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Support questions about overleaf off-topic?
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I'm Tom and currently I work at the Overleaf Support. We are actively monitoring the main site for the overleaf tag, so when a question is related to our platform, we shall get notified about it. (And ...

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Promotional material in usernames
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There are two issues here: Advertisement in usernames Length of usernames in the chat Note that if I choose a username @yoyoyoyoyoyoyoyoyoyoyoyoyoyoyo, it has the same appearance problems as any ...

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How to set up viewing preferences to automatically exclude postings of certain specific users?
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Just as a side note: This quite comes to our policies which are not quite what The Powers encourage. The standard procedure for poor posts is (1) downvote, (2) wait for edit and improvent, (3) ...

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TeX new site theme is live
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status-planned We are working on addressing this issue. It is covered here: Can we show new/anonymous users more Q&A? Unregistered vistors view Picture worth a thousand words: The issues: IT'S ...

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TeX new site theme is live
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The only buttons that bring you back to the "home" place are in the left column, whereas all people work with is in the main column (well, do you still consider it "main"?) Please, add some way in ...

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TeX new site theme is live
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status-completed Title background We asked about this before, but you seem to have missed that one (it got marked as status-review almost a month ago, but nothing happened), so I repost the request ...

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TeX new site theme is live
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status-review On narrow screens, the content area is very small, on top of the site it's as low as 23%, after scrolling down it goes to 44%. That's way too low. Either make the sidebars shrinkable ...

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TeX new site theme is live
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status-completed Please, remove the serif fonts in titles (and everywhere), they simply do not fit in.

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TeX new site theme is live
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Note: I had to upvote Mico's answer, he has a point. And actually, SE should be damn happy that this all happened after TUG AGM (TeX Users Group Annual General Meeting). If the timing was slightly ...

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New TeX site theme coming soon
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Please, decide whether: The design is professional typesetting-looking as it was before, i.e., not using sans-serif fonts, not using rounded corners, not using button-like things, boxed links etc. ...

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Sign error in Eulers formula in header on front page?
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I'm not sure... Seriously, I'm not sure. Below is an aggressive filtering. I think it could be just anti-aliasing (hinting) fail.

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Do you also fail to get some message(s)?
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Well, note that pings in the chat have two special behaviours: Since about a year ago, it's been impossible to ping people who hadn't visited the chat for a while. Their name won't appear in the auto-...

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What is the highest voted comment on TeX.SE?
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Actually, Werner is not completely right. The thing is, the highest voted comment is on Meta.TeX.SE, namely at TeX Community Polls TeX Live, the collaborative distribution of TeX user groups.

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Who plans to go to TUG 2018 in Rio de Janeiro?
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Me. I hope to give a talk or a package in preparation.

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When will @egreg reach 654321
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18-05-18 08:05:08 UTC

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Is a question on setting up a CTAN mirror on-topic?
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To answer your true meta question: Yes, such questions are on-topic. The fact that they revolve around operating TeX rather than using it does not disqualify them. What is not on-topic are trivial ...

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How broadly do we define "friends" of TeX?
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Well, to me it seems that there are four categories of software: TeX-based software. To see whether your software is TeX-based, there are IMHO two basic questions: Are vast majority of TeX ...

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Why does downvoting reduce my own reputation?
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This is to remind people that downvotes shall be sparse and to encourage positive attitude towards people. The rep loss is small (it's actually small even for the receiver, not only for the voter) but ...

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Who Wants to Win a LaTeX Book in 2016?
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highlighting tag
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Well, one possibility is to find a good word for "highlighting teh output not teh code" and ban highlighting completely; this would force people to choose one of the more specific tags and hopefully ...

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The duck giveaway 2016
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97 and 88, because: sage: randint(1,200) 97 sage: randint(1,200) 88

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Why do (top) users on this site have such high reputations?
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Several reasons: We vote a lot, and we vote up. We have a narrow scope, which means there are people who can answer almost any question. For some people, TeX and friends is almost a religion which ...

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Community Promotion Ads - 2016
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How to propose a question as duplicate without closing it due golden privilege?
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27 votes

Such a feature has been discussed before on the big meta (How Do I Opt Out of Privileges?). It has been rejected, with a very simple reason: Nobody (i.e., not even the casual voters) should vote for ...

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Tagging the index package as opposed to indexing in general
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12 votes

I think that index should be made a synonym of indexing, and index-package should be created for the package, as barbara suggests. This is similar to the situation with citing and cite-package.

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The acronyms and abbreviations tags
1 votes

I do not think that distinction of acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms is useful from the point of view of LaTeX typesetting. Therefore, I think that one tag is sufficient to cover all these ...

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Community Promotion Ads - 2016
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I am a serial upvoter
37 votes

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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Number separated from the rest of the sentence
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3 votes

If you can't find a question that would be the same as what you ask, simply go ahead and ask a question on the main site. What you want is impossible, but not because TeX wouldn't be capable of such ...

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Is a showcase of preambles off-topic?
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Actually, all showcase questions are off-topic. Citing the help center: To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where … every answer is ...

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