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Inconsistent dates

I noticed an account whose profile says “Member for 6 days” but whose question list includes a question from 7 weeks ago. How is this possible? I can provide a link to the account if requested. There ...
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It seems some image links in the posts are not working any more

I have noticed that previously-working images in some posts now flickers for a second before eyes and are hidden immediately. While inspecting such problematic image links in the posts, I have ...
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How to view MathJax markup while an edit is pending

I will often blockquote from OP's question, especially when I want to steal OP's MathJax markup rather than re-write it myself. However, when an edit is pending I know of no way to view OP's MathJax. ...
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Why does this question generate so much traffic?

A couple of days ago this question has been asked (IMHO a good question and it also received two good answers). Now I noticed that this question has extremely many views, especially compared to other ...
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Eligible for bounty in X hours glitch

I posted a question here (Possible mistake in Lancaster’s QFT pg 351?) 2 days ago, but the site still thinks it was asked “yesterday”. I remember checking yesterday and it saying “bounty is eligible ...
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Users > Voters on Meta Page: I cannot be the only one voting this month!

I just noticed something extremely strange: on my end, I appear to be the only person that has voted on any Physices.SE Meta Posts this entire month. I'll post a screenshot since this is unbelievable ...
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Apparently incomplete support of mhchem on Physics

$\require{mhchem}$ Inspired by a question on chemistry.se (now closed, because it was a cross post from Phys.SE), I observe the mhchem extension can be used here provided the question/answer contains ...
Buttonwood's user avatar
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Shortened links to PSE posts generated by the "cite" feature don't seem to be added to the Linked tab (as of August 27, 2023)

I noticed something about the Linked tab mechanism that I wanted to bring to attention. In this post of mine, I linked to two physics stackexchange posts (please do ...
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Am I alone or the font of the site is changed?

I realized the font of question titles and score numbers are bigger than before. Am I alone or does anyone experience the same thing? When you want to start writing your question you see it as well. ...
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Random avatar change

For some reason my avatar just randomly changed over the weekend from the one on the left to the one on the right Is there any reason that it was changed? I did not do so deliberately but I certainly ...
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Bug in MathJax rendering using Chrome?

Here's a screenshot of part of a question as displayed by Chrome on my MacBook Air: You can see that some characters are rendered as boxes. Here's more or less the same bit as displayed on Safari: ...
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Do we have a new moderator?

I do not recall being introduced to a new moderator: user842563. Can the moderation team comment?
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Update the SE documentation to clarify how many votes are required to close a question

Right now, the main Stack Exchange documentation says that five votes are required to close a question, except for a list of networks that does not include Physics SE. But this Physics Meta SE post ...
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Bug in the reopen queue?

Edit: appears fixed as of 01/26? When I go to the reopen queue and choose to keep a question closed, one possibility is to choose that the question still does not meet a community-specific guideline: ...
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MathJax discrepancy between physics and math Stack Exchange sites

For whatever reason, when I put the first equation in the question box it renders correctly (in the preview) on the math Stack Exchange site, but wrong on the physics Stack Exchange site (PSE). The ...
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Trying to upload images I get

Failed to upload image; an error occurred on the server Whether the image is shown in diminution on the left or not, and whether it's is JPEG or PNG. What is up?
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Upvote not reflecting in reputation points?

So I asked a question and got an upvote on it but it's not reflecting in my reputation. Why is that? Is it a bug?
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Where are my bookmarks?

It seems that there is no tab "bookmarks" anymore in the activity section of the profile. Are all my bookmarks gone? Will they come back? If not, can the bookmarks be recovered? Will the ...
Tobias Fünke's user avatar
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Why do equations display weirdly on my computer?

When I open a link on Stack Exchange, the math equations just can't show correctly. How do I fix it? (I've tried reinstalling Chrome, but it wouldn't work. But things go well in the Edge browser.) For ...
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How serial does serial upvoting need to be?

I had a -10 serial upvote reversal today. I was a bit puzzled since I had not seen much activity on my account recently. It seems that yesterday, someone upvoted two of my answers on neutron stars and ...
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Why does the font size appear different for this question?

I saw a question on the Newest Questions page (the 3rd question in the image below) whose title and body were rendered in a smaller font compared to other questions. Here : https://i.sstatic.net/i2wEo....
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Why does it show "Queue has been cleared" every time I check 3 questions?

I recently got the Review Questions privilege, so I know very little stuff about how to review questions. I was recently reviewing some questions, but after checking 3 questions, it said "This ...
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Why is the accepted answer not pinned to the top?

We currently have the highest-rated answer pinned to the top and not the accepted one. With the meta question currently at 23 for pinning the accepted answer and 21 for pinning the highest-rated ...
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Opera browser blocks log in Physics Stack Exchange - HSTS issue

I have difficulties to log in the Physics Stack Exchange site via the Opera browser. It says: Your connection is not private This server could not prove that it is physics.stackexchange.com; its ...
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First questions queue is not working

First questions queue is not working properly. I noticed this a couple of hours ago and it has been not fixed yet. (Screenshots on mobile device)
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Is this a bug with editing posts?

