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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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8 answers

Empathy for those who don't know LaTeX well

I'm a big proponent of TeX. I want it to be accessible to a broad family of people, not just those who are sufficiently technically-minded to understand its inner workings, and/or understand the ...
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Vote early and often!

I'm a moderator from MathOverflow, and this "question" is actually unsolicited advice, based on our experience from the initial launch of MathOverflow. We should encourage everyone to vote ...
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How do I draw this.....?

I know this question has been raised before at policy on "how do I draw this?" questions. I know a lot of us are annoyed by these questions. But I'm not so sure, as in the linked discussion, that ...
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Consensus vs accepted answers on meta

Let's get the facts straight Per SE policy, as outlined here the following applies On our main sites "the best answer" is somewhat fluidly defined as the superposition of the highest voted answer ...
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4 answers

Too rash decision about "duplicate"

There are people who can mark a thread as "duplicate" by single click. On the other hand, there are people who can only "vote" about it. Moreover, there are people who can do nothing about such ...
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How to deal with robo-reviewers?

The following is taken from What are the review queues, and how do they work?: The review queues (also known as review tasks) contain posts that possibly need community attention, as determined by ...
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Please, can we stop closing questions before the OP had a chance to react?

Recently a new pattern is emerging that is worrying me. A new user asks a question that may need some clarification. Well, it's the first question in a new forum, often by a TeX novice, often by a ...
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When flagging for close: Adding a reason

Posts on StackExchange are closed for numerous reasons, and ticking of the right box for the exact reason might not always fit the question quite right, or the reason might sometimes be very vague. ...
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Should we have a Grace period to avoid premature Voting to Close and Reopening Cycle

Although I have got sufficient reputation for Voting to Close, I rarely use (personal choice of course**) for a Q which is live on front page screen and less than 24 hrs old and for first-time users, ...
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1 answer

Close voting is not a sport

We strive to be a friendly and rational community here, but the question below Reducing the huge space before the first line of the KOMA letter class was just closed as "Too broad". This is a ...
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Insistence upon MWEs, duplicates, and answers thereto

A recent question appeared to me to be a duplicate of another. I flagged it as a potential duplicate. I also answered the question, restating the essential portion of the answer provided in the ...
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How about encouraging the users to provide MWE before asking questions?

In the lights of increase in the number of questions without MWE, I was wondering how can we encourage the users to provide MWE prior to submitting the questions. Considering that in many cases these ...
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