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Questions tagged [bug]

This tag indicates a reproducible problem on the site that you believe is due to a mistake, malfunction, or programming error.

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has the tex.sx banner been “simplified”?

i have recently noticed that the banner for tex.sx is missing the beautiful background. there used to be some very well chosen examples of tex output along with the obvious tex logo. i've checked ...
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Lost the ability to paste images into posts from clipboard

It could just be me or my setup, but I seem to have lost the ability to paste images from the clipboard into posts via the Add Image tool. Anyone else? I know that Chrome recently had an update, but ...
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“Bad question” warning without any negative question

I got a warning on tex.stackexchange.com: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more. For help formulating a ...
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Stuck at Human Verification

I am trying to post an answer on TeX.SE and am stuck at: The dots continue and I never see the captcha. For some reason, meta.TeX.SE does not have a concern with me being human. Also, why is there ...
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Linked questions with high votes looks strange [duplicate]

Look at https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/175859/tailormade-table-of-contents-showcase at the right handside the linked questions are listed together with votes it seems. However for big numbers ...
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Update official capitalization of LyX on tour page

Under the site tour there is a list of information on questions that could be considered on-topic: The spelling of LyX does not match the official spelling.
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Posts with high score (100+) in sidebar wraps

The sidebar contains related and linked posts. If such a post has 100+ votes, the alignment is off (any of these posts will have a link to LaTeX Editors/IDEs that replicates the problem): This seems ...
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Line break between backslash and opening brace { in in-line code

in Necessity of nested \text within math mode for proper \mathchoice-based scaling, there are a couple of instances where in-text code strings have a backslash at the end of one line and the next line ...
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Bug in how new user status is calculated

These, I suppose, are relatively exceptional circumstances1 that the designers of the stackexchange network didn't necessarily think about, but it seems that there is a bug in the calculation of new ...
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The favorite count makes part of the star unclickable

I was idly browsing through TeX.SE, and at one point attempted to favourite ("star") a question that had already been starred more than a hundred times. Nothing happened. I tapped (yeah, touchscreen) ...
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Trouble logging in to meta using https everywhere - recent change? [duplicate]

I don't know whether something's changed here or in https everywhere (for firefox) but I now have to turn it off to log in to meta, otherwise I get bounced to https.tex.stackexchange.com, and when I ...
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Uh … 0 featured questions …? [closed]

This can't be right. On the main TeX.SX, it says that there are "0" featured questions ... ? Yet, I count seven (one is missing from my screenshot). It's still saying "0" even after a hard refresh .....
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Flag review offering only 'Other (needs ♦ moderator attention)' as a choice

Why does the Review section of the main site prompt me to review flags on the post show below but only offers me the Other (needs ♦ moderator attention) choice? This is the first time I see something ...
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Is the search feature not working well on TeX.SX?

I'm facing a strange problem with the search function. It seems that it finds threads till December 20th but not over that date. For example, today I've answered this question: looking for Latex ...
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Why aren't the Winter bash hats available in the meta site?

Why aren't the Winter bash hats available in the meta site? Is it a bug or a feature?
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My votes on the new community ads get reverted

For the beginning, it's true that I don't like the fact that we use the same community ads again and again. According to that, I've decided that I'll downvote those 2014 community ads that I don't ...
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more problems with the new site redesign

edited problem statement the link to return from meta to the main site is not "parallel" to the link on the main site to meta. i found the latter under "help", but the link from meta to the main ...
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Bug in the logo appearance with the new black top bar

With the new fancy black top bar, the logo of the site got mutilated. I believe that the following CSS fix would bring it close to the original state, however, I'm not 100% sure and IMHO the old ...
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Negative reputation?

Let us see this screen (29th November 2013): I know that Marien..., oh, Donut E. Knot, has many names and this is a source of a strange value. But should I communicate such behaviour of the platform ...
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Why does it say “1 questions” rather than “1 question” with new activity

Why does the notification at top about number of questions with new activity says "1 questions" rather than grammatically correct "1 question"? Is this error uniform among all SE sites? I waited for ...
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Can the box made by the <kbd> HTML tag be made smaller?

Keyboard input can be indicated with the kbd HTML tag, as in <kbd>Ctrl</kbd> + <kbd>S</kbd> which displays as Ctrl + S. The boxes created by this tag are quite large, so that ...
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Why can't I search successfully for [chronology] questions?

