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Who Wants to Win a LaTeX Book in 2016? [closed]

I am organising a lottery and Springer have kindly agreed to donate two copies of LaTeX and Friends. The lottery closes when the judge (I) announces the winners. The judge's decision is final and ...
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Is it possible to have remarks removed/replaced automatically after a period of time?

When writing answers to questions, I sometimes would like to add remarks that get removed or replaced by other remarks automatically after a day or two. For example with one answer I wished to point ...
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How to reject a bounty?

Is it possible for a bounty-awardée to reject a bounty in order to prevent the decrease of the bounty-starter's "reputation"?
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How can I find stats about all the people contributed to my posts?

I started last week posting questions issues in this Q&A space. I had no idea how to use LaTeX. Now I learned a lot of thing thanks to many people helped me. I want to recognize your help in my ...
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Why is there no TeX on TeX exchange? Putative solution proposed [duplicate]

Joseph Wright pointed out the following questions: Why does TeX not show up in my question (at least in the preview) Can we turn off math-tex please? Why doesn't maths render as maths? Where we see ...
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Questions which are bug reports, revisited

Some time ago, I asked how we should handle bug reports: Questions which are bug reports. The top answer at the time split questions into two Those which are asked where is seems clear that the ...
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Winterbash 2016 participation

Last year, TeX.SE joined in on Winterbash 2015. Winterbash 2016 is around the corner and sites will soon have the option of opting in/out. In order to solicit opinion from the community, please cast ...
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Is posting of a job offer allowed? [duplicate]

Is it allowed to post in TeX.SX a job offer, if I represent a publishing house looking for a professional capable of making books in LaTeX?
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Community promotion ads page not found 404

There are only about five (5) ads available. Namely, Carlisle and cricket, Carlisle and Undocumented features, Cereda and the duck, Beaton's lowercase, and Hupfer's Arabic numerals. What happened ...
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Suggestion: suppress green upvote indicator in topbar

Currently, users with an account get the upvotes to their answers reported via a small greenish thing with the number of such upvotes. It gives a pop-up window with links to the answers (or questions ...
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - TeX

Stack Exchange recently started a collaboration project with the University of Melbourne, in an attempt to improve the automatic detection of duplicate questions. More information on the project and ...
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Should we continue our blog?

animuson of the Stack Overflow team said here: Blog Overflow is actually going to be shutting down completely soon, so it doesn't make sense for us to invest time in fixing any bugs for it. We'...
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Comment on deleting/deleted answers

Just a little technical matter, if I: add to an answer of mine a comment sent to another user and then I delete my answer or put the same kind of comment on a deleted answer of mine do the other ...
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A tag for Brazilian TeXers (ABNT)

So, I am Brazilian and I've seen a few questions in TeX.SX regarding the two Brazilian Standards (ABNT - Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas, in English Brazilian Association for Technical ...
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Asking a new questions opens and old question

I press on the Ask Question button. One of my old questions is exhibited. Must I assume therefore, that if I edit the old question and press the Submit button, my old question will be substituted by ...
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Search questions without comments

I was wondering if it is also possible to search for questions which are unanswered AND also lack any comments? I could not find it here or using Google.
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Any plans to add on-site compilation to preview MWEs/solutions?

I frequently run into code posted to this site which I'd like to see in rendered form in order to quickly decide whether it fits my needs. Opening a document just to do this often feels like a hassle....
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Should I remove an answer which turns out to be a duplicate?

I answered a question without thinking too much, and then it occurred to me that something similar must have been addressed before, and I found it. Should I remove my answer and mark the question as ...
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If a question is asked as a statement should it be edited?

The question is pretty self explanatory, but to give a little background: I see a lot of questions (specially new users) that are, in fact, statements like: "I want to load my .txt file from another ...
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Merge [mac] and [osx], making [mac] a synonym of [osx]

We have the mac tag without any wiki and 127 questions and the osx tag with a wiki and 367 questions (and the synonym apple). IMHO we don't need both tags (I don't see anybody discussing e.g. problems ...
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Why do share links include the user id?

When clicking on the share button below a question or answer, the number after the last slash is the id of the user creating the link. The link also works without this last part. Why does SX include ...
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Fill the empty tag excerpts

[This post is basically a copy of a similar post at meta.sf.] Tag excerpts are very useful. They provide a brief “elevator pitch” for a tag, explaining the meaning for those unfamiliar with a series. ...
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Why is there an {untagged} tag?

