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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 ...
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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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tex.sx Website Status

All day, I have been unable to display any graphics that are included in tex.stackexchange questions and answers. I figured there was something scrogged on the website and that it would remedy itself....
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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.
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What limits are there on voting on comments and how do I tell how many votes I have used?

I'm not certain whether something has changed but I don't remember running out of votes for comments in the past. At least, I certainly don't remember running out of them at all often. Then yesterday, ...
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Sometimes I wonder if there are some marketing people or trolls around

TikZ - How can I draw a line through a point on a line, with the new line perpendicular to the old line? This reply, while theoretically correct and probably quite sound and working, not related to ...
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When does the site convert PNGs to JPGs?

Yesterday, I was surprised to receive a comment suggesting that I replace JPG images with PNGs. I was surprised because the images I had uploaded had been PNGs. Moreover, the originals were still on ...
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Need an OpenID provider meeting certain criteria for identifying on SX sites

(Not really sure this question belongs here. But I'll give it a shot anyway.) I used to use myopenid.com for identifying on the SX network, and liked it. Now that it's gone, I'm using another ...
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How to make an account?

How can I make an account? The Welcome to TeX.SX! page suggests "please consider registering your account", without saying how. If I start from tex.stackexchange.com the option "help" presents me ...
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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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Strunk & White badge

The silver badge "Strunk & White" -- Edited 80 posts is referred to Questions or Questions/Answer? I've edited more than 80 posts (https://tex.stackexchange.com/users/56567/cornelius?tab=activity&...
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How to write unicode letter in tex.stackexchange.com?

Sorry for a very layman question. After trying for more than hour, I didn't succeed in writing\unicode{f817}, which is a x with dot above and dot below. How we may write HERE in question ?
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For how long a removed answer is shown?

I ''answered'' a question, but later in a comment i watched that it wasn't the response expected by user (it didn't answer the original question). I'm sorry, that was an error. I click in delete but ...
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A comment sort of answered my question, how do I marked it answered

So I made this question earlier pdflatex stuck compiling, gives no error and a commenter pointed me towards what could be wrong, I changed my document accordingly and now everything works. I want to ...
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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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How can I display that date and time of postings?

I'd like postings (and ideally comments) to show date and time instead of '5 hours ago' or '10 days ago'. I've looked for a settings page without success, and also done various searches on the help ...
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Consensus vs accepted answers on meta

Let's get the facts straight Per SE policy, as outlined here the following applies On our main sites "the best answer" is somewhat fluidly defined as the superposition of the highest voted answer ...
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Is it possible to set an HTML id for elements when posting a question/answer?

The title should be relatively straightforward, but is it possible to set the id of, say, a header in your question/answer? That is, is it possible to get ## some header to render as <h2 id="some-...
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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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How to ask further questions concerning an old question?

I asked a question (to be specific, this one) about four months ago and got a completely satisfying answer. In the meantime I continued my project and built my own solution for the problem by ...
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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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How to produce a new line in the comment box?

A simple question: How to produce a new line in the comment box?
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How to add my final solution to a question that I have asked myself?

I have asked quite a few questions now on TeX.SX and got good answers for most of them. Which I would like to thank everyone how contributed to this. However often I do adjust the answer (that I ...
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How do I close a question?

I would like to close a question in order to make clear that it does not need any further answers. Where can I find information on how to do this?
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Is famous question badge still awarded at 10K views?

Did "they" stop giving famous question badges? If not, does 10K views mean less than 10,000 views?
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Stuck at Human Verification

I am trying to post an answer on TeX.SE and am stuck at: The dots continue and I never see the captcha. For some reason, meta.TeX.SE does not have a concern with me being human. Also, why is there ...
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How to write a MWEB (Minimal working example with Bibliography)?

Someone asks me to write a MWEB. How can I produce such thing? Explanation of the question's purpose: This question aims to complete the very useful other question "I've just been asked to ...
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How to search for \list but not list?

I'm looking for questions on the main site that have \list in their body but need to avoid question that have list. Is there a search syntax I can use?
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Is R syntax highlighting possible on TeX.SX?

I know it is possible to use <!-- language: X --> to get different syntax highlighting in posts for at least some languages, X. For example, this works for LuaLaTeX. It, however, does not seem ...
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How do I make a “a complete small document”? [duplicate]

When I asked my first question on this site, I was asked to provide "a complete small document that demonstrates the problem." What is "a complete small document" and how do I make one?
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An edit has been suggestion to a post of mine. How do I accept it?

When I ask or answer a question and someone edits my post, how do I accept the edit?
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Code formatting after itemize only with some text?

why is code formatting in answer https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/169741/5328 disabled when I remove the period between itemization and the code? Edit: I changed the answer by inserting a HTML comment ...
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Whats up with these unicoins?

Weird and funny is the idea of the unicoins. Who created it? Does this influence totally TeX.SX? What is the purpose of it? Was this a feature request?
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Who's dunit? Reputation gone?

This is funny: This morning tex.stackexchange displayed: Some minutes later 15 reputation were gone: If more people experienced this kind of bug, or it will become a habit of tex.stackexchange, ...
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Undoing a bounty?

On this question about creating complicated tables, I wanted to award a +100 bounty on this answer by user47919 involving the tap package. In my haste, I accidentally awarded it to David Carlisle's ...
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How can I upload an image to be included in a comment?

This is a follow-up question to how can i upload an image to be included in a question or answer?, this time with regards to comments. The comment-interface seems limited and doesn't support embedding ...
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Signup to StackExchange using previous existing login

I already have a TeX.SE login and password which I would like to use to login to this site and would prefer not to use other logins that I may have from other sites like Google or Facebook. How can I ...
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LaTeX Video Tutorials

I am a not so beginner to LaTeX.I am aware of few classes and environments.But it took a lot of time for me to adapt to LaTeX.Documentations exists but are too heavy for a beginner.For example if I ...
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Editing a Question by the author

A person asks a question and comments or answers are given for that answer by different people.But if the answers or comments are not satisfactory is it advisable to comment to each one what actually ...
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On reputation values

Why some upvote gives me +5 and others +10? What is the rule here?
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How to search for persons with high ranking

Suppose I want to find individuals who rank high in answering questions with certain tags. How would I frame the search query and where do I enter it?
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How to answer a comment requesting unknown further information

What should I do when, after posting an answer, I'm asked in a comment for further clarifications and/or a different solution (but still in-topic) and I don't know anything more? Should I answer that ...
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How to provide pdf_tex files for MWEs?

In my minimal working example I use a pdf_tex file as input. I have been asked to upload it; however, I can only upload the pdf file since pdf_tex is a text file. Of course, I can paste the content ...
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Can we flag unnecessary/useless edits?

Today I saw an edit to this question which is also the most viewed question in TeX.SE. The edit is pretty much useless and it not even actual improved formatting (bolding the parenthesis!). I honestly ...
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Is it possible to 'unflag' a question?

Somehow..., I thought I was on meta TeX.SX and saw a question that belonged on TeX.SX, so I flagged it. Immediately after I flagged it, I realized...uh, embarrassingly enough,...that I was on the ...
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It is not easy to see your previous comments

It is easy to see your answers and questions from the user interface. It is not easy to see your old comments. Is it a way to do so? if no, shouldn't it?