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Can't put formatted tag names in tag wiki excerpt?

If you enter the text [tag:tag] in the tag wiki textbox, it produces tag. If you enter the text [tag:tag] in the tag wiki ...
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A bug in enumerating while another link/picture inserted in the middle. [duplicate]

lorem ipsum. lorem ipsum link lorem ipsum lorem ipsum lorem ipsum lorem ipsum Though I used 3., 4., ...
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Numbered lists interspersed with commentary. [duplicate]

Sometimes I want to intersperse commentary into my lists. For example. Thus, it holds that blah, and that blurg, and noting that bloop, thus also that blipple. However,...
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Small markdown parsing bug in comments

After I voted to close this question, the automatically generated comment possible duplicate of Finding the limit of $n/\sqrt\[n\]{n!}$ exhibited a small bug. Its source is ...
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Editing - ordered list with letters.

I just edited: Let $f$ be a non-constant entire function such that $\left \lvert f(z) \right\lvert=1$ for every $z$ with $\left \lvert z \right\lvert=1$. In the question there is a list of options ...
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Where is the math markdown/syntax described?

When I begin asking a question, no mention is made of the markdown syntax in use, or where to find its description in the quick reference, or full reference for the Math Stackexchange site in the ...
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Latex rendering error

At least for myself and the original poster, the thread at Finding roots of polynomials, negative square root does not render correctly. From OPs post: "yep tried reloading a few times, the ...
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Spoiler-markup broken for multilined display math? [duplicate]

A brief search didn't turn out a dupe, but recently I have found that the spoiler-markup >! doesn't work well with multilined MathJax, especially displaystyle: <...
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Changing font size in stack overflow?

Is there a way to make a selected text bigger/smaller? And which is the best? Edit: Why so many downvotes? At least leave a comment for this reaction...
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Annoying inability to format things

Recently a change has made **Theorem** adsfdf *proof*: asdfdsaf comes out as Theorem adsfdf proof: asdfdsaf rather than having a line break between them. <...
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Code is indented incorrectly

I recently pasted the following code: ...
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New Line without Space Afterwards

Please forgive me if this question has been asked before, but I haven't been able to find it. On Mathematics SE, what code/command/operation starts a new line without space afterwards? Thank you very ...
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How to make a gray background for questions

Instead of putting an image to type up a question, how do I get the gray background? For example here: FAQ for math.stackexchange It isn't a question, but I want that background? JL guessing: ...
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Can anyone guide me on how to learn stackexchange language?

My exams are nearing and I have been posting question on vector calculus which are not answered yet because I'm writing in simple English. Many people have edited my questions. Kindly guide me on how ...
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Link copying causes misinterpretation in mark-down in comments

In a comment to Henry's answer in a recent question I copied a link from Wikipedia directly from my browser window to the comments box. However, upon submitting the comment, the link was ...
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How to separate two block quotes?

Editing this question, I would like to write two consecutive block quotes without any content in between. Definition ... (Last line of definition) (I would like a blank line here) Theorem ....
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Why double backslash is sometimes needed?

I noticed the problem in this post in the definition of $\mathbb N_\infty= \{0\} \cup \{\frac1n; n\in\mathbb N\}$. However, I was not able to reproduce the problem from the post (I do not know why ...
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how to post invisible solutions?

Please check out: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/863211/4997 In order to not totally give away the answer to the reader, the responses are invisible, unless your mouse hovers over them. In general ...
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How do I copy weblinks to answers?

I normally just copy paste, but look at what happened in this post: A good example on the wikipedia page: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturm–Liouville_theory Some people embed it. Can someone ...
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Spoiler and List problem

Is is possible to make a spoiler space with a numbererd list inside? ! Here is what I have tried: ! 1. The first. ! 2. The second. or or ! Here is what I have tried: 1. The first. 2....
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Multiline hidden text with align environment [duplicate]

Is there a way to use >! for hidden lines with the \begin{align*} ... \end{align*} environment? I can't seem to get it to ...
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strange bug in numbering [duplicate]

In this question, we see a list of three hypotheses numbered 1, 2, and 3, but when I click on "edit", they're numbered 2, 3, and 4, and the question refers at one point to 4. When reading rather than ...
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How to write question on MSE offline?

I have recently downloaded MathJax-2.7.4 and successfully render test htmls in folder test. Then I save the webpage https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/ask offline to write question. But when I ...
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Battling the ad-hoc limited URL syntax [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Links to Wolfram alpha don't appear I'm wasting too much time having to figure out how to correctly quote URL's to get them to match the limited subset allowed here (by ...
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How to perform a line break? [duplicate]

I entered text with line breaks in the body but it doesn't show in the question.
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Block quote in list

How do I put a block quote inside an item of an enumerated list without causing it to break the list or to end the item by its ending? What I mean is: Item 1 Item 2 Block quote Either the rest ...
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Why do links in question and answer work differently then links in comments?

Currently when linking to other question, one might use just the [link](http://example.com). This works great in questions, answers and comments. So far so good. ...
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How do I create a link to a MSE post? Please provide detail.

Please explain the following explanation about Links from the MathJax guide (quoted below). It talks about writing links but not about creating them. How does the following change if I want to ...
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How to colour long sentences without causing them to overflow and exceed the page?

The entitled question can be seen in an older version How can a Fields Medallist be 'not very good at logic'?: $\color{green}{\qquad \text{Well, the idea that mathematics is synonymous with ...
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Stop misuse of Markdown blockquotes for emphasis

As discussed in the comment to this answer, several users of this site use Markdown blockquotes (lines starting with >, like in an e-mail) to emphasize text. For ...