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Make TeX.SX look nice again!

A collection of user scripts to make the main site look a bit better again, after the new design has gone live on August 3, 2018. The scripts can be used e.g. with Tampermonkey (Chrome) Greasemonkey ...
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Videos of TeX Users Group 2018 conference talks are online!

The TeX Users Group 2018 annual conference was held in Rio de Janeiro (at the mathematics institute called IMPA) in July. Many TeX.SE users participated and even gave talks there. You can watch videos ...
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What is your motive to put time and effort into looking for unanswered questions? would it cease someday?

First of all, I know that this is a Q&A website, and of course I am always happy to get answers to my good and even naive questions from the Latex experts on this site. So, this pushed me to ask ...
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Community effort in fixing the double backslashes issue

First things first, the background for this meta thread is the following issue reported by Enrico Gregorio (egreg) at the beginning of the year (January 11, 2017): Double backslashes disappear from ...
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A clock into StackExchange to access time counting

Dear users I sent the following request to the Stack Overflow team who suggested I submit it to the website contact http://meta.tex.stackexchange.com. I sent on 12/30/16 but still have not had any ...
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Winterbash 2016 participation

Last year, TeX.SE joined in on Winterbash 2015. Winterbash 2016 is around the corner and sites will soon have the option of opting in/out. In order to solicit opinion from the community, please cast ...
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Do we have a low answer-acceptance rate here?

Browsing through my old answers (looking for a bit of code I wrote) I notice that many of them are on questions for which an answer has never been accepted, even when there are multiple upvoted ...
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Why do (top) users on this site have such high reputations?

This is something that I've found vaguely weird about this site for some time: the reputations of top users are insanely high here. Today I got curious and went to other big sites on the network, and ...
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Contributions to TeX related journals are Welcome from TeX community! TUGboat, Ars TeXnica, Die TeXnische Komödie

Our community is growing and many people are around who are expert in various parts of TeX and friends. While the site is a very good place where looking for ideas and help when we have a problem to ...
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TeX & Friends Demographics

I have been noticing (or may be it's just a feeling?) that many of TeX and friends contributors/enthusiasts are Europeans rather than North Americans despite that fact that the fathers of TeX and ...
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Community statistics

What characteristic behaviour does our community exhibit? Is it possible to capture this through some statistic or visually through graphs? Certainly! There is a host of information available through ...
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Using TeX to help others

On TeX.SX we can help other people use TeX and friends. But what are some ways we can use TeX and friends to help other people? Most users here, it seems, are typesetting research theses, articles,...
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Thanks to the Community

I know that the post will very likely be deleted. I try it anyway: I just finished my (German) PHD project and I wanted to thank the community here for all the help and inspiration. The thesis can ...
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Would like to find people for developing project – appropriate?

I have this need for a biblatex package for legislation and other legal documents (for reference: What is the proper way to cite a legal document? and many other questions) and I was thinking of ...
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How prevalent are TeX & its variants in k-12 education?

In my workplace (a US high school) I am the sole TeX user, and have been for a while. So I'm curious: are there any other secondary school teachers (not necessarily in the US) on tex.SX? If so, what ...
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My votes on the new community ads get reverted

For the beginning, it's true that I don't like the fact that we use the same community ads again and again. According to that, I've decided that I'll downvote those 2014 community ads that I don't ...
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LaTeX Referenz in English [closed]

Not too long ago, I think it was at the beginning of November, the LaTeX Referenz by Herbert Voß was released for free, but its in German (am not saying its a bad thing). Are there any plans on ...
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Do all the eminent computer scientists use LaTeX and friends? [closed]

I am not sure if this belonged to the main site. I am putting it here to be on the safe side. Use of TeX/LaTeX have been pioneered by the computer scientists and mathematicians. Now, it is no longer ...
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When are you not on TeX.SX?

The question is: When am I not in TeX.SX? Usually as soon as I have access to the Internet, I connect to this site more like how people do with facebook. What is your case?
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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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Does anyone know of a good host for LaTeX software development? - SourceForge has a new owner and installers might get bundled up with adware [closed]

This is a question because of something I stumbled over on reddit. I wanted to "alert" the community to the issue which is, as far as I understood it: software from SourceForge might only be available ...
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Consider putting tex.stackexchange.com in thesis acknowledgements

I'd like to add this fantastic forum and community for all the help with typesetting and formatting my thesis. Is there a defined way to do it/refer to TeX ?
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Thank you TeX.SE!

