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SE imposes a specific format, see asking guidelines. Your post is not even trying to ask a question. Had it been a question it probably would've stayed opened. We do even have a bugs tag. Where we try to keep the status up to date: Standard header for bugs-tagged posts, for easy searching Many originally were posted as honest questions about an unknown ...


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So yeah, funny thing… for technical reasons, a site's tag-to-highlight-language mapping cannot be empty, therefore we had code that just inserted the "default" highlighting for the default tag if there was no other mapping. The question in question has that tag, and that's why that happened. I've removed that default mapping, it's not necessary ...


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Summary If you have an actual practical problem that you need help solving, that can be explained concisely and probably answered concisely, then you are very welcome to post. It's what StackExchange is for. If you want o discuss something, then this is not the correct place, regardless of whether that discussion would be interesting to other members or ...


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Another workaround is to encode the "$" as "%24" in the URL: [`MachineEpsilon`](http://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/%24MachineEpsilon.html), $\epsilon$ is $2^{-52}$.


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None of the settings related to this have changed recently. As far as I can tell, the only thing that triggered this is that the summation tag had the highlighting setting set to "default" instead of "none". The Toad♦ suggested that new tags post-redesign may be getting created with the "default" in place, but that doesn't seem to be the case. That tag has ...


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It looks like someone at SE accidentally enabled the prettify plugin during the redesign. This was disabled before in favour of halirutan's script so now we have two competing highlighters. On sites where prettify is enabled, moderators can set the highlighting for each tag. This is what allows Stack Overflow to highlight questions in python different from ...


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I am using Opera 12.17, which is unfortunately unsupported by its own publisher and is now about 3 years without any major updates. This is the same as IE 10, however, and in my opinion sites should not break previously working functionality for browsers of this age. I disagree with this. When most of their target audience is using browsers that are about a ...


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This seems to be a work-around. [image follows] [end image]


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This has happened elsewhere in the network, I saw it here (as well as for this Physics moderator) and there is also this on the mother meta. I'm not sure why it happened, or even if it's internal to SE or an issue with Gravatar, but it seems to have affected a lot of people. The only way I know to get it back is to Google or Bing your username and hope that ...


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For one we have this old question of mine which seemed fixed. Then, we have an issue with dollar signs in code blocks that can sometimes to solved by additionally indenting the block. Other than that, I have issues when my code-blocks contain dollar signs (this is only a sample code..): This is annoying too since I finally moved to use dollar-variables like ...


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Maybe my font size settings result in a truncated message but for me the subject bar reads: What's your Mathematica question? Be specific. One may interpret Mathematica as the name of this site rather than the product. Even if one does not however I think this provides a useful perspective on the scope of this site; it is about Mathematica (the product) ...


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According to the latest update to this answer given on Meta SE, Mathematica is not on the list of supported languages. The prettify site confirms this. I had not looked into this before. Was Mathematica previously on the supported language list and recently dropped?


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I cannot reproduce the problem you mention. Here's your question re-posted exactly as you wrote it, from a new user's account. https://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/133790/test-question-for-the-recent-meta-post The warning you mention was indeed enabled a few weeks ago. But it is not triggered by this text, at least when posting from an ...


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