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### Raw https links are prettified in the actual post, but not in the preview

When editing another user's post, I noticed that raw https links to locations on the SE Network are not prettified in the previewer in the same way http links are. When actually submitting the change ...
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### The hyperlink color seems to be difficult to distinguish from the text

In my opinion (or my eyes are so bad), I think the hyperlink color is difficult to differentiate from the text. As a result, I always add a word "click" in the hyperlink to overcome this issue. It ...
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### has the tex.sx banner been “simplified”?

i have recently noticed that the banner for tex.sx is missing the beautiful background. there used to be some very well chosen examples of tex output along with the obvious tex logo. i've checked ...
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### Missing indication that question was migrated

The question https://tex.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3717/how-draw-a-add-two-shape was posted on Meta and then closed as off-topic. Apparently it was also migrated to the main site: https://tex....
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### Click anywhere to close this box

I got the message 'Welcome back! If you found this question useful, don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up.' To my dismay, I had to click a tiny font instead of having the freedom ...
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### Adding images changes code block indices

I encountered some strange behaviour when posting this answer The problem: The inclusion of images altered code in the code block. Specifically, my code contained double indices of the form [i][1] ...
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### Privilege: edit community wiki posts

Don't know if this is the right place to answer this question, but I'll try it: I've now the "privilege to edit community posts"; moved by curiosity, I opened the link to understand what exactly they ...
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### Informing new-users about the MWE

Often (or mostly) we all encounter, when a new user asks a question that there is no MWE (done that myself). Also, we mostly ask them to post an MWE via comment. So, apart from giving a tour of the ...
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### Off topic close reason no longer available

I noticed that a reason has been added in the Close Question dialog, in the category A community-specific reason: This reason is for non-reproducible or trivial questions, and it suggests to add an ...
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### Red dot in review dropdown menu

From time to time, entries in the review dropdown menu are marked with a red dot and bold font for me instead of the usual gray dot: Even after doing the reviews and reloading the page this highlight ...
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### Code in title; word 'LaTeX', 'TeX'

Let's consider a brother site of our site, Math.SE. \begin{feature-request} \item [Monospaced code in the title] Math.SE, of course, is specified for mathematics, so the reason why MathJax is ...
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### What is a duplicate of what?

I'm sorry for the confusing title, but let's consider the following two questions, which are recently modified on the main site: (1) Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX? Asked 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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### Zero-width non-joiners and and zero-width space inserted in code

Please look at my comments to https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/13716/30810: They cannot be copied and compiled because there are zero-width non-joiners and and zero-width spaces (&zwnj;&#8203; ...
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### Why was a user removed in March 2017?

Apparently some rather new user was removed since yesterday (not much effect on the votes). I'm curious for what reason, mainly to understand how this platform operates and which behavior of users ...
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### “Help Center > Privileges > create chat rooms” invite room menu option missleading?

I think relatively new users get a bit confused when they read on the page Help Center > Privileges > create chat rooms, that after creating a new chat room I can invite someone "using the invite room ...
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### Off-topic closure: why so few specific reasons?

I just found this question through review -- a first post. The question is perfectly clear: the user has a problem and is asking for a solution. So it is not unclear what you're asking. I cannot say ...
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There are currently more than 3200 questions on tex.sx that have no upvoted answers. Many of these have been answered, though, often in the comments. Is it somehow possible to mark a question as ...
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### Showing MWE online

It would be great, if the MWE (and a special tag (?) for this) would create a document in some online LaTeX, like WriteLaTeX or ShareLaTeX. Like it is done on en.cppreference (see the run this code ...
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### Reopening 'hand wave' question on main TeX.SX

I've been looking for a "hand wave" symbol to use in a handout, and I came across this question on the main TeX.SX site. Currently, the question has been closed as a duplicate of How to look up a ...
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### Private tags as a substitute for bookmarking

I come across a wealth of information on these pages. To keep a record of useful or interesting topics I have to bookmark the links. Does it make sense for users to have access to tagging questions/...
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### Should it be possible to address question closure votees

In this question, barbara said the following thing in her comment: (i addressed you with the comment since yours was the only one present, and only one "target" is recognized.) As far as I ...
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I'm subscribed to TeX.SX RSS for several tags. In fact I'm subscribed to newest questions and active questions. The problem is that I don't see to much difference between these categories. I was ...
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### On the website headers design

As a loving user of TeX-based typesetting systems, being also interested in the integration of high-quality graphic content in technical and scientific documentation, I resort daily to the facilities ...
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### How to make a Chrome app for TeX.sx

Not so much a question as something I hope may be useful. I'm using Chrome as my preferred browser these days, and I wanted to have an app that links to tex.sx rather than a smelly old bookmark. Here ...
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### Should TeX.SE provide the citation extension?

