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Bug: Writing multi-line formulas does not work in the "learn more" editor

Bug / Problem I just edited a tag or suggested an edit. I noticed that line breaks in formulas don't work. Normally in $\LaTeX$ you write a \\ for a line break. In ...
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Calling a formula an equation in "How to Format"

I am not sure if this is SE-wide. I do not see it on MO or MSE. When I try to edit a post on MESE, I see: However, $\sin^2 \theta$ is a formula, not an equation. On a general site this is maybe ...
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Usage guidance for some tags not shown on Meta tags page

The tags page in Meta sometimes shows the usage guidance of the tag and sometimes doesn't. For example, in the screenshot below, the usage guidance for the discussion tag is shown ("designed to ...
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Recently-answered question does not show up in "Top Questions" list

A question that I answered earlier today is mysteriously absent from the Top Questions list when I visit the site. However, if I search for the question using keywords, and click the "Newest" tab, it ...
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Flaw in the listing of related questions?

I just wrote a question at Could students be taught the concept of rational numbers the same way as in the Formal construction section of the Wikipedia article rational number? and wrote the word ...
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Very low number of visitors per day

Two weeks ago, Mathematics Educators had around 458 visitors per day. Just a few minutes ago I was surprised to discover that we have only 1 visitors (sic) per day. (The image below right is what I ...
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Proliferation of Fake Accounts

There is a theme to some of the new user accounts on MESE. I believe that this is not specific to Math Educators, but is rather a larger problem across StackExchange. Still, I thought it was worth ...
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Disappearing Meta chatroom

I regularly visit the Mathematics Educators chatrooms and I used to see three. But starting last March 16, 2017, the Mathematics Educators Meta chatroom disappeared from the list. (Clicking the "...
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Meta chatroom back from the dead!

I regularly visit the Mathematics Educators chat rooms (ME and Innumeracy) and now I just saw a third chat room (Mathematics Educators Meta) that wasn't there before. It was created on December 30, ...
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Why are certain LaTeX commands not rendering for me on this site?

Both the syntax "\binom{n}{r}" and the syntax "{n \choose r}" produce the message "[Math Processing Error]" for me when I use this site (and also History of Science and Mathematics), but work fine ...
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Bug? Can't answer although I should have enough reputation

I wanted to add an answer to this question but couldn't. It is marked as protected and an answer "requires 10 reputation on this site". However, it seems I have 101 reputation. What am I missing?
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Area 51 statistics bug

Apparently Area 51 is bugged. I went to check our questions/day and got this: Could this reflect something?
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Something wrong with close reasons

I reviewed just now a question and voted to close it. The closure reason, what appeared on the user interface, seemed to be wrong for me: it showed ...
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Automatically formatting links

On this answer Comparison of different concepts of integral we see that the link to another me.SE question is reformatted with the title of the question. When the link was inserted I just copy-pasted ...