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I use HandWiki as my primary online encyclopedia. Would or should people edit my links to Wikipedia?

As many may have already know, I live in a region where my national firewall blocks the IP addresses of Wikipedia (and other WikiMedia content sites, so I can't access them using domain fronting). A ...
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Should we edit names and acronyms that are not spelled correctly?

There are many instances where names and acronyms are not spelled right, or where dashes are missing or even introduced. Should we correct them? Examples: Different spellings of Elgamal Spelling of ...
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Should we accept edits by non-authors to put Wikipedia links on phrases?

We have had a number of edits recently that just put Wikipedia links on phrases, in posts that the editor was not the author of. Is this a desirable practice? For example, in https://crypto....
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Fixing possible errors in a question

This question and that near duplicate ask tree hashing/signing of JSON. They come with JSON examples that are plausible deviations from the standardized syntax (quoting character omitted or changed, ...
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Change the correct link for the $\LaTeX$ reference in our help center as well

According to this answer on the feature request "The MathJax help link should point to a more specific guide" we can change the link for our $\LaTeX$ help >>> here <<< to a site specific one. ...
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Change the link for the $\LaTeX$ reference in our help center

According to this answer on the feature request "The MathJax help link should point to a more specific guide" we can change the link for our $\LaTeX$ help here to a site specific one. This is the ...
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Should we allow minor edits for 0 points as Wikipedia does?

If the site allowed minor edits--the correction of up to three language errors--by folks who have reached a certain point level or number of edits, we might see many posts get cleaned up very quickly ...
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Might a graphical TeX finder help anyone?

I came across Detexify, a graphical tool for finding the Tex symbol you need, and I wanted to share. Just draw what you're looking for...
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Policy change proposal: Minor OpSec edits

Right now the official policy for accepting and rejecting sub-2k user edits includes the following statement: Edits are expected to be substantial and to leave the post better than you found it. ...
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Side text preview

When editing texts, specially since most monitors are more wide than tall, it would really help if the live display section is placed on the right side of the text edit box. This way, I won't have to ...
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Editing titles to make them more specific

I don't think we edit titles enough. Editing titles helps make them stand out from the crowd: Just the latest batch of questions: What is this algorithm / concept called? Unknown cipher text for ...
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Syntax highlighting

I tried to create a post with Java syntax highlighting. Obviously code blocks are supported, but syntax highlight hints seem to be ingnored. Is syntax-highlighting enabled on crypto? If not, should ...
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Slow editing in new website

For some reason, it appears that writing an answer can become really slow for me when I use Safari. This happens especially when the answer gets a bit long. Has anyone else encountered this?
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What to do when the original poster refuses edits / drastically changes their own question

I am prompted by the case of: https://crypto.stackexchange.com/questions/11646/the-earlier-question-hasn-been-taken-back, more relevantly presented by the its edit history. As originally stated, the ...
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What to do when answers to a question need maintenance?

I've spotted a question which answers seem to need update following recent results, e.g. this. How to best deal with that?
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Using MathJax / $\TeX$ on the Cryptography site

Shortcut: see the community wiki answer below. Original question I need both a reference and examples relevant to crypto for the TeX dialect we can use on crypto.stackexchange.com. I know there is ...
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