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Creating an Ask Different Style Guide

Ask Different Style Guide I've been going through the Suggested Edits review queue and of late, there's been some wild "swings" in terms of the formatting (i.e. code, menu, keyboard, etc.), ...
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how to edit such long code/error blocks?

Accessing fileURL from My Photo Stream says "Operation not permitted" This question has a terrible formatting. It is not suitable for: Text: as it is code(in some form) and such texts are ...
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Why doesn't formatting work in comments (for me)?

I tried commenting on an answer, and all of my paragraphs were strung together in a single paragraph. I used proper markdown, adding two spaces at the end of each paragraph. When that didn't work, I ...
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Why does the list not properly render in a quotation?

Please see my answer here: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/360783/45492. There I quote a Support article, however, the list is not rendered correctly in the quotation (see 1. below). I tried adding ...
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Why are visited links not rendered differently from non-visited links in AskDifferent?

I subscribe to several SE sites. I've noticed that the question links on the Questions page are rendered differently on the AskDifferent site than they are on the other sites I visit: After clicking ...
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Syntax Highlighting for AppleScript

It would be nice to have proper syntax highlighting for AppleScript used in code blocks, especially since AppleScript is the primary language posted on this site. Currently the auto-detection usually ...
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More convenient way to make code blocks

Is there any more convenient way to write code? When I have a longer log, I dont want to space every line because it would take very long. I thought that using the <code> tag would help. But ...
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Why was my edit removing code formatting reverted?

I recently made an edit to this answer: Apple Mail keeps crashing frequently after RAM problem I removed the code formatting from the text, except the shell commands as these are code. My edit was ...
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Incorrect formatting appearance - fixable?

My first post on Meta & I didn't find anything similar by searching... I see this a lot, on various question/answers - the last line of a code section hidden behind the scroll-bar... If I check ...
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How do you insert keyboard characters into questions/responses? [duplicate]

How would I get ⌥⌘ to appear as the keyboard characters themselves which I see often embedded in responses?
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When and how should I write two answers?

For certain questions, there may be multiple ways of doing something. This is the question that persuaded me to write this: Fastest way to get a photo from iPhone to Mac? My existing answer is a way ...
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Footnote or internal reference?

Within a question or answer is it possible to write a footnote? For example, if I use a tricky term, for many readers, some of them will understand it at first reading, but some others might prefer a ...
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Struggling to create numbered lists

How do I correctly get numbered lists to work? I am using Chrome on Mac and have been manually numbering lists of items because I am struggling to get the rich text formatting work. However I was ...
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When `code` is included in a link, it is not highlighted in blue

While typing the title I was directed to this question from 2011 (it was even edited by Jeff Atwood!), but there are no answers or comments, and the issue still exists: When making an inline link ...
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Proper display of menu paths

For editing and answering, I want to know: what's the best way to notate a menu item's path? (This also goes for things such as preferences.) I have seen the following: Menu > Item Menu-> Item Menu -...
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Editor button or shortcut for <kbd> tag?

I like the <kbd> tag. It's a quick way to let people know that you want them to press a keyboard shortcut. However, I find my self just using the ` shortcut to set key commands to monospace ...
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