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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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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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"[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 ...
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Color of links (both in posts and comments)

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 ...
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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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Braces don't render in preview

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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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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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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Formatting problem

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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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.) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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.
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Notification doesn't go away

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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Tabs on the front page

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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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 ...
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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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Why I am not allowed to answer protected questions?

It seems that the bounty you offered adds $-100$ to what counts as "reputation earned on this site" for the purpose of answering protected questions. At least, that is my understanding based ...
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