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Is the ``` syntax for code blocks to be preferred?

On the main site I see a lot of edits that replace the indention by 4 spaces for code blocks with ``` code block``` (for example https://tex.stackexchange.com/posts/447721/revisions). Does this mean ...
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Corrected procedure to contact a user who does not write in chat [duplicate]

Is there a way to contact or ping a TeX.SE user who does not use the chat to send a private message, or comment? What is the correct procedure?
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Why is this answer downvoted?

I am talking about this answer. It doesn't work with XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX, because it uses a package which is written by the PDFTeX author and is specifically for LaTeX and PDFLaTeX. By the time I ...
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When should we flag an answer?

I am sorry for a series of questions on this topic recently. This will be the last question I promise :) Recently I flagged some answers. The following flags are disputed: How to vertically center a ...
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Are the upvotes from when we don't have enough reputation to upvote actually lost?

I had made quite a large number of upvotes before recently gaining the minimum 15 reputation points required to upvote, but now I can't see my past upvotes anywhere. This is very annoying because I ...
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strikethrough text on Stack Exchange

How do I strike through text (i.e. cross out, or put a line through it) within the Stack Exchange environment? NB: There are many questions about how to strikeout using different packages, but this ...
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Changing the site name

Today I was browsing https://mathematica.stackexchange.com/ and saw in the “Hot Meta Posts” sidebar that they are changing their site name from “Mathematica” to “Mathematica & Wolfram Language”. ...
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How to deal with overleaf incompatibilities?

Disclaimer: I never used overleaf, nor have I the faintest motivation to ever use it. And this post is related to this post. However, I am getting increasingly concerned by the fact that overleaf has ...
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How to deal with answers which are wrong?

Recently I see that some clearly-wrong answers are taken to the "Low Quality posts" review queue. Most of them are ended "Looks OK". But, in my opinion, such answers are wrong so clearly that they ...
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Why does my name appear in the list of duplicate voters when I didn't vote for that?

Today there had been a close voting for Latex users make more mistakes which finally lead to the question being closed as a duplicate. After a more careful re-examination of the close proposal, the ...
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1answer
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Toggle Show/Hide on StackExchange [duplicate]

There are some posts which give solutions for Latex, but no one seems to work here on StackExchange. Is it possible to use this toggle show/hide here on StackExchange? Like when I want to toggle show/...
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The {elsarticle} tag and Elsevier's new classes

Since the dawn of time Elsevier recommended the elsarticle class for authors. Recently they started promoting the els-cas-templates bundle \rant{I have no idea why; elsarticle worked just fine} and ...
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How to post questions with LaTeX code? latex2html?

There are many posts in the forum with both LaTeX source code and the resulting images from compilation. Can anyone point me to the resources on posting questions in this format? I would like to ...
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We will have a moderator election… or will we?

Not sure if this should be an answer in the linked question or not. Anyway, I think a question is better than an answer in this case. In Do we need more moderators?, [...] Let's say that the ...
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Autobiographer badge is buggy

I don't know whether it is just this site, but at least I have come across many SE sites that follow the specification stated below. According to "Autobiographer" Badge now only requires ...
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Your opinion about locally saving all posts on tex.stackexchange.com

I am considering using wget -p -k -n Tex.stackexchange and thus save all posts to some future emergency if I or the site goes offline. Do you think this is a good idea?
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Should we keep [listings], [lstlisting] or both?

On the main site, there are two tags about code-formatting inside a LaTeX documents which all refer to listings package: listings and lstlisting. listings currently has 40 watchers and 2.6k questions,...
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How long should one wait before reposting a question that wasn't answered?

I posted a question yesterday, but no one answered it and it only got a dozen views. How long should I have to wait before it is acceptable to post the same question again?
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1answer
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Is there a fast way for a user to delete all of their content?

Let's assume that a user wishes to move away from TeX.SE and intends to delete all of the content they created up to the legally possible limit. Deleting tons of comments, unaccepted answers and ...
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4answers
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Is TeX.SX a competition arena?

I am not a very regular user of TeX.SX, from time to time, when I have time, I come here to write some answers (mainly TikZ) or ask a question, and from time to time I don't come here for months. ...
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Flag a profile that contains specific offenses

Is it possible to use a red flag to indicate a profile that contains offenses?
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package tag marginnote vs. command tag marginpar vs. feature of setting margin-notes

The marginnote tag is mentioned for questions about the package marginnote: {marginnote} is about typesetting non-floating notes in margins using the marginnote package. However, AFAIK there is no ...
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Is it possible to send a private message directly to the moderators?

Is it possible to complete a form on TeX.SE that can be sent directly (and privately) to moderators? If so, where can I do that?
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Meta.meta: how should the community decide on the thresholds to meta questions?

How should we handle meta questions that ask for a yes/no answer that potentially affect the whole tex.se community and set a threshold on the number of positive (or negative) votes for a clear "yes" (...
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Should we mark historic questions somehow?

