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I've just been asked to write a minimal working example (MWE), what is that?
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This answer focuses more on minimalizing the code, rather than finding the source of the problem, as the top-voted answer does. It is intended to be concise and hands-on, but digestible rather than ...

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Which questions led to the creation of a new package?
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abraces by Werner Grundlingh (Werner). Origin: Asymmetric overbrace aobs-tikz by Claudio Fiandrino. Origin: Highlighting in Beamer using TikZ nodes autonum by Patrick Häcker (MMM). Origin: ...

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Why is "thanks" inappropriate at the end of a question?
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Adding to Werner's great explanation (coincidentally, it actually was me who wrote the text building block that he's quoting :)), here's another angle: One of my favorite aspects about tex.sx and the ...

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"Official" capitalizations of words from the TeX world
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Engines & Formats TeX pdfTeX (source) XeTeX (source) XeLaTeX (source) LuaTeX (source) LaTeX (source) AMS-LaTeX (not usually a separate format) (source) ConTeXt (source) AMS-TeX (source) BibTeX (...

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Voting on a question that you answer
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While I can see the merit of Alan's answer, I'd like to present the opposite view: The upvote button's hover text says: "This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear [...]". There are ...

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Mark questions that led to creating a new package
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Edit: We ended up using the first variant of the box, so please use > **This question led to a new package:** > [`packagename`](http://www.ctan.org/pkg/packagename) This question led to a new ...

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Respecting poster's style
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I think I remember a comment of B/barbara somehwere, in which she stated she only uses standard capitalization whenever she's writing on behalf of the AMS. I'm not sure whether or not this is a reason ...

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Celebrating the birthday of our {TeX} site
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Update: Question posted at Contest: Show Off Your Skillz in TeX & Friends [TeX.sx birthday]. Contest suggestion Show off your LaTeX skillz Show off the LaTeX knowledge you've gathered over the ...

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What's the best way to let the community know of an interesting document on typesetting that's just been published?
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I've only looked into the subject matter of the information you want to spread briefly (because I virtually never use math (mode) in LaTeX), but it sounds like it might make sense for you to write an ...

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Exposing the subtext
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Ask a new question that's focused on the thing you've actually been searching for. It seems like it wouldn't be a duplicate because you're actually looking for something else than the question in ...

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How do we choose TeX.SE members for representing SE in the TUG?
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Well, rewarding the three moderators for their work is a no-brainer (unless they're personal TUG members already and want to keep their personal membership).

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Let’s polish the Editors/IDEs question
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Editor Sign Up List Texmaker: doncherry (Win7), hpesoj626 (linux). Updated 2013-02-28 TeXworks: Joseph Wright, tohecz (linux). Updated 2013-03-09 TeXnicCenter: Werner, percusse. Updated 2013-03-15 ...

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Should high-rep users hang back a little?
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Adding to Andrew's and Joseph's answers -- another thing high rep users could do is writing great tag wikis. Seeing all the knowledge that's around here, both in the questions and answers, and the ...

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Text building blocks
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I just looked through the first questions-review section and read through a question that was perfect already, so I didn't edit anything and didn't leave a comment. This made me think though: Do we ...

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How to ask a specific question without in the risk of "too localized"?
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If you can manage to demonstrate the problem you’re struggling with within 20 or 30 lines of a fully compilable Minimal Working Example, your question most likely won’t be closed as too localized. ...

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Rename {msword} to {ms-word}, or create generic {ms-office} tag to cover Office-related questions
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Questions about Excel have typically nothing to do with Word, and vice-versa; hence, I'm in favor of two separate tags ms-word and ms-excel.

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Asking for advice in choosing a package to do a particular task
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We have a number of great questions that don't directly ask for the "best" package, but for advantages and disadvantages of different solutions/packages, one of which I asked myself: bibtex vs. biber ...

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Adding information for upvoted questions and answers per day separately
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I think the motivation behind this is to make you upvote questions more in general, just like the Electorate badge encourages upvoting of questions. Giving you a counter that tells you "I've already ...

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Should we answer really bad questions?
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I'd clearly say no, we should really not. (This is not intended to pick on egreg because he answered the question I mentioned; I've seen others doing it, that question just serves as the most recent ...

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dangerous bends on TeX.SE
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I think implementing this as a standard feature wouldn't go along with the stackexchange answer design, which is text-oriented. If you start adding such pictograms, you'll have to allow for others, ...

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TeX Community Polls
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I use Windows and the TeX Distribution ... Since Windows users are the only ones who have MiKTeX as an option, I thought it'd be interesting to see how the user distribution between and MiKTeX and ...

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Is it possible to search for a LaTeX command including its backslash?
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The closest that I know of (or actually just found out about) is code:"\widthof". This seems to search only for text that has been marked as code. As for its developmental status: It's not a secret,...

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How do we repair Gonzalo Medina's posts containing images?
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I've gone through the list Caramdir provided and couldn't find any more broken images. I've been reuploading the images in batches of five for the past month or so (= solution 2 of the OP), and it ...

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Choosing to accept between an answer that helped me the most and a more popular answer
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Definitely go for the one that was the most helpful to you. The faq say: When you have decided which answer is the most helpful to you, mark it as the accepted answer by clicking on the check box ...

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Today: TUG; tomorrow: …
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Sounds good to me, this would certainly attract a number new users and readers to tex.sx. I have no idea if there's more money to spend, but we could certainly offer a Community Promotion Ad, since ...

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What is the preferred way to contact a package author?
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Recently, I couldn't come to terms with latexmk. After reading the available documentation and searching for a solution on the Internet, I posted a question here, to make sure that I wasn't missing ...

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Let’s polish the Editors/IDEs question
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Feature List / Answer Template between the two double rules TeX Editor Name — our-tag-for-this-editor-if-it-exists Platforms: Windows XP/Vista/7/8, OS X 10.?, Linux License: License XYZ, US$ 20 ...

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Why do some users have a flyout appear when you hover over their names
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You need at least 1000 rep a non-empty “About me” box. More info: How does the User Card popup work?

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Non-English questions
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I don't think we should have questions in languages other than English because it defies the system of knowledge management we have here. Should a question in English be closed if there is a duplicate ...

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Should we link duplicates in both directions
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They are linked bidirectionally already, but the older question doesn't get a box as eye-striking. Example: How do I create an indentation in the first line of every paragraph? is closed. Its ...

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