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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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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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Close your own question with no (real) possible answer

It's an echo to this post: Reminder for own (unanswered) question Sometimes, a question have an answer in commentary or fix the problem in other way. For example, my question latex to lualatex error ...
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Export/download answers

Is it possible to download answers that are helpful or offer brilliant solutions/demonstrations of the power of LaTeX? For example I particularly like the following: Clickable chapters on the right ...
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Reminder for own (unanswered) question

Would it be useful to remind users to choose an answer when a question received one or several answers but the question was not marked as answered? This would prevent questions from remaining "...
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Allegedly unanswered questions

There are currently more than 3200 questions on tex.sx that have no upvoted answers. Many of these have been answered, though, often in the comments. Is it somehow possible to mark a question as ...
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Is the idea of linking to an online compiler dead?

There was a question about linking from the code examples at tex.stackexchange.com to an online LaTeX compiler about a year ago: Link to online LaTeX compiler. The answers and comments to the question ...
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Spams Spams Spams around

This user : https://tex.stackexchange.com/users/50311/user49929 has been adding spams to the website by questions and now to answers as well(How to compose poetry with LaTeX). Please do something ...
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Spam Filter in the Stack Exchange Website

Recently, in the tex.stackechange.com site, there was a question which was detected as a spam. I dont know if the question is deleted now. When I saw it, It had got 5 downvotes. I request the ...
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Fancy TeX (etc.)/Metafont/MetaPost logos?

Can we have fancy logos like they have on CTAN, for example on http://www.ctan.org/pkg/cm-unicode:
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Why don't we start converting all the questions into FAQ by document intention (Thesis/Presentation/Resume/CV)?

We can put related questions about common templates, packages available to use and so on. And use repeated questions as an indicator that it's a frequent user issue. Using the interface as currently ...
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Add a reference to the ultimate badge description list

At the moment the list of Badges has an abbreviated description for each. This is sufficient for some, but not all of the listed badges - mostly those that are hard to obtain. The ultimate badge ...
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Opinion polls on TeX.SE?

Some questions need authoritative answer (and we like them in SE). Some others ask for alternatives and cannot be definitively answered (and we have big-list tag for them). There is a third kind of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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@-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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...