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Should the site scope be broaden to typesetting?

Tex is a notorious typesetting tool, but it's not the only one. I wonder why shouldn't the site scope be broaden to that? That includes: Typesetting theories Typesetting industry Typesetting tools ...
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When are big-list questions not opinioned-based?

The question Are there visual illustrations on the struggle of Word on formatting in comparing with LaTeX? is closed for being opinion-based. How is it be different to the rest of big-list questions? ...
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Question unreasonably marked as dupe

Today I asked: File `perpage.sty' not found. \MakePerPage and with the help of a commenter, answered it. A while later, the question was marked as a dupe of How do I install an individual package ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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What is unclear about my question?

This question of mine was just closed as unclear. I haven't really received any feedback as to what people find unclear. One user said they didn't understand the question and suggested to rework the ...
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AI-generated content policy banner in answers. Do we want them?

There was a recent "poll" here on Meta.TeX.SE asking about the use of generative AI in answers. Read all about it here: Should AI answers be banned? The results from that discussion were ...
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Why this one of my answer is removed:: "Could not start the command:" probably because the filename has two spaces?

In This post on the solution of "Could not start the command:", I wrote the answer: Another probable situation is you (maybe unintentionally) typed two consecutive spaces ' ' in the file ...
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Should a question be closed for being off topic if it has an accepted answer that is on topic?

Consider EB Garamond percentage glyph The closing message says that the comments should explain why the question was closed. I don't think they do. One could argue that the question as formulated is ...
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Should a question be closed based on a comment of the OP, when the best answer is not covered by the duplicate?

When search for a problem of my latex file, I found the answer in this question: ! LaTeX Error: File `IEEEtran.cls' not found The highest voted answer solved my problem precisely, and apparently ...
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Better experience on this website - Copying code to clipboard

This site is missing an important feature: a button for copying LaTeX code and co to the clipboard.
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Do we want to volunteer to test the lowered voting privilege?

There is a post in Meta.SE that is seeking some volunteer sites to test an adjustment of voting privilege (currently set at 15 to upvote and 125 to downvote). There are a few changes, but the ...
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Is it allowed to mass edit answers for grammar mistakes?

I have been pretty much going on an editing spree for answers with poor grammar. I want to make sure that it is allowed, since it is telling me I have too many pending edits and now I'm worried... In ...
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Synomyns for a newly created tag suggestions, namely protein tag

I created a protein tag for those of us in protein/enzyme/peptide engineering but when I tried to add synonyms, it wouldn't let me as I do not have sufficient rep/score in the protein tag or for ...
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What is wrong with my question?

My question was closed because 'it needs more details or clarity'. However, nobody has queried any aspect of the question, and it has already received a useful answer. What am I supposed to clarify or ...
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Uploading custom cls file

A lot of the time the questions I ask on the TeX stack exchange regard projects using specific class/style files (.cls, .clo, .sty, fonts, etc.). My approach to these questions has been to provide the ...
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Can I ask questions about typesetters that are not strictly variants of TeX in tex.se?

Can users ask questions regarding WYSIWYM typesetters that bear similarities to TeX? For example, SILE owes a lot of its syntax from TeX.
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What is the preferred capitalization/spacing for the name of this site?

I found a dialog box on SE (all sites, not just this one) that capitalizes it as "TeX-LaTex Stack Exchange". This seems odd to me, as Wikipedia uses a capital X in LaTeX. That said, I'm not ...
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Asking a question about a (partly) AI-generated PGFPlots graphic

I find myself in an unexpected situation. I've been working with an AI provider (who shall remain nameless) to use the pgfplots package to provide a graph with separate, but synchronized, axis (one on ...
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How to find the average number of views

I am wondering about statistical data for questions on a specific Stack Exchange site. For example how do we determine the average number of views per question in say Mathematics SE for a certain ...
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Changing vote buttons back to pen nibs

TeX.SE lost its iconic voting icons in The Great Undesign of 2018, while some other sites were allowed to keep their custom voting buttons. That was a very tragic day for the site. Luckily SO now ...
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What would be more generic tags about latex-to-WYSIWYG produced document (differentiating "report-like" from "presentation-like" document)?

Yesterday I saw the {latex-to-word} tag for the first time and decide to add this tag wiki (because there was none): {latex-to-word} is for questions about conversion from TEX files to DOCX files (...
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A different avatar on Math.SE., Physics.SE and Graphic.SE

This morning I have seen that my avatar is changed in the other communities than TeX.SE. Why there is this change? How to have all avatars the same for each community?
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Should I edit an answer to add a MWE and the corresponding output?

Recently I edited my first post here (about tfrac and sfrac commands) by adding a MWE and an output picture. I did it because I like to see these two elements in an answer. In this particular case, it ...
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Editing out someones professional affiliation to a company

I recently rejected an edit to an answer by @Paul Gessler where the main thrust of the edit was editing out: (I'm on support staff at Overleaf.) at the beginning of the answer. I rejected it as I ...
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On-topic or not?: "How to contribute to ..."

My particular question is "how to contribute to LuaTeX?", but in general I am wondering if questions of this kind are deemed on-topic on the main site or not? Example of the question I want ...
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Is there a built-in compiler that processes my TeX code and includes pictures of the output in my question/answer?

