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How do we handle questions, where there just isn't a final answer, only opinions?

I asked this question. I think that there is no final answer. Since there are 2 votes for the question, it seems to be interesting. And since there are 4 formatting-suggestions, there seem to be ...
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Toggle Show/Hide on StackExchange [duplicate]

There are some posts which give solutions for Latex, but no one seems to work here on StackExchange. Is it possible to use this toggle show/hide here on StackExchange? Like when I want to toggle show/...
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Export/download answers

Is it possible to download answers that are helpful or offer brilliant solutions/demonstrations of the power of LaTeX? For example I particularly like the following: Clickable chapters on the right ...
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how to render latex symbol in tex.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

this piece of latex can be rendered correctly on math.stackexchange.com $\operatorname{var}[\boldsymbol{\mathrm{AD}}+\mathbf{b}] = \boldsymbol{\mathrm{A}} \operatorname{var}[\boldsymbol{\mathrm{D}}]\...
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(How) should I ask for a big list of references on several TeX-related topics?

Would a big-list of references of all kind of TeX-related topics be useful, and if so, how should it be asked? I'm thinking in something like What are good learning resources for a LaTeX beginner? ...
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mwe Package additional feature [closed]

I was looking at the mwe package (I haven't tested it) and I was thinking if you can have the same effect of syntax coloring and indentation as it is here in tex.stackexchange.com. For example: \...
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Edit in title of questions

Edit: Some time before, I had a discussion with @Mico on changing the title of a question to be more useful. The general idea is to make it more useful for search engines. Since the question as was ...
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An simple example - typesetting here [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I mark code blocks? I'm new user here and my English is poor. So when I was putting one question here, a person told me that I needed to use some codes to show better ...
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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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How to support XeTeX development and bugfixing with donation of money or hardware? [migrated]

I failed to find a way to support Xe(La)TeX directly. I looked into https://tug.org/donate.html , https://sourceforge.net/projects/xetex , and https://www.dante.de . Since the project seems to have ...
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Casual Note Taking alternative to Microsoft Word [closed]

I usually type my notes instead of writing them because I always end up needing to make a lot of changes. I usually type my notes in a conversational format so that I can easily recall the content ...
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tex.stackexchange preview snippet [duplicate]

What are ways to preview the output of snippets and "minimal working examples" in a question or answer posted on tex.stackexchange? I was asked to use pastebin, which requires a login. I guess, a ...
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Non correspondence between the total votes and the numbering indicated in the orange rectangle [duplicate]

My simple question is this. If the number indicated below indicates the daily votes assigned to me, why do I have three votes remained? So I'll never get to 40 total votes. Is the problem because I ...
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Request to undelete

Please undelete https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/534505/208429 The close comment says "This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a ...
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Is it possible to have MathJax in a question? [duplicate]

In all other stack exchanges I use (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, etc.) I can just do $x$ and get x printed in a math-style font. In this question it didn't work: Is there a font where lower-case $...
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Is what I want to do right? [duplicate]

I would like to thank the following people for their expert opinions. I would also like to include a first name or a nickname if they allow it in my amateur radio test book. Allow = (1). No Allow = (0)...
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Answering in comments, why is it a trend? [duplicate]

I see so many people giving perfectly valid answers in comments to the question instead of answers. Why is that so? Comments cannot be marked as accepted answers, and people coming across the same ...
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Should I make minor edit in the code in the question to make it compilable? [duplicate]

Consider this question: Parallel arrows along a curve with tikz. The OP's code is clearly not compilable. The preamble of the code is not shown. However, we can add a single line \documentclass[...
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Why MathJax is blocked on this forum, but not on math.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

Why MathJax is blocked on this forum, but not on math.stackexchange.com ? I tried $,$$, and no way i can't do latex formulae. Thank you.
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Why tex.stackexchange cannot have a snippet to run (La)TeX? [duplicate]

