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What limits are there on voting on comments and how do I tell how many votes I have used?

I'm not certain whether something has changed but I don't remember running out of votes for comments in the past. At least, I certainly don't remember running out of them at all often. Then yesterday, ...
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Sometimes I wonder if there are some marketing people or trolls around

TikZ - How can I draw a line through a point on a line, with the new line perpendicular to the old line? This reply, while theoretically correct and probably quite sound and working, not related to ...
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Is R syntax highlighting possible on TeX.SX?

I know it is possible to use <!-- language: X --> to get different syntax highlighting in posts for at least some languages, X. For example, this works for LuaLaTeX. It, however, does not seem ...
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When does the site convert PNGs to JPGs?

Yesterday, I was surprised to receive a comment suggesting that I replace JPG images with PNGs. I was surprised because the images I had uploaded had been PNGs. Moreover, the originals were still on ...
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Need an OpenID provider meeting certain criteria for identifying on SX sites

(Not really sure this question belongs here. But I'll give it a shot anyway.) I used to use myopenid.com for identifying on the SX network, and liked it. Now that it's gone, I'm using another ...
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How to make an account?

How can I make an account? The Welcome to TeX.SX! page suggests "please consider registering your account", without saying how. If I start from tex.stackexchange.com the option "help" presents me ...
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What is the best method to capture latex output for questions and answers?

I have seen questions and answers posting output from latex that appear to blend in well with the site. In looking at the html/css underlying these posts, it appears that all that is required is to ...
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Strunk & White badge

The silver badge "Strunk & White" -- Edited 80 posts is referred to Questions or Questions/Answer? I've edited more than 80 posts (https://tex.stackexchange.com/users/56567/cornelius?tab=activity&...
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How to write unicode letter in tex.stackexchange.com?

Sorry for a very layman question. After trying for more than hour, I didn't succeed in writing\unicode{f817}, which is a x with dot above and dot below. How we may write HERE in question ?
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For how long a removed answer is shown?

I ''answered'' a question, but later in a comment i watched that it wasn't the response expected by user (it didn't answer the original question). I'm sorry, that was an error. I click in delete but ...
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A comment sort of answered my question, how do I marked it answered

So I made this question earlier pdflatex stuck compiling, gives no error and a commenter pointed me towards what could be wrong, I changed my document accordingly and now everything works. I want to ...
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Incorrect tag used to zap a question by the golden badge hammer

I found this strange thing which is IMHO a bug: The problem is that egreg zapped the question using his golden xetex badge. However, the question isn't tagged xetex, it had the tag but lost it ...
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Consensus vs accepted answers on meta

Let's get the facts straight Per SE policy, as outlined here the following applies On our main sites "the best answer" is somewhat fluidly defined as the superposition of the highest voted answer ...
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How can I display that date and time of postings?

I'd like postings (and ideally comments) to show date and time instead of '5 hours ago' or '10 days ago'. I've looked for a settings page without success, and also done various searches on the help ...
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New support package for MWEs

I often saw that MWEs which include images can be a little bit of a problem. There are no common images in the TEXMF tree which could be used. Even the famous PS tiger is not directly accessible. ...
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What is the difference between these two kinds of close votes?

We find that we can ask a post to be closed in two ways. Use the close link under a post. And cast a close vote in the review panel. What is difference between the two? How are they recorded in ...
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Is it possible to set an HTML id for elements when posting a question/answer?

The title should be relatively straightforward, but is it possible to set the id of, say, a header in your question/answer? That is, is it possible to get ## some header to render as <h2 id="some-...
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How to ask further questions concerning an old question?

I asked a question (to be specific, this one) about four months ago and got a completely satisfying answer. In the meantime I continued my project and built my own solution for the problem by ...
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Duplicate questions

Before posting a question on the forum, I check for answers related to my question. As always, I do not find any answers pertaining to my topic and ask my question. Nevertheless, a lot of my ...
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How to add my final solution to a question that I have asked myself?

I have asked quite a few questions now on TeX.SX and got good answers for most of them. Which I would like to thank everyone how contributed to this. However often I do adjust the answer (that I ...
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How to produce a new line in the comment box?

A simple question: How to produce a new line in the comment box?
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How do I close a question?

I would like to close a question in order to make clear that it does not need any further answers. Where can I find information on how to do this?
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Is famous question badge still awarded at 10K views?

Did "they" stop giving famous question badges? If not, does 10K views mean less than 10,000 views?
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The Unofficial TeX-SX FAQ

Welcome to tex.stackexchange.com (otherwise known as TeX-SX or TeX-SE). This is the unofficial FAQ which we've put together to help you figure out how to make best use of this site. There is an ...
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Stuck at Human Verification

I am trying to post an answer on TeX.SE and am stuck at: The dots continue and I never see the captcha. For some reason, meta.TeX.SE does not have a concern with me being human. Also, why is there ...
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How to search for \list but not list?

