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Why not use Stack Overflow?

This is a summary of the comments, so that we can get an answer. There are a number of reasons why TeX.se exists, and StackOverflow is not the best place for asking TeX related questions. First and ...
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Are "Is this good typography?" questions on topic?

I think there are three different kinds of questions which could be considered relating to typography. One kind is inherently subjective and opinion based and therefore off topic, while the other two ...
Alan Munn's user avatar
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How to flag a question concerning a software bug

Flagging using the generic 'needs mod attention' function is fine (though we tend to be conservative about closing). Whilst we can add a limited number of custom close reasons for the site, the number ...
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Are questions using markdown with LaTeX allowed?

Issues using a variety of software - Pandoc included - are on topic here as long as the issue relates to (La)TeX in some way. As mentioned in the TeX - LaTeX Tour page: Ask about... Formats like ...
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Are "Is this good typography?" questions on topic?

No, since it solicits mostly opinion-based answers, which may not be fact-based. This site is more about the code than the visuals or output. While the latter does matter, the former is something ...
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Should the site scope be broaden to typesetting?

No. This site is meant to focus on typesetting/programming using TeX (and its derivatives and closely related software) and it should stick to it. Typesetting in general is too broad a topic to be ...
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Posting Q and A on pandoc

I think that pandoc questions that use LaTeX as the intermediary or output format are definitely on topic, and there are quite a few of us here who are also pandoc users, and so these sorts of ...
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Job advertising?

I just signed up for freelancer.ca (see edit below for more details) and basically you can look for freelancers in specific areas to do your "projects", including LaTeX. From what I can see, some of ...
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Typesetting and typography related questions

We have a typography tag on this page. The questions there though should be more about how to achieve certain typographical features in TeX or about TeX-nical typography (e.g. a question about whether ...
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Job advertising?

While it would be appreciated here, the proper place on stackoverflow would probably be careers.sx, although that's too expensive for only one job. TUG has a jobboard, though.
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Are questions about TeXmacs on-topic?

There's now a proposal for a TeXmacs StackExchange site on Area51. Any support you may provide is very much appreciated to get a proper home for this community!
meteore's user avatar
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Is a question on setting up a CTAN mirror on-topic?

To answer your true meta question: Yes, such questions are on-topic. The fact that they revolve around operating TeX rather than using it does not disqualify them. What is not on-topic are trivial ...
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BibLaTeX Tutorial: May I show you my example *before* publishing it

I don't think here would be a good fit as meta-type questions typically ask questions about the main site. So questions here would be with regards to TeX.SE, which yours seems to not be. If your aim ...
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