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Could a feature be made that lets you upload code directly?

When posting MWEs, I always make a file in my editor, then copy-paste it, then turn it into preformatted text. It would be more convenient (and foolproof) to just save it, then click a button on SE ...
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Attaching Images to Questions [duplicate]

How do I attach (or paste in-line) a jpg to a question if I don't have a server to point the link to?
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Are questions using markdown with LaTeX allowed?

Using converters like Pandoc, it is possible to use a substantial amount of LaTeX in a markdown document and convert it to a PDF. Are questions involving such use cases allowed on this site? And if ...
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Canonical biblatex “version” question?

The recent biblatex update has caused (as many here are well aware) a problem with mismatched versions of biber, biblatex, and (sometimes) contributed biblatex packages. @moewe and I recently traded ...
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Running a questionaire across the TeX user base

I'm in the process of experimenting with river detection in paragraphs and as part of the research I would like to get a questionaire filled out by TeX users (and perhaps users of other systems). So ...
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How do I log out? [duplicate]

I have another Stack Exchange account on Mathematics using a different email address. However, I can't switch to it because I can't seem to find the log out/sign out button anywhere. Can someone ...
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Answer in search of a question

I have again been tempted to answer a bad question with an encyclopedia-style answer. (Questions regarding the distinction between XeTeX and XeLaTeX and how they relate to TeX and LaTeX?) Would it be ...
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Can't comment my own question

I learned a lot while reading Stack Exchange. Two days ago, I asked my first question and I received an excellent answer from the user Alenanno. Unfortunately, I'm not able to comment my OWN question. ...
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How to give attribution for answers?

I've used some answers here to help make figures and do other things in documents I've created. To make the question specific, consider this question - drawing oddly shaped nodes to contain existing ...
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In 'choose which badge to track' things spill over the bottom of the pop up window

On TeX.SX, if you look at your profile and click on the 'choose which badge to track' button, the badges spill over the bottom side of the pop up window: This does not happen on Stack Overflow: ...
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LyX Specific Posts

tex.stackexchange.com is great, active and better IMHO than the LyX specific forum, even though it presumably was TeX only in the beginning. Question 1) Is there an agreed branch or identifier to ...
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Bug on the review web page?

Recently I recognized a change of the behaviour of the review pages. Now after opening an question in the first post queue to be reviewed you see all three buttons enlighted: For me astonishing is ...
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Check again an example which was solved in the past

Is there any mechanism to check solutions again? Look at this thread I cannot determine the error between hyperref and hypdvips Problem was posted, problem was solved. But I am not able to compile ...
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Tagging the index package as opposed to indexing in general

Should there be a tag for the index package? Being a rather generic term, it's hard to search for. There's a tag indexing which covers generic index-related issues. This isn't necessarily appropriate ...
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How to propose a question as duplicate without closing it due golden privilege?

Let's suppose I think a question with tikz-pgf tag is a duplicate of another one, but because I'm not sure about it I prefer someone else help me to decide it. The problem is that I have a gold medal ...
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How can I close a chat or freeze it?

In the Help Center I find a lot of information on how to open a chat, but so far I couldn't find out what to do, when I don't need the chat any more. Do I have to close it somehow or is just leaving ...
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“Help Center > Privileges > create chat rooms” `invite` room menu option missleading?

I think relatively new users get a bit confused when they read on the page Help Center > Privileges > create chat rooms, that after creating a new chat room I can invite someone "using the invite room ...
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How to execute and show tex-code within a question on tex.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

I often see question and answeres where below or top of the code is a the generated output (PDF) of the tex code. How can I do that? ;)
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What if a comment answers a question by a keyword/hint?

I have read "What if a comment answers a question?" and in most cases I am supposed to ask the user who commented to give an answer. And here is the instance "Timeline for overlapping (multi-year) ...
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TUG Membership: Names for 2016

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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The acronyms and abbreviations tags

At the risk of sounding overly pedantic and drawing attention to my own failings… “Acronyms” are defined as: words formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as they are spelled,...
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Where do I ask questions about the LaTeX engine itself?

I have always been curious why LaTeX is so fast and why attempts to improve it have failed. In order to make that question more precise, I could ask which algorithms are used and how. I heard there ...
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About RTFM etiquette

When is it correct to answer "Please, RTFM because this is what I'm doing to answer your question/comment?" I must admit that sometimes I answer not formally correct questions (without MWE, which ...
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Tags displayed in bold

Personally, I don't like them. But maybe this is beyond the point. Were we consulted about this?
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Is a question regarding 'drawing packages with math support' acceptable?

