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Deciding which typography answer should be accepted?

Should I accept the answer that is favored by my personal taste? I am asking typography questions when I don't know what the right answer is (e.g. Spacing in "$d=2$-dimensional" ) So maybe ...
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Should we really delete low quality answers?

Whenever looking at answers in the Low Quality Posts review queue that are real answers (i.e. should not actually be a comment, edit or new question), just bad ones, I'm a bit conflicted about ...
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Often referenced questions

Quick links (alphabetically) Additional (math) operators, relations and so on ❧ Beamer ❧ Bibliographies and citations ❧ Classes and class options ❧ Correct centering ❧ Cross-referencing, including ...
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How similar should two questions be to qualify as a duplicates?

How similar should two questions be to qualify as duplicates? I'm thinking particularly of Add an Arab Word within an English Document and Arabic and greek inline text in russian document pdflatex. ...
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Relicensing code from answers

Part of the discussion about packaging some of the TikZ answers into a LaTeX package has centred on the issue of licensing the code. Contributions here are licensed under a CC license (see links at ...
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Academic honesty: where to draw the line?

Originally, when I joined the site, I was under the impression that users users are supposed to indicate the sources of their answer. That is, if a given answer makes use of something developed in ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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How can I see the reason that is selected on deleting my post?

When someone is answering a question... the community (at least some members with a minimum amount of points -I suppose-)... can "flag" our post for deletion (through the button "delete"\footnotemark[:...
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Providing directly viewable links to specific PDF pages in various TeX manuals

Many questions on the site ask for explanations of specific commands, for TeX/LaTeX/Engine Foo. The informations is often directly available in one of canonical books like "TeX by Topic", "TeX for ...
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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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What is the meaning of the dots within the review queue drop-down?

Why is the grey circle of the closing request in my account very frequent in REVIEW QUEUES compared to other items? Is there a specific reason or is it something random? EDIT by comments: First ...
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When is awarding bounties considered a misuse of the system?

This question is in response to marmot's leaving of the site as discussed in the comments of this post. Comments are disabled there, so I ask this as a separate question. In the comments Stefan ...
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Editing own questions to move up on frontpage

When a user edits her/his own question frequently, it's ensured that it stays high up on the front-page. This is an easy way of continously bumping one's own question up. Is this desired? (How) Can ...
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How to recover from TeX.SE (or, in general, TeX-LaTeX) addiction?

TeX.SE is addictive, we have recently had evidence. I don't think this is only due to the reputation mechanism. For example, the little games available on FB have a similar reward mechanism: you win ...
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To which extent can I use my own codes after I quit?

According to how I understand the fineprint under this link and the rules of the web site, when I delete my account the rights of my answers will belong to the site. So if anyone, including me, ever ...
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Moderation in non-trivial cases

There have been a few cases recently where the moderator team have taken action involving high-profile users, and that has lead to some of these high-profile users deciding to leave the site. There ...
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Are duplicate questions with no answers deleted?

When a question has (at least) an answer, it remains always visible, even if it is closed. On the contrary, closed questions with no answers, as far as I know, after some time are no more visible. ...
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Roles and actions: Moderators

I recently saw that several of the high-rep users were getting suspended. Then it got to think me why are they getting suspended. By thinking in that direction, I see that when an issue occurs: the ...
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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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How can I provide a better resolution of uploaded pictures created with the document class standalone?

Very often I use the document class standalone to created a cropped PDF for uploading to tex.stackexchange. However the resolution after the upload isn't very good. What can I do?
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Adding a word in cite. For example: According to ABC's studies (2011) in Biblatex [migrated]

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[style=authoryear-icomp,maxbibnames=9,maxcitenames=2,backend=biber]{biblatex} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @misc{ABC01, author = {...
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New update or a bug in the main & meta page display of a question's activity information

Today I saw this But in the past, I used to see them in the right-hand top corner of the (already not-so-nice) layout. Is this a permanent or a bug? Is this added in order to make way for ads (atop ...
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Is it fair to “unaccept” an already accepted answer?

Say I've asked a question to which someone added an answer they put quite some effort into. At first glance the answer seemed to perfectly answer my question, so I accepted it. Now, after using the ...
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Substantial overlap with post by other user(s)

This is not necessarily a TeX meta question but I do not know where to ask it. From the arXiv I am used that submissions get flagged if they have substantial or some overlap with papers by the same or ...
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Help me to find a topic for the next DuckBoat!

You know that the DuckBoats usually have two parts. The first one "Quacking in chat" is about TeX.SE news and similar topics, till now: the double backslash problem origin and evolution of duck ...
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How do I include a MWE?

I have a LaTeX file called testglister2.tex in my directory ~/GlisterBook. How do I import it into TeX.SE as an MWE? I use emacs as my text editor and from there I can copy the file, but how do I ...
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How should we handle old questions about South Asian languages?

