30 votes

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 ...
Nick Craver's user avatar
15 votes

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 ...
karlkoeller's user avatar
12 votes
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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:"\...
Glorfindel's user avatar
11 votes
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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 ...
ShreevatsaR's user avatar
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10 votes

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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10 votes

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
schtandard's user avatar
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9 votes
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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&...
sztruks's user avatar
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9 votes
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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 ...
Marc Gravell's user avatar
8 votes
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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 ...
Werner's user avatar
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8 votes

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 ...
Joseph Wright's user avatar
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8 votes

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 ...
Mico's user avatar
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7 votes

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(\...
Mico's user avatar
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7 votes
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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 ...
Phelype Oleinik's user avatar
7 votes
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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 ...
schtandard's user avatar
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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. ...
David Carlisle's user avatar
6 votes

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 ...
Mico's user avatar
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6 votes
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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 ...
Werner's user avatar
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5 votes

Problems with highlight.js

LaTeX3-semantics for valid macro names aren't recognized. [fixed in highlight.js 10.3] With LaTeX3, the characters _ (underscore) and : (colon) may be (in fact, must be) used in various macro names. ...
Mico's user avatar
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5 votes

Double backslashes disappear from code

This and the linked question ‘double backslash + newline’ collapses to ‘single backslash’ when I hit ‘edit’ Are two manifestations of the same issue, see Community effort in fixing the double ...
David Carlisle's user avatar
5 votes
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Apparent bug when hovering over pagination items of the /users page on the main site

Thanks for reporting. I've just pushed fix to repo and it should be live with next build.
Paweł's user avatar
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5 votes
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In 'choose which badge to track' things spill over the bottom of the pop up window

Thanks for reporting this issue. The problem arose because font the filter tabs use have a wider letter-spacing. Combine that with having the selected filter in bold, and that pushed the input field ...
Hynes's user avatar
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Something messed with my answers backslashes and newlines

The linked question has now been fixed (along with ~11,000 similarly corrupted postings) see Community effort in fixing the double backslashes issue For a summary of how this got fixed in the end.
David Carlisle's user avatar
5 votes
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Problem writing the sequence \@ in inline <code>...</code>-blocks

The markdown backtick syntax does not only the formatting like the HTML <code> block, but it also escapes special characters, so a \ or a < or > have no special meaning. Inside a <code&...
Phelype Oleinik's user avatar
5 votes
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Reputation stats not showing correctly in chat

The chat system is network wide, rather than being site-specific. As such, the reputation you see in chat is the overall value for all network sites.
Joseph Wright's user avatar
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4 votes

Double backslashes disappear from code

I've looked into it and I couldn't find anything specific. The thing is, we don't ever modify markdown w/o recording history. So when you read about rebakes and other stuff we do, those are affecting ...
m0sa's user avatar
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4 votes
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Spurious semicolon

This is now fixed as described on MSE. For most cases it will produce the correct URL. For all cases it won't add a semicolon.
Brian Nickel's user avatar
4 votes

Turn off syntax highlighting? / How can I have tags inside <pre><code>...</code></pre> not being ignored? / Displaying large lists of TeX-tokens?

This answer refers to the first question: I found out: Nowadays you can work only with the tag <!-- language-all: lang-⟨language⟩ -->. The tag <!-- language: lang-⟨language⟩ --> does not ...
Ulrich Diez's user avatar
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3 votes
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Code blocks leak in user profile

It seems that this issue has been fixed.
Display Name's user avatar

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