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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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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement [closed]

As we enter the second week of the public beta, we desperately need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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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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Cancel asking to close?

This is probably very obvious, but if you vote to close a question which is subsequently edited to improve it (say to clarify how it's different from another one), how do you cancel your vote?
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Remember to comment

Just a reminder: remember to leave comments when voting down or voting to close (or vote up a comment that's already there if you agree with it). If you don't think much of a question or answer, it's ...
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Oddity with tag synonym interface

Not really a question, but an observation designed to reduce frustration: I just went on a tag pluralization spree, converting list to big-list or lists as appropriate and footnote to footnotes. ...
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How to manage big lists?

It has been more or less accepted that big-list questions can be useful and are welcome in the site. But I think we should try to define some guidelines on how these questions should be handled by the ...
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When is (and isn't) it acceptable to edit?

Update: Sort of ironically, this question has been left unedited for a while, even when there seemed to be some consensus in the answers below of the kinds of edits that are acceptable and those that ...
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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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Why do I see questions answered, when I chooses “Unanswered”?

When I select the "Unanswered" group I get a lot of questions that have one or more answers. For example Is displaying comments disabled? is answered last month. What is the meaning of "Unanswered"?
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What about these stylized tags like SO has?

Over in SO there are some tags that have little icons in them ([Android], various Adobe related tags, etc.) which are both annoying (why should Adobe get extra advertising for free?) and nice (easy to ...
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Can we get SmartyPants?

Ok, so being a (La)TeX fan (most days) I'm also kind of a typography freak and I feel dirty when answering questions and typing boring "quotes" instead of the “educated” ones. There is software that ...
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Shall we have our own mini-CTAN?

This is a proposal for a sort of a middle ground between the image hosting and the LaTeX sandbox. I have lots of bits of LaTeX code lying around in my files, and every-so-often a question evokes an ...
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Editing the tag wikis

We appear to be in the midst of discussing tags and the issues surrounding them, so it seems an apposite time to bring up the tag wikis. Coming from MO, this is new to me (actually, MO may well have ...
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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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Our set of tags

After a few questions about tags, meta-tags, what is valid and what should not, I thought it would be useful to keep all of this information in one place. Eventually this will be also useful to ...
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What should we do (if anything) about [latex] tagged questions in SO?

There are still many questions in SO being asked that are tagged [latex]. Should we advertise this site over there? In a comment perhaps? what is the official take on this?
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Latex render for Markdown [duplicate]

I'm not sure whether it has already been asked - couldn't find it. But what about Latex render support for Markdown? Imagine a question asked like the following Hello all, why is this text not ...
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About meta-tagging

In a recent blog post, Jeff Atwood explains their new policy about meta-tags: From this point on, meta-tagging is explicitly discouraged. But, what's a meta-tag? How do you differentiate a meta-...
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Welcome banner on main page obscures top panel

When I went to the main page this morning, the "Welcome to our site" banner (or whatever it says) obscured the top panel containing the "log in" button. This was on Firefox 3.6 (technically speaking, ...
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Can we “import” reputation from MO?

I gather that users who register on this site who already have a certain amount of reputation on StackOverflow get a "starting bonus" to their reputation here. Is there a good reason why this can't ...
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Feature request: RSS support

Hi and thank you for this wonderful site, really. Are you planning to add RSS support to be more reactive?
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How to fulfill my commitment?

I committed to 'TeX, LaTeX and Friends', so could anyone point me how to fulfill that?
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How do we feel about MathJaX/jsMath/other spin-offs?

Although the answer to this question turned out to be about text versus maths mode, it could so easily have been about something specific to MathJaX. It is probably inevitable that we'll get ...
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What constitutes active participation in the public beta?

What did you have to do to get the beta badge? I thought I was fairly active, albeit only for the last couple of days of the private beta (holiday got in the way)... I'm just curious... I got the ...
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Etiquette: how long do we wait before voting to close?

Case study: How to obtain perfect greyness with TeX? This question makes absolutely no sense to me. I left a comment asking for clarification. On MathOverflow, I would vote to close with little ...
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Etiquette: when is it acceptable to edit anothers' answer?

