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How about a “Featured TeX” post?

I like the design of "photography etc." and I love the idea of a weekly image. I was wondering if it would work here, and if people would like to have such an option. I suggest the following: We ...
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Privilege: edit community wiki posts

Don't know if this is the right place to answer this question, but I'll try it: I've now the "privilege to edit community posts"; moved by curiosity, I opened the link to understand what exactly they ...
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Can CW status be changed by a voting process?

Are there any open research problems in the world of TeX? It's been raised that this question is a big-list and should be community-wiki. Am I the one who would have to make it community-wiki, or ...
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Informing new-users about the MWE

Often (or mostly) we all encounter, when a new user asks a question that there is no MWE (done that myself). Also, we mostly ask them to post an MWE via comment. So, apart from giving a tour of the ...
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About asking to undelete or reopen a specific post on Meta

This question is whether or not it is useful to have meta questions that are (just) requests to reopen or undelete a post. Some users seem to suggest that the answer is yes. I find this a bit ...
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Election link missing from the main site

I noticed yesterday that the election link is no longer featured on the main site. Is this [status-by-design]? As far as I remember, this link has been present on all SE sites that underwent election ...
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Is it OK to ask for suggestions concerning a table layout?

I am currently making a table in LaTeX. I also received great help from asking two questions on the site but I forgot to add a parameter to the table so now I basically have to re-make it. I could ...
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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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Merge user accounts

I heard that moderators can merge user accounts. Should this be true I like to request the merge user823 with frank. The first one includes all the activities of this user but the second one is ...
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What happened to the bounty?

The question Include a line break in algorithmic while maintaining indentation was offered a bounty by @BorisBukh after not receiving enough attention: The drop in reputation on @BorisBukh's account ...
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Link template doesn't follow the pattern given

When I follow the pattern in the "link template" from the prompt icon, the result isn't what's expected. The prompt is http://example.com/ "optional title", which looks perfectly clear and makes ...
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How can the question count increase without a new question appearing at the top of the list?

When I check into the main question area, I always note the question count and then click on "questions" to update the list, so I can see how many new questions have appeared since last I looked. I ...
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Split the {bibtex} tag into {bibtex-format} and {bibtex-program}

The bibtex tag wiki entry reads: "This tag is for questions that concern Oren Patashnik's BibTeX program and its use." At the moment, there are 121 questions tagged with bibtex. In my opinion, they ...
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Close your own question with no (real) possible answer

It's an echo to this post: Reminder for own (unanswered) question Sometimes, a question have an answer in commentary or fix the problem in other way. For example, my question latex to lualatex error ...
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Why was my location changed to Chandgad, India?

Until just now, I'd never even heard of Chandgad.
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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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What is this [4] doing there next to [review]?

I refreshed the page, but no change. Note that there are no non-empty queues.
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Referring to new, similar questions in old posts

I recently asked this question because I found answers to previous versions of the question unsatisfactory. I phrased the new question in a way that referred to the old questions and made clear why I ...
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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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Do we need a new closing reason for “do it for me” questions?

Some of the questions on this site ask community to code a picture they find over the net. Some of these questions do not have any minimum working example appended. Why do not we have a close reason ...
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Merging questions

Now that we have moderators we can merge duplicated questions. If a question is closed as a duplicate, should it be automatic that the questions be merged? Should there be a delay of a day or so to ...
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Reputation linkage between main site and meta ?

Is there some linkage in reputation between the meta site and the parent site ? my meta.tex rep is tracking my site rep, without any apparent new activity in meta. I actually like this, but haven't ...
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{graphics}, {figures} & friends: Do we need all of them?

Assuming the retagging proposal regarding {floats}, {tables} and {figures} is implemented, questions about the figure environment should be tagged with floats. This begs the question what (if any) ...
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Style of typesetting images in questions/answers

With image support via imgur.com being almost one year old, the content in both questions and answers have surely been enriched. My introduction to posting images, like with so many new users, came ...
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Why can't we change the bounty amount while the bounty is in progress?

I was just wondering why we couldn't update our bounty to a higher amount while the bounty was in progress. I can understand why we can't decrease it to a lower amount but why not to a higher amount?
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Reopening 'hand wave' question on main TeX.SX

I've been looking for a "hand wave" symbol to use in a handout, and I came across this question on the main TeX.SX site. Currently, the question has been closed as a duplicate of How to look up a ...
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New tag “verb” in difference to “verbatim”

there is now only "verbatim" and it should make sense to have the short form "verb". "verbatim" is more general for a lot of verbatim environments and the problem having verbatim code as arguments. "...
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Tag wiki text box goes under the “how to edit a wiki” box.

