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Can we please stop using block quotes for formatting Minecraft commands?

I agree; we should definitely be using code blocks for Minecraft commands. Why? Commands are basically a type of code. Code should go in code blocks. Blockquotes are for quotes, not code. ...
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Which is better? Using code or a quote?

Use code markdown for anything that would be a direct input into a computer, be it a program, game, or text file: Code snippets Config files Console Commands File/Folder Paths Use quote boxes when ...
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Which is better? Using code or a quote?

If you are using code or a code excerpt, use the code markdown, that is what it is for. If you are quoting from an article about something, use the quote markdown. If the quote happens to have code in ...
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Guidelines for screenshots in posts

I propose two guidelines. Crop out unneeded info: If you take a full screen shot of your desktop to show an error message, just crop the picture in paint or something to show the relevant error ...
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Can we please stop using inline code for formatting full Minecraft commands?

I believe that this should be left up to discretion of the editors. Look at the following examples: When I see: Use /tellraw instead of /say. I think: Perfect. When I see: Here is my full command: ...
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Make formatting not take up characters in comments/chat?

Comments can be 600 characters long (I assume this is the database column size), and the text is stored in Markdown format (which gets rendered on page load) - here's a SE Data Explorer query that ...
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Can a spell check button be added to the Markdown editor?

It's not worth it Most major PC browsers support spellcheck out of the box Mobile devices handle spell-check at the keyboard level Adding an additional level of spellcheck would be superfluous at ...
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What is the description for in image markdown?

the description part for the image markdown is the alt attribute for the actual html. so the html that's generated for your example would be: <a href="[URL at -]"><img src="[URL at -]" alt="...
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Collapsible Sections/Spoilers

EDIT: Implementation feature-request I've found an idea that is really easy to implement to make this work: Add <details>, <summary> and the open attribute to the HTML whitelist. The <...
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<kbd> elements are not hidden in a spoilers block

status-completed This was fixed in 2017 by balpha, as described in this answer on Stack Overflow: The spoiler CSS was created back in 2010 when you didn't have a lot of flexibility in how to ...
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Can better support be added for creating tables, for science?

status-completed Table support is here, as of 7th Dec, 2020 See the announcement post on Meta Stack Exchange Who ❤️'s A Good Table? This bloke definitely does ❤️❤️❤️
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Can better support be added for creating tables, for science?

Websites like this one can be used to easily create the markup needed for okay-looking tables in markdown. This will take care of the tediousness of writing it out yourself, at least. Using the ...
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Is There a Way to Post Spreadsheets in an Answer?

Markdown Tables are a relatively new addition to the Stack Exchange Engine, and a good solution for smaller datasets. Markdown like this: | Table Headers | Are Supported | ...
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How do I link to a meta tag in the main site?

As far as I'm aware you'll need to use a standard link, e.g: [Support](https://gaming.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/support)
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Can we please stop using inline code for formatting full Minecraft commands?

Replying to the last comment as answer to make full advantage of the formatting. First off, unless the cut is halfway through a letter you're likely to miss there even is more to the command - the ...
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Support syntax highlighting for NBT

NBT syntax The following is a guide to NBT syntax, to help whoever implements this. If you don't want to listen to me rambling on about NBT, here is a simple image displaying everything about how NBT ...
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Can we please stop using block quotes for formatting Minecraft commands?

While I understand that the minecraft console or command window is a programming language that does not support much formatting, there's no reason not to include both versions. A version to run, and a ...
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Can we please stop using block quotes for formatting Minecraft commands?

Do not run any of the following code/commands. I'm a little concerned by the possibility of, well, something like this totally innocuous command you can use to recover some disk space by deleting some ...
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