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Problem with the Mortarboard badge?

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 ...
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Have Latex tables stopped working?

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 ...
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Issues with syntax highlighting (r tag)

I learned something new today. Apparently the tag wiki pages have default syntax highlighting setting on the bottom and we used the default one for the [r] tag (...
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What's wrong with hats, i.e. $\hat \beta$?

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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Why am I not notified and my reputation is not increasing when my comment is upvoted?

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 ...
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What's wrong with hats, i.e. $\hat \beta$?

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-...
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"Reviewer" badge cannot be selected as the "Next Badge"

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

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 ...
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Q: Is this a Critic badge bug?

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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An answer posted 30 seconds after the question was closed; how is it possible?

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 ...
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A space is missing in the design of the opinion-based post notice

Thanks for reporting. Fix for this is waiting in repo for next build. Should be live in couple hours.
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A ghost wiki excerpt after tag merge

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....
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First Questions Review Queue: Flagging a Question Does Not Advance the Actions or Move to Next Item

This is already on SE's radar. See this thread: Review queue workflows - Final release and check out the answer No way to correctly handle non-answers in First Answers.
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Answers appear sorted by date and not by the vote count

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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Why am I seeing the SE network icons exchanged?

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 ...
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Links to review history on the election page are broken

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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Why are there 500+ entries in the Late Answers queue?

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 ...
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Bug in displaying the list of review badges

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 ...
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Matlab syntax highlighting now works on CrossValidated but does not turn on automatically

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 ...
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Search: Problem with views:keyword in search

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 ...
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"Upcoming events" side box lists the wrong election end date

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

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 ...
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System is systematically changing URLs in many of my posts

Web archive These links seem to have been in place at least since October 2020, at least one and a half year ago. We can see this in the following archived webpage which contains the link ...
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"Reviewer" badge cannot be selected as the "Next Badge"

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 ...
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Code snippet ends with triple backticks

This appears to happen if a code chunk is the last part of a post. You can get rid of it by adding a line break after the final code chunk.
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A question is not displayed in the Linked list, even though it is linked

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 ...
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Why did this edit go through the review queue?

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 ...
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Can't delete previous comment

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....
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The Talkative Badge?

Could this be the message?
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Missing or broken CSS in main CV chat room

This appears to have been a temporary issue with the content delivery network CSS file affecting at least one user.
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