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Dr. Manuel Kuehner
* I recently asked my [first (LaTeX) question](https://topanswers.xyz/tex?q=1518).
* User ["samcarter"](https://topanswers.xyz/user?id=167) told me that it would be nice if I share my impressions on "meta".
* One thing that immediately "annoyed" me, was that the **avatar pictures** and some **fonts** in the **comment area** are **too small** (for me, this is just an opinion).

![Screenshot 2020-12-05 14.43.19.png](/image?hash=188a874a4a8b874e8d2e9e35af283b3d4c60cd954d35fe97338c052ad61d0824) 
* I miss to be able ping users by using the "@" syntax.
* I love the code can collapse!

![Screenshot 2020-12-05 14.47.25.png](/image?hash=36bd87bb8f9263c2a042983593008d4d61d4662d6479408fc5e12f158acd3943)
* I miss [email notification](https://topanswers.xyz/meta?q=1459) when someone replies in a comment to me.
* The available tags is very limited (for LaTeX).
* I love that the comments are more powerful compared to other sites.
* I miss that there is no obvious "score" that indicates how experienced a user is (I assume that this was already discussed a lot).
* For me, it is not intuitive that the comments "grow from the bottom". I really had to look for a long tome at the page before I saw that the comment is at the bottom and not at the top :).

![Screenshot 2020-12-05 15.09.31.png](/image?hash=118633b7d38ab3acbfc6b4cf72d2d187e8c1aa2534681cae279c594f35596394)
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I will add more when I recognize something (if that is beneficial for the community here).

**Update 2020-12-09**
* I miss a possibility to make "headlines" --> bringing more structure in complex questions/answers.
* I just found that there is a top right "toolbar", this should IMHO be much more visually obvious.

![Unbenannt.png](/image?hash=708d8a0dbfb31a378e292897964a60fda4c1b4dc64a01c5e31c21831dcdf599b) 

* I did not see the "update" button when editing my question. Naturally, I was looking at the bottom of the post/page.

![Anmerkung 2020-12-09 190725.jpg](/image?hash=eb047bfdd4e69885464d58274f44e7be94d032dbfd2c27d6a8c87da033600dfe)

Again, this is mostly opinion-based.

Top Answer
Jack Douglas
Thanks very much for posting your feedback, it's really useful, and thanks for posting your LaTeX question too — it looks like you got a useful answer :)

> the avatar pictures and some fonts in the comment area are too small (for me, this is just an opinion).

You may find this hard to credit, but they are quite a bit bigger than they were. If you mean that you want everything bigger you can use page zoom in your browser of course — otherwise we'll have a think about whether to increase those small fonts and images.

> I miss to be able ping users by using the “@” syntax.

We always planned to add some sort of popup shortcut for this, and still do — not sure when though! In the meantime you can ping users by clicking on their icons in the stack on the right of the room.

> I love the code can collapse!

Delighted to hear it :)

> I miss email notification when someone replies in a comment to me.

This is now available for those who want to opt in:

@@@ answer 1797

> The available tags is very limited (for LaTeX).

That's actually something to ask about on tex.ta (in a question of type 'meta') — we are happy to add as many tags as the community want (but I don't think we ever want the free for all like on SE where anyone can add tags)

> I love that the comments are more powerful compared to other sites.

You mean the markdown presumably? Thanks we always wanted chat to be a first class citizen here unlike on SE (first class but *less* in the way than SE comments). There are quite a lot of chat updates in the works around oneboxing, searching and so on, though development is slower at the moment than it was previously as dev time is a bit more restricted.

> I miss that there is no obvious “score” that indicates how experienced a user is (I assume that this was already discussed a lot).

Some people are very much against too much visibility of 'league tables' etc. You can see the 'stars' by hovering over a user image but it is not so easy to see that relative to other users.

> For me, it is not intuitive that the comments “grow from the bottom”. I really had to look for a long tome at the page before I saw that the comment is at the bottom and not at the top 😃.

Having comments work the other way up would be significantly easier for us to develop. Sadly it counters the idiom almost everywhere else and we didn't feel we could get away with upsetting that apple-cart.

> I will add more when I recognize something (if that is beneficial for the community here).

Please do! I'll subscribe to your post so I get an email if/when you update it ;)

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