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In the preview, the number of dollar signs doubles every time a formula is used

On Chrome and Firefox under Ubuntu, I get the following strange behavior:
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TeX beth symbol missing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tex \implies symbol does not work In this post I cannot get the TeX symbol $\beth$ to work. I checked and the symbol does work on MathOverflow, so it may just be a ...
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Will MathJax render LaTeX in a username?

Is MathJax only applied to Q&A parts of a page or will it also get rendered in displayed user names?
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Did not get 100 rep for account assosiation

I registered today using the same openid as for all my other stackexchange accounts, but I did not get the usual 100 rep for linking accounts. Is it a bug, did I do something wrong or am I missing ...
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Captcha is **VERY ANNOYING**

I'm getting far too many Captchas when I attempt to edit my posts after noticing an error after having just posted them. This highly discourages fixes. Moreover it greatly penalizes those users who ...
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Preview eats first and last $ so ignores displaystyle

The preview appears to be eating the first and last dollarsigns in double dollarsigned expressions hence causing displaystyle expressions to be ignored, e.g. see here
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WYSIWYG for math formulas?

Is there any website or tool that allows you to create math formulas visually which can then be pasted on this website? I'm looking for something like the equation editor in Microsoft Word or Google ...
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The \not\mid symbol is not working well

I have seen a lot of issues regarding LaTeX being posted here and very recently i have noted one LaTeX. The \not\mid Symbol is not showing properly. It's showing like this: $p \not\mid q$. You may ...
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Compile short list of links to model questions (by type)

This thread is opened for a compilation of exemplary questions of various types, that can be linked as models or advice on how-to-post. Here "exemplary" primarily means questions that are ...
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Latex rendering error

At least for myself and the original poster, the thread at Finding roots of polynomials, negative square root does not render correctly. From OPs post: "yep tried reloading a few times, the ...
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Different behavior in parsing LaTeX code in the previewer and in the saved post

I posted this answer a few minutes ago. After the display, I had written $\int_E f\\,d\mu$ to get the thin space; the previewer parsed it correctly (and parsed it ...
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Improper(?) tagging of unassigned school practice-problems as [homework] [closed]

There have been multiple postings, including some recent ones, where problems that (according to their posters) are "practice problems" for a class, or from an exam preparation sheet are tagged by ...
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How to cross out in editing?

I see some people put a line through a sentence to cross out a sentence. How to do that?
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Ways which one can improve upon

Hi- Everyone, there has been a lot of discussions about, the activities i am involved with, and there are i guess many users who find these things annoying. I really spend a lot of time here on this ...
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Option of Deleting an Account [duplicate]

There, MATH.SE is progressing nicely, but i think there are certain things which can be adopted. Since many people have strange opinions and are not comfortable with my behavior , i feel like getting ...
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Proposal for a plagiarism policy

I have come to believe that math.SE needs a formal policy against plagiarism. I think this should include: 1) An explanation of what plagiarism means in the context of mathematics: roughly it means ...
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How do we enforce the homework policy?

I thought we had agreed not to give complete solutions to homework problems, but apparently some people didn't get the message. If this is not explicitly in the FAQ, it should be. Once that happens, ...
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Appropriate uses of the set-theory tag

My background and research is in mathematical logic. I have been trying, when I can, to remove the "set theory" tag from questions that are not actually about set theory. Here is my motivation. This ...
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Re: Project Euler questions

There seems to be something quite dissatisfying about questions that simply copy/paste questions from Project Euler. For example: Find the sum of all the multiples of 3 or 5 below 1000 From the ...
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Should chat have TeX support?

OK, so chat is now available... but; it has been suggested that for Mathematics we should have TeX support. The current TeX processing has some non-trivial client impact. Before I even attempt trying ...
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A record of questions answered

Question: Is there a way to keep a record of one's own answers (including stats and votes) to questions that are deleted? Thanks!
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It says “add / show 2 more comments” but there is only one comment under there.

This is minor. I'm using firefox on a Macintosh. I see this: Here: Human checkable proof of the Four Color Theorem? It says "add / show 2 more comments" ... but when I click there is only one ...
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What are the white brackets around a questions stats

Today I noticed the question about writing a paper in algebraic geometry here had something funky with it on the front page. It had big white brackets around its question stats. What is this?
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How to read and write mathematics ?

A very basic question: How to type mathematics correctly in this website? I am a new member. Thanks
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Getting more and better answers from more of the users on the site.

