Martin Scharrer
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Why are questions on package bugs/issues too localized?
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The reason such question are often closed it that bugs which will be fixed soon make the question "too localiced in time" because soon they issue will be gone and there is no suitable answer beyond "...

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What is the benefit of downvoting whereat the reputation is reduced?
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The reason down-votes exists is similar to the reason up-votes exists. The total sum of votes should indicate how good an answer is perceived by the community. Good posts should be up-voted, not-good ...

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Sorting users by reputation: "top X%" is off by a factor of 10
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AFAIK only users with more than 200rep are taken into account. The rest don't count yet as full site members. If you go to http://stackexchange.com/leagues/29/ you will see in the right side bar that ...

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TeX Community Polls
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Beside TeX.sx I regularly visit/participate in the following (La)TeX related websites / blogs / mailing lists ... Please add a link and a short description.

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Deleting duplicate questions
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IMHO in the case 100% identical questions, i.e. accidental double posts maybe in connection with a migration from SO, one should be deleted. If one of them has already comments and/or questions it ...

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Order of answers with the same score (usually zero)
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The order of answers with the same number of votes is random and will change every time you load the page. The accepted answer however is always on top, except if it is a self-accepted answer, where ...

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Do we allow questions about Lout?
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No, I don't think so. This site is about TeX, LaTeX and related software, not other software which tries to do the same or similar things. However a question about how to convert Lout to LaTeX ...

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Why are some answers CW, some not?
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I made the question CW for a short while, but changed it back after a talk with Stefan Kottwitz. I thought this would also remove the CW from the existing answers, but this wasn't the case. I removed ...

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What is the latency for awarding badges?
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The latency depends on the badge. There are scripts which check if the condition for the badge(s) are met and award them. Sometimes the rules of a badge are actually slightly different than it is ...

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Is locking downvotes a good feature?
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If votes were not locked the whole reputation system would suffer a great uncertainty. People could lose a great amount of reputation if someone started retracting all the votes they had ever given ...

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What is the preferred way to contact a package author?
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You should first check the package manual and its README file (both usually under http://www.ctab.org/pkg/<packagename>) for an email address. Many of them have it included. Some package, like ...

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Is there a problem with code formatting?
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After I removed and added the four spaces at the begin of every line it got formatted correctly. Maybe there were some Unicode spaces or line breaks included which confused the system. Note that code ...

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Should we post a catch-all question answering "What's this font?" on TeX.SX?
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Yes, I think we really should have such a question. Having a big thread which explains all the ways how to identify the font would be greatly beneficial. Note that while the general question "How to ...

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How to ask for re-tagging of questions?
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You can edit a question to change the tags if you have enough reputation. This will notify moderators and 10k+ users about the to-be-approved edit and these can then accept your edit. Making a '...

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What are the RGB values of the background color of tex.sx main site?
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The main background color of the main site is the HTML color FCFAF3 thats RGB {252,250,243}. You can see this with an HTML/CSS tool like Firebug quite easily. The bar at the top is actually done ...

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What does the number under my username mean in chat?
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As Stefan already stated it is the sum of your reputation of all SE sites. Note that you have a general chat account which is not just for the TeX chat room, but for all SE chat rooms. However, your ...

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What is happening in Chat rooms?
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People chatting there about TeX and other things. This is much less formal than comments (not to mention answer and comment posts). I don't know exactly what you mean with edit buttons. Simply go to ...

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TeX Community Polls
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I'm using (La)TeX also for the following other applications besides writing actual full documents: Expected answers: Rendering math, creating diagrams to import into other software, ...

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How to make `select code` work with google chrome?
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I tested it now and it works fine for me. I installed the current version of Chrome (Version 24.0.1312.52 m) and then the Tampermonkey extension, which is apperently like Greasemonkey for Firefox. It ...

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On "comment", @name sometimes does not work
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You talk about the auto-completion of the user name in comments, right? Could it be that you wanted to add a comment on one of Ulrike's posts? The original poster of the post you comment on is always ...

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Discussion about TeX Community Polls
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Question: I've used the following packages / classes This question spans a little to wide. Really adding any package you ever used is simply to much. It should be packages (and classes) which are used ...

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Should we forbid people to make a question that begins with a bunch of code?
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Good idea. However, I don't think we can forbid people to do it, just discourage them. If the question would get summarized in the first two lines than the overview page would be much more useful. We ...

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External forum dedicated to tikz/pgf
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If you mean with forum a site like TeX.SX (which is not a forum but a Q&A site) then you should know the following: All stackexchange sites need to be officially proposed on http://area51....

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Notable Stack Exchange news
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The flag weight history can now (since a few weeks) be seen by clicking on the flag weight display below the user icon on the user page. Flags older than the introduction of this feature are not ...

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221 unanswered questions
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I would be in favor to close old and dead questions as long some caution is used. Some parameters which should be used to decide if a question is closed could be: Age of the question (e.g. 1 month ...

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'Listening in' to a question
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You can make the question a favorite by clicking the star below the voting arrows. If you then go to your profile page you will see a 'favorites' tab with a red number showing how many of them changed ...

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Automatic question's title insertion with link
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As already stated by N.N. it is sufficient to simply post a link to the question or answer into a question or answer post. It will be formatted automatically. However, in the recent past this didn't ...

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How does one log in to mark a question as answered if the Name/Email post question method was used
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Your question was posted using an unregistered account and was not connected to your registered one. Either your browser session of this question post expired or it is because you used two different ...

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How do you crop an attached PDF?
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I use a screenshot tool called Shutter under Ubuntu Linux which allows making screenshots by manual selection. I open the PDF with Acrobat Reader, start Shutter, click "Selection" and select the area ...

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Different formatting for certain questions
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Questions tagged with your favorite tags are highlighted. It look to me that your favored biblatex.

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