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How does the community feel about including asterisks, underscores or similar plaintext conventions in question titles?

tl;dr: No, there's no rule against it. But, it will probably annoy a lot of users, and that's probably not the effect you were going for. Markdown syntax does not work in question titles, but people ...
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Why do people NOT put empty lines before spoiler paragraphs?

There is literally no difference. The example below shows two spoiler blocks – one with a newline, one without. The output HTML is the same in both cases. There is no difference between the two. As ...
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Add help for Markdown spoiler tags in the formatting help

According to this comment from eons ago, no one here can. However you can ask it on Meta Stack Exchange and they may help. As far as I can research, the mods (and certainly the users) are unable to ...
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Weird bug - can't put a regular blockquote between two spoilers

"This is the regular blockquote". Is this what you want? Code for the above: >!This is spoiler 1. <!> >"This is the regular blockquote". <!> >!This is spoiler #2.
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Add help for Markdown spoiler tags in the formatting help

The easiest way to put blank lines and breaks into spoiler text (or any blockquote text) is to use the 'break' command >! My text goes here. <br> This text goes on the next line. <br> ...
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Why do people NOT put empty lines before spoiler paragraphs?

I suggest that the reason is at least partly related to the official Markdown Editing Help page: When a user clicks on the advanced help link, the spoiler tag demo/example itself that pops up on the ...
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Do spoiler tags work in tables?

This is status-bydesign, see the main meta post here: Yep, this is definitely by design. Block-level elements like blockquotes, code blocks or spoilers won't work in Markdown tables. – Ham Vocke♦ ...
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What's the best way to format quotes?

There's no hard and fast guideline. What I've found works for me is what you've described as #6; placing script quotes into inline boxes (with the > key). I also bold the name of the person ...
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What's the best way to format quotes?

I do not think there is a universal “best” way to format quotes. But honestly I believe formatting of these things can get out of hand and the simplicity of the markdown formatting should be respected....
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Weird bug - can't put a regular blockquote between two spoilers

With the introduction of CommonMark this is now even easier to do, just use the following markdown: >!This is spoiler 1. >"This is the regular blockquote". >!This is spoiler #2. ...
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Allow text formatting as small caps

I would simply suggest writing it with normal markdown, avoiding even HTML. It won't capture the exact appearance, but we're already sacrificing that for a lot of things, like layout and poetry. We ...
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Allow text formatting as small caps

You can use <sub> and <sup> together to approximate something correctly-aligned: DAMN. I WISH THEY DIDN'T LEAVE ME TO DEAL WITH THIS SORT OF THING. Death sighed. YOU BELIEVE, BUT YOU DON'...
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Lists are not working in spoiler blocks

Spoiler markdown doesn't really work well with other markdown. This is pretty much by design as we don't want too much content being hidden. That said you can insert a list into spoiler markdown by ...
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What's the best way to format quotes?

It depends. There's not really a clear rule and some of that comes down to personal preference. However, there are some preferred general guidelines for the overall use of SE when it comes to quote ...
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Why do people NOT put empty lines before spoiler paragraphs?

The only situation I can think of in which it would make a difference is when your question/answer is using bullet points or a numbered list. Without empty line: In film #1 we learn In film #2 we ...
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