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How to write code which has a leading sequence of spaces within a comment?

On the main site of TeX-LaTeX-StackExchange within comments1 you can use backticks `code` for writing code. Seems this does not work when the piece of code has a leading sequence of spaces. E.g., ...
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How are days visited figured?

Every day I make a point of going on all of the Stack sites I'm subscribed to so that I can get the badges for consecutive days. Today they were all okay, except for the Tex site that has reset from ...
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I've just been asked to write a minimal working example (MWE), what is that?

I was posting some question about this strange thing LaTeX is doing when I try to compile my thesis. Someone asked me to provide a minimal example that reproduces the problem. My thesis is now a few ...
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Failure to show image that already exists in imgur

Question Why is there too much white space over my tikzpicture references an image that's already in Imgur using the <img> HTML mechanism. I attempted to display the image via the icon ...
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Almost same code - syntax-highlighting produces different coloring - why?

In my answer to "listings - How to expand special characters inside lstinline?" I have two almost identical code-snippets. The only difference is that the first code-snippet additionally ...
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Where are green outlined checkmarks in comments to my question? Cannot mark a comment as accepted answer

Stack Exchange directions state: To mark an answer as accepted, click on the check mark beside the answer to toggle it from greyed out to filled in. However, the comments to my question do not have ...
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Enlarging the number of visible communities?

I know that it may be a more general question, but TeX.StackExchange is my main community. If I choose "Profile", I have on the left-hand side two frames: "Stats" and "...
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How to type keyboard keys in comments

In questions/answers we type keyboard keys using <kbd>KEY</kbd> which renders KEY. It does not work in comments. How can one type keyboard keys in comments?
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Why can't I upvote posts when my account is new?

To upvote answers or questions I have to have 15 points. To get these I have to first create questions. I don't understand the reasoning behind this. Does creating questions make my upvotes more ...
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Search for inactive user?

How do I look for answers/question of an inactive user, for instance user121799 I obviously tried the search bar with I am surprised I get only 16 results for a former active user (like Marmot). When ...
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Why is LaTeX and TeX not supported in the TeX stackexchange? [duplicate]

For some inexplicable reason, the normal $ notation for LaTeX is not supported on SE (other than math). How can I otherwise use TeX and LaTeX on this SE site at least?
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Why do I have a reversal If I'm not very active?

I have the next reputation history. I mean, I'm all for reversals, because they help prevent people from dishonestly earning reputation, but isn't this a bit of a stretch? Periods between votes: 5 ...
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Reputation stats not showing correctly in chat [duplicate]

The left most screen shows a user's reputation, the middle screen shows my reputation, and the rightmost screen shows the reputation stats displayed in the chat. The numbers seem awfully off - just ...
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Where are the instructions?

There used to be instructions on how to format questions, which included such things as it displaying the compiled mwe. Are the instructions still available, and if so, how??
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Question with MathJaX tag

In different occasions when I see a question tagged MathJaX I think many times if I should answer it or not. Generally on the TeX.SE. site the questions marked with this tag are off-topic. Which are ...
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Why isn't there the possibility of closing a question for being off-topic?

This question is probably a duplicate, but since I was unable to find one, here it goes. On any other Stack Exchange site that I use, if you click the Close link under a question and then you choose A ...
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How to remove a deleted question from my following list?

This question is showed as deleted in my following list. So I can not open and read it. Then how could I remove it from the list? https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/560686/using-rowcolor-with-...
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I can not see the CAPTCHA box

In posting an answer to a question, I get the following: But I can not see the CAPTCHA box in the page. What should I do?
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Targeted downvoting: information related to my profile

I would like to find out information about voting behaviour against me on this site (Main and/or Meta). Does such information exist? If so, where can I find it? For example these are related only on ...
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How to post a "how to" question on the main site?

I'd like to share some findings on package g-brief, which was designed to write business letters with layout, as used in Germany. Now, it's not a question I'm about to ask... it's a description of how ...
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How does one add a LaTeX output to a question/answer?

How does one add a LaTeX output* to a question/answer? *the thing you see in the PDF/DVI when you compile the LaTeX code.
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‘An error occurred submitting the answer’ – puzzled

I've just attempted to post an answer to a question of my own. When I attempt to post that answer, however, I get a message ‘An error occurred submitting the answer’, with no further explanatory ...
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How do I get a question re-opened with providing a reason

There is a question that I have an answer to but it has been closed by several respondents as a duplicate and pointing to an answer. In my view the source duplicate is very specific whereas there are ...
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How to write a MWEB (Minimal working example with Bibliography)?

