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Proposal: rename mathematica tag to wolfram-mathematica

The mathematica tag is for questions relating to the Mathematica software. People (typically newcomers) sometimes mistakenly add this tag to questions when they really mean math, not Mathematica. ...
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Serial upvoting reversed

I've already asked about a similar situation, but this time the figures involved seem to be quite exaggerated: on my reputation page the following item appears: -4360 Serial upvoting reversed The ...
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biblatex for idiots

Every time I post a link to the following useful question I cringe a bit. I don't think everyone is familiar with the idiomacity in English of this phrase "X for idiots" or "X for dummies", and for ...
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Why is the kerning wrong in the TeX.SX logo/banner?

I really love the beautiful shaded TeX.SX logo — I think it makes tex.stackexchange.com one of the best looking of all the StackExchange sites. But I am curious why the kerning is wrong? (By that I ...
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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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Can the box made by the <kbd> HTML tag be made smaller?

Keyboard input can be indicated with the kbd HTML tag, as in <kbd>Ctrl</kbd> + <kbd>S</kbd> which displays as Ctrl + S. The boxes created by this tag are quite large, so that ...
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TUG Membership: Names for 2016

StackExchange continues to support TUG with corporate membership (many thanks). With that come eight individual memberships that can be given out to members of the community. The time has come to ...
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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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Tags displayed in bold

Personally, I don't like them. But maybe this is beyond the point. Were we consulted about this?
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Can we turn off math-tex please?

On the question How can I get rid of indentation after an equation?, the code block has had the bit between the dollars turned in to an image. Looking at the javascript scripts loaded via firebug, I ...
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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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TUG Representatives for 2017

As a community we have institutional membership of TUG paid for by StackOverflow. (Thanks to StackOverflow for this support and to Stefan Kottwitz for the initial idea!) The membership entitles us to ...
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Proposal to revert CW status on the “universal float” question

I propose that the CW status of the question: How to influence the position of float environments like figure and table in LaTeX? be reversed (I'm informed that this can be done). I can understand ...
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Nothing indicates that the meta site is meta…

While I could eventually figure out that I was in Meta and not Parent, I found myself wondering for a few seconds....I think that the design should specifically include the word meta. I hereby ...
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Should we have a wiki tag for LaTeX core?

As we all know extra tags need a lot of work, especially re-tagging of old posts. However there are a number of questions relating to the LaTeX kernel that do not fit in with the existing categories. ...
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Bug in the logo appearance with the new black top bar

With the new fancy black top bar, the logo of the site got mutilated. I believe that the following CSS fix would bring it close to the original state, however, I'm not 100% sure and IMHO the old ...
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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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Accepted answer checkmark color

I just asked this question at meta.programmers.stackexchange.com when I realized I have the same problem over here as well. When I ask a question (and every answer has a check mark next to it for me ...
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How can I change all links to river-valley.tv?

I have recorded many videos of conferences, including TeX conferences. For nearly 10 years I have been hosting these on www.river-valley.tv. The domain is now not under my control (long story), and ...
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What should we do with the vector tag?

There are currently 45 questions tagged vector on the main site. Most of these are about the typesetting vector, i.e. mathematical notation. Some of them however concerns vector graphics, or ...
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Layout problem in comments

There is a problem when showing text of an answer comment. If you look at my comment here, the text should read: ... right, this is because of the _. For some reason .. But the underscore is ...
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Merge [mac] and [osx], making [mac] a synonym of [osx]

We have the mac tag without any wiki and 127 questions and the osx tag with a wiki and 367 questions (and the synonym apple). IMHO we don't need both tags (I don't see anybody discussing e.g. problems ...
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Is full text search not working any more?

Just recently I was looking for some questions with a particular word in the title or the main text, but search no longer seems to find them. For example searching for the word "gender" yields ...
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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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Sorting out {encodings}, {font-encodings}, {fontenc}, and {inputenc}

At the moment, there are four tags that deal with encoding issues: the general encodings (95 questions), the more specific font-encodings (57 questions), and the two package-specific tags fontenc (66 ...
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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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harvard-style tag

There are currently 4 questions with the tag harvard-referencing. Our other major bibliography style tags (apa-style, chicago-style, mla-style) all have the form <name>-style. It would seem to ...
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How about a TeX.SX blog?

A recent StackOverflow blog post announced the lauch of blogoverflow: stackexchange community blogs. Do we think the TeX community wants one? I know several members already have their own blogs (...
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How to tag questions specifically about the classic DVI-producing latex compiler?

