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Is changing quotation marks from German style to English style a constructive edit?

In and of itself, yes it is constructive. The "German" quotation mark style is not used in any version of English that I know of. However, it's not a substantive edit. If there are other formatting ...
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What should we do about broken Tex math markup in postings?

Enabling MathJax As a moderator on Code Review who helped to push for MathJax to be activated there, I can say that the current Stack Exchange policy makes you work hard to justify it. Performance ...
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What emphasis to use when referring to words?

In the example presented by Claudiu—"Does the word cheese indicate something yellow?" I would follow the Chicago Manual of Style convention of italicizing words used as words: Does the word cheese ...
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What emphasis to use when referring to words?

My usage, as I put it in a post some time ago, In this medium, where writing and typography has to express speech and sounds, I use italics and boldface like this: I use plain italics only for ...
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Inconsistent link treatment in old answers under the new design?

This is a feature. Whenever you visit a link, your browser remembers it. Then, if a website is programmed a specific way, a link you visited will be a different color than a link you didn't visit. (...
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What emphasis to use when referring to words?

I don't really think code is a good alternative for adding emphasis. Code is for code, not visually highlighting something. According to me, italics serve the purpose. They're called emphasis (<em&...
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Style guide for questions, answers, and comments

This is the way I handle some of these, from another answer. In this medium, where writing and typography has to express speech and sounds, I use italics and boldface like this: I use ...
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What emphasis to use when referring to words?

It depends entirely upon the context. When I'm emphasizing a single word or phrase as an example, I use italics. When I'm emphasizing a point, I use bold, as in: That is a very good phrasing ...
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