View Poll Results: Should we add LaTeX support to the forum?

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This is a discussion on LaTeX within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; It wouldn't hurt for the boards to support LaTeX syntax. To be honest, it really would clean up a lot ...

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    LaTeX

    It wouldn't hurt for the boards to support LaTeX syntax. To be honest, it really would clean up a lot of explanations. I did do some reading up on the vBulletin LaTeX hack and came across this. I don't know what version the boards currently run. Just a thought to throw into the "Kermi doesn't give a damn" pile.

    [edit]Here is a brief overview... since someone already voted no. Which I think I could already tell you who that was--Yep. It was who I thought it was.[/edit]
    Last edited by master5001; 10-20-2008 at 02:58 PM.

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    This is vBulletin, not phpBB.

    There's a LaTeX hack for vBulletin too, but I'm not certain about its quality.
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    Murphy's law even applies to internet activities... Even if you explain what something is and the benefit of a feature, someone will still always vote for "I don't know what that is."

    I also added links and investigated the hack you refered to, CornedBee. Thanks for the info. I am actually posting a serious agument for once.

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    Why should my not knowing what LaTex is count as an affirmative vote?

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    Latex (and beamer) is easily the greatest thing since sliced bread, but I don't see how it would help out here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perspective View Post
    Latex (and beamer) is easily the greatest thing since sliced bread, but I don't see how it would help out here.
    \begin algorithm might be nice. Occasionally some algorithm analysis students wander in. And there's all those people with formulas for \pi....

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizen View Post
    Why should my not knowing what LaTex is count as an affirmative vote?
    Because I am a bad, bad man.

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    Hell yeah, implement LaTeX. I'm sure it could find some uses.

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    I am hoping that at the very least it will create enough public interest to maybe get Kermi to start adding support. But I am willing to let the chips fall where they may. It would be nice, but my world won't crumble if we cannot have it.

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    I'm not sure that kermi3 is in charge of this kind of thing, anyway. If webmaster finds time to make changes to the site, there are a few other things that might be worth his time over adding LaTeX. For example, fixing the broken user profiles might be a good start. I'd prefer a cprog sponsored wiki faq over this as well.

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    Ditto. But lets not clutter my thread with a brief prioritized bug report. That is highly likely to shatter my dreams.

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    I don't see how your sexual fetish involving latex would improve the board.

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    Could you use Unicode to do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thantos View Post
    I don't see how your sexual fetish involving latex would improve the board.
    Never underestimate my love of modern synthetic materials. Its epic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Robwit View Post
    Could you use Unicode to do this?
    Yep. Lets not even get into my sexual fetishes involving Unicode and ASCII characters.... That is a whole different website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by master5001 View Post
    Yep. Lets not even get into my sexual fetishes involving Unicode and ASCII characters.... That is a whole different website.
    I didn't see Thantos' reply when I posted that... it was just a happy coincidence.

    Great, so if Unicode can do it, let's just use that. It doesn't need much if any changes to the board, and I think it would put less stress on the severs, not being pictures, so why not?

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