When I search for the chronology tag using the searchbox (by typing [chronology]) or click on the chronology tag link, it tells me there are 0 questions tagged chronology and You are on the FAQ tab....
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URLs containing colons are escaped and do not resolve

The problem While writing my last answer I noticed that linking to external resources containing a colon does not work, since the colon is being escaped as %3a and thus mangled and the URLs do not ...
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why does a zero before a period disappear in a quoted environment?

i just entered an answer that included a quote from the bibtex manual. the quote started with the number "10." from a list. i entered it first by cutting and pasting, and expected some "corruption" (...
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Syntax highlighting not working on a post

I went to Multipart nodes with multipart subparts — style issue and the questions syntax never colorized (if that is even a term to use). I then went to another post and the syntax there was fine. I ...
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community bot rejects an appropriate edit

Why would community bot reject a suggested formatting edit that should have been approved ?
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10K-tools information oddities

The 10K-tools right-column shows some information regarding the review process: Under What is this?, \r\n should be removed (is a clear bug). The link to chat should end the sentence and require an ...
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Badge page formatting is inconsistent

When viewing the awards of the Announcer badge, the display has a glitch in it when viewed in Google Chrome Version 28.0.1500.71 m and/or Firefox 22. Some entries are displayed in a tabular format, ...
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“Share” link doesn't really link question

When inserting a "short permalink" (i.e., the one obtained by clicking the "share" link) into a question or an answer, as clear text, it is substituted by the question title: Do we like the share ...
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count of “posts flagged for moderator attention” seems inaccurate [duplicate]

for the past few days, whenever the little yellow status box pops up next to "review", i've gone to take a look. invariably, it seems to show a number that is greater (by 3 or 4) than the number of ...
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The counter of my spent bounties in Data Explorer is greater than that of in my profile?

Usually the counter in Data Explorer is smaller than the counter in my main profile because of the existence of deferred synchronization. Today I noticed an opposite fact as follows. From my main ...
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Is imgur PDF upload broken?

I just tried to upload a PDF via imgur and was told that I couldn't as it wasn't a jpeg, png (or some other image types that I've immediately forgotten). This certainly used to work, has it stopped? ...
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Is the “First Posts” review queue partially broken?

Since March 19th, the number of reviewable "First Posts" has declined considerably. At first I suspected a yet-to-be-announced feature change in the review system, e.g. "First Posts" that receive ...
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Rendering issues due to overlapping fields

The stats of users with 10k+ reputation and many badges appear clipped in my browser (follow this link to see an example). The following picture illustrates the problem: the bronze badge to the left ...
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Is full text search not working any more?

Just recently I was looking for some questions with a particular word in the title or the main text, but search no longer seems to find them. For example searching for the word "gender" yields ...
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“1 times” is incorrect, every time

Recipients of newly-created badges live with the following reality: Is it possible to have this print as This badge has been awarded 1 time. Recently awarded to: in the event of a single instance?...
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Disputed “invalid flag” 2nd edition

This is a sort-of follow-up to: Flagging automatically flagged posts as invalid The difference is that in this case, it is not an automatic flag. I marked as "invalid" the flags on this answer. ...
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critic badge for a mistaken downvote [duplicate]

I mistakenly downvoted a question and immediately upvoted instead - my original intent. But I've still got the critic badge I haven't earned. Not a big deal, not real bug despite the tag, but maybe it ...
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Correct hyphen to a dash in the “About” page

The official name of this site is "TeX - LaTeX", which is written with a hyphen at most places, this is obviously incorrect. I understand that in a page <title>, this is a common practice in ...
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Adding images changes code block indices

I encountered some strange behaviour when posting this answer The problem: The inclusion of images altered code in the code block. Specifically, my code contained double indices of the form [i][1] ...
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10K-tools allow evaluation of already deleted post

As of now the following post has a deleted answer: Is it possible to embed a YouTube video using LaTeX? This answer is still visible within the 10K tools as an item that requires attention, even ...
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Preview not displaying identical to final post

I just posted the question Using collcell package with csvsimple, or datatool. After posting it looks like the formatting of the two error messages is not identical: But, when I go to edit it what I ...
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Chemical equation in background is incorrect

This issue is extremely minor, but the equation on the TeX Meta page is incorrect. Na + Cl yields NaCl and not Na + Cl
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“blog” entry with additional url in “creation of new package” list messes up formatting

in the list for Which questions led to the creation of a new package?, the listing for tqft contains a reference to a "Blog: The TQFT Package", which in turn contains an additional (and apparently ...
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Migrated question from meta to main allows me to upvote same comment twice

Friends, I noticed something "interesting" today. The question How to include a long underscore before the \question command? was originally posted in our meta site. Andrew wrote a comment in the ...
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Is the (new) reviewing system broken?

I think the reviewing system is broken since the last maintanance. New questions are comming in but are not shown in the review system. Am I wrong?
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Can the message “Don't forget you can mark this answer as the accepted answer” only come up when the waiting period is over?

I upvoted an answer, and a popup appeared with something along the lines of "Don't forget you can mark this answer as the accepted answer". I tried to accept the answer, and then another popup ...
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Top investors list out of date

The top investors in TeX.SE result seems to be inaccurate. My current display name with non-Latin and the total of my offered bounties have not been updated.
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Why does the review system not prevent reviewing questions that are just now rewiewed by another one?

Just a few minutes ago I was rewiewing a first post. Another one did also rewiew the same post and closed his review first, so that my review with more correcting was deleted. Why does the review ...
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I cannot join any chat room after my new account merged with the old one

I have a new account that has been merged with the old one. My reputation is greater than 20. But the chat room still says I must have at least 20 reps to join a room. What is wrong?