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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

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 set some language tags to this question:

    • See the explanation and the list of languages.

    • Adding clashing tags, such as both and , enforces a fallback to default, which is different from "no highlighting". (These tags are currently set on this question.)

  3. Or:

    • Save your post.

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    • 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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@nicael You're at it again... –  DatEpicCoderGuyWhoPrograms Jul 14 '14 at 0:01
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This is a test comment sent from in emacs with Stack-Mode –  Jonathan Leech-Pepin Nov 17 '14 at 14:55
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Random comment. –  Yes May 5 at 18:49
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Another random comment. –  Yes May 5 at 18:50

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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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# 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.

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Blocking & spoiling some text....

Hello!

Test:

Why is there a grey box even when the text in this spoiler is "Hidden"??
Test: THIS_TEXT_IS_SURROUNDED_WITH_BACTICKS,BUT IT DOESN"T WORK :(

TEST

But this does:THIS_TEXT_IS_SURROUNDED_WITH_BACTICKS,BUT IT DOES<s>N'T</s> WORK :)

But then, the strike doesn't work!!

Nor does the smiley in the above>! spoiler

Nor does the spoiler in the above quote

Nor does the ..........................................

test

Hiding in spoiler....or is it? BOO!

                                                                               

blah blah

Why is the above blockquote sooooo

small

?

Note book:



































Button oooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

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# test

^ test line 2

# test added 2 spaces

^ test line 2

try adding fixed spaces      |

|added space      | 1      |
|                            |       |

strike

DECLARE @origUserName varchar(max)

This is a unity3d test... C


alternative to code layout
   if 
   we can work this
out

alternative to code layout if we can work this out

alternative to code layout
if 
we can work this
out

enter image description here

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

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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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This is subbed-sup text
This is sup text

This is text

This is text

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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 answer is rendering weird:

screenshot

But doesn't repo here

Code, inside a link, inside a superscript block

With Markdown

Note - Superscripted link with code.

Without Markdown

Note - Superscripted link with code.

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LEGO Answers Meta: Code to insert parts

Add the following to the UserScript header.

// @include       http://meta.stackexchange.com/*

[part:3700]

[part:3700]

[part:32181c02:0]

[part:32181c02:0]

[part:3700:4]

[part:3700:4]

[partlink:3700:4]

[partlink:3700:4]

[set:5590]

[set:5590]

[bl:5590]

[bl:5590]

[bs:5590]

[bs:5590]
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As you can C, variables in C that start with an uppercase letter are displayed in a different colour.

Also, this ` is a backtick.

int main()
{
   int a = 1;
   int A = 1;
   int aa = 1;
   int Aa = 1;
   int AA = 1;
}
  1. Also this is a link

  2. Also this is a link

  3. Also this is a link

  4. Also this is a link

  5. Also this is a link

  6. Also this is a link

  7. Also this is a link

  8. Also this is a link

  9. Also Rotterdam, NL is a link

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‮testing

‮testing

‮testing

&#8238;testing

‮testing

‮testing

[tag:‮testing]

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Testing a possible bug with flags. Good thing I can flag my own answers.

Mods, ignore flags on this answer if they end up going through.

While I'm here:

