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Questions tagged [bug]

Indicates you've found an erroneous or unexpected behaviour in the system that needs to be fixed.

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I don't like the new design and I am not the only one

MathOverflow isn't some experiment in website design. I knew where everything was and what colour it was meant to be. The tabs are now small and harder to click on. The colours are different shades ...
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i can’t log in the ios app

I can’t login the ios app, how to fix this problem? Neither the overflow nor the exchange.
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Two copies of a question

There are two cases in the last hour of questions which have appeared twice, with both copies appearing pretty much simultaneously: 313547 = 313548 313550 = 313551 Coincidence or bug? EDIT: I ...
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Disabled buttons not visible in /review

When using the review queues, the disabled button has become invisible: For example, this is how it looks like for Stack Overflow: This issue is maybe related to Buttons (white-on-light grey) look ...
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Buttons (white-on-light grey) look like they are inactive

Many buttons on MO currently have white text on a light grey background, like this: (at least on my browser). The text is not very visible, and moreover this color scheme is often used for inactive/...
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Should we have new moderator elections?

Mathoverflow has seven moderators, but many of them seem to be inactive (at least from the point of view of an unprivileged user): for instance, they are not active on meta, and they moderated few ...
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Markdown not rendering in a particular comment

In a recent comment, one occurrence of stars-to-italics ('particular') doesn't render, but one does ('abstract'). This seems to be a bug. Is this the right place to report it? EDIT: Now also ...
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Seems like right margins in answer texts need to be increased

It is a very minor thing but still - it seems that answer texts have zero right margin which shows somehow unpleasantly with colored background of accepted answers: (This is with latest Chrome on ...
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Blocked migration to MathSE

The following MO question Why is $O(n;k)$ not connected, and has four connected components? (revisions/timeline) had the following history had a detailed answer (a) has been closed as off-topic (by ...
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Are “old” questions/answers eligible for badges?

This is a trivia question, the only reason I dare to bring this up is because we have entertained similar curiosities here on Meta about the functioning of MO. An old accepted answer of mine from ...
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Possible bug in migration

Moving back my question to MO I have given link for question as References on Gerbes. This I have done using my computer. Now when I check it from my iPad It is taking me back to meta question. I ...
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Where is the link to Meta from Mathoverflow?

When I go to mathoverflow.net, I don't see any indication on the page about how to get to MathOverflow Meta. (I think it is supposed to be accessible from the "StackExchange" pulldown on the left of ...
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Doubled backslashes in old posts [duplicate]

There is a post from 2013 addressing what appears to be a similar issue, but it is reported as fixed, so I guess it's not exactly the same. I have noticed a few posts recently in which backslashes ...
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LaTeX display of exponential pushed down with respect to baseline

This is hardly important, but ... In an answer, I used the LaTeX O(n \epsilon^{1-d}) to display $O(n \epsilon^{1-d})$, but this is what it looks like to me (in ...
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Help Center “On Topic” first section's header doesn't match the text below it

Current Issue: I was glancing through the help center's articles, and the article's structure on the What topics can I ask about here? page doesn't really make sense and confused me a bit. The first ...
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An error in calculations of percents in reputations?

Looking at the MO reputation league I found that it shows up 1767 screens, all screns but the last one show up 9x4=36 users and the last screen shows 27 users. So totally MO has 1766x36+27=63 603 ...
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Failed to upload image; imgur is rejecting the request | Close

Why would imgur reject an image upload request? Temporary problem, or a problem with the particular image? I've tried several images, all small (<100KB). The error message is not very informative......
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“Add comment” button overflowing

I was leaving a comment on an accepted answer, and I noticed that the "add comment" button was overflowing, as was some of the text of the comments. This appears on several other threads (one, two, ...
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Weird reputation log

One of the "recurring troublemakers" had made a recent appearance, but with reputation of 107 points, something was off, there were no posts and no edits. When I checked the reputation log on their ...
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Disabled button not visible in flag dialog

Since a while, it's possible to retract a flag by opening the flag dialog again and clicking the 'Retract flag' button. Of course, if the flag is already handled, retracting isn't possible. In this ...
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Citation helper and mobile devices

A few days ago I tried to use the citation helper from my mobile phone (Nexus 6p with Firefox and the full site interface), and everything worked just fine. But now I tried to load it, and it kept ...
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Why can't I edit my own deleted questions?

I recently asked a question, thought about it, decided to delete it, and I wanted to add a short note after deleting it explaining why I removed the question. It turns out, I couldn't edit the ...
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MathJax accents in Safari 10.1

Tilde accents, such as $\tilde g$ (typed as \tilde g), seem to be displaying bizarrely, with the tilde to the right of, rather than on top of, the accented symbol, ...
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Using MO in China

I am on a business trip in Beijing and get the following error message when using MO: Question: can that somehow be fixed?
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Is the citation helper broken?

