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The scope of \newcommand is the entire page

It pains me to break this thread by fixing the issue, but here we are. :) We are now inserting \begingroup and \endgroup ...
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Why is MSE still down (read-only)?

What happened? During our planned maintenance window on March 17th/18th, a sequence of events in our Colorado data center left Mathematics Stack Exchange in read-only mode for several hours after the ...
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Chrome doesn't display some symbols

Davide's answer is excellent, but he sort of buries the fix. You need to right-click on the MathJax-rendered math and select Math Settings > Math Renderer > SVG instead of the default "...
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MathJax is breaking in short expressions frequently today.

A quick note. We know what's going on, it's a change which had some side effects. I'll take a stab very soon. Update: It looks better now, as you need 60 consecutive unbroken characters to replicate ...
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Is it possible to downvote a deleted post?

No one. But you need to differentiate between downvoting a post, and an upvote being invalidated. Accounts get deleted all the time for various reasons (e.g. self-deletions), and when those accounts ...
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Migrating a question to Meta doesn't decrease reputation

The question still exists on the main site, so they keep their reputation – for now that is. The question is left as a stub, or pathway to the new site, for 30 days, after which it is automatically ...
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Voting to delete a Question after it has been reopened and reclosed

This has now been fixed. Users are now again able to cast a subsequent delete vote if the post in question has been reopened and reclosed without an actual deletion event. Thanks for bringing this to ...
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Why is the user search so out of date?

You were only looking at the reputation earned during the current month: Click on the "all" to get cumulative reputation (modulo caching):
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What happened to the [support] tag on meta?

So... Yesterday, Jon Arndt found an obscure bug over on Super User: Normally, when looking at tag information, at the bottom of the screen, there is a button labeled "Edit Tag Info". However, ...
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A possible bug regarding MathJax, previews, and the arctangent/tangent functions?

A linked question contained some malicious code in the title. I've removed it.
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"Hidden content" in a question

When you have k<p the parser breaks down and omits the remainder of the paragraph. This is one of the main reasons why it is important to properly format ...
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"Enlightened" Badge wrongly awarded

If you look at the reputation tab of the author of the currently accepted answer you can see that the answer was today first unaccepted (11:04:00), and later re-accepted (11:05:36). It is very ...
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Did the Community user make a mistake?

The question asker deleted their account, and upon account-deletion, all negatively-scored content from that account is deleted. So the question did meet the criteria for deletion, although not those ...
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Earned Steward badge twice for the same queue

This is not a bug; it's part of an update to the review queues. You now get one Steward badge for every 1,000 reviews in a single queue. For more details, see Steward badge can now be awarded multiple ...
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How many people voted in the 2021 Moderator Election?

The correct number of voters/valid ballots is the one OpaVote is showing — so for the case of Math's 2021 election, that's 1882. It looks like the count presented on site was counting all the users ...
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TeX equations not rendering the not-equal symbol correctly

As quid mentioned in his post, MathJax originally didn't implement \cases properly. Specifically, the second column was in math mode rather than text mode as it is ...
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TeX equations not rendering the not-equal symbol correctly

This is mainly by design. The explanation you give yourself in the comment is correct. The (TeX) command \cases is unusual, in that while it is mainly "math" ...
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Why does meta have two additional moderators?

There are some oddities when accounts are merged and/or privileges removed for SE staff. Especially for metas it can take quite some time for this to get ironed out. In more detail: One of the two ...
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How can I post as guest again?

It is no longer possible to ask questions with an unregistered account on Mathematics Stack Exchange. The change was made on or about 10 Oct 2016, at least in part in because of the response to the ...
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Links in spoilers aren't hidden

I've gone an updated the CSS for spoilers - there was something overriding the spoiler CSS in this instance. With you in the next build (rev. 2017.3.14.*)
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I can't write 'Hello!' at the beggining of the question

You are not supposed to write a greeting at the start of the question. There is a script in place that removes certain common forms of greetings (or at least what appears to be like one, there are ...
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Unexplained Problem with my Review Queues

Your profile shows you've voted 40 times today, which means you have no votes left. Since voting (up or down) is one of the most important things to do in the First Posts and Late Answers queues, you ...
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Are you sure you want to leave this page?

First of all: thanks a lot to everybody for notifying us about this issue. We have been able to reproduce and fix the issue. Please do let us know (in a comment to this answer) if you're still ...
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Why does Mathjax look different on different devices?

Appearance will depend on what fonts are installed on your device, and what math renderer is chosen. For me in Safari in MacOS, here are some samples. ...
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A probable bug in the "people impacted" of my profile

You got a recent vote on a CW answer to a very popular question, which brought your answer to a +5 score. This makes all the views on the question eligible for the impact counter. Which is why you ...
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Formatting problem with "invisible" comments

This seems to work. (Instead of <br> you can simply use two spaces, if you prefer.) ...
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Why isn't this person a new contributor?

The author of the question you linked has previously posted a question here, on the $18^{\text{th}}$ October. That question was roomba'd today, approximately an hour and a half after the question you ...
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spurious slash causes \, to be misinterpreted

This turns out to be an interaction between StackExchange's Markdown processor and MathJax. Here's what's going on: in the editor, the preview code has to remove the mathematics before it is ...
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What review audit is this?

The point of an audit is to make you stop and think. Or to document that you're not doing that. It made you stop and think. So it did its job just fine. (I should note that failing an audit on ...
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Why do some questions look in lighter color?

Presumably you're ignoring one of the question's tags. For example, if I ignore the abstract algebra tag, I see a similar phenomenon: If you look to the right of the question list, you can see a ...
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