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Is my modest english skills a handicap to write on the site?

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 ...
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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 ...
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Is my modest english skills a handicap to write on the site?

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

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-...
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10 votes

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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 ...
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10 votes

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Formatting spoilers You can insert a single-line spoiler easily by using >! at the beginning of any line: ...
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Riddle answer format

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 ...
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How do I put a bulleted list behind a spoiler tag?

It's a little cumbersome, but you can use HTML: >! <ul> >! <li>bullet 1</li> >! <li>bullet 2</li> >! </ul> ...
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Numbered lists don't come out properly

That's not a bug; that's standard Markdown behavior. If you don't want standard Markdown behavior, kill the Markdown: ...
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7 votes

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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 ...
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Riddle answer with hints

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 ...
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Does Puzzling support embedded YouTube videos?

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, ...
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Does Puzzling support embedded YouTube videos?

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 ...
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3 votes

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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 ...
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Numbered lists don't come out properly

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 ...
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Spoiler markup does not break line for series of MathJax equations in post previews

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: >! ...
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Is there a font/format I can use to keep the size of each character equal when posting riddles?

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 {...
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Is there a font/format I can use to keep the size of each character equal when posting riddles?

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}...
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Button to add spoilers

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 ...
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Is there a way to draw Sudoku (and other) grids?

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 ...
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2 votes

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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. ...
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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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Spoiler markup does not break line for series of MathJax equations in post previews

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