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### Can/should we get a “How to Ask” page?

Over the last few days, the list of unanswered questions has grown a fair bit. Some of the questions with no satisfactory answer are about specific IDEs, so it is somewhat expected that they don't get ...
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This site's 404 not found image is not unique. It's shared with Cross Validated. https://tex.stackexchange.com/404 https://stats.stackexchange.com/404 It's entirely possible that this is intentional,...
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### Should we have a tag for TexShop?

I just answered a question about TeXShop and I noticed that there's no TeXShop tag. Before creating extraneous or discouraged tags I went over to the tag CW post on meta and it says that "Formats, ...
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### Missing vote-to-close privilege after beta?

I had the requisite reputation for voting for close during the beta phase (according to the reputation page, my rep exceeded 500 on Nov 2, while the official launch was around Nov 11, when the ...
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### TeXing the TeXbook … is it a question?

Interesting as Is it actually illegal to TeX texbook.tex? is (I'll even admit to voting for it initially), I'm no longer convinced that it is a suitable question for this site. There are two parts ...
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### Message to package maintainers

The question How do I make the arrow -->-- using xymatrix? got an answer from one Ross Moore. I'm pretty sure that he's one of the maintainers of xy-pic. As part of his answer, he wrote: BTW, ...
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### Inadvertently driving off new users

What is the proper way to deal with an incorrect answer from a new user? For example, this answer is incorrect. At the time, I was tempted to not respond because I didn't want to discourage the ...
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### Font sizes of inline code and code blocks don't match.

I noticed the following difference in font sizes, using Firefox 3.6.12 on Windows Vista: Is this a design decision or a bug?
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### Merging [tikz] and [pgf] tags?

The tag-wiki for tikz currently states: Questions tagged with [tikz] are about the higher-level drawing language TikZ built over the PGF graphics framework. Questions specifically about the ...
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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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### voting arrows on comments have “hand-drawn” look

I'm very happy with the design of the site. Which is why this tiny little thing is bugging me a bit. The up-vote triangle for comments have a hand-drawn look, slightly reminiscent of the beta design....
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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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### Linking to CTAN best practice?

In the absence of an answer to this question, what is the best practice when linking to a package on CTAN? I have an irrational dislike of the CTAN "catalogue" version, so I tend to link to the actual ...
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### Why does TeX not show up in my question (at least in the preview)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we turn off math-tex please? Why doesn't maths render as maths? I seem to be having difficulty using MathJax or TeX or LaTeX or whatever it is. when I try to type ...
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### Should we have some more expository questions?

I thought it would be helpful to have some of the extreme power users explain some of the finer points of TeX in some more expository questions. Something like Andrew's nice question "When to use \...
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### Keep an eye on SO

I happened over to SO today and saw that there are still a fair few TeX questions being asked (and answered!) there. I left a few "try this on http://tex.stackexchange.com" comments, but I feel that ...
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### Graphics/images tags

It's pretty unclear which tags people should be using for referring to graphics problems: graphics graphicx (a package) images external-images diagrams drawing picture (an environment) Some ...
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### Non-English questions

Edit: No one complained about the German question https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/61549/natbib-biblatex-styling-help for two hours, so I'd like to clarify what our position is (the votes below ...
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### Deleting really exact duplicates

There has just been a post which was repeated almost immediately due to a user account issue. In general, we've agreed not to delete or merge duplicate questions, but in this case the two versions don'...
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### Wikification policy

Joseph made the qn Good practice on spacing CW, which was more or less within the bounds of Stack Exchange de facto practice before the Great CW Policy Change. It does seem kind of hardline now: it's ...
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### Formatting of linked inline code

When referring to a LaTeX package I like to codeify the name, i.e., I write amsmath to make a distinction with normal text. Now when you want to link to the CTAN page of this package, you write [`...
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### What should the policy be on typography/design questions?

