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73 votes
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Style guide for questions and answers

Following the style guides on Stack Overflow and Wikipedia, I would like to propose that we create a style guide of our own. Let's hold ourselves to a high standard and create or promote questions ...
47 votes
1 answer

Editing tips and tricks

In the beginning there weren't that many high rep users who could edit questions. As that number grows I thought I would add some tips/tricks that I use for those of you striving to earn a badge ...
Jorge Castro's user avatar
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8 votes
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Is using `code` styling for non-code samples okay?

The code is for code samples, of course. Its actual description is "a piece of program instructions." If package-names or date-and-time (technical details) are program instructions, then so are ...
Abhimanyu's user avatar
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24 votes
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How much markup is tolerated?

Recently we see edit suggestions that mainly format text with a lot of markup that to my opinion do not always increase but sometimes reduce the clarity of a post. People do have a different view on ...
Takkat's user avatar
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16 votes
1 answer

Formatting, backticks and editing

This was a concern raised in UL some time ago, but recently I've seen several cases where I've changed the use of backticks, I will ripoff strugee post from UL: I've noticed that a lot of new users ...
Braiam's user avatar
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12 votes
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Why do people edit in (usually pointless) bold and italics to questions?

I'm not pointing about any users, but there are a few I know that like bolding things in questions. Is there a specific reason to do this? Readability is the largest reason I have heard. However, I ...
Kaz Wolfe's user avatar
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17 votes
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What should be edited out of the questions/anwers/posts in general?

Ok, everybody knows that the principle of the SE sites: All contributions are licensed under Creative Commons, and this site is collaboratively edited, like Wikipedia. If you see something that ...
Braiam's user avatar
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1 vote
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What can I do about unwelcome edits?

Another user is repeatedly making edits to some of my posts. The edits are not outright vandalism or spam, it is more about changing the style of writing to suit a better fit with their own ...
wim's user avatar
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7 votes
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What is the correct way to format search terms, button names, etc.?

What is the correct way to format terms which should be searched for or button names? Example: Search for "Settings" Click on the "System Settings" button Should an inline code span be used, "...
kiri's user avatar
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-5 votes
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Proper use of Bold and Italic text in posts?

I would like to make this post to specify "proper" methods of bolding/italicizing text in questions and answers to keep the site clean and easy-to-read. Partially based off of my other question on ...
Kaz Wolfe's user avatar
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