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Incorrectly rendered code blocks look fine in edit view

Code blocks delimited with ``` ("fences") were implemented just this January (see this meta post). Before that, three backticks was equivalent to one backtick, resulting in inline code formatting, as ...
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4-space indentation never works

Did you leave an empty line before the code? For example: Test line line 1 indented by four spaces line 2 indented by four spaces Test line 2 line 3 indented by four spaces line 4 ...
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4-space indentation never works

There's another syntax for code blocks which is mentioned in the advanced formatting help. Surround the code by three backticks on a line of their own. The backticks have to be on their own line but ...
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I got no Inbox notification for a comment, why?

The first comment replied to you by name using @MarcusLinsner -- that's not just a convention, the site recognizes it and knows that the reply is for you: If a reply doesn't contain a specific @name ...
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Close vote queue limit VS vote close from question

No, it is intended behavior. It is a way of stopping "robo reviewers", people who go through the queues and just click blindly in order to get a badge (yes, this actually exists). You can still close ...
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Bug of answering questions

It doesn't say you asked it. I assume you are referring to the fact that your username appears on the front page (http://unix.stackexchange.com) associated with the question. If you look closely, ...
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Incorrectly rendered code blocks look fine in edit view

I don't know what happened to that formatting. I tested the exact same markup in the sandbox and it rendered ok. I then added a single newline to the answer text and saved it, which seems to have ...
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4-space indentation never works

Let me have a go code yes it works! I left a blank line before it. So the 'How to Format' should have told us about this!
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Bogus rendering when <br/> or <br> tags are preceded and followed by newlines

This is the expected behavior according to the Commonmark spec (link against the reference implementation). The <br/> constitutes opening an HTML block , which (for most start conditions) is ...
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Activity in achievements feed time-stamped as “yesterday” when I posted the question 1.5 hrs ago PST

A "day" on Stack Exchange starts at 00:00 UTC time. I believe "Achievements" are shown in absolute UTC days to keep them consistent to the way time spans for caps (to daily reputation, votes...), ...
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Incorrectly rendered code blocks look fine in edit view

As already noted, this is because the post was made before triple-backtick code blocks were supported, and hasn't been edited since support was added. A post's rendering is cached until the post is ...
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4-space indentation never works

The behavior you are seeing is a design feature: in Markdown you need a blank line to signal the and of a paragraph. Spaces or tabs at the beginning of a line are not enough to make it a different ...
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