkboardy" up/down arrows, star, etc. are kinda weird... any chance you could just use plain up/down arrows like on most other stackexchange sites?