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Are there questions where we can recognize that a MWE is not necessary?
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My selfish reason why I require a MWE and why I tend not to answer questions wihout a MWE: I'm lazy. When the question contains a MWE, I can simply copy-paste it, do what is necessary, test it ...

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TeX Community Polls
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On which other stackexchange sites you are a member? (Let's say being a "member" means ask a question or provide an answer there.) The comment format should be: [TeX](http://tex.stackexchange.com/)

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Community Promotion Ads - 2016
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Best practise for answers which are for the community, not the OP ("tikz answer to pstricks question")
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In my opinion, such answers are fine. It is quite ok to provide a solution using an alternative system, and there are couple areas where this applies: TikZ/PSTricks/METAPOST/... lualatex answers to ...

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Why is a certain reputation needed to create new tags?
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The reason is that we want to prevent people from creating tags that are considered inappropriate. The site has quite a strict policy on existing tags so that the tags have some structure. New members ...

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Question that led to a new program
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I would consider this as a part of Mark questions that led to creating a new package. The reason lies in the confusion by the word package -- on one hand, it means "a thing that has something to do ...

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Spams Spams Spams around
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I don't think that we are in need of restrictive spam filters. Currently, spam is handled in the following ways: Every new post bumps the thread up, so it doesn't get overseen. Most spams trigger the ...

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Factors that influence voting
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There were other people poiting out that the technical answers generally get small number of votes, because people cannot understand it, and testing it works takes a lot of time and effort. This is ...

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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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Tagging the index package as opposed to indexing in general
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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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Is there a section in this website for right to left written languages? Like Persian?
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You can ask questions about any particular language, including Persian, other RTL languages, CJK etc. What you cannot do is to ask your question in Persian. The only official language of this website ...

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Would like to find people for developing project – appropriate?
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The rule is clear: To post a question on the main site, it has to be neither: off-topic (for instance it can't be a feature request), opinion-based (so no questions like "I have an idea ... What do ...

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Can we flag unnecessary/useless edits?
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First, you miss part of the edit. The user: added a paragraph break; re-formatted couple things in italics; made the two parenthesis bold. If I were reviewing that edit, I would probably correct it ...

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When should I remove an answer I posted?
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The fact that egreg posted a better answer that you did doesn't mean that your answer is wrong. It's actually good, which is why people upvote it :) The system likes having more answers to one ...

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Should I always delete an answer which is not accepted?
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Don't forget that, as many people said before, every question has two basic purposes: short-term purpose in helping the person who asks; long-term purpose in helping whoever finds it through whatever ...

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The Fastest Method I've Seen for Sharing Any (LaTex) Image
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I made myself a seperate command-line tool pdlcrop. It's form in bash is as follows: #!/bin/bash pdflatex $1 && pdfcrop -margin 6 ${1%.tex}.pdf && mv ${1%.tex}-crop.pdf ${1%.tex}.pdf ...

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How do I search for an answer by a particular user
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The "Advanced Search Tips" tooltip is at right from the "Search" button on the search page: https://tex.stackexchange.com/search To search for answers by tohecz in the tag [tex-core] the query user:...

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How "elitist" should the site be?
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Observation: Time has shown that the site welcomes both "elitists" and their questions (some users have great (La)TeX knowledge and they still ask very interesting advanced questions themselves), and ...

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

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problem with possibly "not an answer" and downvoting
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I won't really answer this meta question, rather I'll add couple observations, I hope they'll be helpful: Answering old questions is sometimes an adventure, the OP is in most cases completely ...

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Asking/answering questions which are 'discussed in every guide'
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I would like to add couple points, the second part of my post is probably more important. Many people think: "Oh this can happen someone else as well, let's make it a self-answered question." The ...

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Same disease, different symptoms
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I think that another point is missing here: Answers for caption are different than answers for abstract. There is a common thing -- changing setup of \...name, but for captions there are other ...

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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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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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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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is closing this question as "off topic" a breach of site policy?
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I don't think that the question needs to be closed as off-topic. It doesn't show any research effort and it doesn't provide a MWE, which makes it "question with no research effort". Such would deserve ...

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Questions closed as "unclear what you're asking"
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While I probably wouldn't initiate a vote-to-close on these myself, if I met them in the review queue, I would cast a vote. All of them are extremly unlikely to have any positive contribution to ...

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Should we have a Grace period to avoid premature Voting to Close and Reopening Cycle
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I'm against such a rule, because it doesn't bring anything significantly positive, at least not on TeX.SX. In many cases the question is resolved in comment, as was pointed out by Joseph, and OP is ...

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How to post a MWE without personal information?
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Unless you discover a bug along the lines of: "when I put someonr in a section heading, the computer expolodes", it should always be possible to reproduce the bug. If the problem is in TeX's word-...

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Proxy bounties and their philosophical implications in today's modern society
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I don't want to sound harsh, but bounty is not a way to give reputation to a user for any different reason than the answer which is awarded the bounty. If the problem is that bounty of 500 seems not ...

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