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I love the site, however:

  • It's just not the same without Markdown
  • How am I supposed to get noticed?
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We weren't willing to open the

MARKDOWN PANDORA'S BOX!!!!1!

in v1.

I am open to hearing opinions on this though.

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At least basic markdown for headers, bullets, and bold/italics. The problem with not having markdown is that it's impossible to format information. – Scott Dorman Oct 12 '09 at 1:39
    
Jeff, but without bulleted lists and bold text, how will we make our answers.. err CVs stand out? – James McMahon Oct 12 '09 at 17:13
    
I would like to express the HTML hr, b, p, i, li and basic linking functionalities. I want to be able to produce professional-looking product, essentially. :-) – Paul Nathan Oct 12 '09 at 23:31

I would like it to just work. The same parsing code that's used on Stack Overflow should be used on Careers. I don't want to think about what works over here and what works over there.

I understand your hesitance to open Pandora's box with version 1. It might not be a bad idea to start out with the same restrictions you have on new users. I would be fine with that (for a while).

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@Jeff, In response to your post,

I don't see why you wouldn't allow markdown to let us at least approximate traditional CV formatting (headers, bold/italics, bullets, etc). But if "pandora's box" means abusive use of formatting(?)... if a user wants to make themselves look bad, that's their choice.

I haven't used the site, yet so I'm not sure I can speak intelligently about it. But what am I missing?

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Also needs Cornify feature... – Shog9 Oct 7 '09 at 20:44

No kidding. Nothing like pasting links into "Projects and Links" only to find them displayed raw, with the ends (most relevant part!) cut off.

Don't need full-on embedded HTML support, don't even need the more complex parts of markdown... code, headers, lists and linking would go a long way.

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can you email us directly with ideas? – Jeff Atwood Oct 8 '09 at 4:27

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