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The color of links in comments

In the following image, depicting a piece of a comment on MO.se the words «this link» are a link to some URL, yet the styling makes it quite not apparent; the only styling I can see is a ...
Mariano Suárez-Álvarez's user avatar
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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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MathOverflow Weekly Newsletter / Greatest hits from previous weeks

I don't know how many look at the MathOverflow Weekly Newsletter, but these were the "Greatest hits from previous weeks": "Video lectures of mathematics courses available online for free" from Feb ...
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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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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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Did mathcal stop working properly?

Does this question Basic algebra of $\mathcal{O}_0(\mathfrak{sl}_n(\mathbb{C}))$ — Reference request look like this for anyone else?: Those squares are supposed to be \mathcal{O}'s. As far as I can ...
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Watched tags highlighting lost

On both Chrome Version 91.0.4472.77 and Safari Version 14.1.1 running on MacOS 10.15.7, I've lost the color-highlighting of front-page Top Questions in my Watched Tags list. Is this just my problem, ...
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MathJax in suggested edits

Pages like https://mathoverflow.net/review/suggested-edits/1435 display suggested edits for review. The original and edited versions are displayed in parallel columns with the differences highlighted....
Neil Strickland's user avatar
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Wrong message for closing questions as off-topic

I was just reviewing the queue for closing votes, and I noticed that the message displayed in the options for closing as off-topic was: off-topic because... This question does not appear to be ...
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Where is the off switch for the concurrent preview now?

I feel like an idiot but I cannot find it. Meanwhile, if the post is long and has a lot of LaTeX formulae in it, and the connection is imperfect, the wysiwyg regime is a non-stop fight. I figured out ...
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Some but not all LaTeX rendering correctly on tools page

Users with sufficiently high reputation have access to a "tools" page, which I like a lot. However, sometimes I find that the $\rm\TeX$ doesn't render properly. What is particularly puzzling ...
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Icon for citation helper

On the main MathOverflow site (and also on math.stackexchange) the icon for the citation helper, which used to look as below, has recently confusingly changed to a "B", identical to the icon at the ...
Jeremy Rickard's user avatar
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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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TeX sometimes displays incorrectly on search pages

When I type a search into the search box, sometimes the list of questions returned contains incorrectly handled TeX (of the sort that once was common all over the place here). Here is an example: ...
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why can't I link in a question?

I attempted to edit the question wrapping M5-branes on a Riemann surface so that it reads as follows: (begin edit) AdS/CFT gives us a way to use geometry to study field theory! I am trying to wrap ...
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Diamond moderator symbols and old posts

This question, or rather, (vague) feature-request is not specific to MO; however I leave it to more experienced (and with better skill in writing English) users to possibly ask it elsewhere. ...
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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 ...
Jeremy Rickard's user avatar
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Google Chrome not rendering Latex in browser

I have seen a solution to this problem for Firefox, but assume it is not the same for Chrome. This just started happening recently, and I have no idea how to fix it! Any mathematical typesetting on ...
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Minor graphic glitch

Every time I see this I cringe a little: For comparison, the corresponding thingie in math.se always has the numbers centered in the circle.
Mariano Suárez-Álvarez's user avatar
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Typography on login page

It needs some love: line spacing is off, alignment is off and a title overlaps with the input boxes.
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The citation helper picks up a backlink to an MO answer when a DOI link is unavailable

In the citation helper, I searched for "Lectures on the approach to Iwasawa theory for Hasse-Weil L-functions via BdR". The unique result that shows up is the following (I've only edited two ...
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Platform-wide suspenson but not on MO?

At this closed question the user seems to be playing ignorant, but I looked at their network profile and some of the other StackExchange sites, and there is a prominent banner This account is ...
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Nominate bountied question for closure

Bountied questions cannot be closed: this prompted this meta-MO question. In the answer to that question, the reasons for this feature are explained (closure would shorten the bounty period, possibly ...
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Receiving a badge for an answer before providing the answer

I just noticed that I appear to have received two 'necromancer' badges before I even gave the corresponding answers: for instance, compare the dates on the list of badges with the date on this answer. ...
Ricardo Andrade's user avatar
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Weird display of results from search

The results from this search don't seem to display properly. I'm assuming that it is not restricted to this search alone. Added later: I have included a screenshot below. What I'm referring to is the ...
Michael Albanese's user avatar
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Math Overflow not available as a chat parent user