Recently, JCL asked a question about Edward Tufte books. It's definitely not about "TeX or any of its descendants … TeX distributions … [or] (La)TeX related software", to quote the FAQ, and so it'd ...
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I just posted a new answer on the question on dynkin diagrams and was asked: Is it OK for me to include [the diagrams] into the paper on this subject? The answer is, of course, "Of course", and I ...
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### Nothing indicates that the meta site is meta…

While I could eventually figure out that I was in Meta and not Parent, I found myself wondering for a few seconds....I think that the design should specifically include the word meta. I hereby ...
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### Flair for TeX only still uses old icon

The newly designed icon {} did not make it to the flair picture. Or maybe I need to update it somehow, and do not know how? Hmmm. Here's mine:
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I knew I forgot something right before the new design launch today. I didn't get a chance to create custom images for the 404/Captcha/error pages on the TeX site. Do you have any suggestions? A ...
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### Where can I find a font/vectorial version of the ornament used in TeX.SE?

Yes, the one right in the split bar, below the 'E' in 'TeX'...
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### Font sizes on question preview and the question page don't match.

When composing a message, the font is like this But on the posted question it is like this:
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### Inconsistent spacing in quotes

I've found something that looks like a small glitch in the new design. First, I didn't know that for quotations one could use either the markdown > or the html <blockquote>. But anyway, this ...
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### New Design Launched

Hi all, Thank you for your helpful design input. As you can see, the new design went live, grats! If you see any CSS/Styling issues, please start a new question for the bug report, and tag it with "...
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### When will there be a 'proper' moderator election?

Okay, it looks like moving out of beta will happen soon (based on this thread, for example). So I wonder what happens about the moderator situation: do we have an election for moderators at some stage?...
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### Site Design Ideas (updated with mockup)

Hi all. I'm Jin, and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflect its topic. However, ...
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### When will the tex SE go out of beta?

Are we close to getting out of it? I remember when it started private beta, the Ubuntu SE beta started around the same time, and now it's been out of it for a few weeks. What are we waiting for? I'm ...
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### Folding tags about various Tex engines

I propose the following tag synonyms, where the parentheses show the current number of questions under that tag: pdftex (10) <- pdflatex (48) xetex (26) <- xelatex (17) luatex (7) <- ...
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### Contacting the 'uncontactable'

This comes up from a moderators perspective, but affects the entire way the site operates so seems sensible to bring up here. The moderators can see the e-mail address given when a user registers, ...
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### How to post long files?

I went to post a solution to a problem. The solution includes a large .bst file that is 32K on its own. So I was unable to actually post that file as part of my response. Of course I can put the file ...
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### Undeleting posts deleted by questioner

When a questioner deletes his/her own posts, shouldn't we respect that and not vote to undelete? I was going to provide an example, but presumably the questioner had a reason to delete the question, ...
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I've created a small Stack Exchange tag set for Latex &c questions that are not this site, which I've called texmf -tex.sx.
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### Can I undo marking a comment as a “great comment”?

Just fully trusting what was written there, I marked Joseph's first comment on this answer as a "great comment". Now Ulrike's comment told me that the first comment wasn't that great after all (no ...
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### What to do when the package author responds?

I asked this question and the package author replied. Someone suggested that this has to be the right answer. By definition, almost! But there's a bounty on this question, and it seems a shame that ...
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### Should we evangelize “correct use” in our answers?

This came up in the comments of this question. The OP asked how to fix one thing and gave an example where the problem arises (vectors with different components have different height). In that example ...
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### We have a chat room now!

I didn't realize it before, but it seems that we have a chat-room dedicated to us....so an obvious question is.... What should we talk about in the chat room? What is appropriate for that?
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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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### Tex.SE at the Joint Mathematics Meetings

Two things about TeX.SE and the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January in New Orleans. Anyone else besides me going? Interested in a meetup? TUG often has an exhibitor's table. It might be good to ...
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### answers for community wiki questions?

I have asked a few questions for which there are no single "right" answers. Accordingly, I have marked them as community wiki (or requested that they be so marked). Now every time I check my profile ...
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### Are we prepared for the new reputation thresholds when we leave beta?

This topic has already been discussed over at math.stackexchange, and it might be reasonable that we discuss it here, too. The most important changes in the reputation thresholds are, in my opinion: ...
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### When writing a comment, how do I ensure that the person it is addressed to gets notified?

Often I want to address a comment to a specific user. How can I do that? I've seen that I've got to use the @ symbol for this, but I didn't find the exact rules in the faq. Can I notify any user? Do I ...
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### Question marked as modified by a user that didn't ever modify it

This question was asked by Kit, an answer was given by Willie Wong a short time later, and immediately after that, Willie Wong added a comment to his answer. That's all the activity I see on this ...