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MWE with basic structure or lots of hacks showing attempted solution?

Often users are asked to show a MWE showing what has been attempted to solve the problem. I've received a good answer to a question. But the answer alone doesn't work completely for my real code. By ...
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To make a tag for a synonym tag: explanations

I have wanted to create for an existing timeline tag two synonyms called chronosys and chronology. Is it correct my work to create new synonyms tags or my procedure is wrong? What should I do so that ...
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Sorting answers in one question thread

The answers are typically sorted in each thread: accepted answer followed by answers sorted by the earned points. But my account has changed this feature a few days ago and I don't know how. Now, the ...
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Abolishing Minimal Working Examples (MWEs) for that they make the question (and answers) too specific

I see MWEs being requested in the comments of almost any question without it. Even if the question could have been rightfully general, a MWE forces it to be way too specific. For example; Array ...
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How to support XeTeX development and bugfixing with donation of money or hardware? [migrated]

I failed to find a way to support Xe(La)TeX directly. I looked into https://tug.org/donate.html , https://sourceforge.net/projects/xetex , and https://www.dante.de . Since the project seems to have ...
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How do I list all my own questions?

There are hundreds of pages explaining how to search your own questions, or answers to them, but nothing that I can see about just getting a list of them. Some answers suggested using the Advanced ...
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How to anonymously support the contributors?

I'm bad at (La)TeX and appreciated the help of several contributors quite a lot here. They saved my assday many times. Kudo points (reputation) at StackExchange are fun but probably have no real ...
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TUG 2020 is going online July 24, 25 and 26th

TUG 2020 announcement The 41st annual TeX user conference (TUG 2020) is going digital on July 24, 25, 26. Register for free! Introduction As we move TUG 2020 completely online, we look forward to ...
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Casual Note Taking alternative to Microsoft Word [closed]

I usually type my notes instead of writing them because I always end up needing to make a lot of changes. I usually type my notes in a conversational format so that I can easily recall the content ...
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What potential problems should be checked for in the great CommonMark switch?

tex.sx is scheduled to undergo a code conversion to CommonMark tomorrow (10 June 2020); for details, see We're switching to CommonMark. The last time an under-the-covers code conversion was ...
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The CommonMark diary

Friends, The StackExchange network decided to switch to CommonMark. The last time SE decided to make some changes, we experienced a lot of problems. Worse, any official position from the Powers That ...
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Should the mapping tag be burninated?

The mapping tag on TeX.SX has absolutely no definition or guidance. The questions about it are a grab-bag asking about everything from graphing a conformal mapping to the Mapping= feature of fontspec ...
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Official number of TeX.SE users

In these days I have asked myself one question: how many are the total users of TeX.SE? From the tables that I am attaching I do not see any global number.
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What to do with a question requesting specifically for a bad practice?

While checking unanswered beamer questions (which are about 280 at the moment with little activity), I found this question. The OP requests in this question something that seems to be a very bad ...
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Is the reputation value increasing?

I feel like 1 rep today is earned harder than 10 years ago. Here is my reasoning. At the very beginning, the simplest and more fundamental questions were asked on this site. Plus, there wasn't any &...
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tex.stackexchange preview snippet [duplicate]

What are ways to preview the output of snippets and "minimal working examples" in a question or answer posted on tex.stackexchange? I was asked to use pastebin, which requires a login. I guess, a ...
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What is a “do it for me” question?

There is a huge number of questions using the term "do it for me" question (such as [1], [2], [3] and many more), and I would like to understand what the term means. The most precise definition I have ...
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A plea to those who answer “just do it for me” questions: please edit question titles to be usefully descriptive as well

Dear people who like to answer "just do it for me question" (especially of the TikZ sort, but possibly others.) Many such questions have titles that are fundamentally useless for searching purposes. ...
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Additional “Field of expertise” tag when posting a question

In TeXample, there is an interesting "Scientific and technical areas" part that really helps to find more efficiently kind of canonical graphs in these fields. On TeX.SE unfortunately, such "field ...
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TeX.SE editor: insert citation

In the site Math.SE. I have seen that there is also an icon (marked with an orange square in the image below) named "insert citation". In TeX.SE this icon doesn't exist. Is it important to have this ...
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Typo in Markdown Help

The first sample code paragraph for Basic Links at Markdown Help seems a bit messed up, with the links within the sentence being in the wrong order, and may not very helpful for a puzzled reader ...
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Made new tag, but misspelled it

On this question I made I tried to make a new tag istgame, but I misspelled as istgames. istgame is the actual name of the package for LaTeX. Now I cannot remove the old tag or even make the correct ...
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Overlapping texts

I notice that increasingly when I look at an SE entry comments are overwritten by extraneous text and further that in at least one case the bottom of a question overlaps the answer. How can the ...
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Edit approved by mistake, what to do next?

