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Markdown is a lightweight, plain-text, markup language. It is used across the entire Stack Exchange network for post formatting (Questions, answers, wikis, chat).

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How does the new Markdown table support affect the 'What is a ... word/phrase?' puzzles?

Many word-property puzzles are based on the series started by @JLee, and through carefully copying templates by the community, both have a nicely looking LaTeX table and a CSV version. The latter is ...
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Is my modest english skills a handicap to write on the site?

I'm some new to this stack exchange community. Over the last weeks I've been posting different kinds of problems to my best ability. Some of them had drawings or sketches (the best which I could make ...
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Is there a font/format I can use to keep the size of each character equal when posting riddles?

When I write rhyming riddles, I make it a challenge for me to use the exact same amount of characters in each line. When that happens, congrats to me! But the rendered output doesn't show my effort. ...
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How do I put a bulleted list behind a spoiler tag?

I get that typing ">! text" puts the text behind a spoiler, e.g: And I get that typing " - text" buts the text in a bullet point, e.g.: text How can I get the bullet into a single spoiler? ">! - ...
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Does Puzzling support embedded YouTube videos?

Over on Meta Stack Exchange, SQB asked Which sites have YouTube embedding on? Searching on Puzzling Meta, I was able to find a post requesting support for code snippets, but found no mention of ...
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Riddle answer with hints

In an answer to a riddle, is it appropriate to post the hint(s) as a line of the answer? Say there is a riddle (not my riddle): His name sounds like a card game, His mother came from ...
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Riddle answer format

Recently, I have noticed a new formatting (preformatted clues) with riddles. My question: Is this formatting really necessary? For more info, click the spoilers in ...
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How can I center (align) an image in a question?

I have not found this and I'm not sure it's possible, but when I write a question or answer and want an image to be horizontally centred, how would I do that?
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Useful Tips & Tricks?

This is neither a real question nor a discussion, so I've been going back and forth in my mind whether to post it or not. In the end, I felt the potential benefits outweigh the bad and went ahead. I ...
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Numbered lists don't come out properly

When you create a list of numbered items in a Stack Exchange post, they automatically get formatted with spacing and indentation. Inputting the following text: 1. Puzzling 2. Meta 3. Stack 4. ...
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Spoiler markup does not break line for series of MathJax equations in post previews

Putting a spoiler on MathJax equations does not work well sometimes, as reported here (1st answer). For example, $$a=1$$ $$b=2$$ $$c=3$$ can be written using ...
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Button to add spoilers

Why isn't there a button in the formatting options to add spoilers? Please do so as it would be helpful. (I know to manually add ! marks to blockquotes, but it can be tedious.) If there is a button ...
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Is there a way to draw Sudoku (and other) grids?

We now have MathJax. Can we use it to draw grids, like those needed for Sudoku and other puzzles? The following MathJax code leads to the grid below it. ...
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