Recently, a number of old questions about typesetting South Asian languages have resurfaced in the review queue and on the front page. Many of them boil down to, “How do I write in this language with ...
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(Meta)^2: How to ask a meta question?

Looking at a couple of meta questions, including my own, I have the following (Meta)^2 question: To which extent does asking suggestive questions defeat the purpose of meta? The point is the ...
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how to render latex symbol in tex.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

this piece of latex can be rendered correctly on math.stackexchange.com $\operatorname{var}[\boldsymbol{\mathrm{AD}}+\mathbf{b}] = \boldsymbol{\mathrm{A}} \operatorname{var}[\boldsymbol{\mathrm{D}}]\...
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Should high-rep users hang back a little?

This is meant to start a discussion on etiquette and sustainability. It is very clear from looking at the answers that the first-page users are very quick to answer most questions. This of-course is ...
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Fun questions (contests/social events) which require coding: Main or Meta?

As Ulysses suggested in the comments of their question: TeX Art Fun - Mandalas, I think the Community should decide if fun questions of that kind (i.e. contests, social events, etc.), which require ...
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How to set up viewing preferences to automatically exclude postings of certain specific users?

Just as it is possible to automatically highlight postings if they are "tagged" with various keywords, it is also possible to ignore postings if their tags are on a user-specified "ignore list". ...
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Request to rename [mac] → [macos], with synonym of [osx]

The current name of Apple's desktop operating system is macOS. On this site, the tag mac is used to refer to that. But other Stack Exchange sites use the tag macos, including: Ask Different (Apple) ...
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What does “XY Problem” mean?

I have just been told that my question is an "XY Problem". What does that mean? What am I supposed to do?
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Examples of Overleaf users not noticing error messages

I have the impression that a disproportional large fraction of overleaf users don't notice error messages, a typical comment stream often goes like: Question: Why is the image placed incorrectly? ...
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How to typeset/emphasize names of programs or packages or document classes or files within questions/answers at TeX LaTeX StackExchange?

When mentioning names of programs or LaTeX 2e-packages or document classes or files within questions/answers—what is the best way of typesetting/emphasizing them? I often see such ...
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Dealing with just-do-it-for-me questions

We can not reject that the number of just-do-it-for-me questions has been increasing over time. The chance of seeing a just-do-it-for-me tikz-pgf tagged questions is higher than before. We have been ...
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Why can't I delete more than five of my own comments?

From time to time I check my comments on TeX.SE and delete obsolete one like "Welcome to TeX.SE" or if the content of my comment has been added to an answer or ... Today I got the message that I'm ...
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Problem of failure to report a positive score

I wanted to understand if it's my problem only that when I get a positive score on the achievement icon (cup) you do not see the small green symbol that indicates the reputation. It's been happening ...
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Which questions led to the creation of a new package?

TeX.sx occasionally inspires people to be ingeniously creative and write cool packages. Let's have a list of all the CTAN packages that originated in a question on TeX.sx. I suggest a single CW ...
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Should we edit questions in answers when reviewing?

This answer is a question. Not surprisingly, it was taken to the Low Quality Posts review queue. Of course, it is a question not an answer, so it deserves deletion. However, the review ended with an ...
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Discussion about TeX Community Polls

Please discuss any ideas and issues about TeX Community Polls in this thread to keep it tidy.
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How to search for a link?

Yesterday I got the "Announcer" badge for having shared this link: https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/367140/insert-figures-for-a-subsection-and-start-another-subsection-after-image. How can I ...
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Is the ``` syntax for code blocks to be preferred?

On the main site I see a lot of edits that replace the indention by 4 spaces for code blocks with ``` ⟨code block⟩ ``` (for example https://tex.stackexchange.com/posts/447721/revisions). Does this ...
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How to deal with overleaf incompatibilities?

Disclaimer: I never used overleaf, nor have I the faintest motivation to ever use it. And this post is related to this post. However, I am getting increasingly concerned by the fact that overleaf has ...
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The {elsarticle} tag and Elsevier's new classes

Since the dawn of time Elsevier recommended the elsarticle class for authors. Recently they started promoting the els-cas-templates bundle \rant{I have no idea why; elsarticle worked just fine} and ...
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Corrected procedure to contact a user who does not write in chat [duplicate]

Is there a way to contact or ping a TeX.SE user who does not use the chat to send a private message, or comment? What is the correct procedure?
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Why is this answer downvoted? [closed]

I am talking about this answer. It doesn't work with XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX, because it uses a package which is written by the PDFTeX author and is specifically for LaTeX and PDFLaTeX. By the time I ...
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When should we flag an answer?

I am sorry for a series of questions on this topic recently. This will be the last question I promise :) Recently I flagged some answers. The following flags are disputed: How to vertically center a ...
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Are the upvotes from when we don't have enough reputation to upvote actually lost?

I had made quite a large number of upvotes before recently gaining the minimum 15 reputation points required to upvote, but now I can't see my past upvotes anywhere. This is very annoying because I ...

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