I recently approved an edit (within the Suggested Edits review queue) by mistake. How can I retract/revert the vote?
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Is there no way at all to typeset equations using TeX on the TeX SE at all? [duplicate]

I understand that the feature to render TeX in between Markdown/HTML using the \$ as delimiters was disabled, or the powers that be decided not to adopt it because of the meta aspect of it, that ...
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RTFM, but for the log file

How about a polite way to invite to take a deeper look at the .log file? This is meant for a contribution to be added to Text building blocks. It is agreed that to RTFL someone in the answer is ...
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Non correspondence between the total votes and the numbering indicated in the orange rectangle [duplicate]

My simple question is this. If the number indicated below indicates the daily votes assigned to me, why do I have three votes remained? So I'll never get to 40 total votes. Is the problem because I ...
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How to deal with an accidental downvote?

I accidentally downvoted an answer that I really meant to upvote, and didn't realize it until it was too late. (The answer not only gives the desired result, but includes a good explanation, so a ...
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How to tag questions about TeXbook, but not the TeXbook source?

I'd like to know how to tag questions regarding the TeXbook contents (i.e. lessons, exercises ...). Going by the description of texbook.tex: Questions about texbook.tex, the source of The TeXbook. ...
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About asking to undelete or reopen a specific post on Meta

This question is whether or not it is useful to have meta questions that are (just) requests to reopen or undelete a post. Some users seem to suggest that the answer is yes. I find this a bit ...
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How to deal with downvotes and revenge downvotes?

I had a very bad experience when downvoting an answer: I left in the comment the motivation of the downvote, and after that, the user clarified a little bit the answer I removed the downvote but the ...
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Stack changed a text/quote block

What happened to the quote block on this website that used ">"? I remember it had a yellowish block. But now when I use it I see a grey bar like this I don't like this aesthetic very much, so I ...
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Visual search on TeX.SE

In many questions we're likely to post an image of what we're looking for. And there are often multiple visuals for the answer. Is there a way to search the questions via the thumbnails posted on the ...
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Request to undelete

Please undelete https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/534505/208429 The close comment says "This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a ...
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Dark mode in TeX Stack Exchange

I just realised that there is an option for dark mode for Stack Overflow. I was wondering if there is any chance our community could use it too.
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A follow option: how does it work?

I recently saw this addition at the bottom of posts: What does this follow option provide? Is there any guide that mentions what I can do and don't do with it? Who has used this follow option and for ...
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An information of a pink bar: flags

I was just wondering why some flags are highlighted with a pink background? I only have two pink ones. What's the reason? Thank you very much.
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Does adding an explanation in an edit make it “deviate from the intent”?

I suggested an edit to a question after it was suggested in another comment when I added some explanatory discussion. However, the edit got rejected on the grounds of changing the intent, although I ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Unknown users within the Suggested Edits review queue

On several occasions I have found that in the Suggested Edits review queue there are new (low-reputation) users who almost always suggest insignificant or irrelevant changes to questions or answers. ...
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If the 365-day roomba requirement 'has 1 or 0 comments' were dropped, would valuable contributions be lost?

The old question roomba requirements are: If the question is more than 365 days old, and ... has a score of 0 or less, or a score of 1 and a deleted owner has no answers is not ...
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Is Wikipedia <math> on topic?

Tex.sx has a tag for questions that is named wiki and currently has this description: Topics linked to usage of TeX in wiki-type websites, such as Wikipedia. Wikipedia (run by Wikimedia, running ...
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How can we improve the “quality” of questions so a search for information is more reliable?

Often, a question is not phrased clearly or lacks the terms that another user would use in searching for information. This is often not the "fault" of the person asking the question, who may not be ...
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Display comments in vertical position [closed]

I wanted to know if the comment display problem concerns all TeX.SE users. I see them in a strange position compared to a few days ago.
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Is there a way to give anonymous feedback without flagging?

Probably many of you have seen low-quality answers, for which less versed users may not immediately see that the answer is low-quality. A specific situation could be answers to TikZ questions in which ...
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Empathy for those who don't know LaTeX well

I'm a big proponent of TeX. I want it to be accessible to a broad family of people, not just those who are sufficiently technically-minded to understand its inner workings, and/or understand the ...
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Tags are getting replaced after using them

I just asked a question which was partly about the list of figures. I typed listof into the tag-input and both listoffigures and listoftables appeared as suggestions. I selected both of them. However, ...
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Good practice for edit summary?

It happens that I edit my own answers. This is because I often write spontaneously and hereby tend to write long sentences. Later I realize how incomprehensible my wordings are. English is not my ...
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“header” tag synonym of “header-footer”

I think the header tag is useless since there is header-footer. It should be removed or rendered a synonym of header-footer.
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Timeline…for some users or for all?

Since a few minutes I saw that on the site there is the icon of the timeline to edit a question/answer. Is this available for all users?

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