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Why can I not correct a typo [duplicate]

I want to correct a typo ("file contents"=>"filecontents") in How to add adsurl field as link to bibliography, but when I try to do so I see the message: Edits must be at least 6 characters; is ...
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SE website recently doesn't work properly

Recent days I observe unpleasant behavior of SE website. At submitting of answer or comment it says "an error happens ...". Also including images make the some problems. In all cases the second try is ...
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Question listing formatting bug

I think this is a formatting bug. Can be seen for instance on https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/formatting?page=2&sort=unanswered&pagesize=50
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Is it okay to ask a question requesting information on which existing packages provide “a general way to make new brackets”?

There is a question which shows how one can draw a new bracket style using pict2e, and then apply it for use as a bracket: Nice curved brackets (in the shape of \prec and \succ) There is a question ...
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Why is this question about LaTeX posters being closed as a duplicate?

Comparison: umbcposter vs baposter vs tikzposter has been closed as a duplicate of How to create posters using LaTeX. I don't think the question is a duplicate. The answers in How to create posters ...
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putting answers in comments [duplicate]

When someone puts their answer to a question as a comment on the question, does that mean that the question was a bad question? Does it have any particular meaning? I don't see how I could mark that ...
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Moving TikZ to github? [closed]

Sorry, I don't know if this question should be asked here or on TeX.SX. My question is : Are there some good reasons to not move projects with large supporting community (like TikZ) to github.com ? ...
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Are questions about PTC arbortext welcome?

I read the topics page, it does say TEX, LaTEX, etc... or "and related systems", yet I am not sure if this is where I could try for PTC arbortext answers. Arbortext and styler are pretty common, but ...
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Minor edit limitation [duplicate]

When you wanna edit some post you can have this kind of warning message: Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post? You can't submit your edit (at ...
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have lost “interactive” view of chat; how can i get it back?

while connected to the chat on my laptop the other day (macbook pro, snow leopard, firefox), the format of the chat room suddenly changed from the "usual" format, with forward/back pointers and a list ...
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How do I get latex output to show up on tex.SE? [duplicate]

This is a question from someone who is obviously quite new to tex.SE. (BTW: this site is awesome!) If I am writing a question, how do I get Latex output to show up on this site? I know how to write ...
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Thought question was answered, but MWE now behaves as originally

I recently posed a LaTeX question: Adding different entities to a table of contents, part 2 I thought it was answered and now can't get the MWE to work. I don't know what happened. Should I post ...
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Designing a new Live OS which for LaTeX ONLY

Do you think it sounds rational to design a Live LINUX OS which is totally dedicated to LaTeX and includes all packages? All Linux distros do not support TexLive easy installation so users could go ...
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How to ask further questions concerning an old question?

I asked a question (to be specific, this one) about four months ago and got a completely satisfying answer. In the meantime I continued my project and built my own solution for the problem by ...
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Can one ask for TeX related software recommendations here?

There is a dedicated site for software recommendations here on Stack Exchange but I'm not sure people there may know much about something like CDLatex. I'm looking for a Latex IDE for Linux which ...
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Is the idea of linking to an online compiler dead?

There was a question about linking from the code examples at tex.stackexchange.com to an online LaTeX compiler about a year ago: Link to online LaTeX compiler. The answers and comments to the question ...
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Non-question: I really like the site's layout

I just would like to say: I really really like the site's layout. It's something that always supports my senses navigating the site and does not add confusion or any sort of friction. It's a pleasant ...
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Signup to StackExchange using previous existing login

I already have a TeX.SE login and password which I would like to use to login to this site and would prefer not to use other logins that I may have from other sites like Google or Facebook. How can I ...
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Flag review offering only 'Other (needs ♦ moderator attention)' as a choice

Why does the Review section of the main site prompt me to review flags on the post show below but only offers me the Other (needs ♦ moderator attention) choice? This is the first time I see something ...
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What would the job title be for someone who reconstructs and creates documents with LaTeX, InDesign, and FineReader Pro? [closed]

I've been looking through the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) site, and I've not been able to find a job that matches up with these duties: Creates accessible documentation and documents (with LaTeX,...
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Indicating that a question has been answered [duplicate]

Several times now, my questions have been answered "unofficially" in the comments section, rather than posted as an "official" answer. In such a case, how can I, as the OP, indicate that my question ...
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Tag not found [ConTeXt] [closed]

I usually search for questions, by using the tag of whatever I want to look for. This time around, after typing ConTeXt, no tag was found. The message on the right corner read: 0 questions tagged {...
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How to ensure the better organisation and availability of knowledge on TeX.SX?

TEX.SX is a source of knowledge such as online encyclopedia (i.e. WP) but experts focus on (question/answer model). The issue facing online encyclopedia is how to get one source of knowledge available ...
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Why is this question closed?