I just came across a question which didn't have any tags apart from untagged. I was a bit baffled by this and clicked the tag to find that there about ten questions with this tag (and no others). ...
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Non-duplicate question with overlapping answer

The question datetime2 define dates "globally" outside of \begin{document} has been marked as a duplicate of Formatting datetime2 in LaTex to 4th September, 2016 without the current day? but ...
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highlighting tag

The current highlighting tag has 399 questions. Its current short description is: {highlighting} is about highlighting document elements. Use this tag in addition to other tags specifying what ...
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Avatar changed automatically

I have noticed that my avatar beside my user name has been modified, not by me. Has anyone noticed this (their own avatar, not mine!)? I had a generic blue and white patterned tile, now it is grey and ...
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source of chronic serial upvoting that affects (afflicts!?) some highly-rated contributors

There are some distinguished answer contributors to this site who used to write lots of excellent answers (for which they deservedly got many upvotes and accepts) but who are no longer as active as ...
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Do we have a low answer-acceptance rate here?

Browsing through my old answers (looking for a bit of code I wrote) I notice that many of them are on questions for which an answer has never been accepted, even when there are multiple upvoted ...
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Why are the bounties irreversibly spent?

I always wonder why bounties are irreversibly spent and can't be claimed back in the following cases: the awarded question is appreciated by many upvoted (suggestion for full claim) the question is ...
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How to flag a question concerning a software bug

How should I flag questions that are about software bugs only and, therefore, off-topic here? I am a contributor to the JabRef reference manager and, thus, am following the JabRef tag on this site. ...
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Improve experience for new users with helpful comments

Can we somehow improve the experience for users, who have useful comments but can only post (non-)answers? We regularly recommend deletion of (or delete for the top users) "answers" from new users. ...
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Typesetting and typography related questions

Is it acceptable to ask general typesetting questions on TeX.SE, even if not TeX- or LaTeX-related? If not (or maybe even if so), is there another or a better place where such questions belong? For ...
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Is it better to ask in the high traffic time?

I notice the traffic of TEX.SX is heavy, for example, from 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM UTC. So, is it a good idea to wait for that time to ask a question to get enough attention/support from plenty of ...
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Why does the list of Featured questions now appear to include questions which do not currently have available bounties?

Why does the list of Featured questions now appear to include questions which do not currently have available bounties? For example, it now seems to include some questions which involve bounties but ...
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LaTeX documentation on Stack Overflow

I know there is already the question about adding documentation here. However, the Stack Overflow documentation has a section for LaTeX documentation where several people are trying to pull something ...
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Duplicates tolerance is huge in this site

Many times I read questions from Newbies (like me) that are either too basic or which have already being asked many times and have accepted answers (judging from the links shown at the right of the ...
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Can I share a finding in the shape of answered question for future reference? [duplicate]

Sometimes, I can't find answers to my questions, then later, I stumble across the solution either by accident or trial and error. On the bright side, I have solved my problem, while on the dark side, ...
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Search posts that contain code

How to filter search in TeX.SX to those have code in them. Also how to search inside the codes themselves.
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Why not use Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I use HTML/CSS since 3 years and I used often Stack Overflow to solve problems about it. Anyway, I'm a beginner in LaTeX world and I discovered LaTeX site in Stack Exchange. I ask me, Why not use ...
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Proposal for rewarding former accepted answers

Recently I've incurred in a situation analogous to what explained here: Changing acceptance after a long time For a question of mine, I had accepted an answer by JPi but then I accepted another by ...
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automatic check for MWE

For many questions (although not all), a MWE is helpful (see, e.g., Should minimal examples be required, or just encouraged, for questions to be answered?). However, many posts don't include one (...
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Drawing TeX experts attention to my unanswered question

Many times I know some active TeX experts roaming in the site, and, as I think, they can answer my unanswered question. So, would it be acceptable to comment on answers of theirs in similar questions ...
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Is it possible to follow a question and get notified whenever a new answer is added?

As a beginner LaTeX user, many questions/answers are encyclopedic to me and expand my knowledge and understanding. However, favoriting tons of questions doesn't help that much to keep the information ...
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Does package author get notified by tagging his/her package inside my question?

I don't know if this question has been asked before or not, but sometimes I fail to make some package working properly. Additionally, it may take long time to go through several similar questions to ...
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Wouldn't it be nice if we can also bookmark the answer?

I am talking about the star in the right side of questions. It is a method to keep track of important questions. However for me, it is a list of important solutions for those problems that I probably ...
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Will there be TeX.SX Documentation?

The Stack Overflow team has just announced a new service called Stack Overflow Documentation. Users can post examples of code usage and other can vote and edit. I'd like to have this for TeX.SX. In ...
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New horrible appearance?

Does anybody know if the present appearance of main TeX site, in black and blue, and all elements in strange places is a temporary bug or a new, disgusting idea? I have checked some other sites and ...
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Colorblind, links hard to see

I have red-green colorblindness. I don't really notice it, except on two occasions: When I see an Ishihara plate. When hyperlinks are styled using only a color that normal people have no trouble ...
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Is it possible for moderators to edit my comments?

According to 2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest, the answer is yes. And here I thought my memory was going! But still, making gratuitous changes is rather childish, and forces me to ...
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Site name - TeX versus LaTeX

Why is this site called TeX and not LaTeX? Does it have to do with copyright?

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