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Supplementary questions to an already existing question [duplicate]

I often find an answer to my question, but only partial. For instance, people make a nice suggestion on how to modify something in LaTeX, but do not specify how to make the return to default, original ...
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354 votes
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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 ...
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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 ...
41 votes
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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 ...
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My question was already asked, but its accepted answer doesn’t suit me

I have a question I’d like to ask — and it turns out to be pretty much an exact duplicate of an earlier question, except with a very slightly different example. (Specifically, the difference is just ...
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How to handle completely rewriting questions instead of asking follow-up questions?

First of all: I do not want to blame someone, so the example here is only an example no statement against a person! Have a look at this revision 3 to a question: As you can see, someone asked a ...
Schweinebacke's user avatar
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1 answer

How can I know whether an answer is obsolete?

While I was looking for some information, I found a question about the exact problem I'm having. Unfortunately, the provided solution requires manually spacing row heights. And I'm a bit unsatisfied ...
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New users - How to do good questions and answers?

I am a new user of and probably this could be a stupid question, but is there any information about how to pose good questions and make good answers? I think it could be useful ...
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Is it ok to change an OP's question to fit an answer?

An interesting issue has arisen with the question How to use Georgia as a font in LaTeX? In the OP's original question, (s)he demonstrates with a code snippet how (s)he is able to use the Georgia font ...
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How much explanation in an answer?

I've noticed in my short time on that the amount of explanation given in an answer varies greatly. As a LaTeX beginner I find that answers that provide a bit of explanation in addition to ...
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What to do about upvoted "wrong"/off-topic answers?

I asked a question about decorations in tikz here and received two answers that have nothing to do with decorations or tikz, but sidestep the problem using pstricks. I appreciate the effort made by ...
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Should I ask one question with many requirements instead of many questions on same topic?

When I make fillable form using hyperref package, I face many problems and I sometimes don't get wanted features. So, then I ask a question in this site for this feature. When someone give the ...
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A suggestion to improve learning curve for new users of TikZ

Regarding the use of TikZ, I am a beginner ..... One can easily judge this by looking at my points (showed next to my username). I am trying to learn these tools to make effective documents. So far, ...
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How to go about resurrecting an old question that already has an accepted answer?

Quite a while ago I asked this question about biblatex receiving a "hackish" answer that solved my problem at the time (although it is certainly not perfect as I have to change the content of my .bib ...
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Follow up questions to answered thread

I have marked a thread as answered many times, but on a few of them, I later asked a follow up comment. Do the answers not get notified when the thread is marked answered? Or is common just to ...
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