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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 ...
Nate Eldredge's user avatar
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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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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 ...
Federico Poloni's user avatar
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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 ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
7 votes

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 '...
Gerhard Paseman's user avatar
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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. ...
Dima Pasechnik's user avatar
4 votes

How long are the lines?

This was mentioned in the comments, but perhaps spelling this out in an answer makes the situation a bit clearer. When creating a new post (a new answer, a new question), the editor window and the ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
4 votes
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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 ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
3 votes

How long are the lines?

There's an experimental (as of time of writing) CSS property text-wrap. Note that the linked page includes a browser compatibility chart, which is why I linked ...
Peter Taylor's user avatar
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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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