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Why is there a tag called [tex-history]?

Islam SE does not have [islamic-history]. Chsitiantity SE is a bit more precise with [history], [church-history], and [early-church] tags. Anyway, surely on this site, a TeX context can be assumed, ...
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What is the best way to prepare LaTeX examples for posting on TeX.SE?

When I post small examples of LaTeX code, I use the convert -density 600 -trim file.pdf file.png method. This gives files that are extremely lightweight and integrate well into TeX.SE's quote ...
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Would these be considered duplicates?

Symbols for symmetric difference Vertical spacing between character and \hat Adjusting the position of \dot Should these 3 post be considered duplicates? To me, they seem to be asking the same ...
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Why didn't the links open to a new tab/window?

Why is the links which are provided in questions and answers did not open a new tab/window. I personally feel that, this would be a great feature and did not require right click to open new tab/window ...
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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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Procedure on refining an initial broad question. Should I replace it with multiple focused questions?

users, I asked a question on controlling individual layers in a diagram and with a bit more knowledge and help from the answers I can see the question was too broad. I suspect that the method you use ...
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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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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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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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Is it always a bad sign to have a question with views and zero interactions?

This is the first time I found myself in this situation (I remembered now it is not the first :)). My last bountied question has a compilable MWE with clear explanation and inquiries. However, I ...
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Stack changed a text/quote block

What happened to the quote block on this website that used ">"? I remember it had a yellowish block. But now when I use it I see a grey bar like this I don't like this aesthetic very much, so I ...
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Referencing and saving Stack Exchange Questions and Answers

When I find an answer to a question I would like to be able to save the text of the question and answer(s) and also the code in text format so that I can study and modify it for my own use. Is there a ...
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Question about the search page/bar

This question may be too broad to be relevant, and it is maybe (probably ?) a duplicate. Even though I am almost all day long on TeX.SE, I always go through google to fallback here to find relevant ...
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How to put drops of math text into an ocean of normal text in a tex.stackexchange question

I've just read part of the controversy about enabling TeX math markup in tex.stackexchange questions (mostly here ) The current practice of to put the math text into an image and then put the image ...
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How do questions become community wiki owned

In general, how do questions and answers become community wiki owned? Specifically: Why do we have community owned anything? Who decides what becomes community owned? What type of questions are ...
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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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including a pdf as an image rather than png format

In some cases, it seems the pdf output of Tikz is more elegant and cleaner than capturing the image via screen capture softwares (e.g. Texmaker). Is there a way to upload the pdf directly rather than ...
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“Welcome to TeX.SX” without link

I saw it several time in the last time, that new users receive a comment Welcome to TeX.SX but without linking to the welcome page. Is there a reason for that? It thick it’s nice to just say hello, ...
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How do I provide a MWE with a template?

I am running into problems with spacing and figures in my master's thesis. I would like to post it here to see if someone has a solution but I can't seem to get a MWE. The problem is that the template ...
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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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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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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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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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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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On Producing TIKZ Images with MATHCHA

For a recently posted question--- How to Draw a Rose in Latex Sebastiano posted two TIKZ images of roses that he implied were produced using MATHCHA. How does this MATHCHA work? Did Sebastiano upload ...
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Retrieve a question from code

Background I read a question about adjusting the indentation of a list a few hours ago. I've copied the following code found in the question. \use{enumitem} \setlist[itemize]{align=parleft,left=0pt.....
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How to improve question related to editing class files?

I often have the problem that I am using a template and there is just small changes I wish to make to the template, such as changing color scheme. However, opening open a .cls file and making changes ...
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Is Wikipedia <math> on topic?

Tex.sx has a tag for questions that is named wiki and currently has this description: Topics linked to usage of TeX in wiki-type websites, such as Wikipedia. Wikipedia (run by Wikimedia, running ...
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New update or a bug in the main & meta page display of a question's activity information

Today I saw this But in the past, I used to see them in the right-hand top corner of the (already not-so-nice) layout. Is this a permanent or a bug? Is this added in order to make way for ads (atop ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Meta question: can't find meta

Please how do I change my openID email address?
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To make a tag for a synonym tag: explanations

I have wanted to create for an existing timeline tag two synonyms called chronosys and chronology. Is it correct my work to create new synonyms tags or my procedure is wrong? What should I do so that ...
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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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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 ...

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