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As per Jeff's suggestion in this comment:

You can use this question as a formatting sandbox. You can

  • edit this question itself (Community Wiki questions such as this one require 100 reputation to edit)
  • post answers to this question (Since this question is protected, this requires earning 10 reputation on this site)
  • post comments to this question or its answers
  • test suspected bugs with the editor

Beware that since the changes to syntax highlighting in December 2010, and the inline hints added March 2011, no syntax highlighting is applied unless the question's tags or an inline hint enable it. So, to test highlighting here in the sandbox:

  1. On the start of a line, specify a language inline using <!-- language: lang --> hints, and indent the code 4 spaces as usual. There is a full list of hints (scroll down a little).

    <!-- language: lang-html -->
    
        While not hinted otherwise: <html></html> source <b>goes</b> "here".
    
    <!-- language: lang-js -->
    
        var a = 3;
        while (not (a > 0)) {
            alert("JavaScript code <b>goes</b> here.");
        }
    
  2. Or:

    • Save your post.

    • Use something like Firebug (Firefox), Web Inspector (Safari, Chrome) or Developer Tools (Internet Explorer 8) to edit the resulting HTML. To open Chrome Dev Tools, press F12

    • Find the <pre> element and add the attribute class="prettyprint", or change it into something more specific, like class="lang-vb prettyprint".

    • Run the following in the location bar: javascript:prettyPrint();

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Please provide an MCVE. – Kevin Jul 24 '15 at 13:41
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Try turning it off and on again. – Kevin Jul 24 '15 at 13:41
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What have you tried? – Kevin Jul 24 '15 at 13:44
    
Hello and welcome to StackOverflow. Please take some time to read the help page, especially the sections named "What topics can I ask about here?" and "What types of questions should I avoid asking?". And more importantly, please read the Stack Overflow question checklist. You might also want to learn about Minimal, Complete, and Verifiable Examples. – Kevin Jul 24 '15 at 13:50
    
It looks like you want us to write some code for you. While many users are willing to produce code for a coder in distress, they usually only help when the poster has already tried to solve the problem on their own. A good way to demonstrate this effort is to include the code you've written so far, example input (if there is any), the expected output, and the output you actually get (console output, tracebacks, etc.). The more detail you provide, the more answers you are likely to receive. Check the FAQ and How to Ask. – Kevin Jul 24 '15 at 14:11
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Questions about underwater basket weaving are off-topic for this site. – Kevin Jul 24 '15 at 14:42
    
Test: help center Meta Stack Exchange Chat – TIPS Jul 27 '15 at 16:21
    
This is tricky to answer without an [mcve] – Kevin Sep 8 '15 at 16:47
    
Have you seen <example.com>;? – DavidPostill Sep 30 '15 at 12:43
    
Have you seen <example.com>;? – DavidPostill Sep 30 '15 at 12:53
    
foo bar <example.com>;. – DavidPostill Sep 30 '15 at 12:54
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@humn instead of a rollback, you can perform an edit with the exact same contents as before your edit (title, in your case) and assuming you do it within the 5 minutes grace period, it will show only a single revision with "[Edit removed during grace period]" - instead of having two revisions. – Shadow Wizard Apr 10 at 10:12
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This is a comment. – DJ McMayhem May 20 at 21:41
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bug -status-completed – unarist Jun 19 at 23:05

401 Answers 401

Adding comments with inline customized links, with parens and spaces in them.

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Lets you escape parens - See the docs on startActivityForResult – Merlyn Morgan-Graham Dec 27 '11 at 4:19
    
Doesn't let you escape spaces - [See the docs on startActivityForResult](developer.android.com/reference/android/app/…,\ int)) – Merlyn Morgan-Graham Dec 27 '11 at 4:19

There should be syntax highlighting here.

SELECT something FROM somewhere WHERE this = that
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Gotta be directly above the code block to work. – Shog9 Feb 24 '12 at 3:30
    
@Shog9 That doesn't work either, as you can see. – kba Feb 24 '12 at 3:31
    
Needs a line above it too (see edit). Yeah, a bit finicky... – Shog9 Feb 24 '12 at 3:34

How to escape backslashes.

Use whitespace:

\\

This is a backslash in a sentence (one backslash): \

This is an escaped backslash in a sentence (two backslashes OOPS): \

This is an escaped backslash in a sentence: \\ (three backslashes).

Same thing with backticks. This is backtick backslash backslash backtick: \\

This is a backtick backslash backtick \.

Here is a real backslashed backtick: `

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test ← `test` – nyuszika7h Feb 16 '11 at 12:51

I'm testing inbox notifications. If you comment on this, you will receive one (1) vial of virtual unicorn horn dust (no actual unicorns will be harmed).

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SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY – Yi Jiang Feb 28 '12 at 7:41
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So then this is artificial virtual unicorn horn dust? – animuson Feb 28 '12 at 7:48
    
Does this coupon have an expiration date? – user7116 May 8 '12 at 14:35
    
No. However, every time I distribute a vial of virtual unicorn horn dust, it's diluted 10x more than the previous one. There's only a finite amount of this stuff, after all. – Greg Hewgill May 8 '12 at 19:39
    
i like unicorns o.o – ajax333221 Jul 18 '12 at 1:32
    
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​:D – Doorknob Jun 21 '13 at 21:38

{{Unreferenced}}

I am so smart! I am so smart! S-M-R-T!

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if (isset($item['load_functions'][1]) && !empty($item['map'][2]) && $item['load_functions'][3] == 'node_load') {
  $node = $router_item['map'][4];
}
else {
  // The menu item is not for a node.
}

menu_get_object()

menu_get_item()

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test. to see, if the spaces: removed! are? visible/ without the' show mark- down differences'

2nd test to see if I can edit a deleted ans

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uhm..why _italic_does_not_work_when_I_use_the_underscore_ ?

