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"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 ...
Andrew Stacey's user avatar
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 "...
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(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, ...
Count Zero's user avatar
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27 votes
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When writing a comment, how do I ensure that the person it is addressed to gets notified?

Often I want to address a comment to a specific user. How can I do that? I've seen that I've got to use the @ symbol for this, but I didn't find the exact rules in the faq. Can I notify any user? Do I ...
Hendrik Vogt's user avatar
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14 votes
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Handling 'non-answers' from new(-ish) users

Making new users feel welcome is very important, and we've discussed before steps to avoid putting them off. At the same time, we want to encourage new users to follow the correct Q&A approach ...
Joseph Wright's user avatar
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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 ...
Quinn Culver's user avatar
27 votes
2 answers

New user asking for TeX.SX usage tips and tricks

Since I am a new user on TeX.SX, I would like to ask the community for some usage tips and tricks to aid us in efficiently using the site and other stackexchange sites. I will include some tips I have ...
Andreas's user avatar
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11 votes
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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 (...
Marijn's user avatar
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11 votes
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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 ...
Eric Hughes's user avatar
11 votes
1 answer

Suggestions for account merging across StackExchange network

Questions or new users are often migrated to TeX.SX from Stack Overflow (SO). We try to support their account mergers via the Text Building Blocks: Migrated questions/answers/users [Welcome to TeX....
Werner's user avatar
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10 votes
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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 ...
jub0bs's user avatar
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8 votes
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Not getting reputation points for suggested edits

I think the reputation system is broken... I have edited some questions and tags (TeX main site) and I do not have received the corresponding pontuation. Am I wrong? EDIT: Today I have only 54 ...
user avatar
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 ...
katang's user avatar
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-2 votes
1 answer

Correct "TeX.SX" section of the site FAQ

Currently, the "What kind of questions can I ask here?" section of the site FAQ reads: Welcome to TeX.SX! TeX.SX is for... However, this is incorrect, as the common nomenclature in use to indicate ...
casperOne's user avatar
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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. ...
Adam Liter's user avatar
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