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Is it OK to abuse Mathjax for emphasis?

I agree that text formatting should be accomplished with Markdown if at all possible. Since Markdown is used across Stack Exchange, there will generally be better support for proper rendering across ...
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Did spacing increase recently?

You're right, line spacing has been increased, as mentioned here on Meta Stack Exchange: New post formatting Many people don't like the change, and posts like Please revert the line-height change! and ...
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How to include diagrams in MO?

This MathJax tutorial contains instructions for commutative diagrams. That should be enough for basic drawings of this type. You might also want to check out the MO FAQ post Best way to post graphics ...
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Are MO Titles questions or Headlines:

Both systems of capitalization are OK for use here: How to Answer Questions on MO. How to answer questions on MO. Conclusions: Which system should you use? The one most comfortable to you. Should ...
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How to post a computer code by copy-paste?

As explained in the editing help, in MarkDown you can achieve preformatted text by using four spaces indentation. To achieve this after typing (or copy pasting) the code, simply select the relevant ...
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Is there left any way to highlight part of text after all?

Section headers. Or smaller section headers Or even smaller section headers And, please, for the love of Erdős, do not use those other hacks. They are wrong semantical markup, and I find them all very ...
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Is it OK to abuse Mathjax for emphasis?

I think the question is too emotionally laden to present the problem correctly. To me it is like "All the preprints use Knuth's computer modern font. How dare we change that?". The use of the word '...
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Examples of MathJax codes of directed labelled graphs to use in a MathOverflow Question

Here is one possible way to draw your diagram. The AMScd package doesn't seem to support longer arrows, so 7 has to make quite an detour. $\require{AMScd}$ \begin{CD} 7 @= 7 @= 7 @= 7\\ @| @. @. @...
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Is there left any way to highlight part of text after all?

I personally liked to use quoting for highlighting a question in a long body of text, but now the style has changed, and I am also persuaded by the semantic markup issue. ...
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Is it OK to abuse Mathjax for emphasis?

Once typographers are allowed to run amok, there is no way back to normality. For it'd be only a question of time for multi-coloured flashing parts of text, and what not, to start to appear. ...
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Formulas in the title of the questions

Granted this is a temporary reason, but I and I suspect many other members use smart phones with old browsers, where such rendering takes time. This is tolerable for questions, less so for the front ...
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Formulas in the title of the questions

Before the migration to Math.SE last year, the front page of MathOverflow did not render math mode formulas. This may be a leftover habit. Here's an old discussion: http://mathoverflow.tqft.net/...
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Are MO Titles questions or Headlines:

I suppose that all of us who don't have English as mother tongue would rather not have the idea of capitalizing nouns or other "key words" in titles. At least to me that idea has never occurred for a ...
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Cancel command in MO post

There are several things that should be said about your question. It is, in my opinion, a bad practice to use MathJax for formatting and not for Mathematics. So it is not good to use MathJax to ...
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How to post a computer code by copy-paste?

Here I typed some code, then selected it, then clicked on the {} icon (preformatted text), and the result looks like this: ...
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