11 votes
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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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9 votes
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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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8 votes

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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5 votes
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Is it okay to use headers to summarize content?

It's useful to bold key points, but I think doing it to whole sentences is too much, maybe even counter-productive. What @JakeGould did on this question of mine is a great example of how to use bold ...
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5 votes

Is it okay to use headers to summarize content?

Headers aren't used to summarise content. Headers are used to create section breaks. Topic sentences are more suitable as the summary slug. Your first sentence in a post should not be bold, or a ...
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4 votes
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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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4 votes

Formatting of multiple quotes ends up showing as a single block

Not sure what the fix is supposed to be but: >Hello <!-- This is a comment --> >world! resolves to Hello world! For a neat break between quote blocks. Apparently this is also ...
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2 votes

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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2 votes

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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2 votes
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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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1 vote
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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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1 vote

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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1 vote

Is it okay to use headers to summarize content?

I think it's fine to use headers the way you did there, but not when the header spans 3 lines.

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