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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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How do I Start Multiple Bounties for one single question

How do I start multiple bounties? I just started one and there's no obvious way to start another one.
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Can moderators see deleted comments?

A comment can be made obsolete, for instance, by the deletion of an earlier comment on the same post. Under the assumption that a comment on a given post (question or answer) gets flagged as obsolete ...
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Why do some users have a flyout appear when you hover over their names

Just curious. Why do some users have a flyout appear when you hover over their names. It is quite nice. Can this be enabled for any user or is it a reputation based thing?
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Where should we pose a question? Tex-Latex + Meta-Tex + Stack Overflow

I am a new user and my first question was migrated to this site of Meta - Tex. I didn't yet understand how do we have to pose questions with these different type of sites: TeX - LaTeX, Meta - Tex, ...
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New users - How to do good questions and answers?

I am a new user of tex.stackexchange.com and probably this could be a stupid question, but is there any information about how to pose good questions and make good answers? I think it could be useful ...
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How can a question get more upvotes than its number of views?

As part of my waking up routine, I turn to the questions page and I see the following: How can a question get more upvotes than views?
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Why I can't log in to chat room from mobile while I can in to main site?

I am using mobile to keep in touch with TeX.SX and friends there. While main site offers no problems, I can't enter the chat room. It seems if I use full site option in mobile, it works. But with a ...
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Detail in question changed after one answer already given; change question or new question?

For How do I draw a plot with a variable line width in pgfplots?, after answers and comments started coming in, I realised that I really want a continuous change in line width, and not a discrete one ...
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Is there a limit to the amount of questions one can post in a given time frame?

I am in the process of writing my thesis and have managed to run into a lot of issues along the way. To stop me procrastinating on tex.SX, I jot a note down at the time but don't actually post the ...
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Why can't I search successfully for [chronology] questions?

When I search for the chronology tag using the searchbox (by typing [chronology]) or click on the chronology tag link, it tells me there are 0 questions tagged chronology and You are on the FAQ tab....
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Can't accept answer

Someone answered my question, but there is no checkmark to accept the answer. I've been unable to find out if I need more reputation to do this, if I'm missing something, or if something is wrong. ...
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Cancel asking to close?

This is probably very obvious, but if you vote to close a question which is subsequently edited to improve it (say to clarify how it's different from another one), how do you cancel your vote?
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How do I improve a question that's been put on hold?

My question has been put on hold as unclear: How do I generate page numbers when using the html2latex library? Since I can't edit or comment on it, how do I help clarify the question?
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Spam and flagging

With the recent rash of spamming, I am running lower and lower on flags. What do we do to notify the right people about spam when my flags are gone for the day? Also, this rash of spamming was by ...
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can this spam poster be dealt with soon

https://tex.stackexchange.com/users/35196/user2657067 This user has posted 3 times in the last 5 mins. I would hate to see what happens if we wait too long. So this person seems to be upset with SO ...
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Would these be considered duplicates?

Symbols for symmetric difference Vertical spacing between character and \hat Adjusting the position of \dot Should these 3 post be considered duplicates? To me, they seem to be asking the same ...
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Personal messaging on `TeX.SX`

Is there a way to send personal messages to another user on TeX.SX for some aspect of a question you don't want to be made public? Obviously I don't have the other user's email address and he doesn't ...
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Did the “too-localized” vote option disappear?

Isn’t it possible anymore to vote as “too-localized” or am I overlooking something ?
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the question count sometimes decreases. why?

over the past few days, several times i've clicked on "questions", and instead of increasing by (approximately) the number of "new questions" mentioned in the gray bar at the top of the page, the ...
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Why is there no {latex} tag?

I noticed none of the questions on TeX.SE have latex as a tag and I cannot even add it to my question. Usually I only deal with pure TeX, so having a latex tag would allow me to quickly skip all the ...
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Moving a TeX topic off SO

New here... shouldn't this be migrated over to TeX.SX? My reading of that post over there as well as the accepted policy answer over here suggests it probably can be moved it's seems an off-topic ...
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Resurrecting old questions without being flagged as duplicate

A few days ago I posted the question, Revisiting producing structured PDFs from LaTeX. This asked how I could generate a tagged PDF directly from latex. Fairly quickly, the question was flagged as ...
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How to invite someone to chat?

I know this question may sound silly, but I haven't been able to find an answer. How the title states, is there a way to invite someone to chat from within a question? I mean, after an undefined ...
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What is does the “bonus” part of a question mean?

I sometimes stumble upon questions where some "bonus points" are mentioned or which have some "bonus section" (see e.g. here and here, and also in answers such as here). I only found information on ...
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When is it Kosher to edit one’s own question?

