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System Fails at Times to Notify the OP When an Answer is Posted

I have noticed over the past week that I am not always notified by the system that an answer has been posted to my question. The first instance that I noticed was Putting a Code to the Right of an ...
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Many thanks to Martin Scharrer

TeX-sx left beta in 2011, and since then we have had a team of three moderators: me (Joseph Wright), Stefan Kottwitz and Martin Scharrer. All of us have worked hard to make the community work, mainly ...
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Spread different approaches over several answers or keep them all in the same answer?

Assume someone asks a question and you can think of several fundamentally different approaches to the matter. E.g., when actually the question is about maintaining data via TeX, often different ...
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How can I push the undoing of marking as accepted an answer I gave in favor of marking as accepted a better answer given by someone else?

It happens from time to time/all the time that I realize that the answer someone else has given to a question is better than the answer I gave. This also happens in situations where the questioner has ...
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Don't forget to vote

This is meant as just a gentle nudge to remind people who are pre-disposed to vote but who, maybe, have let it slip a bit to get back in the habit. A little background for others: this site is, ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

The title is the same as in the corresponding topic on Meta.StackExchange.com Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers Today we changed the way we sort answers on Stack ...
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Question with MathJaX tag

In different occasions when I see a question tagged MathJaX I think many times if I should answer it or not. Generally on the TeX.SE. site the questions marked with this tag are off-topic. Which are ...
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How to get a more up-to-date answer to rise to the top?

The answers to this question about LaTeX support in OneNote have changed a lot since the question was asked, and since the currently accepted answer was chosen (accepted answer was written in 2011, ...
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Is it about time to add 'texlive-2021' tag?

Is it about time to add texlive-2021 tag? There is already one question concerning the newest distribution.
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Closing as dup, while the linked Q/A takes longer to decipher than the current one?

Just another beautiful day and I was thinking about what closing as duplicate means. Certainly the rule of thumb/motivation is that if a question is answered once, don't answer twice. And then there ...
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Missed the time of the day, hour, minute on every profile?

I've noticed, and I hope that I'm not wrong, that every user profile is missing the time and the date when they last logged in TeX.SE. The question, although synthetic, refers to the opening or ...
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Can't login with an another device: I have connected my Stack-overflow account to Tex.SE

my qustion on SO: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/68554208/i-have-connected-my-stack-overflow-account-to-tex-se-and-meta-se-cant-login-wi I am @Gomesz785.(SO account, Tex.SE account) One week ago ...
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Targeted downvoting: information related to my profile

I would like to find out information about voting behaviour against me on this site (Main and/or Meta). Does such information exist? If so, where can I find it? For example these are related only on ...
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Coming up with a question, while trying to answer another one

Let's assume a user tries to find an answer for a question posed by another user. After a while, he addresses the question posed but he bumps into a new issue stemming from the solution he found. What ...
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This SE site is probably the most welcoming of the whole network

This is not a question but a subjective opinion I have expressed elsewhere as well. I am on SE for 12 or so years and I was always disappointed by the toxicity of many main "SE network nodes"...
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Color changed (orange) for up-down vote on main site and for my avatar on meta.tex.se [closed]

I have not understood the reason of the different color of my avatar on TeX.SE.meta and the main site as the up/down vote and other backgrounds are all colored with the color orange. Why?
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Would it be OK to reference the existence of my LaTeX book in my name on this site?

I'm currently running a kickstarter for my LaTeX book. I was thinking that I might change my display name to something like "Don Hosek—author of The Preppy Lion: An Author's Guide to LaTeX" ...
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Community Ads for 2021

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. All ads with a score of 6 or higher, or with a score of 4 or higher and no downvotes will be displayed (except for any that have a note from ...
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Should questions be closed just because the OP did not accept one of the answers?

There seems to be a systematic campaign of closing question just because the OP did not accept one of the answers Example 1: I’m voting to close this question because it seems that OP is not active ...
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Watched Tags: no coloring questions

In the panel on the right I have highlighted a few tags that are my favorites. This generated a light pastel color that let me know that the question was among my favorites and referred to a tag in ...
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Cant open the Springer llncs downlaod [closed]

I am trying to download this llncs file from Springer. However it only shows a blank page. Does somebody know how to get this working?
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Is it appropriate to include encouraging/positive motivational remarks in the factual answer to a question?

TeX-LaTeX StackExchange is a forum where questions are addressed in a factual manner. Suppose a responder gets the impression that the questioner is frustrated or desperate because s/he can't figure ...
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Answering this 3-year-old closed question?

I recently found this question: Parts of my text disappears! I had the exact same problem in my document and also cannot upload a MWE. Nonetheless, a comment to this question contained a "...
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Is closing a question as off-topic for being answered in the comments a valid close reason on this site?