Hello
   World \\
Houston, we've had a problem.
                                    -:://                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                    :++++.                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                         `-`        .++++:                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                       -////-        +++++                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                       `/////:`      :++++.                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                         ://///.     .++++:                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                          ./////-     /++++                                                                                                                                                                                                       
               --`         `://///`   :++++.                                                                                                                                                                                                      
              :+++/:.        -/////.  .++++:                                                                                                                                                                                                      
             ./+++++++:.`     ./////:  /++++                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                .:+++++++/-`   `://///`-+++/.                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                   .-/+++++++:.` -////- `                                                                                                                                                                                                         
          `.`         `-/+++++++/-.-`                                                                                                                                                                                                             
          :+++/:--.`      .:/++++/`                                                                                                                                                                                                               
         .+++++++++++//:-..` `-/:                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
          ``.-://++++++++++++/:-                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
 /+++.            `.--:/+++++++. /+++.                                                       oo:                                                                      .+oyyy  :ooo:                                                               
 /ooo.  `--.....```      ``.-::  /ooo.                   -++                                 MMo                                                                     oMMMMMM  oMMMo                                                               
 /ooo.  -+++++++++++++++///:::`  /ooo.                   oMM                                 MMo                                                                     MMMM+--  oMMMo                                                               
 /ooo.  :+++++++++++++++++++++.  /ooo.        `-::.`   `.sMM...    `.::-.          `-::.     MMo     `...    -+syyys/`  :ssso     -ssso`  -+syyys/`    .sss+:oyyys//+MMMM+++  oMMMo      -+syyys/`  :ssso     oss/    .ssss`                      
 /ooo.        ```...---::::://   /ooo.     `sNMmmmmMNy`-mNMMmmm  oNMNmmmMNh-    .yNMNmmMNh-  MMo    /mMd-  -dMMMMMMMMMy``mMMMo   `mMMMo -dMMMMMMMMMy`  :MMMMMMMMMMymMMMMMMMM  oMMMo    -mMMMMMMMMMy``NMMM+   +MMMM-   yMMMh                       
 /ooo.  //////////////////////   /ooo.     yMd.    `:`   oMM     :s.    `yMM.  -NMs.   `/o`  MMo  -hMm/   `NMMMy:-/dMMMh -MMMN.  oMMMd .NMMN/.`-yMMMh  :MMMMh:-/s. .-MMMM---  oMMMo   .NMMMy:-/dMMMh +MMMm  .NMMMMd  .MMMN.                       
 /ooo.  oooooooooooooooooooooo   /ooo.     yMm:``        oMM             :MM:  mMy           MMo`yMMo     /MMMm    .MMMM  +MMMh -MMMN. sMMMh+++++MMMM- :MMMM         MMMM     oMMMo   /MMMm    .MMMM  hMMM+ hMMNMMMo hMMMo                        
 /ooo.  ++++++++++++++++++++++   /ooo.     `odNMMNNmdo`  oMM     /hmNmmmmNMM:  MMo           MMdNNmMm.    oMMMh     MMMM-  hMMM+dMMM:  hMMMMMMMMMMMMM: :MMMM         MMMM     oMMMo   oMMMh     MMMM` -MMMNoMMM-sMMM+MMMm                         
 /ooo.                           /ooo.         ```.:dMd  oMM    sMN:`    :MM:  mMs           MMMy.`yMN/   /MMMN`   :MMMM   `NMMMMMMs   oMMMy`````````  :MMMM         MMMM     oMMMo   /MMMN`   :MMMM   oMMMMMMs `mMMMMMM-                         
 /ooo:---------------------------+ooo.     :/`      yMN  oMM`   hMh      oMM:  /MM+     :/   MMs    +MMs   mMMMmo+sNMMMs    -MMMMMd    `NMMMd+//odNo`  :MMMM         MMMM     oMMMm++-`mMMMmo+sNMMMs   `mMMMMm`  -MMMMMy                          
 /ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.    -dMMdhsyhNMh-  `dMNhh .mMNhsshNNMM:   :dMNhhhNMm/  MMo     :NMh. `sNMMMMMMMd/      oMMMN.     `sNMMMMMMMMd:  :MMMM         MMMM     `yMMMMMo `sNMMMMMMMd/     :MMMM-    sMMMN`                          
 .-----------------------------------`      `-/++++:`      .:++   ./+++/-.++`     `:+++/.    ++-      .++:    -/+++:.         /++-         -/++++:`    `++++         ++++       `::++-    -/+++:.        /++:     `+++-                           
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o_____________O –  It'sNotALie. May 5 '13 at 8:27
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Wow. Just... wow. –  michaelb958 Jul 1 '13 at 15:23
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Hiya! This here is a test of the API! –  Undo Dec 25 '13 at 15:18

http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Lobster' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'> mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Testing -123- TEST TESTING

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MMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooop0000000000000000000000000000! testing captacha

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NEw cApatcha testing...........

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Testing <kbd> formatting:

Lowercase l, Number 1, Upper I:
l 1 I

Uppercase L, Number 1, Upper I:
L 1 I

Perhaps forcing caps would reduce ambiguity?

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This is a test of the answers being sent from Stack-Mode

I want to ensure that the markdown is properly formatted and accepted.

(defun test-answer-message (me)
  (message "%s created an answer" me))

Code block above

  • Bullet point
  • Another point

    1. And an ordered point
    2. Ordering

Stack-Mode can be found here. This should provide the desired output.

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‮tset

‮tset

http://www.google.com

‮tset

This actually threw console errors when I added some more.... Too many blockquotes causes javascript to run into a recursive loop and throw an error... not sure how.

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Let's see how high this can get.

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Another try from mobile device...

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All the way up, apparently. –  Madara Uchiha Dec 16 '14 at 13:00

linktest

google <-- [google](www.google.com)

Not converted as it should IMHO.

google <-- [google](//www.google.com)

Has the drawback that the link target depends on my way of accessing this site. That's of course no problem for Google but may be for most other sites that don't provide SSL.

google <-- [google](http://www.google.com)

That's the way. Proper link with scheme.

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[tag:ᅚ]

(Just messing with invisible characters)

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On this question the OP was greeted by a barrage of mixed comments, both positive and negative.

In response to that the OP edited the question to add a link to a post that holds an answer that doesn't work for him. After that the OP decided to delete his question.1

Here is a screenshot for <10K:

Screenshot

I searched for a possible answer and the ones I found (even on off-site resources) are incomplete at best and the link to a possible duplicate provide in the comments leads to an almost link-only answer that I'm happy to flag.

Can we undelete1 the question so a proper answer can be provided? Or am I getting mellow?

1. The question has been undeleted since, closed and then re-opened.

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This answer should be submitted:

http://serverfault.com/questions/2147483647

This ID onwards, you cannot submit this answer.

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