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The site toolbar looks broken in Chrome. How can I fix it?

Since earlier this month, the main toolbar of the site (with links to Questions, Tags, Users, Badges, Unanswered and Ask Question) has changed, distinctly for the worse: The font looks blocky and ...
John Rennie's user avatar
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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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Some bright backgrounds

All the edit boxes are still white, and combined with dark design this is really eye-hurting. I think they should all look like the search box. BTW there are few issues of bright text on bright ...
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The SE is misrepresenting my close votes

If you look at An Operator Identity relating to Trace the close banner states: marked as duplicate by John Rennie, Brandon Enright, Danu, Qmechanic♦ 38 mins ago This question has been asked before ...
John Rennie's user avatar
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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: ...
ZeroTheHero's user avatar
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Problems with tag notes

On the physics tags page, the tags mathematical-physics and mathematics are described as "Just because your question involves ...
TheEnvironmentalist's user avatar
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Bounty icon is poorly placed

I just had a bounty awarded for my answer. (Thanks, Ruslan!) When I went to look at it, though, I noticed that the bounty marker icon looked kind of awkward, like it didn't really want to be there, ...
Ilmari Karonen's user avatar
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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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Was the new font incompletely implemented?

As you all might have noticed, our posts appear in a brand new font since today (as requested long ago. However, there are some places where the font has not been implemented, and this leads to some ...
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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 ...
Tobias Fünke's user avatar
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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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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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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. ...
Snack Exchange's user avatar
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The change to the taskbar is massively annoying

I mean this change: Specifically the number in the orange square, which is related in some vague to the number of posts that have needed review in the last day or so. When it shows "20" this implies ...
John Rennie's user avatar
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Site sidebar appears below content in Google Chrome

As of right now, the sidebar is appearing below the content, with vertical and horizontal scrollbars around the #content div. Imagine there is a red freehand circle around the misplaced sidebar... ...
Michael Hampton's user avatar
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Serif fonts like Chemistry and Math

Last year, we asked Can we have a font which harmonizes better with MathJax? and the answer was yes, it would be included in the CSS rollout. Now that the CSS and profile rollout is complete, it was ...
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start a bounty --> learn more... gives a 404

For any question, if you start a bounty, the first pop-up link has a learn more... link The link points to https://physics.stackexchange.com/help/bounties which gives a 404.
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Why do some posts show up in more than one review queue? Could we stop it?

I have seen some posts show up on more than one category of the review panel. For example, say a new user posts a one-line answer to an old question. This will flag the post for the Late Answers and ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
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1 answer
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The "add / show 1 more comments" link doesn't do anything if you don't have comment permissions

I recently lost commenting permissions due to offering a bounty. Since then, I've noticed that when reading answers with comments, clicking on the "add / show 1 more comments" link doesn't reveal the ...
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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 ...
Maximal Ideal's user avatar
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Physics logo is almost invisible on the Site Rooms button in chat

It's hot accent color on accent color action: See it in the top right corner of chat
Ben Brocka's user avatar
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2 answers
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What does the red circle mean next to a review queue?

Gut feeling is the red dot means "this queue is important right now/needs help or attention" yet it tells me the queue has been cleared. This is contrary to the grey circles, which go away after I ...
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How to properly write kets

I noticed asking various questions regarding quantum physics, that sometimes, the latex command \ket works (here, for example), and other times, it does not, and I am obliged to use \left | \psi \...
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Inconsistancy between Meta and Main reputation

I just noticed that my reputation in "Physics Meta" is differs from "Physics" (slightly lower) is this a bug or I missing something?
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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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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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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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1 answer
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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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What happened to this question's commutative diagram?

An old answer of mine was written, in March 2014, with a commutative diagram, ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
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1 answer
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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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The color difference between the "answered" checkmark and the "unanswered" one is barely discernable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Color scheme and the colorblind (On a laptop, to someone who is red/green color-blind.) The "answered" checkmark should take on a distinctly different color from the up/down ...
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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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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 ...
StephenG - Help Ukraine's user avatar
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Problem in viewing MathJax formatted writing in smartphone

I access this site using Chrome from myou smartphone. Recently, the MathJax formatted writings appear overlapped, for example in the following answer: What could be the reason for this? Update: ...
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Outdated flag reasons

The flag reasons are outdated: https://physics.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/flag-posts. It still has "too localised" and others. Shouldn't it be updated? Edit: just a bump to the front page, ...
Abhimanyu Pallavi Sudhir's user avatar
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Parsing of revisions involving insertion of dollar signs

Extremely niche thing here that hardly affects anyone at all, but seems worth reporting to someone. I was reviewing a suggested edit (number 3 in the revision history) in side-by-side mode. One of ...
user avatar
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2 answers
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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....
user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
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Why is question-migration limited?

When a question is asked on the wrong site, it can be migrated to another site via the flagging function. Why is this migration limited to only a few sites? It should rather be a list of all sites to ...
Steeven'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 ...
G. Smith's user avatar
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1 answer
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Mysteriously losing reputation

I haven't been down-voting, nor have I received any notification of a down-vote or user removed. But somehow over the last week I've lost about 20 rep. And I've done nothing. What's happening?
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1 answer
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Broken internal link

I just came across this post, whose first link is to here, which is actually broken and goes to a totally wrong post on a wrong site. I noticed that the Linked section on the right contains the ...
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Lag problems when writing answers

I've had a recurring problem when writing answers: a massive lag between typing and seeing the text appear. It got unbearable for this question, probably due to the enormous length of the answers and ...
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Why doesn't the LaTeX code under the tag "operators" shows what it's supposed to show?

For a question about physics, I accidentally came along the "operators" tag. Why is the LaTeX code visible below this tag and not what it is supposed to show? I can't see a mistake in the code. Or am ...
Deschele Schilder's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
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Hot Network Question titles are interpreted as LaTeX / MathJax?

I noticed when viewing a question here that a hot network question from Money.SE was formatted strangely. Presumably because it's interpreting the title as math markup. Screenshot from this site: ...
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Disappearing comments

I noticed some of my comments disappearing without me triggering this (at least not that I am aware of). Example: placed a comment in reaction to this question. It's now gone. Anyone an idea what is ...
Johannes's user avatar
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Deleting an upvoted comment

I'm trying to flag a comment for removal on my answer to this question. The comment (made by Anna V) is obsolete, because I successfully managed to flag the other comments on the thread (the thread ...
Kitchi's user avatar
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Please don't stretch the old community ads!

So the sidebar got stretched by about 30%. No problem. This entails a change to the network-provided ads (not visible above certain rep thresholds) and to the community ads. No problem. Some old ads ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
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0 answers
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The site toolbar looks broken in Opera

The site toolbar looks broken in Chrome. How can I fix it? I have the same problem but in Opera. I've read in one comment that this isn't a problem in Opera but it's for me. Edit: This is really ...
Montag451's user avatar
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2 answers
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The main page acting strange and inconsistently

Right now (May 4th '12 20:58 UTC), the main page either remains as I first opened it or continues to 'update' with tens of questions each second coming to the top of the list. Once I refresh, it's ...
Noein's user avatar
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Do we really love PO that much?

Go to the Physics.SE main page and look at the community promotion ad. Do it now, I'll wait....... Back yet? Okay, was it advertising Physics Overflow? Because every time I visit the main page, it's ...
Jim's user avatar
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