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New User posted a “question” in “Answer” Section which was deleted

A new user posted a sort of question in the answer section: A better \pm symbol and this got deleted. Will that user still be able to see the comments so that he knows to post a new question? If, ...
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TeX and friends FAQ posts

There are occasions where I see a new question and know it's one that is asked frequently, yet we don't have a comprehensive question-and-answer(s) to address it. It would be good if we could ...
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How to I convert a stackexchange question into a pdf file? [duplicate]

I want to save a question I wrote into a nice pdf file but I have no idea of how to go about it. Surely there is a simple way? Any help is much appreciated.
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When will @egreg reach 654321

And the winner is: yo'! Congratulations! As prize yo' selected a scout duck with neckerchief: (it is already available in the development version of the tikzducks package and will be ...
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Questions do not have MWE

All the questions in the recent week do not have a clear description and also MWE is missing. Can we block questions for further process where the description is not clear and MWE is missing?
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Bookmarks on Stack Exchange

From time to time I read very interesting questions and answers and I would like to keep track of them in order to refer to them later. Does this site provide a bookmarking mechanism or something ...
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What is the boundary for acceptable user profile images?

I recently came across a user profile that I felt was offensive and was wondering there are any rules in place for the type of content one can post in your profile. Is everything OK, even, say, ...
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Questions about the differences between a set of packages

For example: Pros and Cons of each \marginpar, sidenote, scrlayer-notecolumn and other maginalia packages (question I was thinking of answering) Fundamental differences : PSTricks, TikZ/PGF and ...
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A proposal to include a duck in our background image

Nowadays, TeX and friends are far beyond of just academic usage. I would like to propose the inclusion of a greyscale duck (courtesy of tikzducks) in our background image. This is the current image: ...
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Doesn't reputation counter show downvotes anymore?

Today I've lost 15 points due to an unaccepted answer: But if I click on the trophy of the menu bar I don't see the negative votes: If I remember correctly, with the old menu, the negative votes ...
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Short Link to the Duckboat

I think it would be helpful to have a shorthand link to the duckboat for use in comments, similar to the ones for meta and faq and the like. This would encourage the linking of the article to help ...
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Spurious semicolon

The input of my comment to egreg's answer is just: When you say "However, see also https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/329209/4427", do you just mean "thmmarks is evil!" or am I missing something? But ...
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A block badge Proofreader for my account

I would to know if I have a problem with my account. Since a month I'm no longer eligible to accept or reject reviews since it has been changed the icons on this site. When I get a badge, the cup ...
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how to close a question as a duplicate of another question that is also unanswered?

in trying to deal with unanswered questions about amsart, i came across two that are, for all practical purposes, identical. both are unanswered, and the reasons for the lack of an answer are given ...
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List of Perl scripts that have fixed the unescaped literal character problem

There are a number of useful Perl scripts distributed with TeX and friends. Perl deprecated the use of unescaped literal characters in regular expressions in version 5.16 and now they're no longer ...
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Questions or answers containing \cs_set_eq not found

If I search on TeX - LaTeX for \cs_set_eq, only one result is returned: "Q: Patch font with LuaTeX" whereas e.g. this answer contains code containing \cs_set_eq. Do you know what's going on?
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Button “Next” in review actions

When I want to see what is available under review I select "Close Votes" to take a look. Then, the only actions there are: But I have the next problems: I am not a native English speaker and ...
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Add button “Select All” [duplicate]

May be it is not really a big problem, but it would be a nice addition to the site features if there was a button over or after the code to select all the code. I think it is useful more in cases you ...
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How to handle completely rewriting questions instead of asking follow-up questions?

First of all: I do not want to blame someone, so the example here is only an example no statement against a person! Have a look at this revision 3 to a question: As you can see, someone asked a ...
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Commenting on the use of online editors

Many questions state that ShareLaTeX or Overleaf is used. This often causes or complicates the problem or invalidates/complicates answers, e.g., with installing packages, version problems, using ...
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What does mean by 9/5 in Next badge section?

I noticed the following in my user activity - What does the 9/5 mean?
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New top bar… feedback?

The new top bar is live and has been receiving mixed reviews after its initial anouncement. There are some things that are network wide that will most like not change (deemed status-bydesign), but ...
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Is there any shortkey to insert the commenter name in a new comment?

When I comment is some question or answer in this including all SE sites I noticed that it shows suggestion if I start with @. But, it is boring to me to use mouse to select the commenter's name. ...
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Is this the right place to ask questions about LaTeX in Rmarkdown?

I often have questions about using LaTeX in Rmarkdown, specifically about changing the header of the TeX file from within Rmarkdown, using header-includes and suppressing some of the default functions....
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Notification sidebar style makes links jump on hover

Moving the course across the links in the sidebar makes them jump: This is with FF 54.0.
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Why LaTeX is free? [closed]

Recently that question appears and I am not sure why when many people use and develop LaTeX, it is still free and we can download the program without any problem. That is so much good as strange. I ...
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Should I ask one question with many requirements instead of many questions on same topic?

