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I noticed while browsing Worldbuilding's front page that the hot network questions list seems to use Mathjax globally for question titles, even when the site the question is from doesn't use Mathjax, leading to unexpected results.

See for example the Server Fault question here:

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The real title of that particular question is Get-ADGroupMember $Group fails when $Group contains principals from other domains.

Hence:

  • Question titles from sites that do not have Mathjax enabled should not be rendered using Mathjax, even if the site the list is being rendered on/for has Mathjax enabled.
  • Questions from sites that do have Mathjax enabled should have their titles rendered using Mathjax, ideally regardless of whether the site the list is being rendered on/for has Mathjax enabled or not but at least on sites where Mathjax is enabled.
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    Noticed after posting this that Exclude TeX.SE question titles from MathJax parsing in Hot Network Questions seems to be about much the same issue, though focuses more on TeX SE than on the general problem. It may or may not count as a duplicate.
    – user
    Commented Apr 22, 2016 at 6:44
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    Yes, it's related enough to be a duplicate. You can leave this one as well (i.e. don't delete it) so that future search will be easier. :) Commented Apr 22, 2016 at 6:52

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