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LaTeX Video Tutorials

I am a not so beginner to LaTeX.I am aware of few classes and environments.But it took a lot of time for me to adapt to LaTeX.Documentations exists but are too heavy for a beginner.For example if I ...
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SE contacts list / favourite members / “follow” members

I know there is no private message system nor "friendship" option inside SE Network but, is there something similar, like, for example, an option to mark some members as favourite ones?
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Improve questions by reviewing them

To me it seems that some people do not take the review feature serious enough. I see several questions by new members that need serious improvements. How can this functionality be improved?
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If we can't have italics, can we at least have *less* slanted text?

Reading the question "Can we have proper italics rather than slanted text?", it seems that proper italics are impractical with a sans-serif font. However, I still feel that the slant is a bit much; ...
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Is it possible to write draft post on TEX.SE?

Is it possible to write draft posts on TEX.SE? It could be useful when you are interrupted and you don't have the time to finish your question/answer. In such cases, AFAIK, I don't think it is ...
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Request for revert of the top bar background colour

I would like to request that the background colour of the top bar gets reverted to the previous warm brownish. There are three reasons for this: The black top bar is the most emphasized element of ...
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Showing MWE online

It would be great, if the MWE (and a special tag (?) for this) would create a document in some online LaTeX, like WriteLaTeX or ShareLaTeX. Like it is done on en.cppreference (see the run this code ...
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Is there a way to change markdown shortcuts?

I am using a keyboard with a French layout (azerty). With this layout, some shortcuts for markdown syntax are not convenient. For example inline code like this (this in between two `) is generated by ...
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Could/should we use footnotes when writing a post in SE.TeX?

Sometimes, when I write a post on SE.TeX, I feel the need to create a footnote. But, as far as I know, there is no way to do it in TeX.SE. Neither markdown syntax nor minimal html allow footnotes. ...
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Can I list a specific subgroup of “questions without upvoted answers”?

Short description: I can't find a switch like "hasupvotedanswer:no" in search. I tried the search box but couldn't achieve the following (or any (other than the empty)) subset of "questions without ...
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Would a raw icon for code sections that allows for direct download of raw code as a file be a good idea? [duplicate]

A lot of code websites have a little icon in code sections that allows a raw dump of the code section content. Maybe even name the file with the question ID, or some reference, so MWEs downloaded in ...
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Bounty reason: I just need an answer!

So I just added a bounty to my own question because I need an answer pretty soon if it's going to be useful to me. Not the most altruistic use of the bounty system, but I figure it's my rep, I can be ...
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Improve spacing of headlines (# and ## format)

Sometime I use the markdown headline # and ## to structure my answers, mostly I use only use ## since the # is much too big in my eyes. Furthermore in my opinion the spacing is not that good. I’d like ...
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Self-Assessing Answer Quality

In an effort to improve myself in LaTeX and communication thereof, one metric I have used to assess the quality of my answers on this site is to take my total reputation and divide it by the total ...
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Personal messaging on `TeX.SX`

Is there a way to send personal messages to another user on TeX.SX for some aspect of a question you don't want to be made public? Obviously I don't have the other user's email address and he doesn't ...
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Missing indication that question was migrated

The question https://tex.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3717/how-draw-a-add-two-shape was posted on Meta and then closed as off-topic. Apparently it was also migrated to the main site: https://tex....
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Is there a way to edit a bounty description? Should there be?

I just placed a bounty on an old question of mine. Silly me, I used backticks in a LaTeX way rather than a StackExchange way, so the formatting of the bounty description is messed up. I don't believe ...
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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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Adding the “accepted” mark to a question or to a comment

Related to How to end the unanswered status of really solved questions in the comments? There are a lot of question in the main TeX.SE like this with no real answer but with a comment that contains ...
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How to end the “unanswered” status of really solved questions in the comments

Probably this is a duplicate of 221 unanswered questions but now there are 1408 unanswered questions! This mean that the problem far from being solved, is getting worse. A frequent type of very old ...
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Different font display on same (new) badge page

The badges page was recently updated to group like badges by category. This was supplemented by an update to the layout of the by-post awarded badges as well. Below is an excerpt from the Editor badge:...
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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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Show hidden comments by default

Apologies if this is in the wrong place. By default SE hides some comments on questions or answers when there are several; it seems to hide those with fewest upvotes. But this often leaves dialogue ...
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Understanding Downvotes

I recently posted an answer. It quickly got two upvotes, and then it got a downvote. When I see downvotes on my posts (and I've gotten a few), my impression is "oops, I totally misunderstood what ...
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@-notification to a user who subsequently changes display name

If I notify a user named Bob in a comment using @Bob and if Bob subsequently changes his display name to Alice, can the @-notification to Bob/Alice in my comment reflect that change? Here is an ...
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Use LaTeX code in questions and answers (MathJax)? [duplicate]

physics.SE has this nice feature that allows you to enter LaTeX code (formulas) in questions and answers, and then renders it using MathJax. e.g. you enter $x^2$ and it turns it into something like x²....
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Timeline of a question's views

