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Formatting Goodies

Recently I read this meta question, which explains how to embed a in your text. What tips and tricks do you use to make your questions and answers pleasing to the eye?
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The Markdown editing help doesn't include help for creating buttons

When asking questions, and one isn't familiar with Markdown, adding a button such as this may be very difficult and frustrating. I think many users's answers and questions involve solutions that ...
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Markdown to preserve multiline block quotes?

My understanding of how block quote formatting works is that a > at the start of a paragraph quotes the whole paragraph but allows the paragraph text to wrap to fit the available space. A > on ...
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Problem with numbering in Markdown

When using a numbered list that's interrupted by a quote for each item, it's being rendered correctly in the edit/preview screen, but ends up 'resetting' each item in the final version. In edit mode: ...
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Wrong suggested edit markdown comparison; no visual line-to-line matching

I just made this suggested edit. The comparison is wrong and incorrectly shows that I deleted a bunch of text, then added another bunch of text. This could give reviewers a wrong impression. What I ...
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How can I use grave accents or backticks (`) in a question?

Is there any way to type two back-tick (or grave accent) characters (`) in my question without formatting my text in unwanted way? I know I can enter a grave accent at one place, like this: Alt+`. ...
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Markdown or HTML

I edited a question today and used <pre> instead of markdown for the post. This specific example what somewhat out of laziness with scrolling, but since HTML is accepted I didn't think it would ...
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How can I quote a numbered list in markdown?

I came across a question asking for comment on a list of items. The question was something like this: Are the following statements true? The sky is blue The earth is round Aliens built ...
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More comprehensive documentation of markdown available for comment boxes

Is there a comprehensive list of what markdown elements can be used in comment boxes? I only recently discovered that the shorter format for links actually works (whereas the longer format doesn't), ...
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What kind of syntax is used to specify a button?

I see people use it but I do not see it listed in the markdown help nor in the toolbar. Looks like this:
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what ways can I make one new line in a post?

what ways can I make one new line in a post? And what is the sense in the fact that pushing enter and starting a new line, doesn't create a new line when the question or I guess answer is submitted? ...
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Multiple Link issue in a Superuser question

There seems to be an issue in multiple links some how. I have 2 links in the question below https://superuser.com/questions/2389/what-is-wolfram-alpha-good-for/2705#2705 The 2nd link is different ...
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How do I view the markdown source for a post?

I was trying to figure out how users markdown a button but I do not see a "view source" button. I could of sworn I've been able to see the source of a post before... somehow. Am I bugging out? Maybe ...
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Displayed answer not consistent with edit mode

The post looks different when in edit mode with respect to how it looks once it is saved. See for example this answer, and specifically the last two lines at the bottom. In edit mode, I managed to ...
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Horizontal tabs in code blocks are a little broken

As the title says. Tabs are not 8 spaces from the beginning of the code block, but rather 8 spaces from the beginning of the line, making them 4 spaces short. Current display: $ lsb_release -a LSB ...
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Adding a table/grid control to the markdown options

I would like to suggest that a table/grid control be added to the markdown options, as it pains me to see people trying to show a sample portion of an excel document, and having it come out as a line ...
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Formatted text rendered wrongly in question but is correct in edit preview

I stumbled upon a question that has some incorrectly rendered block of formatted text: I wanted to edit and correct this but was surprised to see that in the editor it looks like this (no change made ...
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Can I embed a YouTube video in a question or answer?

Over on gaming.stackexchange.com I often see YouTube videos embedded in questions and answers. Here is an example. I see in the source that there is not special markup, just the youtube.com url alone ...
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Formatting of multiple quotes ends up showing as a single block

When I make three quotes with an answer under each quote, the editor resolves that as one quote all mushed together. The answers under the first two quotes disappear. What is the trick to make ...
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Can not use code tag

With the following question, Interesting Windows 7 boot Issue involving RAID and an SSD, I'm not able to remove the quote block in which the code block is embedded. Without making it a quote, the code ...
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Weird behavior with tag syntax on Meta

There's some squirrely behavior going on when using the [tag:tag] syntax for linking tags on Meta. In Chrome (29.0.1547.76 m, Windows 7), when written in one continuous line in Markdown, tags ...
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Markdown discrepancy between live preview and finished posts

(I'm not sure I'm right on this meta site, but since there's a bug tag...) The following is a link to a web page with a trailing ) in its URL: test I know, the parentheses can be escaped, but that'...
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Malformed image Markdown when using add image dialog

The “Add image” toolbar button is outputting malformed markdown. I am using Firefox 40.0.3 on Mac OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite). Here in my screenshot nothing is selected. Cursor was just at that spot. ...
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Markdown formatting of tag wiki excerpts in /review

Tag wiki excerpts are plain text. The description when editing tag wikis states: The tag wiki excerpt is a brief plain text introduction to the topic that the tag represents. It is shown at the top ...
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Is it possible to control the scrollbox height for pre blocks?

Is there a way to control the height for <pre> blocks? (Edit: I have in mind further limiting beyond the default limit.) For superuser, I think this would be a useful feature (and possibly for ...
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Why is the first line automatically indented by one space?

line with backtick or code block line with backtick or code block Why is the first line automatically indented by one space when using backticks or <code> tags to surround multiple lines? Is ...
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When editing this post, the "preview" displays the image correctly. When viewing the question, the image is not displayed

Have a look at this answer. I see the text ![Phone Types on Outlook.com][2] rather than the image he is trying to display. But when I clicked "Edit" to fix his formatting, I found that the image ...
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Why don't 4 indents turn characters to monospace typeface after numbered lines? [duplicate]

It works fine, but... not after a numbered line It works fine, but... not after a numbered line It doesn't render what suppose to be codes, but does disallow me to submit for being a code-only ...
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Embedded image no longer click-able?

I was recently notified that my question was edited. It was a fine edit. I was reviewing the edit history and noticed that the image was changed yet it remains exactly the same as far as I can tell. ...
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Can we support internal "chrome://" URLs?

Is it possible that we could support the internal chrome:// URLs used by Google Chrome and Chromium? There are many questions where one has to access an internal page used by Chrome to solve the ...
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How to add a code block following a numbered or ordered list [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can not use code tag Just a little quirk I noticed when using the Editor. This is bad: This is good: Alternatively, you have to insert a horizontal rule (---) between the list ...
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Can we allow both back-slashes and forward-slashes in Stack Exchange mark-down language tags?

I like that the super-user site supports a limited subset of HTMl tags. One of the supported HTML tags is <kbd> tags for keyboard text. Given that Stack Exchange mark-down language is not HTML, ...
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Are pictures in comments possible?

I added a comment to a question, and instead of an image popping up, this did: ![http://i.imgur.com/DXSVh.png][1]
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Can I embed a Twitter post in my answer?

Shortly after asking How do I enable email notifications from Discord?, I sent a tweet to Discord's official Twitter account asking for support. To my surprise, I received a fairly quick response ...
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