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How to properly edit code blocks when going from “4 spaces” to “3 backticks”?

As you all know, there are two ways to format blocks of code, four leading spaces in every line vs. three backticks around the code. Many new users know about the first method, but not the second. ...
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Is it acceptable to ask for solving a math problem using latex as a programming tool?

My lately asked question (deleted by me) about solving a problem using Newton's Method has been voted for close since it allegedly was not related to the site. Therefore, can't I ask to solve any math ...
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How to handle edits with information I can not verify myself

I created a post here once, to share my efforts on finding a tool to create Bibtex entries from websites. Now someone anonymous posts an edit which adds a new tool and clearly favors this new tool. I ...
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Why was this question downvoted? How to improve it?

Could you please tell me what's wrong with this question? Overleaf: PDF causing compilation timeout
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Explanations on why my answer had been downvoted (and removed), but a similar one accepted? Things I can improve?

I saw this question a few days ago: missing a tick label that has been named I answered the following, and it got downvoted (3 times), then deleted: Does this give what you want? xtick = {-3.14, -1....
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Space before the question mark in the title

In Why are there two commands doing the same: \> and \:?, the title looks a bit weird: Why are there two commands doing the same: \> and \:? IMHO, the title would profit from adding a space to ...
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How to write code which has a leading sequence of spaces within a comment?

On the main site of TeX-LaTeX-StackExchange within comments1 you can use backticks `code` for writing code. Seems this does not work when the piece of code has a leading sequence of spaces. E.g., ...
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Is there a possibility to edit your own answers some time later, without the question being pushed somewhere to the top of the "Active Questions"?

Is there a possibility to edit your own answers some time later, without the question being pushed somewhere to the top of the "Active Questions" and without the question attracting ...
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Should [springer] and [springernature] be synonyms of [sv-classes]?

We currently have the tags springer, springernature, sv-classes. The last one is the more widely used tag, with over 130 questions currently. The other two have only around 10 questions each. Should ...
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How are days visited figured?

Every day I make a point of going on all of the Stack sites I'm subscribed to so that I can get the badges for consecutive days. Today they were all okay, except for the Tex site that has reset from ...
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Could a default comment about MWEs be added in reviews?

Context Recently I noticed a very common behavior about new users, they ask questions without providing MWEs. As an example, this question have more than one comment about lack of MWE. While review ...
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Is it appropriate to add a tag that applies to the accepted answer rather than the question?

In the question posted here the OP uses suitable tags for the question, namely tikz-pgf, tikz-arrows, graphs. The accepted answer (mine) uses tikz-cd. Is it appropriate to add the tikz-cd tag to the ...
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How to quantitively and/or qualitatively say that a question is not related to this site?

For my last question Define a polynomial symbolically, then differentiate it to find its local maximum, I was told that asking for using TeX packages luacode or pythontex to make a complete ...
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A good way to ask a question?

I have been trying to find something on this site which provides guidance for someone asking a question as to how to do it in order to help someone answer it. I have failed. I'm sure that there must ...
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What is the most appropriate way to proceed if you think that a question or an answer that you did not write yourself probably needs to be edited?

What is the most appropriate way to proceed if you think that a question or an answer that you did not write yourself probably needs to be edited? E.g., something trivial to the experts and the ...
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Should we post a general question regarding "why can't I use this macro inside this other macro"?

^^ see title. I think it should be okay? Compare Should we post a catch-all question answering "What's this font?" on TeX.SX? - TeX - LaTeX Meta Stack Exchange What's the current problem? ...
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A user never answers questions, only asks them

I have come across one user who has asked 168 questions and never helped any other questioner with their problem. The OP has stated that their only interest is in posing questions and will not answer ...
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Submitted answer has incorrect statements about TeX, but code solves problem

Please advise. I asked a question and a submitted answer had code that solves the problem. However, the answer also starts with statements about TeX macros that contradict commonly used TeX ...
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Failure to show image that already exists in imgur

Question Why is there too much white space over my tikzpicture references an image that's already in Imgur using the <img> HTML mechanism. I attempted to display the image via the icon ...
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Updating tag wiki on Stack Overflow

Recently there has been a discussion on Meta Stack Overflow (again) about whether to ask LaTeX questions on Stack Overflow or on TeX.SE. I answered that question (https://meta.stackoverflow.com/a/...
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How to create multiple consecutive empty lines in Stack Exchange post

How do I create multiple consecutive empty lines in Stack Exchange post? I have tried searching for this, and nothing seems to work in my post. (Any advice on edits to this question are welcome.)
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Where are green outlined checkmarks in comments to my question? Cannot mark a comment as accepted answer

Stack Exchange directions state: To mark an answer as accepted, click on the check mark beside the answer to toggle it from greyed out to filled in. However, the comments to my question do not have ...
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Almost same code - syntax-highlighting produces different coloring - why?