I'd like to see how many views a particular question got, day after day, since it was posted; I'm thinking of something similar to a user's reputation timeline on his/her profile page. Such a ...
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Comments with link (Policy or Feature Request): Automatically rendered as question's title or answerer username

As discussed at Question: Automatic question's title insertion with link, question/answer url links in comments does not automatically render as titles or answer usernames. A Workaround pointed ...
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Undo upvote on a comment in first 60 seconds

Why is it only in the first 60 seconds possible to undo an upvote on a comment? My arguments against it: It takes me even more than 60 seconds to compile tex-code on my old machine. If the ...
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Click anywhere to close this box

I got the message 'Welcome back! If you found this question useful, don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up.' To my dismay, I had to click a tiny font instead of having the freedom ...
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Add preview of comment formatting

As a novice user, I would find it extremely helpful if there was a preview of the comment field. To clarify, I believe it would help format comments in a more legible way.
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What is our policy for reporting bugs (for the TeX family of software) that were discovered on TeX.SE?

What's our policy on reporting bugs for TeX, LaTeX, XeTeX, ConTeXt, LuaTeX, and friends? The OP should do it. The answerer should do it. The person discovering the bug should do it. He might in fact ...
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Number formatting of statistics

This is how many people have completed their user profile fields: 3849 people out of 22354 (or about 17%). Sure, not everyone completes their tombstone, but that number sure is set in a super-huge ...
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Migration paths suggestions

Users with "close" priviledge can mark off-topic questions to be migrated to thie Meta.TeX.SX site. I suggest to add two more migration options: StackOverflow - for questions about MathJaX ...
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Correct hyphen to a dash in the “About” page

The official name of this site is "TeX - LaTeX", which is written with a hyphen at most places, this is obviously incorrect. I understand that in a page <title>, this is a common practice in ...
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Link to online LaTeX compiler

Today, a cooperation between LaTeX-community.org and writeLaTeX.com has been announced in TeXblog. According to it: By a single click on a link above a code box, the reader will land in the editor ...
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Multiline code block in comment

I believe there are reasons like easier readability and preserving the original formatting that would make enabling some way of creating multiline code blocks in comments preferable. Searching ...
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Winter bash: why not here?

I noticed that there is an end-of-year celebration going on in some SE websites called "winter bash". It consists of collecting hats which are granted if certain actions are undertaken. There is an ...
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How to edit a review item for a tag wiki excerpt?

i've just taken a look at a review item for a tag wiki excerpt. the text is mostly okay, but could use a little polishing. however, there's no option to edit -- only "approve", "reject" or "skip". ...
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Filename code formatting

I suggest to enhance the code formatting with an optional argument for a filename. ===test.tex=== \documentclass{} \begin{} \end{} Nice workaround suggested in comments to use 3 #: test.tex \...
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Feature to draw attention to answered, yet unsolved questions, other than by bounty

I guess, this concerns every stackexchange site. It sometimes happens that I ask a question which is answered, but not satisfactorily. I then have the option to put a bounty on this question. But I ...
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How to find posts associated with voting

In terms of voting, the Meta FAQ mentions: What does voting mean here? Voting here works a bit differently from the main site. On Meta, voting is often used to express agreement or ...
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Private tags as a substitute for bookmarking

I come across a wealth of information on these pages. To keep a record of useful or interesting topics I have to bookmark the links. Does it make sense for users to have access to tagging questions/...
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Adding information for upvoted questions and answers per day separately

In my question Why can I only vote 37 times?, Joseph Wright answered that there is a rule saying that I can only upvote 30 answers per day. Looking in the FAQ I found a short explanation (with the ...
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Is it okay to ask the OP to accept the answer?

Especially if the question and answer(s) are very much new, say less than 12 hours or even 24 hours, is it ok to ask OP to accept the answer, that is added by self or someone else. See examples, here ...
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Up-voted posts in “First Posts” review tool

When using the new review tool for first posts, I came across some questions, that I already up-voted before. So in essence I already did review them. That means either they should not appear in the ...
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Add “Change (answer) to comment” in review page

Some of the answers I reviewed are no answers, they are comments, but normally the user has not the reputation to comment. To make things easier for the moderators isn't it possible to add a button ...
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Should it be possible to address question closure votees

In this question, barbara said the following thing in her comment: (i addressed you with the comment since yours was the only one present, and only one "target" is recognized.) As far as I ...
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Link targets should not count into the comment length

When posting a comment, one is limited to 500 characters. These include the link target addresses, which can be pretty long. I believe that the intention of the restriction is to make the comment at ...
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Personal bookmarks

Is it possible to mark questions as personal bookmarks on my profile page? A list of my own questions is displayed but I wonder how I can add other interesting questions I would like to remember!?