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What if a comment answers a question by a keyword/hint?

I have read "What if a comment answers a question?" and in most cases I am supposed to ask the user who commented to give an answer. And here is the instance "Timeline for overlapping (multi-year) ...
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Is a question regarding 'drawing packages with math support' acceptable?

I would like to ask if the following question is acceptable in our main site. It is directly related to LaTeX but it is not about it. I would like to ask it in our main site because I believe that ...
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Why can I not correct a typo [duplicate]

I want to correct a typo ("file contents"=>"filecontents") in How to add adsurl field as link to bibliography, but when I try to do so I see the message: Edits must be at least 6 characters; is ...
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Chinese character limit on this site

It seems that there's a limit to the number of Chinese characters you can put in a post. I understand it's an anti-spam feature. Now how do I post a LaTeX source file with a short paragraph of ...
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How do I answer someone? [duplicate]

Lets say I want to answer someone and get that person "That Guy" notified. How do I do that? Which of the following options are valid? @That Guy: That was a great post, thanks! (1) @ThatGuy: ...
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No review when used up votes for a day

I just stumbled over a situation that irritates me. After I used up my 40 votes for a day (I must admit, after voting 31 times I just wanted to earn that Vox Populi badge and actively looked for ...
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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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Please change the association of my chatroom from TeX to Travel SE

I created a chat room to promote the Korean Language Proposal at Area51 here: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/30769/korean-language-discussion-room-commit-stage However during creation it ...
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Community and old question poke

If we look at community user profiles (meta as well as main), we can see: Randomly poke old unanswered questions every hour so they get some attention So sometimes I see old question poked and ...
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SE website recently doesn't work properly

Recent days I observe unpleasant behavior of SE website. At submitting of answer or comment it says "an error happens ...". Also including images make the some problems. In all cases the second try is ...
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I am a serial upvoter

I am Paulo. I am the top voter of the entire StackExchange universe. And I believe I fit the description of being a serial upvoter. It is my OCD. I like to upvote, it is one of my favourite hobbies ...
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Number separated from the rest of the sentence

I don't know how this is called and so I can't find information about it, and don't want to post a repeated questions. I have sentences which end in "weight 1" or "line 2". And latex separates the ...
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Set related question for two questions

Can someone set a relation between those two questions: Minted caching in tikz externalize job Problem, when loading minted after \tikzexternalize Or is it possible to suggest this relation within ...
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including a pdf as an image rather than png format

In some cases, it seems the pdf output of Tikz is more elegant and cleaner than capturing the image via screen capture softwares (e.g. Texmaker). Is there a way to upload the pdf directly rather than ...
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Why can't I start a bounty?

I would like to start a bounty for this question. Am I missing the obvious? Why can't I start a bounty? Screens See by yourself: as opposed to What happen if I click on "bounty is available"
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Why was this question marked as a duplicate?

Use system fonts (Mac OS) while using book template I understand that it is a question about changing the font, but the asker was using the correct code to change font. My answer explains why it ...
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How can I request a tag to be deleted?

I was editing tags for a question of mine, and created the tag cstom by accident (just by confirming the edit -- wanted to tag custom-bib but hit Ctrl + Enter too quickly). Now I can't seem to find a ...
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What eats my name?! And how to fight it? [closed]

Recently I have observed that my name (Przemysław Scherwentke) has in some automatic signatures the last "e" eaten. See, for example, Tkz-berge graphs, equal arrows with unequal subfigures? This didn'...
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How can I edit a post?

Is it an intended feature of the new interface that nobody can edit a post if an edit of that post is stuck in the review queue awaiting enough votes for approval or rejection? Whether feature or bug,...
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System miscalculates reputation when determining if reputation cap is reached?

The system has counted me as reaching the cap on reputation for the day when I have not, in fact, done so. Here's a screen shot: Unless I am just hitting a complete blind spot on this, I have 190 ...
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Is it possible to split bounties?

I'm about to award a bounty on a question. If it is possible I would like to split the bounty between two of the answers (one for elegance, one for effort). Is this possible?
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Too many “Voting corrected” events

I think the serial voting check algorithm is harassing me: I got six “Voting corrected” messages in my reputation tab in the last seven days. This had no apparent effect on my overall rep, but it's ...
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Contributing to texexample — error? [closed]

I was trying to submit a graphic to texexample ( as suggested in How can I contribute to others with examples ), but I repeatedly receive this from the contact page: Am I doing something wrong? PS ...
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I am not able to see the active questions selected by tag

About two weeks ago, I am unable to list the active questions selected by chosen tag. For example, I am at main page: where active questions are listed. Then I click to {tables} (for instance) and I ...
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Staying on the correct page after login

