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Welcome banner on main page obscures top panel

When I went to the main page this morning, the "Welcome to our site" banner (or whatever it says) obscured the top panel containing the "log in" button. This was on Firefox 3.6 (technically speaking, ...
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Can we “import” reputation from MO?

I gather that users who register on this site who already have a certain amount of reputation on StackOverflow get a "starting bonus" to their reputation here. Is there a good reason why this can't ...
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Feature request: RSS support

Hi and thank you for this wonderful site, really. Are you planning to add RSS support to be more reactive?
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How to fulfill my commitment?

I committed to 'TeX, LaTeX and Friends', so could anyone point me how to fulfill that?
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How do we feel about MathJaX/jsMath/other spin-offs?

Although the answer to this question turned out to be about text versus maths mode, it could so easily have been about something specific to MathJaX. It is probably inevitable that we'll get ...
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What constitutes active participation in the public beta?

What did you have to do to get the beta badge? I thought I was fairly active, albeit only for the last couple of days of the private beta (holiday got in the way)... I'm just curious... I got the ...
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Etiquette: how long do we wait before voting to close?

Case study: How to obtain perfect greyness with TeX? This question makes absolutely no sense to me. I left a comment asking for clarification. On MathOverflow, I would vote to close with little ...
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Etiquette: when is it acceptable to edit anothers' answer?

Case study: How can I typeset the date/time at compile time? A perfectly good answer was left, but without a MWE (minimum working example). It looked easy enough to do, so I figured I'd try to ...
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How do we merge questions?

We've just closed Class for Curriculum Vitae as a duplicate of LaTeX template for resume/curriculum vitae. The text says "This question covers exactly the same ground as earlier questions on this ...
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Where does all my rep go?

This is starting to puzzle me a bit: I've asked 2 questions which have gotten a combined 11 upvotes. I've made 10 answers, for a total of 25 upvotes. (Some of them in CW threads, but not all) So why ...
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Go back to your constiuencies and prepare for public beta!

(Apparently, the question I'm asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed!) Just a heads-up on the fact that, according to our page on Area51, this site will go into Public Beta in 6 hours' ...
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Are “How to convert <format> into <latex>” ok questions?

I wasn't sure about this question over here. It was about TEI xml markup of books and the question was how to automatically process it to latex. Are questions about processing docbook, texinfo, ...
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Can we get automatic advertisement on the SO latex tagged page?

I'm sure I'm not alone in having http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/latex bookmarked. It's the only part of SO I use (I'm not a programmer, so most of the rest is over my head.) It would be ...
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Should the editing history be visible?

Both questions and answers often need to be edited. In this case there seem to be three different behaviors: Editing the question/answer to make it look like the new version was here from the ...
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Dupes of SO questions?

What should we do about dupes of SO questions tagged with latex? Link to original question? C/P the answer from over there?
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Quality Standards for Answers

This should probably be added to the FAQ at some point, but I think it merits a bit of discussion first. What should we expect for answers to be regarded as great answers on this site? This is a list ...
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Which questions should be marked 'Community Wiki'? Which ones should just be closed?

This is one of the few things that always annoyed me on StackOverflow: people use CW as a kind of catch-all options under which everything is allowed. If there's any kind of controversy about a ...
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(Further) guidelines on accepting answers

I asked a question a few moments ago and someone answered straight away. Then, a while later someone else proposed an alternative way of doing the same thing. The answers are not all that different ...
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Would domain specific “must have” resources and package community wiki questions be appropriate?

I'm asking this on meta rather than starting a question such as I have in mind to see what people think, first. There are resources and packages that are of high relevance to subsets of the LaTeX ...
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Should we wait a bit before accepting answers?

There are a few questions where an answer has been accepted really quickly. In at least one case, the question got an answer after 20 minutes and had an accepted answer less than 30 minutes from being ...
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Formatting Sand-Box

As per the SO question here (if you want to know how they did something there, take a look at the source, as per the hack documented here), I suggest that this (CW) question be used for testing ...
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Etiquette on more than one correct answer

Here's an etiquette question where I feel that my default MO behaviour might lead me astray. There are two answers to this question. Mine, and caramdir's. I think it's fairly indisputable that mine ...
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SO versus MO model (possible FAQ entry)

I suspect that we'll get a large contingent of people here who are already familiar with the SO software, but as the SO/SE empire expands then these people may have different codes of behaviour. In ...
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User Table scrambled?

I'm writing this message under the alias of 'qbi', but that is not my name and not my alias, but the ID that I get shown when I visit meta.tex.stackexchange.com (due to a cookie, I assume). I ...
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Where can we find statistics about the site's progress through beta?

It would be useful to know what needs work at-a-click. Where can we read, gather, and/or store such information? It appears that we're moving from the answer-the-seeded-questions stage to another, ...
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Can we turn off math-tex please?

