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As I do not have enough reputation I can not edit questions and answers. However I sometime wish to view the Markdown so I can see how someone has done some formatting etc.

So there is a hard (hack) way of doing this, should there be a direct link. E.g. "view marked" link instead of an "edit link" when no edit rights?

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Should have realised you only have a zero case of interest in answers. –  random Sep 11 '09 at 10:41
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random, most meta questions don't have ONE best answer unlike stackoverflow. –  Ian Ringrose Sep 11 '09 at 12:12
    
If TheTXI or Welbog post an answer in Meta, that's the best answer by default. –  random Sep 11 '09 at 13:36

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Grab the post ID of the question in question. It's between the question and the SEO friendy part of the URL. Just grab the first set of numbers you see really. And then put it in the XXX of the sample URL below:

http://stackoverflow.com/revisions/XXX/list

So for this, while you may not have yet edited it, you can still see the revisions list if you follow the above template. Then click the View source link of the relevant edit edition.

If you want to play around with how a post will look, spend some time in the sandbox.

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Thanks for sharing the sandbox link; I hadn't seen that yet. –  Joel Coehoorn Sep 11 '09 at 13:32
    
But you have a diamond next to your name. You all are suppose to see everything. –  random Sep 11 '09 at 13:37

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