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User script for CTAN Package and TeXDoc.net buttons

I often like to link to the corresponding CTAN page if I mention packages in my posts. I always wished there would be a button which does this for me. I now hacked some Greasemonkey user script ...
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“Official” capitalizations of words from the TeX world

This is a detail, but in some instances I don't know right away how words from the world of TeX & friends are properly capitalized. While it's not necessary or "acceptable" to edit a post only to ...
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Why can I edit only some questions on Meta?

I can edit some questions (e.g. Who are the package maintainers here?), but only retag others (e.g. Who plans to go to DANTE 2012?). Why? I can edit all questions and answers on main.
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Respecting poster's style

When editing a question or answer, one usually fixes also occasional slips in capitalization, for example "Latex" into "LaTeX" or "Tikz" into "TikZ"; frequently one sees "i" for "I". If I interpret ...
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Updating old questions and answers

There are some questions and answers that need updating. For example, We need TeX markup ... has a link to Google Charts which leads to an Error 404 page. Would an add comment automatically inform ...
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View source-code for question (even when I can't edit) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to see how someone typeset their question in TeX.SE? On Wikipedia, even when I can't edit a page, I can view the source-code. Sometimes I see markup in ...
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Etiquette: Should I edit questions with “Thanks” or wait for Moderator?

I have a question, which to some might be a bit close to splitting hairs: Should I edit a question if there are things like: Thanks in advance UserNoName or the code is not properly ...
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How can I thank a user for editing (and improve) my answer?

Most of my answers are full of spelling and grammar errors (nothing a spell checker can help). But fortunately there are some users who (often) edit my answers and fix all (or most) of those mistakes. ...
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How to edit your own answers

Sometimes I get some very useful comments on my own answers and feel the urge to correct them accordingly. However, I see the problem, that if I just correct my answer straight, this would leave the ...
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Minor edit checkbox?

I'm sometimes puzzled by a question from the deep past that suddenly becomes active. I've recently seen it happen with this question, but I'm sure it has happened before. In this case an answer was ...
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Editing tags overwrites edit summary

If one does a normal edit of a question, saves that and then does an inline tag edit, the system combines the edits and replaces the first edit summary by “edited tags”. Correctly the summary should ...
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Editing a few letters on top of tag and title edit

I (<2000 rep) wanted to edit a question, mainly to rephrase the title and to edit the tags. Since I was dealing with the question already, I fixed a few minor things in the question body (e.g. ...
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Welcome to TeX.SX!

Welcome to TeX.SX, the free, community driven Questions and Answers site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. Here is some information to help you get started and to ...
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What kinds of non-author edits are welcome here? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When is it (and isn't) acceptable to edit? Quite often non-CW questions and answers are edited and corrected by users who didn't write the original text. The edits range ...
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What happened to the code formatting icon?

The code formatting button seems to have disappeared in edit mode: (Firefox 4 on a Mac)
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Editing question titles to make them less generic

There's been a couple of questions with titles like "bibliography problem" recently. Is it within the remit of those with editing privileges to change the title of the question to reflect the actual ...
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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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Improving editing suggestions etiquette

With great power comes great ... etiquette. The new system whereby people without enough reputation to edit stuff can still do so if someone with enough reputation approves it is intended, I suppose, ...
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What makes a good tag-wiki entry?

I've been adding some tag-wiki entries, (e.g. for memoir, polyglossia, and linguistics, and texshop). I'm happy to add more, but I'm wondering whether what I've done matches what people have in mind ...
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Edits to questions can't be submitted if there are tags for moderator use only

I just tried to edit this question about editing etiquette. Well, I could easily enter the editing page, do my edits and check with the preview that everything was OK. But on submission I got the ...
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When is (and isn't) it acceptable to edit?

Update: Sort of ironically, this question has been left unedited for a while, even when there seemed to be some consensus in the answers below of the kinds of edits that are acceptable and those that ...
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Should the editing history be visible?

Both questions and answers often need to be edited. In this case there seem to be three different behaviors: Editing the question/answer to make it look like the new version was here from the ...
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Should the reputation threshold to edit other people's posts be lower during the private beta?

If I understand correctly, even in the private beta phase, the reputation threshold to edit other people's posts is 2000. While I've been doing my level best to try to get there :-) looking at the ...
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Is there a way to see how someone typeset their question in TeX.SE?

This could be quite nice for newcomers and also when wanting to respond to a question with typesetting one could see how they did it and imitate. Of course there's the markdown guidelines, but seeing ...