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Should we have new moderator elections?

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 ...
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Reputation and badges are no longer visible next to the users' names

This is not a mistake. It’s an intentional change to the site that the board and moderators agreed on. We coordinated poorly and did not have a formal announcement ready when the change rolled out; ...
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Kitty can’t fix it — Old questions inaccessible for logged-in users, giving “unexpected error”

Thank you all for reporting and excellent documentation of this issue! We have applied a fix and all the affected pages should now load as expected for logged in users as well as anonymous users. As ...
Amanda Ryman's user avatar
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What is the deal with changes to the front page?

I find the new site basically unusable, and don’t expect to continue much participation here if it stays in its current form. Tim requested more details. The main point is that I can't skim the main ...
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Should we have new moderator elections?

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. ...
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Should we have new moderator elections?

Nope, everything is fine, no need for new elections.
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Reputation and badges are no longer visible next to the users' names

For users with an ad-blocker who want the old behaviour back: it seems adding https://cdn.sstatic.net/Js/webpack-chunks/8844.6aa9de60ac9aca9f14f4.en.js to your ...
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Where did the reputation go?

StackExchange is constantly evolving. Since the script is maintained by the moderators, and we are not notified in advance about these changes, we have no choice but to be reactive. Changes happen, ...
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"[error] I'm a teapot" when trying to add a picture

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 ...
Marc Gravell's user avatar
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Should we have new moderator elections?

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 ...
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Having the MO Mathjax parser recognise \( \) is a regex away

The real issue with using \(...\) as math delimiters is the interaction with StackExchange's Markdown engine, since Markdown uses ...
Davide Cervone's user avatar
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Should we have new moderator elections?

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 ...
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Spoiler mechanism not working

Look at the source code1 - this part has a newline after each word: ! Spoiler with multiple lines - this does not work. But this happens if I put the same text into a single line: Related posts on ...
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Kitty can’t fix it — Old questions inaccessible for logged-in users, giving “unexpected error”

This is not a resolution of the bug, but at least I have found a way around it: If I log out of my account the affected pages all become accessible. If I then log back in I get the "kitty" ...
Carlo Beenakker's user avatar
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Should we have new moderator elections?

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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An error in calculations of percents in reputations?

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.) ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Did ArXiv trackbacks for MathOverflow stop working again since September 29th 2016?

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 ...
Scott Morrison's user avatar
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Did ArXiv trackbacks for MathOverflow stop working again since September 29th 2016?

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 ...
Dilaton's user avatar
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Why is my feature-request not showing on meta?

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 ...
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What is the deal with changes to the front page?

Yup, it's called changes to the post summary and it's currently in the Bulletin (i.e. it's "Featured on Meta"). Apparently my searching skills are quite subpar :). It's a change that ...
Tim Campion's user avatar
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My gravatar has changed

This is because of a change that was made to the process that Stack Exchange used to generate the gravatars. The change was done for security reasons because of a vulnerability that was found in the ...
Henry WH Hack v3.0's user avatar
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TeX bug: \mod and \pmod gone

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 ...
Peter Krautzberger's user avatar
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Text on some buttons has become unrecognizable

Thanks for reporting the issue. This will be fixed with our next production build.
Hynes's user avatar
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Chat page has disappeared

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 ...
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What's going on with badges?

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 ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Reputation for editing deleted questions disappears into memory hole?

If you check the checkbox "show removed posts" on your reputation tab, you should see also the reputation lost when post with your suggested edit was removed. You can check the section "My reputation ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Bug with Marshal badge

This bug was reported yesterday, and is now partially fixed. See: Excavator and Marshal badges are being awarded over and over and Extra number of gold badges appearing in profile. The consensus from ...
jeq's user avatar
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Tabs misaligned

Thanks for sharing this issue. I also noticed the issue today and pushed a fix which is now live on production. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Hynes's user avatar
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Should we have new moderator elections?

Moderators should be changed at regular intervals, neither too frequent nor too infrequent, for the same reasons that department chairs, editors, members of parliament, deans, etc. should be changed ...
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Are "old" questions/answers eligible for badges?

In fact you have received the enlightened and nice answer badges for this post on July 18 2016. You'll have to scroll a bit down or even go to next page. Here is screenshot from your page listing ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar

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