Part of the fun of a stackexchange is the (hopefully) good-natured competition that arises naturally to see who can get the answer in "first" --an elegant reflective answer that comes a day late may ...
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Underscore formatting bug, excited (maybe) by subscripts of nothing. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Matrices not rendered correctly I'm trying to display old-style notations for combinations, that is, ${}_nC_r$ for the thing now typically written $n\choose r$. To get the "$...
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Layout bug: comments overflow into RHS pane

In this thread the comments are displaying so wide that they overwrite all the text in the rightmost pane (which includes "visit meta", "nn people chatting", etc). The bug exists in both IE and Chrome....
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How to delete a particular comment?

I posted a comment on the question "best cities for mathematical study" but instead of providing the person who asked the question with an hyperlink that redirects one to a google maps area (in an ...
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The “accepted” color is too light

Please considering changing into something which introduces contrast.
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where do the probability and statistics questions go? (math.se or stats.se)

hi, So I apologize if this question was covered somewhere, or its a little ignorant but I did search for it. Where do questions on the following topics go : Poisson's, Norma, Binomial Distributions ...
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A list of questions I have not viewed?

I think it would be a useful feature to have a list of questions which the user has not viewed. Currently there is an option for (all) Questions or Unanswered. There are various ways to sort them ...
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Unproductive complaining and arguing about others pedagogy

Please see the following discussion in the comments of my answer If $a > b$, is $a^2 > b^2$? I feel this style of slightly rude comments which contain much more subjective argumentation than ...
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Why can't I edit peoples posts?

I used to be able to edit peoples posts. I want to do it again (to change the $\mathcal P$ to $\wp$ in the thread) can someone fix this please?
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Visual noise on the main page

Does anyone actually make any use of the list of recent tags? Does anyone actually make any use of the list of recently awarded badges?
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Mathematics chat now available

Just a heads-up; Mathematics now has access to a third place, to chat in more real-time way via chat.stackexchange. Please feel free to drop by. The "chat" link should appear at the top of all ...
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A question about a big-list, historical type question about the relationship between math and physics.

I'm interested in learning about the application mathematics to the field of physics. I.e., Newton's calculus is essential for understanding and applying his law of motion F = ma, and I'm curious if ...
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Should the “combinatorics” badge be capitalized?

I noticed that the new badge recently awarded to Moron was inconsistent with the styling of other badges. It begins with a lower case letter while all the other regular badges are capitalized Is this ...
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Can we have the comics removed?

The captcha is irritating enough already can we at least turn off these comics (which seem to be a new feature).
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Questions cut off

On the main question list (main site and meta), I see this: The questions are cut off at some narrow width as if something is overlayed on top of them. I have seen this in Firefox 3.6.9 on a Mac 10.4 ...
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New design: On the use of sans and serif faces

This is probably of little interest to anybody else, but it's been bothering me for a while. I can't tell what the rationale is for the spotty use of sans typefaces in the new site design. When the ...
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Should [notation] and [symbolism] be merged?

The [symbolism] tag now has two questions. In my opinion, symbolism and notation are the same thing, and it makes sense that their tags should be synonyms. Does anyone disagree, or is any moderator ...
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TeX in comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Re-render MathJax in comments When it shows "2 more comments" (and you press the icon) for example, the TeX disappears and we are left with code between dollar signs.
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Where do I learn the standard syntax used on this site?

There seems to be a standard set of mathematical symbols used on the site. Where is the best resource to learning what each is equal to? I'm thinking sort of like in programming where when I learn a ...
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Re-render MathJax in comments

A couple of months ago, Kaestur Hakarl wrote a comment in Feedback on MathJax TeX rendering which didn't receive enough attention: ... Is it possible for the re-rendering pass to also cover ...
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A few more graphic styling glitches

None of these are critical, just polishing stuff. When breaking out the up/down votes on a post, the top number crashes into the separator line: For some badges, e.g. taxonomy on the parent site,...
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I suggest more contrast for questions tagged by interesting tags.

Questions tagged by a tag included in my list of interesting tags are highlighed. That's great, but in the new design it's almost invisible. More contrast please!
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New design: inconsistent rendering by preview

Attention Jin: The new design has introduced some rendering inconsistency between the preview and final post. In the beta what you saw in the preview was exactly what was rendered in the final post. ...
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Visited tags' colors should not become blue on meta.

Non-moderator tags of meta become blue when visited. In particular, this makes required tags and normal tags almost indistinguishable. It is reproducible on IE 8 and Firefox 4. The tags' colors ...
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Can we move beyond “moderators pro tempore” and elect moderators?

I think it's time for a change.
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What's wrong with a “not-homework” tag?

I had tagged this question with the tag [not-homework] after one of the persons answering it had wrongly assumed that it was homework. This tag was removed by moderator @KennyTM. I would like to ...

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