I just answered a question and edited it within a short period. But this is what I saw: What happened to the grace period of 5 minutes for editing a post?
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Why did I get 20 reputation without any upvote or bookmark?

I had got 20 reputation for this question. But, I wonder how I got reputation from that question because, that question claims that no one had upvoted neither downvoted. Even, no one had bookmarked it....
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Confusing message from new review queue?

The answer here (in which a new user posted an elaboration on their question as an answer) has the following comment from the Community bot, presumably due to its review in the new "First Answers&...
Michael Seifert's user avatar
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User name disappeared

Consider: Until yesterday, my username was visible in this circle. But now it does not seem to be there. So I have to search my name under the 'users' section to go to my profile. Am I the only one ...
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Why aren't my watched tags yellow?

The questions tagged with my watched tags used to be yellow, and I found that super useful. Why are they not yellow now? Is this a problem on my end, or a change of the site?
Mauro Giliberti's user avatar
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Why is my reputation not shown in the "other communities" section?

Consider: See that the reputation is not shown for the physics community. Why is this happening? And is there a solution?
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User is receiving badges for review tasks they could not have performed

I have come across a user who seems to have accumulated "Steward" badges at an impossible rate; I believe there must be a bug in the platform. They received the badge 18 times in the 8 hours ...
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Question appearing blurred (less visible). Any explanation?

Please, find a screenshot of my PhysSE homepage. Is there any explanation why that question would appear semi-visible?
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Difference in "edited posts" in editor stats and user profile

I noticed that there is an inconsistency in the number of edited posts between the "editor stats" (which is the dialog that you can see in post revisions) and the user profile. For example, ...
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HTML tag rendering

An old answer of mine just got an upvote, which caused me to look at it again, and I was surprised to discover that my HTML tags for italics (that is the letter $i$ between two pointy brackets) were ...
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What happened to the 'Related' sidebar? [duplicate]

Previously, whenever I asked a question, there used to be a 'Related' tab on the right side. It used to display links to a lot of related posts. Now, I cannot see the tab 'Related' anymore. It was ...
Solidification's user avatar
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"Talkative" badge on meta

Yesterday I was awarded the Talkative badge on the main site for one message being starred out of ten message posted in chat. According to me, chat is same for main ...
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Removing deleted questions from the "Followed posts" list

My "Followed posts" list is littered with deleted questions, which I cannot remove off the list, as they've lost their "unfollow" option. How do I prune off these entries?
Cosmas Zachos's user avatar
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Edited MathJax not properly rendered in Review queues

I posted this question on Stack Exchange Meta as a bug. I'm posting it here for informational purposes and I'd suggest going to the Stack Exchange Meta version and upvoting that if you want (or ...
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Why don't we improve captcha?

I just wrote a self-answered question on the main site. The answer is really long, and frankly speaking, it takes some time getting all the diagrams right, researching, making sure the explanations ...
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What happened to my account on Physics Stack Exchange?

Today when I clicked on Physics.Stackexchange tab on my chrome the site opened up normally but when I clicked on Ask the window the tab opened up saying “confirm your account” and then I saw that my ...
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My quarter reputation is more than my total reputation!

What is this? Is this some sort of wizardry? Or is the server bad at counting? Jokes apart! Why is my quarter rep more than my total rep?
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Possible vandalism?

Sorry to bother everyone, but I found this particular link over on the physics main page Could the recent evidence of a gravitational force orbiting the solar system indicate not the existence of a ...
Guthrie Douglas Prentice's user avatar
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Strange account suspension date

I happened to notice an account (link removed) shown as suspended until the nonsensical date of “Mar 18 '92 at 16:28“? I am not asking why the account is suspended, but why the “until” date is 27 ...
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An Issue with Detecting Identical Titles

I was editing a question titled "newton's law of restitution" and I edited the title to "Newton's law of restitution" (There were latex issues in the body of the question and I was not editing the ...
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Why it doesn't show correctly when someone was online?

Whenever I click on Anyone's profile to check if available(online) or even my profile,it doesn't show correctly. When I click on my profile it should show online, but it just show last seen a random ...
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No red error bar in the review queue

When I'm on the review queues, sometimes I can't edit the post for various reasons. (I have a maxed out edit queue, or someone else's edit is pending). When this happens on the normal site, a red bar ...
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Profile/Activity layout issue [closed]

There seems to be an issue with the layout on the Activity tab in User Profile. The text and button at the bottom of the badge are obscured by the next row of tabs since the box is larger than normal ...
Mick's user avatar
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Profile views, location section moved to extreme right corner

When I was going through some profiles on the site, I found out some different behaviour in a user's profile. Location, profile views section moved to extreme corner. Link to Akash.B profile However, ...
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Glitch in reputation points?

Today, my question at Can a substance have zero vapour pressure above absolute zero? had 3 upvotes and my reputation was 597 points. Later it had 4 upvotes and my reputation was 602 points. Later it ...
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