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### Rationale for the added whitespace in global site (left panel)?

I have noticed that many sites now come with a left panel, for example: This might be one of the announcement posts on stackexchange. Seaching this tag I find many hits such as this one (I ...
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### What is the best strategy to deal with posts in which the source of the code is not disclosed?

I hope that is not a duplicate. Probably most of you have seen questions in which the OP presents a code which is very likely not written by the OP, but the OP does not provide a link to the original ...
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### Bug / Problem: Chat Function | Edit Feature | Readability | Browser “Google Chrome”

If I want to edit a post in the chat then the text in the edit text box is white. By selecting the text I can read it, but it's hard to edit. I use Google Chrome. User https://tex.stackexchange.com/...
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### Suggestion: tombstone/qed/halmos/end-of-environment… tag

Every once in a while I discover myself in the need of improving the placement of the tombstone symbol such as ∎ or □ at the end of various environments. (The latest example is QED for cases and ...
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### TeX (Live) development and Github going Microsoft [closed]

with the acquisition of Github by Microsoft I am getting more and more wary to use Github, and would like to probe opinions of other developers. I am currently maintaining the TeX-Live group on ...
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### Is wrong to ask on TeX.SE how to draw a swastika in TikZ (or question that involves Nazi in general)?

Recently, in a totally unrelated post, someone asked for a mathematical symbol (a curly \times). One user pointed out the fact that such symbol resembles the swastika of Nazi Germany and he will not ...
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### Change the background color Favorite Tags

Unlike the other sites, including that of Mathematics and Physics (see image below) the background color of the favorite tags for TeX.SE is a very pale pink color that is barely visible. Can I ...
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### Warning before accepting name change

After editing a golf code style answer I decided to change my display name to make a stupid joke by taking a name (and an avatar) close to a famous golf pro player. So far so good, but when I decided ...
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### Is it possible to give away the golden hammer “privilege”? [duplicate]

If one acquires a score of 1000 points or more on a given tag, one gets awarded the "privilege" to single-handedly close questions. This is also called golden hammer privilege. But what if someone ...
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### What is the recommended way to handle cross-site duplicates

I have asked the question OS X: Blurry Beamer presentations on Sierra / High Sierra, which is about workarounds for the broken PDF rendering on recent versions of OS X that bite especially those of us,...
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### People >~10k rep: If you were to start over, how long do you think it would take for you to gain 1k?

I'm asking because I'm curious whether people with high rep are significantly better at answering than other people. If you are above 10k (or thereabout), I have these questions for you: How long (...
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### Why tex.stackexchange cannot have a snippet to run (La)TeX? [duplicate]

I know that a lot of users asked for a way to insert support for LaTeX code (or at least equations) like math.stackexchange and other SE sites. All of them received as comment/answer that this site is ...
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### Sign error in Eulers formula in header on front page?

Edit: Turns out it's (maybe) not a sign error, but the vertical line in the plus might be hidden by the parenthesis in the background. It still appears like an error! I noticed this today, on the ...
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### Not all options listed in voting to close

I would like to understand why when the system asks me to close a question I have only three options and the other options are not visible. For example it is not viewable: the question is resolved in ...
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### Meaning of 'review' in 'Your last flag was declined - please review it before flagging this post!'

Recently, one of my flag duplicate was declined. I google it and I was in other questions that the warning Your last flag was declined - please review it before flagging this post! remains until more ...
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### Looking for multiple tags with *

When I'm logged in and I search for [tikz*] I obtain as result [tikz-pgf] or [tikz-styles] or [tikz-arrows] or [tikz-trees] or [tikz-external] or [tikz-cd] or [tikz-qtree] or [tikz-matrix] or [tikz-...
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### Do you also fail to get some message(s)?

Motivated by the fact that Dr. Manuel Kühner seems to have also missed at least one message, and that this happened to me, too, I would like to know if this is a well-known problem. My impression is ...
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### Is there anyway that I can send the link of my question to someone requesting the answer in SE?

At the end of the question there is an option like Know someone who can answer? Share a link to this question via email, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook. But I could not find an option to contact ...
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### How to flag a question when it contains no problem?

How to flag a question, which asks a problem which is not a problem at all? E.g. the poster asks help with a code which cannot be compiled, but the code simply can be compiled.
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### My question has an answer which is of little use to me because of incompatibilities

Let's say I asked a question about problem X. Someone provides an answer how to solve problem X. I test their code and observe that it does not work for me because it is not compatible with something ...
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### How to reply to two users

Suppose I wants to reply to two users in the comments. How to do that? For example, in one of question here I wants to reply to two different users namely moewe and samcarter saying that I have ...
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### Harmonize tags pdf-a and pdfx

Well, as you can see they have a different spelling, but since they derive from PDF/A and PDF/X which have structurally the same form, the tags should do as well. Thus I think one of them should be ...
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### One 'Two figures' is better than another

