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Edit length limits

Why is there a length limit on edits? One con to the limit is that it's not possible to correct some simple typos e.g. 'ture' for 'true'. Are there pros that outweigh this?
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FAQ request: encourage use of [big-list] meta-tag

The About meta-tagging qn tried to help us reach a policy on meta-tags. I'm not convinced by Jeff's argument, but I'm relaxed about losing most of them, with the single exception of the [big-list] ...
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How to log out from TeX.SX web page in new layout

I have logged in on a public computer. Now I cannot find button to log out the page. Logging out from general Stackexchange leaves my account active. Cleaning history doesn't help also.
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Suggest users to add a MWE or MWEB to their question

For many questions a Minimal Working Example (with Bibliography) can be very helpful and for some it is even detrimental to the answering of the question. My suggestion is to point the user to MWE(B)...
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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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Trivial point about tex.se vs. tex.sx

Most folk seem to prefer tex.se to tex.sx as our interim name, but: .se is an actual country code and .sx is not any kind of top-level domain; and tex.se is a registered, though unused domain: state: ...
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Author unregistered

I posted a answer here: Angles in three dimensional space But in that post, the author is "unregistered". How can I specify that response as being posted by me?
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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

We closed the domain naming thread (click for details). Instead, let's start with a killer "elevator pitch!" Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming, but to get you ...
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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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The Unofficial TeX-SX FAQ

Welcome to tex.stackexchange.com (otherwise known as TeX-SX or TeX-SE). This is the unofficial FAQ which we've put together to help you figure out how to make best use of this site. There is an ...
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TeXtalk interviews

TeXtalk http://tex.blogoverflow.com/files/2012/02/textalk2.png Introduction As part of the celebrations of our first birthday, we decided to interview great members of our community. Since we ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2014 [duplicate]

It's the time of the year again, namely it is December 2013, and so we shall now refresh our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. Huh, this is the only site where this opening is similar to last ...
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How can we, as a community, improve the LaTeX WikiBook?

The topmost answer in the very popular question What are good learning resources for a LaTeX beginner? recommends the LaTeX Wikibook. I found it helpful as well when writing my thesis, because it ...
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Do we need more moderators?

Joseph required me to set a threshold. Let's say that the answer to the title question is "yes" if this post reaches at least 30 upvotes in one month's time. Recently: three top users deleted their ...
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Why do (top) users on this site have such high reputations?

This is something that I've found vaguely weird about this site for some time: the reputations of top users are insanely high here. Today I got curious and went to other big sites on the network, and ...
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How can we explore the content of TeX.SX?

The Stack Exchange Data Explorer is a great tool. I've noticed many queries regarding site statistics, top lists, and also user-specific queries such as badge progress. Nice examples giving insights ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015 [duplicate]

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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What should our domain name be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: Wrong ...
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Is it okay to ask the OP to accept the answer?

Especially if the question and answer(s) are very much new, say less than 12 hours or even 24 hours, is it ok to ask OP to accept the answer, that is added by self or someone else. See examples, here ...
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Vote early and often!

I'm a moderator from MathOverflow, and this "question" is actually unsolicited advice, based on our experience from the initial launch of MathOverflow. We should encourage everyone to vote ...
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When should I start to give back?

So far I think tex.se is a great resource for any LaTeX issue I have. Answers given here has been of great value to me, but I started to feel a bit guilty. So far I have only been taking from the ...
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TUG Membership: Names for 2014 [duplicate]

StackExchange continues to support TUG with corporate membership (many thanks). With that come eight individual memberships that can be given out to members of the community. The time has come to ...
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First post questions: Good reviewing practice

In light of related questions Is the "First Posts" review queue partially broken? and First Post review process broken. As suggested by Charles Stewart and mafp. I am listing out some ...
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Why are there so few ConTeXt questions?

We only have eight questions that are tagged [context]. I thought ConTeXt was more popular than that. There even seem to be more questions relating to “pure” TeX and Plain TeX. I can think of ...
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Contradictory tag wiki entries: {floats}, {tables}, {figures}

Quoting from the respective tag wiki entries: floats: "The {floats} tag concerns custom-made floats in addition to those already provided by the TeX macro package you use, and concerns issues such as ...
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First FAQ section: What kind of questions can I ask here?

