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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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360 Answers 360

To get a large image you must remove the trailing s, like this:

Open the image in a new tab and change the image url from:

  http://i.stack.imgur.com/xxxxxs.png

to

  http://i.stack.imgur.com/xxxxx.png

With white background:

RH WH TR SN RX H+ He

Without background:

RH WH TR SN RX H+ He

SVG Links:

Red Heart
White Heart
Trace
Snake
℞ (Drugs)
H+ (Hospital) He (for Health)


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This is subbed-sup text
This is sup text

This is text

This is text

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This is an answer, for testing grace period. Test grace edit period. Another edit

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^**


# Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec iaculis sed nisl eget viverra. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Donec quis nibh neque. Mauris venenatis turpis sed ligula venenatis, in rhoncus elit congue. Cras vitae orci gravida, accumsan augue nec, convallis turpis. Nullam accumsan tincidunt metus sed laoreet. Praesent pulvinar, est at eleifend gravida, diam tortor tempus orci, tempus fermentum quam risus nec felis.

^ Suspendisse quis nisi a nisi venenatis pulvinar. In ac diam enim. Suspendisse in lectus posuere augue porttitor iaculis vitae at lectus. Donec consectetur elit diam, sed commodo purus feugiat sed. Sed vitae lacinia magna. Cras eros neque, iaculis ut faucibus a, congue ut velit. Nam semper tempor neque at rutrum. Nullam mollis ex et bibendum laoreet. Mauris posuere sed enim id placerat. Vivamus eu est elit. Nulla nisl metus, efficitur ut placerat sit amet, varius sit amet dui.

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This is an example answer that has been edited via the Stack Exchange API (and Python). It was originally posted via Python. . test url

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For testing stack snippet related to this question

    $(function() {
        $('.multiselect').multiselect();
    });
    <link href="//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/twitter-bootstrap/3.3.2/css/bootstrap.css" rel="stylesheet"/>
    <link href="http://davidstutz.github.io/bootstrap-multiselect/dist/css/bootstrap-multiselect.css"/>

    <script src="//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script src="//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/twitter-bootstrap/3.3.2/js/bootstrap.js"></script>
    <script src="http://davidstutz.github.io/bootstrap-multiselect/dist/js/bootstrap-multiselect.js"></script>

    <select class="multiselect" multiple="multiple">
        <option value="cheese">    Cheese     </option>
        <option value="tomatoes">  Tomatoes   </option>
        <option value="mozarella"> Mozzarella </option>
        <option value="mushrooms"> Mushrooms  </option>
        <option value="pepperoni"> Pepperoni  </option>
        <option value="onions">    Onions     </option>
    </select>
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Snippets got their own sandbox - no harm, just more quiet in there. –  Shadow Wizard Apr 24 at 22:00

This is a test of named anchor linking

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Lets try printing a single backslash in a code block.

\

Works fine in answers. Lets try in comments below.

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This is one code block with a backslash: \ and this is another one \ and this is a code block with other characters abc.

This is another code block with a backslash \ and then one with an escaped backtick abc \ abc`

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Mostly for comment testing and such. Feel free to test your comments here as well.

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Auto-link with /_: http://example.com/_abc.

Manual link with /_: test link

Same with https:

Auto-link with /_: https://example.com/_abc.

Manual link with /_: test link

Broken youtube link: https://youtu.be/_1sOmz1PfF0?t=51s

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testing an inconsistency between the preview and the final appearance
-->

hello
-->

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deb cdrom:[Ubuntu-GNOME 14.04.1 LTS Trusty Tahr - Release amd64 (20140722.2)]/ trusty main multiverse restricted universe

See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to

newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty main restricted deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty main restricted

Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the

distribution.

deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates main restricted deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates main restricted

N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu

team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any

review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.

deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty universe deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty universe deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates universe deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates universe

N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu

team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to

your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in

multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu

security team.

deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty multiverse deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty multiverse deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates multiverse deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates multiverse

N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as

extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes

newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.

Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review

or updates from the Ubuntu security team.

deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-backports main restricted universe multiverse deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security main restricted deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security main restricted deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security universe deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security universe deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security multiverse deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security multiverse

Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's

'partner' repository.

This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the

respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.

deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu trusty partner deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu trusty partner

This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party

developers who want to ship their latest software.

deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty main deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty main

This software is Spotify Desktop client

This is a preview build of Spotify for Linux. As a preview release this version is still unsupported.

deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free

Latest Virtualbox

deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian trusty contrib

deb-src http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian trusty contrib

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# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu-GNOME 14.04.1 LTS _Trusty Tahr_ - Release amd64 (20140722.2)]/ trusty main multiverse restricted universe

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty main restricted
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates main restricted
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty universe
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty universe
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates universe
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu 
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to 
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in 
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty multiverse
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty multiverse
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates multiverse
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu trusty partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu trusty partner

## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party
## developers who want to ship their latest software.
deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty main
deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty main

## This software is Spotify Desktop client
## This is a preview build of Spotify for Linux. As a preview release this version is still unsupported.
deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free

# Latest Virtualbox
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian trusty contrib
# deb-src http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian trusty contrib
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diddly-do...

test /* */ abc

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I heard you like links to Stack Exchange, so... http://stackexchange.com

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Testing the 1 new answer to this question box that should show up.

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This is an answer to test somethin' 'bout deletions.

$* balah blah ($*) more stuff

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LOL

{ ja, je }

LOL2

{ { ja, ja }, { ja, je }, { je, ja }, { je, je } }

LOL-PLEX

{ LOL10100 }

Perform

POST /vpa-azure/about HTTP/1.1
Host: http://localhost:8080
Accept: text/plain
Content-Type: application/json

{ "data": "value" } 

Should return the literal

"vpa-azure-api-0.0.1-jdk1.7"
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protocol-relative link

site-local link

page-relative link

HTML protocol-relative link

HTML site-local link

HTML page-relative link

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Bug in comments formatting

Bold nested in italic is rendered as plain italic without the bold markup being interpreted in comments. See the examples:

Case 1: Not working

_Italic and **bold**_

is rendered as Italic and **bold**. It doesn't interpret the bold markup.

Case 2: Not working

_Italic and **bold** _

is rendered as _Italic and bold _. It doesn't interpret the italic markup.

Case 3: Working

_Italic and **bold** followed by more italic_

is rendered correctly: Italic and bold followed by more italic

Bug in posts formatting

Case 1b: working

_Italic and **bold**_

is rendered as Italic and bold. It doesn't interpret the bold markup.

Case 2b: Not working

_Italic and **bold** _

is rendered as _Italic and bold _. It doesn't interpret the italic markup.

Case 3

_Italic and **bold** followed by more italic_

is rendered correctly: Italic and bold followed by more italic

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http://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/1/jeff-atwood
http://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/1/ 
http://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/1
http://meta.stackoverflow.com/u/1/ 
http://meta.stackoverflow.com/u/1
See http://meta.stackoverflow.com/q/107876

http://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/1/jeff-atwood
http://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/1/
http://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/1
http://meta.stackoverflow.com/u/1/
http://meta.stackoverflow.com/u/1

See http://meta.stackoverflow.com/q/107876

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Testing the anchor tag.

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yes please

inline backticks a b c for the world of markdown d f hoho

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  • I'm hijacking

    your post to test out

  • what I think

    is a bug

    that I found

  • since I can't

    seem to post

    an answer myself.

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‮this is kind of reversed text. It is pretty simple of course. You already can click edit

Reversing works

link

hash works

<a href="javascript:$('.vote-up-off').click()">click me</a>

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hello i am testing out the hi/thanks/tagline remover

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Quality filters, including thanks auto removal, are active only on Stack Overflow. –  Shadow Wizard Jul 17 '13 at 18:03

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