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I completely agree about wanting to thank the folks who solve our problems. As someone who answers a lot of questions on Math Stackexchange, I like to think that some of the LaTeX folks who've helped me out might have benefitted from one of my answers over there. But like several of the answerers here, I'm not in it for the money. The suggestion to "pay ...


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Your main claim appears to be, a MWE forces [queries] to be way too specific. As @AlanMunn and others have already noted, MWEs are not essential for all queries. However, for a great many queries, they are indeed essential. A disturbingly large number of queries starts out vague and unfocused. Postings such as "Ummm, I had some code that was working ...


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While it is definitely true that minimal examples are sometimes asked for reflexively, and it's possible to make questions that shouldn't require them, (see automatic check for MWE) for some prior discussion) I don't think that discouraging MWEs is at all the way to address the problem you are raising. Here are some counterpoints to think about (some are the ...


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Help others where you can help. Pay it forward.


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There's a list of questions in your profile: There's one direct link which works for all users: https://tex.stackexchange.com/users/current?tab=questions. It will automatically redirect to your own questions. Alternatively, you can combine the two search options user:me and is:q to search for 'posts by yourself' which 'are questions'; this might be useful ...


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I want to take this opportunity to thank you for bringing awareness about the relentless work of uncountable people in this community (be named or anonymous), devoting themselves to share expertise for free, regardless of their time, social position or economic status. I personally believe that this community built a system in which generosity is ...


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