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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 ...
Paulo Cereda's user avatar
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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 The poll questions are added as "answers" to this "question". Their answers have ...
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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 "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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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 ...
Martin Scharrer's user avatar
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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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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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TeXtalk interviews

TeXtalk 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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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: Wrong ...
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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 (...'s user avatar
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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!" link in the comments of their first question or answer. But I've seen a few recently (here's one) where users comment ...
Matthew Leingang's user avatar
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The duck giveaway 2016, seasonal edition

The Duck Giveaway 2016, Seasonal Edition Friends, the contest is over! The winning number was 50, picked by CarLaTeX. Thanks everybody for joining the contest! 'ello, ladies and gentlemen, boys ...
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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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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 I sent on 12/30/16 but still have not had any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Winterbash 2015 participation

Last year, TeX.SE opted out of participating in Winterbash 2014. Winterbash 2015 will begin shortly (December 14th, 2015 GMT). Are you interested to have TeX.SE join this year? The mods need to let SE ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...