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Comment formatting

I'm often find that the comment box doesn't do all of the things that I want it to do (like newlines for example).

In this question, for example, I found myself posting debug instructions, that just wouldn't format very well had I posted them as a comment.

Now, these debug instructions are not the answer, nor are they part of the answer, but they're for information gathering.

Content-wise they probably are better suited to be a comment, but had I posted it in a comment, it would be hard to read and might be more likely to be ignored.

I think it might be useful if you could post richer content in comments, especially newlines.

That way, you can write those kind of comments so that they can be more readable.

• – Bart Nov 29 '12 at 18:55
• Embedded links? You can already post links in comments... what more do you need in that area? – animuson Nov 29 '12 at 18:57
• Oops, my bad. I guess you could use a 3rd party service like pastebin and link to that, since your content isn't part of the answer and is only an intermediate step in getting there. – user200500 Nov 29 '12 at 19:01
• @animuson Last time I tried to post a link in a comment, [It didn't work the same way as it did in answers at the very least][1] [1]: www.google.com – Sam I am says Reinstate Monica Nov 29 '12 at 19:02
• @SamIam: So use the alternate way of [description of link] in brackets and (the link) in parentheses. Why do you need to define the link at the end? – animuson Nov 29 '12 at 19:03
• Use [this format](www.example.com) to insert links into comments as explained here – Bart Nov 29 '12 at 19:03