Andrew Stacey
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The duck giveaway 2016, seasonal edition
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I'm going for 162 and 193, otherwise known as ●●● and ●●●.

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Who Wants to Win a LaTeX Book in 2016?
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I originally went for ●●●, but as that has gone I decided to go for 86 instead. (Note to the punch-card squad: you're too slow, I got there first.)

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Can I ask a "Comment my macro" question?
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Yes, you can. My evidence: When to use \edef, \noexpand, and \expandafter? I'd recommend that you make your question easy to answer (as I tried to do in the above). Pick out one thing that you want ...

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Who wants to win a duck? Wait, what?
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6,​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​7

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why was "possible duplicate" comment with additional information deleted?
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I guess the lesson to learn here is to separate the "possible duplicate" bit of the comment from the extra helpful part. Posting two comments might seem a bit clumsy but it does at least avoid the ...

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A separate answer ? or update my original answer ? to post two (relatively) distinct solutions to a question
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I think my record for number of answers to a (non-CW) question is 3. I tend to do this if the answers are really different in the way that they answer the question so that they really should be read ...

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are non-sx faqs now redundant?
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Most assuredly not. Whilst this place has its resident experts, the style is very much of a place where everyone can offer a helping hand and often a quick hack will do in place of a more measured ...

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Why are questions on package bugs/issues too localized?
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Ironically, having just read through the answers and left a couple of comments, I headed over the main site and found Error message with hobby package which is essentially a bug report on the hobby ...

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Which is more common: "TeX.SE" or "TeX.SX"?
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This came up tangentially at https://tex.meta.stackexchange.com/a/2288/86. I'll copy the last part of my answer from there: I strongly prefer "TeX-SX" to "TeX.SE" (note the punctuation) and "TeX....

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How do I properly cite TeX.SE for its help in typesetting?
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I am most definitely not a lawyer, the following is pure opinion. I don't think that there is a requirement on you to attribute things that you use to make your document look nicer since your ...

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Modifying code formatting when editing
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Going from the situation that provoked this, I'd like to point out the dangers of being the third man in. This is a well-known phenomenon from rugby: since a rugby match is essentially a pitched ...

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Modifying "Possible duplicate:" links
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I've done this before. My guidelines are: Keep the original possible duplicate. That was, after all, the majority view. If I disagree with this then I'd want to discuss it first (here or in chat). ...

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Who Wants to Win a LaTeX Book?
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Second guess: 126. Reason: it's the remaining case where the Kevaire invariant problem is still open.

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Who Wants to Win a LaTeX Book?
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91​​​​

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How to share a LaTeX "recipe"?
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Let me expand a bit on my comment. I think that there are some basic guidelines for this sort of thing (note: guidelines, not rules). This is a question-and-answer site. So make the question bit a ...

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Illustrating a multi-page MWE
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I find the simplest is to upload the PDF directly via the image upload facility on the site and it puts all the pages in the PDF into the question/answer. The only issue with that is that the default ...

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What about a {hobby} tag?
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I think that Stephen's comment hits the nail on the head: would the hobby tag help someone? There are several categories to consider: Someone asking a question for which the hobby package could ...

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Formatting Sand-Box
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a list with stuff in it

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Migrated question from meta to main allows me to upvote same comment twice
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I suspect it should be classed as "It probably shouldn't work like that but the hassle in fixing it vastly outweighs the importance of doing so." Sadly, I also deleted that comment as it was no ...

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Up-vote & close as duplicate — good thing to do?
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I frequently do this. The two decisions are almost completely independent for me. The only time that the presence of the duplicate would mean that I didn't vote would be if the original question was ...

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"Just do it for me" text building block
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To expand a little on the comments, this site works best as a helping hand at the precise point where you get stuck with something when a small nudge in the correct direction shows you how to proceed. ...

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Formatting Sand-Box
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Just testing some entities: &#211hello; in the preview produces Óhello; What happens in the main? &#211hello; Strike out works.

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Should 'how to install package X on Ubuntu' questions be consolidated?
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This does feel a big thing for one person to take on and get right straight away so let's draft it here. CW for easy editing. Question I need to install a new TeX/LaTeX/ConTeXt package on my ...

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Where to ask questions about StackExchange?
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Here. \vfill (Since I've already figured out how to leave short answers and so have no need to make the joke, I'll try to be a bit more useful:) StackExchange is a network of sites with individual ...

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Should we link duplicates in both directions
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I would say that the amount of linking depends on the answer to the question: "If a random searcher came across the original question, how useful would the duplicate be?" If a lot, then there should ...

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Formatting Sand-Box
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Shrt nswrs r k.​​​

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disable "congratulations" notifications
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Believe me, the Great Big Orange Banner was infinitely[1] more annoying. [1] As a mathematician, I'm officially sanctioned one hyperbole[2] per day. This was not it. [2] And I'm prohibited Bad Puns....

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How can I provide a better resolution of uploaded pictures created with the document class standalone?
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There can be reasons why it is useful to have a command-line method to convert PDFs to PNGs instead of letting TeX do everything - for example, if producing the PDF takes a long time and you don't ...

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Is it good practice to share your personal work after receiving the answer?
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This is absolutely fine. The key things are what you've already mentioned: Make it extremely clear that this is an adaptation of another answer. Attribution is crucial. Make it clear what your ...

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What are your favourite TikZ/PGF answers?
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TikZ/PGF Answer: https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/47394/86 The shape is finished by Altermundus and zeroth in the following answer : https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/47484/3235 Brief Description: ...

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