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Should we blacklist or delete the "research" tag?

This tag already has 23 questions using it, and from the list it is clear that the usage is essentially random, with no coherent unifying themes. The only noticeable exception is that a substantial ...
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Filtering out the Autobiographer badge from "Recent Badges"

UPDATE: We've blocked Autobiographer from appearing in the recent badges list network-wide so I've removed the general block of bronze badges described below. For more information on the changes that ...
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Can we make the cite link bigger?

After letting this slip through the cracks for a couple of years, I'm pleased say we've implemented Scott Morrison's solution: (Ignore the "mod" link if you aren't a moderator.) We did talk about ...
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I fixed my question. Can it please be taken off hold now?

Although the question at MO has been reopened, the meta post is not completely moot: let me remind users that there is a meta thread dedicated to the requests for reopening: Requests for reopen and ...
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Should we blacklist or delete the "research" tag?

Suggestion: Burninate the tag research (rather than remove it manually). Burnination means that the tag is removed from all questions without any bumping. (Pointers to more detailed information about ...
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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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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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What should the modal window for first-time askers say?

The new Custom Ask Advice that is shown to new users is now live. Here is what it looks like right now on the site:
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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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Customize the modal window for the first-time askers

Let me give some initial suggestion. (I hope that somebody proposes a better version - seeing many well-written posts both on main and on meta, clearly many MO users are able to do so.) I have tried ...
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What should the modal window for first-time askers say?

Vote up / down if you would / would not prefer to add to Martin Sleziak's proposal some language about cross-posting. Voting for this change does not preclude voting for any other change as well; we ...
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Could there be a warning when a new tag is created?

I have just received a message from the Stack Overflow Team that the Warning pop-up for new tags has been enabled.
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Request for help with javascript for the citation search feature

As an example, the first result here contains the JSON { "results": [ { "pagination": "266-278", "links": [ "http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jsl.2013.12" ], "title": ...
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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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Trouble with tea?

Fixed, sorry. I broke something while making the demo archiving service accessible.
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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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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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Customize the modal window for the first-time askers

We used to have a page about how to ask a question on MO back on MO 1.0 that was quite good. The current one is kinda crap. I would suggest bringing back the old text explaining how to ask a ...
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What should the modal window for first-time askers say?

Vote up / down if you think Martin Sleziak's proposal should / should not be modified to use the phrase "research-level mathematics" rather than "mathematics at graduate level or higher&...
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Reputation displays after an edit even if opted out

We rolled out the fix. Thank you for noticing that bug.
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Should we blacklist or delete the "research" tag?

The tag has been blocked and can no longer be used. I leave removing the 40 tags from the existing questions - "burninating" - to you all. Please do look at the guide to how to burninate. It'...
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Spaces in command sequences in old comments?

There was an issue with the way we render comments. This has been fixed now, please double check and let me know if you find anything. More information here
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Request for help with javascript for the citation search feature

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MathJax accents in Safari 10.1

The problem was introduced in the upgrade from Safari 10.0.3 (OSX 10.12.3) to Safari 10.1 (OSX 10.12.4), so I would think it unrelated to the switch in MathJax hosting. It seems to be an issue with ...
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Customize the modal window for the first-time askers

I'd add that the current help page on "What topics can I ask around here?" probably isn't helping. After the bolded phrase mathematical questions related to current research in mathematics ...
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Customize the modal window for the first-time askers

Perhaps the following ideas are outside the scope or the original question. But in an ideal world, I think it would be useful to make the question editing window a bit more interactive for first time ...
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"Offline for maintenance" error message shows incorrect site name

I have just written a message to the Stack Exchange Team, and asked them to respond to this here. History has shown that this could take at least a few days.
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