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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 ...
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - TeX

Stack Exchange recently started a collaboration project with the University of Melbourne, in an attempt to improve the automatic detection of duplicate questions. More information on the project and ...
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Upcoming event “Answer the unanswered”

In the right column on the "questions" page there is a box "Upcoming events" with an entry "Answer the unanswered in 5 days". Where do I find more information on what this event is about? Clicking on ...
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When I delete/annul my own posting/answer, how to ensure that reputation increase due to upvotes is also annulled?

I'm in an embarrassing situation: I wrote an answer to a question. I got many upvotes and reputation for that answer. But that answer is flawed in a subtle way. Obviously those who upvoted did not ...
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How to reject a bounty?

Is it possible for a bounty-awardée to reject a bounty in order to prevent the decrease of the bounty-starter's "reputation"?
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Is it possible to have remarks removed/replaced automatically after a period of time?

When writing answers to questions, I sometimes would like to add remarks that get removed or replaced by other remarks automatically after a day or two. For example with one answer I wished to point ...
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Community promotion ads page not found 404

There are only about five (5) ads available. Namely, Carlisle and cricket, Carlisle and Undocumented features, Cereda and the duck, Beaton's lowercase, and Hupfer's Arabic numerals. What happened ...
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Comment on deleting/deleted answers

Just a little technical matter, if I: add to an answer of mine a comment sent to another user and then I delete my answer or put the same kind of comment on a deleted answer of mine do the other ...
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Asking a new questions opens and old question

I press on the Ask Question button. One of my old questions is exhibited. Must I assume therefore, that if I edit the old question and press the Submit button, my old question will be substituted by ...
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Search questions without comments

I was wondering if it is also possible to search for questions which are unanswered AND also lack any comments? I could not find it here or using Google.
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Avatar changed automatically

I have noticed that my avatar beside my user name has been modified, not by me. Has anyone noticed this (their own avatar, not mine!)? I had a generic blue and white patterned tile, now it is grey and ...
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Why does the list of Featured questions now appear to include questions which do not currently have available bounties?

Why does the list of Featured questions now appear to include questions which do not currently have available bounties? For example, it now seems to include some questions which involve bounties but ...
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Search posts that contain code

How to filter search in TeX.SX to those have code in them. Also how to search inside the codes themselves.
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New horrible appearance?

Does anybody know if the present appearance of main TeX site, in black and blue, and all elements in strange places is a temporary bug or a new, disgusting idea? I have checked some other sites and ...
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Bad link provided to a question already identified as a duplicate

Thanks to the responses from users in one of my recent meta question, I have discovered that having questions flagged as duplicates isn't always a bad thing. It's in fact a good way of adding new ...
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Old questions creating duplicates because of “Do what I want, not what I said…”

One of the greatest things about the users providing answers on this site is that their experience frequently leads them to answer questions with insights about what the original poster "intended to" ...
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Including a .pdf to acompany the pdfLatex code that generated it

When submitting a Minimal Example how do I attach the resulting .pdf output?
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I am a serial upvoter

I am Paulo. I am the top voter of the entire StackExchange universe. And I believe I fit the description of being a serial upvoter. It is my OCD. I like to upvote, it is one of my favourite hobbies ...
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Copyright/reuse rules

What are the rules for re-using code? I'm publicly posting a document that used code verbatim from this link, and I don't know what kind of accreditation I am to give, let alone whether I am allowed ...
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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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How do I log out? [duplicate]

I have another Stack Exchange account on Mathematics using a different email address. However, I can't switch to it because I can't seem to find the log out/sign out button anywhere. Can someone ...
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Can't comment my own question

I learned a lot while reading Stack Exchange. Two days ago, I asked my first question and I received an excellent answer from the user Alenanno. Unfortunately, I'm not able to comment my OWN question. ...
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How can I close a chat or freeze it?

In the Help Center I find a lot of information on how to open a chat, but so far I couldn't find out what to do, when I don't need the chat any more. Do I have to close it somehow or is just leaving ...
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What if a comment answers a question by a keyword/hint?

I have read "What if a comment answers a question?" and in most cases I am supposed to ask the user who commented to give an answer. And here is the instance "Timeline for overlapping (multi-year) ...
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Is a question regarding 'drawing packages with math support' acceptable?