The TeX packages have developed a lot since the first questions were asked on sx. Many high voted questions from 2011 do not reflect the situation today. The users who asked and answered the question ...
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1answer
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A clock for time travel

This morning I have seen a clock for time travel in the toolbar at the top right and many colored stars with the font Comics Sans (under construction Big changes for Y2K). What do you mean? Someone ...
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Why there is no showcasing tool for TeX?

I've been wondering why there is no showcasing/preview tool like JSFiddle for TeX? Also a PDF viewer would work great.
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Do we need more moderators?

Joseph required me to set a threshold. Let's say that the answer to the title question is "yes" if this post reaches at least 30 upvotes in one month's time. Recently: three top users deleted their ...
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How to get a question reopened?

A specific question has been closed because of previous answers to the question. I disagreed and voted to re-open because the question was specific and there was a specific answer whereas the quoted ...
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Mood of question closing

This is a semi-serious question but I would like to ask for your opinions and/or have a discussion on this. Sometimes when I go through the review queue (closing, reopening, low quality) I am ...
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Is there a way to make new users aware of the use of MWEs?

I've just reviewed at least three questions by new users and all of them just pasted a code excerpt that wasn't compilable, or worse, included uses of macros that aren't in the LaTeX base. This is of ...
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Tag “Why?”: Could a tag for questions asking for the reason be useful?

I was thinking that in many cases the fix of a code to give a desired output is not the answer to the question if it asks about the reason of the failure of a provided code. Many times the OP can ...
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When are the questions on Stack Exchange archived

When are questions and answers archived and what is the criteria for deciding whether to archive them or not.
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How can one politely ask unknown users to consider stopping serial votings?

For one week, every day I received a large amount of upvotes which have been identified as serial upvotes and thus undone. Of course, I do not know who casted the votes. Given the definition of "...
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Bounty Community Ad Error

I just saw a strange error in one of the Community Promotion Ads – the "active bounty" ad (bounty.png). Currently it looks like this So, there are 1 active bounty which worth 0 reputation in ...
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Should we reformat references to deleted accounts?

Today I've discovered that one user who I was, let's say, following is not any more in TeX.SX. His account is now a gray user.... without any link. Of course I don't know the reason for this change, ...
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Rep cap today for me is 201 - is this a bug?

Look at my reputation today (+231): I got two accept ticks, which award me 30 reps in total. Therefore, I got 231 − 30 = 201 reps for votes received. I don't get any reputation from the upvote ...
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Merge {hyperlink} and {links}

I suggest to merge the tags hyperlink andlinks. They mean the same here. The Oxford dictionary reports: 1.5 short for hyperlink Update: There is also a similar tag cross-referencing. Should we ...
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How to file a bug report?

There are some meta-questions about bug reports evolving from questions (1, 2, 3). One way to deal with this is to file a bug report to the package's maintainer or to encourage others to do so. If ...
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Why LyX specific posts on tex.stackexchange.com are often been ignored?

LyX specific posts on tex.stackexchange.com are not really been answered so often as a post that is specific to a real LaTeX editor (non WYSIWYG) or even most if the post is not specific to an editor ...
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How to encourage people to send bug reports instead of using SX as kind of bugtracker, or at least send a bug report additionally?

This one is only one of many examples were a user has spotted a bug or incompatibility in one of my LaTeX packages. A (more or less) dirty work-around or patch is provided as answer, and the user is ...
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Answering in comments, why is it a trend? [duplicate]

I see so many people giving perfectly valid answers in comments to the question instead of answers. Why is that so? Comments cannot be marked as accepted answers, and people coming across the same ...
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More specific reasons for rejecting edits

I am quite new to TEX.SE, and I'm doing my best to reply to the posts I can and help out. Recently I noticed some edits being rejected, some of which I may understand, but then there's others which I ...
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How can I see the reason that is selected on deleting my post?

When someone is answering a question... the community (at least some members with a minimum amount of points -I suppose-)... can "flag" our post for deletion (through the button "delete"\footnotemark[:...
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Question on hold to closed: exist a time?

I wanted to know the following: since I had the opportunity to close, open, etc... questions I happened to see the words [on hold] and [closed] (for old answers). When does a question that is ...
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How to deal with people/answers who/which are rude and showoff skills

I am a beginner in TikZ and using the PGF manual to learn the same. This answer by an TikZ expert is prety rude and disappointing (especially observing the expertise the person has with the points) ...
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Red dot in review dropdown menu

From time to time, entries in the review dropdown menu are marked with a red dot and bold font for me instead of the usual gray dot: Even after doing the reviews and reloading the page this highlight ...
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Bug in markdown when having code after list [duplicate]

When I have a list like: one two and immediately afterwards code It does not render the code correctly. Here's what the edit-view of this post looks like
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Should we make the actions of “user” Community more advanced?

I have seen many questions bumped to the homepage by Community ♦. Many of the bumpings are very good: they tell us of unsolved questions which we can't find out in the set of more than 11k unanswered ...
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Edit the comment(s) of an OP

I ask to the more experts of TeX.SE if there is the possibility of editing the comments of users, without having to write or observe some errors of typography or code with another comment that could ...

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