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I would say that it's up to the owner of the post to decide whether they feel editing the code formatting is okay or not, not a third party. When someone's answer is edited, they are notified and can make the call themselves. Maybe they think of the new code formatting as an improvement and are happy about it; if not they can undo the changes themselves.


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Policy from 'the early days' has been Package names are inserted as code If pointing to a package in an answer, it should if possible be linked to CTAN: [`some-package`](http://ctan.org/pkg/some-package) Tags are used for tagging, which means that they are almost exclusively placed in the 'tags' part of a question and not in the main body. Sometimes tags ...


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I edited the code. The indentation was positively misleading, as nested functions are always indented further than the function they are nested in. Indeed, the original poster used this convention in most of their code, so clearly the incorrect indentation was in error. I also moved the closing parentheses so that the code was in a more conventional lisp ...


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Going from the situation that provoked this, I'd like to point out the dangers of being the third man in. This is a well-known phenomenon from rugby: since a rugby match is essentially a pitched battle, it is often hard for a referee to see when a maul turns into a brawl and they might well miss the start of it and see only the retaliation or the third man ...


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References: Code block is not properly formatted when placed immediately after a list item Why do code snippets not work after lists? This is because any indented text immediately following a list is seen as part of the list, as Joseph mentions. Hence, if you have * list item some text some more text this is printed as list item some ...


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You can't, since only a subset of HTML tags are supported in the network's visual editor. The following is taken directly from the Help Center on Formatting: When posting on TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange, you can use the visual editor (for questions and answers, but not comments), Markdown, and some HTML. If you're new to Markdown, you may want to visit the ...


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Formatting of posts can be done using the visual editor within Stack Exchange, Markdown and some HTML. The latter includes "the following safe, whitelisted subset of HTML tags": <a> - hyperlink. <b> - bold, use as last resort <h1>-<h3>, <em>, and <strong> are preferred. <...


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IMHO, reindenting other people's code is a big no-no, unless the code is a complete mess. (Sometimes I am tempted to add linebreaks in those looooong horizontal scrollboxes, but refrain because, well, see my first sentence.) This particular instance, however, has another angle: the edit added an apropriate language code, which clearly was an improvement. ...


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Typesetting backslashes, backticks and spaces:   \ \ \\ \  ` `` ` ``` `` `` ``` ` \` \`   Use HTML formatting mixed with markdown for spaces. 1. &nbsp; 2. \\ 3. `\` 4. `\\` 5. <code>\&nbsp;</code> 6. ` 7. `` 8. <code>`</code> 9. ``` `` 10. <code>``</code> 11. ``` ` 12. <code>\\`</code>...


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Just testing some entities: &#211hello; in the preview produces Óhello; What happens in the main? &#211hello; Strike out works.


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Indeed. This seems like a markdown "typo." However, it is a network-wide issue and should therefore be addressed at that level. There is a similar question related to this posted on the main network meta: Markdown help page is broken (badly presented/formatted) on every site.


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There is no need to do this, since one can display transparency as an overlay against another background as well. This is purely up to personal preference. I peruse the StackExchange network through Google Chrome. This allows me to copy-and-paste images directly via the image insertion capability (Ctrl + G); no need for saving the image and uploading it - ...


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The linked question has now been fixed as part of a general fix of several thousand similarly affected posts, see https://tex.meta.stackexchange.com/a/7326


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Trying to see if I can put in < and >: $1 > 2$ while $2 < 3$. \\ Seems to be OK with new stuff. Code inside list is indented by more space (twice more than the usual): Code: This is code because four spaces go before me. This is a bullet! I am not code even though there are four spaces before me. But, if eight spaces precede me, I'll be ...


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Seeing your last comment: You could easily include that in your MWE, compile it and add a picture of it as a whole. The MWE could look like this. I don't think it's much reasonable to try to resemble LaTeX's output by HTML this way. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} This is a text~\cite{one,two,three,four}. \begin{thebibliography}{MM} \bibitem{one} ...


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It's possible to strikethrough a text on a post using <s>text</s> It's not possible to strikethrough on the comment. It's possible to strikethrough a text on a chat using ---text---.


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You could of course say: It renders as [1] rather than [1]


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It took a little digging, but this approach works... First, there needs to be some latex (save as somefile.tex): \documentclass[12pt, preview]{standalone} \begin{document} \Huge http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Function\_(mathematics) \end{document} Next, turn the latex into a pdf: pdflatex somefile.tex Then convert the pdf to png: convert -density 300 ...


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This question never received an official answer, but it seems clear from Anna Lear's revision that this is status-bydesign; that is, expected behavior.


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Testing link prettification for https URLs: Formatting Sand-Box Testing link prettification for http URLs: Formatting Sand-Box Testing link prettification for protocol-less URLs: //meta.tex.stackexchange.com/q/208/21344


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