This question has more than 2k views in just over 15 months. I too am experiencing the File not Found message and this question describes my problem. I notice that the person who asked this question ...
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Why are so many answers posted as comments? [duplicate]

In tex.stackexchange, it's pretty common for users to post comments that answer the question. Sometimes there are several good answers posted as comments, but nothing posted as an answer. This doesn'...
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Use LaTeX code in questions and answers (MathJax)? [duplicate]

physics.SE has this nice feature that allows you to enter LaTeX code (formulas) in questions and answers, and then renders it using MathJax. e.g. you enter $x^2$ and it turns it into something like x²....
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Posting single line question and answer as visitor/spammer without proper signing/authentication

Why does the visitors to the TeX.SX (may be prospective TeX.SX user) have option to post Q & A as Guest and without proper signing/authentication before posting. For example (Visitor to TeX.SX ...
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critic badge for a mistaken downvote [duplicate]

I mistakenly downvoted a question and immediately upvoted instead - my original intent. But I've still got the critic badge I haven't earned. Not a big deal, not real bug despite the tag, but maybe it ...
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Is it okay to edit other answers to a question I have also answered? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When is it (and isn't) acceptable to edit? Say for instance, I have upvoted an answer but wrote another answer for more reference. But OP commented on the answer I upvoted ...
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A Notes/ToDo tool within the user's profile page [closed]

Although I am not a hard-core committed {TeX.SE} user/developer, I do look and search through its pages on an almost everyday basis. Very often, I need to take some notes or just create a reminder (...
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Request for new migration paths for tex.sx [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do we want more migration paths? On tex.sx, we voted on the question if we wanted more migration paths and if so, which. While nobody thought we didn't need any more migration ...
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Meta question: can't find meta

Please how do I change my openID email address?
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Submitting a journal article as a single tex file

Background: I think that Submitting a journal article as a single tex file is potentially a great question (it already has 10 upvotes), but I think it could do with a little polishing. I don't want ...
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Why does TeX not show up in my question (at least in the preview)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we turn off math-tex please? Why doesn't maths render as maths? I seem to be having difficulty using MathJax or TeX or LaTeX or whatever it is. when I try to type ...
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Why is short and specific questions required as stated in FAQ?

Why is it such a big deal that questions have a very specific nature to them as stated in the FAQ's? What real problems/harm does it pose when questions are more discussion like or not very specific? ...
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What do you do when the OP rolls back an edit that improved its grammar?

If you edit a post by improving grammar, punctuation, and sentence flow, what do you do if the OP rolls it back to the poorly structure version? Here is the case in point: I'm using acronym ...
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Guidelines for clicking the “upvote”-button/Knowledge test/What is a reputation system worth where people get “upvotes” based on sympathy?

From time to time I see flawed answers in this forum which are not really suitable for accomplishing the task described in the question and which nonetheless get a lot of upvotes. Therefore I suppose ...
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show intent to answer question

When I answer a question, I prefer to make the answer extensive - with a good MWE, a screenshot, some code comments, links to other questions, a solution that possibly goes a bit further than asked ...
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Tag “Why?”: Could a tag for questions asking for the reason be useful?

I was thinking that in many cases the fix of a code to give a desired output is not the answer to the question if it asks about the reason of the failure of a provided code. Many times the OP can ...
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What about these stylized tags like SO has?

Over in SO there are some tags that have little icons in them ([Android], various Adobe related tags, etc.) which are both annoying (why should Adobe get extra advertising for free?) and nice (easy to ...
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Why are the eminent contributors in such a hurry to close questions?

Here are two real facts that show that prominent contributors close questions without taking the time to read them carefully and verify that they are really a duplicate question. First issue: Look ...
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Dealing with just-do-it-for-me questions

We can not reject that the number of just-do-it-for-me questions has been increasing over time. The chance of seeing a just-do-it-for-me tikz-pgf tagged questions is higher than before. We have been ...
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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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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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Let start work on LaTeX and forget the MS Office [closed]

When I start working on LaTeX during my Master Thesis, I enjoy alot. After that I start working on LaTeX regularly and working on different LaTeX templates like CV, Cover Letters etc. Now I am totally ...
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Delete others' comments on my own post [closed]

If you use social media, you may know that all comments others posted on your own posts can be deleted by you if you see that it is unnecessary. I know TeX.SE, or SE in general, is not a social media ...
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TeX, TeX, and nothing else? [duplicate]

Background I had a long-term personal questioning about the fact if Markdown + Mathjax (which is great on math.SE for example) could be one day derived into a typesetting tool for printed documents. ...
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Is wrong to ask on TeX.SE how to draw a swastika in TikZ (or question that involves Nazi in general)?

Recently, in a totally unrelated post, someone asked for a mathematical symbol (a curly \times). One user pointed out the fact that such symbol resembles the swastika of Nazi Germany and he will not ...
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Filename code formatting

I suggest to enhance the code formatting with an optional argument for a filename. ===test.tex=== \documentclass{} \begin{} \end{} Nice workaround suggested in comments to use 3 #: test.tex \...
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What should be the acronym for tex.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Trivial point about tex.se vs. tex.sx The TeX community places significant emphasis on notations and pronunciations. Therefore, risking negative votes for two obvious reasons (...

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