On the question How can I get rid of indentation after an equation?, the code block has had the bit between the dollars turned in to an image. Looking at the javascript scripts loaded via firebug, I ...
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Under construction: Seeding is going on!

I've been seeding some questions to the site, sometimes pretending to be a beginner, sometimes pretending to have some (nonexistent) problem with my thesis. I've written the questions in this way (and ...
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Feature Request/Discussion - Markdown to write stylised LaTeX

It could be interesting to get some markdown to write LaTeX as it is meant to be in any self-respecting LaTeX document (\latex) What do you think?
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I've just been asked to write a minimal example, what is that?

I was posting some question about this strange thing LaTeX is doing when I try to compile my thesis. Someone asked me to provide a minimal example that reproduces the problem. My thesis is now a few ...
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Should the reputation threshold to edit other people's posts be lower during the private beta?

If I understand correctly, even in the private beta phase, the reputation threshold to edit other people's posts is 2000. While I've been doing my level best to try to get there :-) looking at the ...
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How newbie-friendly should the site be?

I guess this is the counterpart of the elitist question but asking about the other side of the spectrum. How friendly should the site be to complete LaTeX and even operating system (say command line) ...
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Backslash in ticks in comments

Test one The test is to render a backslash in code block: Transcript: ....\\....\(KKK\) Rendering \\\(KKK\) Test two The test is to render a backslash in `backquotes` Transcript `\\\`.. `\(...
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Was there a question on punctuation?

I thought that there was a question on punctuation and maths on the main site; however, when I went to look for it I couldn't find it. Has it been deleted, or did it get lost in the database swindle?
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LaTeX sand-box?

Instead (or in addition) to having TeX markup eventually, we could also have a little LaTeX/TeX sand box apear on every page (possibly with a way to hide it) in similar style to LaTeXit! on mac. This ...
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Moderator Pro Tempore Nomination Thread

This thread is for nominations to be a temporary moderator to help the community get started. See this Blog Post for more details. Selection Criteria: Have a reasonably high reputation score to ...
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Augment the markdown syntax with some lightweight TeX-ish conventions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we get SmartyPants? Some examples that have been proposed is to be able to type ``quotes'' for educated “quotes”, as well as -- and --- for en- and em-dashes. Note this ...
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Are questions about related applications ok?

For example this question is very specific to OS, editor & viewer inverse search integration. Is this appropriate question for this site? Should this be on superuser instead?
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Can I set bounty on a question? How?

I'm new to stackoverflow. Do I have enough karma to offer bounty on a question? How do I do this?
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Down-vote etiquette

This follows on a bit from etiquette (particularly on voting to close). I got a down-vote to my answer to this question. I should probably make clear at the outset that I really don't care about ...
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Thinking out of the box?

I've seen a few cases where someone asks a question about doing some rather specific task A with some rather specific tool T and then an answer is provided which maybe doesn't quite do A (but probably ...
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Is there a way to see how someone typeset their question in TeX.SE?

This could be quite nice for newcomers and also when wanting to respond to a question with typesetting one could see how they did it and imitate. Of course there's the markdown guidelines, but seeing ...
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Where should images go?

I recently posted an answer and wanted to include a figure I made for it. I ended up putting it on my institutional account, but I realize that this is not ideal (since the account will probably be ...
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Should we use package names as tags?

That is, if a question is about a particular LaTeX package, or the accepted answer is, should that question be tagged with the package name as tag? I think this could be a good habit.
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Etiquette (particularly on voting to close)

It's good to get etiquette established early. I'd say that one big lesson from MathOverflow is that for people unused to the SO framework, getting a "vote to close" is like getting a kick in the face....
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How do I find out more about “public beta”?

This is the only of the new round of SE sites that I'm involved in (quite possibly the only one I'm interested in) and my main experience of the SE/SO architecture comes from MO [mathoverflow] so I'm ...
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Is displaying comments disabled? [closed]

I can't seem to be able to see/display any comments on https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions Is this a setting I can change, a feature or a bug? --EDIT-- When looking at this question it says add ...
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How long should the site remain in Bootstrap mode once it leaves Beta?

I believe that the default for a new site is to enter bootstrap mode, which is a state where reputation limits are relaxed while the site revs up. From the SE description: Bootstrap Mode helps to ...
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How can we attract experienced TeX hackers to participating on this website?

As pointed in the comment below there are two =) I wish for Knuth to pop in here one day ;-)
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How “elitist” should the site be?

Scott Morrison made a few comments in the domain name thread calling himself a "shameless elitist". I guess it's a good question to ask then: how "elite" is this site? Do we aim for every kind of TeX ...
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Why a daily vote cap on a new beta site?

As I've been voting on stuff posted in the beta (early and often), I'm getting a message about nearing my daily vote limit. When we're intentionally trying to seed the site with content, we shouldn't ...

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