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Memorandum of Formatting

I'm noticing an uptick in the number of posts where pre-formatted is being used over Blockquote Can we agree that blockquote is preferable? Unlike **pre-formatted** Blockquote allows ...
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Formatting Sandbox – Please test stuff here

Working with Images Changing the displayed size by adding a suffix If you upload your image to Imgur, adding a character to the end of the image name before the extension will change the displayed ...
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Formatting Sandbox – Please test stuff here

Would you like to make your text look smaller and smaller and smaller and smaller and smaller? Eeek! # Would you like ## to make your text **look smaller** <sub>**and smaller**</sub> ...
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Formatting Sandbox – Please test stuff here

Did you know you can use HTML character escape codes? You can use the name from the first column of that table : &mdash; &ndash; &para; &hellip; &uarr; &darr; &larr; &...
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In the future, can questions and answers support the <iframe> HTML tag?

Allowing <iframe> opens all kinds of security risks, I don't think Stack Exchange is going to do that. Note that it is possible to link to a generated image; if I replace interactive_chart with ...
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Guide to formatting ELL answers -- best practices?

In general, don't overuse formatting. If you can make do with a paragraph containing one italicized word and a "short" quote, don't turn it into a bulleted list with bold and italics and superscript ...
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Formatting Sandbox – Please test stuff here

#             ¯\(ツ)/¯ #       Does this thing appear at the centre?
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Formatting Sandbox – Please test stuff here

Working with block quotes Separating quote blocks > This is my first quote. <!-- I want a blank line between them so I am using an HTML comment. This could be empty. --> > This is my ...
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Is it just me or does this word [𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲𝗹𝘆] look odd to you too?

Ԩ doesn’t have any special formatting applied either, it’s just a Unicode character copied from another source. Most 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞𝐥𝐲 that “𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲𝗹𝘆“ is from a set like these https://unicodelookup....
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Attribution: the good and the bad

I mostly agree with Mari-Lou A's post but would like to add one further suggestion and one point of disagreement. If you see a comment that would work well as an answer, it is polite to suggest ...
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How can I underline a text on ELL?

Quoting myself: Underlining is used to designate links. That's all. If you need something, you can use the wealth of options that are supported in posts such as bold, italics, headers, block quotes, ...
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In the future, can questions and answers support the <iframe> HTML tag?

In any case, what HTML is supported is not a decision made on a site-by-site basis, but is made for the whole of Stack Exchange together. Any request to change what HTML is supported would need to be ...
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Formatting Sandbox – Please test stuff here

Tables A header Another header First row Second row | A header | Another header | | -------- | -------------- | | First | row | | Second | row | Left Center Right ...
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An Editing Manual

Back to top Formatting Use > to create blockquotes for example sentences, and quotes from sources, including, but not limited to, dictionary definitions, grammar articles, quotes from Google ...
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An Editing Manual

Fixing up the tags The purpose of tags is not to completely describe every nuance of the question. Tags should make it easy for people that are interested in answering or reading the answers to that ...
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Suggestion: Markup for an incorrect example

I sometimes use images, such as Correct example here: incorrect example here. This practice is very common in the Wikipedia manual of style (MOS) pages. Remember that any markup should produce a ...
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