While fiddling around an issue I’ve just met, I’ve discovered a likely related issue which needed another MWE and description. I wanted to edit my question, but that would mean nearly doubling its ...
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Things to do on a slow day at TeX-SE

Somehow I get the feeling that the influx of new (and good) questions is rather slow. So I have a few suggestions here for you that might give somebody a good idea how to spend a useful hour building ...
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What do you do when the OP rolls back an edit that improved its grammar?

If you edit a post by improving grammar, punctuation, and sentence flow, what do you do if the OP rolls it back to the poorly structure version? Here is the case in point: I'm using acronym ...
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How can I know who voted to close a question of mine?

How can I know the three people who voted to close a question of mine before the number of five votes is reached, and when they voted so?
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How to “push” my question?

:) I posted a question on the main TeX-StackExchange-page a couple of weeks ago. I did not receive an answer, unfortunately, but the problem remains. Of course, my post disappeared somewhere into ...
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Restrict search function to favorites

Is there a way to restrict a full-text search to my favorites in TeX.SE?
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New package, selnolig, that automates suppression of typographic ligatures

Update 2013/05/28: The selnolig package is now on the CTAN, at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/luatex/latex/selnolig. Comments and critiques always welcome! The email address you may use to contact me ...
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Do close votes expire?

According to the link within Cancel asking to close? we can not rescind our close votes. There was a popular question recently (I won't link to it because I don't want to be seen as rep hunting) that ...
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Button to upload a picture is missing

I need to upload an image to illustrate my problem. However, it is strange that some buttons are missing (see the screenshot below). How can I upload an image in this situation? Does it need a higher ...
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Tracking my old comments

Not that I have a driving need for it, but I recently tried to track down an old comment (my own), and found no mechanism for it. Am I missing something?
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Minimum bounty is 50 or 100?

It says in the FAQ that I can Slice off anywhere from +50 to +500 of [my] own hard-earned reputation and attach it to any question as a bounty. However, when I made my first bounty a few days ago, ...
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Not getting reputation points for suggested edits

I think the reputation system is broken... I have edited some questions and tags (TeX main site) and I do not have received the corresponding pontuation. Am I wrong? EDIT: Today I have only 54 ...
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Review Close Votes without a single vote

I was just prompted to review a Close Vote for a question that had no previous votes to close: Usually, a close vote tally will be added after each reason selected (could be more than one). As such, ...
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Why do I have limited inform moderator flags?

How do these flags work? Why are they limited? Are they limited by time, by quantity, or perhaps based on your reputation? Why have I seen posts that say Closed as too localized by X, Y and Z. ...
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Proper tags using markdown

In discussions on meta, I sometimes want to reference a specific tag. Instead of just writing {support} (as in {support}) to resemble the tag notation, I write it as a hyperlink {support}. Is this the ...
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Tag synonyms and how they work

There are a large number of questions on meta that deal with tag synonyms, requesting a merger via so-called synonyms. To name a few: Should {accepted-answer} be a synonym of {accepting}? Make {...
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How to fulfill my commitment?

I committed to 'TeX, LaTeX and Friends', so could anyone point me how to fulfill that?
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“This post does not meet our quality standards”

"This post does not meet our quality standards." Not sure why I'm getting this. Is there no feedback? Just trying to ask why eurosym is not giving me what I expect. (By the way, I simply get the ...
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Timeline of a question's views

I'd like to see how many views a particular question got, day after day, since it was posted; I'm thinking of something similar to a user's reputation timeline on his/her profile page. Such a ...
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@-notification to a user who subsequently changes display name

If I notify a user named Bob in a comment using @Bob and if Bob subsequently changes his display name to Alice, can the @-notification to Bob/Alice in my comment reflect that change? Here is an ...
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Can a profile picture have an alpha channel?

This is really not very important, but it bugs me. It seems impossible to get a profile picture with a transparent part. Even if I upload a picture with an alpha channel, the system seems to remove ...
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How do you crop an attached PDF?

Once I posted a simple LaTeX code and the associated PDF output when I asked a question. Few minutes later some nice person edited my post by cropping the empty area of the PDF document. Since then ...
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Chat with an expert? [closed]

What is this? The upper small banner appeard twice in the last few days and disappears when clicking not now and can’t be found again. The lower window opens if i click “chat with an expert” and it ...
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Why can't I edit and retag a certain question?

I cannot edit and retag this question because their hyperlinks are disabled. Other questions have no problem. What makes the question above special? The hyperlinks are alternately disabled and ...
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What makes a question appear under 'frequent'?

We have a few ways to sort through questions: newest featured frequent votes active unanswered Five out of these six choices are self explanatory, but I'm curious about the 'frequent' heading. How ...

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