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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 - 2013
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What does "XY Problem" mean?
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XY Problem means: You want to do X. You think about a solution Y. But you find out that there is a problem with this solution Y, so you ask about Y, not even mentioning X. You should ask about your ...

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I am a serial upvoter
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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 ...

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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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Do we follow StackExchange rules?
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Yes, this site follows different rules than most of the StackExchange sites do. This is given by a particularly specific topic (*TeX systems are very specific) which is mostly used by a particular ...

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Why do people answer in comments?
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Joseph's post speaks about it slightly, but I would like to add one comment. This often happens when there is not enough information in the question, usually because of a missing MWE. This makes the ...

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Questions which are bug reports
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After some discussion in the chat (link) I guess I can re-formulate the answer: Case 1. User clearly knows that it is a bug. Then the question should be closed as not a real question. Case 2. User ...

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How to propose a question as duplicate without closing it due golden privilege?
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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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Is it OK to propose package modifications or improvements?
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No, it is not ok, surely not in a question. Remember that StackExchange is not a forum, questions have to be questions, and even beyond, have to be objective, one question per question etc. Package ...

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Site design updates are live!
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status-completed Can I ask why are all fonts changed? Is it a temporary thing? (**I truly hope so!**) Question titles in the list are smaller, vote counts on the question page is lighter and greyer, ...

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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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Site design updates are live!
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Could you please, while you're at it, finally fix the top title panel size? The integral on the right used to be completely visible (now the top of capital Phi is hidden), also the tengwar text on the ...

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how do you upload files to support people answering questions
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Well, there's no such possibility on StackExchange. Every post is limited to 30kB of text, and a bunch of figures, if you wish. Why? Well, there's couple reasons (most of them were already summarized ...

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What is the font used by http://tex.stackexchange.com/?
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Header: Palatino Linotype Text: Lucida Grande Code text: Consolas At least that's what computed CSS says (accessible in FF via Right Click -> Inspect Element -> Right Bottom Panel -> ...

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How do I properly cite TeX.SE for its help in typesetting?
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There's an official way that is currently working only on couple sites. The BibTeX item looks like this: @MISC {305556, TITLE = {How can I explain the meaning of LaTeX to my grandma?}, AUTHOR ...

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Move LaTeX documentation on Stackoverflow
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Couple thoughts I have on this topic: People mix user manual and documentation. These are two very different things. Every LaTeX package that makes it to CTAN has to be documented, at least to some ...

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TUG Membership: Names for 2013
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I very humbly add my nomination, after a short chat with Joseph. I'm not so active TeX.SX member recently, basically because I got involved in TeX elsewhere and I cannot procrastinate on it so much ;) ...

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Who plans to go to the TUG 2015 conference in Germany?
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I plan to be there and I plan to submit an abstract, too, with the preliminary title: Creating university journal and theses LaTeX classes/templates. (As a note, it seems that I have currently one ...

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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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Should we migrate "What is this font?" questions to GraphicDesign.SX?
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Not necessarily. First, I don't think that especially math font identification is 100% welcome on GD.SE. Second, most often when the question is asked here, it has a subtle sub-question: "... and how ...

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Should we eliminate the translation in other languages ​​that may not be necessary?
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Considering the community opinion (link), I think that the site should be kept as English-only as possible. Conclusion: The moderator edit was correct IMO and the answer should be exclusively English.

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Site design updates are live!
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status-completed Please, remove the cold blue colour from the title page (active etc. tabs). It's been mentioned in the comments here and you said that this is intentional. That doesn't change ...

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TUG Membership: Names for 2015
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I'll be so brave to nominate myself. While I don't participate so much in answering questions recently, I concentrate on the community work: flagging, commenting, editing, following both the local and ...

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Why are possible bounties only multiples of 50?
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Because it is not important. If SE headmasters chose a different sequence that the one we have, it wouldn't change anything. How many people care whether the bounty is 50 or 64, or whether it is 1729 ...

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Community Promotion Ads - 2016
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Question about "is it possible without using specific packages"
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I think you have a point. Even though I find that specific question quite ridiculous, because whatever solution would just use the same idea as natbib, it's actually not a simple task and I don't ...

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Community Promotion Ads - 2013
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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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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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