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Make TeX.SX look nice again!

While I wholeheartedly agree with this attempt, I refuse to do anything about it. Any site that has this much traffic should be able to hire proper UX experts and get rid of this mind-numbing stupid ...
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Why did a moderator delete an on-topic question with a well-received answer?

Let's not mince words; the OP at least appears to be attempting to commit academic fraud. It seems they are trying to pass off hpekristiansen's work as their own, and asking for the evidence of this ...
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Make TeX.SX look nice again!

Restore {Tag} braces // ==UserScript== // @name TeX SE, braced tags // @match *://tex.stackexchange.com/* // @grant GM_addStyle // @run-at document-start // ==/UserScript== ...
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - TeX

For me, your website does not show enough information to decide if they are duplicates comments are missing, and often crucial information and clarification is only revealed in comments answers are ...
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My question has an answer which is of little use to me because of incompatibilities

In general my preferred course of action in this case would be option 2 I accept the answer to my original question and ask a new question »How to solve problem X in a way compatible with my piece ...
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Make TeX.SX look nice again!

Making the white background less white // ==UserScript== // @name _TeX SE, Swap background colour // @match *://tex.stackexchange.com/* // @grant GM_addStyle // @run-at ...
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Is a question regarding 'drawing packages with math support' acceptable?

I think this is in principle not an off-topic question, since it does relate to TeX and related tools. However, to avoid it being closed as a duplicate, you might want to check out the following ...
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What is the best way for offering private communication to a questioner?

By-design, there is no 'private' communication on the StackOverflow network. (Exception: moderators can send direct messages for serious issues.) The reason for this is that as a Q&A site the aim ...
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Deciding which typography answer should be accepted?

Either select the answer that benefits the community the most (according to your opinion), hoping that future visitors to your question will find meaning in your choice; or select the answer that ...
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Questions or answers containing \cs_set_eq not found

Searching for xyz finds results that are listed in the text only and not the code part, unless that code part is set using the <pre>...</pre> tags. So, this type of search excludes code ...
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Make TeX.SX look nice again!

Update: The style has been fixed in the "vanilla" website. This change seems no longer necessary. Restore the old code appearance // ==UserScript== // @name TeX SE, code display // @match ...
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Search questions without comments

You can only link the two databases containing posts and comments using the SEDE. The following query lists questions on the main site, sorted by their last activity date (oldest to newest) with these ...
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Make TeX.SX look nice again!

Disable left hand menu side bar Note this is not a user script, this feature is built into the StackExchange website. This has been mentioned in the comments, but just for reference here are the ...
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When I delete/annul my own posting/answer, how to ensure that reputation increase due to upvotes is also annulled?

From the Stack Exchange FAQ How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion?: Reputation changes from bounties, ...
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How to reject a bounty?

No. Bounties are there to give questions additional exposure and are removed from the 'donors' reputation at the point they are set up. Even if the question involved does not gain any answers as a ...
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Old questions creating duplicates because of "Do what I want, not what I said..."

As you mention, it is an exception so just ask it again. Mention the question and say why you need the new question while the original is there. Strip off a new MWE. Then point to the part where it ...
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How can one lose reputation by posting a comment?

You did more than leave a comment. You also suggested an edit to that question back in Nov 2017 (just >1 year ago): and notice the "edit approved" status. It suggests your reputation back then was ...
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What is the best way for offering private communication to a questioner?

You can also proceed as follows: Create an "alias" at a website like yopmail or any other "disposable" mail service that offer to redirect disposable emails to your "real" address. Indicate that ...
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Make TeX.SX look nice again!

Remove blue background from the post owner For those of you who aren't fans of the new blue colour. You can make it transparent // ==UserScript== // @name TeX SE, remove post owner ...
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Make TeX.SX look nice again!

Shrinking/moving the right hand sidebar When the browser window is really narrow, the right sidebar disappears. That is good. And when it it really wide, it doesn't take up too much space, I think. ...
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Four Yearling badges within 20 days

The Yearling badge is awarded for being an "Active member for a year, earning at least 200 reputation." However, it can be awarded retroactively if you've been around for a while but only recently ...
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How to deal with people/answers who/which are rude and showoff skills

If you see something that violates the Code of Conduct you should flag the post for moderator attention as already suggested by David Carlise in the comments. You can either choose rude or abusive as ...
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What is the meaning of the dots within the review queue drop-down?

A grey dot appears next to the review queue if there is something to review in that queue. This grey dot turns red if there is a sufficiently large number of reviews within that queue, denoting some ...
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How can I close a chat or freeze it?

From the Chat FAQ: Rooms will exist indefinitely, so long as there is at least one person actively talking in the room. A room is considered worth retaining if it has more than 15 messages by ...
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Bad link provided to a question already identified as a duplicate

Option 1 From the perspective of the community, the Stack Exchange system (or interface) allows for correcting this: Cast enough re-open votes to remove any closure statements from the post. Re-cast ...
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Why does the list of Featured questions now appear to include questions which do not currently have available bounties?

Thanks; there was a bug on the "tag engine" (the backend system that deals with this stuff) that failed to update the "count" of an index when that index was being reduced to zero (it is fine when ...
Marc Gravell's user avatar
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How do I respond to a response?

To simply put this into an answer: You should use the comment feature to respond to users or to ask for clarification. You can always comment on your own questions and answers. Once you earn 50 ...
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Email notification on a selected tag

You can go to https://stackexchange.com/filters and create a filter for your selected set of tags and set instructions about email notifications: Maybe an alternative which is easier to manage and ...
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