I would like to ask if the following question is acceptable in our main site. It is directly related to LaTeX but it is not about it. I would like to ask it in our main site because I believe that ...
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Our new ad series

Ladies and gentlemen, ducks and penguins, boys and girls of all ages! As the Powers that Be decided to change the dimensions of the current ads, we decided to come up with a new ad series to promote ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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Are troubleshooting questions off-topic?

Some days ago, I asked in Troubleshooting for biber for guidelines what to do/check if biber does not produce any output. The occasion to ask this question was of course that I had such a situation ...
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Suggested edit comment width is too narrow

A suggested edit is accompanied by a comment. This comment is displayed when reviewing it from within the Suggested Edits Review Queue: If the comment is lengthy, the line-wrapping is truncated. ...
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How often may a question be asked again?

I think there must be some kind of consideration to new ways of solving old problems.
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TeX and derivatives tags

In TeX.SX the tags XeTeX and XeLaTeX are the same, but there is a big diference between this two topics, so when we look for something specific we get also results of little help. The same case ...
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Why can I not correct a typo [duplicate]

I want to correct a typo ("file contents"=>"filecontents") in How to add adsurl field as link to bibliography, but when I try to do so I see the message: Edits must be at least 6 characters; is ...
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Chinese character limit on this site

It seems that there's a limit to the number of Chinese characters you can put in a post. I understand it's an anti-spam feature. Now how do I post a LaTeX source file with a short paragraph of ...
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can we consider a question duplicate if there is an answer but not in this site

I'm not sure if this question has been asked before. Basically, some questions have answers in other websites which are somehow related to this site. For example, there are several examples in here ...
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biblatex for idiots

Every time I post a link to the following useful question I cringe a bit. I don't think everyone is familiar with the idiomacity in English of this phrase "X for idiots" or "X for dummies", and for ...
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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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Tags for resume and cv

Wikipedia states the following: A résumé [...] is a document used by persons to present their backgrounds and skills. Résumés can be used for a variety of reasons, but most often they are used to ...
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Renaming question for better search results

I really can't imaging nobody has asked this but since I wasn't able to find anything I bring it up. Would I be appropriate to rename Questions to improve search results? For example: Coloring ...
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Mouseover on questions show a horizontal rule

When hovering over questions on the front page (either on the main page or on meta), there is an underline associated with the hyperlink that extends across the entire question block (when viewed ...
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When flagging for close: Adding a reason

Posts on StackExchange are closed for numerous reasons, and ticking of the right box for the exact reason might not always fit the question quite right, or the reason might sometimes be very vague. ...
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Maintain motivation for new members [duplicate]

While looking through old questions I noticed the majority of questions is answered by around a dozen of people. New questions reach a stunning short answering time, which makes it difficult for ...
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Close voting is not a sport

We strive to be a friendly and rational community here, but the question below Reducing the huge space before the first line of the KOMA letter class was just closed as "Too broad". This is a ...
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Magazine questions

We seem to have a history of closing questions about magazine formatting or (effectively) not answering them: Typesetting magazine style articles Designing Magazines in LaTeX Latex template for an ...
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Asking existing questions differently to improve findability

Recently, I wondered what the algorithm for the placement of floats in TeX is. So I searched this site for "float placement algorithm" and did not find a suitable question - at least not directly. ...
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How do I answer someone? [duplicate]

Lets say I want to answer someone and get that person "That Guy" notified. How do I do that? Which of the following options are valid? @That Guy: That was a great post, thanks! (1) @ThatGuy: ...
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Hovering over items in /help/privileges causes underscores to appear

On a Mac OS X 10.11.1 running Firefox 42.0, hovering over an item in https://tex.stackexchange.com/help/privileges causes an underscore to appear before the reputation number, the icon, and the ...
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How is a contributor's “impact” estimated/calculated/determined?

Starting a few months ago, I believe, the StackExchange site software began adding an "impact" statistic to a user's profile. The impact statistic is posted in the upper-right portion of the screen ...
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Off-topic closure: why so few specific reasons?

I just found this question through review -- a first post. The question is perfectly clear: the user has a problem and is asking for a solution. So it is not unclear what you're asking. I cannot say ...
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Accepting more than one answer

This is kind of a duplicate (kind of because a real duplicate seems to have the need of being asked in the same SE forum and the duplicated question is on the main meta forum - apart from that it is ...
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No review when used up votes for a day

I just stumbled over a situation that irritates me. After I used up my 40 votes for a day (I must admit, after voting 31 times I just wanted to earn that Vox Populi badge and actively looked for ...

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