The problem is not specific to overleaf: There are (and always have been) enough users without any clues what tex system (or even OS) they are actually using ("I use texstudio" is a frequent answer), or where they can find log-files and how to read them.
overleaf is actually easier to handle than some private TeX-installation in this respect as much more ...
I'm afraid we can't.
Overleaf is an independent company, independent of TUG or similar.
They can do whatever they like.
However, I use Overleaf to write the answers I post on TeX.SE and, in my opinion, they have much more merits than flaws.
For example, their help desk is very efficient (even to free-account users), and their templates are convenient.
Turned my comment into an answer so it can be downvoted as well.
I'd vote for option 3, that is to say a new tag els-cas. It seems to me that elsarticle and cas-... classes are sufficiently different to warrant a new tag. elsarticle is thoroughly LaTeX2e, while els-cas makes heavy use of LaTeX3's expl3 and xparse.
It might help to add cas-sc and cas-dc as ...
Flagging is intended for cases where 'user' actions cannot suffice. For example, an objectively wrong answer can be downvoted: that's how the site is supposed to work. On the other hand, an answer with is about a totally different topic, or is itself a question, should really be removed entirely: that requires moderator action.
I would not get hung up too ...
You guessed my intentions well, I intended score not only upvotes. Otherwise, I could have had 30 upvotes and 40 downvotes and the proposal would have passed.
I also agree with marmot, elections would be a sign of democracy, but there was a scarce enthusiasm about them. Hence, I think the Community doesn't consider them necessary.
Moreover, I also think ...
I generally use four spaces, but I use ``` whenever necessary
Four spaces is very good. Actually, I do not use four spaces, but the shortcut offered by Stack Exchange (Ctrl + K). It clearly takes much less time than using ```.
However, there are two main drawback of using that I can see
Switching code language
Suppose that I want to post a C code,
If you ask a question you will have short "How to Format" in the yellow box right beside the editor box:
The link formatting help (in the image above I've put the mouse over it) leads to a more detailed page with examples.
The editor field also has a toolbar:
Here you can also find a button to get markdown editing help:
Also note the help ...
My answer here is not because I disagree with the main statements you make, which I do not, but because I do not feel that cancelling elections is an option in any democratic model. So my answer is
If there was an agreement that there should be new elections, we will have to make them happen, simply for the sake of democracy.
Of course, I do not know ...
Disclaimer: I use Overleaf quite often, but I am not in the Overleaf team (of course)
Here are my thoughts about the points above:
kept their installation relatively up-to-date,
IMHO it is not easy. In order to update, Overleaf has to turn down the whole system, or make the system inaccessible. You should not compile any document during a TeX ...
The closest we have to show/hide is the "spoiler" blockquote. But it always occupies the space it would occupy if the content were shown, so you don't win a lot if you want to save space.
See Add markdown support for hidden-until-you-click text (aka spoilers) and What's the exact syntax for spoiler markup.
>! This is a spoiler
! This is ...
The OP flags his/her own question when he/she find it off-topic or figure out that the question is a duplicate.
Every when I go to the close vote review and see a close vote made by the OP, I automatically vote to close and upvote the OP's question without reading.
Well, at least the OP is showing some research efforts, and my upvote is for that.
Tag elsevier seems a good solution rather than specific tags for each separate class, template package, etc., as it seems they are expanding them. I have recently seen this one for journals with "microarticles" like Results in Physics. It's the first I know that includes the full "Elsevier heading" in the template:
If they keep expanding, seems better to ...