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Mobile site functionality

On the main site, comment deletion is achieved by hovering over the comment, thereby displaying a "delete cross", and clicking it: But, of course, no hovering is possible on a handheld device. My ...
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Is locking downvotes a good feature?

Yesterday I upvoted a reply. To my utter surprise I found this morning that I missed a key on my phone, and it was actually a downvote. When I tried to change it, the helpful system told me that the ...
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Markdown of code blocks still doesn't work after numbered lists? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do code snippets not work after lists? When a code block is directly after a list (bullet, or numbered) it doesn't work unless you have 8 spaces: bullet FUNCTION {...
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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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Using TeX.SX reputation for rating & commenting TeX packages on CTAN (feature request)

In my opinion CTAN misses two important features: version control, automatic uploads, author's identity verification (this would simplify a lot of work for both package authors and CTAN maintainers) ...
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Organize Favorites

How do you organize your favorites? My List gets longer and longer and it’s hard to find the entry I’m looking for. So it would be great to be able to sort them acording to their tags or even collect ...
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Answer in progress sign

It happens to me from time to time that I’m writing an answer at the same time with an other user, but of course I don’t know that while writing. It’s a little frustrating to see that I invested time ...
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Add an additional Licence to “MY” content

following the discussion on licensing, I propose an additional field in the user-profile (this can be a SE-wide thing, or just for TeX.SE, though it would probably fit in Programming.SE as well, as an ...
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Redirect latex.stackexchange.com subdomain

Shouldn't latex.stackexchange.com redirect to tex.stackexchange.com? Even the title of the page says 'TeX - LaTeX - Stack Exchange'
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Inconsistent reputation detail (by post vs by time)

Reputation may be viewed "by post" or "by time" (or "graph"): When viewing the reputation "by post", multiple activity per post is expandable: However, this is not the case when viewing reputation "...
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Printable version of questions/answers or entire discussion

I don't know how kosher this is for online forums and whether there will be green-erds cringing, but how about adding a feature to be able to print a question/answer or even an entire discussion? Of ...
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Comments should replace HTML links with title as is the case in Question

I really like the fact that when I add a URL form tex.SX in the question, this is automatically displayed with just the title of the question. It would be nice to have this also done in comments, as ...
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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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Site usage statistics

Just recently, Joseph Wright blogged about One year of TeX.SX, with the evident display of Yearling badges that subsequently followed on the TeX.SX side bar. As a fairly new user to TeX.SX, I've also ...
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Should SO's “50 questions per month” limit be enabled at tex.sx?

Initiated by xport's latest question, I've gathered some statistics about xport's questions from July 1st up to today (July 24th). In those 24 days, xport has asked 57 questions, i.e. about 2.4 ...
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Automatic rendering of code provided in questions/answers?

Do people here compile/render/upload images themselves? Would it be possible to have an automatic rendering engine? (Something like the MathJax stuff they have on Math.SX, but with some real TeX ...
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Use {braces} when searching for tags?

Should the system allow the use of {braces} (in addition to [brackets]) to search for tags? I know that one can limit the scope of a search to a subset of specific tags by enclosing them in [brackets]...
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Tag for question about obeying specific document guidelines?

We sometimes get questions about how to configure LaTeX to follow some given guidelines / constraints set up by the OPs University or company. One recent example is How to set fixed (8mm) linespacing?....
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I think I need a button to show my own 50 questions per page

I have many questions so having a button to show my own 50 questions per page is very helpful. I think it is necessary, what do you think? 100 questions per page might not be a big problem for the ...
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Is it worth allowing us to upload images to the comments?

If we need to show a screenshot (pertaining to error messages for example) in comments, what should we do? Is it worth allowing us to upload images to the comments?
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Why isn't there the Edit button in User Profile when we navigate to meta.tex.stackexchange.com?

Why isn't there the Edit button in User Profile when we navigate to meta.tex.stackexchange.com? Is it a bug?
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Instant email notification of replies to posts

Where do I have to go to change the settings so that I get instant email notification of replies to posts, rather than 24 hours later?
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suggested edits counter graphic

For 10k users and mods, whenever the queue of suggested edits is non-empty, the following sign pops up in the bar at the top: That counter looks out-of-place compared with the rest of the design. For ...
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Flag for moderator attention on review page.

The review page does have a “flag for attention” link, but clicking the link seems to immediately flag the post without possibility to choose a reason. It would be nicer if the usual dialog with the ...
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Are the buttons for selecting the order of the answers clear enough?

