The discussion What should the MathJax delimiter be? seems to have a clear answer: the community would prefer $ to the current \$. I'm therefore formally proposing this as a request to the site administrators.

  • $\begingroup$ Current status on this: Will Probably Be Changed™. $\endgroup$ – Doorknob Jun 13 '14 at 16:07

Both delimiters ($ and \$) are now active, until existing comments and posts can be cleaned up to use $ only.

Update Jun 21 2014: All 37 comments with the old syntax have been edited (thanks Tim Stone for updating the Data Explorer with Puzzling!). All that's left is questions and answers now. There are only 70 of them, and you can help edit! (Please only do so if you have edit privileges; avoid flooding the edit queue with suggestions that just change the delimiter.) If there are multiple issues with the posts that you are editing, fix them as well!

Update Jun 23 2014: All 70 posts with the old syntax have been edited. I have requested that the delimiter now be changed to only $. Thanks to all who helped with the cleanup!

  • $\begingroup$ I'll help with that cleanup. I've been horrible with the \$ notation too, especially because my keyboard's \ key is really jumpy and likes to insert 2 or 3 of them at once. $\endgroup$ – Joe Z. Jun 13 '14 at 17:45
  • $\begingroup$ Isn't that a simple case of search and replace in the database? s/\\\$/\$/g? $\endgroup$ – SQB Jun 20 '14 at 8:50
  • $\begingroup$ @JoeZ. Ping, you can help now ;) $\endgroup$ – Doorknob Jun 22 '14 at 2:35
  • $\begingroup$ Whoops. I mostly was fixing my own posts and posts involved with the questions I answered. $\endgroup$ – Joe Z. Jun 24 '14 at 22:57

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