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Changing tags causes questions to be active

It seems like simply changing the tags for a question shouldn't cause it to be active for three reasons. There isn't really any activity on the question. Some metadata that I suspect most people don'...
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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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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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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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Editing the tag wikis

We appear to be in the midst of discussing tags and the issues surrounding them, so it seems an apposite time to bring up the tag wikis. Coming from MO, this is new to me (actually, MO may well have ...
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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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What constitutes active participation in the public beta?

What did you have to do to get the beta badge? I thought I was fairly active, albeit only for the last couple of days of the private beta (holiday got in the way)... I'm just curious... I got the ...
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How do we merge questions?

We've just closed Class for Curriculum Vitae as a duplicate of LaTeX template for resume/curriculum vitae. The text says "This question covers exactly the same ground as earlier questions on this ...
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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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I've just been asked to write a minimal working example (MWE), what is that?

I was posting some question about this strange thing LaTeX is doing when I try to compile my thesis. Someone asked me to provide a minimal example that reproduces the problem. My thesis is now a few ...
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Was there a question on punctuation?

I thought that there was a question on punctuation and maths on the main site; however, when I went to look for it I couldn't find it. Has it been deleted, or did it get lost in the database swindle?
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Can I set bounty on a question? How?

I'm new to stackoverflow. Do I have enough karma to offer bounty on a question? How do I do this?
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How do I find out more about "public beta"?

This is the only of the new round of SE sites that I'm involved in (quite possibly the only one I'm interested in) and my main experience of the SE/SO architecture comes from MO [mathoverflow] so I'm ...
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Who's a robot? Not me!

I just got the "Hello Robot" screen, typed in the two words, noticed I'd mistyped one but my finger hit return too quickly for me to stop, and yet it got accepted! The mistyping was that I missed the ...
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Can someone merge tags? (and singular versus plural tags)

Is there someone with the power to merge tags? If so, I propose merging "macro" and "macros". More generally, should we prefer singular or plural tags?
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Is there some trick to writing code snippets?

It seems, from the reference linked to my right as I type, that to put in code snippets I need to indent everything at least four spaces. Is there some easy way to do this automatically for a large ...
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Reputation linkage between main site and meta ?

Is there some linkage in reputation between the meta site and the parent site ? my meta.tex rep is tracking my site rep, without any apparent new activity in meta. I actually like this, but haven't ...
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