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When are big-list questions not opinioned-based?

The question Are there visual illustrations on the struggle of Word on formatting in comparing with LaTeX? is closed for being opinion-based. How is it be different to the rest of big-list questions? ...
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Canonical question on enabling shell-escape in different editors

Update I added the question: How to enable shell-escape?. Please contribute with an answer for your own editor or toolchain. Thank you. There are many questions where (part of) the solution is to ...
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Questions about the differences between a set of packages

For example: Pros and Cons of each \marginpar, sidenote, scrlayer-notecolumn and other maginalia packages (question I was thinking of answering) Fundamental differences : PSTricks, TikZ/PGF and ...
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List of Perl scripts that have fixed the unescaped literal character problem

There are a number of useful Perl scripts distributed with TeX and friends. Perl deprecated the use of unescaped literal characters in regular expressions in version 5.16 and now they're no longer ...
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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes

There is a similar popular question at MSE. The purpose of this thread is to help focus the attention of the community on posts that may require exceptional handling. This includes requests for ...
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Should we have a big list question "What package are you working on"?

I'm getting the impression that a question of the type "I've written this package. What do you think about it?" is not well suited for the mechanics of this site. Currently there are two questions of ...
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Who has a GitHub, Bitbucket, other code profile?

In the style of Who are the package maintainers here? and other big-list questions, I was wondering who here (package maintainer or no) has a GitHub, Bitbucket, CTAN author page, Launchpad, or other ...
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Previous editing and etiquette discussions

We have a recurring theme of Official capitalization of (La)TeX and friends, removing Thanks, code blocking code snippets, retagging, grammar fixing etc. discussion here on Meta-TeX-SX. The reason ...
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Which answers would be a valuable addition to the tikz/pgf manual to document existing features

This site is an amazing resource for those who are interested in tikz/pgf. Sometimes, the official manual is not as clear as it could be and some important piece of information are given here. So I'...
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Who are the book authors here?

Some people of this community write packages but there are also those that write books. Therefore I ask, what community members have written books on TeX and friends? (One answer per book or series ...
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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 ...
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Which questions led to the creation of a new package? occasionally inspires people to be ingeniously creative and write cool packages. Let's have a list of all the CTAN packages that originated in a question on I suggest a single CW ...
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Who are the package maintainers here?

Quick links: LaTeX Packages A-M, N-Z ❧ LaTeX Classes ❧ ConTeXt Modules ❧ Generic Packages ❧ Support Scripts ❧ Biblatex Styles A fair few users here have ...
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StackExchange secret pages

So I recently learned about the review page. What other unlinked goodies pages exist?
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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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When questions are converted to communiti wiki - how should we treat existing answers?

If an author or moderator would change a question to community wiki, already existing answers would'nt be converted automatically. Should we convert also the existing answers? All, or just the top ...
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How to manage big lists?

It has been more or less accepted that big-list questions can be useful and are welcome in the site. But I think we should try to define some guidelines on how these questions should be handled by the ...
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FAQ request: encourage use of [big-list] meta-tag

The About meta-tagging qn tried to help us reach a policy on meta-tags. I'm not convinced by Jeff's argument, but I'm relaxed about losing most of them, with the single exception of the [big-list] ...
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