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It’s become difficult to see visually if I’ve upvoted a post

This is not an A/B test - those happened a while ago and it has now been rolled out to all sub's. There has been a bunch of stink raised over it on https://meta.stackexchange.com/, but then that seems ...
JonathanZ's user avatar
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It’s become difficult to see visually if I’ve upvoted a post

For the moment (given that it is highly unlikely the buttons will be modified soon), you can use a script to roll-back to the usual buttons. For the sake of completeness, here's the full script which ...
Pedro's user avatar
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The unanswered questions ordering seems wrong

There are already tabs to see unanswered questions in a different way than having the most highly voted one on top, such as to have the newest first. On the front page, not the question page, select ...
quid's user avatar
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Slightly more informative error messages when the title is too long

We are putting this into our bug-duty rotation and should get to this within a few weeks. (Sorry it's taken 8+ years!)
Anita Taylor's user avatar
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Two announcements: new "FAQ" and new "closure rules"

After some discussion among the mod team, we've come to the proposal of changing the wording of the "off-topic: missing context" close reason. We plan to update the message to: This question is ...
Aloizio Macedo's user avatar
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Grayed-out answers.

Indeed, an answer appears in gray text (unless hovering over it) when its net score is $\leq -3$. Please see this post on Meta.SE for confirmation.
amWhy's user avatar
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Proposal: make the "interesting" tab the default on Math.SE homepage

We've been doing some thinking and we realized since the site now gets about 630 questions a day, the active tab might not be very helpful. As of today, we've given you the interesting tab as the ...
Taryn's user avatar
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Slightly more informative error messages when the title is too long

As of now (thanks to your request), there is a new feature released network-wide (including Stack Overflow for Teams) where users will be shown a character count starting when the Title hits 100 ...
Yaakov Ellis's user avatar
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Is it possible to know which posts were affected by user removal?

Is it possible to add some sort of way of knowing which posts were affected by the user's removal? I've described a procedure for this on Meta Stack Exchange. It uses the Stack Exchange API but does ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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How to skip directly to page x of n in a long list of search results?

There is no way in the interface, but you can edit the URL directly. For example, search for "group" and click to get to the second page then the URL is something like this ...
quid's user avatar
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Strange link text in a possible duplicate

Sorry about that... turns out that the markdown parsing process for links in comments is slightly different than the one we run for posts. I have a fix ready for this issue, but I'd like to have it ...
Adam Lear's user avatar
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Order in the list of users who recommended deletion of a post

In fact, in the blue box, the users are arranged in ascending order of their user ID. To verify this, one might move the mouse over the link of each user. That would display a tooltip text showing ...
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Comments should contain at least $15$ characters

Comments require a minimum of 15 characters, and may be no more than 600 characters long. The intended use for comments is to ask for clarification and/or to suggest changes to a post. Such requests ...
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Where can I find help to typeset mathematics (from the editing help page)?

The tool used to format mathematics on this site is MathJax. In theory LaTeX is not relevant, but in practice the syntax of the language used for input is very similar to LaTeX and this is more widely ...
quid's user avatar
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Can I embed a YouTube video?

No, it is not possible to embed the video. You can only link to it. In principle, the SE platform would allow to embedded videos, but this feature is only enabled on selected sites, not including ...
quid's user avatar
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View sign-in history

A brief answer is that you should go to your profile and click on the number of consecutive days. (Remember that you'll find this in the profile tab, not in the activity tab.) You can find more ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Is there any way to request an answer from a particular user?

Regarding "the pros and cons of such a feature," note that Math.SE (like all StackExchange sites) emphasizes Community Moderation. Much as all Users are equally entitled to ask about the various ...
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\tag mathjax spills to the right of main text body

Here's what's going on. Equations are supposed to be centered without regard to the presence or absence of a tag, so the equation is put in a box with 100% width, and the tag is put in a zero-width ...
Davide Cervone's user avatar
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Is it possible to see how many users are online?

Regarding your questions: There is no dedicated feature to see how many users are online (but see Martin's comment for some ideas); it is also not exactly clear to me what it would mean. Generally, ...
quid's user avatar
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Why is there no edit option below the question?

As @Brahadeesh notes, the question already had a pending suggested edit, which can be seen from the question's timeline: You would have been able to see the pending edit if you switch to the ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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How to see a list of posts upvoted by myself

https://math.stackexchange.com/users/229831/?tab=votes&sort=upvote Only you have access to this page, though, not even the moderators can see into its content. Anyone else can swap the number for ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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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.

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'...
JNat's user avatar
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Answer Listing by Most Upvotes

Nothing changed. Answers are sorted "locally", in the sense that they are sorted by a chosen preference of the user. There are three ways to sort questions: activity, oldest first, and votes. You ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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Answers no longer ordered by votes

The user-interfaces offers three options to order the answers: "active", "oldest", "votes." You can make this selection via a tab, on the right at the top of all answers. You can see it here, too. ...
quid's user avatar
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Searching for questions with a tag only gives bountied questions

Your selection, right to the "0 questions with bounties" is set to "Bountied". Change to "Active" or "Newest".
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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pre-viewing mobile answers

Moderators don’t have (to my knowledge) the ability to add features to the site. But there already exists something like this in the meta site, the Sandbox. IMO this is too bothersome to bother with, ...
Calvin Khor's user avatar
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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?

The software tries to avoid @name syntax when it is not needed. Presumably you were in one of these two cases: You were the original poster and there was only one other user that had commented. ...
quid's user avatar
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How can I deactivate the Ctrl+M shortcut in the editor?

Rob W's answer on Meta Stack Exchange contains a bookmarklet and a user script to disable all of the keyboard shortcuts in the editor. The answer explains the methodology of the user script, but as ...
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