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How can I use grave accents or backticks (`) in a question?

How can I type two backtick characters without formatting my text in unwanted way? Use \ as an escape character: This is some text with `backticks` and some more `text with backticks` Source: This ...
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Formatted text rendered wrongly in question but is correct in edit preview

Fundamentally - we didn't have code fences then. We do now. Essentially - the conversion from markdown to rendered markup happens once - when the post is posted. For extra fun - since its an odd ...
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How can I use grave accents or backticks (`) in a question?

This question is rather confused. What does the Alt key have to do with your requiring two backticks ` [not tildes, btw, they're ~ ] Stack Exchange uses markdown for formatting, which means two ...
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Should a short error message be formatted as inline code, bold or simply with double quotes?

If the error is mostly human-readable text, I would suggest double quotes. "Error: file not found" looks natural because it's laid out more or less like a standard human sentence. Code formatting ...
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How do I make what I type look like keys on a keyboard?

Like This? Enclose the letter in <kbd> and </kbd> Also works with suitably sized images
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Can I embed a Twitter post in my answer?

I'd go with a self contained answer referencing the tweet. A screenshot would be nice, but it would be as simple as "I contacted the discord team via twitter - and they responded, that it was ...
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Why aren't backticks working in comments to get a fixed-width font?

In my comment, it is not formatted and the backticks are visible. In a comment you need to double the backticks to prevent the \ escaping the closing backtick: ``\\?\``
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Quote markdown for the whole answer

The help centre page How to reference material written by others gives a suggested format that quitations should take. It shows blockquoting being used for copied text. It states Provide a link ...
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Unable to have inline code in a comment when a backslash is before the tilda

How can I unescape the backslash-tilda? Use double tildas: ``f:\`` This will display in a comment as: f:\ See my comment under your question.
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Quote markdown for the whole answer

Is this the standard of formatting answers now, or am I right to question this decision? Yes it is the standard, and you are wrong to question it. Note the use of block quotes above where I am ...
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