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Double backslashes disappear from code

Update: This was almost certainly my fault. On December 20, 2013 I moved the TeX (and meta) databases to new homes. I'm not sure how the original problem occurred, but TeX and its meta had a very odd ...
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"Bad question" warning without any negative question

I could understand such a message if a substantial part of a user's questions were closed as “off-topic“, “too broad” or “unclear what you're asking”, or several got downvoted. Closing as duplicate ...
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Tags displayed in bold

The unannounced change should be reverted as soon as possible. I would even remove boldface from the current tab name, normally active, because the rule under the tab name is sufficient. Boldface is ...
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Double backslashes disappear from code

Based on \\ corruption, I've created a new query TeX.SX \\ corruption (based on user ID) which I hope will help anyone to find their own posts affected by this bug! P.S. The database is updated ...
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Tags displayed in bold

Honestly the SE sites have generally very good designs and very nice choices in regards to how things appear, but the tag change is really a punch in the eye. The tags now are as black as the text, ...
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Tags displayed in bold

I think the main site looks a little bit silly now. In the following screenshot, the things encircled in red need to be bold as well. The content of the blue circle needs to be super-mega-bold to fit ...
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Tags displayed in bold

We tracked down the bug. The Tex community has a few special classes for text formatting and those happened to conflict with a recent mixin that was added to a global file. The change was ...
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Why does the chat room no longer support alpha-channel enabled images?

What changed is that we started using imgur thumbnails by default in chat; so when you link to http://i.stack.imgur.com/iSQFI.png, we display http://i.stack.imgur.com/iSQFIm.png, but link to the ...
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Exact search is not working properly

Searching for symbols isn't fully supported (just like regular search engines have problems with that). What you can do, since \tikz{ is usually used inside code blocks, is to search for code:"\...
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Why can't I start a bounty?

You do not have enough reputation to add another bounty. You added a 250 rep bounty on December 5th. For you to add another one, you must double the reputation. You do not have 500 reputation to offer ...
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has the Community mandate for bumping questions changed?

This is the documentation I could find on meta.stackexchange.com about the definition of "unanswered" and when the Community user bumps a question: Jeff Atwood, July 2011: Just to be 100% clear, our ...
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Problems with highlight.js

Backslashes are not highlighted as part of the control sequence [fixed in highlight.js 10.3] Sample: \foo\bar \\\\\baz Github issue
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Problems with highlight.js

There is (usually) no syntax highlighting inside braces [fixed in highlight.js 10.3] Sample: \foo{\foo\bar \\\\\baz} Github issue
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why does "asked yesterday" persist after more than 24 hours?

This seems status-bydesign. Based on the current time of 2014-09-10 14:31:43Z, "today" is defined to be the time range 2014-09-09 14:31:44Z to 2014-09-10 14:31:43Z (or the past 24 hours) and is ...
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Why does the list of Featured questions now appear to include questions which do not currently have available bounties?

Thanks; there was a bug on the "tag engine" (the backend system that deals with this stuff) that failed to update the "count" of an index when that index was being reduced to zero (it is fine when ...
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Placing more bounties than you have reputation

The person you are giving as an example has more than 200 reputation on others SE sites, so she or he had a +100 association bonus when coming to TEX S.E. If you add his 17*10 reputations gained for Q&...
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Bug on the review web page?

This has been updated to something that clearly reflects the possibilities available to the reviewer; an updated mouse icon as well: Yes, please change this. The following highlights some of the ...
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Quoting codes in a list leaves a </li>

As you can see on the revision page which shows a live rendering of this question, this is fixed now. It's still visible in your question because the version displayed here is saved on submission; ...
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Why are the eminent contributors in such a hurry to close questions?

The network model is that closing has a higher barrier than reopening: it takes more votes to close a question than it does to reopen one, and any edits to a closed question put it in the reopen ...
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Problems with highlight.js

@ ("at") isn't recognized as a valid character in a command name [fixed in highlight.js 10.3] Many hundreds (thousands?) of LaTeX2 commands employ the @ character in their names -- usually ...
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You've earned the "反対投票する" privilege! Learn more about it in the help center

Internationalization seems to be the Vietnam of Stack Exchange Network. A fix has been pushed out and we've even improved the tools a bit, so hopefully this won't happen again*. * I'm not betting on ...
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Problems with highlight.js

Incorrect identification of scope of a macro definition [fixed in highlight.js 10.3 (no such identification takes place)] Consider the following example \newcommand\sorted[1]{\directlua{sorted(\...
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Winter double hats for my gr(avatar) in TeX.SE and others communities

These types of bug are not specific to TeX.SX, so you should report at the main https://meta.stackexchange.com, as bug reports here are much (much) less likely to be seen by one of the devs. That ...
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Almost same code - syntax-highlighting produces different coloring - why?

Author of the highlight.js grammar for LaTeX here. Phelype Oleinik identified the issue correctly in his comment: The grammar doesn't know about the possible optional argument of \lstinline. A bit of ...
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Typing Chinese character in the main site

We have has a spate of Chinese spam across the network - quite persistent too. As result we have taken the temporary measure of disallowing all Chinese characters across the network (barring the few ...
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Update official capitalization of LyX on tour page

Thanks for spotting this: should now be fixed!
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has the Community mandate for bumping questions changed?

I think it is the same definition of "unanswered" as the unanswered tab in the main question list https://tex.stackexchange.com/unanswered this has always included postings that have 0-vote answers. ...
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Tags are getting replaced after using them

This is not a bug, but a feature. As you mention, listoffigures and listoftables are both synonyms of table-of-contents, and each synonym is replaced by their target when posting. That explains the ...
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Problems with highlight.js

Very difficult to distinguish comments from ordinary text. Consider Hello World. % A comment. The shade of gray that's used to highlight what's a comment is quite dark, making it anything but ...
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