In my answer to "listings - How to expand special characters inside lstinline?" I have two almost identical code-snippets. The only difference is that the first code-snippet additionally ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Enlarging the number of visible communities?

I know that it may be a more general question, but TeX.StackExchange is my main community. If I choose "Profile", I have on the left-hand side two frames: "Stats" and "...
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Passing of our friend Brent Longborough

It is with great sorrow that I write this thread to inform you of the passing of our dear friend Brent Longborough, on December 6th, 2021. According to his family, he passed with honour and grace, at ...
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Why is LaTeX and TeX not supported in the TeX stackexchange? [duplicate]

For some inexplicable reason, the normal $ notation for LaTeX is not supported on SE (other than math). How can I otherwise use TeX and LaTeX on this SE site at least?
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Is the "Activity" portion of the User page malfunctioning?

Currently when I visit my user page and select Activity and then Summary, the vote count for the Answers portion appears to be the vote count for the question rather than for my answer. Was there a ...
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No display of CTAN documentation of a package in pdf format on smartphones [closed]

I use a low-medium range smartphone. I don't understand why when I log on to CTAN and want to download a pdf this doesn't happen. What is the reason?
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Testing the possible duplicate technique before voting for close

In my question, it has been voted for close as a duplicate of this, however, I didn't manage to make the suggested approach work for me. So, can there be a message to the voters to carefully check if ...
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Do we need to create a new `plasTeX` tag?

Indeed, there are questions about this software. 44 questions about plasTex It is available here : plasTeX is a Python package to convert LaTeX markup to DOM Shouldn't we create a tag for plasTeX?
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #2 on TeX - LaTeX has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering ...
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{chinese} and {japanese} tags synonym of {cjk} tag

I would like to suggest that the tags chinese and japanese (the tag korean does not exist to date) should be treated as synonyms of the tag cjk. The reason is that this page primarily deals with ...
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Why can't I upvote posts when my account is new?

To upvote answers or questions I have to have 15 points. To get these I have to first create questions. I don't understand the reasoning behind this. Does creating questions make my upvotes more ...
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Election page shows contradictory info about the number of candidates

This is certainly a minor issue but I still decided to report it, just in case Although it says candidates 6 the ballot contains 5 candidates only.
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How to type keyboard keys in comments

In questions/answers we type keyboard keys using <kbd>KEY</kbd> which renders KEY. It does not work in comments. How can one type keyboard keys in comments?
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Run the codes in posts with a button [duplicate]

Recently I saw a post on StackOverflow in which a code snippet could be run by pressing a button. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/44380104/c-drawing-scatter-plot-on-ms-charts It was indeed really ...
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Why do I have a reversal If I'm not very active?

I have the next reputation history. I mean, I'm all for reversals, because they help prevent people from dishonestly earning reputation, but isn't this a bit of a stretch? Periods between votes: 5 ...
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Review queue shows an empty blue box when reaching the daily upvote limit

I recently reached the limit of daily upvotes and to my suprise the review queues of late answer and and first answers disappeared. In the details of the late answers it informs me that I reched the ...
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Go to page x button

I always found it irritating that on the question site you cannot jump to pages in the middle of the site. As you see in the picture you can jump to page 2-5 and 4501, but the questions in the middle ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Re-configuration of community bot?

The posting How to add a background image to a tabular? states quite clearly the problem, from the outset (no edits). Nevertheless, the community bot feels the necessity to comment: Please clarify ...
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Reputation stats not showing correctly in chat [duplicate]

The left most screen shows a user's reputation, the middle screen shows my reputation, and the rightmost screen shows the reputation stats displayed in the chat. The numbers seem awfully off - just ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, ...
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Enter the Matrix

Since a few days TUG has an official chat on the Matrix network. Below you can find some instructions on how to join the chat. Please let me know in the comments if anything is unclear. Matrix chat ...
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System (Still) Fails at Times to Notify the OP When an Answer is Posted

UPDATE: After not being notified of both answers today that were posted to my question: How to Display the Page Number Only (No Header) for Chapter Pages; Header Only, Elsewhere. I have added this as ...
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Where are the instructions?

There used to be instructions on how to format questions, which included such things as it displaying the compiled mwe. Are the instructions still available, and if so, how??
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Many thanks to Martin Scharrer

TeX-sx left beta in 2011, and since then we have had a team of three moderators: me (Joseph Wright), Stefan Kottwitz and Martin Scharrer. All of us have worked hard to make the community work, mainly ...
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Spread different approaches over several answers or keep them all in the same answer?

Assume someone asks a question and you can think of several fundamentally different approaches to the matter. E.g., when actually the question is about maintaining data via TeX, often different ...
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How can I push the undoing of marking as accepted an answer I gave in favor of marking as accepted a better answer given by someone else?

It happens from time to time/all the time that I realize that the answer someone else has given to a question is better than the answer I gave. This also happens in situations where the questioner has ...
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