We have a pdftex tag to refer about pdf(La)TeX, but no actual way to tag a question specifically for the classic latex or tex compilers. For example I don't know how to tag questions ala "How to use ...
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When will the first Generalist badges be awarded?

According to the Generalist Badge Implemented blog post, there must be at least 200 questions in all 40 of the top tags before this badge is awarded to anyone. Right now, our "tag no. 40" (margins)...
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Does the faq tab work correctly?

I like the idea of automatically generated FAQ lists. The mouseover text of the faq tab is questions with the most links. That's sounds sensible, links may come for example from duplicates or closely ...
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Mark questions that led to creating a new package

Would it be interesting to have a tag to mark the questions that led to creating new CTAN packages? Something like a new-package tag?
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Still missing illustrations from Duane Bibby

There was a post by Jin asking what we should do for the captcha/404/etc. images. This was followed up by a post to main, in which we seem to mostly agreed that it would be really cool if we could ...
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Proposed synonym: {tikzpicture} -> {tikz-pgf}

This post is to test the proposal I gave in answer to Tag synonyms and how they work. I have proposed the tag synonym tikzpicture -> tikz-pgf, which you can vote on at the following page: {tikz-pgf} ...
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Tags for Springer-Verlag classes

A user introduced a tag svmult in this question. I thought it's too specialized and changed it into broader sv-classes. Then I found that there exist svjour3 for one of their classes. I think that ...
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Make {dashes} and {comma} synonyms of {punctuation}

At the moment, there are 142 questions tagged with punctuation, 26 questions tagged with dashes (4 of them also featuring punctuation) and 9 questions tagged with comma (5 of them also featuring ...
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{line-breaking} vs. {newline}

I just saw that we have both line-breaking and newline. I always used line-breaking so far. Is there are reason why we need newline? I would vote for making newline a synonym for line-breaking. Are ...
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How do we repair Gonzalo Medina's posts containing images?

As I explained in this answer, all the links to images that were not uploaded via the "add image" button are broken. (EDIT: See also this announcement by Jeff for the background.) This has the ...
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Incorrect leading when using tag links

When using tag links like bug, some extra leading is added between the line with the link and the following, leading to unnecessary whitespace. I've tested this with Firefox 8.0 on Windows XP and ...
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Would a {sans-serif} tag be useful?

When I read this question, my first impulse was to search for the countless other questions about sans-serif fonts. "sans-serif" yields 57 search results, yet there is no sans-serif tag. Would such a ...
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Why does the chat room no longer support alpha-channel enabled images?

I don't know whether or not it is a local issue. Feel free to migrate to the global meta if necessary. In my experience in the past, alpha-channel enabled images are displayed correctly in main site,...
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Can we expand the “How to look up a math symbol” to all kinds of symbols?

Just today, two questions popped up that asked for symbols that aren't necessarily math-specific, but that still are answered by the famous duplicate top dog How to look up a symbol or identify a math ...
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Strikeout doesn't work properly with markdown

Strikeout in HTML (using <s>...</s> or <del>...</del>) doesn't strike out links to tags as specified in mardown. For example: <s>See [tag:discussion] for some questions ...
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pgfplotstables tag is misnamed

The pgfplotstables tag should be called pgfplotstable, since that's the name of the package. Could it be renamed?
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Rename pstree tag to pst-tree

The pstree tag is ill-named, since it is the name of a command defined by the pst-tree package rather than the package name. I suggest that the pst-tree tag replace the pstree tag (perhaps leaving ...
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10K-tools allow evaluation of already deleted post

As of now the following post has a deleted answer: Is it possible to embed a YouTube video using LaTeX? This answer is still visible within the 10K tools as an item that requires attention, even ...
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Is the “First Posts” review queue partially broken?

Since March 19th, the number of reviewable "First Posts" has declined considerably. At first I suspected a yet-to-be-announced feature change in the review system, e.g. "First Posts" that receive ...
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Design flaw concerning the location of a notification box

When voting on a comment, one can only up-vote once every 5 seconds. Try to vote more often than that, and you'll get a yellow box telling informing you of this policy. However, the box is placed ...
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Migration from meta to main site gives wrong 'migration text'

The question Is TeX as word and logo a trade mark? was migrated from Meta to the main site. However, the banner that is added says: migrated from meta.tex.stackexchange.com x hours ago This ...
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Create {forward-inverse-search} and make {forward-search} and {inverse-search} synonyms of it

The concepts of forward-search and inverse-search are very closely related. Therefore I suggest to create a new forward-inverse-search tag, make forward-search (7 questions) and inverse-search (9 ...