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It's possible to strike a line in chat by surrounding it with triple dashes:

---Struck out text---

However, that's not specified in the chat FAQ. I think it should be added.

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    Oddly your first --- was left alone while your second --- got converted to an em dash. – Ben Brocka May 19 '12 at 17:57
  • @BenBrocka: I did notice that. Peculiar. – Madara Uchiha May 19 '12 at 19:05
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    @BenBrocka The regex is ---?(\s), so the first one doesn't match. Not sure why space is required on one end but not the other, though. – Tim Stone May 19 '12 at 19:30
  • When balpha introduced this feature, he said (in chat) that it was experimental and could be taken away at any time. I don't have a link available at the moment, though. – Pops May 19 '12 at 19:35
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    Update to previous comment: found it. "This is just experimental -- I make no guarantee that I won't turn it off again soon." That was 14 months ago, so I guess it does deserve to be considered for the FAQ. – Pops May 19 '12 at 20:02
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    What's 14 months in the grand scheme of things? :) But yeah, I guess we could add it now. /cc @pop – balpha May 19 '12 at 21:04
  • +1 Just tonight I was trying to find out how to do this, but couldn't find it anywhere! – Double AA May 20 '12 at 8:21
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Okay, I've added it to the "How do I format my message" section (which also appears when you click "help" in the chat room).

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