I would like to ask if the following question is acceptable in our main site. It is directly related to LaTeX but it is not about it. I would like to ask it in our main site because I believe that ...
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Chinese character limit on this site

It seems that there's a limit to the number of Chinese characters you can put in a post. I understand it's an anti-spam feature. Now how do I post a LaTeX source file with a short paragraph of ...
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Why can I not correct a typo [duplicate]

I want to correct a typo ("file contents"=>"filecontents") in How to add adsurl field as link to bibliography, but when I try to do so I see the message: Edits must be at least 6 characters; is ...
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How do I answer someone? [duplicate]

Lets say I want to answer someone and get that person "That Guy" notified. How do I do that? Which of the following options are valid? @That Guy: That was a great post, thanks! (1) @ThatGuy: ...
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No review when used up votes for a day

I just stumbled over a situation that irritates me. After I used up my 40 votes for a day (I must admit, after voting 31 times I just wanted to earn that Vox Populi badge and actively looked for ...
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How to award extra reputation for an answer?

What is the mechanism for awarding extra reputation to an answer?
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Too many “Voting corrected” events

I think the serial voting check algorithm is harassing me: I got six “Voting corrected” messages in my reputation tab in the last seven days. This had no apparent effect on my overall rep, but it's ...
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Formatting Sand-Box

As per the SO question here (if you want to know how they did something there, take a look at the source, as per the hack documented here), I suggest that this (CW) question be used for testing ...
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Please change the association of my chatroom from TeX to Travel SE

I created a chat room to promote the Korean Language Proposal at Area51 here: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/30769/korean-language-discussion-room-commit-stage However during creation it ...
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Community and old question poke

If we look at community user profiles (meta as well as main), we can see: Randomly poke old unanswered questions every hour so they get some attention So sometimes I see old question poked and ...
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SE website recently doesn't work properly

Recent days I observe unpleasant behavior of SE website. At submitting of answer or comment it says "an error happens ...". Also including images make the some problems. In all cases the second try is ...
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Number separated from the rest of the sentence

I don't know how this is called and so I can't find information about it, and don't want to post a repeated questions. I have sentences which end in "weight 1" or "line 2". And latex separates the ...
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Set related question for two questions

Can someone set a relation between those two questions: Minted caching in tikz externalize job Problem, when loading minted after \tikzexternalize Or is it possible to suggest this relation within ...
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including a pdf as an image rather than png format

In some cases, it seems the pdf output of Tikz is more elegant and cleaner than capturing the image via screen capture softwares (e.g. Texmaker). Is there a way to upload the pdf directly rather than ...
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Why can't I start a bounty?

I would like to start a bounty for this question. Am I missing the obvious? Why can't I start a bounty? Screens See by yourself: as opposed to What happen if I click on "bounty is available"
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How can I edit a post?

Is it an intended feature of the new interface that nobody can edit a post if an edit of that post is stuck in the review queue awaiting enough votes for approval or rejection? Whether feature or bug,...
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Why was this question marked as a duplicate?

Use system fonts (Mac OS) while using book template I understand that it is a question about changing the font, but the asker was using the correct code to change font. My answer explains why it ...
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How can I request a tag to be deleted?

I was editing tags for a question of mine, and created the tag cstom by accident (just by confirming the edit -- wanted to tag custom-bib but hit Ctrl + Enter too quickly). Now I can't seem to find a ...
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What eats my name?! And how to fight it? [closed]

Recently I have observed that my name (Przemysław Scherwentke) has in some automatic signatures the last "e" eaten. See, for example, Tkz-berge graphs, equal arrows with unequal subfigures? This didn'...
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System miscalculates reputation when determining if reputation cap is reached?

The system has counted me as reaching the cap on reputation for the day when I have not, in fact, done so. Here's a screen shot: Unless I am just hitting a complete blind spot on this, I have 190 ...
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Is it possible to split bounties?

I'm about to award a bounty on a question. If it is possible I would like to split the bounty between two of the answers (one for elegance, one for effort). Is this possible?
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Staying on the correct page after login

I am repeatedly faced with the same problem: Go on a page (not logged in), Click "Add a comment", A pop-up appears, Click on "Sign up using Stack Exchange", "Sigh… I mixed "sign up" and "log in" once ...
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I am not able to see the active questions selected by tag

About two weeks ago, I am unable to list the active questions selected by chosen tag. For example, I am at main page: where active questions are listed. Then I click to {tables} (for instance) and I ...
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Contributing to texexample — error? [closed]

I was trying to submit a graphic to texexample ( as suggested in How can I contribute to others with examples ), but I repeatedly receive this from the contact page: Am I doing something wrong? PS ...
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Is there a limit on upvotes?

Just curiousity really, but I noticed in the recent days that one of my posts How to influence the position of float environments like figure and table in LaTeX? get plus/minus 10 point votes recently ...
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Mismatch in counts of Meta Sportsmanship badge

The new profile page reveals how to get the badges ;-) Well, at least in my case, there is a mismatch for the Sportsmanship badge. (See the screenshot or on my Meta Profile.) As of now, it says, ...