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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 ...
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Vote for synonyms on the synonyms page?

The page for tag synonyms is a very useful place to see which synonyms are being proposed and vote for them. However, right now, it seems that you have to go into each individual info page of each ...
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Latex render for Markdown [duplicate]

I'm not sure whether it has already been asked - couldn't find it. But what about Latex render support for Markdown? Imagine a question asked like the following Hello all, why is this text not ...
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Can we “import” reputation from MO?

I gather that users who register on this site who already have a certain amount of reputation on StackOverflow get a "starting bonus" to their reputation here. Is there a good reason why this can't ...
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Feature request: RSS support

Hi and thank you for this wonderful site, really. Are you planning to add RSS support to be more reactive?
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Can we get automatic advertisement on the SO latex tagged page?

I'm sure I'm not alone in having http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/latex bookmarked. It's the only part of SO I use (I'm not a programmer, so most of the rest is over my head.) It would be ...
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Where can we find statistics about the site's progress through beta?

It would be useful to know what needs work at-a-click. Where can we read, gather, and/or store such information? It appears that we're moving from the answer-the-seeded-questions stage to another, ...
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Feature Request/Discussion - Markdown to write stylised LaTeX

It could be interesting to get some markdown to write LaTeX as it is meant to be in any self-respecting LaTeX document (\latex) What do you think?
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LaTeX sand-box?

Instead (or in addition) to having TeX markup eventually, we could also have a little LaTeX/TeX sand box apear on every page (possibly with a way to hide it) in similar style to LaTeXit! on mac. This ...
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Augment the markdown syntax with some lightweight TeX-ish conventions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we get SmartyPants? Some examples that have been proposed is to be able to type ``quotes'' for educated “quotes”, as well as -- and --- for en- and em-dashes. Note this ...
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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 ...
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Where should images go?

I recently posted an answer and wanted to include a figure I made for it. I ended up putting it on my institutional account, but I realize that this is not ideal (since the account will probably be ...
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Automatic links to the CTAN catalogue?

Many of the answers will probably be of the form "Use package whatever to solve your problem." Wouldn't it be nice if we have some light syntax to make whatever point to the appropriate package in the ...
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Automatic capitalisation and typesetting correction for TeX, LaTeX and FrieNds.

It would be great for latex, tex and context and similar words be automatically converted to LaTeX, TeX and ConTeXt preferably even with proper baselines.
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Is there some trick to writing code snippets?

It seems, from the reference linked to my right as I type, that to put in code snippets I need to indent everything at least four spaces. Is there some easy way to do this automatically for a large ...
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Syntax highlighting

For syntax highlighting, StackExchange uses a general-purpose syntax highlighter (probably something like prettify?), which guesses what to highlight based on the most common languages: C-like ...
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We need Tex markup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we turn off math-tex please? Why doesn't maths render as maths? ... but, until we get it, I have created a GreaseMonkey script for use here. http://userscripts.org/...

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