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What HTML tags are allowed on Stack Exchange sites?

From where I can find the BB codes to be used in the "About me" box in my profile? If anyone have the list with them, please share. Thanks in advance.

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    SO does not use "BBCode", it uses Markdown.
    – Charles
    Feb 16, 2012 at 9:45

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Stack Exchange sites use Markdown as apposed to BB code (Bulletin Board Code) which is mostly used for online forums. Markdown can be considered more readable then BB code, which makes editing less daunting.

A full guide to text formatting can be found here.

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