For the last several days I've had no luck using the citation helper. Whenever I attempt to search for anything, although a search seems to be ongoing even letting it sit for minutes doesn't produce ...
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“[error] I'm a teapot” when trying to add a picture

When I tried to add a picture to a new MO question, I got the error in the title. The data size is below 1 MB as a jpg image, but above 3 MB as a png. I noticed however that the image doesn't lie ...
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Did ArXiv trackbacks for MathOverflow stop working again since September 29th 2016?

Did ArXiv trackbacks stop working for MathOverflow, or does the ArXiv server generally suffer from some issues, maybe related to the planned/ongoing modernization of the service? From looking at the ...
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Are there some situations when duplicates are not shown among linked questions?

I was under the impression that if Question A is closed as a duplicate of Question B then they are linked, meaning that if you view Question A then you will see Question B in the sidebar among linked ...
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Spaces in command sequences in old comments?

I've noticed recently, while reading a lot of older comments, that the TeX seems to be broken; for example, a command will appear like '\rbra ce', and so MathJaX complains that it doesn't know the ...
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Monthly reputation counts tab on Users page is wrong

On the user page, if you click on the Month tab, the mouseover says "2016-08-01 to today" but the reputation counts are too high for that period. They seem instead likely related to the past 30 days ...
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Bug with Marshal badge

I don't know exactly what happened, but in the last 7 days I have received twice the Marshal badge (which I had already earned in Apr 13) without raising more than 1500 helpful flags. Now in my ...
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Troubles with math preview: preview of formulas dies on me when writing a question or an answer

In mathoverflow I avoid asking questions and giving answers because the preview of mathematical formulas does not work: in the preview the formulas are shown precisely as I type them, with dollars and ...
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Tabs misaligned

The horizontal line on tabs on the profile page is misaligned: This happens both on the main site, and on meta. The screenshots above are from Firefox 14 on Linux, however, I verified the problem ...
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Text on some buttons has become unrecognizable

Very recently (I think today) the buttons with "Post your answer", "Answer your question" and some others became black, with the text hardly readable. With me it happens on Windows 10 with latest ...
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Should a closed question award “famous” badge?

I'm looking at this question, which got closed as a non-question, and yet did award its author in the "famous question" badge. Technically it passes the 10k views, but I think this is either a plain ...
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Seems to be a (minor) bug with displaying mathjax

Hardly noticeable but I still decided to report it - just noticed: at Find the number of boolean functions of n variable that satisfy the following condition one sees this The second $k$ below is ...
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Strange behaviour when clicking on MathJax in question title

I clicked on $\mathbb{RP}^n\times\mathbb{RP}^n$ in this title Instead of taking me to the question, it stays on the same page but now displays this If I click on $\mathbb{CP}^n$ instead, I go to the ...
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TeX bug: \mod and \pmod gone

It appears that the MO TeX does not understand macros \mod and \pmod any more; it used not to be the case. As a result for many questions the typesetting is broken.
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I can't post comments on first generation iPad

I have a first generation iPad, with OS 5.1.1, and sometimes look at MathOverflow on it, in the Safari web browser. Recently, it seems as though posting comments has stopped working. I type the ...
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Formatting problem

In my answer to When is the closed unit ball in a smaller Banach space closed in a larger Banach space? I wrote the following: > Edit: $Y=Z^*$ does not display correctly when it is in the body ...
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Braces don't render in preview

When I type braces in math mode in a post, like $\{1,2,3\}$, they don't show up in the preview. See the following screen shot. I tried all the different Math ...
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Color of links (both in posts and comments)

I know the issue has been discussed before in the last couple of years (here, here and kind of here), but nothing has been done to solve it, so I thought it would make sense to bring it up again. If ...
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Visited / unvisited links in the questions / answers

I just posted a question and I noticed that unvisited links use a color that is difficult to distinguish ... but visited links are even harder to recognize. See the snapshot below from my Firefox 41....
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New interface - empty rectangles in the reputation column

I've got new interface and I like it, but there is something strange: Some numbers are supposed to be there, right? They are present on other StackExchange sites with this interface
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Image human verification problem

I typed up an answer, and it tells me I have to have a name and a password to post. Apparently my session timed out while I was researching the answer. So I click the "Login" button, and my answer ...
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Long MathJax in comment breaks linewrapping throughout the comment thread

A picture is worth a thousand words; here is what I am talking about, from the comments on this post. By posting a very long formula into MathJax, not only have I caused my own comment to run off the ...
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Mysterious evil scrollbar

While compulsively checking my question, I noticed that a mysterious in-site scrollbar appeared. When I click on the scrollbar, the question disappears and I have to reload! This leads me to believe ...
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Tabs on the front page

It seems someone’s just broke teh CSS ...
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Non-CW answers to CW questions

I have understood that if a question has community wiki (CW) status, then all answers must have it, too. I came across an exception in a question about refereeing. The answers by Chris Woodward and ...
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Reputation graph in Chrome

I just noticed what seems to be a small bug; hopefully this question is not a duplicate. When I go to my user page, under "reputation" there is a timeline which I should be able to manipulate by ...