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Suggested improvements to "Markdown help" and formatting help

On Ask Ubuntu we have a lot of questions and answers that include multiple lines of terminal output which is best handled by using code fences. Without formatting, this information is difficult to ...
3 votes
1 answer
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Is there a style guide for these Ask Ubuntu lists? [duplicate]

I have looked at https://askubuntu.com/help/how-to-ask . A style guide shows what is wanted and how to incorporate various things. For example, most professional journals and conference proceedings ...
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Let's agree on some commonly accepted formatting guidelines

As pointed out by Mark, there is a related question here: Style guide for questions and answers Since I went over 2k rep, I liked starting to work on suggested edits and improving formatting in ...
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Use of new screening tool from SE

The new ask page is now live on the network! discusses an 'ask' page which is configurable for each site in the SE universe. Specific bits that can be modified and the procedure of getting it live ...
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2 answers
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Standards for editing

I've being an active member of AskUbuntu and Unix & Linux for some time now. As such, I often edit Q&As. But I'm lost in some aspects and details of specific editing standards. This post and ...
10 votes
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What is the preferred way to add a numbered list using markdown?

I noticed my answer to a question was revised and approved for no apparent reason other than markdown preference. Question What is the preferred formatting of an ordered list using markdown? I ...
3 votes
1 answer
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How to earn points as an Ubuntu noob? [duplicate]

I've been a member of Ask Ubuntu for over 2.5 years, but because I'm always fighting with Ubuntu, I only ever have questions and never any answers. However, all questions I have are already asked. ...
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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 ...
63 votes
2 answers
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Why do people post screenshots of their terminals?

I have noticed a lot of posts on AU with screenshots of their terminal showing commands and their output. This is seems like a very bad idea to me because: You can't copy/paste the commands They won'...
36 votes
5 answers
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$ (prompt) in command line instructions

I noticed a minor 'edit war' in an answer (NB: broken link, I'm guessing the answer was deleted) regarding whether or not we should promote $ at the front of command line instructions. Is one of ...
18 votes
4 answers
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What to do with <!-- language: bash --> edits?

Recently in the edit queue, there have been edits that only add <!-- language: bash --> to the post. These edits are made by the same user. And often 5-10 at a time. Is the color highlighting of ...
76 votes
10 answers
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How to post links that integrate with the Software Center?

There are some posts with nice Software Center icons and links to software installation via apt. How to do that?
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1 answer
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Should there be a forced style of question? [duplicate]

Note that all I state/ask in this discussion is referring to the style guide located here. As more new users have problems with Ubuntu or XUbuntu, and they come to AskUbuntu for help, there are more ...
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1 answer
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Formatting guideline / convention for program names, commands, strings, values, (...)?

I usually highlight anything that should stick out from regular statements like a program name, a command, a string or a value by enclosing it between backticks, while I usually highlight something ...
69 votes
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How does Ask Ubuntu work?

We're in an odd situtation as Stack Exchange has long-established communities and so has Ubuntu. We need to ensure that we communicate best practices to the existing Ubuntu teams. How do Ask Ubuntu ...

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