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If I hit enter or shift-enter after a bolded text and there's some text after that, I get a blank line. I don't want the blank line. I want the text to start at a new line without the extra new line.

Image where extra spaces don't do anything: enter image description here

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Can you post an example? I'm not quite sure what you mean. – balpha Nov 18 '11 at 18:36
Paragraphs matter, and I feel we should let the site owners decide how they are rendered. – Arjan Nov 18 '11 at 22:27
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You mean like this?

Bold Text
Normal Text

Add two spaces after the end of the bold syntax (**), then a line break:

             vvV - Spaces under 'v's and a line break (enter or shift-enter) under 'V'
**Bold Text**  
Normal Text

This behavior is described by the Markdown help for linebreaks.

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That's a neat trick, but the OP seems to be asking about removing blank lines, not adding new ones. – Robert Harvey Nov 18 '11 at 18:53
It's not working for me. I added tens of spaces. They translated into a single space in the preview. – Tony_Henrich Nov 18 '11 at 18:54
@Robert Brandon has the right effect. There's no blank line but it's not working for me. The extra spaces are not breaking the line. – Tony_Henrich Nov 18 '11 at 18:56
@Tony, can you post what you're doing in your question that way we can see it for ourselves? Doesn't matter if it works or not, just so we can see what you're writing. – Brandon Nov 18 '11 at 18:56
I posted an image – Tony_Henrich Nov 18 '11 at 19:06
@Tony, you forgot the actual line break. Two spaces, then a line break. – Brandon Nov 18 '11 at 19:08

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