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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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