I know that a lot of users asked for a way to insert support for LaTeX code (or at least equations) like math.stackexchange and other SE sites. All of them received as comment/answer that this site is ...
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Copying and pasting ShareLatex into Tex StackExchange editor window [duplicate]

I was going to ask about \begin{itemize} \item[] $a$ \linebreak \tabto{1.5cm} Effective earth radius [km] calculated from (16). \item[] $a_a$ \linebreak \tabto{1.5cm} An adjusted ...
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How to I convert a stackexchange question into a pdf file? [duplicate]

I want to save a question I wrote into a nice pdf file but I have no idea of how to go about it. Surely there is a simple way? Any help is much appreciated.
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How to insert basic commands? [duplicate]

Could anyone give me a list of commands which could be useful for people who are new to this site? I don't know how to insert TeX code or any other type of code or any other simple commands, such as ...
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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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How to use math mode on tex.stackexchange? [duplicate]

I am trying to ask a question that involves some latex characters in math mode I type in $\mathcal{Z}$, which works on math.stackexchange and various other SE sites, and nothing appears Can someone ...
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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 Accept an Answer in Stackexchange [duplicate]

Hi I'm new to this site and need some help with how it works. How do I accept an answer given to a question I asked.
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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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A Suggestion for Improving Stack Exchange [duplicate]

It would be absolutely great to be able to add a feature in Stack Exchange such that users can export the questions they have asked or labeled as favorite to a single print-friendly document, which ...
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Are questions about LilyPond syntax on-topic? [duplicate]

The question title says it all. I can see two ways this can go: either it is on-topic by virtue of text-based DTP or it is not on-topic because it is not based on any TeX engine despite its ...
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Latex related community promotion ads [duplicate]

Would it be a good idea to have on the main site a box dedicated to Latex-related content/ads such as updates available on CTAN, interesting blogs, upcoming events? It would be a bit more general than ...
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Shall we have our own mini-CTAN?

This is a proposal for a sort of a middle ground between the image hosting and the LaTeX sandbox. I have lots of bits of LaTeX code lying around in my files, and every-so-often a question evokes an ...
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Implementing a canvas in the body editor?

Sometimes when I want to ask a question it is somehow difficult to explain what I want exactly (especially whent it is a TIKZ issue). As I am lazy to open something like paint, draw a picture, make ...
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Insert an image into a MWE of a question or answer

Why don't some users add images when posting a question or answer? I believe that, at least for me, sometimes when the question is not very clear, the drawing helps to understand what you want. Do you ...
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A proposal to have a score for a comment [closed]

I would propose a +1 point for the important comments that are voted by the users. Is it possible to do something? See the figure below:
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Abolishing Minimal Working Examples (MWEs) for that they make the question (and answers) too specific

I see MWEs being requested in the comments of almost any question without it. Even if the question could have been rightfully general, a MWE forces it to be way too specific. For example; Array ...
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Meta.meta: how should the community decide on the thresholds to meta questions?

How should we handle meta questions that ask for a yes/no answer that potentially affect the whole tex.se community and set a threshold on the number of positive (or negative) votes for a clear "yes" (...
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How to contact another member of Stack Exchange?

Is there any private message system? I found an answer that I do not agree with, but some stupid moderator closed it, making it true by definition, so no one can argue with it. I want to contact an ...
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How do I submit an MWE? — The Help 101 Series by Saphar Koshet [duplicate]

Disambiguation. For the Community, this intends to be the very short One-Question/One-Answer the original started out to be. So, for comments on this, please see and participate in the original ...
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New TeX site theme coming soon

As mentioned on meta.stackexchange.com several months ago, all network sites will be getting updated themes. TeX is one of the first sites that will be updated. As such, I'm posting the design here so ...
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TeX new site theme is live

We rolled out the new site theme for TeX. It is now live. What new theme? If you're like, "What the heck are you talking about?", then you should read the Meta Stack Exchange post entitled Rollout ...

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