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Wouldn't it be nice if we can also bookmark the answer?

I am talking about the star in the right side of questions. It is a method to keep track of important questions. However for me, it is a list of important solutions for those problems that I probably ...
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Changing the site name

Today I was browsing https://mathematica.stackexchange.com/ and saw in the “Hot Meta Posts” sidebar that they are changing their site name from “Mathematica” to “Mathematica & Wolfram Language”. ...
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Color coding of LaTeX3 code

Is it possible for the JavaScript syntax highlighter to be extended to color code LaTeX3 code? With the current color coding scheme the code is very difficult to follow.
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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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Can we get back the meta -> main migration path?

It seems that the meta -> main migration paths were removed. We are a community-driven site, and when someone posts wrongly a question (which happens quite often), I think we are well qualified to ...
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Adding personal flags to questions

From time to time I look through the unanswered questions on the main site, to see if I can contribute on any. Usually I will see a lot of questions that I can't answer (no knowldge / experience / ...
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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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Tag wiki excerpt improvements

Whenever someone suggests a tag wiki excerpt, trusted users have a choice: Clicking on "Improve" provides you with the opportunity to modify the suggested change with a motivation on what it is your ...
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Emphasis needs more space after it

An emphasis gobbles the following space (or does not add some needed additional space), text *text* text <em>text</em> text becomes text text text text text (I can't use \␣ ...
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Closing as OT with custom reason: why not use the custom text in the close banner?

When voting to close a question as off topic, and entering a custom close reason, should not that text be used in the "closing banner" that is displayed in the post? Given that all close-voters use ...
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How about encouraging the users to provide MWE before asking questions?

In the lights of increase in the number of questions without MWE, I was wondering how can we encourage the users to provide MWE prior to submitting the questions. Considering that in many cases these ...
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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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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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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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Show user group membership in user info box

In today's discussion session at TUG2019, Jim Hefferon asked whether it would be possible to add a badge for user group membership to the user info box. Here is a mockup of what I have in mind, where ...
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Editing the edit summary

It happens to me quite often that I do an edit, only to realize, when I click the Save Edits button, that I should comment on the edit in the Edit Summary. However, this seems impossible (if I go ...
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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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Suggest users to add a MWE or MWEB to their question

For many questions a Minimal Working Example (with Bibliography) can be very helpful and for some it is even detrimental to the answering of the question. My suggestion is to point the user to MWE(B)...
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how to close a question as a duplicate of another question that is also unanswered?

in trying to deal with unanswered questions about amsart, i came across two that are, for all practical purposes, identical. both are unanswered, and the reasons for the lack of an answer are given ...
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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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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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Could a default comment about MWEs be added in reviews?

Context Recently I noticed a very common behavior about new users, they ask questions without providing MWEs. As an example, this question have more than one comment about lack of MWE. While review ...
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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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Font size and "show excerpt" link in tag wiki pages

These are technically two different issues, but they're not too big of a deal so I'm putting them in the same question. Status quo: 1. Size of About {braces} Can the font size of {braces} be ...
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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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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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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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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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Change the color of the number of suggested edits

The 2 on the review page is hardly visible. Even though a disabled/grayed out look might be desired (because I couldn't actually review these suggested edits), this is just illegible: (Using Safari 5....
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Please lower the threshold for the brown review number to 1

The brown number appears next to the review button in the top bar only if there are at least 3 items to review. I would pretty much prefer to show this brown button whenever there is at least 1 item ...
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Syntax highlighting for LaTeX3?

Two years ago, @YiannisLazarides asked if Color coding of LaTeX3 code could be added to the syntax highlighter of TeX.SE. With posts using LaTeX3 code becoming be more and more frequent I would like ...
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Is it possible to set an HTML id for elements when posting a question/answer?

The title should be relatively straightforward, but is it possible to set the id of, say, a header in your question/answer? That is, is it possible to get ## some header to render as <h2 id="some-...
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Why there is no copy button for tex code area?

Why there is no copy button for TeX code area in TSE like stackoverflow code area?
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Harmonize tags pdf-a and pdfx

Well, as you can see they have a different spelling, but since they derive from PDF/A and PDF/X which have structurally the same form, the tags should do as well. Thus I think one of them should be ...
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Button "Next" in review actions

When I want to see what is available under review I select "Close Votes" to take a look. Then, the only actions there are: But I have the next problems: I am not a native English speaker and ...
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Why can't we migrate off-topic questions to other StackExchange sites?

This comment by Henri Menke has reminded me a question I wanted to ask. Every now and then, a good question appears, but which is not concerning LaTeX and friends. We can only close it as off-topic ...
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Off topic close reason no longer available

I noticed that a reason has been added in the Close Question dialog, in the category A community-specific reason: This reason is for non-reproducible or trivial questions, and it suggests to add an ...
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Warning before accepting name change

After editing a golf code style answer I decided to change my display name to make a stupid joke by taking a name (and an avatar) close to a famous golf pro player. So far so good, but when I decided ...
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Rename tag msword to ms-word

Currently the msword tag has over 120 questions in it. The tag dealing with Microsoft Word on Stack Overflow is called ms-word; for the sake of cross-site consistency, I propose that we change the ...
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The hyperlink color seems to be difficult to distinguish from the text

In my opinion (or my eyes are so bad), I think the hyperlink color is difficult to differentiate from the text. As a result, I always add a word "click" in the hyperlink to overcome this issue. It ...
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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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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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Code in title; word 'LaTeX', 'TeX'

Let's consider a brother site of our site, Math.SE. \begin{feature-request} \item [Monospaced code in the title] Math.SE, of course, is specified for mathematics, so the reason why MathJax is ...
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Off-topic closure: why so few specific reasons?

I just found this question through review -- a first post. The question is perfectly clear: the user has a problem and is asking for a solution. So it is not unclear what you're asking. I cannot say ...
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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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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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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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Why no syntax highlighting for inline code?

I understand why StackOverflow does not have syntax highlighting for inline code, as there is simply not enough code for the syntax highlighting system to guess the language being used (at least I ...
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Re-configuration of community bot?

The posting How to add a background image to a tabular? states quite clearly the problem, from the outset (no edits). Nevertheless, the community bot feels the necessity to comment: Please clarify ...
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Should TeX.SE provide the citation extension?

As the citation scripts add load time to the page (as I have been informed by the support) they are only provided on pages, which explicitly request it, like on Math.SE or CS Theory.SE. So I was ...
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