I'm looking for questions on the main site that have \list in their body but need to avoid question that have list. Is there a search syntax I can use?
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How do I make a “a complete small document”? [duplicate]

When I asked my first question on this site, I was asked to provide "a complete small document that demonstrates the problem." What is "a complete small document" and how do I make one?
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An edit has been suggestion to a post of mine. How do I accept it?

When I ask or answer a question and someone edits my post, how do I accept the edit?
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Code formatting after itemize only with some text?

why is code formatting in answer https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/169741/5328 disabled when I remove the period between itemization and the code? Edit: I changed the answer by inserting a HTML comment ...
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Whats up with these unicoins?

Weird and funny is the idea of the unicoins. Who created it? Does this influence totally TeX.SX? What is the purpose of it? Was this a feature request?
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Who's dunit? Reputation gone?

This is funny: This morning tex.stackexchange displayed: Some minutes later 15 reputation were gone: If more people experienced this kind of bug, or it will become a habit of tex.stackexchange, ...
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Undoing a bounty?

On this question about creating complicated tables, I wanted to award a +100 bounty on this answer by user47919 involving the tap package. In my haste, I accidentally awarded it to David Carlisle's ...
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Add a reference to the ultimate badge description list

At the moment the list of Badges has an abbreviated description for each. This is sufficient for some, but not all of the listed badges - mostly those that are hard to obtain. The ultimate badge ...
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How can I upload an image to be included in a comment?

This is a follow-up question to how can i upload an image to be included in a question or answer?, this time with regards to comments. The comment-interface seems limited and doesn't support embedding ...
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Signup to StackExchange using previous existing login

I already have a TeX.SE login and password which I would like to use to login to this site and would prefer not to use other logins that I may have from other sites like Google or Facebook. How can I ...
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LaTeX Video Tutorials

I am a not so beginner to LaTeX.I am aware of few classes and environments.But it took a lot of time for me to adapt to LaTeX.Documentations exists but are too heavy for a beginner.For example if I ...
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On reputation values

Why some upvote gives me +5 and others +10? What is the rule here?
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Editing a Question by the author

A person asks a question and comments or answers are given for that answer by different people.But if the answers or comments are not satisfactory is it advisable to comment to each one what actually ...
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How to search for persons with high ranking

Suppose I want to find individuals who rank high in answering questions with certain tags. How would I frame the search query and where do I enter it?
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How to answer a comment requesting unknown further information

What should I do when, after posting an answer, I'm asked in a comment for further clarifications and/or a different solution (but still in-topic) and I don't know anything more? Should I answer that ...
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Can we flag unnecessary/useless edits?

Today I saw an edit to this question which is also the most viewed question in TeX.SE. The edit is pretty much useless and it not even actual improved formatting (bolding the parenthesis!). I honestly ...
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How to provide pdf_tex files for MWEs?

In my minimal working example I use a pdf_tex file as input. I have been asked to upload it; however, I can only upload the pdf file since pdf_tex is a text file. Of course, I can paste the content ...
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Is it possible to 'unflag' a question?

Somehow..., I thought I was on meta TeX.SX and saw a question that belonged on TeX.SX, so I flagged it. Immediately after I flagged it, I realized...uh, embarrassingly enough,...that I was on the ...
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Does the 'Review' view update itself, or do I have to manually refresh the page?

Almost every time I go to see if anything is in the Review queue, there is absolutely nothing there. At first, I attributed this to a team of ninjas that devour the review queue before I can ever see ...
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It is not easy to see your previous comments

It is easy to see your answers and questions from the user interface. It is not easy to see your old comments. Is it a way to do so? if no, shouldn't it?
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How to log out from TeX.SX web page in new layout

I have logged in on a public computer. Now I cannot find button to log out the page. Logging out from general Stackexchange leaves my account active. Cleaning history doesn't help also.
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why do some backslashes disappear in a quote?

in this answer, one of the quotes contains some latex code: For example: $x^2$ vs (^2) ... by which is meant For example: $x^2$ vs \(^2\) ... the original input doesn't use backticks to ...
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Tag not found [ConTeXt] [closed]

I usually search for questions, by using the tag of whatever I want to look for. This time around, after typing ConTeXt, no tag was found. The message on the right corner read: 0 questions tagged {...
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Is there a possibility to have the previous design of TeX-stackexchange page?

Today I suddenly saw my personal information on the page very small and on the black background. It looks like a necrology! Additionally, not the same information as earlier appears. In particular I ...
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Reputation acquired in meta does not count

Since the beginning of the month, my reputation acquired in meta website is not taken into account. When someone vote up one of my question/answer, there is no reputation update. Before I was not ...

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