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Responding to 'expired' notifications in chat

Quite often I receive a notification of a chat message, even though I thought I had left the chat room. If I haven't logged in for a few hours, then this chat message is not in the main 'page' of ...
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Is the “First Posts” review queue partially broken?

Since March 19th, the number of reviewable "First Posts" has declined considerably. At first I suspected a yet-to-be-announced feature change in the review system, e.g. "First Posts" that receive ...
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Deleted roots of duplicates

I would like to know what happens to a Question B that was closed as duplicate of Question A, when Question A gets deleted? Is Question B reopened automatically? Should it be?
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Tag scores all zero on user's profile page

Some users have zero score for all of their tags on their profile pages, even though they obviously have non-zero reputation: Here are some examples of users: User 15662, 24323, 25993, 27638 I'm not ...
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When and how to relicense code from StackExchange posts

After using LaTeX for many years, I recently found the need to learn about TeX to program a more sophisticated solution to a problem. This site has been incredibly valuable for this. Solving my ...
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What does “OP” stand for?

From the context in which I read "OP" in comments and answers, I understand that it refers to the person who asked the question, but I can't find any reference to the meaning of those letters, nor can ...
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Is full text search not working any more?

Just recently I was looking for some questions with a particular word in the title or the main text, but search no longer seems to find them. For example searching for the word "gender" yields ...
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Comment addressed to multiple users with @?

Can a comment be addressed to multiple users with the "at" sign (@)?
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how to start looking at the question archive starting at a known place in the middle?

there's probably already a question on this, but i couldn't find it. i've been out for a few days, and would like to review what has happened while i was away. i know the number of the last question ...
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Difference between “close” and “flag”

On questions, I have the possibility to vote for "close" (as duplicate, say), or to "flag" (as duplicate). Does is it make a difference?
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Disputed “invalid flag” 2nd edition

This is a sort-of follow-up to: Flagging automatically flagged posts as invalid The difference is that in this case, it is not an automatic flag. I marked as "invalid" the flags on this answer. ...
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39 votes, and I can't use my last vote!

Life is unfair. While some people can vote 41 times a day, now for whatever reason I can't use my last vote, so I'm stuck at 39! It's a tragedy! :) tohecz: Paulo's profile is a good calendar: (# of ...
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How do I search for an answer by a particular user

Sometimes I remember that someone wrote a very nice answer to a question. While I remember the author, I don't always remember the question asked. Is there a way to search the site by focusing on ...
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Weird markdown rendering

The rendering for **t**op in the answer in Two-column itemization with title in each column appeared as top. Is this a known bug in this site?
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Minimum Working Example (MWE) [duplicate]

How do I pose a Minimal Working Example? How do I plug code into a question?
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About Java security issues

Having heard about Java security issues I deactivated javascript in my firefox. Perhaps it is not javascript which is concerned, and I over-reacted. Anyhow, currently I have this permanent red banner ...
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Remove closed question

I want to delete my closed question because it was kept too general (maybe I better ask several questions to achieve explicit answers). In order to clean up, it would make sense in my eyes to remove ...
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Why was my question closed as “too localized”?

Why was my question closed as too localized? I asked this question and it was closed as too localized. I read the FAQs specifically what type of questions should and should not be asked here and it ...
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How to create function Blocks in StackExchange questions?

As a French student living in the US, I'm using both QWERTY and AZERTY keyboards. tex.stackexhange is a good website, but a problem comes when it's about asking questions. Indeed, when I wanna use ...
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How can I turn off my view of deleted stuff?

"I can see dead people" I've recently acquired 'access to moderator tools', and, as a result (I think), I now get to see things that have been deleted. I realise that with great power comes great ...
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How do I mark inline code?

How do I mark my inline code in questions and answers, and how can I mark code in comments?
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I've just been told I have to post a follow-up question, why and how?

I'm new to this site and have a similar/the same problem as one already posted, but its answers do not work for me. I posted my issue in the same thread as the original, but someone commented I should ...
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Reputation for retagging

I'm not a 100% sure but I think I remember that sometimes retagging a question gave me 2 points of reputation and sometimes I didn't earn any reputation from retagging. Can anyone confirm this ...
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How do I create a link to an answer?

At this point I know how to add a clickable link in my answer, and I can create such a link to a question by copying the URL from the top of the browser. But if I want to make reference to someone ...
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Is there a problem with code formatting?

This answer appears not to be formatting correctly. (Its current version is correctly formatted in a different approach.) Could someone have a look and tell me what I've done wrong? I've tagged this ...
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How can I have voted 41 times in a day

The voting limits are well known to me and are also well explained on meta.so: Post votes (votes on questions and answers) Thirty post votes per day per user (includes upvotes and downvotes)...
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When was the TeX - LaTeX site at Stack Exchange founded?

