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a nice online abc for beginners

A basic, and maybe extended, abc could go something like this: I don't like lists (but who cares, right?) check that you have tex properly installed make your first hello world document understand ...
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Is there a possibility to edit your own answers some time later, without the question being pushed somewhere to the top of the "Active Questions"?

No, by design all* edits move material to the top of the active page. This is to avoid e.g. self-destruction of posts, 'minor' edits which make significant changes, etc. * The Powers can of course ...
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Is there a way to completely delete posts?

Some approaches for organizing your deleted answers have been suggested in the comments. However, it may be of interest to discuss the underlying usage pattern. According to the Stack Exchange model, ...
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How to typeset/emphasize names of programs or packages or document classes or files within questions/answers at TeX LaTeX StackExchange?

I think backticks such as article are fine, the word is not the usual English word "article", it is a fragment of latex syntax, the argument to \documentclass. Linking to ctan is (a) harder to achieve ...
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“Close” or “delete” own question?

Off-topic questions with zero votes here can be deleted. If not, they may be deleted automatically based on the following conditions: The system will automatically delete closed (not as a duplicate), ...
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How to typeset/emphasize names of programs or packages or document classes or files within questions/answers at TeX LaTeX StackExchange?

On linking to CTAN specifically, I tend to think that the first occurrence of a package or class name may need to linked. This will come down to how well-known the package is, whether the context ...
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