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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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Comments with link (Policy or Feature Request): Automatically rendered as question's title or answerer username

As discussed at Question: Automatic question's title insertion with link, question/answer url links in comments does not automatically render as titles or answer usernames. A Workaround pointed ...
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Informing new-users about the MWE

Often (or mostly) we all encounter, when a new user asks a question that there is no MWE (done that myself). Also, we mostly ask them to post an MWE via comment. So, apart from giving a tour of the ...
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Pros and cons of a typesetting options for questions and answers which renders the LaTeX apparence

I was wandering why when typing a question or an answer on tex.stackexchange, there wasn't an option to render something which looks like the result of the compilation of a .tex document especially ...
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What makes an answer canonical?

If in my eyes the answers are already good, why or what should I change? What are the expectations (MWE, documentation)? How far should explanations go?
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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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Linefeed in comments

In some cases I would like to have the possibility to use a linefeed in a comment, is there any way to do so? If i press enter the comment is posted immediatly.
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Is it okay to ask a question requesting information on which existing packages provide “a general way to make new brackets”?

There is a question which shows how one can draw a new bracket style using pict2e, and then apply it for use as a bracket: Nice curved brackets (in the shape of \prec and \succ) There is a question ...
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Why is this question about LaTeX posters being closed as a duplicate?

Comparison: umbcposter vs baposter vs tikzposter has been closed as a duplicate of How to create posters using LaTeX. I don't think the question is a duplicate. The answers in How to create posters ...
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Are questions about PTC arbortext welcome?

I read the topics page, it does say TEX, LaTEX, etc... or "and related systems", yet I am not sure if this is where I could try for PTC arbortext answers. Arbortext and styler are pretty common, but ...
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Thought question was answered, but MWE now behaves as originally

I recently posed a LaTeX question: Adding different entities to a table of contents, part 2 I thought it was answered and now can't get the MWE to work. I don't know what happened. Should I post ...
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Designing a new Live OS which for LaTeX ONLY

Do you think it sounds rational to design a Live LINUX OS which is totally dedicated to LaTeX and includes all packages? All Linux distros do not support TexLive easy installation so users could go ...
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Can one ask for TeX related software recommendations here?

There is a dedicated site for software recommendations here on Stack Exchange but I'm not sure people there may know much about something like CDLatex. I'm looking for a Latex IDE for Linux which ...
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Non-question: I really like the site's layout

I just would like to say: I really really like the site's layout. It's something that always supports my senses navigating the site and does not add confusion or any sort of friction. It's a pleasant ...
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How to ensure the better organisation and availability of knowledge on TeX.SX?

TEX.SX is a source of knowledge such as online encyclopedia (i.e. WP) but experts focus on (question/answer model). The issue facing online encyclopedia is how to get one source of knowledge available ...
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Why is this question closed?

This question has more than 2k views in just over 15 months. I too am experiencing the File not Found message and this question describes my problem. I notice that the person who asked this question ...
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Posting single line question and answer as visitor/spammer without proper signing/authentication

Why does the visitors to the TeX.SX (may be prospective TeX.SX user) have option to post Q & A as Guest and without proper signing/authentication before posting. For example (Visitor to TeX.SX ...
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Meta question: can't find meta

Please how do I change my openID email address?
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Submitting a journal article as a single tex file

Background: I think that Submitting a journal article as a single tex file is potentially a great question (it already has 10 upvotes), but I think it could do with a little polishing. I don't want ...
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Repository of LaTeX graphs, code from this site and licensing

Some colleagues and I are creating a database of LaTeX based graphs (TikZ, PgfPlots, etc) to be used in Economics (by students, academics, professionals, etc). This will be an online database, freely ...
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A tag for the Legrand Orange template

I thought about requesting a tag for the Legrand Orange template that is very popular in this community. But is this possible? Is this a kind of advertising or would it not? EDIT As this template ...
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Should {bbl} be a synonym for {auxiliary-files}?

I've just encountered a question tagged with {bbl}. As far as I can tell this is no useful tag as most of the questions are either closed or deal with problems with bibliographical auxiliary files. So ...
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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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created new tag “makeindex”

After it became clear that a recent question of mine was connected to issues with {makeindex} I tagged it with that tag name. Only after that I realized that I had thereby just created that tag. ...
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How to assign credit to the original author while referencing his solution to another question incase accepted by OP

I have answered a question by referencing a solution to another question. If the original poster accepts my answer (to show others their question has been solved) is there any way of assigning credit ...