I was configuring the Teacher's Lounge ping for MO when I realized that currently, the option to change chat parent user to MO is not available. Could this be added? Also, superpings don't seem to ...
Manishearth's user avatar
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Long display style formulae extend too much to the right with some renderers

In the following screen capture, take a look at the region delimited by the red rectangle: notice how it extends too much to the right, such that a part of it becomes hidden by the yellow page element....
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Can't submit edit review

I was prompted to review some edits with the little dot in the upper right hand corner, but when I went to do my editorial duty I found that only the 'skip' button was clickable: I tried selecting ...
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Dollar sign in image title works in preview, but not in actual post

I was just trying to clean up Understanding why $\pi_{3}(N) = \mathbb{Z}_{(2n, n^2)}$? , which was originally almost entirely cut-and-pasted images without any alternate text. For the first image, I ...
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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 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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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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MathJax in edited question title gets badly mis-parsed in diff view

A recent question received an edit to its MathJax, including in the title. Viewing the diff in the edit history, the edited MathJax in the title gets very badly mis-parsed in the diff view, as shown ...
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Limits on overflowed integrals are too far away from the integral sign

I edited Multiplying divergent integrals using Hardy fields approach to put equations clearly meant to be displayed in display mode. Once I did so, one of the equations exhibited very strange spacing,...
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Occasionally reproducible bug with macro definitions in a draft post affecting macro use in comments

In the course of a discussion involving using MathJax to re-define macros, I couldn't recall if MathJax obeys a \newcommand for an already-defined macro, and so ...
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Is anybody else not seeing comments on their iPhone?

Starting last night I can no longer see comments when using the site on my iPhone, nor can I comment. Things are fine on my iPad just not my iPhone. I am wondering if anybody else has ever had this ...
Benjamin Steinberg's user avatar
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Preview failing to parse double backslash in large matrices?

A couple of times now, I've been entering a large matrix here or on math.SE and, in the preview window, all the rows appear on a single line. Once the question posts, it displays correctly. I most ...
David E Speyer's user avatar
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Garbled MathJax in a link to a question with MathJax in the title

The following occurs on my activity page: The question it links to is Is there an explicit expression for Chebyshev polynomials modulo $x^r-1$? and it seems that the MathJax in the end somehow got ...
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Wrong rendering in narrow width in Safari

When I view the front page right now in Safari, I see: Notice that the question mark, which the poster properly placed at the end of the equation (see the question (before another edit removed the ...
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Why is community bulletin no longer shown on MathOverflow?

Community bulletin is a block displayed in the top right part of the site which shows some of the questions on meta (and sometimes also some other stuff). It is useful, because it attracts attention ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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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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Where is the canonical place to submit Mathjax bug reports?

For example, here is an issue I've been having with Chrome on a Nexus tablet.
Peter McNamara's user avatar
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Navigation tab position bug on tag pages for tags that have featured questions

When there are featured questions for a tag, the inclusion of the "featured" tab in the header cause the tabs to flow out of position. (I'm using Chrome 34.0.1847.131 and Firefox 29.0.1 ...
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Cannot "Mark all as read" under very specific circumstances

This might deserve to be closed; it seems to be a bug, but a very, very minor one. The conditions under which I observed it were rather specific. I'm not sure which of the conditions were important, ...
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In Safari on macOS, a numbered list beginning with a displayed equation swallows the number

This bug report did not originally mention the platform and the renderer. I originally put them at the end, but it occurs to me that they're more useful up front. Thanks to @DavidRoberts and @...
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AMScd columns not aligning

The code \require{AMScd}\begin{CD} 0 @>>> \mathbf D(C) \\ 0 @>>> M \end{CD} produces $$\require{AMScd}\begin{CD} 0 @>>> \mathbf D(C) \\ ...
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Weird site URLs

If I go to MathOverflow from another SE site by clicking on the link in “Your Communities” under the right-most menu on the top-bar, I do not end up with the usual ...
Emil Jeřábek's user avatar
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Math-mode formula in comment breaks incorrectly across lines

In the following comment, both summands should appear before the period: The source for the comment is: ...
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Clicking question author username sends to revision history

This happens with Every mathematician has only a few tricks: the link with the author username leads to the revision history. I checked several other questions, including some cw (this one is cw), ...
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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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