Hendrik Vogt
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How do I mark code blocks?
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The simplest way is to indent your code block by 4 spaces: To get the output \documentclass[paper=a5,pagesize]{scrbook} just type \documentclass[paper=a5,pagesize]{scrbook} (The first empty ...

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How do I mark inline code?
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The simplest way is to surround the inline code by backticks `: To get the output \section, just type `\section`. If you don't like typing backticks, you can also highlight the inline code and hit ...

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Different formatting for certain questions
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It may be that you favorited biblatex, as Martin explained, but it also can be that you just happened to visit a lot of questions with the biblatex tag: you can have implicit "frequented" tags. See ...

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Notable Stack Exchange news
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As Martin Tapankov just pointed out in the chat, downvotes on questions do no longer cost 1 rep for the downvoter. The penalty of -2 for the question asker remains. (Downvotes on answers are not ...

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Should {tex-core} questions always have stand-alone answers?
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My two cents: In the same way as a we want ConTeXt answers to LaTeX specific questions, I see no harm in non-plain-TeX answers to tex-core questions.

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Is it worth allowing us to upload images to the comments?
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There were a few instances where I did use the "Ask Question" page to upload an image that I then linked to in a comment, using the markdown syntax [this is some text](http://address-of-comment). But ...

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Policy on verbose question titles
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Martin has made a good point: "This can be done after talking to the OP". What I'd do (and indeed already have done) is to suggest the OP to change the title, possible with a specific formulation, and ...

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Inadvertently driving off new users
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This answer has kind of a personal touch, hope that's OK. I can't really add anything new to what Andrew wrote, but I'd like to expand a bit. I do actually downvote (rarely), but first I leave a ...

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Re-tagging when editing question!
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You're right that proper tags are very important, but I guess some people who are great at editing posts are less certain about proper tags. To those I'd say: Do the editing and leave the tags ...

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Why was my location changed to Chandgad, India?
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They did some automatic network wide "improvement" of user locations. See "Why does my location in stackoverflow profile change?" on meta.SO. More details can be found in this meta.SO answer: The ...

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Usage of the lipsum package in answers
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I agree with Will: I also use copy and paste a lot for this site. However, I only learned about the lipsum package a few days ago because it was included in some MWE. (I've known the lipsum text for a ...

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Should minimal examples be completed for the submitter if they only provide a code excerpt?
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In my opinion this depends a lot on the question. In many cases, making the code compilable is really helpful, but I think it should only be done in really obvious cases. In the case in question, the ...

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Mark up for info/warning/error messages
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It seems to be a good idea to use code blocks. I can't find the example any more, but once I changed a blockquote to a code block where something like this happened: LaTeX Error: File articl.cls' ...

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should some unanswered "meta" questions be closed?
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I think it could make sense to close them as "too localized". Your example question fits the description that it "is unlikely to ever help any future visitors". Moreover, if I'm not mistaken, closure ...

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The image you are requesting does not exist or is no longer available
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I found the solution to your example posts #2 and #3. What made me think is that it's both answers by Gonzalo Medina. What happened is this: Up until now, Gonzalo didn't use the "add image" link in ...

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Where did my extra reputation come from?
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I think Stefan's comment "Perhaps somebody removed a downvote, which would add +2" is the best answer you can get. I tried to verify Stefan's explanation, but that might be impossible: My first ...

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Deleting duplicate questions
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As a rule of thumb I'd say: If it's an exact duplicate (or a follow-up) of the same user, then it's good to delete to keep our site tidy. If it's a different user, don't delete; at the moment, I can't ...

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rep score changed due to activity in meta?
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At least in the meta-faq it says "Votes here do not affect your reputation in any way", and "Reputation here is entirely derived from the parent website", so this should indeed not happen!

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Clicking on a tag gives no result
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Well, "You are on the Featured tab." This means that you're looking at featured questions only at the moment, and there's no featured question tagged luatex. Just click on one of "newest", "faq", "...

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Duplicates and closing questions.
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Thanks for bringing this up; I've observed the same. In my opinion, posts that came up to 2 close votes should usually have been closed, but the problem is that for users with <10000 rep it is not ...

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New user greeting.
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This now even made it into Hacker News (mentioned by Jin in the "chat"). There someone wrote The fact that they still haven't replaced the double-hyphen in the n00b banner with a proper en-dash is ...

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What criteria should be used for voting to close a question as too local?
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Just posting this as an answer so that it can be voted on: I think that of the possible close reasons, "too localized" is the one we need least on our site. Even if the question mentioned in the OP ...

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Backslash in ticks in comments
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I had exactly the same problem in a comment to this answer to a question of mine, and it's a real pain. Is there any hope that this bug gets fixed in the near future? (I know that answers are not ...

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Recent change in privileges
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You'll find the answer to all questions of this type in the Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange over at meta.stackoverflow. And yes, the new privileges were introduced on the 9th of February.

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Contacting the 'uncontactable'
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It seems that private moderator messages have just been enabled. Maybe a moderator can confirm this.

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Policy on migrating questions from another StackExchange site?
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I can only say that I also find it rather strange that these old questions with no recent activity are migrated here; in fact, I mentioned the issue in this question on meta. It's good that you're ...

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Preview treats # as comment
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The preview of code blocks is completely messed up as it doesn't know that you're typing some version of TeX. Please have a look at Geoff's comment to his answer about syntax highlighting. If you want ...

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Graphics/images tags
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I think that also "diagrams" might be worth keeping, but otherwise I totally agree. (Posted as an answer so that you can downvote.)

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The Unofficial FAQ - discussion
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I think the "Link to editing help?" is not useful; a direct link to editing help would be better. Thoughts?

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The Unofficial FAQ - discussion
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I think we should have a link to the Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange in the unofficial faq, but I'm not sure where. Whenever it happens that the site looks different, this is the place where ...

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