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MathJax render failure in Suggested Edit queue

Now that we have MathJax, people are editing old posts to replace compromises with clear mathematical notation. I just approved an edit to this answer. In the Review Suggested Edits queue, selecting "...
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Community events are not being correctly shown on main (but are on meta)

Last night I posted a new blog post and created the corresponding community event. It shows up correctly on meta: However, the new event is missing on main: Note: Since posting this question, the ...
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What's wrong with printing in Worldbuilding

It seems that there is something wrong with Worldbuilding's CSS styles for print media or other configurations that prevents pages to be printed (either on a paper or to a PDF) correctly. When ...
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What's in the newsletter, exactly?

The newsletter ad has some problems; you can't read what it's about: unless you select the text: Only Worldbuilding seems to have this problem; I checked a couple of other sites (e.g. Puzzling) ...
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Visited questions on main are indistinguishable from unvisited ones

Quick, tell me which of these questions I've clicked on: That screen shot was taken in Safari, a browser in which I have done zero customization. (I keep it around just for tests like this.) I see ...
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Tag Wiki Edits not Showing

I recently made an edit to the "fantasy-based" tab. The edit shows up in the history of the tag wiki. But if I visit the tag wiki page it doesn't show anything there. Robert Cartaino approved the tag ...
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Escaped apostrophe in notifications

The badge notification seems to have an encoded apostrophe in it. Interestingly the notification of reputation change for the same question doesn't seem to have a problem. I've seen this on safari ...
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What's with the occasional hidden ad?

As you can see in the above screenshot there is an ad-services add in the corner of the screen. While I recognize that I have a dark extension (which is why I saw it), the ad is still present in the ...
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Strange bug with the background art while writing a question

This is weird. While posting a question of mine today, I noticed the background "flickering" as I repeatedly typed and removed a space from the markdown for a bullet point. Without the space after ...
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So I'm a moderator now?

Just... what? Here's a recent answer of mine: And here's my profile at the moment: Ok... but the problem here is no other mod capabilities appear to be available to me. No tools, for example. And ...
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We're suddenly very popular

We appear to have gained celebrity status over the past few hours, and are now receiving over 20 million visits per day. According to the Site Stats readout on the side of the page, anyway. Area 51 ...
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Robot bleeds into non-maximized page

I was visiting the site and noticed a weird blur along the left margin. Turns out this is apparently the robot's shadow, which somehow ends up being rendered on the page even when I can't see the ...
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Worldbuilding SE running slowly/choppy scrolling?

Recently I've started browsing Worldbuilding SE again. I've noticed that on my browser of choice (Safari), it runs at a very choppy pace compared to other sites in the Stack Exchange network such as ...
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Worldbuilding doesn't show up in the "StackExchange" dropdown on my browser anymore

Is there something wrong with my browser settings? I can't find it in the search bar. I had to go over to the proposal in Area 51 to find it. EDIT: As you can see; when I put "world" in the search ...
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Who edited my comment? Why?

On Jason FB's answer here, I posted a comment saying This does not provide an answer to the question. However, it was recently edited to This does not provide an answer to the question. To ...
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Why is my score being capped at 194 (not 200) today?

https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/users/885/jdługosz?tab=reputation&sort=post&StartDate=2016-11-23%2022:56:03Z I see recent votes having no points, but the day’s score is 194, not 200. ...
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Site background image flicker

While scrolling up/down a page, the background image no longer flows smoothly like it used to. At least, I thought it used to. The image to the left, of the robot and the person with the long hair ...
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Bug: Medal selection overlapped by tabs on user page

Earned a new badge today on Meta, but noticed that the option bar (is that the right term?) to select the next badge is partially hidden by the category tabs. Currently on Windows 10 using Chrome v. ...
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Flags declined in the last 7 days...not?

So, I was going about my business on Worldbuilding today, when I tried to flag a post and found myself under a flag ban. While I was under a flag-ban previously, it had expired a few days earlier. I ...
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Bounty reason isn't showing up

A couple days ago, I started a bounty on this question, selecting the reason "Authoritative reference needed". I didn't add any supplementary text; I felt that the default wording said enough. When I ...
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Help me get on to Area 51

I got an Area 51 account on Oct 22 last year, but since Feb 25 this year, I haven't been able to log in. When I attempt to log in I see an error like: Unable to log in with your OpenID provider: ...
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When the system prunes community events, why doesn't it prune the oldest? [duplicate]

We use community events to promote new blog posts. Because we've had a lot of activity lately (yay!), we're sometimes showing three events at a time. (I run each event for around a week, so there's ...
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Is there a reasonable limit on the number of times questions & answers can be reviewed?

