19 votes
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Whoa! 1300 items in the "Late answer" review queue

This is the result of a very recent change to the way answers enter that queue. Previously, the conditions were: the answer was posted at least 30 days after the question was asked; and the answer's ...
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12 votes
Accepted

Why is the user search so out of date?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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11 votes
Accepted

"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 ...
10 votes

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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10 votes
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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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9 votes
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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 ...
9 votes
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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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8 votes
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Nit-picky question on the *about me* section

The words "they", "them", "their" are also commonly used as singular gender-neutral forms. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singular_they Thus, the "them" there is intentional and not in error.
8 votes

Can't edit Edit Summary

This is kinda intentional; if you don't change anything, it feels odd to record a change record. Indeed: you can't edit the revision history, but in the general case, that is probably a good thing ...
7 votes

My complete account content got deleted from the site!!

The account was removed on purpose. Here is a list of its posts. (The last one was self-deleted.) Ways to split nonlinear ODEs in linear part + nonlinearity that may work https://math.stackexchange....
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7 votes

Why can a question be deleted (by non-moderator users) without being closed?

This is because it is possible that a question can have five reopen votes from users with above 10k reputation even whilst it remains deleted. An old post on the main meta explains some reasons why ...
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7 votes
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A low-rep user approved my edit. How is this possible?

Yes, because he's the OP. You can review suggested edits to your own posts when you are quick enough to get to it before others approve or reject it. According to this you get an inbox notification of ...
7 votes

Cannot delete this question

You cannot delete it as it has two answers. You can only delete a question you asked if it has no answer or a unique answer that has not received any upvote at all, where "answer" means "answer post ...
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7 votes
Accepted

Glitch Discovered During Downvote. I Gained the “Critic” Badge for Upvoting and then Downvoting my Own Question on my Own Account. Second Time.

The badge was awarded for a vote you cast for someone else's answer. You removed the vote literally one second after you cast it, which might be the cause for your confusion, though — as that means it'...
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7 votes

A possible bug in the review test system

It looks like you're in the Low quality posts queue where I understand your concern but what postmortes said in the comments is correct. We're mostly checking for robo-reviewing - people just pushing ...
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6 votes
Accepted

Flag History - Link

The link only exists once you have at least one helpful flag. The page exists it is: https://math.stackexchange.com/users/flag-summary/[YourUserID]
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6 votes
Accepted

Css-update with bug?

Today, a new topbar was rolled out. One of the changes is the location of the site-switcher, which is now on the right. The Stack Exchange logo on the left now takes one to https:/stackexchange.com. ...
6 votes
Accepted

Can't see all my edits

Does not seem like a bug. Edits done withing five minutes by the same user after posting or an initial edit are put together in one revision to avoid cluttering the revision history. (Except if ...
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5 votes
Accepted

Question update notice not showing any more

On 2 March 2017 the default front page changed from the "active" ordering to the "interesting" ordering. The goal of this is to show users a list of questions that are more likely to be interesting to ...
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5 votes

Did I really flag this question twice?

Duplicate flags and other close flags are both the same type of flag. And you can only raise one flag of each type. Since you'd already raised the Unclear flag, you were prevented from raising any ...
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5 votes
Accepted

MathJax Color fights Hidden Text and Wins!

I don't know why you're using colored text in spoiler blocks, but the obvious solution here is to just not use colored text in spoiler blocks. Spoilers are fairly reader-hostile by-design, so if ...
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4 votes
Accepted

Merged questions prevent deletion

Only moderators can merge questions. They're expected to perform a thorough review, cleaning up both questions before or after the merge, and not wasting their time on questions that should just be ...
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4 votes

Why does not the current version of MathJax support \delimiterfactor?

MathJax does not implement the \delimiterfactor control sequence, but does have an internal value for delimiterfactor (the ...
4 votes

Editor's usercard appears above the original author instead of next to it

Recently the site-design changed. Mathematics new site theme is live A main reason for this was to make the site "responsive." This means, at least in my naive understanding, that it will try to ...
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4 votes
Accepted

Is it a bug that over/under braces vary in size for same-size expressions?

MathJax handles stretchy characters like the over-and under-braces as follows: for smaller versions, it has several sizes to choose from in its fonts (just as TeX does), and will use one of these ...
4 votes
Accepted

Edits on tag wikis counted for Copy Editor?

I do not think that there is a bug. A "tag edit" means changing the tag(s) of a question, and doing nothing else. This is not counted towards the badge, presumably as it seems a bit minor. ...
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3 votes
Accepted

LaTeX/MathJax does not render in some question thumbnail

The thumbnail is generated by cropping part of your question. Since the $\rm\LaTeX$ is not fully within that cropped part, the code does not compile. One could argue in favor of changing the code of ...
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