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I would like to propose: Academic integrity/efficient way to handle just-do-it-for-me questions.


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A useful area centered on tex.sx could be strategies for finding previous questions on the same topic. There's a posting on tex.meta entitled "Often referenced questions": https://tex.meta.stackexchange.com/q/2419. This is cumulative (I add to it whenever I find a particularly good question/answer in an area that isn't already covered, and encourage ...


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The professore could chat about quite a number of open questions/events: the tikzlings visit to france. tikzlings quantum physics: is the dead \cat[schroedinger] entangled with a laughing or a crying mouse? why is tikzducks a separate package (https://github.com/samcarter/tikzlings/issues/8) What does a Professore from Brazil and now living in Milan think ...


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Let's assume the real problems are not with your query (say, unclear wording) but solely with the answer you accepted prematurely, before you discovered the flaws. Before un-accepting that answer, I believe that sheer politeness and good manners require leaving a comment first, detailing the flaws you've discovered and asking the answer-giver if it's ...


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Sorry if I answer with a question, but why is academic honesty so important to you? Please don't misunderstand me, but if someone copies my code means that my code is good. Of course, I would be happier if they cited me (it is also a rule of the site, I think) but the most important thing is that users get the answers they want. An adage amog old Italian ...


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There is no file upload but you can paste the text from your editor then mark as a code region. Select the text in emacs (eg M-w to copy the current region) then (assuming you are using an emacs with bindings to your operating system GUI) that will be on the system clipboard so you can paste it into a text box in the browser (typically with Ctrl-V) then ...


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I don't see this as being a valuable feature. Attaching a list of possible related (or duplicate) answers to an existing answer will clutter the answer space with some related, but also some unrelated information. Just like the question suggestions feature a list based on some algorithm that results in hits and missed, you'll have the same with answers and ...


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On 'why suspend more than one person', this is an unusual step. In most moderation situations, there is a reasonably clear trail to determine the transgressor. For example, a user who posts unpleasant comments will likely be flagged by several people, will post such comments in reply to multiple users, etc., and we can see where action is needed. Similarly, ...


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Dealing specifically with 'how long are suspensions for'. The model we are provided by StackOverflow is that a first serious issue should get a 7-day ban, and second serious issue a 30-day one, and after that we go to a year-long ban. However, before using any bans there is the step of simply making a polite request. On the other hand, out-and-out bad ...


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In general we don't discuss cases in public to protect privacy of all involved users. In the best case, it gets resolved and is over in a few days and can be forgotten. I'm not sure if it's a favour to anyone to discuss in chat or on meta. Not everybody wants to see his topics in public, and on the other hand, you know, in a discussion you get more and ...


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You cannot render tex code directly. tex.stackexchange has not enabled mathjax If you want to have an image in your post, compile it on your computer and upload a screen shot


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You're over-thinking it a bit too much... There will never be a clear black-and-white line on what is on- or off-topic on meta or on the main site. There will always be some subjective view that causes certain questions to fall within some grey area not covered by all the guidelines/suggestions. If you are uncertain about whether or not something is on- or ...


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