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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 [duplicate]

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 ...
Tamas Ferenci's user avatar
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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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A space is missing in the design of the opinion-based post notice

It lies before the "If..." sentence.
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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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System is systematically changing URLs in many of my posts

Many of my posts which have links to blog articles such as https://fharrell.com/post/po are having the URLs systematically changed to http://www.fharrell.com/p/blog-page.html which is not even a valid ...
Frank Harrell's user avatar
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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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Blog design is off for monthly view

http://stats.blogoverflow.com/2012/02/ Something is wrong with your layout there:
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Issues with syntax highlighting (r tag)

I've noticed that there seem to be issues with the syntax highlighting. Take this recent post as an example: Clearly, the question is tagged r. Thus, R syntax highlighting should be applied. However, ...
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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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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 ...
Dilip Sarwate's user avatar
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1 answer
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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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Improve "Similar questions" results when writing a question

I've noticed recently that when I write a new question such as this one, the "Similar questions" box just above the Body text entry box shows results that are similar, but they're similar ...
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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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Bug: MathJax/LaTeX mathbb font in array

I recently answered a question using the following code ...
Henry's user avatar
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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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First Questions Review Queue: Flagging a Question Does Not Advance the Actions or Move to Next Item

In the new First Questions Review Queue, if I flag a question, say, as needing clarification, in my opinion the Actions box should have a button saying "I'm done" or the entire screen should ...
Adrian Keister's user avatar
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1 answer
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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 ...
cuttlefish44's user avatar
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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 ...
conjugateprior's user avatar
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1 answer
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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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Why is this question marked as unanswered?

This question is on the list of unanswered questions, even though it has an answer that has many upvotes (including, now, mine). Am I missing something or is this a bug of some kind? EDIT Here is a ...
Peter Flom's user avatar
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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.
Stéphane Laurent's user avatar
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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 ...
mpiktas's user avatar
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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 ...
whuber's user avatar
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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 ...
Macro's user avatar
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Disappearing questions?

A few hours ago, I posted a comment and an answer to a question (deleted questions are only visible for users with enough rep). Someone had found a nonstandard parameterization of the negative ...
Stephan Kolassa's user avatar
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1 answer
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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. ...
user avatar
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1 answer
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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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