When I make fillable form using hyperref package, I face many problems and I sometimes don't get wanted features. So, then I ask a question in this site for this feature. When someone give the ...
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How to ask for help writing a package?

I'm currently working on a package that extends the functionality of dblfnote. I've finished a method for placing the footnote rule at an arbitrary horizontal location (more specifically, centered on ...
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TeX, TeX, and nothing else? [duplicate]

Background I had a long-term personal questioning about the fact if Markdown + Mathjax (which is great on math.SE for example) could be one day derived into a typesetting tool for printed documents. ...
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Email notification on a selected tag

I'd like to receive email notification about new post with selected set of tags. Is it possible?
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Am I being too lazy in asking this question?

Prospective question: How can I use LuaTeX to detect the position of a math symbol (unary vs. binary, after/before parantheses) in order to put a custom amount of spacing around it? Essentially, this ...
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Is a question on setting up a CTAN mirror on-topic?

I want to setup a CTAN mirror but didn't get far after reading https://www.ctan.org/mirrors/register/ . I'd like to post something like Idiots guide to setting up a CTAN mirror as a question on tex....
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Why can't we migrate off-topic questions to other StackExchange sites?

This comment by Henri Menke has reminded me a question I wanted to ask. Every now and then, a good question appears, but which is not concerning LaTeX and friends. We can only close it as off-topic ...
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Is TeX SE really dying? If so, am I really its murderer?

I would like to thank SE for paying me my assassin's wages, which have now arrived. Apparently, they had to be repacked for security reasons, so I got lots of extra yellow tape on my box. Though ...
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How to insert basic commands? [duplicate]

Could anyone give me a list of commands which could be useful for people who are new to this site? I don't know how to insert TeX code or any other type of code or any other simple commands, such as ...
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How to quote a left quote inline?

How can I type a left quote inside an inline quote? For instance, how can I quote the following snippet from the TeXbook: inline? If I use a single left quote: \catcode\{=1` If I use a double left ...
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I just want to be able to participate

I find it frustrating that I cannot vote anything up or comment on anything unless I ask a question. I don't know how many answers and comments have helped me from this site, none of which received ...
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show intent to answer question

When I answer a question, I prefer to make the answer extensive - with a good MWE, a screenshot, some code comments, links to other questions, a solution that possibly goes a bit further than asked ...
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I found my post on a different website. How should I proceed?

I asked a question here and now it is on a different website too. I can't edit the question there, and that could be a problem since there are other people's names on that code. How to proceed?
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Is there any way (keyboard shortcut) to shift an enitre piece of text?

Okay I know I've worded the question horribly. We all know to make code visible in a box e.g: \begin{document} We have to shift it 4 spaces to the right so that it becomes: \begin{document} Is ...
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Edit in title of questions

Edit: Some time before, I had a discussion with @Mico on changing the title of a question to be more useful. The general idea is to make it more useful for search engines. Since the question as was ...
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Proposal: can we add a tutorial+admission test for new users?

It is so frustrating to have so many first posts that miss a MWE or simply show lack of understanding of the style of a Q&A site (vs a forum). To avoid the tedious comments and big duplication of ...
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How do we handle questions, where there just isn't a final answer, only opinions?

I asked this question. I think that there is no final answer. Since there are 2 votes for the question, it seems to be interesting. And since there are 4 formatting-suggestions, there seem to be ...
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Ambiguous {curve} tag

In the descripton of the {curve}-tag it says: Curve is a Latex class for typesetting resumes But when I look at the questions with this tag I just discover 4 of 34 which correspond to this ...
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Hyphenation in title

See this post. Is the hyphen in title intentional? (Strong) perhaps, yes. Why was it put there? To attract attention? Or to convey some kind of connotation?
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Why do we have a minion and minionpro tag?

On the main site there are two tags: minion and minionpro. Both tags seem to cover identical material. Should they be synonyms or did I miss some details?
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How to log out from my account [duplicate]

How can I log out from my account when I am using a public computer, because closing the window does not log out?
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How broadly do we define “friends” of TeX?

The original title of this site was, as I recall, "TeX, LaTeX, and friends". That seems to have now been trimmed down to just "TeX - LaTeX", but other variants such as ConTeXt are still on topic. How ...
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How to locate and read the inbox messages

I got a flag that I have 2 unread inbox messages. I have many posts. How can I locate and read these new messages without going through all my posts which is a time consuming.
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deleting a question I have posted to stackexchange site

I posted a question that I had no useful reply, just comments which did not answer it. How can I delete this question?

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