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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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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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Colorblind, links hard to see

I have red-green colorblindness. I don't really notice it, except on two occasions: When I see an Ishihara plate. When hyperlinks are styled using only a color that normal people have no trouble ...
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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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Will there be TeX.SX Documentation?

The Stack Overflow team has just announced a new service called Stack Overflow Documentation. Users can post examples of code usage and other can vote and edit. I'd like to have this for TeX.SX. In ...
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Could we lighten up the Google+ icon a little?

Don't get me wrong, but I'm getting slightly annoyed by the tiny Google+ icon right below the voting controls, in the er... social bar. The size is OK, but the color... well: I swear, at first I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How about “deprecated” answers to old questions

Is there anything that can be done to answers already provided some time ago, that are currently out of date? I mean: I may have a problem, and find on TeX.SE the answer to that. Only that the ...
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Suggested edits: Giving feedback to editor

Reviewing suggested edits, I sometimes come across 'weird' edits, minor changes or real bad editings which change answers (regardless whether they are useful or not). Apart from Approving Editing ...
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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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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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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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Use dashes in page titles instead of hyphens

In every page title on tex.sx, it says TeX - LaTeX - Stack Exchange These horizontal lines between the words are hyphens (Unicode point U+002D "Hyphen-minus"). In proper typesetting, these should ...
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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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Please add more off-topic close reasons

Recently I have started using Stack Overflow and one thing I noticed is that their close dialog is much more feature rich than ours. Let's see a picture of their "off-topic" reasons. Wow! This ...
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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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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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Make the Google+ less distracting by syncing its saturation with the other icons

This is a follow up to Could we lighten up the Google+ icon a little? which I think was unfairly declined. On Stack Overflow, Super User and Server Fault the Google+ icon is less distracting because ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I edit a post without bumping it to the front page?

I often come across questions that are old and worked for the OP, but could be made better (formatting, spelling, etc.). These reasons don't really warrant it going back up to the front page -- is ...
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Clearer formatting of dialogue in TeXtalk

Currently the dialogue of TeXtalk is formatted by <strong> for the speaker and <p> to separate lines. Here is an example from the interview with Yiannis Lazarides: This format may be ...
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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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How to find my questions for which I have not accepted an answer

I am looking for a way of listing, in first-come-first fashion, the questions for which I have not chosen one of the answers.
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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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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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Update the TeX Community Blog logo

Now that the tex.sx logo has the real kerning, the Community Blog logo should be updated, too. Compare: (tex.sx logo) (blog logo) I stick to my comment to Jin's answer though, that the braces ...
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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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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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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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Change 'TeX - LaTeX - Stack Exchange' to 'TeX - Stack Exchange'

The About page and the title for the main site page and for meta all say 'TeX - LaTeX - Stack Exchange'. We've had some discussions, for example when we had a skills contest and about the user ...
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Request for TeX.SE pamphlet

Can we please have a pamphlet for TeX.SE, too? English.SE pamphlet
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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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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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Proposal for rewarding former accepted answers

Recently I've incurred in a situation analogous to what explained here: Changing acceptance after a long time For a question of mine, I had accepted an answer by JPi but then I accepted another by ...
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Can we clean up the “How to ask” box, please?

As N.N. notes in his answer to Can/should we get a “How to Ask” page?, there is now a "How to ask" page and it is linked from a helpful-looking box on the "Ask Question" page: I'd like this box made ...
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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 it possible to give away the golden hammer “privilege”? [duplicate]

If one acquires a score of 1000 points or more on a given tag, one gets awarded the "privilege" to single-handedly close questions. This is also called golden hammer privilege. But what if someone ...
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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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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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When flagging for close: Adding a reason

Posts on StackExchange are closed for numerous reasons, and ticking of the right box for the exact reason might not always fit the question quite right, or the reason might sometimes be very vague. ...
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Different code “convention” in questions than in comments

My first question here. Displaying backticks is apparently difficult. But it's not, just surround the inline code by more backticks than those that appear (concatenated) in the code. E.g., If you ...
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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 ...