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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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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 execute and show tex-code within a question on tex.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

I often see question and answeres where below or top of the code is a the generated output (PDF) of the tex code. How can I do that? ;)
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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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Problem with my account [duplicate]

I have the following problem with my account. I posted some questions with an unregistered account with the name Noob (e.g.Nomenclature too long?). I provided my E-Mail Adress which I also use for ...
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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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Adjust vertical alignment of checkmark for obtained badges

This is a view of the badge description and checkmark for a specific badge (say, Mortarboard): Here is the same badge description from the list of badges: Could we adjust the vertical alignment of ...
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Why are these questions not properly aligned? [duplicate]

status-deferred to egreg's post in the dupe. The misalignment is very apparent. (Specific but post-layout-uglifying image.)
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TeX.SE icon in FontAwesome

The FontAwesome 4.2.0 contains a glyph for StackExchange icon. Is there any possibility to be created an icon for TeX.SE so we could use it with LuaLaTeX?
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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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Linked questions with high votes looks strange [duplicate]

Look at https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/175859/tailormade-table-of-contents-showcase at the right handside the linked questions are listed together with votes it seems. However for big numbers ...
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LaTeX Video Tutorials

I am a not so beginner to LaTeX.I am aware of few classes and environments.But it took a lot of time for me to adapt to LaTeX.Documentations exists but are too heavy for a beginner.For example if I ...
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Uh … 0 featured questions …? [closed]

This can't be right. On the main TeX.SX, it says that there are "0" featured questions ... ? Yet, I count seven (one is missing from my screenshot). It's still saying "0" even after a hard refresh .....
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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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count of “posts flagged for moderator attention” seems inaccurate [duplicate]

for the past few days, whenever the little yellow status box pops up next to "review", i've gone to take a look. invariably, it seems to show a number that is greater (by 3 or 4) than the number of ...
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Pros and cons of a typesetting options for questions and answers which renders the LaTeX apparence

I was wandering why when typing a question or an answer on tex.stackexchange, there wasn't an option to render something which looks like the result of the compilation of a .tex document especially ...
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Why is LaTeX so messy? [closed]

I don't know where to fit this, because it is more a meta question about LaTeX so it does not fit on the main site, but it does also not fit here because meta should be about Tex.SE. Anyways I feel, ...
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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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About “trivial” answers [duplicate]

An obvious spinoff of the wonderful 'About "trivial" questions,' but different in intent. I'm still relatively new here, but I've been around long enough to see that a whole ton of ...
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How to include latex preview [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does one add a LaTeX output to a question/answer? I have seen that some users include a preview of how the LaTeX code will be rendered. Are they just including a picture ...
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Follow and help the English Language Learners SE proposal!

There is a proposal for an English Language Learners SE site. I leave up to each of you to have their opinion on the proposal, but I think it needs more attention! Also TeX.SE could benefit if some ...
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How do I put (La)TeX in Markdown? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why doesn’t maths render as maths? Math.SE has this -- typing $\delta(x)$ renders the LaTeX expression for me. How do I do the same thing on this site?
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renaming of Strunk & White badge [closed]

As Strunk & White is criticized by linguists (because they regard it as prescriptivist and outdated and occasionally incorrect), would it be possible to rename this badge? To me, this badge feels ...
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A problem with the rss feed of TeX.SX

I wanted to use ifttt.com for tracking new questions on TeX.SX, and after giving it the URL https://tex.stackexchange.com/feeds got an error "Not a valid feed url, missing feed title". What might be ...
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Make {page-style} a synonym of {header-footer}

Customizing the header and footer of documents consists of two tasks which are closely intertwined: Choosing the default page style (e.g. empty, plain and headings) and choosing the page style for "...
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Response to Herbert [closed]

I don't know if you read meta or not, but you left the comment …interesting by the way, that you only down voted my answer (emphasis yours) and then deleted your answer while I was ...
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This SE Site Can't Identify Me [closed]

My email address is soonhui.ngu@gmail.com, and my SO profile here. But I am identified as user972 here at Tex SE site!! I think something went wrong with the account association when I first ...
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Consensus vs accepted answers on meta

Let's get the facts straight Per SE policy, as outlined here the following applies On our main sites "the best answer" is somewhat fluidly defined as the superposition of the highest voted answer ...
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Own answers should be possible to be accepted after some(?) votes of commited tex.se users

I really do not vote up for own questions, own answers and own everything else where voting or any kind of a counted positive commenting is applicable. Theoretically, given that I won't rethink my ...
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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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Substantial overlap with post by other user(s)

This is not necessarily a TeX meta question but I do not know where to ask it. From the arXiv I am used that submissions get flagged if they have substantial or some overlap with papers by the same or ...
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Spams Spams Spams around

This user : https://tex.stackexchange.com/users/50311/user49929 has been adding spams to the website by questions and now to answers as well(How to compose poetry with LaTeX). Please do something ...
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disable “congratulations” notifications

I always get disappointed when I get a bunch of notifications, I think it is like, lots of comments and answers to my questions, and then it is just that silly stuff. Even better, if it is possible ...
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Should transient *TeX questions be discussed here?

I asked a question today, is CTAN broken?, and was "told-off" for asking a transient question. So, I put it to us, users of TEX.SE. Should transient questions (questions involving the moment, that ...
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why should lst@definelanguage be preferred over lstdefinelanguage in a style [closed]

My meta-discussion topic is about the question that follows: The listings manual (v1.5b, subsection 4.18) recommends using \lst@definelanguage instead of \lstdefinelanguage in a style file: ...
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Fancy TeX (etc.)/Metafont/MetaPost logos?

Can we have fancy logos like they have on CTAN, for example on http://www.ctan.org/pkg/cm-unicode:
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How can I ask for more attention if an answer hasn't been provided yet? [duplicate]

In a recent thread of mine (this one), no answer has been provided yet. To give a short outline: I am basically concerned for the issue to produce n.d. for citations and bibliography items when no ...
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How's about removing the 2-day wait before bounties?

Unless this sort of question is discouraged, I'm not sure that a two-day wait before bounties can be set is really that sensible. Why not let users burn their rep if they so desire?
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Should we make the actions of “user” Community more advanced?

I have seen many questions bumped to the homepage by Community ♦. Many of the bumpings are very good: they tell us of unsolved questions which we can't find out in the set of more than 11k unanswered ...
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Is it possible to accept two equally satisfying answers?

I've posted a question for a single problem, and I've got 2 equally satisfying answers giving me the same result I am looking for. I know that I can only accept one answer. I've read the answers ...
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How to flag a question when it contains no problem?

How to flag a question, which asks a problem which is not a problem at all? E.g. the poster asks help with a code which cannot be compiled, but the code simply can be compiled.
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Creating duplicates for easier navigation, and possibility for a duplicate tag

I was looking for an answer to my question: Plot a function between two values But searching for this didn't come up with anything, however, when I clicked 'Ask Question' and typed the title the ...
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Feature to draw attention to answered, yet unsolved questions, other than by bounty

I guess, this concerns every stackexchange site. It sometimes happens that I ask a question which is answered, but not satisfactorily. I then have the option to put a bounty on this question. But I ...
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How to post questions with LaTeX code? latex2html?

There are many posts in the forum with both LaTeX source code and the resulting images from compilation. Can anyone point me to the resources on posting questions in this format? I would like to ...
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CTAN has been asking to change our web navigator today 31 — mar — 2018. It is ok?

When today accessed CTAN To read news about changes on packages with Opera 51 and in a second access, FireFox 59.0.2, obtained in both cases a superimposed panel that asked that I should update my ...
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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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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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