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rejriw b qg rbqguwbdvjrn vjrgrgaqfdvsfgr MOAR KEYBOARD GOODNESS

Using <kbd> now. sorry

Using <key> now. sorry

Your approximate location http://shaquin.tk/projects/location/location.png

checking disappearance!


cutting my own words!

hats are fun


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This is a heading!

This is also a heading! (albeit a smaller one)

...You get the point.

Let's get some bold text in here.

Maybe some more?

Italicized text. Use for emphasis.

Markdown offers many gifts!

Text with a line through it.

Here's a link. (It's also a rickroll.)

Some title text for you.

Here's some text highlighted in yellow.

Here's some hidden text highlighted in yellow!

Inline code. Don't use for sentences like this.

"Some Foo code with no syntax highlighting."
print('Some Python code with dedicated syntax highlighting.')
  • Here's
  • a
  • list.
  1. Numbered lists
  2. are a thing too!
  • Let's
    • nest!
  • And also
    1. mix
    2. them
    3. up.

Break this...

...sentence up with a line.

And an ellipsis. Maybe two.

I'm hacking this tiny text together.

  • Ooo i didn't know you can use comments to separate list... – abccd Dec 7 '17 at 17:40
  • Do image title texts actually appear anywhere? – Fabian Röling Jan 5 '18 at 16:02
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    @Fabian I think it shows up if the image doesn't load. – totallyhuman Jan 5 '18 at 16:09

I am a sock of angussidney.

I need to make this post to use as part of an automated test for SmokeDetector's !!/allspam command. In this test case, the user needs to have between 1 and 15 posts and <100 rep.

Please don't upvote this, it will break my testcase and I'll be very annoyed. Ha. It's a community wiki post. It doesn't matter.


Shhh... don't wake the mods
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    Hey mods! MODS!!! Wake up. You have users who posted ponies to suspend. – John Militer Feb 9 at 5:44
  • Oh on! The mods are going to arrest me! Protect me, Pony the Pony!!! – Pikachu the Watermelon Wizard Feb 9 at 19:37

Do non-breaking spaces work? Yes!

Normal space

1000000 megabyte, 2000000 megabyte, 4000000 megabyte, 8000000 megabyte, 16000000 megabyte, 32000000 megabyte, 64000000 megabyte, 128000000 megabyte, 256000000 megabyte, 512000000 megabyte, 1024000000 megabyte, 2048000000 megabyte, 4096000000 megabyte, 8192000000 megabyte, 16384000000 megabyte, 32768000000 megabyte, 65536000000 megabyte.

Non-breaking space

1000000 megabyte, 2000000 megabyte, 4000000 megabyte, 8000000 megabyte, 16000000 megabyte, 32000000 megabyte, 64000000 megabyte, 128000000 megabyte, 256000000 megabyte, 512000000 megabyte, 1024000000 megabyte, 2048000000 megabyte, 4096000000 megabyte, 8192000000 megabyte, 16384000000 megabyte, 32768000000 megabyte, 65536000000 megabyte.


test test test test test test test test

Ha! This is now mine!

Code Intention Test
    Yes, this is intended...
    At least I think so.
Not sure how that works.

This is intended with one tab
    This with two!
        This with three!
    Two again!

Mixed! Spaces
    Two Tabs...
    Spaces + Tabs
    Tab + Spaces

I guess you can't combine them:

[tag:formatting support]

[tag:support OR formatting]

How about:



HTML Comments

Source: <!-- this is a typical comment -->


Source: <one odd way to comment>


Source: < but it doesn't work with a leading space>

Result: < but it doesn't work with a leading space>

Source: <!- this is another odd way to comment -->:


Source: <!- too lazy for more dashes ->


Source: <-- but you need the exclamation point -->

Result: <-- but you need the exclamation point -->

Source: <the most lazy comment




  • <sub> and <sup> allow you to disregard content length limitations. – fredley Dec 2 '13 at 16:29

