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Has anyone a link to the stack exchange markup syntax? Yeah, I know, surely there is another question like mine but I can´t find it and need reference or something else, to let my questions be more interesting...

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marked as duplicate by animuson, hims056, Austin Henley, Toon Krijthe, Shadow Wizard Jan 30 '13 at 8:20

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Markdown is the answer AND it's not only a markup language for the Stack Exchange network. On Wikipedia you can read the syntax or at the official Stack Exchange support page.

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ok, thanx for the link, but i'll post the Syntax in your answer in case the page gets deleted... – Paedow Jan 30 '13 at 7:04
@Paedow: All of the syntax stuff you need is already available directly on Stack Overflow. – animuson Jan 30 '13 at 7:16
@Paedow, the edit links you had didn't work right, and you what was really amusing is that you used raw html instead of markdown for the answer (probably because it was cut-and-pasted). You'll need to edit it better. – Lance Roberts Jan 30 '13 at 7:16
@animuson, yeh, I wish they would put a direct link on the sites for that, too me a little while to find when I was first looking for it. – Lance Roberts Jan 30 '13 at 7:17
@LanceRoberts: Have you voted for this: Could you please put a link to the Markdown help in the SO faq? – animuson Jan 30 '13 at 7:19
@animuson, I hadn't seen that, but I've upvoted it now, and will bounty it if I remember when I have open slots. Thanks. – Lance Roberts Jan 30 '13 at 7:20
oh, sorry, I didn´t know it -.- – Paedow Jan 30 '13 at 7:35
Someone with sufficient privileges, please remove links to the official Stack Overflow/Exchange page(s) on Markdown. This confusing contribution does not mention </ol> for a list, nor does it mention that each line of a list should have <li> and </li>. The Wikipedia page is much more helpful. Computer help should include reasonably complete examples. – David Epstein May 4 '14 at 12:07
@DavidEpstein Markdown does not have </ol>, <li>, </li>, or any other angle-bracket tags for that matter. You may be thinking of HTML? – user259867 May 4 '14 at 13:20
I have just looked at – David Epstein May 5 '14 at 15:43
I have just looked at, and found <ol> WAS mentioned. Why??? It seems as though this page is even more bewildering and confusing than I had originally imagined. I was unable to create a numbered list based on the instructions given there. But I could construct a numbered list using <ol>, </ol>, <li> and </li>. Does this mean that Stack Exchange accepts HTML? I am thoughly bamboozled. The page ought to give an explicit example of a numbered list, instead of referring to <ol>. – David Epstein May 5 '14 at 15:51

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