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Extracting code, uploading code and typeset result

I have difficulties working with TeX.SE. My OP system is Ubuntu and I use Firefox as my browser. Folk ask questions and and supply a MWE but I haven't found a way to get the MWE so I can try it out ...
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Favorite a question

Is there a way to know who favorited ★ a question? If yes, how? If not, why does it have to be 'private information'?
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Revoke reopen: correct procedure

Is there a possibility to revoke one's vote-to-reopen a question? What is the procedure and the correct indications to follow?
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How do I get reputation?

Why is there no reputation tag? I tried to enter a new tag, but only users with a high reputation as 300 are able to generate a new one.
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Children's photo in the profiles

I've been observing that some users insert images of their very young children. Some photos are probably either downloaded or taken somewhere. I was wondering if this is correct considering that I, ...
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How can one lose reputation by posting a comment?

This is to report a curious effect. I just lost 2 reputation points (not that I care) and my indicator shows The linked post is a deleted question, and all I did was to add a comment there. This is ...
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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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Four Yearling badges within 20 days

I thought that the Yearling badge is awarded once a year for members who earn 200+ reputation in that year. But I was awarded this badge four times within last 20 days. So how does it really work?
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Why doesn't maths render as maths?

On some other SE sites, code in between dollar signs gets rendered as mathematics (using MathJaX, I believe). This doesn't seem to work here? Why not? And how do I get round it?
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Printed output of a .tex document [duplicate]

Both in questions as well as in answers I frequently see code (for example an MWE) followed by the printed output that code produces, something I have never managed to achieve. How is this done?
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View unanswered questions with most recent first

At https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions?sort=unanswered the answers appear to be listed in order of number of votes. Which means it basically never changes (most voted first). Is there a way to ...
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How to produce application window recording for posting on the main site

Since this is a question-and-answer site strictly requiring a discussion to start with a question, I ask you whether you are interested in a recipe on how to record an application window and to ...
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Can someone help me find dead links in my posts?

I suspect that there is a data query that will find this for me, but it's been a while since I last ventured onto the data site and I'm hoping that someone will be able to answer this quickly for me. ...
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Rationale for the added whitespace in global site (left panel)?

I have noticed that many sites now come with a left panel, for example: This might be one of the announcement posts on stackexchange. Seaching this tag I find many hits such as this one (I ...
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secure connection failed

I use Mozilla Firefox 52.8.0 on Ubuntu 16.04.4 This error message is a permanent nuisance when using tex.stackexchange Is it a bug on your side or should I fix anything on my side? Could the hint ...
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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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Not all options listed in voting to close

I would like to understand why when the system asks me to close a question I have only three options and the other options are not visible. For example it is not viewable: the question is resolved in ...
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Meaning of 'review' in 'Your last flag was declined - please review it before flagging this post!'

Recently, one of my flag duplicate was declined. I google it and I was in other questions that the warning Your last flag was declined - please review it before flagging this post! remains until more ...
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Looking for multiple tags with *

When I'm logged in and I search for [tikz*] I obtain as result [tikz-pgf] or [tikz-styles] or [tikz-arrows] or [tikz-trees] or [tikz-external] or [tikz-cd] or [tikz-qtree] or [tikz-matrix] or [tikz-...
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My question has an answer which is of little use to me because of incompatibilities

Let's say I asked a question about problem X. Someone provides an answer how to solve problem X. I test their code and observe that it does not work for me because it is not compatible with something ...
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A search of a code string within my posts doesn't work

I'm searching my posts which contain \multicolumn{1}. I tried with: code:"\multicolumn{1}" user:me and code:\multicolumn{1} user:me but they both give 0 results, whereas there is at least one ...
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“Invalid image type” without reason

I tried to add some details to my profile page, such as location and birthday. I did not try to change my profile picture, because I've a good one. However, after clicking the Save Profile button, ...
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How to flag comments posted as an answer for removal?

Recently I have flagged an answer which should have probably been a comment as “not an answer“. Today when I wanted to flag another answer for a different reason, I noticed this message in the flag ...
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Socratic badge meaning

I don't understand what the this definition - part of the gold Socratic badge - means : "Ask a well-received question on 100 separate days, and maintain a positive question record".
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New User posted a “question” in “Answer” Section which was deleted

A new user posted a sort of question in the answer section: A better \pm symbol and this got deleted. Will that user still be able to see the comments so that he knows to post a new question? If, ...
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Bookmarks on Stack Exchange

From time to time I read very interesting questions and answers and I would like to keep track of them in order to refer to them later. Does this site provide a bookmarking mechanism or something ...
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What is the boundary for acceptable user profile images?

