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Merging {newcommand} into {macros}

At the moment, there are 90 question tagged as macros, i.e. dealing with matters of "macro programming" (as in section R of the UK TeX FAQ). The site also features 37 questions tagged as newcommand, ...
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Tagging questions about .aux, .log, .bbl, & similar files

Two tags, aux-files and temporary-files talk about the non-input/output files used by *TeX*. I propose that we have one, auxiliary-files, with two synonyms, because: The Texbook talks, I think, only ...
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There is no syntax highlighting on Meta

I just posted, in Meta, a bug report about wrong syntax highlighting on the main site. However, my example code showing the wrong behavior is not very useful because there seems to be no syntax ...
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Text immediate following double backslashes is highlighted as Macro inside a code block

I just saw this at Herbert answer to this question: if a code block contains \\ directly followed by a text then the syntax highlighting marks it as macro. This is quite irritating and should be fixed....
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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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Moderator Job Description

Reading between the lines, it doesn't look like it'll be long before we get our proper moderator elections. I don't hang around much on the other SE sites so I can't be sure of this, but I have a ...
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Still missing illustrations from Duane Bibby

There was a post by Jin asking what we should do for the captcha/404/etc. images. This was followed up by a post to main, in which we seem to mostly agreed that it would be really cool if we could ...
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How do I mark inline code?

How do I mark my inline code in questions and answers, and how can I mark code in comments?
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Can we get a warning “this post is being edited”?

Please forgive me that this has been discussed multiple times on meta.SO. I'm bringing it up here for two reasons: 1. The problem doesn't seem to be resolved, 2. I'm not sure if the tex.sx community ...
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Can we have proper italics rather than slanted text?

I visited the http://english.stackexchange.com recently and I couldn't but feel jealous at the nice italic font used over there. At this site, which is much closer to typography we have a slanted ...
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Missing tie in signatures of comments

There is something a bit wrong with the comment formatting; it seems to be like this now: \interpretCommentMarkdown{#1} - \userLink{#2} But it should be more like this: \interpretCommentMarkdown{#1}...
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Active view on migrated question is broken

If in this recently migrated question I sort the answers by "active", then I get the same sorting as for "oldest". (Incidentally, how come that this old question with no recent answers was migrated? ...
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Should {list-of-figures} be merged with {table-of-content}?

Should the tags table-of-contents, list-of-figures and list-of-tables be merged? After all, their implementations are pretty similar and questions and solutions applying to one of them typically apply ...
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Preview treats # as comment

When one writes code in a question or answer, the live preview treats the # character as a comment. Compare with The first is screenshot taken while asking a new question. The second is a ...
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Policy on labelling questions as “updated”

The FAQ encourages editing one's own question "to provide status and progress updates. [...] This will naturally bump your question". However, what is our stance on additionally labelling the edited ...
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Accepted answer checkmark color

I just asked this question at meta.programmers.stackexchange.com when I realized I have the same problem over here as well. When I ask a question (and every answer has a check mark next to it for me ...
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Edits to questions can't be submitted if there are tags for moderator use only

I just tried to edit this question about editing etiquette. Well, I could easily enter the editing page, do my edits and check with the preview that everything was OK. But on submission I got the ...
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Should I downvote spam?

When I see a spam answer, I flag it for moderator attention. Should I also downvote it?
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{packages} and {package-writing} tags

According to the packages tag wiki: This tag marks questions which are about packages in general, for instance about installing, using or writing packages. We also have 6 questions tagged ...
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TeX.SE data explorer

The site's data explorer is now available: http://data.stackexchange.com/tex/queries Thanks for that! It seems to me that there's a mistake: TeX meta has been chosen instead. Both http://data....
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Mouseover tag information is incorrect on Meta

The mouseover information for tags included with the [tag:...] syntax on Meta is not pulled from the main site. For example tikz-pgf should have a tag wiki excerpt and one subscriber. Also the “Help ...
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Let's write some tag wiki entries

As of yesterday, hovering the mouse pointer over a tag will show (amongst other info) the tag wiki excerpt. This makes the tag wiki content more prominent on the site. Unfortunately, the tag wikis of ...
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Mods don't vote to close

It seems that the moderators don't vote to close off-topic very often. Presumably this is because they don't want to exert (or seem to exert) and undue influence on the site. I feel like this is a ...
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Tag wiki editing policy inconsistencies

On an empty tag wiki page (e.g. here) it says that Tag wikis can be edited by users with more than 1500 reputation, provided: They are in the top 20 answerers for this tag or they hold the ...
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How to print out a full q/a entry? Or forward it outside the stackexchange site?

using either firefox or ie on a windows xp workstation, i've tried to print out the full entries for several questions. however, any entry that was longer than could be accommodated by one side of a ...
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Where is the yellow envelope?