  • A better question is: Should comments even be allowed in an answer? What purpose can they possibly serve? – Jhawins Dec 17 '13 at 18:09
  • (answer is no, <! comments have absolutely no purpose.) – Jhawins Dec 17 '13 at 18:15
  • <! related test ?> – felega Dec 17 '13 at 18:31
  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ – o̊ǝʇ̲ ɐW⃗ Jan 10 '14 at 17:34
  • Howd you do that one @Mateo ? – qwertynl Jan 10 '14 at 17:47
  • unicode zero width space >​ < there is one between those marks utf-8 format – o̊ǝʇ̲ ɐW⃗ Jan 10 '14 at 17:50
  • makes it possible to say: – o̊ǝʇ̲ ɐW⃗ Jan 10 '14 at 17:50
  • Yes​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ – o̊ǝʇ̲ ɐW⃗ Jan 10 '14 at 17:51
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ – o̊ǝʇ̲ ɐW⃗ Jan 10 '14 at 17:52
  • Weird @Mateo – qwertynl Jan 10 '14 at 17:53
  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​​​ ​​ ​​ ​ – John Militer Mar 28 '17 at 20:01

Imgur scaled

no target

target blank

  • This effect is only working here on meta? – brasofilo Sep 27 '13 at 5:48
  • -1 for disrupting the answer above – John Dvorak Sep 27 '13 at 5:50

I'm a robot! Beep beep beep. Please gimme some rep.

I can detect spam, report it, and dance badly.

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    No rep for you! – Nathan Tuggy Dec 15 '16 at 1:14
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    I'm arranging for that one, @Nathan. – Undo Dec 15 '16 at 3:40
  • @Undo you're a savage. – MD XF Dec 15 '16 at 4:39
  • @Nathan unless there is a bounty awarded here. – John Militer Mar 28 '17 at 21:00

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\ | / /

/ / | \

h1 -

h2 -

h3 -

h4 -
h5 -
h6 -

In the preview, [tag:-] shows as [].

Test: [].



hover over the empty box!

Stack Overflow
       Stack Overflow

When editing, links show while the rest of the box doesn't, but the effect is lost when viewing the post normally.
Click edit to see the intended effect, then click cancel.

Normal words don't appear until you hover over them, but any links in boxes will show, whether you have hovered over them or not. You will have read this by now, unless your browser is so slow that it's about to freeze.

The above box is supposed to look like this:

              don't                  hover over           any          boxes                    you                                    will                                                                          freeze 

Test comments welcome.


This post is meant to test comments.

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    How to Answer ........ – Mr. Xcoder Jan 12 '18 at 13:09
  • help center ........ – Mr. Xcoder Jan 12 '18 at 13:10
  • edit........... – Mr. Xcoder Jan 12 '18 at 13:10
  • <strike>test</strike> – Donald Duck Jan 13 '18 at 14:26
  • Ʌ ꓥ 𝚲 ٨ 𝜦 𝛬 ꛎ 𝝠 ᐱ 𐒰 𐊍 ⴷ ۸ 𖼽 Λ Л 𝞚 – gerrit Jan 30 '18 at 14:16
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    𝘰 ం ಂ ം ං օ 𝐨 𑣗 𝔬 ᴏ ᴑ 𞹤 𐓪 𝚘 𑣈 ဝ ⲟ 𝛐 ഠ 𝛔 ﮦ ﮧ 𝗈 𝝈 ﮨ ﮩ ﮪ ﮫ ﮬ ﮭ 𞺄 ℴ 𝝄 𝞸 𝞼 ꬽ о ھ ο ၀ ہ σ ه o ๐ ໐ 𝕠 𐐬 𞸤 𝙤 ە 𝑜 𝒐 ס 𝜎 𝖔 ٥ ० ੦ ૦ ௦ ౦ ೦ ൦ ﻩ ﻪ ﻫ ﻬ 𝜊 o 𝝾 ۵ 𝞂 𝓸 𝗼 ჿ – gerrit Jan 30 '18 at 14:18
  • • ・ ⋅ · ‧ ᐧ ᛫ ꞏ ⸱ ∙ 𐄁 ・ – gerrit Jan 30 '18 at 14:20
  • Please someone ping me, so I can test something on the inbox. Thanks – hat Feb 6 '18 at 11:55
  • @BigBadCat Here. You. Go – Mr. Xcoder Feb 6 '18 at 13:46
  • @Mr.Xcoder Thanks. A. Lot. – hat Feb 6 '18 at 14:19
  • Stack Overflow Puzzling – Mr. Xcoder Feb 9 '18 at 11:20

var main = document.getElementById("test");
var box = document.createElement("p");
var btn = document.createElement("a"),
  count = 0;
btn.innerText = "Hit me";
btn.href = "#";
btn.className = box.className = "foo";
btn.onclick = function() {
  count += 1;
  box.innerText = String(count);
btn.addEventListener("click", e => e.preventDefault());
box.innerText = 0;
.foo {
  display: inline-block;
  padding: 0.3rem;
  background-color: rgba(64, 64, 64, 0);
  border-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3);
  border-style: solid;
  border-width: 2px;
  border-radius: 0.6rem;
  transition: color 0.2s, background-color 0.2s, border-color 0.2s;
  font-family: monospace;
<div id="test"></div>



