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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 your screenshot shows. Even though the post had syntax that would be rendered differently now, that only happens when it's edited, this is also noted in the ...


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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 indented by four spaces Shows up as: Test line line 1 indented by four spaces line 2 indented by four spaces Test line 2 line 3 indented by four ...


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That question has ID 2038; searching for questions by ID has worked for some time. Posts 2037 and 2039 are both answers, so it doesn't automatically redirect to the question page, but any question ID should work (for example, searching for 1141 here on meta). Quoting it returns normal results because a few weeks ago we switched to a new search engine, and ...


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I posted this exact question years ago, for the same reason. It's intentionally disabled because apparently some very confused people think that after they've filled out the question form, they should click the "ask question" link again to post, and get mad when instead it takes them to a blank ask question page. This only happens on the ask question page; ...


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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 don't need a blank line. ``` #!/bin/sh echo Hello, world. ``` This is rendered as #!/bin/sh echo Hello, world. This syntax also makes it easy to request ...


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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 target, it's assumed to be a reply to the post's author; in this case since the comment was by the post's author, it didn't alert anyone. There's a special ...


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I think you're under the impression you would've been able to edit the post directly if only you hadn't approved the edit first, which isn't the case; clicking the edit link of a post with a pending suggestion just pops up the suggestion and asks you to review it. Why can't I approve edits? explains why a suggestion needs multiple votes even though the ...


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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 keep titles consistent.


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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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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 3895. The times when you end up on a same-numbered question, the post with that number is a question. When it's an answer (and most posts are answers), you end up ...


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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 fixed it. I don't think it was the newline that I added that fixed it, but just the act of submitting it again. If I remember correctly, that was the way that ...


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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 questions when you find them since that isn't something you can do blindly, so it can't be an abuse of the close queues.


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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, however, you'll see that you're marked as having answered, not asked: As you can see above, the last person to act on the question is listed but they are listed ...


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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 can't I click on the up/down vote counter to see how the breakdown looks?


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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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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 reviewed and need additional reviews (e.g. to get the required to 5 close votes), as well as first posts that you already reviewed in the late-answer or some ...


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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 in /tools, you'll quickly notice that most of what's found there isn't directly actionable - it's informational! What you do with that information is up to you: ...


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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...), badges and possibly other things are calculated. There have been requests for that definition to be changed, or for the displayed times to be made more consistent ...


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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 edited. If you'd like to flex your edit muscles, this query looks for posts that look like they contain triple-backtick that isn't rendered properly. The query ...


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You're right that the phrasing is awkward, but technically they mean different things. "Deleted recent questions" are questions posted recently that have been deleted. "Recently deleted questions" are questions that were deleted recently, no matter how old they were. I think the former is how the page actually works, so "recently deleted questions" would be ...


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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 block from the preceding (non blank) line(s). This is documented both in Help Center > Our Model > How do I format my posts using Markdown or HTML? (briefly, ...


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This view is for featured questions with the wanted tag. When there are none, this is what you see. There was a recent change to the phrasing on the sidebar, just under the number of questions (0) - it now says: 0 featured questions tagged <tag name>.


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