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Should I post my new problems here first or if I find an answer somewhere on the interwebs should I leave my new question out of vim.SE? Remember: A sign of any good question is that the poster has put some effort into solving it. The text for the upvote button reads: This question shows research effort; ... So, you should look for answers on the ...


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It is up to the personal preference and taste of the user writing the post. I don't think there is a single "best way". As long as the post is reasonably readable I would consider it to be fine. One obvious downside of <kbd> is that it's awkward to type; so especially in long posts or posts with lots of examples backticks would be better (as in, lots ...


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To indicate keystrokes such as /, <kbd> is clear and natural In case of longer sequences such as V}x}}p where typing out <kbd> for each character would be inconvenient, backticks are acceptable For Ex commands to be typed in normal mode, a leading colon as in :%!uniq is clear and natural Using backticks to format these commands is clear and ...


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As a supporter of semantics, I don't mind sticking my neck out there: I think <kbd> should be used. <code> (backtics) is for code, <kbd> is for specifically for user input. As such, I think any typed commands should use <kbd>. However, an issue is that <kbd> is sort of a "hidden feature". I don't think it's worth making edits ...


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Looking at the timeline of this particular question (perhaps only mods will have access to it), I can see it was "bumped" by "Community", with comment "This question has answers that may be good or bad; the system has marked it active so that they can be reviewed." This is something automatic that a Stack Exchange system does to ...


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I can't speak for the rest of the community, but I would personally love it if you were to answer questions when they are bumped to the front page like this. There are some questions that keep popping back up which I would love to stop seeing, but which I can't or don't fancy answering myself, and upon which I can't bring myself to upvote any of the existing ...


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