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I'm in support: a lot of visitors to TeX.SX don't speak English very well, and this makes the post's intent clearer; I also don't see a downside. One thing which influenced my decision was that if one searches for the phrase "for idiots", the only results are "BibLaTeX for Idiots" and several links to it. If there were several such posts, perhaps the ...


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I'm honoured to have been hwyaden-nominated by Paulo. I am reluctant to take advantage of this since I have enjoyed the benefit of a subscription this year and think that others should have their turns. However, since barbara has urged me to put my name forward despite this, as there are more spots available than there are nominees. (Though I'm not sure this ...


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Here's the logo as defined by DEK at \magnification 6000 run from plain.tex. Judge for yourself. Addendum: DEK wrote a brief article for TUGboat with his recommendations for "correcting" the kerning for the logo in different (cm) fonts. He also mentions some (limited) experiences with non-cm fonts.


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As suggested by Ulrike I put my name on the list. I have been a member of dante for about 10 years and of tex.sx for 2 years. At the moment my main tags are the KOMA-Script ones. While I am answering a question I also use this example to test the beta version of KOMA-Script. I am also active in some German forums like TeXwelt.


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Yo', Egreg and Johannes B insisted to nominate myself. I am active on TeX.sx for five years, originally to find some help for my first LaTeX package biblatex-iso690, I was hooked since then. I happened to create some packages which are included on CTAN, most notably tex4ebook for TeX to ebook conversion and odsfile, LuaLaTeX package for reading OpenDocument ...


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Yes, we're still benefiting from our TUG membership. Let's renew!


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I propose my self. I'm LaTeX user since my degree project, long time ago, and I've been actively participating in this site and some other latex-related-lists like Cervantex, comp.text.tex, miktex-users, ... Although I think that it is not my better answer, my most voted answer until now is How to prevent pgfplots from using the 10^n notation for axis ticks ...


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As suggested by cfr and encouraged by Christian Hupfer and Paulo Cereda I put my name on the list. First time I use LaTeX about 25 years ago when wrote an article for IEE conference. After than I use it on regular basis for writing articles, presentation, examines, expertise memos and text books. Recently I use TikZ with big joy in (re)drawing all my ...


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Alenanno This bloke. ^^


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I have deployed a fix for this on dev. It will be live after our next production build. I put cache breaker in css so no need to hard refresh browser to see the new logo change.


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I will nominate myself for a TUG membership. I am a member of GUST: http://www.gust.org.pl/ and this helps me to understand, how restricted is my TeX knowledge, but in the same time helps to push boundaries. I would like to have access to current TUG articles, but TUG membership is rather expensive for me. Certainly, I can wait, but especially "TeX friends"...


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Edit: We ended up using the first variant of the box, so please use > **This question led to a new package:** > [`packagename`](http://www.ctan.org/pkg/packagename) This question led to a new package: packagename If there's a post about it on the tex.sx blog: > **This question led to a new package:** > [`packagename`](http://www.ctan.org/pkg/...


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I'd like to nominate cfr, to ask her to help us to create a tikzducks package.


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There is no automated way of doing this from your end. However, you can refine your search on the main/meta site to identify posts which have the now-defunct URL using the search query url:"river-valley.tv". This reveals only 24 posts: My suggestion would be to visit each post sequentially over the next couple of days (say 5 posts a day) and you'll be done ...


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Herr Professor Paulinho van Duck would like to be a TUG member! Since he lives at my home at the moment, he asked me to write down my name here. I accept the membership on his behalf! Special thanks to Paulo Cereda, Ulrike Fischer, Christian Hupfer, yo' and Jan for their kindness!


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I have desaturated the red in G+ by 30%. It will be in the next production build. (you may have to do a hard refresh).


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The unannounced change should be reverted as soon as possible. I would even remove boldface from the current tab name, normally active, because the rule under the tab name is sufficient. Boldface is a device to be used very sparingly, because it catches attention: with the current setup, tags are more prominent than question titles.


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I suggest using dvi-mode. Today usually the DVI mode of pdfTeX is used. pdfTeX is the default engine in modern TeX distributions and capable of producing both PDF and DVI. dvi-mode makes clear that we don't mean DVI as format, which is covered by the dvi tag, actually deal with a mode of a TeX engine rather than a non-pdfTeX engine. tex as part of the ...


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I can see the potential usefulness of a latex-kernel tag. However, it should only be introduced together with a tag wiki excerpt that clearly states that the tag is not meant for general questions about LaTeX. (As a working definition of what latex-kernel is about, I suggest "anything that requires delving into source2e", e.g., my question What exactly does \...


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In the very least, include a reference to the "for Dummies" series to clarify its usage. Perhaps even including an image to highlight it visually... in the spirit of being original, I mocked this up from a German version: Regardless, I support the change. I think Biblatex for beginners sounds more generic, as there's probably little difference between ...


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Generally, I don't like nominating myself for anything, but TUG membership is an exception. Tex.sx says that over 1 million of people viewed my helpful posts. My access to TUGboat should enlarge this number. And last but not least: they had ducks in TUGboat last year!


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I'm in favor of such a tag. We just have to be careful that new users don't use it a general LaTeX tag. Suggestions so far for the tag name where latex-core or latex-kernel. Actually I find kernel now much better because that is the term also used by the original LaTeX2e team, at least it is part of some kernel macro names.


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5 years of display and 200 votes are not good enough evidence that it is not offensive because people probably identify this as a self-deprecation of the OP? And from the homepage of the user, I'm sure he is aware of what idiot means. Finally, notice that all the edits were concerned about how to spell biblatex instead of the idiots parts which was (and ...


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Honestly the SE sites have generally very good designs and very nice choices in regards to how things appear, but the tag change is really a punch in the eye. The tags now are as black as the text, making them virtually indistinguishable from the text at a first sight. I'll just say this: Using bold for everything is like using the highlighter pen for the ...


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I'd like to nominate Gustavo Mezzetti. Since he gave us the wonderful package \halloweenmath, he deserves a TUG membership!


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Steven B. Segletes ^^ this bloke. :)


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I'd like to nominate Sašo Živanović who has created the wonderful forest package, which now dominates all tree related answers.


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Sorry I missed this request. I have adjusted the contrast between the checkmark's on and off state significantly. This change will be in the next production build.


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I think the main site looks a little bit silly now. In the following screenshot, the things encircled in red need to be bold as well. The content of the blue circle needs to be super-mega-bold to fit again. Just reverting the bold tags to normal would be easier and better, though.


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I've gone through the list Caramdir provided and couldn't find any more broken images. I've been reuploading the images in batches of five for the past month or so (= solution 2 of the OP), and it looks like they're all fixed now. Dave Jarvis doesn't have as many posts and just a few still needed fixing. So unless there are more users who have been sneaking ...


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