Linked Questions

141 votes
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Often referenced questions

Quick links (alphabetically) Additional (math) operators, relations and so on ❧ Beamer ❧ Bibliographies and citations ❧ Classes and class options ❧ Core concepts ❧ Cooperation with editors and non-TeX ...
354 votes
12 answers

I've just been asked to write a minimal working example (MWE), what is that?

I was posting some question about this strange thing LaTeX is doing when I try to compile my thesis. Someone asked me to provide a minimal example that reproduces the problem. My thesis is now a few ...
28 votes
4 answers

"Just do it for me" text building block

We get a few questions that boil down to "just do it for me" (often, but not confined to, drawing questions). These can be highly irritating - especially if you've seen a few go by in a short space ...
192 votes
13 answers

Text building blocks

There are some replies that are used quite often. For example, the first reply to many questions is a demand for a minimal example. These replies should typically include a link with additional ...
51 votes
2 answers

Why is "thanks" inappropriate at the end of a question?

This question seems to indicate that it is inappropriate to say "thanks" at the end of a question, but does not provide justification. In a question I once asked, such thanks were removed and I tried ...
11 votes
2 answers

automatic check for MWE

For many questions (although not all), a MWE is helpful (see, e.g., Should minimal examples be required, or just encouraged, for questions to be answered?). However, many posts don't include one (...
41 votes
6 answers

Useful StackApps and other User Scripts for TeX.SX

Some people might not know it, but on there are several applications / user scripts available which makes certain tasks easier for moderators and other users which often post ...
11 votes
1 answer

Why are there tengwar on the TeX stack exchange background?

The top left of the background image contains the tengwar (elvish script) for "ash nazg durbatulük, ash nazg gimbatul," ("One ring to rule them all; one ring to find them") the first line of the ...
4 votes
1 answer

How to make an account?

How can I make an account? The Welcome to TeX.SX! page suggests "please consider registering your account", without saying how. If I start from the option "help" presents me ...
61 votes
4 answers

Our Do-it-for-me and Draw-it-for-me comments don't reflect our hypocrisy. Can they be improved?

Yes, we don't like people pasting something and asking how can I do this? or if it is TikZ, PSTricks, Asymptote case how can I-draw this? without even making a template of a TeX document, let alone ...
36 votes
3 answers

Do we follow StackExchange rules?

I ran across the following question on the hot question list: Nice scientific pictures show off By StackExchange rules, this question is clearly not suitable. It is far too broad. Also, it is a "...
17 votes
0 answers

Changing stock comment for "'just do it for me' graphics questions" [duplicate]

Edit: @percusse asked a similar/the same question here, and there seems to be a bit more uptake on that version of the question, so perhaps this question should be closed as a duplciate of that one. ...
10 votes
1 answer

Text building block referring to "too localized" must be rephrased

Now that "too localized" is no longer a valid reason for closing a question, the following text building block should be rephrased. [Welcome to TeX.SX!]( On ...
44 votes
4 answers

Welcome page needs more welcoming

We try to welcome all new users to the site by giving them a "Welcome to!" link in the comments of their first question or answer. But I've seen a few recently (here's one) where users comment ...
31 votes
3 answers

(How much) should we wait for a MWE from the OP?

I tried to make the question as concise as possible. I apologize if it appears misleading after reading further on and invite you to find a better 'title'. And now to the core of the problem: AFAIK, ...

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