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Your English is fine Hi, I'm bobble. I have been the one editing most of your posts. (If you want me to, I will go back and edit your old ones.) Your English is fine. I will repeat this as often as necessary. It is not perfect. But it is good enough that I can understand it. And that's all that really matters. You have been nice and accepting of my grammar ...


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How to ignore tags You can add the riddle to your ignored tags. You can then choose between filtering them out (not showing them at all), or just greying them out. You can do this at Your preferences page. (note: this uses a special link, that makes sure that it links to the preference page of the user clicking it. You can make such link by using current ...


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In addition to @bobble's answer, remember that other users might edit your posts to fix the issues in there. I'm not an English speaker either and it happened a lot of times to my posts, I find it very useful because it is an opportunity to improve your English skills. I learned different words and the correct grammar forms to express my sentences and also ...


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Let's replace any unnecessarily MathJax'ed tables with Markdown ones for any post ... as long as it doesn't clutter the front page with bumps, of course. The scope shouldn't be restricted to word-property puzzles, as MathJax was a commonly known workaround for table formatting. I tested copying the table directly into Excel just in case, and it worked ...


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How to list puzzles and filter out unwanted categories To find all puzzle questions except those containing a specific tag, use the search field and enter is:q -[riddle] This will give you all entries which are questions but do not contain the riddle tag. Unfortunately, search will by default show you the list "by relevenace" so you have to click ...


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Formatting spoilers You can insert a single-line spoiler easily by using >! at the beginning of any line: >! This is a spoiler By default, spoilers on subsequent lines are merged into a single paragraph. To insert a line break, add two spaces at the end of a line: >! This is the first line <-- two spaces >! This is the second line ...


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If people are using this formatting, meh. As Sp3000 said in a comment, it's a matter of personal taste. Historically some (ex-)moderators on this site have had a thing about removing code formatting everywhere except where it's actually being used for code, but my response to this has always been more like a shrug. I don't like the look of the formatting in ...


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It's a little cumbersome, but you can use HTML: >! <ul> >! <li>bullet 1</li> >! <li>bullet 2</li> >! </ul> produces As GentlePurpleRain notes, not all tags are required, but if you omit the <ul> and </ul>, the bullets will have a strange alignment: >! <li>bullet 1 >! <li>bullet ...


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That's not a bug; that's standard Markdown behavior. If you don't want standard Markdown behavior, kill the Markdown: 2\. Puzzling•• 3. Meta•• 5. Stack•• 7. Exchange (trailing spaces shown as • for clarity), which results in: 2. Puzzling 3. Meta 5. Stack 7. Exchange


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How "Favorites" can be used Use "favorites" to keep track of unsolved puzzles that: you're working on you want to know the answer to you'd like to up/down vote, but want to wait until you see the solution Once you've added stars to puzzles you're interested in, you can view them on your user page (under Activity, Favorites). Better yet, you can sort by ...


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When answering a riddle like this, I normally hide the hint itself as well as its explanation in my answer (example). It's just good manners: the reason for spoilertagging the hint in the original question is so that people can have a go at solving the riddle without seeing the hint if they want to, and if the OP has gone to the trouble of hiding it in ...


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At the moment, it does not. If you do want it to support this, you should create a new meta post, with the tag feature-request, and include a collection of posts that would benefit from such a change, there's a chance that we could support embedding YouTube videos.


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There's only one way to find out. Testing YouTube URL Embedding Regular https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gocwRvLhDf8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gocwRvLhDf8 Timestamped https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gocwRvLhDf8&t=22 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gocwRvLhDf8&t=22 Shortened https://youtu.be/gocwRvLhDf8 https://youtu.be/gocwRvLhDf8 /Embed ...


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How to notify a question author of a modified answer post Use @UserName in a comment (of the edited answer) to automatically send the user UserName a notification (containing the comment). When you type @ in a comment, other authors of this post are suggested by the auto-complete. You can also type any user-name, not only the suggested ones. In particular,...


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That's what happened! I thought you must have been really tired or something. Any way your point about lists.... Unfortunately it is a feature of HTML itself. The example you give is converted into the following HTML: <ol start="2"> <li>Puzzling</li> <li>Meta</li> <li>Stack</li> <li>Exchange</li> </...


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More tests Test 1, quoted: $$ \text{ this line is centered and the fraction is } \frac{full}{size} $$ > $$ \text{ this line is centered and the fraction is } \frac{full}{size} $$ spoilered: >! $$ \text{ in preview, this line is not centered and the fraction has } \frac{reduced}{size} $$ Test 2, quoted: $$ \text{ this is \$\$-delimited } \\ \...


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The only option on Stack Exchange is to use 'code formatting', also know as preformatted text. Here is a recent example. The easiest way to achieve this is to select the riddle, and hit Ctrl+K or the { } button in the toolbar above the edit area. (You probably know this because you're active on Stack Overflow; other users might not.) If my prefix had an id, ...


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One more idea is to use mathjax here. But note that it makes the loading a few milliseconds slower and it is not supported in very old systems. You're Lucky, I have been interested in $\mathtt{MathJax}$\ $\LaTeX$ recently, and I have been collecting symbols, methods and $\boldsymbol{Fonts}$. 1. Blackboard bold: This font only uses uppercase letters; $\...


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We don't currently have a button on any site to do spoiler formatting. The best candidates for that feature might very well be Movies & TV or Science Fiction & Fantasy. However, there has been some resistance to the very use of spoiler markup on those sites. See, for instance, "Are we overusing the spoiler markup?" The practice of editing out ...


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Here is a slightly better version, but I think it needs work before being made into a macro for the site - it has unnecessary spacing, both within cells and between blocks, so it spills over the sidebar (at least on my browser), maybe someone else can work out how to avoid that while still keeping everything aligned? First a sudoku with relevant pencil ...


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How to link to questions and specific answers You can link to any question by just pasting the URL to it directly. The display code will automatically show the title of that question as a link. example: In the text field of a question or answer you can type: https://puzzling.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4894/useful-tips-tricks and it will be ...


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How do I get some fancy symbol/font/format ? Puzzling Stack Exchange supports MathJax You can find lots of examples!


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Check out my answer for: All neighbor sum is 0 on a chessboard to see how to spoiler long MathJax.


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