I am repeatedly faced with the same problem: Go on a page (not logged in), Click "Add a comment", A pop-up appears, Click on "Sign up using Stack Exchange", "Sigh… I mixed "sign up" and "log in" once ...
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Mismatch in counts of Meta Sportsmanship badge

The new profile page reveals how to get the badges ;-) Well, at least in my case, there is a mismatch for the Sportsmanship badge. (See the screenshot or on my Meta Profile.) As of now, it says, ...
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How to render LaTeX equations on this site? [duplicate]

What are the, LaTeX 'tags' used on this site? Sorry, my terminology may be off. E.g. on TeXworks on my PC its \( to open and \) to close. its \begin{equation} to open and \end{equation} to have an ...
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New profile pages — I can't find my “days visited”

I don't seem to be able to find my statisticas previously described as Days visited: x (y consecutive) Can anyone tell me where it's gone (and preferably not to BitValhalla!)?
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I accidentally voted to close a question as a dupe of another, unrelated question. How can I re-apply that vote to another question?

See question on feed. "I've seen this question before…" close Search for term. Expand question A to read it. "Not what I'm looking for…" Change search term and press enter. VTC is now applied to A, ...
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Is there a limit on upvotes?

Just curiousity really, but I noticed in the recent days that one of my posts How to influence the position of float environments like figure and table in LaTeX? get plus/minus 10 point votes recently ...
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How are a user's tags formulated?

This is more a curiosity than a pressing question (even though I tagged it as "bug"). But I noticed that my account "tags" seem to change over time. I figured some algorithm looked at my questions ...
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Are “Markdown to Docx using Pandoc” questions on topic?

I wanted to make sure whether this site would be an appropriate form to ask a question regarding Pandoc. Specifically, I'm using Pandoc to convert Markdown to a Word DOCX file so would the main site ...
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Make old question answered

There is a bunch of questions that are answered, but not marked so. Is there a way to remove questions from the "unanswered" lists if they are obviously answered? One example: Problem with mhchem ...
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What determines the tags (if any) listed in the page title?

While reviewing two of my questions I noticed the following: Penalty-enhanced approach to float placement 1 answer, accepted Tagged floats latex-project) Page title: latex project - Penalty-...
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have lost “interactive” view of chat; how can i get it back?

while connected to the chat on my laptop the other day (macbook pro, snow leopard, firefox), the format of the chat room suddenly changed from the "usual" format, with forward/back pointers and a list ...
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A deleted post is it visible to other users?

When I delete a answer, I can undelete it. But the other users, the common users, not admin, can they see it? I have just delete a my answer because it is wrong and am wondering to whom it might ...
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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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Community Rejected Edit

Community rejected the following edit: https://tex.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/62814 I really think this answer should change because it typesets text in math mode. (There also other ...
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How to vote to reopen a deleted post?

This interesting https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/222545/4686 answer was deleted by three community members. I looked in vain for a way to register somewhere my interest in this answer and my vote to ...
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If I travel to a TUG conference, can I get a TeX.SX T-shirt?

If I get to be a TUG member associated with the StackExchange membership and I travel to the TUG conference in Darmstadt, can I get a TeX.SX T-shirt somehow in order to promote the fact that ...
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Warning: … you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more

I was going to ask a question and I got the following warning: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more. For ...
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Mark a “marked as a duplicate question” as not duplicate

There is a question that is marked as a duplicate and my opinion is that it is not. I would like to ask how can I point it out? Should I flag it for moderator's attention and say my opinion or should ...
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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 `Community` user automagically edits an answer?

Today, the pseudo Community user automagically edited this answer (it replaced the pgfmanual word by pgfmanual!) Why?
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How do I add 4 spaces to all the code when I want to ask a question?. Im doing it line by line(It take me a lot time) [duplicate]

I have a big code and need to ask about it. How in the space for the question do I avoid adding 4 spaces to each line. I need do it faster.
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How to make a text bigger in the body of a question

I know if I want to make italic some text in the body of my question I should put it between two *'s. Also if I want to make bold some text, I should put it between **'s. How I can make some text ...
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How can I change all links to river-valley.tv?

I have recorded many videos of conferences, including TeX conferences. For nearly 10 years I have been hosting these on www.river-valley.tv. The domain is now not under my control (long story), and ...
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Hard to use interface [duplicate]

I am relatively new to the list, but I see that whenever I comment on a post to my question, I cannot use the return key to enter a new line. The moment I press the return key, the system assumes that ...
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Author unregistered

I posted a answer here: Angles in three dimensional space But in that post, the author is "unregistered". How can I specify that response as being posted by me?
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Serial upvoting reversed shows incorrect day reputation

I read on the help page Should I be concerned about reversal statements on my profile? No, not at all. It's only an indication of reputation change. After all, we can't control the actions of ...