doncherry
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Tracking badge progress
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There's a Stack App called StinkingBadges, with which you can track you progress for Legendary and Generalist, and also which posts of yours are approaching a nice/good/great badge.

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How to print out a full q/a entry? Or forward it outside the stackexchange site?
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You could also use Paulo Cereda's TeXPrinter, which produces PDF or LaTeX output. He wrote a blog entry about it.

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Let’s polish the Editors/IDEs question
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Sample Document For Screen Shots named foo-bar.tex % A comment: here we use a standard class \documentclass{report} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} \chapter{Hello World} Inline math mode: $...

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Let’s polish the Editors/IDEs question
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To-Do List go ahead and edit your editor’s answer! still looking for volunteers for some editors! General Questions Keep the title as it is? LaTeX Editors/IDEs Edit the question body? Voting will ...

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disable "congratulations" notifications
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It seems to me that this has something to do with the inverted (?) color scheme you're using. Generally, the revamped system works like this: There are two types of messages, inbox and notifications....

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How to produce application window recording for posting on the main site
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Thanks for sharing! I can definitely see such recordings being helpful in some situations, but I want to add a caveat: Videos should only illustrate textual descriptions, but not replace them because ...

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Notification for questions marked as favourites?
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If you're particularly interested in specific questions, you could retrieve their RSS Feed URLs, e.g. https://tex.stackexchange.com/feeds/question/32911 (→ the post number), and subscribe to e-mail ...

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Filename code formatting
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In most cases, the specific name of a file doesn't matter, but even if it does, there's no need for a heading outside of the code. If the file name does matter, there usually are several files ...

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"Just do it for me" text building block
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Please try to specify your question. On this site, a question should typically revolve around an abstract issue (e.g. "How do I get a double horizontal line in a table?") rather than a concrete ...

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Writing a list of issues to a given answer (with lists and embedded pictures)
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Make it a meta question, possibly CW.

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What is the simplest way to copy the url of a comment?
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Right-click the time stamp of the comment and select "copy link URL" (or the like): (Could someone provide screen shots in the rest of the languages, in order to comply with our new all languages ...

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Should {accepted-answer} be a synonym of {accepting}?
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Yes.

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Why can I edit only some questions on Meta?
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The maintainers question is a CW question, you only need 100 rep to edit these. The DANTE question is a regular question, you need 2000 rep to edit these, but only 500 rep to edit their tags, so you'...

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What would you like to read in a TeX.SX blog?
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Important resolutions that have been agreed upon on meta concerning voting, editing, commenting, closing and other policies.

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Migration paths suggestions
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I think it would be great to have these migration paths. Another helpful migration target would be Super User, for questions that don’t involve *TeX after all. We get these questions occasionally; ...

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Deleting questions marked as 'too localized' or 'not a real question'
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I would like to make a case for deleting questions a little more liberally than we currently do. I’m pretty sure it was flags by me that initially triggered this question, when I didn’t have the 10k ...

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What makes a good community advert?
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An ad should clearly convey what the product is that it advertises. What this means in details is highly dependent on the expertise of the beholder, but we should probably assume a user that doesn't ...

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Formatting in quoted material
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Simple. We're taking the academic/legal approach here: Don't change quotes, that's why they're quotes. If you want to make it clear that some obscure spelling isn't your fault, but was in the source, ...

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rep score changed due to activity in meta?
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The recent profile and reputation calculation redesign allows us to track reputation changes quite precisely. I checked your reputation history up to the date when you posted this question and the ...

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Possible duplicate - Exact Duplicate
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This truly confusing wording has been discussed on meta.stackoverflow.com, which serves as a meta site for all the stackexchange sites. I think I once understood the point behind it, but apparently ...

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Preview treats # as comment
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It seems to me this behavior doesn't happen anymore. Entering \def\foo#1{xxx} on the main site gives me the following preview (zoomed in heavily): #1{xxx} isn't gray anymore, so I believe this ...

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The {documentation} tag
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This still hasn’t been worked out and I (doncherry) was about to ask the same question as well. Status quo as of 2014-09-20: books: {books} is for questions which deal with books about TeX, ...

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Rename {mathmode} to {math-mode}
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Well, it looks like the old mathmode badges have been revoked and new math-mode badges have been awarded; see e.g. egreg's profile, who interestingly even got his gold badge before the silver one, ...

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Discussion about "Contest: Show Off Your LaTeX Skillz"
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I propose that the question be unlocked. Voting is long over, the current votes don't reflect the result of the contest anyway, but the answerers could still get some appreciation through votes and ...

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Discussion about tag-wiki policies
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I'll give it a shot and answer the questions. 1. Don't use back ticks in tag wiki excerpts. 2. The status quo has changed since the creation of this question: Now, the excerpt is not shown by default ...

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Getting notified about a comment that doesn't exist
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That comment has probably been deleted before you went to read it. Seems they don't get deleted from the inbox; I think I've encountered this behavior before as well. Perhaps a mod can confirm this, ...

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Reputation tool-tip dash/minus ambiguity
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It seems like negative rep changes are not displayed in these graphs, it'll say "This user has no recent positive reputation changes". (Find a question with a negative score on http://meta....

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Tags about documentation
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books ⇒ needs ISBN sounds good. I don't know how the tags have been handled so far, but here's how I understand the three: Documentation is about how the thing works, is typically written by the ...

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@SomeUser tag removed from comment
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The first author of the question or answer will always be notified of any new comment. There is no need to use @name to notify them. (You may still use it for clarity, if needed; however if only ...

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StackExchange secret pages
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In comments, you can insert shorthand links: [meta] – link to the current site's Meta; link text is the site name (e.g. "Super User Meta"). Does nothing if the site doesn't have (or already is) ...

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