Questions tagged [questions]

This tag for questions about, well, questions: how to ask, whether specific questions are appropriate, and so forth.

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When is it Kosher to edit one’s own question?

While fiddling around an issue I’ve just met, I’ve discovered a likely related issue which needed another MWE and description. I wanted to edit my question, but that would mean nearly doubling its ...
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What do you do when the OP rolls back an edit that improved its grammar?

If you edit a post by improving grammar, punctuation, and sentence flow, what do you do if the OP rolls it back to the poorly structure version? Here is the case in point: I'm using acronym ...
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Tagging: latex3 vs expl3

Several questions I’ve asked on TeX.SE have been related to LaTeX3 and Expl3, and I’ve found myself using both latex3 and expl3. This is probably redundant. When should a question be tagged latex3 ...
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Removing “thanks” from questions

Why when I make an edit to a question just to "remove thanks" it is always rejected and when it is done by some other users it is accepted? Are there "favourite users" here or, most probably, between ...
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How to “push” my question?

:) I posted a question on the main TeX-StackExchange-page a couple of weeks ago. I did not receive an answer, unfortunately, but the problem remains. Of course, my post disappeared somewhere into ...
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Is it appropriate to ask questions about the design of LaTeX?

I ran across a small curiosity when working today; specifically that LaTeX defines \coth by default, but not \sech or \csch. I’d like to know why. I think of the three functions are being very similar,...
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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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What makes a question appear under 'frequent'?

We have a few ways to sort through questions: newest featured frequent votes active unanswered Five out of these six choices are self explanatory, but I'm curious about the 'frequent' heading. How ...
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Why is “…Cthulhu-worshipping madman?” a great question?

Please do not click this link: How do I make my document look like it was written by a Cthulhu-worshipping madman? If your finger slips, do not up-vote. Wikipedia writes: Cthulhu So what? What is ...
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Posting single line question and answer as visitor/spammer without proper signing/authentication

Why does the visitors to the TeX.SX (may be prospective TeX.SX user) have option to post Q & A as Guest and without proper signing/authentication before posting. For example (Visitor to TeX.SX ...
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Re-tagging when editing question!

This is just a small request to all who do the great job of editing posts (especially questions) and improving the quality of the site this way: Please, always check whether the question is properly ...
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Is this the right place to ask about mathematical notation?

For instance, I'm looking for symbols for the following ternary relations: f is a relation with source X and target Y. f is a left-total relation with ditto f is a right-total relation with ditto f ...
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Who tweets for tex.sx – and how would I know if I have been tweeted?

Please forgive my ignorance of tweeting, twitter, and other words matching tw.* I was editing one of my previous questions, and noticed that it had been tweeted This also happened to one of my ...
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My question doesn't appear on my profile

I asked this question before I joined the site (not sure how I could do that, but I did). The question shows my name and avatar on it, but it does not appear in my profile under questions. How can I ...
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Why is “thanks” inappropriate at the end of a question?

This question seems to indicate that it is inappropriate to say "thanks" at the end of a question, but does not provide justification. In a question I once asked, such thanks were removed and I tried ...
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'Listening in' to a question

Maybe I'm missing here something... I believe others have had this issue before, too. So here it is: I can't find a way of following or 'listening in' to questions I am interested in. I'd like to get ...
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Does Preferences refer wrongly to subscribing to questions?

The following is closely related to Notification for questions marked as favourites?. When looking at "Prefs" under my profile, there is an option to "Allow email notifications when I subscribe to ...
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why are some questions highlighted in the main questions list? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Different formatting for certain questions i've noticed that some questions, like this one on the main site are shaded, and haven't found an answer to "why?"; since i haven't ...
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Could i create a question with an answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Asking a question and answering it yourself straight away Could i create a question with an answer i found myself for help other people? This way other TeX users could improve ...
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policy on “how do I draw this?” questions

There are several, I think unnecessary, questions of the form "How can I draw this?" or "How can I draw this in TikZ?" These add nothing to the site really. Sometimes there is some feature of the ...
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Deleting duplicate questions

In this question, Joseph writes "In general, we've agreed not to delete or merge duplicate questions." Why is that, when was this agreement reached, and do we still follow that? As a side question, ...