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@SomeUser tag removed from comment

Occasionally, when I add a @SomeUser: to the beginning of my comments, they get removed when I commit the comment. Is that normal?
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Posting an article to the blog

The answer to How can I contribute to the TeX.sx Blog? outlines the theory of how one can contribute to the blog. How is it done in practice? I wrote a short report on snippets and their use in the ...
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Show total up and down votes

The faq claims that at 750 rep, one can see the total up and down votes. I don't see that when I look at questions. Where is this information displayed?
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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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How to move a block of code by 4 spaces [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I mark code blocks? What is the shortcut for spacing a block of code, picked from some TeX editor, so that they are spaced four spaces? (as opposed to moving each line ...
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Can I add your names to my book?

I would like to thank the following people for their expert opinions. I would also like to include a name-surname or a nickname if they allow it in my amateur radio test book. If you forget names you ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Is it possible to search for a LaTeX command including its backslash?

I think a search for \widthof on any other command with backsalsh shows also results without considering \. Is it true? How can I make a search for a command and not for its name?
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Can I undo marking a comment as a “great comment”?

Just fully trusting what was written there, I marked Joseph's first comment on this answer as a "great comment". Now Ulrike's comment told me that the first comment wasn't that great after all (no ...
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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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Why can't I comment?

I'm pretty new to the SX world and slightly confused. I can comment on my own question and everything in that page, but the "add comment" button and textboxes just don't appear in any other page. It ...
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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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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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What is happening in Chat rooms?

I just visited the chat room and it is so complicated. Can anyone explain me what is happening there? Why do I see so many edit buttons and enter buttons? Why isn't this simple like other chats? Is ...
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How do I contact a moderator?

In certain circumstances it can be useful to attract the attention of one of the moderators. There are various ways of doing this, what are they? Also, not all ways are equal: some require some ...
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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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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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Why didn't I earn the “Talkative” badge?

The "Badges" page states that the requirement for earning the "Talkative" badge is Posted 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat It seems that I fulfilled this requirement about 48 hours ...
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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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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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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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Multiple questions or single question?

When working on a document, I often end up with multiple questions. Should I club all the related questions together and ask a single question or break them into separate questions. All the questions ...
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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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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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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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Why can I only vote 37 times?

I just have voted 37 times and wanted to upvote a new answer but I'm not allowed to do. Message: Daily vote limit reached I would understand this if the number would be 40, but 37?
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Flagging automatically flagged posts as invalid

This is perhaps more of a personal question regarding moderation, but others might also have come across it. Hence its presence here. The question Switch to LyX Code Keyboard Shortcut had a simple ...
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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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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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Is there any way to deal with spam effectively and relatively fast?

It is not possible to close a question for the reason that it is spam. It is not possible to vote to delete until it is closed. One can vote down or flag as spam, but the question remains. The top of ...
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Changing and keeping a user avatar/icon

The user avatar (the icon besides your username) is taken from the independent site http://www.gravatar.com/ by converting the given email address on the user profile and turning it into an MD5 hash. ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Discussion about “Contest: Show Off Your LaTeX Skillz”

Post any questions or comments regarding Contest: Show Off Your Skillz in TeX & Friends [TeX.sx birthday] here. I'll add information to the original post if required.
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Where do questions about printing go?

I would like to know some basic information about printing, like types of paper, ink, their differences. Are these kind of questions appropriate for the site? If not, could you suggest another ...
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Why do old questions suddenly reappear as recently modified?

I quite frequently see old questions reappear on the front page of TeX questions, under which it says "modified Xm ago". Here's a current example: But when I look at the question, in this case An ...
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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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Notification for questions marked as favourites?

Is there a way to get an e-mail-notification on questions I marked as favourite but which are not my own? Or am I using this favourite-mark-system in a wrong way?
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Why was my location changed to Chandgad, India?

Until just now, I'd never even heard of Chandgad.
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What is this [4] doing there next to [review]?

I refreshed the page, but no change. Note that there are no non-empty queues.