When was TeX.SE founded? I notice that a lot of early questions were migrated from StackOverflow. So I'm wondering when the actual TeX.SE site was created.
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Choosing to accept between an answer that helped me the most and a more popular answer

There were several good answers in my recent question in main: Should I place \title, \author, \date in the preamble or after \begin{document}?. I am leaning towards accepting the answer that helped ...
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How to find your own questions with unaccepted answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find my questions for which I have not accepted an answer I can't find an easy way to review all the questions which I have asked which a) have at least one answer and ...
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How can we get valid TeX questions migrated from SO (as opposed to just closed on SO)?

I just saw that https://stackoverflow.com/questions/12681100/boxing-some-cells-in-tabular-enviroment question was closed on SO as being off topic, even after being flagged for migration quite some ...
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Review beta — skip review vs. vote not to close

I've now been using this new review tool (which is great, btw) for a couple of days, and I was wondering what is the difference between not acting on a vote to close, and voting for not to close? Can ...
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How to edit a review item for a tag wiki excerpt?

i've just taken a look at a review item for a tag wiki excerpt. the text is mostly okay, but could use a little polishing. however, there's no option to edit -- only "approve", "reject" or "skip". ...
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Badges on Meta vs Main

Since the Meta site does not maintain a reputation, certain badges related to reputation (like Epic and Legendary are unavailable. Which other Meta badges are (un-)attainable? For the unattainable ...
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New user asking for TeX.SX usage tips and tricks

Since I am a new user on TeX.SX, I would like to ask the community for some usage tips and tricks to aid us in efficiently using the site and other stackexchange sites. I will include some tips I have ...
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Seeing user information for main site and meta

Is there any way of seeing whether I have responses in either main or meta, without having to open up two different user pages?
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Uploading images with blur shadows

I wanted to upload this image, which illustrates some answers to a question I asked. http://people.ds.cam.ac.uk/mg262/combined.pdf As you can see, if I try and upload it as a PDF, the forum software ...
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Asking specific person for answer or clarify his question in order to help me with my problem

I've asked a question which might be hard to answer because it's concerns right-to -left script which I guess is not the most often used by TeX users. :) The question is about sorting tools for Arabic ...
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What are the multipliers next to badges?

The badges page shows each one with a 'x NN'. It's obvious that the number is higher for harder badges but what exactly does this number mean? Is it multiplying something specific or just decoration?...
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Illustrating a multi-page MWE

I've often found that it is helpful to post a image with your MWE. In cases where you're using a single-Page MWE, ImageMagick's 'convert' utility does the trick. For multi-page MWEs (e.g. for ...
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How to find my favourite questions

Each question, when asked by someone, can be voted up, down or marked as favourite. Is there a way to see which questions have I marked as favourite? If there isn't, it would be a good idea to have ...
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How do I put (La)TeX in Markdown? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why doesn’t maths render as maths? Math.SE has this -- typing $\delta(x)$ renders the LaTeX expression for me. How do I do the same thing on this site?
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Why do code snippets not work after lists?

I want to insert a code snippet after a list but the code snippet is not a part of the list item. This is the first item. This is the second item \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \end{...
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Adding favourite tag on TeX.SE [closed]

On the other StackExchange it's easy to add the favourite tags from the questions page. And on the TeX.SE I find no input field for this. So, how can I add tags?
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Generating images for inclusion in posts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does one add a LaTeX output to a question/answer? When generating images to illustrate a phenomenon in a question, I typically end up creating a TeX file, compiling it, ...
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Who tweets for tex.sx – and how would I know if I have been tweeted?

Please forgive my ignorance of tweeting, twitter, and other words matching tw.* I was editing one of my previous questions, and noticed that it had been tweeted This also happened to one of my ...
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My question doesn't appear on my profile

I asked this question before I joined the site (not sure how I could do that, but I did). The question shows my name and avatar on it, but it does not appear in my profile under questions. How can I ...
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chat.stackexchange not showing graphics

2012-12-03: Update: The problem below seems to be Mac related, and not connectivity related. On my PC the chat appears ok. So what do I need to reset on the Mac to get this corrected? Anyone else ...
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“blog” entry with additional url in “creation of new package” list messes up formatting

in the list for Which questions led to the creation of a new package?, the listing for tqft contains a reference to a "Blog: The TQFT Package", which in turn contains an additional (and apparently ...
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How to find posts associated with voting

In terms of voting, the Meta FAQ mentions: What does voting mean here? Voting here works a bit differently from the main site. On Meta, voting is often used to express agreement or ...
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Migrated question from meta to main allows me to upvote same comment twice

Friends, I noticed something "interesting" today. The question How to include a long underscore before the \question command? was originally posted in our meta site. Andrew wrote a comment in the ...

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