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A search of a code string within my posts doesn't work

I'm searching my posts which contain \multicolumn{1}. I tried with: code:"\multicolumn{1}" user:me and code:\multicolumn{1} user:me but they both give 0 results, whereas there is at least one ...
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Button to reach a list of useful links

I recently tried to help on tex.stackexchange and what stroke me was the great amount of newcomers, unfortunately lacking some useful habits such as posting a MWE. Consequently, a lot of comments on ...
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How to flag comments posted as an answer for removal?

Recently I have flagged an answer which should have probably been a comment as “not an answer“. Today when I wanted to flag another answer for a different reason, I noticed this message in the flag ...
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Quack overflow on our site

Friends, Some of you might have noticed the presence of a yellow duck in the lower right corner of our site, acting as the fabled Clippy bloke from the Office family. I know there has been a lot of ...
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CTAN has been asking to change our web navigator today 31 — mar — 2018. It is ok?

When today accessed CTAN To read news about changes on packages with Opera 51 and in a second access, FireFox 59.0.2, obtained in both cases a superimposed panel that asked that I should update my ...
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English pangrams with ducks [closed]

There have already been several examples of trivialities, here, apropos ducks, and I think that this one is not much worse than others… Motivation This evening I saw an ad on this site from The ...
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Request for minimum time and/or moderation attention before an Answered Question can be deleted

I am coming from this question: https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/423808/xelatex-plus-sign-undefined/423814#423814 That deleted in minutes after answered and without a specific reason. My ...
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“Close” or “delete” own question?

After having asked this question I realized that it would better be suited on a different site. In that case, should I delete the question or vote to close? Is there something like a best practice?
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Poll: “wrong” reasons to upvote

From the Help pages: What is voting up? Voting up is how the community indicates which questions and answers are most useful and appropriate. When should I vote up? Whenever you ...
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Creating duplicates for easier navigation, and possibility for a duplicate tag

I was looking for an answer to my question: Plot a function between two values But searching for this didn't come up with anything, however, when I clicked 'Ask Question' and typed the title the ...
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When is it acceptable to accept one own's answer?

Here's the scenario: I have recieved a few good answers for a [code-bound] question I asked. Since they all make different contributions, I would like to write my own answer combining approaches and ...
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Insistence upon MWEs, duplicates, and answers thereto

A recent question appeared to me to be a duplicate of another. I flagged it as a potential duplicate. I also answered the question, restating the essential portion of the answer provided in the ...
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Too rash decision about “duplicate”

There are people who can mark a thread as "duplicate" by single click. On the other hand, there are people who can only "vote" about it. Moreover, there are people who can do nothing about such ...
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Socratic badge meaning

I don't understand what the this definition - part of the gold Socratic badge - means : "Ask a well-received question on 100 separate days, and maintain a positive question record".
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What is the point of the ducks tag in non meta tex

As far as I can tell there's only ever been one post utilizing the ducks tag without the tikzducks tag. might they not just as well be merged? or would it be acceptable for me to start asking about ...
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How to politely tell someone that his choice of answer is poor?

Recently, I was alerted to how questioners choose which of the answers best solve their problem(s). I observed that, especially for beginners, that they did not select the best answer from the ...
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Copying and pasting ShareLatex into Tex StackExchange editor window [duplicate]

I was going to ask about \begin{itemize} \item[] $a$ \linebreak \tabto{1.5cm} Effective earth radius [km] calculated from (16). \item[] $a_a$ \linebreak \tabto{1.5cm} An adjusted ...
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Transparency and PDF: Wrong Colors [closed]

Moved to the main site Transparency and PDF: Wrong Colors (Buf / Feature Request) because of the comments. There are some questions regarding rendering problems (color shifts) in Adobe Acrobat Reader ...
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HTTP vs HTTPS in blog link

I don't know how this is possible, but I get the TeX SE blog for http://tex-talk.net and a completely different page for https://tex-talk.net: What is happening here? How is it possible? What can be ...
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Questioners not responding to answers

There are (many) occasions where a questioner does not respond/acknowledge any answers to their question. Currently an answerer is prohibited from given any kind of recognition to their answer even ...
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What is the highest voted comment on TeX.SE?

I just came across this In an ideal world the workflow would be "1) tell your collaborators to use LaTeX 2) live happily ever after" comment by Seamus and thought "wow, I haven't seen a comment ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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A proposal to have a score for a comment [closed]

I would propose a +1 point for the important comments that are voted by the users. Is it possible to do something? See the figure below:
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TUG Representatives for 2018

As a community we have institutional membership of TUG paid for by StackOverflow. (Thanks to StackOverflow for this support and to Stefan Kottwitz for the initial idea!) The membership entitles us to ...
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Who plans to go to TUG 2018 in Rio de Janeiro?

