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This answer focuses more on minimalizing the code, rather than finding the source of the problem, as the top-voted answer does. It is intended to be concise and hands-on, but digestible rather than exhaustive. Suggestions for improvement welcome! Here are some strategies for reducing your code, which will help you get better and faster answers, since it ...


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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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It means 'Original Poster', and is pretty common in for example Usenet (where you have a thread starting potentially with an anonymous question). For a complete list of Stack Exchange terms, see Stack Exchange Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms.


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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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You don't need to worry: Java and Javscript are entirely different things. To quote an answer on Stack Overflow: Java and Javascript are similar like Car and Carpet are similar. The reason you can't close that permanent red banner is that without Javascript only static (non interactive) content can be served. Without Javascript you're missing out on ...


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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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To round up the comment thread. You seemed to be surprised that the edit should be reverted in is entirety rather than being fixed/improved. In fact reverting is the natural action to take in this circumstance. Someone who decides to edit a question (or answer) can decide to do it at a time convenient for them, and to spend as much or as little time as ...


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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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Here are some answers to some of your questions. This is actually a really nice start for a community wiki answer. How to address members with two-part names. I am unsure if @Dave Smith notifies Dave Smith or if it notifies Dave instead. Does it matter? Quotation marks? Underscores? The @ notation only works in comments and chat. For users with ...


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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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Here's my method, on Windows. Your mileage may vary: Nothing against it, but I use the "appropriate" document class rather than standalone. I open the result in my PDF reader, at 100% I take a screen shot (usually a subrectangle of the whole window), using MWSNAP, and save it (automatically) as a .png for uploading When, occasionally, the output is ...


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To date (2013-05-07) you have submitted 574 Suggested Edits for approval, 512 of which were accepted while 62 were declined. Back in Feb 2011, the reputation system was updated to award a suggestor with +2 reputation in the case of an approved Suggested Edit. This should put your tally of reputation accumulated via this method at +1,024. Now, according to ...


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I completely agree with David's comments. The edit fixed some grammar issues, but also changed the meaning of the question. The problem was in the usage of "all the time that", an almost word by word translation from Italian "tutte le volte che" ("each time" would have been a proper translation). Unfortunately, "all the time" has a different meaning in ...


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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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My method, on Mac OS X. Sometimes I use \usepackage[convert,border=2]{standalone}, which requires pdflatex --shell-escape and that ImageMagick is installed (it is if one has a full MacTeX distribution). This has a limitation, because not everything can be obtained just as if a real class were used. So most of the times I compile the document with the ...


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The suggested method works on Linux with X11. Here we go: For recording, FFmpeg is used, xwininfo for getting the window dimensions including the window handle and some Perl to process the information from xwininfo output. The following script is invoked as: ffmpegWinCast.sh <my_window_recording>.(gif|mp4|mpg|...) After clicking an application ...


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Javascript takes care of everything that is happening (changing, moving) on a site. Such as timestamps of posts refreshing themselves every minute clicking a link or an image to bring up a box, like the question mark above the answer editing area to bring up Help live preview of question/answer as you edit notifications that a new question was asked or the ...


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These posts are forced-visible to all 10k users all the time and this is by design. I think it is better to see this as a matter of being encouraged, rather than being responsible. You can always give away the reputation in a bonfire of bounties.


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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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Once you get the "retag questions" privilege (500 rep), you no longer need to edit a question (thereby gaining 2 points) to retag a question – simply retagging gains you no points. If you have the "edit questions and answers" privilege (2000 rep), you get no points for editing questions.


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The formal way to invite someone to a user-specific chat room is done in the following way: Find the user in list of Stack Exchange chat-users: Note that while you may have a (parent) TeX.SE user account, a chat account is a subsidiary account, since only certain people are allowed to participate (minimum 20 reputation). Expand the chat user profile by ...


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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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The status-declined tag for Can we have the ability to rescind a close vote before it closes? was... rescinded. It was updated to status-planned on June 10, 2013 and subsequently implemented on July 21, 2013, turning it into status-completed. Users are now able to "undo" their close-votes in a similar way that one can retract/modify your regular vote to a ...


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