I remember well the times when there used to be a yellow envelope left of my user name, showing that I have new replies. This was really convenient as it showed me that I've got replies to something ...
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Easy way to copy code block?

Wouldn't it be cool to right click anywhere in a code block and have the option "copy code block to clipboard"?
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Should the avatar of the person that edited a question be displayed?

This question is inspired by a mistake that I did here How to know the number of pages in a PDF file? (see the comments) I generally find that the editor's avatar and name tend to distract. Should ...
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Should I flag for moderator attention if a new user asks a question in an answer?

This question is very much related to my previous post about new users who post non-answers. I'm just looking through my comment history and see some comments on "answers" in which new users asked new ...
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Unregistered users tend to post “answers” to own questions that are not answers

An unregistered user just asked a question and soon after that posted an "answer" that should have been a comment. Usually, the system asks you quite clearly if you're really sure that you want to ...
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Emphasising the actual question

In the comments to: Why duplicate symbol commands there is the following exchange: according to the moderator here: Is there a (La)TeX distribution running on iPad? Please don't use quote (>) ...
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Absurd “code markup” behavior…

Can anyone explain how does this silly code markup behave? Help is insufficient, because I'm absolutely unable to create a line break in marked code block, whether in regular 4 spaces indent, whether ...
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Convert mailing list users to the Stack Exchange engine?

I'm new to public mailing lists, other than those at my workplace. I was browsing the pgf-users mailing list and I find that many of the questions come from end-users. Such questions perfectly fit the ...
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Markdown adds redundant empty lines to listings in lists

Markdown seems to duplicate empty lines in listings that appear inside a list: Single empty line is duplicated Single empty line below: Single empty line above. Two empty lines display correctly ...
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Text flowing out of the comments area

A user flagged a post letting us know about issues with the layout of the comments area which sometimes gets broken. I was able to reproduce the problem so here it goes. A screenshot bellow which ...
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“possible duplicate of” [closed]

When one votes to close a question as being a duplicate, a comment is automatically added of the form possible duplicate of Other Question Here I guess it's good that something appears, but the ...
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an ipython tag? really?

is it appropriate to tag a question [ipython]? I understand that the question had to do with ipython, but in-fact it was a question about code listing and verbatim (both tags are there). The specific ...
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Who is allowed to remove his/her own posts?

The unregistered user petra tried to remove this answer as it really isn't an answer. However, it seems that unregistered users don't get to see a "delete" link below the post. Is this a bug or a ...
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Do we want the “spoiler” feature turned off?

As I noted in an earlier question on meta, blockquotes starting with a "!" are rendered as spoilers. It happened in this question on the parent site before I edited the post and changed the blockquote ...
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Mark up for info/warning/error messages

Following on from the discussion about block quotes and text starting with !, I think it might be a good idea to look at how best to format messages, etc. For actual TeX code, life is clear enough (...
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Blockquote doesn't show if it starts with an “!”

In this question on the parent site there's the following blockquote ! LaTeX Error: File `hypernat.sty' not found. Now, while I'm typing, it's correctly shown in the preview. After posting, ...
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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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Merging {localization} into {language}

Sorry for cluttering meta, with a second tag merging proposal today. Should we merge localization into language. Also, should language be renamed to languages?
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Merging {unicode} and {utf-8}

I know that technically unicode and utf-8 are two different things, but more often than not the terms are used interchangeably (as UTF-8 is the de-facto standard Unicode file encoding). Should we ...
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Are questions about Sweave more appropriate for tex.SE or SO?

Sweave is a NoWeb style method of using LaTeX in reproducible computational research. Should I ask questions that I have about Sweave here or at SE? Why or which ones?
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Is the list of tags supposed to be slanted?

I just opened up my user page on TeX.SE, and lo-and-behold, my list of tags appears in an interesting layout. Is that supposed to happen? (Can anyone reproduce?) OS: Scientific Linux Browser: ...
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Do we like the share buttons? Do people use them?

I'm not a facebook or twitter user, and this question might be a reflection of that, but I wonder if people like the little share links near every question. I guess this question will have several ...
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Cross references, bibliographic references, and the “referencing” tag

At the moment, the tagging approach regarding "references" (in the broadest sense) seems to be as follows: Questions about cross references (dealing with \label, \ref & friends) will consistently ...
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Re-tagging xetex as xelatex

I cannot seem to re-tag the tag xetex as xelatex even though I was able to add a tag on another question. How come?
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How to increase the bounty being offered?

Even though it is not 100% true, I believe that increasing the bounty can stimulate others to help. :-) Is it possible to increase the bounty being offered?

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