Just looking for clarification of the off-topic close rules here. My question How to remove indentation from one section? was just closed as off-topic. The comments indicate that at least one person ...
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Where can we ask questions about GNU TeXmacs?

We are 2021... TeX/LaTeX is often imposed on scientists and students, while there are user friendlier alternatives around such as GNU TeXmacs. It is a shame that TeXmacs does not get more attention, ...
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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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Two [columns] meanings

I was trying to find a comprehensive question about best practices to make a multicolumn document, but it looks like columns encompasses both table columns and text columns! Table columns 378: ...
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Difference between “poor answer” and “answer does not attempt answering the question”

This question is based on this answer. The corresponding question basically says: I want to draw this picture in tikz. The answer basically says: Do not use tikz, but another program and then import ...
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How do I get a question re-opened with providing a reason

There is a question that I have an answer to but it has been closed by several respondents as a duplicate and pointing to an answer. In my view the source duplicate is very specific whereas there are ...
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TeXdoc links no longer work

(This is somewhat late, but I haven't seen any mention of it.) A little while ago (before February, I think), TeXdoc.net changed their URL structure. Before, the link to the TeX WEB documentation ...
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Can (or should) I post Latex examples on TeX.SE?

I am currently working on a custom table for a friend of mine and that question came up to my mind: Should I post it on TeX.SE to hopefully help other people? I didn't find a place to post Latex ...
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When is a question upvoted?

It seems like questions are not upvoted sufficiently. In comparison, answers are. Would it not be fair, to upvote questions automatically by counting the answers and comments, just to make clear, that ...
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How about Thanks?

I have got a lot of fine answers and solutions from members of this forum. How about a sign from the authors, that I may put into my documents, as a footnote or something like that, just to appriciate ...
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Can one turn comments into a chat retroactively?

In this question the comments keep piling up. I wish I had started a chat earlier. Now it doesn't seem to be an option.
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Problems with the gold badges or for the correct computation

I have seen yesterday and today that there is a problem with my gold badges. Now I have this and yesterday I had this: I'm not interesting for the medals but is there someone that have the same my ...
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Blank lines in math environments

Questions about errors which in the end are caused by blank lines in math mode pop up on a regular basis (this is the latest one). Many new users haven't the experience to disentangle TeX error ...
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Duplicate question of...?

This question: Putting the integration bounds below/above the integration operator is labeled as duplicate. However it doesn't point to any other question? How is it possible? Was the question it was ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Will there be an official "What's new in TeX, version 3.141592653?" question to go along with the 2021 TeX tune-up?

Back in 2014, a question was posted, asking "What's new in TeX, version 3.14159265?". I know that the upcoming version of TeX will have at least one important bug fix, and I think it would ...
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Should a tag of package-request be created?

Over the past ten years, I asked a lot of questions and received a lot beautiful customized answers. If I found that the answer I got is very useful and should be highlighted in a package for future ...
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What are the “TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange guidelines” - closing questions

My question (Fonts appear in different sizes) gets close-votes because it "has been resolved" I thought that this is exactly the purpose of this site. Which guidelines did I violate to get ...
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Is this forum an appropriate place to ask questions on typographic style?

Many of you kind folks have provided invaluable information that has improved my LaTeX skills, but along the way, has also provided some inspiration to improve my typographic style. I have a few ...
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What's up with the current monthly rep point totals on TeX.SE?

I just took a look at the first page of site's users, listed by within-month rep count: While the names seem comfortably familiar, the rep point totals for many of the users seem high -- impressively ...
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Preserve [overleaf] tag if the question concerns an error/unexpected output

I've just answer this question here which is complaining about unexpected output from a sample document. The question was originally tagged with the [overleaf] tag, which I removed, since it doesn't ...
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How to provide good looking TeX output in StackExchange?

I realise that this is not directly concerned with TeX and friends but it is about improving my answers to such questions. I try and provide an MWE in my answers and I want to show their typeset ...
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Posting Q and A on pandoc

I see quite some pandoc / Markdown questions recently. It fits the pipeline I use, so I'd like to share / post some questions with canned answers. However, no one asks me for that. Next, more grave ...
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Adjusting the Size of the Uploaded Image When Posting a Question

How may one adjust the size of the displayed image when posting a question? For example, I posted the following question yesterday: How to Draw a Rose in Latex If I wanted to scale down the image of ...
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Users without gravatar (avatar)?

In these days I see that there are many users without a gravatar (image) like this: Addendum: What is the reason?
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How to animate a code created in LaTeX in an answer or a question

There are many questions where many users of TeX.SE insert not only a code and an image but also a corresponding animation without using LaTeX animation packages. My question is: what is the method to ...
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Adapting the highlighting colors for the new highlight.js version

Our syntax highlighter highlight.js has received a complete ground up rewrite of the LaTeX grammar in its latest 10.3 release. This comes with some changes to the CSS classes used by the highlighter. ...

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