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Could we change the color of the accepted answer check for color blind people?

So I just figured out that stack exchange exists like 2 months ago and I am now just getting active in the wonderful world of cross validated and its great. One thing I came across just now is I ...
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Links to review history on the election page are broken

On the election page there is a link "review history" under each nomination. It's supposed to display the list of nominee's reviews, but it does not. The reason is a recent tweak of user profile pages:...
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Misleading link about MathJax help

The online help of Cross Validated contains the following part at the LaTeX section: "Learn more: MathJax help." Problem is, the link leads to a site about TeX, not MathJax. This is not really ...
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Accessibility and site design — acceptance tick and colour blindness [duplicate]

A user, @ran2, commented on this question/answer that they found it difficult to determine that they had accepted an answer because of their colour blindness and the choice of colour for the accepted-...
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Why are there 500+ entries in the Late Answers queue?

On inspection, it looks like many "late answers" from years ago have been added to the review queue. Is this a change to, or an error in, the algorithms that select which answers get added to the ...
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TeX display problem

Sometimes maths seems to have strange and squashed spacing, but the problem is intermittent. For example, this is what Fitting a fixed, exponential relationship between categories with categorical ...
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A ghost wiki excerpt after tag merge

My understanding was that when a tag B is made a synonym of tag A and merged with it, then if B had any tag wiki excerpt it would not be visible anywhere anymore. However, this apparently did not ...
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How to unvote on comments?

Occasionally I mistakenly upvote a comment. There seems to be no way to undo this action. Is this a bug? A feature? My missing something?
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Error in the suggested edits review queue

For some time now I've had problems with rejecting suggested edits in the suggested edits review queue. Usually the majority of edits is actually an improvement but when the exceptions occur the ...
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What's wrong with hats, i.e. $\hat \beta$?

Why are the hats in $\hat \beta$ off centered?
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“Upcoming events” side box lists the wrong election end date

The side box that appears on every page currently displays that our moderator election ends in just under a day: However, the election page states that we have about 8 days left: My guess is that ...
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MathML displays square roots of fractions incorrectly

I had set my preferences to use MathML, but I've just realised it fails to display square root of fractions correctly. With MathML, $$\sqrt{\frac{n-2}{1-r^2}}$$ looks almost the same as $$\frac{ \...
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Why did this edit go through the review queue?

Yesterday, the author of: Volume representation of ring distribution (cylindrical coordinates) attempted to edit his own question (edit 4 in the revision history). Instead of going through, the edit ...
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Rendering error: Comments with MathJax syntax errors overflow their boxes

For some reason the rendering of the right hand column of the webpage is overlapping my comments and is preventing me from editing or deleting my post... Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800 Windows XP ...
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“Reviewer” badge cannot be selected as the “Next Badge”

Why aren't the reviewer or steward badges shown or selectable as "next badge" on the user activity page? They are shown among the help-center badges.
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Why am I not notified and my reputation is not increasing when my comment is upvoted?

I had an upvote of a comment but I did not see it, neither in my Inbox nor in reputation. Is it normal? Reputation is less important, compared to not seeing this activity in my Inbox.
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An answer posted 30 seconds after the question was closed; how is it possible?

This question -- SVD for PCA: Why would one standardize the data matrix? -- was closed as a duplicate at 16:59:24 (nine minutes after having been posted). I can swear I saw it closed and without ...
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A space is missing in the design of the opinion-based post notice

It lies before the "If..." sentence.
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Why am I seeing the SE network icons exchanged?

Basically, when visiting profile pages or looking at the HNQs the SE sites icons are exchanged for me. CV appears with SuperUser icon, while Personal Finance & Money (money.SE) appears with the ...
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Problem with log-in and posting when using https://

I am unable to ask questions or post when accessing https://stats.stackexchange.com/. When I attempted to access the meta site it was also not possible for me to log in. Edit: Screenshot: Edit: ...
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Does the bounties page of user profile have a bug? (or am I just especially dense?)

This has been nagging at me a while. I guessed I'd figure out what was going on eventually, but I haven't - I am more puzzled than ever. If it is a bug I could post it to meta.SO* -- but it's more ...
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A question is not displayed in the Linked list, even though it is linked

This question (A): How to write the error term in repeated measures ANOVA in R: Error(subject) vs Error(subject/time) contains a link to this question (B): Specifying the Error() term in repeated ...
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Strange bug when users write two < marks in a row

I noticed a strange bug on this post. It seems that the author wrote n<<N (not as code but as text) and for some reason that cut the post between the two <...
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Blog design is off for monthly view

http://stats.blogoverflow.com/2012/02/ Something is wrong with your layout there:
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Have Latex tables stopped working?