I just recently saw the buttons (active, oldest, votes) on the askubuntu.com website and realized that I didn't recall seeing them on TeX.SE. Presumably they were there for a while, but I simply didn'...
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Tagging questions about .aux, .log, .bbl, & similar files

Two tags, aux-files and temporary-files talk about the non-input/output files used by *TeX*. I propose that we have one, auxiliary-files, with two synonyms, because: The Texbook talks, I think, only ...
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There is no syntax highlighting on Meta

I just posted, in Meta, a bug report about wrong syntax highlighting on the main site. However, my example code showing the wrong behavior is not very useful because there seems to be no syntax ...
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Can we get a warning “this post is being edited”?

Please forgive me that this has been discussed multiple times on meta.SO. I'm bringing it up here for two reasons: 1. The problem doesn't seem to be resolved, 2. I'm not sure if the tex.sx community ...
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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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Mods don't vote to close

It seems that the moderators don't vote to close off-topic very often. Presumably this is because they don't want to exert (or seem to exert) and undue influence on the site. I feel like this is a ...
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Easy way to copy code block?

Wouldn't it be cool to right click anywhere in a code block and have the option "copy code block to clipboard"?
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Should the avatar of the person that edited a question be displayed?

This question is inspired by a mistake that I did here How to know the number of pages in a PDF file? (see the comments) I generally find that the editor's avatar and name tend to distract. Should ...
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Do we want the “spoiler” feature turned off?

As I noted in an earlier question on meta, blockquotes starting with a "!" are rendered as spoilers. It happened in this question on the parent site before I edited the post and changed the blockquote ...
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How about a “Featured TeX” post?

I like the design of "photography etc." and I love the idea of a weekly image. I was wondering if it would work here, and if people would like to have such an option. I suggest the following: We ...
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Do we like the share buttons? Do people use them?

I'm not a facebook or twitter user, and this question might be a reflection of that, but I wonder if people like the little share links near every question. I guess this question will have several ...
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Can/should we get a “How to Ask” page?

Over the last few days, the list of unanswered questions has grown a fair bit. Some of the questions with no satisfactory answer are about specific IDEs, so it is somewhat expected that they don't get ...
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Why does TeX not show up in my question (at least in the preview)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we turn off math-tex please? Why doesn't maths render as maths? I seem to be having difficulty using MathJax or TeX or LaTeX or whatever it is. when I try to type ...
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Formatting of linked inline code

When referring to a LaTeX package I like to codeify the name, i.e., I write amsmath to make a distinction with normal text. Now when you want to link to the CTAN page of this package, you write [`...
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Folding tags about various Tex engines

I propose the following tag synonyms, where the parentheses show the current number of questions under that tag: pdftex (10) <- pdflatex (48) xetex (26) <- xelatex (17) luatex (7) <- ...
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How to post long files?

I went to post a solution to a problem. The solution includes a large .bst file that is 32K on its own. So I was unable to actually post that file as part of my response. Of course I can put the file ...
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lipsum, filecontents, and friends.

Lockstep brought up an interesting idea in a comment. Is it perhaps possible to either create a page or a section in the FAQ the explains the common diagnostic tools? By diagnostic tools, I mean ...
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Can we export questions to TeX?

When I read a question and want to take a stab at answering it, the first thing I do is create a *TeX file. I copy the original post's snippets into the file, as well as some information about the ...
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New user greeting.

With all the talk about branding I wondered what the new user greeting on our site is. So I logged out and was greeted by: Welcome to Q&A for expert users of TeX, LaTeX and other related ...
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Can we have an on-the-fly LaTeX parser? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: We need Tex markup… Can we have the option of rendering particular snippets of (La)TeX code? I think it would greatly help beginners with associating commands with the ...
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How's about removing the 2-day wait before bounties?

Unless this sort of question is discouraged, I'm not sure that a two-day wait before bounties can be set is really that sensible. Why not let users burn their rep if they so desire?
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How to mark environments in tags?

Should we introduce { and } in tags, if it's possible, technically? It would be useful to mark environments, like {itemize}, {center}, {table}. We could distinguish {table} environment questions from ...
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Template for (some) questions?

Use case: Joe TeXer comes to TL&Co and asks: Why doesn't feature X work on my computer? I've been trying to do this for hours, and my thesis is due tomorrow! Help!!!1!1!1!!!1111one And, of ...
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Link to editing help?

When asking a question, a sidebar provides an editing quick reference, and clearly points to the full manual. When answering a question, the "?" visual icon leads to the manual. At this site (as ...
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FAQ request: encourage use of [big-list] meta-tag

The About meta-tagging qn tried to help us reach a policy on meta-tags. I'm not convinced by Jeff's argument, but I'm relaxed about losing most of them, with the single exception of the [big-list] ...
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Can we get SmartyPants?

Ok, so being a (La)TeX fan (most days) I'm also kind of a typography freak and I feel dirty when answering questions and typing boring "quotes" instead of the “educated” ones. There is software that ...