I recently came across a user profile that I felt was offensive and was wondering there are any rules in place for the type of content one can post in your profile. Is everything OK, even, say, ...
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Doesn't reputation counter show downvotes anymore?

Today I've lost 15 points due to an unaccepted answer: But if I click on the trophy of the menu bar I don't see the negative votes: If I remember correctly, with the old menu, the negative votes ...
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A block badge Proofreader for my account

I would to know if I have a problem with my account. Since a month I'm no longer eligible to accept or reject reviews since it has been changed the icons on this site. When I get a badge, the cup ...
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how to close a question as a duplicate of another question that is also unanswered?

in trying to deal with unanswered questions about amsart, i came across two that are, for all practical purposes, identical. both are unanswered, and the reasons for the lack of an answer are given ...
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Questions or answers containing \cs_set_eq not found

If I search on TeX - LaTeX for \cs_set_eq, only one result is returned: "Q: Patch font with LuaTeX" whereas e.g. this answer contains code containing \cs_set_eq. Do you know what's going on?
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How to ask for help writing a package?

I'm currently working on a package that extends the functionality of dblfnote. I've finished a method for placing the footnote rule at an arbitrary horizontal location (more specifically, centered on ...
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What does mean by 9/5 in Next badge section?

I noticed the following in my user activity - What does the 9/5 mean?
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Is there any shortkey to insert the commenter name in a new comment?

When I comment is some question or answer in this including all SE sites I noticed that it shows suggestion if I start with @. But, it is boring to me to use mouse to select the commenter's name. ...
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Email notification on a selected tag

I'd like to receive email notification about new post with selected set of tags. Is it possible?
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How to quote a left quote inline?

How can I type a left quote inside an inline quote? For instance, how can I quote the following snippet from the TeXbook: inline? If I use a single left quote: \catcode\{=1` If I use a double left ...
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I found my post on a different website. How should I proceed?

I asked a question here and now it is on a different website too. I can't edit the question there, and that could be a problem since there are other people's names on that code. How to proceed?
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Is there any way (keyboard shortcut) to shift an enitre piece of text?

Okay I know I've worded the question horribly. We all know to make code visible in a box e.g: \begin{document} We have to shift it 4 spaces to the right so that it becomes: \begin{document} Is ...
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How do we handle questions, where there just isn't a final answer, only opinions?

I asked this question. I think that there is no final answer. Since there are 2 votes for the question, it seems to be interesting. And since there are 4 formatting-suggestions, there seem to be ...
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deleting a question I have posted to stackexchange site

I posted a question that I had no useful reply, just comments which did not answer it. How can I delete this question?
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How to log out from my account [duplicate]

How can I log out from my account when I am using a public computer, because closing the window does not log out?
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How to locate and read the inbox messages

I got a flag that I have 2 unread inbox messages. I have many posts. How can I locate and read these new messages without going through all my posts which is a time consuming.
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How to access the chat from the main page?

I gained recently the "privilege" of talking in chat on TeX.se, but I cannot figure out how can I access to the chat room as there's no indications. I found a very long path by going on all the chats ...
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Can no longer post an image with my questions

As of yesterday, there is a strange problem when I try to include an image with my tex.sx questions. I click on the image icon or hit ctrl-G, and I get the upload dialog box, but it tells me that my ...
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How do I respond to a response?

When I ask a question, then obtain a question in response, how do I enter and respond to the question?
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What is the best way for offering private communication to a questioner?

Somebody asked a question. I take solving the issue for a nice challenge which requires communicative interaction with the person who asked the question. I.e., I see several ways of approaching the ...
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How do I get a new identity

I have an identity/account but cannot comment, or post answers. How do I extricate myself? I posted a comment as an answer because I couldn't post a comment, I forget which, and was told off. I once ...
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How do I mark code blocks?

How do I mark code blocks, and how do I adjust syntax highlighting? Can I emphasize pieces of my code block? And how do code blocks in lists and blockquotes work?
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How tell who deleted an answer and when?

My question Plural cref to theorem-like environment, singular cref to enumerate item inside it had had an extended answer by @Mico. That answer disappeared as soon as I added a comment to the answer ...
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Warning: … you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more

I was going to ask a question and I got the following warning: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more. For ...