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Stack Snippets Sandbox: Try It Out Here! [duplicate]

This post is dedicated to testing out the newly announced Stack Snippets feature. Feel free to answer with your own Stack Snippets!
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How to write text in small font [duplicate]

I remember seeing some questions and answers in which some text was written in small fonts, but, I haven't found a matching tag in the whitelisted HTML tags. How did they do this?
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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 comment? //...
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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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Would it be a good idea to have a test site for the API? [duplicate]

I'm working on a little chatbot (no spam!) that I would like to be able to read questions and answers and possibly comment if there is an easily detectable duplicate. To avoid accidental spamming ...
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Is there Markdown to create tables?

It seems like a lot of people try to display tables in Stack Overflow questions, but don't do a very good job. Is there Markdown syntax that supports creating a proper table?
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<kbd> elements are way too 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 Shift+F,...
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Sandbox archive

This post exists purely to house answers formerly attached to the formatting sandbox. You can safely ignore it.
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Implement ```-style (fenced) Markdown code blocks

Currently, Stack Exchange’s Markdown parser only allows four-space indents to represent code blocks: // some code // another line of code GitHub Flavored Markdown and other Markdown ...
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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: https://stackoverflow.com/...
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Add data.SE style “magic links” to comments

Ask yourself how many times you typed the following in a Comment: [meta](https://meta.stackexchange.com) Me, personally, I'm sick of it. Can we have some data.stackexchange.com-style "magic links" ...
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Cancel misclicked flags

I'm wondering (since it just happened to me), is it possible to "cancel" ("undo", "delete", "retract", whatever) a flag I just raised if I misclicked it, so the mods won't waste time? I looked ...
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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: (in fact, this very question is one of them) Why have Community Wiki posts? How do Community Wiki ...
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What is a 'rollback'?

What is a 'rollback' on Stack Exchange sites? I have seen this mentioned but I do not understand the term. Please note: This post is not a sandbox for performing rollbacks. Please do not perform ...

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