While going through the review today I found a question first posted over two years ago being reviewed and an answer to a question that, I believe, had been reviewed previously. The question is What ...
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Can't vote any more

The vote buttons are dead pictures and don't react, though the middle "show votes" still works. The flag and up buttons on comments are similarly affected, though they show up after touching the ...
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Long names break formatting in the badge list

I was scrolling through the list of awarded Revival badges out of curiosity and noticed something a bit strange: It appears that users with long names cause their user profiles (and the date the ...
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Notification drop down not counting all votes

It seems that it's missing a couple, this matched the app output as well. Though the main reputation gain tab is getting them all.
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There is a wrapping bug for tag feed links

At the bottom of this page, I see the following: The blue words should really be "recently active technological-development feed", and the text should wrap. A similar effect shows up here for hard-...
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one of my badge vanished

Yesterday I asked my fifth question. Today when checking my profile I was told I got the badge "curious". I clicked ok and to track the next one, but the badge is not showing among the ones I got nor ...
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Something Weird is Happening with Reputation

In my time using this site, I have noticed that when I have more than 200 earned reputation from upvotes, that I instead get only 200. I already know that this is by design, so this is not an issue. I ...
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Links not formatting properly when there are 9+ of them

There is a question (this one) with some links that don't show well-formatted. They are all formatted using the same structure: ...
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My recently asked question does not show up on the active page

What could make a species evolve downward facing ears? This question does not appear on the active page of Worldbuilding.SE. It does not disappear completely and can still be accessed from here when ...
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Should tags biology, biochemistry, anatomy, and life be consolidated?

biology biochemistry life anatomy The Life tag does not currently have any wiki entry. Same with Anatomy. Should these perhaps be consolidated with "biology"? When I was looking at what to ...
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How could "Would normal people accept a path of immortality given the following, specific restrictions?" be answered, given that it was on hold?

I saw Would normal people accept a path of immortality given the following, specific restrictions? bumped to the top of the front page as "answered" despite being "on hold", so got curious. I got ...
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Sandbox ad on right side of screen doesn't use HTTPS

I recently saw this ad on Worldbuilding: I hovered over it and saw that this is the link it goes to: ...
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There is a missing link in the blog side panel of the questions page

On the questions page in the side panel for the blog this link "How You Can Use the New Stack Overflow Bot from Microsoft" leads to a page not found error The link in question has now disappeared ...
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How can one's Year Reputation be greater than Total Reputation?

http://stackexchange.com/leagues/327/year/worldbuilding/2016-01-01/17179#17179 At the moment, user fi12 who has been a member for 4 months has a Total of 1675 (lagged from his live value of 1680) and ...
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The page background lags my laptop

I must not be the only person who experiences this. When scrolling down or up there is a noticeable frame-rate drop. What is intended to be smooth ends up been jerky and my processor tries to figure ...
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Links to chat have disappeared from main?

I have noticed in the last week or two, though I am not totally sure about the timeline, that the links to chat in the right hand navigation pane of the main site have vanished. They used to be ...
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Large Hot Network Questions icon is the old one

The "icon-48.png" that's used on the full Hot Network Questions page still has the old design. I tried clearing my cache. I am on latest chrome, 50.0.2661.102 m.
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Why Was the Explainer Badge Not Awarded?

Okay, what am I missing? For the Explainer badge I need: Edit and answer 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0) For How can you use an army of dimunitive soldiers effectively? ...
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"Page down" stops working after editing

OS: Windows 10 Browser: Firefox v. 68.4.1esr (32-bit) Problem: After editing a post, the "Page Down" key becomes unresponsive. After pressing the "Esc" key, the use of the "Page Down" key produces a ...
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Why does flagging as "too broad" also count as "duplicate"?

I flagged a question as "too broad". Then I realized the author had previously posted the same question and decided to change my flag to "duplicate". I retracted the "broad" flag, but the user ...
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Design bug in flag dialog

Finally, a bug that seems reproducible. When opening the flag dialog in Chrome for iOS (iPad, not iPhone - iOS version 8.3 - Chrome 43.0.2357.56, 32-bit), the "moderator intervention" reason text box ...
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This unanswered question isn't so unanswered

This question has an odd history: Asked on Physics Copied by another user into a new, separate question on Worldbuilding (which was subsequently answered) Migrated to Worldbuilding Closed as a ...
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How can I cancel an up-vote or down-vote?

I inadvertently up-voted the wrong answer (it happened because of scrolling). The answer now had a total of 1 vote (mine). To cancel my upvote, I clicked down-vote. Unexpectedly the question now had a ...
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What happened to my comment to the question about merfolks' handling of their dead?

I was looking at this question, when it was put on hold. It was formulated badly and so put on hold. I made a comment about the expected question and answered the question in my comment, since there ...
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Votes remaining for deleting a question is (probably) wrong

In this answer Michael Kjörling told us that a question that is not well received requires three votes to be deleted. That answer was to a question about why the question the OP voted to delete was ...
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some of the answer text is smashed together in my question need help

in my question in here one of the answer is merged or smashed together to the point i cant read it, is there a way to fix this? iam not sure this place is the correct place nor the word i use is ...
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Tags: global-warming undefined... consolidate or leave separate?

These tags are defined: climate seasons This one is not: global-warming Should the tag have its definition filled in? Or should it be made a synonym of one of the other two tags? I believe it should ...
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Unanswered questions that are already answered

This question some time ago flagged something that now seems to happen a lot. When I go to the "unanswered" tab, I spot 6 questions that have answers. That doesn't seem right. And some of those ...