I'm just offering some feedback as a person who gets a lot of assistance from the TEX.SE. There are two highly voted question regarding putting two figures on the same page: here and here. The first ...
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### “Invalid image type” without reason

I tried to add some details to my profile page, such as location and birthday. I did not try to change my profile picture, because I've a good one. However, after clicking the Save Profile button, ...
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A few days ago a new user answered How to set document font to times new roman by command. This answer basically is the same as the accepted answer, just recommending an outdated package (according to ...
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### A search of a code string within my posts doesn't work

I'm searching my posts which contain \multicolumn{1}. I tried with: code:"\multicolumn{1}" user:me and code:\multicolumn{1} user:me but they both give 0 results, whereas there is at least one ...
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### Button to reach a list of useful links

I recently tried to help on tex.stackexchange and what stroke me was the great amount of newcomers, unfortunately lacking some useful habits such as posting a MWE. Consequently, a lot of comments on ...
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Recently I have flagged an answer which should have probably been a comment as “not an answer“. Today when I wanted to flag another answer for a different reason, I noticed this message in the flag ...
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### Quack overflow on our site

Friends, Some of you might have noticed the presence of a yellow duck in the lower right corner of our site, acting as the fabled Clippy bloke from the Office family. I know there has been a lot of ...
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### CTAN has been asking to change our web navigator today 31 — mar — 2018. It is ok?

When today accessed CTAN To read news about changes on packages with Opera 51 and in a second access, FireFox 59.0.2, obtained in both cases a superimposed panel that asked that I should update my ...
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### English pangrams with ducks [closed]

There have already been several examples of trivialities, here, apropos ducks, and I think that this one is not much worse than others… Motivation This evening I saw an ad on this site from The ...
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### Request for minimum time and/or moderation attention before an Answered Question can be deleted

I am coming from this question: https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/423808/xelatex-plus-sign-undefined/423814#423814 That deleted in minutes after answered and without a specific reason. My ...
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### “Close” or “delete” own question?

After having asked this question I realized that it would better be suited on a different site. In that case, should I delete the question or vote to close? Is there something like a best practice?
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### Poll: “wrong” reasons to upvote

From the Help pages: What is voting up? Voting up is how the community indicates which questions and answers are most useful and appropriate. When should I vote up? Whenever you ...
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### Creating duplicates for easier navigation, and possibility for a duplicate tag

I was looking for an answer to my question: Plot a function between two values But searching for this didn't come up with anything, however, when I clicked 'Ask Question' and typed the title the ...
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### When is it acceptable to accept one own's answer?

Here's the scenario: I have recieved a few good answers for a [code-bound] question I asked. Since they all make different contributions, I would like to write my own answer combining approaches and ...
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### Insistence upon MWEs, duplicates, and answers thereto

A recent question appeared to me to be a duplicate of another. I flagged it as a potential duplicate. I also answered the question, restating the essential portion of the answer provided in the ...
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### Too rash decision about “duplicate”

There are people who can mark a thread as "duplicate" by single click. On the other hand, there are people who can only "vote" about it. Moreover, there are people who can do nothing about such ...
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I don't understand what the this definition - part of the gold Socratic badge - means : "Ask a well-received question on 100 separate days, and maintain a positive question record".
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### What is the point of the ducks tag in non meta tex

As far as I can tell there's only ever been one post utilizing the ducks tag without the tikzducks tag. might they not just as well be merged? or would it be acceptable for me to start asking about ...
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### How to politely tell someone that his choice of answer is poor?

Recently, I was alerted to how questioners choose which of the answers best solve their problem(s). I observed that, especially for beginners, that they did not select the best answer from the ...
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### Copying and pasting ShareLatex into Tex StackExchange editor window [duplicate]

I was going to ask about \begin{itemize} \item[] $a$ \linebreak \tabto{1.5cm} Effective earth radius [km] calculated from (16). \item[] $a_a$ \linebreak \tabto{1.5cm} An adjusted ...
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### Transparency and PDF: Wrong Colors [closed]

Moved to the main site Transparency and PDF: Wrong Colors (Buf / Feature Request) because of the comments. There are some questions regarding rendering problems (color shifts) in Adobe Acrobat Reader ...
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### HTTP vs HTTPS in blog link

I don't know how this is possible, but I get the TeX SE blog for http://tex-talk.net and a completely different page for https://tex-talk.net: What is happening here? How is it possible? What can be ...
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### Questioners not responding to answers

There are (many) occasions where a questioner does not respond/acknowledge any answers to their question. Currently an answerer is prohibited from given any kind of recognition to their answer even ...
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### What is the highest voted comment on TeX.SE?

I just came across this In an ideal world the workflow would be "1) tell your collaborators to use LaTeX 2) live happily ever after" comment by Seamus and thought "wow, I haven't seen a comment ...
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### Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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### A proposal to have a score for a comment [closed]

I would propose a +1 point for the important comments that are voted by the users. Is it possible to do something? See the figure below: