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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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edit criteria regarding “national linguistic” practices

the question Glossaries with more hierarchical categories has a pending edit that only removes spaces before colons and an exclamation mark. i hesitate to reject it, since it appears to have been ...
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Bad link provided to a question already identified as a duplicate

Thanks to the responses from users in one of my recent meta question, I have discovered that having questions flagged as duplicates isn't always a bad thing. It's in fact a good way of adding new ...
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Can a post that was put on hold and looks to be closed be preserved for its historical, humorous or other merit, rather than disappear?

This question came to mind when looking at a recent post swirling hexagon now on hold. It seemed to me that this post, while likely to be closed and thereafter disappear, represents a precious ...
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Including a .pdf to acompany the pdfLatex code that generated it

When submitting a Minimal Example how do I attach the resulting .pdf output?
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Old questions creating duplicates because of “Do what I want, not what I said…”

One of the greatest things about the users providing answers on this site is that their experience frequently leads them to answer questions with insights about what the original poster "intended to" ...
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unintentionally, I made a trick question. So answers are not possible, or inaccurate

I asked for the wrong question, like here. And I may not get a real possible answer. Main problem: Should I say some answer was fine? I think sadly, not. I'm not sure to check on my answered question ...
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How to put drops of math text into an ocean of normal text in a tex.stackexchange question

I've just read part of the controversy about enabling TeX math markup in tex.stackexchange questions (mostly here ) The current practice of to put the math text into an image and then put the image ...
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A suggestion to improve learning curve for new users of TikZ

Regarding the use of TikZ, I am a beginner ..... One can easily judge this by looking at my points (showed next to my username). I am trying to learn these tools to make effective documents. So far, ...
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Is it possible/advisable to request someone to place a bounty on my question?

I have posted a question for which I am very desperate to get an answer. For some reasons I do not understand, the question did not get enough attention. I'd happily place a bounty on that question to ...
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CAPTCHA despite logged in with good reputation

I just posted my first answer on this site, sharing a solution I've found to a problem that was not yet listed. Given a high enough reputation score on another SE site, I received 100 reputation bonus ...
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BibLaTeX Tutorial: May I show you my example *before* publishing it

I want to do a BibLaTeX tutorial (Video, YouTube) with a step-by-step explanation using TeXmaker and also the command line. Would it be appropriate to show you guys here my example before I do the ...
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The duck giveaway 2016

Friends, the contest is over! The winning number was 3, picked by R. Schumacher. Thanks everybody for joining the contest! 'ello, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, ducks and mallards, children of ...
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What is the meaning/importance of Krampus?

I've noticed some images through documents and on site that use Krampus as part of a certain iconography. Where does this come from? Maybe related to GNU? But why/how?
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Are “Is this good typography?” questions on topic?

Are questions along the lines of the following one on topic here? Have look at these 1-3 sample pages of my document. <sample pages as images> <maybe some TeX code> 1. Is this ...
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Are extra sub-tags for biblatex needed?

biblatex is the modern tool for bibliography creation you really might want to use when writing your thesis. You can quite easily change the appearance of your bibliography; you can change the ...
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How to use math mode on tex.stackexchange? [duplicate]

I am trying to ask a question that involves some latex characters in math mode I type in $\mathcal{Z}$, which works on math.stackexchange and various other SE sites, and nothing appears Can someone ...
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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes

There is a similar popular question at MSE. The purpose of this thread is to help focus the attention of the community on posts that may require exceptional handling. This includes requests for ...
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Is there now a canonical ‘how to install packages’ question?

A common user question is ‘how do I install a package on platform X?’ There are a couple of hints of this on here, such as a simple ‘adjust TEXINPUTS’ question and an apt-get install question, and ...
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Why do (top) users on this site have such high reputations?