Case study: How can I typeset the date/time at compile time? A perfectly good answer was left, but without a MWE (minimum working example). It looked easy enough to do, so I figured I'd try to ...
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How do we merge questions?

We've just closed Class for Curriculum Vitae as a duplicate of LaTeX template for resume/curriculum vitae. The text says "This question covers exactly the same ground as earlier questions on this ...
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Where does all my rep go?

This is starting to puzzle me a bit: I've asked 2 questions which have gotten a combined 11 upvotes. I've made 10 answers, for a total of 25 upvotes. (Some of them in CW threads, but not all) So why ...
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Go back to your constiuencies and prepare for public beta!

(Apparently, the question I'm asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed!) Just a heads-up on the fact that, according to our page on Area51, this site will go into Public Beta in 6 hours' ...
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Are “How to convert <format> into <latex>” ok questions?

I wasn't sure about this question over here. It was about TEI xml markup of books and the question was how to automatically process it to latex. Are questions about processing docbook, texinfo, ...
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Can we get automatic advertisement on the SO latex tagged page?

I'm sure I'm not alone in having http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/latex bookmarked. It's the only part of SO I use (I'm not a programmer, so most of the rest is over my head.) It would be ...
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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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Dupes of SO questions?

What should we do about dupes of SO questions tagged with latex? Link to original question? C/P the answer from over there?
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Quality Standards for Answers

This should probably be added to the FAQ at some point, but I think it merits a bit of discussion first. What should we expect for answers to be regarded as great answers on this site? This is a list ...
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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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(Further) guidelines on accepting answers

I asked a question a few moments ago and someone answered straight away. Then, a while later someone else proposed an alternative way of doing the same thing. The answers are not all that different ...
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Would domain specific “must have” resources and package community wiki questions be appropriate?

I'm asking this on meta rather than starting a question such as I have in mind to see what people think, first. There are resources and packages that are of high relevance to subsets of the LaTeX ...
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Should we wait a bit before accepting answers?

There are a few questions where an answer has been accepted really quickly. In at least one case, the question got an answer after 20 minutes and had an accepted answer less than 30 minutes from being ...
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Formatting Sand-Box

As per the SO question here (if you want to know how they did something there, take a look at the source, as per the hack documented here), I suggest that this (CW) question be used for testing ...
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Etiquette on more than one correct answer

Here's an etiquette question where I feel that my default MO behaviour might lead me astray. There are two answers to this question. Mine, and caramdir's. I think it's fairly indisputable that mine ...
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SO versus MO model (possible FAQ entry)

I suspect that we'll get a large contingent of people here who are already familiar with the SO software, but as the SO/SE empire expands then these people may have different codes of behaviour. In ...
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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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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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Can we turn off math-tex please?

On the question How can I get rid of indentation after an equation?, the code block has had the bit between the dollars turned in to an image. Looking at the javascript scripts loaded via firebug, I ...
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Under construction: Seeding is going on!

I've been seeding some questions to the site, sometimes pretending to be a beginner, sometimes pretending to have some (nonexistent) problem with my thesis. I've written the questions in this way (and ...
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Feature Request/Discussion - Markdown to write stylised LaTeX

It could be interesting to get some markdown to write LaTeX as it is meant to be in any self-respecting LaTeX document (\latex) What do you think?
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I've just been asked to write a minimal working example (MWE), what is that?

I was posting some question about this strange thing LaTeX is doing when I try to compile my thesis. Someone asked me to provide a minimal example that reproduces the problem. My thesis is now a few ...
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Should the reputation threshold to edit other people's posts be lower during the private beta?

If I understand correctly, even in the private beta phase, the reputation threshold to edit other people's posts is 2000. While I've been doing my level best to try to get there :-) looking at the ...
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How newbie-friendly should the site be?

I guess this is the counterpart of the elitist question but asking about the other side of the spectrum. How friendly should the site be to complete LaTeX and even operating system (say command line) ...

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