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Where to practice creating a post (for *stackoverflow) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Formatting Sandbox first post here: stackoverflow posts can be very complex (using formatting code and other elements). hash appears to make heading... where is ...
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Is there a sandbox to play with Stack Overflow API? [duplicate]

Just trying to figure it out without spamming the website. There really should be something to allow people to learn the API.
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Should 'Hi', 'thanks,' taglines, and salutations be removed from posts?

I edit a lot of posts every day. I often run across posts with 'Hi' and 'Thanks' on the top and the bottom of the post respectively. I also run across things like: --User Should these items be ...
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My God—it's full of unicorns!

Based on this comment, I have started building a unicorn avatar maker. It's still quite ugly, and the results aren't different enough yet, but this is what it looks like so far: Question list / ...
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<kbd> elements are way intrusive

<kbd> is a great way to mark up text to be entered. But when you use it on Stack Exchange sites, it's really difficult to read. For instance, say I typed this sentence by starting with a ...
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Is there any markdown to create tables?

It seems like a lot of people try to display tables in SO questions but don't do a very good job. Is there any markdown syntax that supports creating a proper table?
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A new search engine for Stack Exchange

After the performance problems we have run into with Lucene.NET we've decided to make a change, we're moving the network on to elasticsearch. Here's where to get started: ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, but a Stack Exchange developer changes the Accepted ...
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Syntax highlighting language hints [duplicate]

Do you think it would be worthwhile to provide hints as to what language to use for the syntax highlighting? Sometimes I find the highlighting on SQL or VB.NET answers is more distracting than ...
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Why is Stack Overflow - and Stack Exchange in general - so scary?

I have been an SO user for quite some time and not an entire dimwit when it comes to my languages of choice. SO is a very useful resource and has helped me out of a pinch many a time. However, when it ...
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What are “Community Wiki” posts?

Some questions and answers are marked Community Wiki and are owned by a Community Wiki user. Why have Community Wiki posts? How do Community Wiki posts work? How does a post become a Community Wiki ...
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How do I format my code blocks?

How do I post text so that it is formatted as code? What do I need to do so that my code shows up properly — not escaped or removed — when posted? And how to get the correct syntax ...
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Add markdown support for hidden-until-you-click text (aka spoilers)

Use cases: Programming puzzles. This way the answer can be posted the same time as the question, eliminating doubt that no answer is possible for hard questions and proving that the question is not ...
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Changes to syntax highlighting

locked for the history - please post bugs and feature-requests separately. -Shog9 We're changing the way syntax highlighting is done on the Stack Exchange engine. As you probably know, we ...
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What is a 'rollback'?

What is a 'rollback' on the Stack Exchange sites? I see this mentioned as being necessary to earn the cleanup badge, but I do not understand the term. For more information, see "Why can people ...

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