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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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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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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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Tags are getting replaced after using them

I just asked a question which was partly about the list of figures. I typed listof into the tag-input and both listoffigures and listoftables appeared as suggestions. I selected both of them. However, ...
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How to disable the announcement banner?

Lately when visiting sites on the Stack Exchange network, I have seen this announcement banner popping up, right underneath the top bar. Here is a screenshot of today's announcement banner: Now I ...
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“header” tag synonym of “header-footer”

I think the header tag is useless since there is header-footer. It should be removed or rendered a synonym of header-footer.
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Dealing with and reporting not-so-friendly users (especially when they delete the post)

Recently, I had a discussion with an unfriendly user (Direct counter for the total daily votes, in the now-deleted answer), who took their liberty to qualitatively assess my soul. While I tried to ...
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What are the new displays associated with post notices?

I noticed that the "[on hold]" reference has been deleted from questions that are closed as being unclear. Now only the word "[closed]" is written. Are there other types of options with the new names ...
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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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Direct counter for the total daily votes

Is there a direct counter where I can see the total daily votes (40 votes) without the need to subtract from the last vote given yesterday, for example?
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My question is a duplicate of a closed question without an answer. What now?

I wanted to auto-flag my well-received question which is a duplicate of a closed question but, unfortunately, the closed question doesn't have an answer. How can I deal with this issue?
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Is it possible to have MathJax in a question? [duplicate]

In all other stack exchanges I use (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, etc.) I can just do $x$ and get x printed in a math-style font. In this question it didn't work: Is there a font where lower-case $...
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How to mark a question as duplicate of another one that doesn't already have an answer?

It happened to me that I wanted to close a question as duplicate of another, but the site refused to do that, because the other question didn't have an upvoted answer. To my surprise there is an (at ...
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Can I add your names to my book?

I would like to thank the following people for their expert opinions. I would also like to include a name-surname or a nickname if they allow it in my amateur radio test book. If you forget names you ...
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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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Deciding which typography answer should be accepted?

Should I accept the answer that is favored by my personal taste? I am asking typography questions when I don't know what the right answer is (e.g. Spacing in "$d=2$-dimensional" ) So maybe ...
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What is the meaning of the dots within the review queue drop-down?

Why is the grey circle of the closing request in my account very frequent in REVIEW QUEUES compared to other items? Is there a specific reason or is it something random? EDIT by comments: First ...
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When is awarding bounties considered a misuse of the system?

This question is in response to marmot's leaving of the site as discussed in the comments of this post. Comments are disabled there, so I ask this as a separate question. In the comments Stefan ...
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Are duplicate questions with no answers deleted?

When a question has (at least) an answer, it remains always visible, even if it is closed. On the contrary, closed questions with no answers, as far as I know, after some time are no more visible. ...
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Changing tags causes questions to be active

It seems like simply changing the tags for a question shouldn't cause it to be active for three reasons. There isn't really any activity on the question. Some metadata that I suspect most people don'...
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How can I provide a better resolution of uploaded pictures created with the document class standalone?

Very often I use the document class standalone to created a cropped PDF for uploading to tex.stackexchange. However the resolution after the upload isn't very good. What can I do?
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What does “XY Problem” mean?

I have just been told that my question is an "XY Problem". What does that mean? What am I supposed to do?
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Dealing with just-do-it-for-me questions

We can not reject that the number of just-do-it-for-me questions has been increasing over time. The chance of seeing a just-do-it-for-me tikz-pgf tagged questions is higher than before. We have been ...
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Problem of failure to report a positive score

I wanted to understand if it's my problem only that when I get a positive score on the achievement icon (cup) you do not see the small green symbol that indicates the reputation. It's been happening ...
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How to search for a link?

Yesterday I got the "Announcer" badge for having shared this link: https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/367140/insert-figures-for-a-subsection-and-start-another-subsection-after-image. How can I ...
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Corrected procedure to contact a user who does not write in chat [duplicate]

Is there a way to contact or ping a TeX.SE user who does not use the chat to send a private message, or comment? What is the correct procedure?
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Why is this answer downvoted? [closed]

I am talking about this answer. It doesn't work with XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX, because it uses a package which is written by the PDFTeX author and is specifically for LaTeX and PDFLaTeX. By the time I ...
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Are the upvotes from when we don't have enough reputation to upvote actually lost?

I had made quite a large number of upvotes before recently gaining the minimum 15 reputation points required to upvote, but now I can't see my past upvotes anywhere. This is very annoying because I ...
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strikethrough text on Stack Exchange

How do I strike through text (i.e. cross out, or put a line through it) within the Stack Exchange environment? NB: There are many questions about how to strikeout using different packages, but this ...
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Why does my name appear in the list of duplicate voters when I didn't vote for that?

Today there had been a close voting for Latex users make more mistakes which finally lead to the question being closed as a duplicate. After a more careful re-examination of the close proposal, the ...
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Bounty Community Ad Error

I just saw a strange error in one of the Community Promotion Ads – the "active bounty" ad (bounty.png). Currently it looks like this So, there are 1 active bounty which worth 0 reputation in ...
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Is there a fast way for a user to delete all of their content?

Let's assume that a user wishes to move away from TeX.SE and intends to delete all of the content they created up to the legally possible limit. Deleting tons of comments, unaccepted answers and ...
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How do you accept an answer?

I have been "accepting answers" to my questions by up voting the good answers received for my questions. However, I have a 0% accept rate. :( Apparently, I do not know how to accept answers.

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