Hello ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, ducks and mallards, marmots and capybaras, Darth Vaders and parrot owners, children of all ages! The 39th Annual Meeting of the TeX Users Group (TUG 2018) ...
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New User posted a “question” in “Answer” Section which was deleted

A new user posted a sort of question in the answer section: A better \pm symbol and this got deleted. Will that user still be able to see the comments so that he knows to post a new question? If, ...
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TeX and friends FAQ posts

There are occasions where I see a new question and know it's one that is asked frequently, yet we don't have a comprehensive question-and-answer(s) to address it. It would be good if we could ...
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How to I convert a stackexchange question into a pdf file? [duplicate]

I want to save a question I wrote into a nice pdf file but I have no idea of how to go about it. Surely there is a simple way? Any help is much appreciated.
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When will @egreg reach 654321

And the winner is: yo'! Congratulations! As prize yo' selected a scout duck with neckerchief: (it is already available in the development version of the tikzducks package and will be ...
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Questions do not have MWE

All the questions in the recent week do not have a clear description and also MWE is missing. Can we block questions for further process where the description is not clear and MWE is missing?
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Bookmarks on Stack Exchange

From time to time I read very interesting questions and answers and I would like to keep track of them in order to refer to them later. Does this site provide a bookmarking mechanism or something ...
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What is the boundary for acceptable user profile images?

I recently came across a user profile that I felt was offensive and was wondering there are any rules in place for the type of content one can post in your profile. Is everything OK, even, say, ...
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Questions about the differences between a set of packages

For example: Pros and Cons of each \marginpar, sidenote, scrlayer-notecolumn and other maginalia packages (question I was thinking of answering) Fundamental differences : PSTricks, TikZ/PGF and ...
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A proposal to include a duck in our background image

Nowadays, TeX and friends are far beyond of just academic usage. I would like to propose the inclusion of a greyscale duck (courtesy of tikzducks) in our background image. This is the current image: ...
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Doesn't reputation counter show downvotes anymore?

Today I've lost 15 points due to an unaccepted answer: But if I click on the trophy of the menu bar I don't see the negative votes: If I remember correctly, with the old menu, the negative votes ...
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Short Link to the Duckboat

I think it would be helpful to have a shorthand link to the duckboat for use in comments, similar to the ones for meta and faq and the like. This would encourage the linking of the article to help ...
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Spurious semicolon

The input of my comment to egreg's answer is just: When you say "However, see also https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/329209/4427", do you just mean "thmmarks is evil!" or am I missing something? But ...
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A block badge Proofreader for my account

I would to know if I have a problem with my account. Since a month I'm no longer eligible to accept or reject reviews since it has been changed the icons on this site. When I get a badge, the cup ...
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how to close a question as a duplicate of another question that is also unanswered?

in trying to deal with unanswered questions about amsart, i came across two that are, for all practical purposes, identical. both are unanswered, and the reasons for the lack of an answer are given ...
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List of Perl scripts that have fixed the unescaped literal character problem

There are a number of useful Perl scripts distributed with TeX and friends. Perl deprecated the use of unescaped literal characters in regular expressions in version 5.16 and now they're no longer ...
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Questions or answers containing \cs_set_eq not found

If I search on TeX - LaTeX for \cs_set_eq, only one result is returned: "Q: Patch font with LuaTeX" whereas e.g. this answer contains code containing \cs_set_eq. Do you know what's going on?
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Button “Next” in review actions

When I want to see what is available under review I select "Close Votes" to take a look. Then, the only actions there are: But I have the next problems: I am not a native English speaker and ...
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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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How to handle completely rewriting questions instead of asking follow-up questions?

First of all: I do not want to blame someone, so the example here is only an example no statement against a person! Have a look at this revision 3 to a question: As you can see, someone asked a ...
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Commenting on the use of online editors

Many questions state that ShareLaTeX or Overleaf is used. This often causes or complicates the problem or invalidates/complicates answers, e.g., with installing packages, version problems, using ...
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What does mean by 9/5 in Next badge section?

I noticed the following in my user activity - What does the 9/5 mean?
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New top bar… feedback?

The new top bar is live and has been receiving mixed reviews after its initial anouncement. There are some things that are network wide that will most like not change (deemed status-bydesign), but ...
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Is there any shortkey to insert the commenter name in a new comment?

When I comment is some question or answer in this including all SE sites I noticed that it shows suggestion if I start with @. But, it is boring to me to use mouse to select the commenter's name. ...
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Is this the right place to ask questions about LaTeX in Rmarkdown?

I often have questions about using LaTeX in Rmarkdown, specifically about changing the header of the TeX file from within Rmarkdown, using header-includes and suppressing some of the default functions....
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Notification sidebar style makes links jump on hover

Moving the course across the links in the sidebar makes them jump: This is with FF 54.0.

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