This is something that I've found vaguely weird about this site for some time: the reputations of top users are insanely high here. Today I got curious and went to other big sites on the network, and ...
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typesetting LaTeX codes in a question [duplicate]

I know this is a stupid question, but I am encountering some problems with my thesis. I would like to post a question about an error in a tabular format. How do I write down the codes so that someone ...
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Copyright/reuse rules

What are the rules for re-using code? I'm publicly posting a document that used code verbatim from this link, and I don't know what kind of accreditation I am to give, let alone whether I am allowed ...
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What is a trivial edit

When you try to edit a question, there is a request to not make trivial edits. I wonder what counts as trivial? Adding better tags? Expanding an abbreviation in the question title? Enabling syntax ...
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Proposal: rename mathematica tag to wolfram-mathematica

The mathematica tag is for questions relating to the Mathematica software. People (typically newcomers) sometimes mistakenly add this tag to questions when they really mean math, not Mathematica. ...
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What makes a question plain tex versus latex? Does it really matter?

I have, after learning some LaTeX, in trying to understand more about what I am doing, started to learn some plain TeX. This has naturally led to me using some plain TeX control sequences in the ...
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Failed to upload a screen shot on questions?

I tried to upload a screen shot of error message with 4Mb capacity using image link, but failed. How I will solve this problem?
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How to attach files [duplicate]

How do I attach some files to a question? Or can I? It doesn't like my grammar. If it were done when it were done it were well it were done quickly.
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Editing own questions to move up on frontpage

When a user edits her/his own question frequently, it's ensured that it stays high up on the front-page. This is an easy way of continously bumping one's own question up. Is this desired? (How) Can ...
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How do I get my reputation up to 15 so I can upvote?

Do I just have to spend hours trawling the site to find that one unanswered question that I happen to know the answer to?
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There is no place for justification in online media?

Is there still something wrong with justified text in online media (compared to print media) nowadays? Wikipedia says at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typographic_alignment, that: A common type of ...
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a nice online abc for beginners

There are plenty of good questions and answers on TeX.SE. It's likely that each person has their favorites. Wouldn't it be nice for this site, and others among other (not all) SE to have somewhat of a ...
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Job advertising?

Is there an appropriate spot on here to advertise a latex-related job/commission? Alternatively, would it be appropriate to privately message some users and invite them to apply for a job/commission? ...
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How do questions become community wiki owned

In general, how do questions and answers become community wiki owned? Specifically: Why do we have community owned anything? Who decides what becomes community owned? What type of questions are ...
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How to write and format a MWE [duplicate]

I have some difficulty in writing a MWE. Could someone explain please how to write and format a MWE on here? Many thanks
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Line numbers be added when posting code

I'm somewhat missing line numbers when code is posted. Is there any way to have them added?
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Should we avoid “gimme the codez” questions? [duplicate]

At Stackoverflow and other coding-related sides, it is kept a best practice to avoid asking and/or answering questions which simply ask to get the code for a particular (often oddly specific) scenario....
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How to tidy up/improve my question after I got the solution

I recently asked a question that was - long story short - answered by: There is an app' package for that! This package indeed fully addresses my needs, but I was not aware of it (even after web ...
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Say What? Is there a glossary?

Many of the posts here have acronyms or initialisms that befuddle me. After some time perusing other posts with the same acronym, I have been able to deduce most. However, would it bet possible to ...
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created new tag “makeindex”

After it became clear that a recent question of mine was connected to issues with {makeindex} I tagged it with that tag name. Only after that I realized that I had thereby just created that tag. ...
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deleted post few minutes ago

I'm new on this community. I tried to leave a comment a few minutes ago on the page "section numbering in 'tufte-book'", but i accidentally post an "answer". The given MWE uses tufte-book. I ...
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Could a feature be made that lets you upload code directly?

When posting MWEs, I always make a file in my editor, then copy-paste it, then turn it into preformatted text. It would be more convenient (and foolproof) to just save it, then click a button on SE ...
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Attaching Images to Questions [duplicate]

How do I attach (or paste in-line) a jpg to a question if I don't have a server to point the link to?

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