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Is it appropriate for the OP to ask for an MWE as his Question?
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In my opinion the general answer is: no. The problem with such questions is that they obviously do not show any research effort, which is a must-have for a question suitable to the StackExchange ...

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Why is "...Cthulhu-worshipping madman?" a great question?
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Have I upvoted that question? Yes, I have,, when it was fairly new. Do I think it deserves so many upvotes? No, I don't. Do I care much? No, I don't. Does it matter much? No, it doesn't. Should people ...

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About "trivial" questions
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In my opinion, as long as a question is searchable in its current form, and there is a chance that another user searches for the question, it is not too localised. Localised are questions that end up ...

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How to deal with TeX.SE question that is duplicate of a question on another StackExchange site?
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In this case, in my opinion it makes sense to migrate the question from SO to TeX.SX, polish it by removing the not-an-answers and properly retag. The question is good as it stands, so are the (real) ...

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Permissions are out of whack
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The problem is that no laws can be "fair". As Count Zero explains, the SE laws are quite fine-tuned to make the sites run fluently. But each law puts someone in "wrong position". Your situation is so ...

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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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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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Is famous question badge still awarded at 10K views?
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In the list view of questions, certain numbers are rounded. Hover over them and you'll see the actual view count: Visit the actual question and you'll see at the top right of the page:

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Reopen more detailed question
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I somehow agree that [1] is good since it includes the error you get. That is a reason why dupe questions are usually not deleted, and certainly not in such cases. Still, this is not really "...

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Community Rejected Edit
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Exactly as T. Verron says, your edit was rejected because it was conflicting with another edit by the OP, which overpowers suggested edits. What is strange, IMHO, that the OP's edit is actually ...

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Is it allowed to ask LilyPond questions here
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No, it is not on-topic per se, since LilyPond itself is hardly a "related system", more than MathJaX is, for instance. The only exception is when you ask about the interaction between LilyPond and ...

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Fancy TeX (etc.)/Metafont/MetaPost logos?
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I strongly hope that we cannot have "fancy logos". I'm on the very same wave as Joseph: Either do the rendering really well, or use a reasonable substitute. Doing it really well is impossible (the ...

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What is the purpose of the negative score badges?
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Ratio of [Peer Pressure]/[Nice Answer] awarded badges (I take Nice Answer as a measure of the size of the site): StackOverflow (the largest site): 10% Mathematics.SE (significantly large site): 4% ...

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Notable Question badge
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Remember that badges are only badges. They are not supposed to mean too much to the community, they mean more to their owner. If you post a question and it gets 2500 views, you get a Notable Question ...

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39 votes, and I can't use my last vote!
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Once you vote on 30 answers, you cannot vote, answers or questions. That's one (maybe the only one) reason not to be able to use 40 votes.

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Speaking of LaTeX editors
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I will add my 2 cents worth and try to explain why it is considered off-topic. Imagine that I change your short code example into a very short HTML document, and I post the very same question on the ...

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Is a software request appropriate?
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I believe that such tweaks in LaTeX output in PDFs are possible, so it can be on-topic here. However, I think that LaTeX is not ready for such document design, and you might somehow better do with ...

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What should be done about the size tag?
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I started re-tagging the question, a bunch a day, about two dozens, so that it doesn't fill the front page completely. I don't think more interaction is needed, I'll let Joseph know when I'm finish so ...

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Is the search feature not working well on TeX.SX?
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The full-text search has to be indexed, otherwise it would overload the servers and they wouldn't do anything else. The index has to be updated only from time to time since it has to be re-structured ...

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Who wants to win a duck? Wait, what?
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42, 37

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What is the most polite way to ask for more help on a basic or too localized question?
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I would like to say that (as been said by Andrew before), you can get helped in the chat too. Trust me, it works! And especially if the package maintainer is a member here (like in the case of Martin),...

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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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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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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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pdftex tag when not xetex/luatex?
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I decided to edit the tag excerpt: pdfTeX is an extension of TeX which is capable of directly generating PDF output. Use this tag if the engine you employ – pdftex/pdflatex – is significant to your ...

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Should we convert the tag [scrpage2] into an alias for a new tag [scrlayer-crpage]?
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As I said in a comment: Having 43 tagged by one of them and 0 tagged by the other one, I would wait for a while and see what happens. No need to be pre-cautious too much about tagging in this case, it ...

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Is it possible to write draft post on TEX.SE?
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Technically, you're allowed to try whatever you want in the Sand-Box. The formatting mark-down for questions and for answers is the same, therefore you can make your draft an answer in the sand-box. ...

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When should we discipline ourselves?
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If you really feel your answer does not deserve being listed first, you have only one option: Make the OP unaccept it and accept the other one. There is no other way how to make the accept answer not ...

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Relicensing code from answers
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Any code of mine (TeX, LaTeX, bash, ImageMagick or any other) that I publish on https://tex.stackexchange.com/ or https://tex.meta.stackexchange.com/ or in chat rooms associated with the site I hereby ...

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Why is a bounty without answers not refunded to the bounty starter?
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I think that people already answers in the comments: When you know you lose the points, you think twice before offering a bounty, and hence people know you are serious about it.

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