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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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Unexpected reset of the daily login count (towards Enthusiast badge)

I am logging into the site everyday, for the "Enthusiast", without fail. However today the login count was reset from 22 to 1 ! What should I do? EDIT While going through the activity log and votes ...
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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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"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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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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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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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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40 votes won't trigger the Vox Populi badge

In my profile I can see the following track of the vox populi badge: However, if I want to vote a question, I get the message: Is there sort of a restriction to this badge?
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Failure in CV to account for upvotes

I received two upvotes and an answer check on a response to an OPs question but the CV system failed to register them. Here is a link to this: Text to read to prepare for course in advanced data ...
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Comments that are actually answers

Related discussion on Meta.SO. Is there some kind of way that comments that are in fact answers to questions be moved from a comment section into the answer section? Ideally the user who asks the ...
2 votes
1 answer
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Problem with the Mortarboard badge?

I had got a reputation of 225 (200+) on a day, but wasn't awarded the Mortarboard badge. So, just wanted to know whether the badge is still active or is the explanation of the badge wrong; so that it ...
9 votes
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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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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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Is there any rhyme or reason in how the tags are ordered?

If I edit a question to add tags, when the question is re-posted, the tags are shuffled from the order in which they had appeared. Is there some principle that governs the resulting order? I can't ...
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Issue with accept answer after it turns to community wiki?

I just attempted to change my favored answer to a new reply here and I got 2 points reduced reputation as not having an answer accepted. The context is that the answer was accepted before it turned to ...
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Copying code blocks in Windows

Recently when I copy code blocks from answers and questions, the end of line characters are not being copied too. This means that everything is copied in one line, and this can cause problems when ...
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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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Fix "transfromation" typo in tag synonym

The "transfromation" synonym should be "transformation". That's just a typo, although it may have been lurking for a while. (I can't see a way to suggest an edit, except this one.)
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Could 'r' tag be displayed as a capital 'R'?

Is there any chance of making the 'r' tage display as 'R'? I think it would make its meaning clearer. Must confuse newbies.
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1 answer
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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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Maybe it is time to change the rule to delete rep votes when users are removed

Last night I lost 125 rep points because a user was removed. I suspect that other users of CV also lost many point because of this, particularly the high rep users. This is very unfair. A few days ...
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Seeing answers while editing question

I have seem this in other boards systems (although this is not actually a board). Maybe it would be helpful to offer a list of the previous answers so you can read what was stated while editing? I ...
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1 answer
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Can we have a self-study tag?

There are lots of good questions on CV asking for references for self study, or for methods of learning, or other self study resources (a search for ...
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Is it possible to subscribe to a specific user's answers?

I appreciate the ability to subscribe to tags that are of interest to me, and I would similarly like the ability to subscribe to answers from a specific user. Without naming names, I have noticed that ...
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Will there ever be a "random" or "surprise me" button?

I'm learning everything I can about statistics and would love to have a "surprise me" button that would jump to a random question. (And of course, an easily-reachable "surprise me" button on that page,...
2 votes
1 answer
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Copy formula from a comment

When replying to a question it's often useful to copy the $\LaTeX$ source of formulas in it by pressing the edit button and cp&p from the source text. (And eventually modify them in the answer.) ...
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Can we have the option of making a question CW but let the answers be non-CW?

This feature is needed on Polystats projects that we are starting on stats.stackexchange.com. See these threads for what they are: What should be our first Polystats project? and How about starting a ...
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Can we have a "belongs on [any se site]" option

Is there a possibility to close a question with a reason "belong on [some site]" where some site is replaced by any stack exchange site like math.stackexchange.com or stackoverflow.com I would ...
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Links to questions asked, answered or commented on?

As the site becomes bigger it's reasonable to suppose that contributors will have asked, answered or commented on various questions scattered all over the site. It would be nice if there could some ...
4 votes
1 answer
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Prompting to accept an answer

In SO, if you don't accept an answer after a few days, then the following phrase appears above the question: Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question? Is ...
2 votes
2 answers
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Preview of latex formulas not working?

I tried to edit this question to reflow the formula, and noticed that MathJax stopped rendering the latex code in preview window. I use Google Chrome 10 on Mac OS X 10.6.6 Also why does this valid ...
2 votes
4 answers
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Fonts too bold after recent MathJax upgrade?

This is not an actual bug, so I am tagging it as a feature-request, but after MathJax upgrade, all the fonts look more bold for me, as if too much antialiasing were applied. This happens both in ...
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1 answer
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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{ \...
4 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
8 votes
1 answer
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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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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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LaTeX display problem on iPad

I sometimes browse the site on an iPad (16GB no 3G) using Safari and have noticed that many of the LaTeX equations are not rendered properly on stats.SE but are on other sites including the MathJax ...
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1 answer
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The 404 not found image is not unique

This site's 404 not found image is not unique. It's shared with TeX SE. https://tex.stackexchange.com/404 https://stats.stackexchange.com/404 It's entirely ...
3 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
2 votes
2 answers
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Counts of 'Close votes' and 'Reopen Votes' are not accurate

The image below shows the current number of close votes and re-open votes for two questions on the main site. . As you can see the first question shows that it has 2 close votes and the second one ...
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How to remove tags?

There are a few tags that have no questions. I think these were previously attached to questions which have been re-tagged. For example, I changed timeseries to time-series on one question. Someone ...