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How to use keyboard 'icon' in markdown?

This is HTML that works also in the used Markup language here on StackExchange. You would write <kbd>F1</kbd> to achieve F1 (when it is surrounded by ` for code formatting, HTML is ignored)...
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A chat room to help users improve posts?

Firstly, a comment only saying "make it better" is worse than useless. The comment must spell out what needs to happen to make the post better. That said, there are situations where iterative help ...
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Can we please stop telling people to use "apt-get" when simply "apt" accomplishes the same thing?

Even when keeping in mind What is the difference between apt and apt-get? there is still no logical reason to enforce using apt over apt-get/apt-cache. An extra second or two to type 4-6 extra ...
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Can we please stop telling people to use "apt-get" when simply "apt" accomplishes the same thing?

We all know the difference: What is the difference between apt and apt-get? Both have their merit as both work for the task they are designed to. This also means there is no reason why we should ...
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Best method to deal with one user copy/pasting/plagiarising another's answers

Downvote and flag their answers away (using a custom flag explaining the situation). Proper attribution is mandatory per how the user provided content is licensed (and I guess those answers would ...
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$ (prompt) in command line instructions

I differentiate between "Type these commands to do the task" (which should be copy/paste-able), and "Here is what my answer produces on MY system (YMMV)", where the $ and # are used to show context. ...
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Is it appropriate to ask a question in an answer, or should this be a comment?

It's probably on the line. It doesn't suggest why there's a problem or confirm that it's a problem with a specific browser. If you did this, it would be a much better answer... But it's certainly on ...
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Should there be a forced style of question?

I just noticed, what you are proposing is the same as the question page we have already. Of all the sections you list for the page, only three could be mandatory for every question and they are ...
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I asked a question, and would like to give an answer that which advocates against a possible solution

You lost me at "Hypothetical Situation". This site is more about solving practical problems that people face regularly every day, not satisfying intellectual curiosity on syncing algorithms. (Though ...
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