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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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I am a serial upvoter

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 ...
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How to write a MWEB (Minimal working example with Bibliography)?

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 ...
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I am a serial upvoter

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 ...
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I am a serial upvoter

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

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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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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How can I change all links to river-valley.tv?

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-...
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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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Consensus vs accepted answers on meta

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 ...
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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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Consensus vs accepted answers on meta

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) (...
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When does the site convert PNGs to JPGs?

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 ...
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Are "Markdown to Docx using Pandoc" questions on topic?

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 ...
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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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Consensus vs accepted answers on meta

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 ...
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Warning: ... you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more

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 ...
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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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Incorrect tag used to zap a question by the golden badge hammer

The notorious dupehammer gives superpowers to learned members of the community, but here are the rules: You can instantly close as a duplicate any question that was originally asked with a tag ...
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Sometimes I wonder if there are some marketing people or trolls around

As none answers this question and based on the given comments above, here the summary. As long as the answer shows an alternative approach to solve the problem, it is fine. Don't abuse the flag ...
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I am a serial upvoter

Even if you're a robot, I hope a you'll be able to read my post ;-). On Meta.SE there is a post to explain everything about serial upvote: What is serial voting and how does it affect me? . And in ...
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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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Consensus vs accepted answers on meta

Some very good points have already been made, but I would like to add one thing. As noted in other answers, not a lot of the site membership visits Meta very often. So I propose to look at the ...
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