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Changing vote buttons back to pen nibs

TeX.SE lost its iconic voting icons in The Great Undesign of 2018, while some other sites were allowed to keep their custom voting buttons. That was a very tragic day for the site. Luckily SO now ...
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Could a default comment about MWEs be added in reviews?

Context Recently I noticed a very common behavior about new users, they ask questions without providing MWEs. As an example, this question have more than one comment about lack of MWE. While review ...
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Election page shows contradictory info about the number of candidates

This is certainly a minor issue but I still decided to report it, just in case Although it says candidates 6 the ballot contains 5 candidates only.
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Watched Tags: no coloring questions

In the panel on the right I have highlighted a few tags that are my favorites. This generated a light pastel color that let me know that the question was among my favorites and referred to a tag in ...
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a blinking arrow indicating a reply with more votes below

If the accepted answer to a question is very long, we need to scroll down whether the next reply has more votes or not. I would like to request SE software development team to add a blinking arrow ...
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Users without gravatar (avatar)?

In these days I see that there are many users without a gravatar (image) like this: Addendum: What is the reason?
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TeX.SE editor: insert citation

In the site Math.SE. I have seen that there is also an icon (marked with an orange square in the image below) named "insert citation". In TeX.SE this icon doesn't exist. Is it important to have this ...
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Dark mode in TeX Stack Exchange

I just realised that there is an option for dark mode for Stack Overflow. I was wondering if there is any chance our community could use it too.
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Show user group membership in user info box

In today's discussion session at TUG2019, Jim Hefferon asked whether it would be possible to add a badge for user group membership to the user info box. Here is a mockup of what I have in mind, where ...
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Red dot in review dropdown menu

From time to time, entries in the review dropdown menu are marked with a red dot and bold font for me instead of the usual gray dot: Even after doing the reviews and reloading the page this highlight ...
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Add button "Select All" [duplicate]

May be it is not really a big problem, but it would be a nice addition to the site features if there was a button over or after the code to select all the code. I think it is useful more in cases you ...
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Any plans to add on-site compilation to preview MWEs/solutions?

I frequently run into code posted to this site which I'd like to see in rendered form in order to quickly decide whether it fits my needs. Opening a document just to do this often feels like a hassle....
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Raw https links are prettified in the actual post, but not in the preview

When editing another user's post, I noticed that raw https links to locations on the SE Network are not prettified in the previewer in the same way http links are. When actually submitting the change ...
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The hyperlink color seems to be difficult to distinguish from the text

In my opinion (or my eyes are so bad), I think the hyperlink color is difficult to differentiate from the text. As a result, I always add a word "click" in the hyperlink to overcome this issue. It ...
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Non-question: I really like the site's layout

I just would like to say: I really really like the site's layout. It's something that always supports my senses navigating the site and does not add confusion or any sort of friction. It's a pleasant ...
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A Suggestion for Improving Stack Exchange [duplicate]

It would be absolutely great to be able to add a feature in Stack Exchange such that users can export the questions they have asked or labeled as favorite to a single print-friendly document, which ...
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Enable Ctrl+K shortcut in comments for inline code

It is frequent to have to write macros or packages names in comments of questions or answers. Because the Ctrl+K shortcut is disabled in such comments, it is necessary to manually surround with the ...
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Should the spacing between the star number indicator and the question star itself be increased?

On the TeX SE, the number of stars a question has received seems to overlap the star. It isn't really an issue with single-digit numbers, which seem to fit neatly into the crevasse between the two ...
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Would a raw icon for code sections that allows for direct download of raw code as a file be a good idea? [duplicate]

A lot of code websites have a little icon in code sections that allows a raw dump of the code section content. Maybe even name the file with the question ID, or some reference, so MWEs downloaded in ...
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Button to upload a picture is missing

I need to upload an image to illustrate my problem. However, it is strange that some buttons are missing (see the screenshot below). How can I upload an image in this situation? Does it need a higher ...
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Why do I never see new items under "Reputation", "Responses", etc.?

On Stack Overflow, I always see a nice update counter for my "Reputation", "Responses", etc. when I click on my nickname at the top. Example: However, this is seemingly not happening on other Stack ...
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Questions with new activity banner is repeated rather than updated

When I have visiting the site today I noticed that the banner that says x questions with new activity is repeated over the last such banner rather than updated as x is increased. Is this a bug? ...
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How to make a Chrome app for TeX.sx

Not so much a question as something I hope may be useful. I'm using Chrome as my preferred browser these days, and I wanted to have an app that links to tex.sx rather than a smelly old bookmark. Here ...
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User script for CTAN Package and TeXDoc.net buttons

I often like to link to the corresponding CTAN page if I mention packages in my posts. I always wished there would be a button which does this for me. I now hacked some Greasemonkey user script ...
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Can we get more office helpers for tex.stackexchange.com [closed]

I think "Clippit" isn't enough we need at least the dog and the wizard too. They should automatically answer the questions of the user by providing a natural conversation. I think Eliza might be a ...
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More comments takes focus to the comment field

When I click on "more comments" in a question (for example at this question), the comment field gets the focus. Which is annoying on the iPad because the keyboard gets visible and takes up half the ...
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Printable version of questions/answers or entire discussion

I don't know how kosher this is for online forums and whether there will be green-erds cringing, but how about adding a feature to be able to print a question/answer or even an entire discussion? Of ...
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All editing icon buttons lost when entering edit mode for the user profile

I got surprised when entering edit mode for our user profile. No icon button for editing left. Where are they? I need icon buttons to insert image, make header, make bulleted lists, etc. It also ...
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Easy way to copy code block?

Wouldn't it be cool to right click anywhere in a code block and have the option "copy code block to clipboard"?
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