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Serial upvoting reversed

I've already asked about a similar situation, but this time the figures involved seem to be quite exaggerated: on my reputation page the following item appears: -4360 Serial upvoting reversed The ...
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Why is the kerning wrong in the TeX.SX logo/banner?

I really love the beautiful shaded TeX.SX logo — I think it makes tex.stackexchange.com one of the best looking of all the StackExchange sites. But I am curious why the kerning is wrong? (By that I ...
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Double backslashes disappear from code

Not the first time it happens on the site, so it's time to raise the problem in Meta. It is similar, but distinct from ‘double backslash + newline’ collapses to ‘single backslash’ when I hit ‘edit’ (...
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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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Tags displayed in bold

Personally, I don't like them. But maybe this is beyond the point. Were we consulted about this?
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Can we turn off math-tex please?

On the question How can I get rid of indentation after an equation?, the code block has had the bit between the dollars turned in to an image. Looking at the javascript scripts loaded via firebug, I ...
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New user greeting.

With all the talk about branding I wondered what the new user greeting on our site is. So I logged out and was greeted by: Welcome to Q&A for expert users of TeX, LaTeX and other related ...
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Missing tie in signatures of comments

There is something a bit wrong with the comment formatting; it seems to be like this now: \interpretCommentMarkdown{#1} - \userLink{#2} But it should be more like this: \interpretCommentMarkdown{#1}...
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Someone has written 100 thousand (!) answers (graphic design bug)

I was really surprised to see that egreg has written 100570 answers! I thought it's a bit too much, and indeed -- it is. The number of answers blends into the number of questions. In my opinion, this ...
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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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“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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Nothing indicates that the meta site is meta…

While I could eventually figure out that I was in Meta and not Parent, I found myself wondering for a few seconds....I think that the design should specifically include the word meta. I hereby ...
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Disappearing reputation

Yesterday I was very happy because my total rep was over 40000. This morning I was stunned seeing it had dropped to 39693. Does anybody know what happened?
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Accepted answer checkmark color

I just asked this question at meta.programmers.stackexchange.com when I realized I have the same problem over here as well. When I ask a question (and every answer has a check mark next to it for me ...
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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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Layout problem in comments

There is a problem when showing text of an answer comment. If you look at my comment here, the text should read: ... right, this is because of the _. For some reason .. But the underscore is ...
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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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Display bug causes number of badges to be shown incorrectly [closed]

There is a display bug which causes the number of badges to be shown incorrectly. Here is an example from Are there any disadvantages of TeX being Turing complete? where the number of bronze badges is ...
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Bug in answerer's identity picture

I know, I have too many badges, but since I'm aiming at 1000+ silver badges, the way the number of badges is shown in answers (for questions I can't tell) is annoying: As it stands, it shows 1625 ...
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Does the faq tab work correctly?

I like the idea of automatically generated FAQ lists. The mouseover text of the faq tab is questions with the most links. That's sounds sensible, links may come for example from duplicates or closely ...
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“possible duplicate of” [closed]

When one votes to close a question as being a duplicate, a comment is automatically added of the form possible duplicate of Other Question Here I guess it's good that something appears, but the ...
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Still missing illustrations from Duane Bibby

There was a post by Jin asking what we should do for the captcha/404/etc. images. This was followed up by a post to main, in which we seem to mostly agreed that it would be really cool if we could ...
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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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Why does the chat room no longer support alpha-channel enabled images?

I don't know whether or not it is a local issue. Feel free to migrate to the global meta if necessary. In my experience in the past, alpha-channel enabled images are displayed correctly in main site,...
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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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Migration from meta to main site gives wrong 'migration text'

The question Is TeX as word and logo a trade mark? was migrated from Meta to the main site. However, the banner that is added says: migrated from meta.tex.stackexchange.com x hours ago This ...
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Name changes remain in revision history

User Forgiver recently changed their name from Moderator (follow the discussion on User named Moderator). While everything on the site now reflects the updated user name wherever it's displayed (...
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Wrong close reason shown

The question https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/50373/what-dont-do-latex-text-composition shows that it is closed by me (and others) as “not constructive”. I did however vote to close it as a ...
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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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has the Community mandate for bumping questions changed?

consider this question: Is it possible to make xelatex to compile just once?. it has one self-answer, with one up-vote, and is more than a year old. yet it has reappeared with the banner bumped ...
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Incorrect leading when using tag links

When using tag links like bug, some extra leading is added between the line with the link and the following, leading to unnecessary whitespace. I've tested this with Firefox 8.0 on Windows XP and ...
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Strikeout doesn't work properly with markdown

Strikeout in HTML (using <s>...</s> or <del>...</del>) doesn't strike out links to tags as specified in mardown. For example: <s>See [tag:discussion] for some questions ...
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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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Design flaw concerning the location of a notification box

When voting on a comment, one can only up-vote once every 5 seconds. Try to vote more often than that, and you'll get a yellow box telling informing you of this policy. However, the box is placed ...
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Tag wiki editing policy inconsistencies

On an empty tag wiki page (e.g. here) it says that Tag wikis can be edited by users with more than 1500 reputation, provided: They are in the top 20 answerers for this tag or they hold the ...
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Too many “Voting corrected” events

I think the serial voting check algorithm is harassing me: I got six “Voting corrected” messages in my reputation tab in the last seven days. This had no apparent effect on my overall rep, but it's ...
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Emphasis needs more space after it

An emphasis gobbles the following space (or does not add some needed additional space), text *text* text <em>text</em> text becomes text text text text text (I can't use \␣ ...
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Review flags doesn't match actual flags [closed]

Occasionally the 10K tools show up in my TeX.SE "status bar" showing the number of suggested flags to review: The above indicates that there are 8 flags up for review. However, clicking it reveals ...
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Un-upvote followed by re-upvote = -10 reputation bug

In the last two days I received two un-upvotes immediately followed by a "re-upvote". To me this means that the user experimented with the voting system, thinking that they could add another upvote ...
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2answers
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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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Faulty tag badge description

lockstep just received the first tag badge for footnotes: However, the tag badge description states: which is clearly not the case; a bronze tag badge is awarded when the user has "Earned 100 ...
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Mouseover tag information is incorrect on Meta

The mouseover information for tags included with the [tag:...] syntax on Meta is not pulled from the main site. For example tikz-pgf should have a tag wiki excerpt and one subscriber. Also the “Help ...
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1answer
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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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Typing Chinese character in the main site

The question Followup to "How does one type Chinese in LaTeX?" raises an interesting problem. If one tries to paste the code by Leo Liu in this answer, pop up boxes saying Body cannot ...
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Editing tags overwrites edit summary

If one does a normal edit of a question, saves that and then does an inline tag edit, the system combines the edits and replaces the first edit summary by “edited tags”. Correctly the summary should ...
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“Approve tag wikis” privilege not granted with exactly 5000 reputation

Recently, I got to exactly 5000 reputation points. According to the privileges page, this should give me the ability to approve or reject tag wiki edits, which was confirmed with "you have already ...
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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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4answers
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Preview treats # as comment

When one writes code in a question or answer, the live preview treats the # character as a comment. Compare with The first is screenshot taken while asking a new question. The second is a ...
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Backslash in ticks in comments

Test one The test is to render a backslash in code block: Transcript: ....\\....\(KKK\) Rendering \\\(KKK\) Test two The test is to render a backslash in `backquotes` Transcript `\\\`.. `\(...
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Outdated information on the privileges page

The CW privilege page states in the second-to-last sentence that ”[CW] mode cannot be reversed”. As far as I know this is wrong; mods had the ability to reverse CWfication for some time now.