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This is what I wrote (with slight edits) at the MO chatroom: I guess I should mention that I am often in contact with my fellow moderators, especially when a sticky situation arises that I'm not sure how to handle, I'll want to consult them or get consensus. That kind of behind-the-scenes activity is of course invisible to general users. I think part of the ...


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I asked the SE folks and they promptly fixed the problem, noting that it was due to a simple oversight when rolling out the feature to the rest of the network.


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As of last month or so, the majority of moderators is in favor of holding elections "soon", but the person we chose to get the ball rolling may be occupied with non-MO commitments right now. I (or someone else) will update when we know more.


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Nope, everything is fine, no need for new elections.


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Based on this request, we've updated the link colors using a brighter blue that is more distinguishable from the surrounding text, and tested with a colorblindness simulator (though it's not an exact science and if you are still having issues, let us know). We didn't make the main question link color in the question list the same blue because now that the ...


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The "teapot" error is one of the various responses we return if something looks very suspicious at the http/form level - most likely because of an XSRF check failure. On mathoverflow, this is usually from bots that spend their entire life trying to edit one post (seriously, it is always the same post - I have no idea why, there's nothing particularly unusual ...


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If an event is less than one year old from this calendar year (thanks quid!), the year is not written. I recognize that this is not a convention that is immediately unambiguous to new users. Perhaps we can add a feature request to make everything ISO 8601-compliant.


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This had to do with the citation helper script - mostly with how I implemented the integration with the editor. The fix is being deployed right now.


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Looks like all of the links in your profile were marked with a "nofollow" attribute, which in turn told our engine to stop rendering them as links. This is probably a side-effect of your other site profiles having lower reputation and MathOverflow joining the SE network. ("nofollow"ing links from new-ish accounts is in place to prevent the less scrupulous ...


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I thought the community deserved a little update on the internal moderator discussions on this point. My answer below just speaks for me, but I did run it by the other moderators, and got no objections. It's my attempt to lay out our thinking, so that people have a chance to disagree. Our basic calculation is that moderator elections have the potential to ...


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I think this might be a good idea, even though the current moderators are doing a fine job overall. The last election was now seven years back, and it might be good to have fresh perspectives. Part of my concern is with recent political discussions on MO that have gotten out of hand. I am surprised not to see more moderator engagement with these issues: ...


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A couple I have noticed: using \\, instead of \, splits the line, using \\; instead of \; splits the line, and using \\! instead of \! splits the line. Added later: There have been some instances where people have used \_ instead of _ but I believe all of these have now been fixed. Edit by R. Andrade: Apparently, there are still instances of this issue ...


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This had to do with the citation helper script - mostly with how I implemented the integration with the editor. The fix is being deployed right now.


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I have to admit that I initially got aware of the since September 29th 2016 missing trackbacks for MO, because we at PhysicsOverflow faced the same issue. Now I am happy to report that our system developer resolved the issue after learning from communications with the ArXiv that they changed the protocol for trackbacks from http:// to https://, and now uses ...


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I've updated the MathOverflow script to use https, and set it to re-run on posts modified since September 29. Thanks for the notification of the problem, and the solution from @Dilaton.


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If you click on the number "0.0x%", the links gets you to reputation league for MathOverflow. (The link given in the question is actually list of the registered users and not the reputation league.) As far as I know, only users from reputation leagues count for the purpose of these statistics. (That means that cut-off is at 200 reputation points. Notice the ...


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I don’t have a strong opinion in the matter, but I’m curious how many upvotes an answer that said “Nope, everything is fine, no need for new elections” would get.


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It doesn't show on the homepage, but you can find it via the list of questions. This is status-bydesign; questions with a score of -4 or lower on the main site and -8 or lower on the meta site are hidden from the homepage. Reference: Meta sites' front pages should not hide questions with very low scores on Meta Stack Exchange


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This is an artifact of some fail-over testing we did during the weekend. Sorry about the noise, this should be cleared up for everyone by now. For those that don't know, we have redundant data centers, data replicates between them. If something happens in the US East, we can (very quickly) come back up in Oregon, without anyone losing anything they've ...


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Fixed the phrasing as suggested, as the score for answers is calculated from non-wiki answers - the wiki status of the question they are on is not relevant. With you in the next build (rev 2013.9.26.1037).


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MathJax v2.6 was released on Dec 30, close to the OP. These updates can lead to errors if a browser cache contains a mix of MathJax components with different versions. In that case, clearing the browser cache from all things MathJax (and for some browsers, additionally restarting the browser) should help.


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Thanks for reporting the issue. This will be fixed with our next production build.


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That room was deleted, since it contained less than 15 messages, see this FAQ. I used my chat superpowers to undelete it, although it is bizarre that this happens for rooms created from comments. I've added two messages, so that this won't happen again. There seems to be a feature request to make this not happen, but apparently it is a sufficiently rare ...


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Because of the notifications, I happened to notice earlier today that my bronze badge count showed 1030, but now it shows 918. There is a recent announcement about change of logic how the publicity badges (Announcer, Booster, Publicist). are counted: Missing publicist badge? That is the reason why many people received Announcer badges recently. Concerning ...


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I think that trackback notification should be working again. Can someone find a suitable arXiv link to add, then wait an hour and check http://arxiv.org/tb/recent to see if it comes through? I haven't yet done anything about arXiv links posted between the migration and now, but that should be relatively easy now.


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Fixed in next build, watch for rev DATE.1177.


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Sorry about that. We accidentally pushed a set of changes earlier that wasn't meant to go public just yet. The change has been reverted, and things should be back to normal.


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