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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 (‌​ ...
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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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Rename tag msword to ms-word

Currently the msword tag has over 120 questions in it. The tag dealing with Microsoft Word on Stack Overflow is called ms-word; for the sake of cross-site consistency, I propose that we change the ...
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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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Allegedly unanswered questions

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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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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RSS: Difference between active and newest questions

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Editing a Question by the author

A person asks a question and comments or answers are given for that answer by different people.But if the answers or comments are not satisfactory is it advisable to comment to each one what actually ...
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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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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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Why there is no copy button for tex code area?

Why there is no copy button for TeX code area in TSE like stackoverflow code area?
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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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How can I see the reason that is selected on deleting my post?

When someone is answering a question... the community (at least some members with a minimum amount of points -I suppose-)... can "flag" our post for deletion (through the button "delete"\footnotemark[:...
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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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Referencing and saving Stack Exchange Questions and Answers

When I find an answer to a question I would like to be able to save the text of the question and answer(s) and also the code in text format so that I can study and modify it for my own use. Is there a ...
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Question about the search page/bar

This question may be too broad to be relevant, and it is maybe (probably ?) a duplicate. Even though I am almost all day long on TeX.SE, I always go through google to fallback here to find relevant ...
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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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“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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How do I get a new identity

I have an identity/account but cannot comment, or post answers. How do I extricate myself? I posted a comment as an answer because I couldn't post a comment, I forget which, and was told off. I once ...
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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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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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Misplaced 'votes' button on profile page

The buttons for the different tabs on the Activity part of your personal profile page are aligned perfectly fine if you have no recent activity: but as soon as you have new reputation changes, ...
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including a pdf as an image rather than png format

In some cases, it seems the pdf output of Tikz is more elegant and cleaner than capturing the image via screen capture softwares (e.g. Texmaker). Is there a way to upload the pdf directly rather than ...
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“Welcome to TeX.SX” without link

I saw it several time in the last time, that new users receive a comment Welcome to TeX.SX but without linking to the welcome page. Is there a reason for that? It thick it’s nice to just say hello, ...
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New reason to close a question: “Abandoned question”

There are quite some questions we can not answer, because the OP never returns to provide the necessary MWE or at least information. Well, this one e.g.: forcing a footnote to split across mutiple ...
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How do I provide a MWE with a template?

I am running into problems with spacing and figures in my master's thesis. I would like to post it here to see if someone has a solution but I can't seem to get a MWE. The problem is that the template ...

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