I just got my first book published and I would like to thank everyone here at TeX.SE for the help that they provided by answering the questions that I posted. I know that accepting an answer is ...
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Quoting the UK TeX FAQ

This is not a new issue, but was inspired by a recent question. There are a lot of questions here that can be answered (and indeed, are answered) with a direct link to the identical topic in the UK ...
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Welcome page needs more welcoming

We try to welcome all new users to the site by giving them a "Welcome to TeX.sx!" link in the comments of their first question or answer. But I've seen a few recently (here's one) where users comment ...
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Are any of you interested in starting an online LaTeX course?

What are your feelings about this? I got this inspiration by the courses the MIT and Harvard are giving online nowadays. I took the introduction to electronics of the MIT, and I must say they are ...
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Which is more common: “TeX.SE” or “TeX.SX”?

I have seen people refer to this site as "TeX.SE" and "TeX.SX". Which is more common? Is one preferred (by appearing in official places)? I don't think that standardization is necessary: usage will ...
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Follow and help the English Language Learners SE proposal!

There is a proposal for an English Language Learners SE site. I leave up to each of you to have their opinion on the proposal, but I think it needs more attention! Also TeX.SE could benefit if some ...
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What makes a good community advert?

The Community Promotion Ads - 2013 question has recently appeared on meta. In a comment there, tohecz points out that the stats for the 2012 ads show that older ads get far fewer clicks than newer ...
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What's the best way to let the community know of an interesting document on typesetting that's just been published?

today i posted on the ams server a pdf copy of ellen swanson's "mathematics into type". i had earlier mentioned in an answer to this question that it was going to happen, and therefore edited that ...
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Follow and help the Typography.SE proposal! [closed]

There is a proposal for a Typography.SE site. I leave up to each of you to have their opinion on the proposal, but I think it needs more attention! So please go to its Area51 page, make your opinion ...
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TeXtalk interviews

TeXtalk http://tex.blogoverflow.com/files/2012/02/textalk2.png Introduction As part of the celebrations of our first birthday, we decided to interview great members of our community. Since we ...
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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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Some thoughts about TeX.StackExchange

To begin with, this is not a real question, so probably it will soon be removed by our moderators, but I'm writing it anyways. The day after tomorrow will be one year since I registered to TeX....
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How can I thank a user for editing (and improve) my answer?

Most of my answers are full of spelling and grammar errors (nothing a spell checker can help). But fortunately there are some users who (often) edit my answers and fix all (or most) of those mistakes. ...
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What are the pros and cons of TeX.SX compared to Usenet groups, mailing lists and web forums?

In response to the blog post about the TeX.SX TUG membership, Jürgen said in his blog, translated: It's a mystery to me how it can come about that somebody chooses a web forum for communication, ...
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Site usage statistics

Just recently, Joseph Wright blogged about One year of TeX.SX, with the evident display of Yearling badges that subsequently followed on the TeX.SX side bar. As a fairly new user to TeX.SX, I've also ...
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TeX Community Polls

Welcome to the TeX.SX Community Poll thread! This thread is used for opinion and usage polls around TeX and TeX.sx. The poll questions are added as "answers" to this "question". Their answers have ...
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TeX.SX T-Shirts

The idea of TeX.SX T-shirts came recently up in the chat. Would there be any interest from people to buy one? The idea is that we designed it ourselves and have it produces. I just had a quick look ...
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TeX Stack Exchange Moderator Cards

We recently printed some business cards for our Stack Exchange employees and they turned out great. It got us thinking: our sites' moderators have been working hard to keep our sites high quality for ...
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A 'tools' section in the TeX-SX project in Launchpad

I'd like to say it's great to see a compilation of packages built from answers gathered in the community. Though the project goals are explicitly defined, and I quote, The goals are to provide good ...
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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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How long should the site remain in Bootstrap mode once it leaves Beta?

I believe that the default for a new site is to enter bootstrap mode, which is a state where reputation limits are relaxed while the site revs up. From the SE description: Bootstrap Mode helps to ...
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How can we attract experienced TeX hackers to participating on this website?

As pointed in the comment below there are two =) I wish for Knuth to pop in here one day ;-)
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How “elitist” should the site be?

Scott Morrison made a few comments in the domain name thread calling himself a "shameless elitist". I guess it's a good question to ask then: how "elite" is this site? Do we aim for every kind of TeX ...
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Should we allow “summary of information” posts?

The question List of useful external tools has triggered a discussion about the kinds of questions that should be allowed on the site. Specifically, how do we handle questions that are intended to ...
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LaTeX editing discussions that are editor specific

Will it be appropriate on this forum to discuss LaTeX editing issues that are editor specific? For example, the two responses to this question are Emacs specific. While AUCTeX and RefTeX make Emacs-...
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What should our domain name be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: ...
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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 ...