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I see some people write comments that are for example - in italics.

I do not see any way of doing that while writing my comments. Why is it so?

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marked as duplicate by Peter Mortensen, michaelb958, hims056, Martijn Pieters, Azik Apr 26 '14 at 10:13

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***bold and italics***
[link text](url)

More details here: Text Formatting Now Allowed In Comments

As for why the site doesn't tell you how to do this, I can't say.

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italics bold code – mmyers Oct 6 '09 at 21:55
Don't forget [link text]( url ) – Tim Post Feb 2 '11 at 9:54
@tim- added. link text – Kip Feb 2 '11 at 19:48
@TomášZato It seems that it doesn't work if you have a space before the final asterisk. I don't know if this is a recent change, or if that has never worked. you can open an issue here if you want. Ex: *no space* *with space * => no space *with space * – Kip Aug 18 '14 at 22:08
this doesn't work anymore, and this is a BAD thing !!! – Alex Mills Aug 14 '15 at 3:59
@AlexMills What do you mean? seems to work fine for me: italics bold bolditalic code link – Kip Aug 14 '15 at 14:51
What about keypad keys? – Pratik Butani Sep 25 '15 at 7:01
If url conatins ( or ) its not working.… – Kishan Vaghela Mar 17 at 6:59
. – That1Guy Jul 8 at 19:28

click the help link under [add comment] to see a summary of the available formatting options.

commenting help

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Use * * around your text for italics like this

Use ** ** around your text for bold like this

Use *** *** around your text for bold italics like this.

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