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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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Is it possible to temporarily comment out part of a post?

You can hide the part in HTML comments: BEFORE <!-- this is something I want to hide --> AFTER produces: BEFORE AFTER Spoilers would be another option, ...
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Is it possible to temporarily comment out part of a post?

Since other answers mention HTML comments, let me clarify that using them is only a commonly employed custom on SE sites, which just abuses the fact that it works by accident. In reality, the ...
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Spoiler mechanism not working

Look at the source code1 - this part has a newline after each word: ! Spoiler with multiple lines - this does not work. But this happens if I put the same text into a single line: Related posts on ...
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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
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Is it possible to temporarily comment out part of a post?

Since Stack Exchange allows also some limited use of html, you can use <!---...---> to make a "comment" inside ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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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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Why do `* *`s and `** **`s stop being recognised at some point, and how can I fix the resulting inadvertent vandalism?

The post "HTML comments break formatting from that point" on Meta Stack Exchange mentions that problems can be caused by an incorrectly entered HTML comment ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Why does a table work on preview but not on post?

There needs to be a blank line before the table header for it to render correctly in the final output. Unfortunately, the table renders properly in the preview even without a blank line before the ...
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MathJax equivalent of `<strike></strike>`

Yes, there is \require{cancel}\cancel{1+1=2}$$\require{cancel}\cancel{1+1=2}$$ and ...
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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
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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
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Why does Markdown not always work?

You're using a lot of HTML in that post; that shouldn't be a problem per se but I've seen cases where this interfered with the Markdown parser (even before the migration to CommonMark). It's best to ...
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Is it possible to temporarily comment out part of a post?

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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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Markdown not rendering in a particular comment

This answer if for copy-and-paste in case somebody wants to try whether the comment behaves differently if they change something: I don't think that 'centreless' is a consequence of the abstract ...
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`\DeclareMathOperator` at the beginning of a comment disables some link parsing

This answer is intended for testing. Please include the source code used in the comments into the answer — so that we can check when the link works and when it doesn't. 1 ...
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Why do `* *`s and `** **`s stop being recognised at some point, and how can I fix the resulting inadvertent vandalism?

A sandbox for testing. If you update this, please update the indented block as well as the non-indented block. ...
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MathJax equivalent of `<strike></strike>`

This is not really an answer, just a test in response to @CalvinKhor's comment. \require in one answer (or comment?) seems to affect other answers. This may depend ...
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Is it possible to temporarily comment out part of a post?

"posting something"... Do you mean a question or an answer? I occasionally to the following with my answers. "Delete" it, until I am ready, then "undelete" it. I have ...
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