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Questions asking how to code something in tex belong to the main site. But beside this I don't see the need to discuss any rules or guidelines. Why should it be a problem if there are questions out of the ordinary? I was bit surprised to get two gold badges out of the donkey question, but looking back I realize that I did show the answers to quite a ...


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Meta means "behind" or "after" in Greek. When Andronicus of Rhodes compiled the works of Aristotle, he placed the book on "First Philosophy", as Aristotle himself called it, after the works on Physics and it has been called Metaphysics since then. While the book on Physics describes the reality, the Metaphysics describe the causes and first principles of the ...


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Let the OP decide where to ask.


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They are off-topic on both sites.


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They should be asked on Meta, there's a fun tag also here.


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They should be asked on the Main site, that's why the fun tag is for. If you're worried because of some reputation gain which someone may deem undeserved, you could ask the mods to trasform the question in Community Wiki (but, for example, how could you say that this reputation: https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/338377/101651 is undeserved?).


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Just as a side note: This quite comes to our policies which are not quite what The Powers encourage. The standard procedure for poor posts is (1) downvote, (2) wait for edit and improvent, (3) undownvote and possibly upvote. Users with repeated negative scoring get banned eventually. As we don't like downvotes, the balance of the ban algorithm is off. I'm ...


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Let's take a look at the numbers of postings with various Mac-related tags: mac 559 macos 44 mactex 482 texshop 495 % a Mac-only front end latexian 13 % another Mac-only front end macros 5752 % "macros" is among the "top ten" of all tags on TeX.SE The majority of the 44 macos-tagged postings is not actually related to MacOS (the ...


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One option is to link to the tag here, ie: tagging (using [tag:tagging]).


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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 suggests the reader may need the link, etc. For example, for core LaTeX material, I would only link if there was a strong reason: say pointing to clsguide. For an ...


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This is considered "status by design" where the achievements icon only shows aggregated reputation if it's positive. If you had an answer upvote (+10) and downvote (-2), the aggregation would show +8. If a user was removed and it influenced your reputation (-95 in your case) and you only had two answer upvotes (+20), the aggregated total of -75 won't show. ...


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Now it is work, why before no?


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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 as you have to look up the link and add it by hand, and (b) is not clearly helpful to the reader as for most classes (and certainly article) if you are ...


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