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What is "cite"?

In (La)TeX you can manage your references using BibTeX (see also here). The code displayed with the cite is the code you would insert into your BibTeX file to get the proper formatting when ...
Thomas's user avatar
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14 votes
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Why were my suggested edits rejected? Posters failed to transcribe book's question accurately. Omitted book version, exercise, page numbers

I think several of your edits were useful and should have been approved. I think edits that add more information about the source of the problem are useful -- especially the edits of yours that added ...
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12 votes
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Is asking for a specific reference to an article mentioned in an MSE question unacceptable?

No, it is not unreasonable. In fact, it is recommended to do so. Countless times a question has been made comprehensible/answerable even for simple matters such as correcting typos. The above is the ...
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Publishing Answer?

Mostly what you say suffices, I think. That is, it seems apt to mention SE as the source of the problem. There is no mechanism on the site to find out the identity of the user, especially not in the ...
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How can I deactivate the Ctrl+M shortcut in the editor?

Rob W's answer on Meta Stack Exchange contains a bookmarklet and a user script to disable all of the keyboard shortcuts in the editor. The answer explains the methodology of the user script, but as ...
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Why were my suggested edits rejected? Posters failed to transcribe book's question accurately. Omitted book version, exercise, page numbers

I accepted the first edit suggested by you concerning Bartle's Introduction to Real Analysis, but then I started to notice that there were several of them. I found them weird. Why to edit the question ...
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Let's get MathOverflow's "Citation Helper" here, too!

Yes. Absolutely. There are already 39 posts that use citations without the helper, so I see no reason not to include it here too. Please let me know if any problems arise as a result. (Though I don't ...
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3 votes

Stop misuse of Markdown blockquotes for emphasis

I had already given my opinion on this in the Q&A Is using blockquote for highlighting problematic? Let me summarize my opinion. I consider it as problematic when a blockquote is used only to ...
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