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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 ...
barbara beeton's user avatar
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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 ...
kiss my armpit's user avatar
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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? ...
Andrew Stacey's user avatar
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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 ...
lockstep's user avatar
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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 ...
jub0bs's user avatar
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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 ...
Alan Munn's user avatar
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22 votes
1 answer
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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?...
Werner's user avatar
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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. ...
yo''s user avatar
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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 ...
Ethan Bolker's user avatar
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10 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
yo''s user avatar
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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] ...
Scott H.'s user avatar
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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 ...
Werner's user avatar
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11 votes
1 answer
129 views

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 ...
Peter Grill's user avatar
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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 ...
barbara beeton's user avatar
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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 ...
Paulo Cereda's user avatar
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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?
Mensch's user avatar
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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 ...
Zerium's user avatar
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4 votes
1 answer
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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.
kiss my armpit's user avatar
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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 ...
Mensch's user avatar
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3 votes
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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?
kiss my armpit's user avatar
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1 answer
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Why do I never see new items under "Reputation", "Responses", etc.?

On Stack Overflow, I always see a nice update counter for my "Reputation", "Responses", etc. when I click on my nickname at the top. Example: However, this is seemingly not happening on other Stack ...
MayGodBlessKnuth's user avatar
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New activity display pushes down the questions list

One thing that has happened to me now a couple of times, is that the same millisecond I am clicking on a link to a question, the "n messages with activity" display at the top of the list pushes down ...
morbusg's user avatar
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An awkard alignment in the comments

I am attaching below a picture to indicate how the arrows intended to indicate you have upvoted some commment is aligned awkardly. Is that by-design or something that should go unnoticed? Anyway, it ...
kan's user avatar
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Missing Inbox Notification

I did not receive an inbox notification for Martin Schroder's comment in Greek Letters in Latex Table made 16 hours ago: When I check my history I have: Clicking on the last one showing in the ...
Peter Grill's user avatar
14 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
Werner's user avatar
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14 votes
1 answer
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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 (...
Werner's user avatar
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11 votes
0 answers
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Incorrect number of suggested edits

This does not affect the site usage, but could be a slight back-end improvement. On occasion, after evaluating suggested edits as a 10K user, my title bar shows -1 suggested edits "remaining":
Werner's user avatar
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13 votes
0 answers
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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 \␣ ...
Stephen's user avatar
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13 votes
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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 ...
Werner's user avatar
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13 votes
0 answers
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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 ...
Werner's user avatar
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18 votes
2 answers
217 views

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 ...
soandos's user avatar
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6 votes
1 answer
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Questions with new activity banner is repeated rather than updated

When I have visiting the site today I noticed that the banner that says x questions with new activity is repeated over the last such banner rather than updated as x is increased. Is this a bug? ...
N.N.'s user avatar
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8 votes
1 answer
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On "comment", @name sometimes does not work

Sometimes when I try to leave a comment the @name syntax does not work. For example I tried to leave a comment for Ulrike Fischer and I could not find a combination of characters that would work. I ...
Maesumi's user avatar
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2 votes
0 answers
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A problem with the rss feed of TeX.SX

I wanted to use ifttt.com for tracking new questions on TeX.SX, and after giving it the URL https://tex.stackexchange.com/feeds got an error "Not a valid feed url, missing feed title". What might be ...
mbork's user avatar
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6 votes
1 answer
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Does Preferences refer wrongly to subscribing to questions?

The following is closely related to Notification for questions marked as favourites?. When looking at "Prefs" under my profile, there is an option to "Allow email notifications when I subscribe to ...
André's user avatar
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15 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
Caramdir's user avatar
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18 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
Jonas Schmid's user avatar
12 votes
2 answers
154 views

List positioning wrong on privileges page

On the privileges page, the list with the privilege stages on the right is all the way down, which shouldn't (and didn't use to) be the case. Clicking on some of the specific privilege stages didn't ...
doncherry's user avatar
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13 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
diabonas's user avatar
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41 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
egreg's user avatar
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6 votes
1 answer
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Suggested tag synonym is not shown in the suggested filter when logged in

I have suggested a tag synonym in https://tex.meta.stackexchange.com/tags/asking-questions/synonyms. The suggestion is shown as "pending (0)" in https://tex.meta.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms: But ...
N.N.'s user avatar
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9 votes
0 answers
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Font size and "show excerpt" link in tag wiki pages

These are technically two different issues, but they're not too big of a deal so I'm putting them in the same question. Status quo: 1. Size of About {braces} Can the font size of {braces} be ...
doncherry's user avatar
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'@OP' is always dropped by this site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: @SomeUser tag removed from comment Please why does this site drop @OP in comments meant for 'OP'? If I write '@user01: ...', the part '@user01' is always dropped by the site. ...
Ahmed Musa's user avatar
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10 votes
1 answer
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TeX meta art clip (TeX written on torn paper) has wrong kerning

I saw an ad "visit TeX meta" and TeX was kerned the same way the old version of TeX symbol on this page used to be kerned; with T touching corner of E and E touching the corner of X. The issue was ...
Maesumi's user avatar
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5 votes
3 answers
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2 looks like a 4 in the tex.se font [closed]

When using OpenSuSE 11.3, the font for titles, votes and views counts has a very odd-looking character "2". It has an unusual serif-like crossing in the bottom part (sorry, I don't know the exact ...
Federico Poloni's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
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Undesired scroll bars on new tags page

I don't think we want the scroll bars on https://tex.stackexchange.com/tags?tab=new to be there: (I decreased the text size slightly to make the entire area fit my laptop screen, but the behavior ...
doncherry's user avatar
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4 votes
2 answers
87 views

Getting notified about a comment that doesn't exist

When I receive a new comment, I get the usual Stack Exchange notification in the corner of my screen. However, recently it's been erroneously telling me I have a comment on this answer beginning "...
Ryan Reich's user avatar
38 votes
2 answers
512 views

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 ...
Todd Lehman's user avatar
10 votes
1 answer
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Badge images "too large"

This is only a recent development. However, it seems like the badge images displayed on the Badges page is a little too large for the frame they're in: On the left is the view through Internet ...
Werner's user avatar
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