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I asked a question in arcade where I tried to paste some ACSII art into the question. The question auto-formatted the ASCII art and I couldn't figure out how to remove that formatting. I ended up taking a picture of the ASCII art and posting the picture instead.

My question is: how do I remove all formatting from text before I post it?

My ASCII art:

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My ASCII art after stack exchange auto-formatted it:

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I would wrap it in code formatting:

######
#....#
#...^#
#....#
######

Just add 4 spaces before every line, and it will turn into code. The benefit is that code uses a mono-typed font, so it is very suitable for ASCII art.

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  • Nice. I completely forgot about the non-proportional font that stack exchange uses, so your answer covers not only my questions but also a problem that I hadn't even considered. Up-voting but will wait a while on accepting to allow other replies. May 13, 2016 at 6:54
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You could either put it in a code block (although it isn't actually code) or alternatively wrap it with <pre> tags as I've done below.

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#....#
#...^#
#....#
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