Does the TeX Stack Exchange have an online compiler where I can view the output of my code and include it in my question/answer instead forcing people to screenshot them manually? If it doesn't exist, ...
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Is there a way to detect AI answers from ChatGPT and co?

What possible ways are there to roughly detect if an answer or question has been wrote by ChatGPT or other artificial intelligence (AI) applications? Any advice is appreciated and will go nicely with ...
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Can someone clarify what is considered an "opinion-based" question on TeX.SE

Because, even after reading a few resources, in particular on TeX.SE, I don't get it. Is it applied in this stackexchange differently than in other SEs ? I signed up 12 years ago and contribute now ...
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Why was my REVTeX-error question closed?

I just got a notification that my old question REVTex 4.2 bibliography missing space after first author name was closed for lacking detail. Why did this happen? The question has a specific description ...
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Should AI answers be banned?

As samcarter told me, Stack Exchange failed to make a network-wide ban for AI posts and leaves it to every site to decide themselves. Some sites have already decided to ban them, see Is there a list ...
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What will trigger a spam warning on a "First question"?

Checking the review queue for "first questions", the first question in the queue was accompanied by the message "Our system has identified this post as possible spam; please review ...
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Is there a way to reply to a declined flag?

I recently flagged an answer because generated by AI. The flag was declined because they found no evidence of it: But there is evidence, because at the beginning of the answer it is written it is got ...
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Is it worth having a Community Wiki post for installing TeXLive directly (not package-managed) on Linux/Mac

There have been a few questions lately on problems with tlmgr on Linux (specifically Debian/Ubuntu) being the wrong version ("you cannot use TL2021 tlmgr to update TL2022" or similar). Is it ...
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Call to test a flexible CV package on LaTeX under final stages of development [closed]

The package is here: https://gitlab.com/koleygr/flexible-cv and I am tending to upload on TUG soon, but surely some testing is needed and as I have developed the most of its parts a while (some years) ...
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Why was this question closed as needing details or clarity?

Package minted Error: Missing Pygments output is closed as "needs details or clarity", but I can't figure out why. To me the question perfectly clear: they post a minimal example of their ...
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Please don't upvote non-answers above a score of -1

I understand that many users of TeX.SE are scrimpy with their downvotes, but please don't upvote non-answers (e.g. comments erroneously posted as an answer) above a score of -1. As you can (not) see ...
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NewCommand LaTeX on This Site [duplicate]

I would like to post a question on this site (or mathoverflow mathstackexchange) such that it uses a new command. For example, if I just type: \newcommand{\bracket}[1]{\left ( #1 \right )} \newcommand{...
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How to find out the status of a Trust and Safety Team ticket?

About two-and-a-half weeks ago I received an email from the Trust & Safety team in reply to a ticket I had opened. The email informed me that I should hear from them in the next few days, but that ...
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2022: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Does this community really subscribe to a policy on down-voting, that requires prior commenting?

This question is inspired by a recent interaction, with one of the most helpful and prolific users of this site, as outlined in comments to an old answer, here. Is it really this community's intention ...
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How to reduce (prune) my code so it becomes a MWE (Minimal Working Example)? [duplicate]

Several times I saw newcomers struggeling with posting the right amount of code, which causes them problems. Many time they are linked to MWE advice like this one, but certainly will feel overwhelmed. ...
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How to attach a tex.file to this message?

my first question is extremely silly... how can I attach a tex file to the messages here, to give an example ? in the bar above I see many ikons ( bold ,slanted link etc. ) but no "append". ...
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Bookmarks disappeared in stackoverflow

I can't find my bookmarks anymore. I post as a screenshot as proof. Are they somewhere else now.
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Tag for "error writing": produce package errors and warnings

Is there a tag for questions that concerns producing errors? I am thinking of \PackageError{package-name}{error-text}{help-text}, \ClassWarning{class-name}{warning-text} and other similar ways of ...
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Why did a moderator delete an on-topic question with a well-received answer?

I had an accepted answer on the question: https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/569512/how-to-denote-line-segment-lengths-of-a-triangle/569522#569522 My answer is two years old and suddenly OP does ...
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tikz drawing requests following an image

In reference to tikz, I have seen varius questions that you know an image and pay directly tikz code that draws such image. For someone like me without much experience in tikz I see it as something ...
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Hyphenation in question titles

I know this is a site-wide feature, but this is becoming unbearable Examples 1 and 2 are execrable, borrowing barbara beeton's understatement in a comment to a Meta question. Example 3 is very ...
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What type of questions qualify as raising the "Needs details or clarity" flag?

Apologies if this is a duplicate, I searched on meta but could not find this question. I recently flagged a question as Needs detail or clarity which was essentially a paragraph and an image with 0 ...
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Down votes when OpTeX is mentioned

It seems that somebody is allergic to OpTeX: Whenever I mention the example using OpTeX then a down-vote occurs. :) I use such examples only if there is a reason for it: The question doesn't mention ...
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About Making Answers Review and Discussion in Question Post

On the following question I posted, I received several responses and decided to write a small review of these answers regarding to my specifications. After that I discussed the use of each solution ...
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