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According to the community FAQ, backticks and inline links are available for the bounty remark.

What other formatting features of Markdown are also supported on Bounty remarks?

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Aha - Just confirmed that italic (*text*)` formatting is also supported. Line breaks are also preserved. –  Rob W Jan 19 '12 at 22:16
Indeed, your emphasis and line breaks look okay, and [link](url) worked fine for me once too. –  Arjan Jan 19 '12 at 22:19
I also wondered, does adding bounties count towards the edit count for CW mode? –  Rob W Jan 19 '12 at 22:21
@Rob I couldn't find any existing questions about that, but bounties don't appear in PostHistoryTypes, so I'm guessing no, they don't count. –  Jason Plank Jan 20 '12 at 4:01
And I found the reference for `code` being supported in Frédéric comment in Can we have a way to edit bounty text?. –  Arjan Jan 20 '12 at 8:24
Hmmm, too bad Jeff deleted your earlier proof that quotes did work. I just posted a bounty remark that looked fine in the question preview, but not so much in the final result! Wish I could upvote Can we have a way to edit bounty text? twice! –  Arjan Feb 19 '12 at 13:11
@Arjan, my earlier proof showed full markdown support. However, the SE team decided to only allow the basic markdown support (See Geoff's answer). –  Rob W Feb 19 '12 at 14:04
Indeed, @Rob, I can see that deleted answer, but thanks for posting the image in a comment too! I guess full-blown Markdown might not be needed, though I've not seen any abuse yet—and your suggested limitation should have been fine too! But not being able to edit, especially as support suddenly changed, is a pity though! –  Arjan Feb 19 '12 at 14:30

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Bounty notices will support our Markdown mini format, using the same format as we allow for comments. The following will be allowed:

_italic_ and **bold** text,
inline `code in backticks`,
and [basic links](http://example.com).

And just like in comments: line breaks are not rendered.

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So, Links are automatically converted as well? Example of link in a comment: s.tk –  Rob W Jan 26 '12 at 16:04
Comments also allow for the [tag:feature-request], feature-request thingy. Not that I ever used those, but curious: are they supported too? –  Arjan Jun 26 '12 at 6:17
Note that title attributes (that are rendered as hover text for the link) are part of the advanced links and so putting them in a bounty notice will mangle the text. –  Jon Ericson Jan 29 '13 at 19:11
It would be nice if there was a "help" link next to the bounty notice input box, like there is for comment input boxes. –  Roy Tinker Sep 3 '13 at 18:21

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