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“Bad question” warning without any negative question

I got a warning on tex.stackexchange.com: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more. For help formulating a ...
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Celebrating the birthday of our {TeX} site

On November 11th, the first birthday of TeX Stack Exchange is coming up. That's the date when the site has been publicly launched, ending its beta phase. Let's celebrate it! Do you have ideas for ...
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Are “Thanks, that solved my problem” comments from the OP constructive?

The original poster of the question sometimes adds a comment to the (to-be-)accepted answer to state that it solved his/her problem. Something in the form of "Thanks, that solved my problem" or "Yes, ...
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Can I edit a post without bumping it to the front page?

I often come across questions that are old and worked for the OP, but could be made better (formatting, spelling, etc.). These reasons don't really warrant it going back up to the front page -- is ...
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My question has an answer which is of little use to me because of incompatibilities

Let's say I asked a question about problem X. Someone provides an answer how to solve problem X. I test their code and observe that it does not work for me because it is not compatible with something ...
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Disappearing reputation

Yesterday I was very happy because my total rep was over 40000. This morning I was stunned seeing it had dropped to 39693. Does anybody know what happened?
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Make the Google+ less distracting by syncing its saturation with the other icons

This is a follow up to Could we lighten up the Google+ icon a little? which I think was unfairly declined. On Stack Overflow, Super User and Server Fault the Google+ icon is less distracting because ...
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Avoid using the “tex” tag

There is an increasing number of questions on the parent site which are being tagged with tex and latex. Although the second one could be justified in some cases, the first one doesn't have any sense ...
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How can I turn off my view of deleted stuff?

"I can see dead people" I've recently acquired 'access to moderator tools', and, as a result (I think), I now get to see things that have been deleted. I realise that with great power comes great ...
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Promoting TeX, LaTeX and friends

What can we do to promote our site? All ideas would be very welcome. Andrew already suggested something in Go back to your constiuencies and prepare for public beta! Let's extend it and continue. ...
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Same disease, different symptoms

We often have the case where two questions are asked by users facing completely different phenomenon, but where if you have the right understanding, you can see that the same thing is going on in each ...
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Reasons for closing questions: too little effort

This is, in a certain way, a reiteration of Henri Menke's question/request "Please add more off-topic close reasons". At the moment of writing this, this question has one highly voted answer, which ...
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The CommonMark diary

Friends, The StackExchange network decided to switch to CommonMark. The last time SE decided to make some changes, we experienced a lot of problems. Worse, any official position from the Powers That ...
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Merge [mac] and [osx], making [mac] a synonym of [osx]

We have the mac tag without any wiki and 127 questions and the osx tag with a wiki and 367 questions (and the synonym apple). IMHO we don't need both tags (I don't see anybody discussing e.g. problems ...
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Do you have a life? [closed]

Some people on this site deserve an exceptional amount of respect, since they contribute to this site in such a way that it is almost unbelievable. I shall not mention any names, but I think you all ...
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Which question would you choose as a showcase for attracting TeX experts?

I plan a presentation on a TeX conference, which should be suitable for the very experienced audience. In the sense of this question: How can we attract experienced TeX hackers to participating on ...
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Closing questions as duplicates when the duplicate's accepted answer isn't ideal

The following question: Using quotation marks was just closed as a duplicate of this question: Automatically convert quotations in the form of "abc" to become ``abc" But the ...
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Migration paths suggestions

Users with "close" priviledge can mark off-topic questions to be migrated to thie Meta.TeX.SX site. I suggest to add two more migration options: StackOverflow - for questions about MathJaX ...
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Changing acceptance after a long time

This is meant as a conclusion (and possible continuation) of a comment-discussion I had with @Daniel around this answer. I have a strong opinion on this myself, but I'm here for a very short time and ...
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Which image to use in community promotions ads of other Stack Exchange websites for TeX.SX?

I want to propose TeX.SX and promote it on the Academia.SX's Community Promotion Ads - 2015 but I do not find any image to put in the advertisement. Is there any image for such purpose which is ...
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Update the TeX Community Blog logo

Now that the tex.sx logo has the real kerning, the Community Blog logo should be updated, too. Compare: (tex.sx logo) (blog logo) I stick to my comment to Jin's answer though, that the braces ...
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Should we eliminate the translation in other languages ​​that may not be necessary?

Please see the edit history of this answer first. Without intending to insult other languages, should we eliminate the translation in other languages ​​that may not be necessary?
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TeX.SX background to be used in a document

Is the background here at TeX.SX copyrighted? If not, does any one know about a MWE which replicates the background on the webpage? I have always been amazed at it and would like to use it as a ...
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To what extent are code-review-style questions welcome?

Being new to this stack, I'm curious whether the community welcomes questions that present a problem and (working) solution, and subsequently ask whether there are better alternatives to the approach ...
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Re-indexing answer already on the web

I just had a TeX-related technical issue, and unfortunately TeX.SX has no information about it. Googling for the error message in question returns a Gentoo Forum post containing a workable (but not ...
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When are you not on TeX.SX?

