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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
17 votes

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 ...
Dmitri Pavlov's user avatar
15 votes
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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 ...
Catija's user avatar
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14 votes

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 ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
12 votes

"[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
10 votes

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:
Yaakov Ellis's user avatar
9 votes

Updated: Is it time to replace links to the UCDavis arXiv frontend?

As of 29 March 2022, I claim all the links in questions and answers to front.math.ucdavis.edu that predate April 2007, when the arXiv moved to the new, uniform ...
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9 votes

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
8 votes
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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.
Todd Trimble's user avatar
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8 votes

Updated: Is it time to replace links to the UCDavis arXiv frontend?

I've reviewed your request and - while I'd generally want to say "yes, we can do this" - in this case, I'm sorry to say that I don't think it will be possible - at least, not without some ...
Catija's user avatar
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7 votes

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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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 ...
Tim Campion's user avatar
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7 votes

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 ...
Harry Gindi's user avatar
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7 votes

Updated: Is it time to replace links to the UCDavis arXiv frontend?

As some of you may have noticed, I have a script which repairs broken links / images, with some more options than the mass-replacement tool available to Stack Exchange staff. It can do all kinds of ...
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7 votes

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": ...
Scott Morrison's user avatar
7 votes
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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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6 votes
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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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6 votes
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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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6 votes

Updated: Is it time to replace links to the UCDavis arXiv frontend?

At this moment, it is unclear whether a project like this should be done. (After all, until we heard from people running the arXiv frontend, we still should count as a possibility that it will be ...
6 votes

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 ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
6 votes
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Updated: Is it time to replace links to the UCDavis arXiv frontend?

Thanks for raising this one to our attention. We've now executed the requested changes on Math Overflow. However, it looks like, given the work y'all put in, this change set is relatively issue-free, ...
Slate's user avatar
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6 votes
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Reputation displays after an edit even if opted out

We rolled out the fix. Thank you for noticing that bug.
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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5 votes

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'...
Catija's user avatar
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5 votes
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Reputation number not visible on main page

2 August, 2022 update: We have implemented a fix, finally. Hopefully this will survive any UI redesign in the near future. Yes. I noticed that as soon as the front page changes were happening, but ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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4 votes
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What should the modal window for first-time askers say?

Okay, after several days with no further substantive discussion on this question, it appears that both changes which I suggested as answers are supported by the community. After tinkering with a ...
Tim Campion's user avatar
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4 votes

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 ...
Igor Khavkine's user avatar
4 votes
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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
Sklivvz's user avatar
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4 votes
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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 ...
Carlo Beenakker's user avatar
4 votes

Request for help with javascript for the citation search feature

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Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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