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Directory issue with BibTex in Pycharm and Texify [closed]

I have the following project structure: project/ │ ├── python/ │ └── ... │ └── thesis/ ├── out/ │ ├── main.aux │ ├── main.bbl │ ├── main.blg │ ├── main.log │ └── ...
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Is the company selling our Personal Information or not?

While once again reviewing the Data Request page looking for an answer to my ignored concerns, I stumbled on the current revision of the Privacy Policy page. In its first paragraph the policy reads: ...
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Why are some images rendered correctly and some aren't

Since yesterday(?), I noticed that some images show just fine but some don't on the Stack Exchange sites. For example, the uploaded image of this question on Cross Validated is shown like this (the ...
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In the data request page, what does the "Object to Processing" request type do?

Following my earlier, still unanswered question "In the data request page, what does the "Do not sell my information" request type do?" I noticed that the aforementioned page ...
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How is the period of suspension for suspended accounts determined? [duplicate]

I happened to come across the (suspended) account of former Stack Exchange contributor Ron Maimon. The header to his user page reads: “This account is temporarily suspended network-wide. The ...
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Help center suggests requesting disassociation of content prior to deleting your account

I was perusing the help center articles and found How do I delete all my contributions? I found this line: However, we can offer one option instead: you may contact us and request that we ...
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How can I search for tags with that include a specified string in their Usage Guidance?

I would like to search for all tags (on Stack Overflow) that include some specific string in the Usage Guidance portion of their Tag Wiki. How can I do that? Specifically I would like to search for ...
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Why do some comment replies using the @username convention fail to work? [closed]

When I reply to a comment, I try to follow the @username convention. It almost always works fine. But sometimes it doesn’t work: i.e., I have to type out the username because it fails to appear in an ...
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read-only mode activated for me but seemingly it is not a maintenance thing

last night I was on Islam.stackexchange that I was suddenly logged-off by the site, and a bar appeared at the top saying: This site is currently in read-only mode. We’ll return with full ...
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What is the status of the changes to the moderator agreement agreed to during the negotiations in August?

As part of the strike negotiation results, several changes to the Moderator Agreement were agreed upon. These include: A mandatory review period for binding policies Stack Exchange, Inc. staff cannot ...
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In which case(s) are the uploaded animated gifs being resized?

I read: The limitations are mostly imposed by third-party systems we use during the image upload process, and also when resizing animated gifs. [Troy Gould] In which case(s) are uploaded animated ...
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List of Reasons for Automatic System Content Modification

When does the system automatically modify content (such as votes, question, answer, or comment text)? What automatic changes does the system make to questions? answers? comments? This FAQ should ...
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What's the rationale behind placing a limit on uploaded gifs in terms of pixels? (instead of bytes or frame dimensions)

I read: Image uploads are limited to 50 megapixels; please use a smaller image What's the rationale behind placing a limit on uploaded gifs in terms of pixels? (instead of bytes or frame dimensions)
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Moderator Agreement notice disappeared without dismissing it

There was a banner with a new moderator agreement information. I didn't dismiss it (and I didn't yet accepted new Agreement), but it has disappeared now. Is it expected behavior? Actually I'm waiting ...
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When is a review task "completed" or "invalidated"?

I've noticed that the number of reviews required to remove a post from a queue varies. For example, to accept/reject a suggested edit, you need two votes of the same kind. If the votes are conflicting,...
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Area 51-- Can't receive Email Verifications [duplicate]

I can't receive email for verification in Area 51 after repeated attempts of clicking.
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I want to force a change of my Stack Overflow profile name [closed]

I want to forcefully change my profile name in Stack Overflow, I don't want to wait 30 days: My account has had a lot of problems recently, and several accounts have suddenly been merged together. I ...
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What does "user was removed" mean and why did my reputation change because of it?

Message appearing when a user was removed. It seems I lost 1765 reputation points on Stack Overflow yesterday. The reason given in my history is "removed", with the description of User was ...
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Formatting Sandbox

Notes: Answers will occasionally be moved to the Sandbox archive when there are too many of them. When using them to report bugs, keep an eye on the post. You may also want to take a look at the ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion?

What circumstances can cause a question or answer to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? How can a post be deleted? When can't I delete my own post? Can I still see my post even after it's ...
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Cloudflare challenge on API and WebSocket traffic used for AI Analysis

Currently, there's a reproducible issue with Cloudflare blocking (via user/browser challenge as in this question) all API and WebSocket traffic from several sources. This is impacting the AI analysis ...
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How do suggested edits work?

When clicking "edit" I see: Your edit will be placed in a queue until it is peer reviewed. We welcome edits that make the post easier to understand and more valuable for readers. Because ...
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How can a user with no activity make a 5-year-old Stack Overflow question "active"?

A 5-year old question on Stack OverFlow, Page Navigation not working on the final for loop iteration, is currently showing as "Active" (AND displays at the top of the list) under the tag &...
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Can a Stack Exchange association bonus be lost?

