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Is using blockquote for highlighting problematic?

A problem is that it is not a semantically correct use. At the moment the formatting used by SE on this site for block-quotes is such that optically its usage for emphasis makes sense. Yet, this ...
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How to colour long sentences without causing them to overflow and exceed the page?

Simple solution: don't abuse MathJax to colour your text.
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Proper use of italics when asking a question.

Use mathjax for mathematics, not for text formatting. The mathjax italics happen because mathjax thinks "abcde" is just a string of variables.
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Links in spoilers aren't hidden

I've gone an updated the CSS for spoilers - there was something overriding the spoiler CSS in this instance. With you in the next build (rev. 2017.3.14.*)
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Network-wide feature request to support MathJax in tables

So it seems that tables are now enabled here. Here is a CW-answer for testing how they work with MathJax. A header Another header Limit $\lim\limits_{x\to\infty} f(x)$ Matrix $\begin{pmatrix}1&...
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HTML links are broken in : "https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/4920685/how-to-calculate-the-curl-for-vec-nabla-times-hata-for-unit-vector-hat"

Your original version looked like this: ...
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typing star between brackets in text

Q1. With \tags and \labels: ...
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What [![enter image description here][1]][1] means

As an illustration, I have used the picture from the Wikipedia article "Harmonic series (mathematics)" which is at this URL: https://i.sstatic.net/Zxtnn.png Basic information about the ...
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How do I insert a table when asking a question?

(This is a CW answer, everybody is welcome to extend or improve it.) Markdown support for tables has been enabled network-wide, this offers an alternative to the MathJax/LaTeX ...
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How many variations of this grey background are there?

The former is a block quote the later is a spoiler. There is also preformatted text, which might qualify. It looks like this. ...
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Table rendering in preview but not in finished post

Adding an extra empty line after the colon has fixed the problem. I am not sure why this works but have seen this before.
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How to add ellipsis in enumeration in markdown?

A hack, presumably, but I found that in a HTML style ordered list <ol>...</ol>, just typing without making a list item ...
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Changing font size on Math.StackExchange?

you could use simple # but only for headers/one full line. "### Text" Text "## Text" Text "# Text" Text *answer here for others, ...
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How can I make separate sentences or paragraphs?

Line-breaks and paragraphs in comments are not supported. The shift-enter is intended only to affect the situation while you edit. It is possible to work around this restriction via using MathJax. ...
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Spoiler and List problem

You can use a double space at the end of each line to force a newline: ...
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How to write preformatted texts in comments?

Here is an example which should work in a comment: To write $\mathbb C$ you can use `$\mathbb C$`. As a test, you can see a comment below this post. This will be ...
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Why are not table headings rendering correctly with embedded math here on Mathematics Stack Exchange that Render Fine on Stack Exchange Electronics

The reason the formatting did not transfer correctly for the heading on the table is that Stack Exchange Electronics requires "\\$" versus the Mathematics Stack Exchange site that requires &...
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Formatting Sandbox

No downvotes! $\hskip -3.5em \color{red}{\Rule{3em}{4.5em}{0em}}$ $\overset{\cdot\cdot}\smile$ $$ \require{action} \require{enclose} \toggle{ \quad\enclose{roundedbox}{\text{ Why I cannot see the ...
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How do I create a link to a MSE post? Please provide detail.

How does the following change if I want to reference a posted Math Stack Exchange question or page? If you want to reference a Math Stack Exchange question in a post it suffices to paste the ...
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How are **bold** and *italics* presented in comments?

In Markdown help - comment formatting you can read that Comments support only bold, italic, code and links; in addition, a few shorthand links are available. ...
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Table rendering in preview but not in finished post

Dietrich's suggestion in the comments also got me to a more central post at meta: Markdown table preview does not detect missing blank line before table header
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Can We Have Links in Tags?

What if I try $$ 2 + 2 = 4 \tag{\href{http://davidlowryduda.com}{davidlowryduda.com}}$$ $\href{http://google.com}{google.com}$ Nope. So the best I have is to use $$ 2 + 2 = 4, \tag{1}$$ (where the ...
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How to perform a line break?

Line break within math mode. $$ x + y = 2\\x - y = 4 $$ Output: $$ x + y = 2\\x - y = 4 $$
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How to write a line through text?

For text you do can simply use the corresponding html tag and write <s>strikethrough text</s> to get: strikethrough text. I will explicitly mention that ...
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How do I put those yellow boxes in my question?

You are talking about blockquotes. They are intended to signal that a passage of text is a quote, or a part of the text that is somewhat detached from the rest. Some users also use it purely for ...
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Quote markdown can interfere MathJax, is it a bug or a feature?

You can it seems quote with <blockquote> $E= mc^2$ </blockquote> $E= mc^2$ rather than use the leading > if ...
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What [![enter image description here][1]][1] means

I use the two "[n]" things to display a small version of the image while making the original larger version easily available. For example I import a big image this one, shrunk to just under ...
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