The excerpt text box is too long, and it runs underneath the "How to edit a tag wiki" box. This is on ubuntu 10.10 with Firefox 3.6.13.
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Showing MWE online

It would be great, if the MWE (and a special tag (?) for this) would create a document in some online LaTeX, like WriteLaTeX or ShareLaTeX. Like it is done on en.cppreference (see the run this code ...
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Rename {language} to {languages}

Per our tagging guidelines, tags should be plural if possible. So I think language should be renamed to languages. (@Joseph: I think you misinterpreted my flag earlier.) Similarly, paragraph should ...
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Staying on the correct page after login

I am repeatedly faced with the same problem: Go on a page (not logged in), Click "Add a comment", A pop-up appears, Click on "Sign up using Stack Exchange", "Sigh… I mixed "sign up" and "log in" once ...
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Why can't I search successfully for [chronology] questions?

When I search for the chronology tag using the searchbox (by typing [chronology]) or click on the chronology tag link, it tells me there are 0 questions tagged chronology and You are on the FAQ tab....
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Make {external-images} a synonym of {graphics}

I just realized that there's an external-images tag with (at the moment) 16 questions. Given the definition of the graphics tag {graphics} is about inclusion of graphical material in your ...
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Different questions with the same answer

I posted an answer to this question: hanging references using \fullcite. A few hours later someone else posted this question: \fullcite not printing references in apa format. The answer to both ...
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Multiple answers to the same question

Is it acceptable to answer a question multiple times, or should that be discouraged? When I have multiple answers to a question, I tend to just edit my answer and provide them (or sometimes I'll ...
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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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Add directly a PDF image from overleaf to a question or an aswer edit

When posting a question or an answer on tex.stackexchange.com I often start by creating a MWE with overleaf. Then if I want to include the resulting PDF I have to download it to my local system first ...
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Idea for TeX, LaTeX & Friends contests

I've been thinking about this for some time, and Will Robertson seems to have a similar idea to get stuff done by others, rewarding them with reputation. So, in short: part with your hard-earned ...
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Can anyone else see the “edit tags” link?

When I hover my mouse near the tag list at the bottom of a question, I get a link "edit tags" that allows me to just edit the tags. First question: Who else can see this? Is it a moderator thing, ...
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Prompting the user to change “latex” to LaTeX

While the issue of using "latex" instead of "LaTeX" is a small issue (not many authors have to be reminded of the fact), it would be nice to prompt the user and say something along the lines of, "Hey! ...
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Request to undelete

Please undelete https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/534505/208429 The close comment says "This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a ...
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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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Direct counter for the total daily votes

Is there a direct counter where I can see the total daily votes (40 votes) without the need to subtract from the last vote given yesterday, for example?
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Printing Tex Stack Exchange Questions

I was wondering if there is an easy way on this website to print the solutions to questions presented by other users for reference purposes? And is there like a database with answered questions ...
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Vote for synonyms on the synonyms page?

The page for tag synonyms is a very useful place to see which synonyms are being proposed and vote for them. However, right now, it seems that you have to go into each individual info page of each ...
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Is this question about TeX software appropriate

I looked at the FAQ but couldn't quite tell if this question is appropriate. I want to ask for advice on how to fix TexWorks on my computer. I installed Miktex which came with TexWorks, but tried to ...
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How to deal with people/answers who/which are rude and showoff skills

I am a beginner in TikZ and using the PGF manual to learn the same. This answer by an TikZ expert is prety rude and disappointing (especially observing the expertise the person has with the points) ...
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Numbers required for the 'difficult' badges

If you take a look at the list of badges, several of the more challenging ones need an awful lot of votes/views/whatever. I guess that the values were set for SO, but wonder if they are likely to be ...
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New entries not choosing best answer, should we make it more clear?

I found myself answering to a question of a new user in TeX.se. Actually he said that that was for him a good solution, but since he wasn't use to the functioning of the wheel he did not choose best ...
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Are advertising / crowd-sourcing questions acceptable or not?

Some of you will probably know about tlcontrib already. I would like to ask for new volunteer members to register and upload extra packages, but I am not sure whether something like that is ...

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