Someone asks me to write a MWEB. How can I produce such thing? Explanation of the question's purpose: This question aims to complete the very useful other question "I've just been asked to ...
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Problems with the gold badges or for the correct computation

I have seen yesterday and today that there is a problem with my gold badges. Now I have this and yesterday I had this: I'm not interesting for the medals but is there someone that have the same my ...
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Unable to Upload Image [duplicate]

I am attempting to upload a couple screengrabs to an Answer, and no matter which image I try to upload (tried on multiple computers and multiple browsers), it looks like what's below. Looking online, ...
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How to find out why my reputation has decreased?

I leave my computer running and so overnight TeXStackExchange kept running and I ended up with a reputation of 17,925. When I updated my view of the site to get the latest questions my reputation was ...
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Winter double hats for my gr(avatar) in TeX.SE and others communities

In these days of Winter bash, I have observed that I have often two consecutive hats :-)? It is normal or usual? Does this happen only to me or to other users as well?
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Welcome to TeX.SX!

Welcome to TeX.SX, the free, community driven Questions and Answers site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. Here is some information to help you get started and to make ...
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how can i upload an image to be included in a question or answer?

can this question be added to the faq, please? i've spent several hours looking for the answer -- i know it's there, because i happened on it a couple of months ago, but didn't record its location. ...
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Adjusting the Size of the Uploaded Image When Posting a Question

How may one adjust the size of the displayed image when posting a question? For example, I posted the following question yesterday: How to Draw a Rose in Latex If I wanted to scale down the image of ...
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Sorting answers in one question thread

The answers are typically sorted in each thread: accepted answer followed by answers sorted by the earned points. But my account has changed this feature a few days ago and I don't know how. Now, the ...
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Someone wants to answer my question, please reopen it

I asked this question: Getting the error: "! Argument of \MT@res@a has an extra }." a while ago. Now someone has an answer, but the question is closed. They's just asked for help reopening ...
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Make TeX.SX look nice again!

A collection of user scripts to make the main site look a bit better again, after the new design has gone live on August 3, 2018. The scripts can be used e.g. with Tampermonkey (Chrome) Greasemonkey (...
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How can I find an answer I posted today that is not in my list of answers?

I posted an answer earlier today and wanted to review it again, because I had another idea. However it is not in my list of answers. Can it be that the question was closed/deleted because of it’s poor ...
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Deleting the `f` tag

The f tag was creted today, along with this question. My guess is that it was created by mistake. It should be deleted.
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Using this interface [closed]

I am unable to copy and paste a block of code from MikTex here. It shows up when I copy, then disappears when I click post your question. Is that supposed to be what happens. It's kind of long to ...
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A different number of downvotes

Into my personal page I have voted down only 4-times. Why do I have 14 votes down?
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Losing points again

see the last question on the right which has been accepted and upvoted but the points shown are only 15 it should be 25 -- why does this happen?
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Losing points even after answer is accepted

my points should be 95 on the right hand side but shows only 50 please let me know if the site/moderators use bots for control
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points lost even though answer is accepted

I should have 10 points more since answer is accepted
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To make a tag for a synonym tag: explanations

I have wanted to create for an existing timeline tag two synonyms called chronosys and chronology. Is it correct my work to create new synonyms tags or my procedure is wrong? What should I do so that ...
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Made new tag, but misspelled it

On this question I made I tried to make a new tag istgame, but I misspelled as istgames. istgame is the actual name of the package for LaTeX. Now I cannot remove the old tag or even make the correct ...
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Edit approved by mistake, what to do next?

I recently approved an edit (within the Suggested Edits review queue) by mistake. How can I retract/revert the vote?
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Overlapping texts

I notice that increasingly when I look at an SE entry comments are overwritten by extraneous text and further that in at least one case the bottom of a question overlaps the answer. How can the ...
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How to deal with an accidental downvote?

I accidentally downvoted an answer that I really meant to upvote, and didn't realize it until it was too late. (The answer not only gives the desired result, but includes a good explanation, so a ...
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Visual search on TeX.SE

In many questions we're likely to post an image of what we're looking for. And there are often multiple visuals for the answer. Is there a way to search the questions via the thumbnails posted on the ...
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A follow option: how does it work?

I recently saw this addition at the bottom of posts: What does this follow option provide? Is there any guide that mentions what I can do and don't do with it? Who has used this follow option and for ...
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An information of a pink bar: flags

I was just wondering why some flags are highlighted with a pink background? I only have two pink ones. What's the reason? Thank you very much.
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Unknown users within the Suggested Edits review queue

On several occasions I have found that in the Suggested Edits review queue there are new (low-reputation) users who almost always suggest insignificant or irrelevant changes to questions or answers. ...

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