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Should keys represented with <kbd> tags be always uppercase?

Should keys represented with <kbd> tags be always uppercase? In this edit to "Delete from cursor to end of line in vi" d$ was changed into D$. I thought the answer was incorrect since ...
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Our site has been migrated to CommonMark

Just a note for people who might not have paid attention to the Meta Stack Exchange posts, but do pay attention to our meta: the migration to using CommonMark for Markdown syntax for our corner of ...
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TAB not preserved in code blocks

Mangling code or tab separated data: This is tab delimited data Rendering of code blocks break tabs. This is bad for example for code that require tabs (Example). for posts where users paste ...
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Experimentation Sandbox

This is a sandbox post for experimenting with SE features, similar to the Formatting Sandbox on Meta Stack Exchange.
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How useful are the markdown tags for keys?

I see a lot of edits in the edit queue for adding the "Preformatted text" markdown. Here's an extreme example from this morning: I generally just approve them, under the theory that a low-rep user is ...
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Is it right to edit a new user answer right away?

I know etiquette about editing has been heavily discussed, both on this meta and on StackExchange-meta but I couldn't find an answer for a particular problem. I found this answer on Unix&Linux. ...
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Why doesn't search find my answer?

To give Bond eth0 and LTE Modem a pointer, I was trying to find a previous answer I knew I'd written about how we use multiple ISPs at work. I was also going to point to some other folk's answers, but ...
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tutorials/guidelines on posting

I'd like to have some link on tutorials on how to post on this site. Whenever I post something containing code someone else (possibly moderator) is re-editing and re-formatting my post. Where can I ...
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Regarding links to U&L questions in answers, and the way they do/don't expand to the title of the question

I sometimes refer to "canonical questions" in my answers, and I've noticed that while I'm writing the answer, the preview of the text shows the actual title of the linked question rather than the URL, ...
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Incorrectly rendered code blocks look fine in edit view

I came across this answer, which in my browser is rendered as: I.e. code blocks are rendered as if they were enclosed in ``. But if I try to edit it, what I see is: Code blocks are already enclosed ...
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proper way to format a terminal command and its output for posting on the site

I'm wondering if there's a suggested way to format a terminal command and its output for posting on the site. For example, the Markdown code ``` user@host:~$ date Sat Apr 13 12:50:49 PDT 2019 ``` ...
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4-space indentation never works

Whenever I ask a question, on the right side jumps out a pink block 'How to Format', which tells me 'indent code by 4 spaces'. I tried putting four spaces before my code, but it never makes any ...
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Markdown help: escaping intendation in lists for code blocks

Lists are nice Because they help bringing order and readability into a post. They may also be titles Which helps with quickly skimming answers, too. However, The intendation is also needed for ...
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Should We Use Title Case for Titles?

This question was updated with the reason "Make title readable.". The title was changed from How Can I Output File Size In Bytes AND MB? to How may I output file size in both bytes and MB? So is it ...
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Suggestion to use 'bash' as syntax highlighting for text processing related tags

I recently came to know that we can use <!-- language-all: bash --> or <!-- language: bash --> for manually adding syntax highlighting. It is also mentioned in: https://unix....