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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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Why do titles containing ".." remove these dots

It strips dots from the end of the title because it thinks you're ending the question in a period or ellipses. It also converts trailing exclamation points to question marks, as part of an attempt to ...
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What determines what is the oldest question?

An accepted answer will be shown first, regardless of sort order. The only exception to this is a self-answered question.
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meta.unix.stackexchange.com link change leads to specific question on non-meta site?

It's the answer that has the matching ID number. You get redirected to ...questions/2842/debian-server-on-a-intel-core-i3-and-intel-q57-chipset-will-it-work/3895#3895, the canonical URL for answer ...
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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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Clicking on a vote number does not split into up and down vote counts

That's a privilege that you receive when you get to the 1000 point level. But you can install this browser plugin to unlock it on all SE sites. “View Vote totals” without 1000 rep References Why ...
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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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review queue notification not getting refreshed

I always thought this number indicated the items that needed reviewing, not necessarily the ones that I could review. The difference lies in the fact that there can be items that you already have ...
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review queue notification not getting refreshed

status-bydesign: This indicator is shown only to moderators and users who've gained access to the moderator tools. As such, it behaves in keeping with the design of those tools: If you poke around ...
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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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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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