As the citation scripts add load time to the page (as I have been informed by the support) they are only provided on pages, which explicitly request it, like on Math.SE or CS Theory.SE. So I was ...
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### Is there a way to make new users aware of the use of MWEs?

I've just reviewed at least three questions by new users and all of them just pasted a code excerpt that wasn't compilable, or worse, included uses of macros that aren't in the LaTeX base. This is of ...
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### Has the size of the text in TeX.SE decreased?

For about a week I have noticed some small worsening on the visualization of the site TeX.SE. As you can see from the rectangles that I highlighted with the color orange, the text has a smaller size ...
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### Unable to update the edits while the initially performed edit is in progress

While editing questions, previously, I remember that we can re-edit the questions by other users while it is being reviewed and the lastest edit is the one that will be reviewed: to either get ...
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### Why can't I edit my own comments after some time has passed?

If I add a new comment and I want to change something i can edit it, when i come back 1 hour later I only have the possibility to delete my comment, but I can't edit my own comment, the symbol is ...
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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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### What for do we use the terminal-output tag?

I've just stumbled around on TeX.SX and found some questions tagged with terminal-output. This tag has no description. Currently it is used for some questions just because they include error messages ...
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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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### 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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### Does anyone else see this weird spacing on our Markdown help page?

https://tex.stackexchange.com/editing-help Take a look at the (lack of) space between the header and the expander triangle. Doesn't seem very 'touchable' in its current state. Using Safari.
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### Staying on the correct page after login

I am repeatedly faced with the same problem: Go on a page (not logged in), Click "Add a comment", A pop-up appears, Click on "Sign up using Stack Exchange", "Sigh… I mixed "sign up" and "log in" once ...
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### Why is there a tag called [tex-history]?

Islam SE does not have [islamic-history]. Chsitiantity SE is a bit more precise with [history], [church-history], and [early-church] tags. Anyway, surely on this site, a TeX context can be assumed, ...
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### What is the best way to prepare LaTeX examples for posting on TeX.SE?

When I post small examples of LaTeX code, I use the convert -density 600 -trim file.pdf file.png method. This gives files that are extremely lightweight and integrate well into TeX.SE's quote ...
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### Need an OpenID provider meeting certain criteria for identifying on SX sites

(Not really sure this question belongs here. But I'll give it a shot anyway.) I used to use myopenid.com for identifying on the SX network, and liked it. Now that it's gone, I'm using another ...
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### Would these be considered duplicates?

Symbols for symmetric difference Vertical spacing between character and \hat Adjusting the position of \dot Should these 3 post be considered duplicates? To me, they seem to be asking the same ...
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### Why didn't the links open to a new tab/window?

Why is the links which are provided in questions and answers did not open a new tab/window. I personally feel that, this would be a great feature and did not require right click to open new tab/window ...
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### How can I know who voted to close a question of mine?

How can I know the three people who voted to close a question of mine before the number of five votes is reached, and when they voted so?
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### What makes an answer canonical?

If in my eyes the answers are already good, why or what should I change? What are the expectations (MWE, documentation)? How far should explanations go?
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### New activity display pushes down the questions list

One thing that has happened to me now a couple of times, is that the same millisecond I am clicking on a link to a question, the "n messages with activity" display at the top of the list pushes down ...
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### Procedure on refining an initial broad question. Should I replace it with multiple focused questions?

users, I asked a question on controlling individual layers in a diagram and with a bit more knowledge and help from the answers I can see the question was too broad. I suspect that the method you use ...
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### Should the avatar of the person that edited a question be displayed?

This question is inspired by a mistake that I did here How to know the number of pages in a PDF file? (see the comments) I generally find that the editor's avatar and name tend to distract. Should ...
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### What are the privileges and duties of assigning a gold badge in a tag?

I just got a gold badge for the pgf-tikz tag. I know that this badge gives me the privilege of closing with my vote alone a question with this tag if I feel that it is duplicated. This golden badge is ...