This topic belongs to the more general discussion: What goes in the FAQ? I'll make a start with the first FAQ section. Here is my proposal, following the FAQs of SO related sites: What kind of ...
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Online reviews and reports on TeX.SX

Did you see a review of our TeX.SX site in the web? Did you read blog posts or news articles about TeX.SX? Do you know that somebody wrote a report about questions or answers on TeX.SX? Then please ...
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TUG Membership: Names for 2013 [closed]

Last year StackExchange became a member of TUG. With that come eight individual memberships, that were given out to some members of the community. The time has come to select our representatives for ...
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What's the policy on retagging questions based on answers?

I was wondering if a policy exists (and if so, what it is) for retagging questions once they have been answered. To illustrate what I mean, I recently answered Draw small cross at the center of the ...
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Should SO's “50 questions per month” limit be enabled at tex.sx?

Initiated by xport's latest question, I've gathered some statistics about xport's questions from July 1st up to today (July 24th). In those 24 days, xport has asked 57 questions, i.e. about 2.4 ...
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Etiquette: Should I edit questions with “Thanks” or wait for Moderator?

I have a question, which to some might be a bit close to splitting hairs: Should I edit a question if there are things like: Thanks in advance UserNoName or the code is not properly ...
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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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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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New close reasons: selecting predefined 'off-topic' options

We will soon see the arrival of the new close reasons (a change being implemented across the StackExchange network). This will raise a few question: here I want to focus specifically the 'off-topic' ...
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How do we choose TeX.SE members for representing SE in the TUG?

Thanks to all for the great support for this question: Do we want Stack Exchange to become an institutional member of the TUG? Stack Exchange will join the TUG! SE can name up to eight TeX.SE ...
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Is it possible for moderators to accept an answer?

There are numerous examples of questions on TeX.SX and SX sites where the OP has asked a question, some one has provided at least one complete solution but the OP has not accepted any of the answers. ...
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Should we clean up obsolete comments?

Comments are usually very helpful and valuable. However, sometimes it happens that comments to answers or questions become obsolete, and can distract from valid comments. For example: Comments ...
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Policy on migrating questions from another StackExchange site?

In the recent days there has been a (thankfully) small trickle of questions migrated from Stack Overflow. Here are two that I stumbled upon, probably there are more: How does one insert a backslash ...
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Should we have a Grace period to avoid premature Voting to Close and Reopening Cycle

Although I have got sufficient reputation for Voting to Close, I rarely use (personal choice of course**) for a Q which is live on front page screen and less than 24 hrs old and for first-time users, ...
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Who designs the best tag wiki?

Tags are a map of our site. Tag description pages can be like small home pages, including information, internal links and links to helpful external resources. And they can be written with markdown ...
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Should there be a code-review forum?

Forgive me if there already is such a place on stackexchange. I'm new here and definitely don't really have the hang of the place as yet. But I haven't found such a forum. What I think would be ...
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Links are invisible on the Main site

I've noticed this for quite some time, but I suppose the time has come to do something about it. At least for me to speak about it, hoping to cause some change. Links on TeX SE Main are invisible. ...
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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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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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Why can't TeX.SE compile my TeX code?

(This might have been asked before, but I could not find it.) A lot of questions and answers on this site have some piece of code (to be compiled with one of the standard engines) and a screenshot. ...
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Consensus vs accepted answers on meta

Let's get the facts straight Per SE policy, as outlined here the following applies On our main sites "the best answer" is somewhat fluidly defined as the superposition of the highest voted answer ...
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Can the box made by the <kbd> HTML tag be made smaller?

Keyboard input can be indicated with the kbd HTML tag, as in <kbd>Ctrl</kbd> + <kbd>S</kbd> which displays as Ctrl + S. The boxes created by this tag are quite large, so that ...
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TUG Membership: Names for 2015

StackExchange continues to support TUG with corporate membership (many thanks). With that come eight individual memberships that can be given out to members of the community. The time has come to ...
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Tagging “Please improve my code” posts

In roughly the last three weeks, we've seen (from oldest to newest): Code improvement for PSTricks figure (5 | 10) How to improve my PSTricks code to construct a triangle number diagram? (7 | 22) How ...
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Correct flagging (or: bad answers are answers, too)

In recent times I see more and more flags on questions and answers. Unfortunately a not insignificant part of them are IMHO the wrong flag type or shouldn't have placed in the first place. While wrong ...

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