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This rendering occurred because: In one of your MathJax statements, a $was left out at the beginning, so there was an odd number of$ meaning that most of your comment was interpreted as MathJax and rendered as such. Your use of markdown for the link was also incorrect. The correct syntax is [text description](http://yourlink.com). I have edited the ...

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Association bonuses (and bounties, had you had any) don't count toward the total. It comes from upvotes (+10 per answer vote, +5 per question), accepted answers (+15), and the odd +2's you get for stuff like suggested edits being accepted (eventually they don't count any more either), and accepting an answer yourself. (turns out I was wrong about that last ...

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I don't think \begin{table} has ever worked on the SE system. (There is a relevant thread on meta.SE from 2009 here: Why can't table markup elements be used?) I don't believe it is supported by Mathjax. To make a "table" in $\LaTeX$ / Mathjax on the SE sites that support it, use \begin{array}{}... \end{array}. I have an example here: DF for regression SS ...

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I recently reviewed several tag wikis and wiki excerpts that you proposed. Some I accepted, others I accepted with edits, and a few others--including one long one--I declined. In all cases I provided explicit reasons. Thus, if there is any bug here it would be that those reasons were not communicated back to you by the system. To hunt down what's going on, ...

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Looks okay to me... maybe the MathJax rendering doesn't finish loading on your machine for some reason. Mine show as off-center for a brief moment before they look like this.

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You ask about earning reputation for posting comments. Because comments are "second-class citizens" on SE, they do not accrue reputation and you are not notified of votes on them. The only thing they can actually do for you is earn you the Commentator Badge and Pundit Badge. By virtue of their absence, they can indirectly help others earn the Tumbleweed ...

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Quite a few badges aren't in the tracking list. (There are about 15 badges I don't have but only 4 show up that I can choose between for tracking) Some of those at least will probably be for reasons of overhead (it would be too hard to keep doing the calculation every time you load your profile). Some will be absent because you don't really "progress" ...

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As pointed by Peter and amoeba, there is an issue with Safari 10.1. This question has come up on other stackexchange sites, see https://meta.mathoverflow.net/questions/3207/mathjax-accents-in-safari-10-1#3207 https://physics.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/9780/mathjax-shifted-frames Update by @amoeba, Aug 8: This seems to be resolved, both github ...

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The above was clipped from DBA.SE. Putting a circle/something around the arrow seems like a good move to me. That would make the distinction clear for users with bad monitors and/or are color blind. I vote we go this route.

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Maybe, there is a workaround for this. I am using Stylish on Chrome to visualize accepted-answers on CV exactly equal to Stack Overflow. I think the green color used on the main site is too light. The bellow code is a summary of what I got from blah238's answer on GIS SE, and Brock Adams's answer on Stack Overflow SE. And there is also the Old CheckMark's ...

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As cardinal notes in his answer, the problem is caused by an extremely long MathJax expression that exceeds the normal width of the comment area. Normally, MathJax does allow excessively long expressions to be broken over multiple lines, but that requires the expressions to actually contain some "natural" breakpoints such as commas or math operators. If it'...

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You have downvoted a few times - sure, you then changed the votes to be upvotes, but the system recorded those downvotes, making you eligible for the badge.

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There's a grace period after closure where an answer can still be accepted (however the Post Your Answer button becomes disabled, so you have to be clever enough to find a way around that). In this case the posting of the answer came so close in time after closure that the button was probably still working at that moment.

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It's by design. You control the order by clicking one of the three options at the right in a banner preceding the answers:

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Adam Lear commented on "Hot Network Questions" website icons scrambled (thanks Glen_b for pointing this thread in the comments). We have a race condition where when we update the favicon sprite map (which happened earlier today for a new private beta launch), depending on which web server you're hitting, you could end up with new ...

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There were more than 500 entries because the criterion for sending late answers to the queue has changed. Before the change only late answers from users with reputation up to 10 had their answers sent there; now the threshold is 50. With this new criterion, many old and late answers posted by users with reputation ranging from 10 to 50 were sent ...

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The issue with the captcha should be fixed already, as of a few hours after this question was posted. As for the rest of your question... check out our developer Nick Craver's excellent blog post on Stack Exchange's road to SSL for full details. The long and the short of it is that child metas do not support SSL yet due to certification problems with our ...

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Apologies for breaking all these URLs. I've pushed out a change to make these link go to the right place (the links you posted here no longer work).

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Thanks for reporting. Fix for this is waiting in repo for next build. Should be live in couple hours.

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The ghost wiki excerpt eventually disappeared, even though I am not sure if this happened on its own or was a result of something me or @gung did (see here). I was not able to edit https://stats.stackexchange.com/posts/324506/edit -- presumably such "abandoned" posts are locked which makes sense. The apparent bug was not that this abandoned post could be ...

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(I suppose I'll turn my comment into an official answer, so that this doesn't get recorded as unanswered.) I think the answer is #1. The name listed is simply the last person to record a change (i.e., added a new answer or edited an existing post). This is consistent with the way a lot of other pages work in the SE system. I suspect that there is some ...

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The list of awards (not awardees) for, say, the "Steward" badge appears at https://stats.stackexchange.com/help/badges/110/steward . Awards are listed in reverse chronological order. Individuals may be awarded the badge multiple times. Each such award will be listed according to the time it was made. Here is an excerpt showing multiple awards: There are ...

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Probably not a bug, but I hope this answer can help you narrowing down your issue. First of all, one needs to understand what is a 'day' in Stack Exchange and realize that badges like Enthusiast and Fanatic are awarded based on it. See: What is an SE "day"? When does each day start? Basically, a day starts at 0 hour from UTC time. Then, one can ...

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The community needs to identify such tags, because there is no guarantee that the system could correctly infer the desired highlighting syntax from the tag name. Moderators can indicate which language goes with which tag. I have done so with matlab, so it should be working now.

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Thank you for noticing. I believe this was a problem only in the community announcement, because the election page still says it's over in eight days. I have added seven days to the deadline in the announcement.

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The views only relates to questions. For instance try user:me views:...1000000 which in my case only returns my questions and not my answers. So user 4505 must have never asked questions. Using some more advanced query on the database (matching answers with the views for their parent questions) you could obtain the information you look for.

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Note also, as suggested, I asked this question on SE meta, and the answer there was These badges are intentionally not available in the badge progress selector because they would require additional UI to select which queue you wanted to track which is simply not worth implementing at this time given that you can easily track these in each queue ...

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As you probably noticed, the question was asked a long time ago, when the code handling the links had a bug. Editing didn't help much because we only do a full rebuild of the links when a link has been removed. So in order to fix everything up, I've first deleted the link, and then added it back. Now the posts are linked up just fine.

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The user actually had two profiles created by mistake and proposed the edit from the other profile, not the one used to ask the question. The profiles have since been merged, so now the edit looks a bit weird, but there's no issue here otherwise.

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I can think of a couple of ways... You can flag it and ask us diamond-mods to delete You can disable MathJax, delete and then enable MathJax. You may also find the formatting sandbox in meta.math.stackexchange to be useful when typing complex mathematics for a comment. http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/370/formatting-sandbox

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