The question is: When am I not in TeX.SX? Usually as soon as I have access to the Internet, I connect to this site more like how people do with facebook. What is your case?
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Request for TeX.SE pamphlet

Can we please have a pamphlet for TeX.SE, too? English.SE pamphlet
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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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Tag wiki excerpt improvements

Whenever someone suggests a tag wiki excerpt, trusted users have a choice: Clicking on "Improve" provides you with the opportunity to modify the suggested change with a motivation on what it is your ...
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A separate answer ? or update my original answer ? to post two (relatively) distinct solutions to a question

I recently answered this question with a solution that provided the required result requested by the OP. I later came up with an answer that I liked better, and I wanted to share that answer as well. ...
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Questions which are bug reports, revisited

Some time ago, I asked how we should handle bug reports: Questions which are bug reports. The top answer at the time split questions into two Those which are asked where is seems clear that the ...
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Make {dashes} and {comma} synonyms of {punctuation}

At the moment, there are 142 questions tagged with punctuation, 26 questions tagged with dashes (4 of them also featuring punctuation) and 9 questions tagged with comma (5 of them also featuring ...
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Mobile site functionality

On the main site, comment deletion is achieved by hovering over the comment, thereby displaying a "delete cross", and clicking it: But, of course, no hovering is possible on a handheld device. My ...
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Should we have a thesis guide question?

I'm anticipating a bunch of people using LaTeX for their theses and coming here for advice (kind of like the flurry of exam-related questions we had around Christmastime). A generic CW question like ...
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Are badges ever taken away?

I was given an enlightened badge for a recent answer, because I was first to answer, it was accepted, and I earned 10 upvotes (woohoo!). The OP received another answer (which was certainly better ...
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Discussion about tag-wiki policies

I'm intending this question to be a place for discussion about tag-wiki policies, which after the discussion can be included in What makes a good tag-wiki entry?. This way, that question can be kept ...
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Syntax-highlighting for LuaLaTeX

Is there a syntax-highlighting for LuaLaTeX on this site? I think it would be necessary to color the Lua commands in the LaTeX code, because Lua is a integral part of (Lua)LaTeX. I think it would ...
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Name changes remain in revision history

User Forgiver recently changed their name from Moderator (follow the discussion on User named Moderator). While everything on the site now reflects the updated user name wherever it's displayed (...
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Notable Question badge

I just realized that several 'Notable question' badges have been awarded recently which were not very special. They just accumulated that many page views because they were posted like a year ago or so....
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Tag synonyms and how they work

There are a large number of questions on meta that deal with tag synonyms, requesting a merger via so-called synonyms. To name a few: Should {accepted-answer} be a synonym of {accepting}? Make {...
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The {documentation} tag

I'm confused about the documentation tag. Its tag wiki excerpt states: You should tag questions as {documentation} when they address issues related to the writing of documenting TeX packages, or to ...
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Create {forward-inverse-search} and make {forward-search} and {inverse-search} synonyms of it

The concepts of forward-search and inverse-search are very closely related. Therefore I suggest to create a new forward-inverse-search tag, make forward-search (7 questions) and inverse-search (9 ...
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Why are “typography” and “best-practices” possible tags but are not mentioned in the list of “What topics can I ask about here”?

The question came up, when this post How should I typeset the physical dimensions of quantities? got closed for being off-topic. We discussed it in chat, and it seem to be a bit tricky. That's why I ...
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Afraid to risk 11% of my reputation for a bounty

I'm thinking of a assigning a bounty to some question (not the one I recently wrote about here on meta). It hasn't been answered for a month. But - I'm afraid to do it. I don't want to risk so much of ...
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pgfplotstables tag is misnamed

The pgfplotstables tag should be called pgfplotstable, since that's the name of the package. Could it be renamed?
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39 votes, and I can't use my last vote!

Life is unfair. While some people can vote 41 times a day, now for whatever reason I can't use my last vote, so I'm stuck at 39! It's a tragedy! :) tohecz: Paulo's profile is a good calendar: (# of ...
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Multiple questions or single question?

When working on a document, I often end up with multiple questions. Should I club all the related questions together and ask a single question or break them into separate questions. All the questions ...
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How to deal with answers which are wrong?

Recently I see that some clearly-wrong answers are taken to the "Low Quality posts" review queue. Most of them are ended "Looks OK". But, in my opinion, such answers are wrong so clearly that they ...
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more problems with the new site redesign

edited problem statement the link to return from meta to the main site is not "parallel" to the link on the main site to meta. i found the latter under "help", but the link from meta to the main ...
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Noun phrases as question titles

I find that many technical (or at least, problem-oriented) questions are in fact best presented using a noun phrase (or present participle phrase) as a title, rather than something which is ...

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