egreg
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TeX new site theme is live
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None of our suggestions in New TeX site theme coming soon has been taken into consideration. None. You could have simply avoided asking about the changes and deploy them without notice. Alternatively,...

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Why does TeX require such elaborate MWE:s
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Just to make an example, look at europecv stack exceeding which cannot be answered in the current form, as \documentclass{europecv} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[magyar]{babel} \begin{...

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Many thanks to Martin Scharrer
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A very big thanks to Martin who beat me in the race for the first “Legendary” badge, which he earned on 11 November 2011, three weeks earlier than I. 😀 Although he stopped writing answers a while ago,...

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When will @egreg reach 654321
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Like Renaissance mathematicians did, I'll give my guess in encrypted form so as not to influence other participants. I expressed my guess in the format YYYY-MM-DD and issued echo ZZZZZZ YYYY-MM-DD | ...

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Are questions for best practices on-topic?
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My opinion, which need not reflect other's, is that such questions are welcome, so long as they are about TeX and friends. As the distinction is somewhat blurred, I'll try to make some examples. “...

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Why do (top) users on this site have such high reputations?
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I upvote. A lot. People vote for my answers, so I have to vote. It's rare I don't upvote a question I answer to: as one of the moderators once told me, “if you deem a question worthy answering, then ...

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"Bad question" warning without any negative question
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I could understand such a message if a substantial part of a user's questions were closed as “off-topic“, “too broad” or “unclear what you're asking”, or several got downvoted. Closing as duplicate ...

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"Dangerous" packages! What can we do about them (on TeX.sx)?
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Nobody but Florent Chervet knows what the next version of tabu will break. There have already been a few backwards incompatible changes between major revisions of the package, but limited in extent. ...

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Who plans to go to the TUG 2015 conference in Germany?
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I'm planning to go. And I'll probably submit a paper. Not traveling by train, like Joseph, but by motorbike, of course. ;-)

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Should we keep our TeX User Group membership?
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The TeX.StackExchange site is a bit more than three year old and we have 50K+ questions, which means more than 45 questions a day on average, with 30K+ registered users. The TeX Users Group is the ...

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Do we like non-TeX-SX moderator activity on the main site?
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Of course the Stack Exchange Community Team has all rights of intervention also on this site. However one should also take into account the general atmosphere of the site. During the six months I've ...

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Site design updates are live!
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status-completed Code displays The code displays are too tightly packed; here's what I see (https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/238485/4427) Profile page In the profile page, when hovering over the ...

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What do you do when the OP rolls back an edit that improved its grammar?
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I completely agree with David's comments. The edit fixed some grammar issues, but also changed the meaning of the question. The problem was in the usage of "all the time that", an almost word by word ...

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Opinion on a symbol
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Since the title is now "Opinion on a symbol", I'd like to give mine. Symbols in mathematics are not abbreviations. Using \therefore or \because in a mathematical text is wrong, unless they are used ...

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Tags displayed in bold
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The unannounced change should be reverted as soon as possible. I would even remove boldface from the current tab name, normally active, because the rule under the tab name is sufficient. Boldface is ...

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Will there be an official "What's new in TeX, version 3.141592653?" question to go along with the 2021 TeX tune-up?
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I think that such a question should be mandatory.* Given that TeX aims to be as bug-free as possible, fixes are nowadays rather on the esoteric side, mostly about obscure corner cases, but who knows? ...

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The duck giveaway 2016
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1 and 200 (just to be more daring than David)

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How does one add a LaTeX output to a question/answer?
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My method, on Mac OS X. Sometimes I use \usepackage[convert,border=2]{standalone}, which requires pdflatex --shell-escape and that ImageMagick is installed (it is if one has a full MacTeX ...

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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers
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My personal opinion is that some users are a bit fast in accepting answers: “I have a problem, ask it at TeX.SX, someone answers, problem solved, tick.” While in many cases the first answer is good, ...

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Removing "thanks" from questions
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I prefer that the edit isn't just "removed thanks"; however, the first thing I look at when I review an edit is the time when the message was posted. If it's less than a couple of hours I usually don'...

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A tag for Brazilian TeXers (ABNT)
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I've seized the initiative and created the abnt tag. I just assigned it to a question that clearly falls in the scope of the tag. I leave to our Brazilian friends, so fond of their beloved ABNT, to ...

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New TeX site theme coming soon
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Type status-completed The sans serif type in the main column (center, with the question links) should be serif like in the current model. The “asked/answered/modified” tags can be sans serif like now....

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Most efficient workflow for displaying (imgur hosted) output of TeX & friends source?
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My workflow on Mac OS X: Generate a PDF file with pdflatex, xelatex, lualatex or latex+dvips+ps2pdf as necessary Open the PDF with Skim and choose suitable view settings Press Command+Shift+4 Drag ...

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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers
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POLL Upvote if you prefer to unpin Downvote if you prefer to keep accepted answers at the top

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Relicensing code from answers
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Any code of mine that I publish on https://tex.stackexchange.com/ I hereby relicense under the LPPL, version 1.3 or later (not author maintained). Enrico Gregorio

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Poll: "wrong" reasons to upvote
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The question has no upvoted answers, so I choose one at random and upvote it in order to remove the question from the unanswered queue. Such questions are automatically bumped up by the system from ...

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Why are questions on package bugs/issues too localized?
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Quoting from Joel Spolsky's answer: Why is there a green Honda Civic parked out in front of my house? This is too localized because: Who cares? Is it even still there? Go ...

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Site design updates are live!
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status-completed The question titles in the main and meta pages are not aligned: Compare with the main page in Math.SE

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Questions closed as "unclear what you're asking"
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I consider these questions to have been properly closed as “Unclear”. Question #1: listing's lst@BeginWrite gobbles '->' and '=>' from input After a request for a minimal ...

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Should we have a Grace period to avoid premature Voting to Close and Reopening Cycle
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Some questions are straightforward duplicates and there's no point in waiting the OP to confirm it: see for example https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/149747/include-endlstlisting-inside-...

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