Joseph Wright pointed out the following questions:
Where we see a divide in the TeX Exchange Community regarding whether or not to have TeX allowed on the site. Namely because people tend to not properly mark their source code in their questions and thus the rendering of TeX actually hinders the forum. However, a simple reminder when posting new questions may be enough to resolve that issue...
I personally am in favor of having TeX on TeX Stack Exchange. Especially having used MathJaX which is implemented on other S.E. sites like Mathematica Stack Exchange in conjunction with TeX source code (as Mathematica has a
TeXForm function and its behavior may wish to be modified) without issue.
So I would like to propose the following:
As it would make sense -- in some cases -- to be able to render some things in TeX when asking questions can we not have MathJaX on the site, with a reminder when asking new questions (or under the How To Format box on the right) to make sure source code is not rendered
Alternatively, could TeX Stack Exchange get an account with an online TeX editor like ShareLaTeX thereby allowing us to upload our M.W.E.s for others to see and comment solutions / problems?
I proposed ShareLaTeX as it:
- has access to all the ctan packages without having to download them which some users may have to do if they wish to answer the question.
- has various compilers like LuaLaTeX, XeLaTeX, etc
- allows for collaborators (users answering the question) and chat (thereby clearing up chatty comments)
- serve as a reference point to find code that answers new questions