How about

  1. foo[*bar* + 1]
  2. foo[bar + 1]
  3. *foo[bar + 1]
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but works_in_the_comment? – systempuntoout Jan 24 '11 at 21:43
    
markdown iz bugged – systempuntoout Jan 27 '11 at 13:53
    
it probably has something to do with the fact that underscoring around a word also italicizes it. – Justin L. Jan 29 '11 at 21:26
    
test_one testtwo* test_three (Original: *test_one* *test*two* _test_three_) – nyuszika7h Jan 30 '11 at 12:37
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There is a reason for this, fwiw. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/116986/… – jcolebrand Jan 10 '12 at 16:01

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This is a test of an empty answer... – Richard J. Ross III Nov 26 '12 at 16:16
    
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ – hims056 Aug 9 '13 at 9:55
    
This is a test of an empty comment! – hims056 Aug 9 '13 at 9:55

Testing the tag feature... I don't think I have it right...

Sweet, that was too simple ... (

spoiler text in a blockquote?

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Partially bold **Part**<!-- fix -->ially bold

partially italic *part*<!-- fix -->ially italic

Partially bold/italic ***Part***<!-- fix -->ially bold/italic

OLD:

*Part*ially bold

*part*ially italic

*Part*ially bold/italic

**Part**ially bold

*part*ially italic

****Part****ially bold/italic
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Test test test test

More test

foo test

b ar f efe fe ge ge g

ge

akeoka feafkae kfoa ejfoeaj

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aw, don't beat yourself up about it. – Jeff Atwood Aug 30 '11 at 9:35
    
On the other hand, a great programmer also keeps some meaningful revision notes ;-) – Arjan Aug 30 '11 at 17:24

Is <something> no in longer hidden (where something is not an allowed HTML tag)?

Conclusion: there is no change, but <> seems to be a special case. Encoding < as &lt; is still required (if not formatted as by code).

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Don't mind me...just testing whether lmgtfy.com/?q=lmgtfy+links+work – cHao Mar 4 '13 at 18:47

Testing image upload from clipboard

enter image description here

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How is testing a misspelled word? – Cole Johnson Jul 26 '13 at 4:24

blah blah blah blah howdy doodie doo

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Helloo <!--1234567890--> – American Luke Jul 4 '13 at 0:17
    
Hello &#32;&#32;&#32;&#32;&#32;&#32;&#32;&#32;&#32;&#32; – American Luke Jul 4 '13 at 0:17
    
Hello &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; – American Luke Jul 4 '13 at 0:19
    
Hello * * * * * * * * – American Luke Jul 4 '13 at 0:21
    
Hello &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; – American Luke Jul 4 '13 at 0:22
    
Hello &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; . – American Luke Jul 4 '13 at 0:23
if (isset($item['load_functions'][1]) && !empty($item['map'][2]) && $item['load_functions'][3] == 'node_load') {
  $node = $router_item['map'][4];
}
else {
  // The menu item is not for a node.
}

menu_get_object()

menu_get_item()

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Testing 2.2 - o83fpubgs487gs4e8o7ghs4o78gfbysf76esfb9of3si76ffs39hgs4678gf3s9h3s8gof3.

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Wheeeeeeeeeee!

  1. This is number one
     2. This is a sub ordered list
     3. You can hack code together here, too
      4. Blah blah blah
      5. Blah blah, blah blah blah.

I'm amazed if the quality checker lets this go through.

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No quality check on Meta, @Tim - only length check as far as I know. – Shadow Wizard Aug 7 '13 at 14:15

Please see the changelog - this is to demonstrate an issue with the toolbar buttons and existing square brackets.

Testing arrays in arrays:

b[0][1] b[1][2] b[1][3] b[0][4]

(b[0][5] b[1][6]) (b[0][7] b[0][8])

enter image description here

a_b_c

a_b_c

a_b_c

a_b_c

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Testing `backtick escapes` still code? – Hannele Jul 25 '13 at 15:24
    
Testing `\` still code? – Hannele Jul 25 '13 at 15:24
    
\\` still code ? – Hannele Jul 25 '13 at 15:25
    
\\ still code ?` – Hannele Jul 25 '13 at 15:25

Testing a possible edit bug.

Here is some more text. Made an edit.

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Code formatting:

some kind of shell commandwith a `sub-shell command` | blah blah

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Testing the syntax highlighter

So {this:is css; /*comment*/}

Testing the syntax highlighter

So {this:is none; /*comment*/}

Testing the syntax highlighter

So {this:is none; /*comment*/}

Testing the syntax highlighter

So {this:is text; /*comment*/}

Testing the syntax highlighter

So {this:is c; /*comment*/}

Testing the syntax highlighter

So {this:is html; /*comment*/}
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attempting to fail quality filter on the formatting sandbox. http://goo.gl/82FLe

enter link description here

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. .

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minimum 30 characters limits can be ignored by spaces... – Zaheer Ahmed Sep 13 '13 at 13:26

Testing nested quote levels and blank space:

The grey box of epicness!

Does it work with <pre>'s?

Apparently so!

Yay crappy formatting.

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answer go wrong way!

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link in comments stackoverflow – Zaheer Ahmed Sep 25 '13 at 7:27

beep beep i'm a jeep

beep beep i'm a jeep

beep beep i'm a jeep beep beep i'm a jeep beep beep i'm a jeep beep beep i'm a jeep beep beep i'm a jeep
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You just had to test the HTML didn't you? :P – Madara Uchiha Sep 27 '13 at 13:01
    
Guilty as charged :) – Stijn Sep 27 '13 at 13:01

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