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Proposal: can we add a tutorial+admission test for new users?

Maybe a more lively tutorial can work. Dynamic version: Static version: Code: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{graphics} \usepackage{ellipsis} \usepackage{csquotes} \...
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Please add more off-topic close reasons

One I think uncontroversial close reason is for things which are typos or which cannot be reproduced: these are about TeX but are unlikely to help any future readers. Thus something like This ...
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Proposal for rewarding former accepted answers

Don't feel bad. You're selecting the answer "that helped you most". There already exists a bounty system you can use to reward contributors beyond voting and acceptance. Here you can select from as ...
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Proposal: can we add a tutorial+admission test for new users?

I think discouraging newbies is a bad idea - we were all newbies once. If I'd faced a test before being allowed my first post I'd probably have gone away (and never known enough to regret that choice)...
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automatic check for MWE

This is a bad idea, for a few reasons. First, despite the fact that people like to demand MWEs, it's not really the case that every question demands one. Yes, they are important in lots of cases, but ...
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Proposal: can we add a tutorial+admission test for new users?

The question to be asked is why you are so frustrated. Past first page you wouldn't even see new questions. There is a tendency in the residents; a bit of "come on ask me an interesting question" ...
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Proposal for rewarding former accepted answers

Although you have nothing to feel guilty about in changing who you award the tick to, there is something you might ponder on the back of this. This, I suppose, is one of the reasons why people may ...
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How about "deprecated" answers to old questions

The StackExchange model is that over time the 'best' answers get upvoted whilst less good ones float downward. When an answer becomes outdated, one can therefore Post a comment asking the original ...
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Any plans to add on-site compilation to preview MWEs/solutions?

This would be very similar to requesting MathJax support, which has been declined here as we're more interested in the code rather than the output. That doesn't mean the output is not important, of ...
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Colorblind, links hard to see

I don't think it's reasonable to expect every poster to specially mark hyperlinks. There are two ways out of the problem. Ask the designers to choose a color palette (or other highlighting elements) ...
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show intent to answer question

Consider this regarding your request: Who will this benefit? Not the community, and possibly not even the OP. The main purpose of this seems to be personal. That is, you want to tell others "please ...
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Why is there no TeX on TeX exchange? Putative solution proposed

We are not divided at all but anyways, just to summarize the previous discussions As the name implies MathJax is for ... Math. It is not a TeX support at all. MathJax is nothing related to TeX. It ...
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Solved by comment -> how to flag

Ask the comment owner, wait for a few days then post an answer if this really bothers you.
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automatic check for MWE

I somewhat disagree with Alan Munn. It is true that not every questions needs a MWE, but the majority does. Think of your email program; if you mention Ā»attachedĀ« in the text the program asks you ...
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Questions do not have MWE

No, but you can if you wish vote to close. We've tended to feel that it's better to ask for a MWE but leave open in the first instance ...
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Is there anyway that I can send the link of my question to someone requesting the answer in SE?

By-design, StackExchange does not have any feature of direct user-to-user communication.* The aim of the network is to build up knowledge/Q&A with general scope, which is almost always the ...
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Substantial overlap with post by other user(s)

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 ...
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Adapting the highlighting colors for the new highlight.js version

Here's my own suggestion for how to change the colors. Notes and suggestions are very welcome (as well as other answers, of course). class current color proposed color -------------------------...
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Will there be TeX.SX Documentation?

No, because Stack Overflow Documentation is being discontinued.
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Bug on the review web page?

This has been updated to something that clearly reflects the possibilities available to the reviewer; an updated mouse icon as well: Yes, please change this. The following highlights some of the ...
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Substantial overlap with post by other user(s)

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 ...
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Improve experience for new users with helpful comments

Two suggestions here: We already have a method for converting answers into comments - flagging a post for moderator attention. Don't let the review queues define your actions. Go to the post and flag ...
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Is it possible to follow a question and get notified whenever a new answer is added?

If you favorite a question that has your favorite answer, you'll get a ping at the user profile page or whatever that is called by SO -- probably kernel panic room or something tastes like nerdburger ...
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Enable Ctrl+K shortcut in comments for inline code

This is something that has been (feature) requested back in 2011 on Meta.SE: Formatting Keyboard Shortcuts for Comments and is truly something that will have to be implemented network-wide. The only ...
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Colorblind, links hard to see

Here are two things that all of us can do fairly easily that might help. Avoid inline links wherever possible. This is especially true of links to non-contentful word like "this" or "...
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Short Link to the Duckboat

short link: The DuckBoat -- News from TeX.SE: Asking effective questions [The DuckBoat -- News from TeX.SE: Asking effective questions](http://tug.org/TUGboat/tb38-3/tb120duck.pdf)
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Is it possible to accept two equally satisfying answers?

I know that I can only accept one answer Indeed you can, multiple accepted answers would seem to defeat the purpose of the green tick a bit. What you could do if you really can't choose between them ...
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