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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 ...
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Removing “thanks” from questions

Why when I make an edit to a question just to "remove thanks" it is always rejected and when it is done by some other users it is accepted? Are there "favourite users" here or, most probably, between ...
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What do you do when the OP rolls back an edit that improved its grammar?

If you edit a post by improving grammar, punctuation, and sentence flow, what do you do if the OP rolls it back to the poorly structure version? Here is the case in point: I'm using acronym ...
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Are there questions where we can recognize that a MWE is not necessary?

Question Is there a class of *TeX problem where we can readily recognize that MWEs are not really helpful or necessary — so that we can avoid putting people off by asking them for one? If so, ...
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Limiting the Length of Subject Titles

Recently, I've noticed very long, non-focused question titles. Should we encourage limiting question titles, and if yes, is there a way to enforce this? Personally, I am in favour of this as it ...
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First Post review process broken

For some time now I consider the review process broken, particularly the First Post queue, as too many review tasks are just rubber-stamped. This has been discussed on meta.so, and one possible ...
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Is the “First Posts” review queue partially broken?

Since March 19th, the number of reviewable "First Posts" has declined considerably. At first I suspected a yet-to-be-announced feature change in the review system, e.g. "First Posts" that receive ...
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Policy: Including external images from copyrighted (sometimes unknown to us) documents

To make it for record/reference, It's somewhat related to unlicensed fonts In the following Q the OP linked a pdf document(All rights reserved by Author, but freely available via university handle) ...
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Dictionary: Commonly Used English Acronyms and abbreviations at TeX.SX

Many times in chat or at the main site we discuss with each other using acronyms (short forms/jargon) of single-liners. In order to help new users, internet chat slang unaware users (myself), non-...