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Physics stack exchange styling issue in Chrome when not logged in [duplicate]

Looking at this question on physics.stackexchange: What are washers for? The highlighted heading (Questions) looks odd. I'm not logged in to that site and I'm using Chrome.
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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 ...
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Why is Luboš Motl's reputation stuck at 99,996?

I up-voted a Luboš Motl answer and thought I might be the first to humbly see his score the first to tick over past 100K. But it seems to be stuck on 99,996. Is there a reason for this? Maybe the ...
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Odd rep cap behavior?

Noticed a bit of strange behavior around the rep cap yesterday. I had an answer to a hot network question that got a bunch of upvotes, so I hit the cap [+200], then some more upvotes [still +200], ...
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Preview hidden equation - alignment is broken

I was answering a homework question, and wanted to include some "hidden answers" to give the OP a chance to work it out bit by bit. Some of the layout etc. of the equations is different in preview - ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Why can't I vote to migrate this question?

I was thinking of migrating this question: https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/81842/. But the migrate option doesn't appear. Is this a bug?
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Reputation display

I just got an announcement that by getting 2000 rep, I can edit questions and answers without review. The title bar shows my rep as 1990. I clicked on my icon in the title bar to see if that would ...
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Can the label "per page" on lists made look different than the links next to it?

Lists of questions etc show links to select the count of items per page on the lower right. Next to it, there is a separate describing label with the text "per page". Because the label has just the ...
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Why is math not being rendered here on my browser?

I am using Firefox 26.0 on most recent Ubuntu. Math formulas surrounded with the dollar sign are not being rendered as formulas, just as plain text. I can't pinpoint when it stopped working, because I ...
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Mathjax looks horrible?

Maybe this is just me (my browser/OS?), but many mathjax symbols (sums, integrals) are showing up off-centre vertically for me, and overlapping their limits. In general just very ugly. Since I can't ...
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MathJax alignment issue

update: this issue is connected with Chrome's text zoom feature - see the bottom of this post. I quite often see this sort of thing: Sometimes when I reload the page, the equations will go back to ...
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Error with the form "Your Answer"

I would like to answer this question: Applications of the Spectral Theorem to Quantum Mechanics But, I cannot. I insert my answer in the form "Your Answer", I click on "Post Your Answer" and then ...
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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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Is it possible to edit a question if you've already approved someone else's edit?

The following thing has happened to me a couple of times recently: I come across a question that looks good but has a few minor errors. Someone has suggested an edit which address some of them, so I ...
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Does anybody experience freezing and chrashing of browser while on SE?

I'm using Chrome (Version 29.0.1547.76 m), and lately whether I'm on physics.stackexchange, or on mathematica.stackexchange, when I'm writing a long question, usually with a lot of equations in latex, ...
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I cannot post questions

I can't post questions on the website, I click post and it takes me to the "/questions/ask/submit" page. Nothing happens after that. Please help!
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Bug - Asking question anomally and then registering problem

This bug happened to me when I created an account, and it went like this: I already had a Google subscription in another site affiliate to the StackExchange network. I posted a question in physics ...
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Suggested edits on meta?

When I check this page, it says that there' is a suggested edit queue. But aren't suggested edits disallowed on meta? Where did this come from? Is it outdated?.
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Bug with voting up and then down

I voted post up it became +3 then i changed my mind and decided to remove my vote -- it became 1. Please fix it. Thanks.
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Adding picture, what is framing?

In order to improve this post, I was trying to add this picture(it doesn't load here either) to it ; but what I get is:"For security reasons, framing is not allowed; click OK to remove the frames." ...
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Cut-off display and wrong displayed text in posting bounty

I was putting a bounty on a question for the first time, and the text window started bugging out. As you can see, some of the prompt is cut off on the left-hand side (the "E" in "Enter", the "Ar" in "...
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Difficulty logging in with safari on iPad

I've been viewing the physics stack for a year but recently I've been unable to log in using iPad Safari. I can on the same device using skyfire. Why?
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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 ...
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"Critic" badge without downvote?

I received the "Critic" badge for my first downvote on Main, but I am quite sure I haven't downvoted any posts yet. Glitch in the system?
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Why are my upvotes displaced?

I wanted to upvote this answer and so I did. However, half an hour later the upvote was registered to this answer. I upvoted the intended answer again. Then this appeared, suggesting I upvoted yet ...
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Minor typo(ish) in the non-meta FAQ

In this section of the FAQ the Mathjax code is missing the $ symbols ;)
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Inbox notifications seem to have stopped

Today I received replies to two comments I'd made on different questions, but I didn't get a red "1" next to my inbox as usually happens. The notifications are there in my inbox, if I go to it by ...
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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 ...
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Germanic use of hyphens

Is there any way to get rid of the hyphens in the tags? If it is impossible to have spaces, could we not at least have the traditional underscores? This use of hyphens is a violation of modern English ...
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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 ...
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Incorrect reputation being displayed

Please don't mistake me as crazy. I was just wondering if other users have seen about this case... At the start (for a day), I had 2980 rep. I just returned now, answered a question here. The user up-...
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MathJax in Tag Wiki

While editing a little bit in the tag wiki lately, I noticed that the preview for MathJax is somewhat…strange. Examples include: it takes much longer for the preview to update in the tag wiki edit ...
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Problem with loging in chat room

I have more than twenty reputation points though unable to post messages on chat rooms.Can anyone help me out?
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This is Quite Strange!

My last posting relating to the finite/infinite content of the universe has been deleted without informing me.At least I can't find it.Its not there on the user page also.My current posting ...
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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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A prime superscript in LaTeX/MathJax not displayed correctly

I have a (possible bad) habit of sometimes making a prime superscript in LaTeX with a 'hat' character in between, e.g., $x^'$ rather than $x'$. The LaTeX/MathJax rendering has worked fine either ...
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why when I am logged in I cannot go to "all questions"

When I try to get "All Questions" at https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions I get only the ones with a bonus flag. I use firefox and am logged in. With Chrome and IE not logged in the same link ...
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can't post to physics SO [closed]

there seems to be a problem going on with the site, list of questions are not being updated, and some of them are dissapearing, like this one: Does positronium have a stable crystalline phase?
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Mathjax broken? Is it just me?

Is Mathjax rendering broken on the main site, or is it just me? Is cdn.mathjax,org timing out for others?
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Best questions (by vote) from last day, days, week

Very strange to upvote questions and then going back to vote sorting tab to see question which is one year old. It would be best to see good questions from past day, days week month. So in current ...
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User account pages seem to be slightly broken

Parts of the user account pages on physics.SE are "out of alignment": This effect appears to me on accounts other than my own, too, but only here on physics.SE (account pages on math.SE, for example, ...
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Problem with the MathJax rendering of the Hermitian adjoint of an operator $\dagger$ when written as \dag

Normally it is enough just to write \dag, i.e. as in A^{\dag}, but it doesn't work here: $$A^{\dag}.$$
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"Accept" contrast draws a vacuum [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The color difference between the “answered” checkmark and the “unanswered” one is barely discernable It's virtually impossible (at least on my LCD ...
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Browser Forced into compatibilty mode

my browser keeps saying there is an error displaying the webpage and it puts it into compatibility mode. Once in compatibility mode my entire control area ie login chat main about faq all dissapear. ...
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Misplaced line in faq

The bottom of the notation section contains this: Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It’s also OK to ask and answer your own question. Shouldn't it be here or here ...
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Astronomy tags were not merged?

I see that Astronomy beta was merged into Physics, however, many of my questions are now untagged. Is there some way we can get all the tags on Astronomy moved over to Physics and applied to the ...