Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

10
votes
8answers
347 views

Moderator Pro Tempore Nomination Thread

This thread is for nominations to be a temporary moderator to help the community get started. See this Blog Post for more details. Selection Criteria: Have a reasonably high reputation score to ...
7
votes
3answers
91 views

Are questions about related applications ok?

For example this question is very specific to OS, editor & viewer inverse search integration. Is this appropriate question for this site? Should this be on superuser instead?
12
votes
2answers
212 views

Down-vote etiquette

This follows on a bit from etiquette (particularly on voting to close). I got a down-vote to my answer to this question. I should probably make clear at the outset that I really don't care about ...
4
votes
3answers
98 views

Thinking out of the box?

I've seen a few cases where someone asks a question about doing some rather specific task A with some rather specific tool T and then an answer is provided which maybe doesn't quite do A (but probably ...
9
votes
5answers
316 views

Where should images go?

I recently posted an answer and wanted to include a figure I made for it. I ended up putting it on my institutional account, but I realize that this is not ideal (since the account will probably be ...
20
votes
2answers
129 views

Should we use package names as tags?

That is, if a question is about a particular LaTeX package, or the accepted answer is, should that question be tagged with the package name as tag? I think this could be a good habit.
23
votes
4answers
259 views

Etiquette (particularly on voting to close)

It's good to get etiquette established early. I'd say that one big lesson from MathOverflow is that for people unused to the SO framework, getting a "vote to close" is like getting a kick in the face....
3
votes
3answers
134 views

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 ...
12
votes
4answers
261 views

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 ;-)
30
votes
10answers
745 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
80 views

Why a daily vote cap on a new beta site?

As I've been voting on stuff posted in the beta (early and often), I'm getting a message about nearing my daily vote limit. When we're intentionally trying to seed the site with content, we shouldn't ...
3
votes
1answer
93 views

What day is it today?

I've just hit the reputation cap (been a long time since I did that on MathOverflow) so all my incentives for answering or asking questions today have just defenestrated. Flippancy aside, when is the ...
15
votes
11answers
381 views

What goes in the FAQ?

One of the seven essential questions is: what goes in the FAQ. We should bear in mind that no-one ever reads these things first off. Their purpose is so that when someone takes some action (like ...
5
votes
5answers
173 views

Is SE the right platform for the meta site?

In the spirit of "horses for courses", is the SE software the best platform for the meta site? At MathOverflow, they use a traditional forum for the meta site and I feel that it works very well. ...
18
votes
6answers
414 views

Avoid using the “tex” tag

There is an increasing number of questions on the parent site which are being tagged with tex and latex. Although the second one could be justified in some cases, the first one doesn't have any sense ...
4
votes
2answers
104 views

Reputation linkage between main site and meta ?

Is there some linkage in reputation between the meta site and the parent site ? my meta.tex rep is tracking my site rep, without any apparent new activity in meta. I actually like this, but haven't ...
10
votes
7answers
212 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
143 views

List of useful external tools [closed from site]

Hello! I was thinking that it would be great to make a compilation of external TeX/LaTeX tools available. I'll update this post as people answer and vote... Happy texing!
5
votes
1answer
127 views

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-...
5
votes
2answers
203 views

How to tag a question about a specific command

if appropriate, should we tag questions with the name of the relevant command (eqnarray, align) as well as the general topic (equations) ?
4
votes
6answers
239 views

What should the site design look/feel/smell like?

It's the obvious question: TeX/LaTeX isn't all about design and typography, but -- shall we say -- the conversation does tend that way quite often. Good design is first off about being functional (...
20
votes
22answers
1k views

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: ...
63
votes
6answers
1k views

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 ...
29
votes
9answers
2k views

Asking a question and answering it yourself straight away

From what I understand, if you want to ask a question you know the answer to, you should at least give other people a chance to try and answer. This might bring solutions you hadn't thought about, but ...
11
votes
6answers
183 views

Importing questions from SO

SO has quite a few questions tagged [latex]. Is it considered acceptable to go through those and reask the best ones here, or is that sort of question importing frowned upon?