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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Is there anything that can be done to answers already provided some time ago, that are currently out of date?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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How to `~\cite{}' an answer from stackexchange? [duplicate]

How to ~\cite{} an answer from stackexchange? Should be cited by the question, or by the user, any ideas?
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Why is there no TeX on TeX exchange? Putative solution proposed [duplicate]

Joseph Wright pointed out the following questions: Why does TeX not show up in my question (at least in the preview) Can we turn off math-tex please? Why doesn't maths render as maths? Where we ...
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Suggestion: suppress green upvote indicator in topbar

Currently, users with an account get the upvotes to their answers reported via a small greenish thing with the number of such upvotes. It gives a pop-up window with links to the answers (or questions ...
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Any plans to add on-site compilation to preview MWEs/solutions?

I frequently run into code posted to this site which I'd like to see in rendered form in order to quickly decide whether it fits my needs. Opening a document just to do this often feels like a hassle....
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Improve experience for new users with helpful comments

Can we somehow improve the experience for users, who have useful comments but can only post (non-)answers? We regularly recommend deletion of (or delete for the top users) "answers" from new users. ...
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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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automatic check for MWE

For many questions (although not all), a MWE is helpful (see, e.g., Should minimal examples be required, or just encouraged, for questions to be answered?). However, many posts don't include one (...
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Is it possible to follow a question and get notified whenever a new answer is added?

As a beginner LaTeX user, many questions/answers are encyclopedic to me and expand my knowledge and understanding. However, favoriting tons of questions doesn't help that much to keep the information ...
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Does package author get notified by tagging his/her package inside my question?

I don't know if this question has been asked before or not, but sometimes I fail to make some package working properly. Additionally, it may take long time to go through several similar questions to ...
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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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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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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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There is no place for justification in online media?

Is there still something wrong with justified text in online media (compared to print media) nowadays? Wikipedia says at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typographic_alignment, that: A common type of ...
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Line numbers be added when posting code

I'm somewhat missing line numbers when code is posted. Is there any way to have them added?
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Could a feature be made that lets you upload code directly?

When posting MWEs, I always make a file in my editor, then copy-paste it, then turn it into preformatted text. It would be more convenient (and foolproof) to just save it, then click a button on SE ...
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Bug on the review web page?

Recently I recognized a change of the behaviour of the review pages. Now after opening an question in the first post queue to be reviewed you see all three buttons enlighted: For me astonishing is ...
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Links are invisible on the Main site

I've noticed this for quite some time, but I suppose the time has come to do something about it. At least for me to speak about it, hoping to cause some change. Links on TeX SE Main are invisible. ...
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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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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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Accepting more than one answer

This is kind of a duplicate (kind of because a real duplicate seems to have the need of being asked in the same SE forum and the duplicated question is on the main meta forum - apart from that it is ...
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Edit to comment template?

This answer was posted recently. Werner commented. I saw this through the LQ queue, and I commented. This motivated me for this question. That comment template: This does not provide an answer to ...
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Proposal for an alternative order for answers

I propose that the site ceases ordering answers according to the number of upvotes. The default ordering should be with the newest answers on top, and a very highly visible button to order according ...
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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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Get the whole of a mwe in one click [duplicate]

It would be nice (on the TeX/LaTeX site) to have next to the code samples within the posts some location or word (like "copy all") to click and then get the full code sample selected for copy. This ...
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Adding Bounties

Not clear how to add bounties for questions such as these. On my view of this question there's no start a bounty button. Any help appreciated.
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Making Questions Randomly Active (Feature Request)

There are a few questions on meta about what makes a question active, but I did not see any questions about the utility of making questions randomly active. There is actually a mechanism at work on ...
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New reason to close a question: “Abandoned question”

There are quite some questions we can not answer, because the OP never returns to provide the necessary MWE or at least information. Well, this one e.g.: forcing a footnote to split across mutiple ...
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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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Writing TeX in TeX-style

I think it could be nice to have commands on TeX.SE for writing TEX, LATEX etc. in the same style as in TeX documents. In my opinion, these styles are part of the spirit of the TeX community and ...
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Feature request: Better support for copying code from question or answers

Often I'd like to compile code from tex.stackexchange or other sites to my machine and play around a bit with it. There are so many great answers here; there is so much great code in stack overflow, ...
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Is it possible for moderators to accept an answer?

There are numerous examples of questions on TeX.SX and SX sites where the OP has asked a question, some one has provided at least one complete solution but the OP has not accepted any of the answers. ...
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Question that led to a new program

There is a way of marking questions that led to a new package. However, recently one of my own questions inspired me to create a program (written in Python) to help me manipulate tex-files. Is this ...
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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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Why can't TeX.SE compile my TeX code?

(This might have been asked before, but I could not find it.) A lot of questions and answers on this site have some piece of code (to be compiled with one of the standard engines) and a screenshot. ...
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No (La)TeX syntax highlighting on mobile devices

Here is a view of a code block on the full site (viewed through mobile/iPhone): Here is a view of the same code block on the mobile site: Here is a view of the same code block using the Stack ...
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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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Notifying the user when they are about to post a “give me the codez”-question

We get questions like this all the time, where someone wants us to draw something for them in TikZ or some other graphics package, without providing a minimal working example. I'm wondering whether ...
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TeX.SE icon in FontAwesome

The FontAwesome 4.2.0 contains a glyph for StackExchange icon. Is there any possibility to be created an icon for TeX.SE so we could use it with LuaLaTeX?
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Why is there no badge for that?

I recently posted a question that received some upvotes: tilted planes as scopes However - I didn't get any answers, perhaps because the problem was a little involved. So I decided to offer a bounty, ...
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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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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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Recommending deletion

It happens fairly frequently that some one with very few reputation points posts an "answer" to a question that the community feels was more suited to being a "comment". Some one then starts an action ...
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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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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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I would like a “defer” function on review queues

when there is more than one entry in a review queue, i sometimes would like to defer consideration of an entry until later, but look at entries that come after it in the queue. this possibility isn't ...
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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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Usefullness of the Announcer, Booster and Publicist badges?

I was a bit surprised by the Announcer, Booster and Publicist badges. If I understood, those badges requires you to share links to questions with the form https://tex.stackexchange.com/q/[...
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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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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 ...