In a range of browsers, I've found that $\LaTeX$ tables no longer seem to work on this site. Neither of these posts display correctly: How to test for a synergistic effect of A & B with ...
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Changes to tag Wiki gone missing

I just edited a previously empty tag Wiki and put a good deal of effort into writing a decent description, providing an example etc. in a reasonable length. I saved it, got the usual "Thanks for the ...
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Matlab syntax highlighting now works on CrossValidated but does not turn on automatically

There has been this feature request on Meta.SE since 2012: Add syntax highlighting for the MATLAB language In May 2016 it was marked as [status-completed] and the following answer was posted by an SE ...
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The Talkative Badge?

I just received notification that I have earned the Talkative Badge for posting 10 messages in Cross Validated chat rooms with one or more of them starred. I can recall only one message that I have ...
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Was Community meant to own this bounty?

There's a bounty that's owned by Community on a question in which the original asker's account seems to be intact. Was the bounty taken out by a second party whose account was deleted, or is this a ...
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What to do about “sounds like spam” error?

I attempted to post a detailed question, focused on conceptual and statistical issues, not coding. The site rejected my post with an unexplained error message that my post looked like spam. I also ...
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Just got an invalid security certificate for meta.stats.SE … what's up?

I normally get to meta.stats.SE by either typing "meta." in the address bar or by clicking a link to meta in the sidebar - which might link to say ...
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Explanation of the Generalist badge

The explanation of the Generalist badge is “Active in many different tags”. This explanation is less clear then the ones of other badges. Especially what does many mean here?
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Should the HTML title of this CrossValidated site still be “Statistical Analysis”?

Is it intentional that the HTML title for the CrossValidated site is "Statistical Analysis"? Or is it a hold-over from the beta name? The HTML title is what determines the browser window title and ...
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Q: Is this a Critic badge bug?

I got Critic badge yesterday, but My user page > Activity > votes > downvote say "you have not cast any votes". It seems strange, so I report it. I have something likely come to mind. After I voted up ...
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How to avoid a quirk in formatted R output?

I just tried to correct the R data.frame output formatting in a question. The markdown looked right: 4 spaces in for each line and a code block appeared. It all ...
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Bug: Character-limit calculation when editing.

I do not have enough reputation to make my own edits. When I try to make an edit, e.g., to a title to clarify it, I get an error that I haven't made a change of at least six characters. It seems that ...
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Merge tags -> Duplicate tags

I recently merged [graphical-techniques] into [data-visualization]. I was expecting this to remove the graphical-techniques tags when the other tag already existed, but instead it added duplicates. ...
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I don't receive notifications

A user sent me several notifications in the comments of this discussion today, but I have not received any notification.
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Double-underlining on linked questions on profile page

If I hover over the upper edge of a question on a profile page, then first one line appears under the hyperlink, and as I move the mouse down, towards the centre of the question, then as the mouse ...
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Reputation for the answer when the questions get merged

This question was cross-posted on math.SE. It got separate answers there and here (by me), both of them were accepted. After the merge, the one from the math.SE is shown to be accepted, but I still ...
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Formatting problem

Sometimes formatting symbols are not recognized immediately after a TeX expression, as in the fourth paragraph here. (This is not the only instance I have encountered. A work-around is to put a ...
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Is this a bug or is there a large lag between the time the grace period ends and the time a bounty is automatically awarded?

Edit: The grace period on this bounty ended around around 7 hours ago with no automatic award per the rule mentioned in the original post so I'm wondering if there is (a) a significant lag between the ...
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Answers appear sorted by date and not by the vote count

When I read the question How to correct outliers once detected for time series data forecasting? the answers are in an unexpected order, based on how the answers appear in StackOverflow. ...
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Bug in displaying the list of review badges

Badges such as "Custodian" (bronze) to "Steward" (gold) are awarded for each of the six review types. However, in browsing the list of users who have been awarded a badge, CV reports the same users in ...
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Can't delete previous comment

Please see my comment here. I am unable to delete it since the X used to delete it overlaps with the Related question links: Is there any way that I can delete the comment?
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First post review queue -bug or new feature?

I flagged a post for "unclear what you're asking". Just a few minutes after, I got the same question on the first post review queue. Before the change on the flag options, the "I am done" button ...
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Chat room is frozen?

Gavin Simpson mentioned to me that he gets the following when trying to post in the "Ten Fold" chat room: I see "This room is frozen; new messages cannot be added." where the message box would ...
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Unnecessary message about MathJax loading

As I understand there were recent changes in SE engine, also MathJax version was updated. Now everytime I visit stats.SE, math.SE a message appears at the top of the page that MathJax is loading. It ...
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Code chunks rendered in too large a font

The font used to render code chunks (whoel paragraphs rather than in-line) is too large, and larger than on say SO. This makes it difficult to insert code chunks from languages such as R in Questions ...
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Firefox 3.6.13 messes up Mathjax

This problem was first reported on Math.SE. I'm bring this to your attention since Stats.SE also uses Mathjax. Basically, the latest build of Firefox version 3.6.13 has a known issue of messing up ...