23 votes

how do you upload files to support people answering questions

Well, there's no such possibility on StackExchange. Every post is limited to 30kB of text, and a bunch of figures, if you wish. Why? Well, there's couple reasons (most of them were already summarized ...
15 votes

Notifying the user when they are about to post a "give me the codez"-question

This is going to be difficult, since it doesn't fall within the generic realm of StackExchange - site-specific features. Instead I propose we create a generic question that has a please-do-this-for-...
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When is it better to revisit an old answered question?

An old question may have existing answers with many votes already, so a new answer that's more up-to-date and even more recommendable would start with less votes. It may get better over time, ...
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7 votes

Question about correct typesetting

Phrasing a question to request a "best way" to typeset something is subjective, since "best" for me is different from "best" for someone else, in my opinion. This goes for the actual code or the ...
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6 votes
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How to make a text bigger in the body of a question

You can't, since only a subset of HTML tags are supported in the network's visual editor. The following is taken directly from the Help Center on Formatting: When posting on TeX - LaTeX Stack ...
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6 votes
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Draft function of a stand-by question

This is a network-wide functionality that has been implemented since 2010 (with some modifications over time): If you start asking a question, but do not successfully submit, you will see your last ...
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6 votes

How often may a question be asked again?

The StackExchange model is that questions should be asked once (with duplicates closed as appropriate), but that answers can be added, edited or deleted over time. Thus for an older question where ...
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6 votes

Asking a new questions opens and old question

All posts are saved before posting as a draft once every 45 seconds. You'll notice a draft saved below the post: Only once the draft is saved, the discard draft option will be made available. ...
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How to tidy up/improve my question after I got the solution

Others go through the same process as you and therefore may use the same search path or approaches you did. So, if the attempts/code you present may provide value to the community or future visitors, ...
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4 votes
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Is there any way (keyboard shortcut) to shift an enitre piece of text?

take a look at the line of icons above the answer box. one of them is {} -- that indicates "code". highlight the lines in your answer that you want presented as code, then click on the {}. done! ...
4 votes

How does one add a LaTeX output to a question/answer?

Maybe this could be useful for someone: the convert command of ImageMagick has an option which allows you to cut out the written part of an image: -trim +repage. If you use arara package you may use ...
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Notifying the user when they are about to post a "give me the codez"-question

Too long for a comment I’m not very active in the moment on TeX.sx (to be slightly euphemistic), so I may have missed something, but you could add a comment below the question. You can already find ...
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2 votes

How to make a text bigger in the body of a question

Seeing your last comment: You could easily include that in your MWE, compile it and add a picture of it as a whole. The MWE could look like this. I don't think it's much reasonable to try to resemble ...
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How does one add a LaTeX output to a question/answer?

In the particular case of a beamer question with overlays, it is often useful to attach the output in the form of an (animated) GIF. The answer to that (brought to me courtesy of @Schrödinger'scat) ...
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How to make a text bigger in the body of a question

You could of course say: It renders as [1] rather than [1]

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