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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 design. And I would like to emphasize that I choose my words very carefully. Anybody knows me over the years know that I really don't target any individuals but ...


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I really think that people who use more than 30 votes in a day should get the threshold for triggering the anti-voter bot increased by at least 30%. So for instance, if for me, who votes only 20 times a day, I need to give 8 votes to E to trigger the bot, it should be at least 12 for Paulo who uses all his votes. (Yes, this is a feature-request.)


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A MWEB is a MWE (Minimal Working Example) which include a bibliography file (.bib). MWEB stands for "Minimal Working Example with Bibliography". The bibliography file contains your bibliographical references. If your question is about Bibtex/Biber/Natbib/Biblatex/..., this file may contain valuable information useful to answer it. You should use ...


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I'm going to take a contrary view here. The serial voting algorithm, although probably imperfect, is enforcing a rule that for better or worse the SE people as a whole think is A Good Thing. Now you have stated that your main purpose in voting is to help build community, and it's undeniable that such voting can probably help that. But this is expressly not ...


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Here is a collection of ideas, taken from comments and the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites: Questions: Search first We typically come to a Q&A to get an answer. Immediately. However, there is a bounty of knowledge already present on this site. Search for it using the best ninja skills you have possible. Only then post a question. For not-so-new users, ...


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SE algorithm thinks that Paulo Cereda is a robot?! Stupid algorithm, go to a corner and blush!


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Cwac! A rhai cwaciadau pellach i gadw'r system yn hapus. EDIT Up vote for 'Cwac!' Down vote for 'Na chwac!' Abstain if you are not a hwyaden.


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Restore {Tag} braces // ==UserScript== // @name TeX SE, braced tags // @match *://tex.stackexchange.com/* // @grant GM_addStyle // @run-at document-start // ==/UserScript== GM_addStyle ( ` .post-tag::before { content: "{"; } .post-tag::after { content: "}"; } .post-tag { border-width: ...


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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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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 missing. I already miss them in the normal review queue for two reasons to check if the other question actually has an answer that solves the current problem. [...


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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 of code Y« If you edit your question with additional requirements after an answer has been posted you are not unlikely to invalidate that answer. The person ...


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The first thing to bear in mind here is that while there are places where there are StackExchange rules/polices, on editorial matters 'guidelines' is a much more accurate term. (Rules are clearly appropriate for legal matters, for example.) Each StackExchange network site has its own conventions, and those are to some extent 'organic'. They also need to work ...


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Making the white background less white // ==UserScript== // @name _TeX SE, Swap background colour // @match *://tex.stackexchange.com/* // @grant GM_addStyle // @run-at document-start // ==/UserScript== GM_addStyle ( ` #content { background-color:#fefef6 !important; } ` ); (the exact colour can be adjusted to fit ...


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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 questions already on the site and only craft a new one if those answers don't answer your question: What graphics packages are there for creating graphics in LaTeX ...


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I see my name there with this; SE policies and even internal consensuses seem to not be clearly communicated to users here on TeX.SE (two technically incorrect comments both received upvotes) (This btw is a larger problem with a couple of other communities as well, however this is one of the oddest cases I have found) Well this is very simple from my ...


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This seems status-by-design with IMGUR. That is when the size of the image reaches some threshold, conversion to JPG is automatically initiated. The threshold seem to be around 1MB. Here is an external reference to a discussion on one of IMGUR's forums: PNG file changes to JPG when uploaded Posted by Kiana Gordon, updated Jan 28, 2012 I'm trying to upload a ...


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If no TeX is involved, then it's off-topic here. Stack Overflow is the right place to ask the question. All the same, many users on this site use pandoc and Markdown, and have lots of experience converting document formats. So if you don't get an answer to your SO question you might ask in the chat room here.


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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 is that both questions and answers have value for not only the original poster but also for future readers. As such, any clarification should be sought in ...


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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 helped you most (based on your situation). Users who visit your post in the future should use their own judgement (and voting) to corroborate choices or find ...


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In terms of spam notification, you have a number of options: Flag it as spam. Enough spam flags can lead to deletion. This will also notify moderators who can take immediate action. Flag for moderator attention and mention it is spam (similar to above), but will require moderators to take action. Downvote. Questions with a certain number of downvotes are ...


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You can see your comments on your activity tab: https://tex.stackexchange.com/users/28474/ppr?tab=activity&sort=comments - this is not as sophisticated as views on Qs and As, because you can only see them ordered from newest to oldest, but they should all be there.


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The About should cover this, but for the avoidance of doubt: TeX StackExchange (TeX-sx) is for questions about TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt and related topics Meta TeX-sx is for questions about TeX-sx itself Meta StackOverflow is for questions about the StackExchange network, as well as questions specific to StackOverflow StackOverflow is a general site focussed on ...


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I think (and m0sa's terse comment seems to back me up) that this happened because the question was migrated: the votes were migrated along with the question, but the view counter was reset.


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As commented in the posting that you quote initially, any assessment of whether consensus has been reached has to take account of the possibility of low participation. That clearly applies in the case of the meta site here which has far lower participation than the main site. So a simple appeal to the current voting figures on a question doesn't really have ...


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OK, I've checked with with other mods on the network. Broadly, the warning comes about here as you've got a relative small number of questions (currently 7). Of those, two are deleted and there is one downvote on one other: that makes three 'negative events' in seven questions so raises a warning. I note that both the deleted questions were about JabRef and ...


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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 segments that are not set via the <pre>...</pre> tags (indented by 4 spaces). If you want to search within those segments, you need to use code:"<...


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Yes, moderators can choose to see deleted comments and flag history (including 'handled' flags). So we can see the context of flags or later comments.


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If you click on the StackExchange menu at the far left, you can choose logout from the options right beside the site. This worked for me.


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