Jake
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Bounty as 'thank you'?
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Yes, this is definitely possible. When you offer a bounty, you get to choose from a number of possible "bounty reasons", with one of them being Reward existing answer One or more of the ...

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TeX.SE around the world
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There was a blog post about this in 2011: http://tex.blogoverflow.com/2011/10/tex-sx-users-around-the-world/ Back then, I also created a zoomable flash map of the users locations: http://dl.dropbox....

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An answer not answering the question getting a lot of votes
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I would suggest you first edit your question to clearly state why the answer does not solve the problem. That will bring the question to the front page again, and people who click on it will see that ...

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Our Do-it-for-me and Draw-it-for-me comments don't reflect our hypocrisy. Can they be improved?
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I like your proposed text block and intend to use it in the future. ("Answering" questions on Meta feels weird)

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TUG Membership: Names for 2013
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I would like to nominate myself. I'd love to be a TUG member for a year, and I'd take it as motivation to finally write the TUGboat article on using PGFPlots to create Tufte style scatter plots (a ...

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Do we like non-TeX-SX moderator activity on the main site?
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I fully agree with your post (especially the sentence "One thing I really really like about TeX-SX is how friendly we try to be, particular with new users."). I would suggest contacting HedgeMage ...

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Printable version of questions/answers or entire discussion
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Paulo Cereda has developed the awesome TeXPrinter for precisely this purpose. It's a Java application with a very clean interface that takes a question ID and saves the question thread as a PDF or a ...

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Are we starting to get homework questions?
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I guess questions of this type can just be considered "low quality", regardless of whether they stem from a homework problem or a lack of experience with the site. There's a "How to Ask" page on ...

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Modifying code formatting when editing
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I would say that it's up to the owner of the post to decide whether they feel editing the code formatting is okay or not, not a third party. When someone's answer is edited, they are notified and can ...

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Questions which are feature requests
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I would propose the following: If the question is asking for a way to do X, and it turns out that X can only be achieved by adding a new feature to a package (or using some undesirable workaround), ...

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What are your favourite TikZ/PGF answers?
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Tikz/PGF Answer: How to create magnified subfigures and corresponding boxes for portions of a large image Brief Description A method for magnifying rectangular sections of an image, displaying ...

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Flagging obviously wrong answers?
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I would leave a comment on the answer, explaining why it doesn't answer the question, giving the poster the chance to respond and argue their point/adjust their answer/remove it. If after that you ...

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What are the pros and cons of TeX.SX compared to Usenet groups, mailing lists and web forums?
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High visibility of questions and answers: TeX.SX ranks really high on Google, people looking for solutions for an issue are very likely to come across an answer on TeX.SX. Finding solutions on ...

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What would you like to read in a TeX.SX blog?
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"Case studies": Real-life (or made up, but realistic) examples of interesting TeX problems and how they were solved. Example: Submitting a journal article as a single tex file

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How can a question get more upvotes than its number of views?
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I think (and m0sa's terse comment seems to back me up) that this happened because the question was migrated: the votes were migrated along with the question, but the view counter was reset.

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What are your favourite TikZ/PGF answers?
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Tikz/PGF Answer: Need help creating a 3D cube from a 2D set of nodes in TikZ Brief Description Macro for drawing cuboids with grids, with options for rotating and shading.

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How do you crop an attached PDF?
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Another way to crop an image in someone's question is to use the imgur website that hosts the pictures for TeX.sx: copy the image URL of the image you want to edit (e.g. right-click on the image, ...

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How do I Start Multiple Bounties for one single question
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You can't assign more than one bounty to a question at a time. From the Bounty Help: Questions may only have one active question bounty at any given time. Note that you can have more than one ...

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Typing the ` symbol
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You can use double backticks: ` What I typed was: `` ` ``

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What are your favourite TikZ/PGF answers?
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TikZ/PGF Answer: Add more anchors to standard TikZ nodes Brief Description: Adds anchors like north north east or west south west to the TikZ rectangle shape to augment the standard nodes. ...

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Who Wants to Win a LaTeX Book?
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172 (and yes, dear Stackexchange system, I did "read through all the answers" to make sure I'm contributing "something new"...) Second guess: 182 (it's got to be up here somewhere)

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Why is short and specific questions required as stated in FAQ?
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Adding to what other people already said: This site has a question and answer format. That's what people surfing this site expect: To see a clearly formulated problem at the top, and one or more ...

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Adding Bounties
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From https://stackoverflow.com/help/bounty: A bounty can be started on a question two days after the question was asked. The question you want to award a bounty for was posted on 2015-08-22 at ...

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Voting to close a successfully answered question
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I like to think of "Close as duplicate" to mean that they are duplicates of each other in terms of their solutions. It's been stated before that there is merit in marking questions as duplicates that ...

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How do I best get multiple correct answers clarified?
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I think offering a bounty could help here: It will bring the question back into view, so there are likely going to be more votes on the different answers, which may help to clarify which answer is "...

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The duck giveaway 2016, seasonal edition
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39 and 36, which is 42 in base 11 and in base 12.

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The duck giveaway 2016
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14 and 25, because those are the lowest numbers that are still available.

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