I recently hit 200 rep on Stack Overflow and got a big 100 rep bonus. Most know this as the 'association bonus'. If I offer a bounty of 50 points and thereby lessen my 'base' score, do I lose that ...
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Some user which is not a staff now but show a “white” staff indicator in user card [duplicate]

Like for this answer (Employee profiles are now marked with a “Staff” indicator) When I scroll down the answer, it brings me to the user card of the OP. See the picture below: The user Catjia is not ...
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Thumbnail image on Stack Overflow

How can you thumbnail an uploaded image on Stack Overflow?
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Why does my reputation go down after a user self-deleted the question I posted an answer to? [duplicate]

I'm relatively new to Stack Overflow and managed to earn some reputation in little over a week by posting good answers. Today, I found that my reputation was lowered by 45 points (almost one-third of ...
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How can one search for a word that was removed during an edit?

I'd like to search for a word that was edited out of one of my questions. I don't know which question. How can one search for a word that was removed during an edit? (Input: word; output: list of ...
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What is the process by which Moderators can determine the Moderator Agreement has been violated?

To trigger this process, a moderator must send a “Community Emergency” report through the Contact Form detailing: The exact nature of the situation that has violated the Moderator Agreement; Which ...
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I accepted the updated moderator agreement yesterday; why do I have to accept again?

Yesterday some moderators on the site I moderator accepted updated Moderator Agreement, some - declined. But as of today all these outcomes are cleared. We all see the Moderator Agreement as it's not ...
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Why can any user edit any other user's question or answer?

I see an "edit" link after each question and answer. So I was wondering: how come any user can change any other user's question or answer? I think the reason behind it is that each one can share their ...
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Does the positive score include zero in Stack Overflow?

I know the process of awarding sportsmanship badge. The definition Up voted 100 answers on questions where an answer of yours has a positive score Does the positive score mean zero, ie equal ...
160 votes
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How to upload an image to a post?

Sometimes I need to upload, embed, or display inline an image in a question or answer. How can I do that? Return to FAQ index
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Is it OK to accept an answer to community-wiki question?

Please, state the official SO policy! Don't give me link to another question where this has been discussed to death without any conclusion at the end. P.S. Should I accept some answer to this ...
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Why does the Community user sometimes review suggested edits?

Why does the Community bot sometimes approve or reject edits? How does a machine know if my edit is valid? What does it mean if my edit was "canceled" by Community? See also: Who is the ...
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Where do public policy questions related to biology go?

Preface This question is mostly copied from a similar one inside Biology Meta Stack Exchange. It has been mostly copied here to reach a wider Meta audience in the hope that a proper Stack Exchange ...
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Why do I need 50 reputation to comment? What can I do instead?

Users with less than 50 reputation points cannot write comments on questions and answers that they don't own. Why does this limit exist? But I want to contribute now. What should I do instead? But I ...
314 votes
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What are the “spam” and “rude or abusive” (offensive) flags, and how do they work?

When flagging, there are two special case options: spam and rude or abusive. What is spam, and when should I flag content as such? What is considered offensive, rude or abusive content? How does the ...
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How to format my comments that pasted a few lines of code? [duplicate]

How can I format my comments? For example, I've pasted a few lines of code (with new lines, spaces etc.) but it looks very ugly.
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I can not upvote to the answer [duplicate]

I have accepted one answer and I had given one up vote to the answer and again tried to give one more upvote then the vote count was decremented to the answer and now I can not upvote the answer like ...
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How do I change my Stack Exchange/Overflow account email and use it to sign in? I expect my new email to be my signin email after email verification

I changed my Stack Overflow account email under profile/email settings and verified my new email address from my email account. However, I am unable to sign in with the new email. The old email still ...
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Why doesn't the syntax highlighting work?

I tried several ways of how to do syntax highlighting for R in this question, but it doesn't work. I tried ```R (see revision 3 of the question) and <!-- language: R --> (see revision 2) but ...
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Comment on a question without 50 reputation points [duplicate]

Yesterday I wanted to comment on a question on Stack Overflow, but I don't have 50 reputation points. The question is that I referred in my answer to another Stack Overflow question, and my ...
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Is a new comment format for duplicate votes being tested?

I just cast a couple of duplicate votes on Ask Ubuntu and got this exceedingly verbose comment posted on my behalf: This question is similar to: ... If you believe it’s different, please edit the ...
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Is there a list of SE chat privileges, and the minimum reputation required for those privileges?

Is there a list of privileges that users have on any Stack Exchange chat rooms, and which lists the minimum reputation required for each privilege? If such list doesn't exist, what is the reputation ...
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On what site can I ask about guidelines for image detection model [duplicate]

I have 20,000 plus images of art (paintings, sculptures, jars, etc). My goal is creating a computer vision model that, from an input (photo), identifies the exact same piece of art and returns its id, ...
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What is the process of awarding the Sportsmanship badge on Stack Overflow?

W.K.T, Sportsmanship is the badge awarded to users when they upvoted 100 answers on questions where an answer of them has a positive score. I can see some of the users gained this badge without ...
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“0 edit suggestions canceled” in review stats: what is that used for, is it not same as “rejected edit”?

I recently saw this in any of my edits in the “editor stats”: user1176409 had 95 edit suggestions approved, 10 edit suggestions rejected, and 0 edit suggestions canceled. I was surprised when I saw ...
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Whatever happened to the rollout of the 'new' editor?

I honestly got reminded of this by this post and I've been interchangeably using different editors on the network. I'd love to know what the status of the stacks editor is, and what future plans on it ...

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