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Why does this question generate so much traffic?

Oh boy. Did you take a look at the title? 8.5 billion searches take place per day on google. 10 to 20% are related to you know what… And that title has it all!
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Bug in MathJax rendering using Chrome?

Yes, it is a problem with macOS. To fix it, Right-click on some of the misrendered MathJax. Click on "Math Settings". Click on "Math Renderer". Click on "Common HTML".
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A greyed answer

This is by design: answers with scores below -3 get grayed out, to indicated that they do not have the community's endorsement.
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User is receiving badges for review tasks they could not have performed

This is not a bug, Steward and its related badges were changed on Jan 29 so that they were now awarded for every 1000 reviews done. See this mother meta post for more information.
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Random avatar change

This change is intentional, see main meta for further information. As for getting your old image back: While we do not recommend you to continue using your old identicon, we can give you back the ...
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Why did I get 20 reputation without any upvote or bookmark?

FWIW, the -4 negative reputation points for the 2 downvotes (which were cast before the upvotes) were exceptionally not counted because that would have resulted in a total non-positive reputation for ...
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Is this a bug with editing posts?

The comment broke the grace period. According to ex-CM Shog9's answer, Edits will be rolled into the previous revision if the previous revision was created by the same author and none of the ...
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Upvote not reflecting in reputation points?

Your question has been turned into a community wiki because it is a resource recommendation question, see this meta post. Community wiki posts do not grant reputation.
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Users > Voters on Meta Page: I cannot be the only one voting this month!

It seems the page is only showing users with $\geq 10$ votes presumably by design.
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Why does it show "Queue has been cleared" every time I check 3 questions?

The counter "Your daily reviews X/20" just means that you can do a maximum of 20 reviews per day per queue, not that there are actually 20 items in the queue for you to review. "The ...
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What does the red circle mean next to a review queue?

These questions and answers to both are on meta.stackoverflow.com: What the red circle means tl;dr it is used to "direct folks to specific queues that need more attention - things like Suggested ...
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Why can't I edit any post?

It appears, as of now, that seven of your eight suggested edits have been rejected by reviewers. And looking through the list, I agree: they're all reasonable changes, but too trivial to warrant ...
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What does the red circle mean next to a review queue?

It means that the review queue indicator is broken and doesn't work very well. In fairness, it used to be very broken (cf. this post in this meta and this one in the mother meta). That is, it used to ...
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An Issue with Detecting Identical Titles

If two questions are not duplicates of each other and yet their titles only differ in capitalization, then the title is bad and should be changed (preferably on both questions) to a title that is more ...
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Removing deleted questions from the "Followed posts" list

You can't via the Q&A page itself: see How do I unfollow a deleted question? on Meta Stack Exchange. As @MassimoOrtolano indicated in the comments, it is possible now via the list of followed ...
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Difference in "edited posts" in editor stats and user profile

There are three possibilities, of which the first one is to blame for the majority of the difference. The "102 edit suggestions approved" counts edits on deleted posts, while the "61 ...
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Where are my bookmarks?

The issue is explained here. It seems that the bookmarked threads will be migrated to the new feature "saves". The new tool actually looks nice.
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Inconsistent dates

I haven't done any research to find the account you're looking for. But this is the kind of behavior that you might expect if two accounts are merged, if the older account disappears and ownership of ...
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Broken internal link

Educated guess: I think the answer here is that the current Astronomy.SE is the second iteration of that site. The first iteration failed at some stage in the Area51 process and Physics absorbed many ...
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Mysteriously losing reputation

I don't know how your reputation tab looks to you, since you don't have the privilege of viewing deleted posts, but it looks like you earned several +2 rep points for suggesting edits to posts which ...
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Lag problems when writing answers

This is generally dependent on the user's system, so the only surefire way to consistently improve it is to upgrade your system. That said, there will always be a point where the page is too big for ...
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Why don't close-vote counts agree with the number of close votes on review pages?

Review pages only show close votes cast as part of the review process, and they do not show any votes cast independently, i.e. directly on the question page. Typically, questions are put on the ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
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Differences in displayed order of answers

This is an intentional feature, if you have ordering by votes selected (which is the default). In this mode, answers with the same vote total are placed in a random order every time the page is ...
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Possible vandalism?

Just look at the edit history of the question. The OP doesn't like their question anymore, so they want to get rid of it. However, they cannot delete the question due to the up voted answers. So they ...
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Do we have a new moderator?

This happens every once in a while, though in this case it wasn't for the reasons it usually happens. Someone made a small error in using our system to give a staff member a diamond and since the user ...
Catija's user avatar
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Am I alone or the font of the site is changed?

This was a bug, confirmed fixed on Meta.SE. It may take a few days for the fix to appear on different sites due to caching.
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Hot Network Question titles are interpreted as LaTeX / MathJax?

This is a known issue. As a workaround, you can install SOUP (Stack Overflow Unofficial Patch), which will prevent MathJax rendering in HNQ titles unless the site is known to have MathJax enabled.
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Chat does not support LaTeX input

You need to enable it manually on the client side, see this mother meta post: ChatJax, a set of bookmarklets by robjohn to enable dynamic MathJax support in chat. Commonly used in the ...
ACuriousMind's user avatar
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Update to Mathjax 2.7.2 please

Sorry about that. I didn't realize the beta was over. We're on v2.7.2 network-wide now.
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