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Once a post has been edited, you can go into the revision list, and click "View Source".

If a post has not been edited (and I don't have the edit privilege) is there any way to see the raw Markdown?

The reason I ask I because of "Preview should match the posted view" - it's impossible to see the source markdown, and how it's different from the rendered Markdown.

Not exactly a huge issue, just curious!

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Moot question now, since everybody can get into the editor to suggest edits. – Al E. Oct 6 '12 at 0:30

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It's possible, but it's not exposed in the UI. What you need to do is isolate the post number (I'm using this post, 1690, as an example) and go to this url:


From here, you can click the "view source" button to see the source of the post.

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Hacker ;) – Ladybug Killer Jul 2 '09 at 7:19
Wow! Backdoors to the system! You are the keymaker in the matrix! – J-16 SDiZ Jul 3 '09 at 4:50
You should use 1691 as the example id ;-) – Tom Lokhorst Sep 11 '09 at 12:27

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