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Advanced Syntax Ideas

The one useful thing I was ever taught in HCI was always give advanced users "hidden" short cuts and features. Things a noob is not interested in but a power user can easily take advantage of. @...
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Could we have a syntax summary displayed in all chat rooms?

As illustrated by this chat excerpt, some kind of syntax summary would be appreciated to quickly know what the possibilities are when it come to write some messages. alt text http://a.imageshack.us/...
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Why do people make really trivial syntax edits in questions?

This question especially applies to questions which query syntax errors I've noticed an increasing number of edits by people changing syntax in questions to remove extraneous syntax. Edits are ...
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What is the Stackoverflow markup language syntax? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network? Has anyone a link to the stack exchange markup syntax? Yeah, I know, surely there is another ...
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Superscripts in Chat?

Can there be support for superscripting in SO chat? Possibly with a syntax such as: ^^text^^ For example: My birthday is On the 27^^th^^ of February or Teh Internetz^^TM^^ It will be quite ...
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Edit size requirement does not allow for significant syntax improvements [duplicate]

There are many questions which have bad SO/markdown syntax, most notably when referring to code. I like to fix this syntax and add the appropriate language tag so that the code is nicely formatted. ...
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How do I write equations on Math.SE?

I have checked the Mathematics Stack Exchange site, and have noticed equation syntax on the questions. Is there a guide or link of how to write these formulas?
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Markdown syntax for link inside pre block

When using markdown you can enter a space at the beginning to get a nice block around your text. The following without a space would present a link: some link but the same syntax with a space in ...
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Syntax with iPad [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to enter back tick (backtick) on SO when using iPad or iPhone? Might be a duplicate, but I haven't found a question covering this very issue: When using SO on ...
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Markdown syntax for pseudo-tags in question/answer text?

I like how tags are cleverly displayed in gray boxes in this question, among others: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/6119/retag-request-opensource-open-source What's the markdown syntax for ...
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Add colon after main tag in tag synonym page

I suggest a very little design improvement for tag synomym page: add a colon after main tag: Now: Suggested:
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Support for obscure protocols in markdown link syntax? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Links with URIs of schemes other than http/https are broken On revision 5 of How to read Firefox "about:memory" correctly? I tried to set markdown links to about:memory (a ...
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slash syntax in pre-formated code [duplicate]

Inside a comment, when I write: \\ it doesn't produce the same result as in questions. The result I got is `\` Is this a bug?
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How to use @{usename} in comments correctly? [duplicate]

When I begin my comment with @{username}, it is removed from the comment text. What is the right syntax to use @{usename} in comments?
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How do I search for syntax stuff like “===”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to search for punctuation/special characters? I just did a search on javascript === on StackOverflow, and was taken to the page with all questions tagged ...
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Searching using intitle

I still don't understand how search by title works on SO. The search help has the example: intitle:1 apples oranges What is that '1'? That '1' is making me feel stupid right now and sites which ...
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Line highlighting within code blocks [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow highlighting certain bits of a code fragment or quote Would it be possible to add a "Highlight" function to code blocks? For example, with function foo ($fbar = false) ...
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Which wiki syntax is used on Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which tools and technologies build the Stack Exchange Network? I've seen a lot about Markdown here, but I haven't seen any direct answer. Could you ensure me that Stack ...
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Should Stack Overflow be used as a means of crowd source syntax correcting?

I've noticed an increase in the number of questions asked on Stack Overflow related to syntax errors. Should there be a dedicated site for that so that Stack Overflow can be cleared to actual provide ...
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Add <mark> support, or other text highlighting method

Please add support for text highlight, e.g. with the <mark> HTML5 tag. Often it is desirable to preserve original formatting in quote citations (that already uses bold, italic and underlining), ...