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Can we please have a pamphlet for TeX.SE, too?

English.SE pamphlet

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    Which group would be the key target?
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    Nov 21, 2011 at 19:26
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    @JosephWright: Well, I thought about placing some at the local university. I would assume that there are some people using TeX and therefore might be interested in TeX.SE.
    – Stephen
    Nov 21, 2011 at 19:28
  • The ones who never experienced the Joys of LaTeX? :)
    – Count Zero
    Nov 21, 2011 at 19:28
  • When I wrote TeX, I wanted to say TeX, LaTeX, LuaLaTeX, XeTeX,...
    – Stephen
    Nov 21, 2011 at 19:31
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    I really like this idea. Nov 21, 2011 at 19:51
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    The first thing that I noticed was bad line justification in the English.SE pamphlet.
    – Aditya
    Nov 21, 2011 at 23:27
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    I think this would be a great idea - I'd love to put up a poster in my department advertising the site. However, as the English one is so awful, let's jump the gun (shark?) and make our own. Maybe we could collect ideas in the answers below? (PS to any SE employees, the English pamphlet isn't so bad, but it also doesn't quite leap out at you and say "Visit this site!".) Nov 22, 2011 at 7:46
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    We could offer typesetting these as a service to other SE...
    – qubyte
    Nov 25, 2011 at 13:14
  • I don't see the point very much. Is this to print and put on the walls of our workplaces? To send as an attachment in our mails to our coworkers, friends, etc? To share in our social networks? To put in our blogs? However, if you think it could be a good way of promoting the site, go for it! :) Nov 25, 2011 at 14:42
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    By the way, if the idea is to promote TeX.SE, maybe it would be nice to show a screen capture of a common/tricky question, along with its answer, conveniently tuned to the poster format, rather than showing a bunch of text and some web links. We could have several different posters with different questions-answers, and at the very bottom of each poster a sentence like "Find out more at tex.stackexchange.com". Our product are questions and answers, so why not show our product in the poster, and also show the people how this site works? Nov 25, 2011 at 14:55
  • Although I'm generally skeptical of the whole poster idea, if we are to make one, I really like Julian's idea of having multiple posters each with a different question.
    – Alan Munn
    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:11
  • I think I liked the idea but I thought the pamplet didn't look nice (no offence). I think an A4 (or equivalent) size poster would be a nicer idea and would appeal more to the eye. We should have enough experience in this forum to hack something together. All we need is agree on the content and then have somebody implement the poster.
    – user10274
    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:03

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Making a pamphlet for this site could be useful, if you have ideas for what you want to do with it. We made the English one mostly as a way to promote our academic programs, and to give the SE Ambassadors something to hand out to the people in their group. It wasn't very hard to make - you can use these section guidelines as a jumping off point if you want to make one yourselves:

  • Brief summary of the site (e.g. This is a free, community driven Q&A for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems...)
  • Example questions
  • Why should I use this site?

Obviously feel free to change the layout around, or redesign it however you'd like.

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