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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 ...
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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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