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Community Ads for 2021

NOTE: This post has now been locked and new submissions are not being accepted. Ad submissions are now undergoing review by the Community Team, and this question will be updated once the ads are live. ...
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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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Often referenced questions

Quick links (alphabetically) Additional (math) operators, relations and so on ❧ Beamer ❧ Bibliographies and citations ❧ Classes and class options ❧ Correct centering ❧ Cross-referencing, including ...
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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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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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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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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 Promotion Ads — 2020 [duplicate]

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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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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A risk when using tex.sx.com

Today, this is exactly one year, when I firstly met this tex.sx.com. I found out that this is very interesting phenomenon from (web)-technical, TeXnical, social and psychological points of view. There ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which questions led to the creation of a new package?

TeX.sx occasionally inspires people to be ingeniously creative and write cool packages. Let's have a list of all the CTAN packages that originated in a question on TeX.sx. I suggest a single CW ...
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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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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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Why aren't the Winter bash hats available in the meta site?

Why aren't the Winter bash hats available in the meta site? Is it a bug or a feature?
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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 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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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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No image presented when opening Stackexchange web [closed]

I'm bothered with the prob for a long time. Everytime I open a stack link, the words can be presented well, but the image never show up (the case in my screenshot). I tried refresh, log in but nothing ...
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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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Relicensing code from answers

Part of the discussion about packaging some of the TikZ answers into a LaTeX package has centred on the issue of licensing the code. Contributions here are licensed under a CC license (see links at ...
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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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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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How to respond to an answer that ONLY works in the MWE and not generally?

I recently asked a question about linebreaking in a bibliography and it got an answer that appeared good. However, when I tested it, it appears to only work with the specific example text I provided. ...
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Test cases vs minimalism in a MWE

What is the balance between test cases and minimalism in a MWE? I recently wrote a question with a MEW I thought was pretty good. One example, nice and clear what the issue is, but it gave me an ...

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