Martin Scharrer
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Why are badges in Meta separate?
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The reputation is the same because the meta sites are not real Stack Exchange sites in their own right, but really just an attachment to the main sites. By having the same reputation all privileges ...

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Should SO's "50 questions per month" limit be enabled at tex.sx?
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I'm in favor of introducing such a limit here. Even 50 questions per month is almost to high. Here 30 per month should already be considered enough. (Especially if half of them are virtually about the ...

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Downvoting duplicates?
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In addition what Stefan already stated: Especially new users shouldn't be down-voted (especially not below -1!) because this repels them from this site. Point out the duplicate with a comment in a ...

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How can I turn off my view of deleted stuff?
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There is no option provided by SX to hide these posts, but: Deleted posts have a different look, so they need to have different CSS classes. It is therefore possible to write a user script which ...

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Is a software request appropriate?
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If your question is about how to write such mathematics with (La)TeX or if it is possible in your requested way at all, then the question would be on-topic, but should be well phrased nevertheless. ...

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Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2011
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Display bug causes number of badges to be shown incorrectly
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The line with the bronze badges is getting clipped if it is too long. The HTML code of the website contains the full number "322" which is clipped here to "32". If you look closely to the displayed "2"...

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Should we have a wiki tag for LaTeX core?
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I'm in favor of such a tag. We just have to be careful that new users don't use it a general LaTeX tag. Suggestions so far for the tag name where latex-core or latex-kernel. Actually I find kernel ...

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Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2011
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Should we clean up obsolete comments?
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I fully agree with deleting comments for the above reasons. This should be mostly done by the commentators itself, but might also be done by a moderator for the trivial cases, especially in longer ...

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Why can't I delete more than five of my own comments?
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It's a protection mechanism to prevent people to delete too much of their contribution on the site. It also hinders an hacker to do the same. Actually your action triggered an automatic moderator ...

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How do we feel about MathJaX/jsMath/other spin-offs?
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I think the LaTeX part of this tools is mostly on-topic, but can be borderline in certain cases. However, how to install and run this tools is off-topic. In the case of MathJax this would be how to ...

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Why does commenting require more reputation than answering?
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I disagree with the "forces them". You shouldn't post a non-answer (that what we call, beside others, a comment posted as an answer) if you don't have enough reputation yet. This is meant as a ...

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What are your favourite TikZ/PGF answers?
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TikZ/PGF Answer: Is there the easiest way to toggle (show/hide) navigational grids in TikZ? Brief Description: Creates a show grid=<options> key which draws a grid with configurable labels: ...

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How to "push" my question?
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Generally you can place a bounty on your question, but this requires more reputation than you have now. If you didn't got any answers now, maybe your question wasn't phrased very well or misses ...

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How are you supposed to get reputation if you can't answer a question unless you have a reputation of at least 5?
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That's not correct. You can post answers and questions starting from reputation 1, which is the starting and minimal reputation. You can't get below it even by downvotes. See https://tex....

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Flags for migration "helpful" but not acted upon
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In general flags should only be considered not helpful if they were really useless or used wrong. There is a penalty for denying flags after all and the moderator must justify why the flag was denied. ...

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Answer in progress sign
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You will get notified about new answers to the question you're just writing an answer to, but this only happens every 40 or 45 seconds or so. Then you can load these answers without losing your text ...

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Instant email notification of replies to posts
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Technical questions about the site which are not TeX.SX specific, i.e. affect other stackexchange sites as well, are better asked at the general meta site https://meta.stackoverflow.com/. That's the ...

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Editing question titles to make them less generic
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IMHO: If the question is actually more specific than the title makes it appear than it is OK to have that changed. It might be better to first comment on it and ask the OP to adjust it. It is still ...

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What is this Epic Badge? Legendary Badge?
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No, it means you need to earn at least 200 reputation 50 or 150 times, i.e. on 50 or 150 different days, respectively. You can see your number of days where you reached 200 reputation or more on the ...

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Are "exotic" (package) tags useful?
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I'm personally in favor of tagging questions which reference to a certain package with the appropriate package tag. However, tagging the question with the package tag used in one/the accepted answer ...

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Where usage meets TeX
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As I see this question it's a perfect candidate for http://math.stackexchange.com (as already suggested by a comment to that question). They users there aren't bad in TeX either, because they use it ...

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Is there a mark down to make one or more slanted characters of a word?
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In Q and A posts you can use HTML for this: Ti<i>k</i>Z: TikZ. But it's not really worth the effort IMHO and will not work for comment and chat messages.

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Should I downvote spam?
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Spam posts should be flagged as spam using 'flag' -> 'it is spam'. This way it is automatically down-voted by Community and will be deleted once it got flagged as spam often enough (I think six times, ...

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Reviewing first questions/answers
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You only get the 100rep bonus once you have 200rep on one SX account. So you have at least a little experience in the SX site format. These review pages seem to target people who are new to the SX ...

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views and kviews: What's the difference?
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'k' stands for 'kilo', i.e. 1000. So 2 kviews are (about) 2000 views, while 57 views are really just 57 views.

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What are your favourite TikZ/PGF answers?
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TikZ/PGF Answer: How to define a figure size so that it consumes the rest of a page? as well as Stretching a framebox over the whole page Brief Description: Provides a special text area node which ...

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Relicensing code from answers
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Any LaTeX/TeX code of mine that I publish on https://tex.stackexchange.com/ or https://tex.meta.stackexchange.com/ I hereby relicense under the LPPL (version 1.3c or later). Any Perl, Bash or other ...

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