Ctrl K Ctrl+Z

Here is a code block with language code as hint:

function greet(person) {
    return "Hello " + person;
var user = "John Doe";


Trying to have a code block as the first paragraph of a list item:

  1. naive way

  2. using html
  3. as second paragraph works fine

    code test
  4. html comment doesn't force it

  5. with a blank line between

  1. using explicit html there is still no number

This is my answer...there are many like it, but this one is mine.

Anyway, here take some bricks and build a castle:

          another      brick            


the                            wall

  • What were you trying to test, if I may ask? :) – Shadow Wizard Nov 23 '11 at 14:07
  • @ShadowWizard: See here. – Time Traveling Bobby Nov 23 '11 at 14:38
  • Yeah, most likely such filters are not applied for users with rep more than [X] amount - I'd say 200 is probably good limit. – Shadow Wizard Nov 23 '11 at 14:46
  • @ShadowWizard: I only had that idea after my testing. ;) Additionally, that filter might not be active on Meta. – Time Traveling Bobby Nov 23 '11 at 14:53
  • Good point, not much code here on Meta.. BTW can I loan some bricks? :-D – Shadow Wizard Nov 23 '11 at 15:00
  • @ShadowWizard: Sure, go ahead. I can get more from all the Keyboard-Shortcut-Questions on Super User. :D – Time Traveling Bobby Nov 23 '11 at 15:36

Answer for Popular Demand so my tests don't clog up other people's global inboxes.

Looks like this answer is still needed.

Bare: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dagger_(typography) ← doesn't work
%29: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dagger_(typography%29 ← link functions but looks ugly/wrong

From Please improve the auto-linking to allow square and round brackets

For example, this won't work with the linking feature:

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/java/util/Arrays.html#binarySearch(int[], int)

If I try and [link it][1] this is the result.

[1]: http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/java/util/Arrays.html#binarySearch(int[], int)


hello guys hai hi guys hi dear hey guys hai hey hey guys hey hey hello guys guys guys guys hai dear hiya hiya hey dear dear hello hiya hi hello hello dear hello hi hi hi hai dear dear hai guys hi hi hey hai dear hiya hai dear hey hello hey hey guys hello guys hai guys hello dear hey dear hai hey hello guys dear hello hello hi hello hello hey hello hiya dear hiya hai hai hi hai dear hey guys hi hiya hello hey hiya hello hey guys hey hiya hello hello dear hai hi hiya hiya hai dear dear hello hiya hiya hi hiya hai hiya hi hello hi hiya hiya hello hiya hey hey dear hello hello hiya hai hey hiya hey hi guys hi hey dear hai hi hiya hi hiya dear hello hiya hello dear hey hey hey hai hello hi hey hiya hai hey guys hey guys hey dear guys hiya hiya dear hiya hello dear hai hai dear hi hiya guys hey hey hi dear hey hai hiya hai hey hai guys hello hai guys dear hiya hai hey hey hai hai hi dear hello hey hello hey guys guys hai hello hello hello dear hai hello hello hey hi hello hey hiya hey hey hello hey hey hey hi hai hiya hi guys hello hello hello hiya hiya hi hi hello hello guys guys hey hai hiya hi hello hey guys hey hello hi hello guys guys hi hi hi hiya hi hai hello hai hello oh hai!

  • Hheheh, it works :) – Benjol Jun 7 '11 at 12:51
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    oh god it burns....it burrrrrns. – tombull89 Jun 7 '11 at 13:41
  • I don't get it. :PPP – Daniel Pendergast Sep 6 '12 at 13:03
  • @DantheMan, not sure I do anymore either. I think I was testing a quality filter which blocks if you start with hello... – Benjol Sep 7 '12 at 4:40
  • @Benjol Oh. Haha – Daniel Pendergast Sep 7 '12 at 11:25

This is a test To see if this works.

This is a test to see if it is possible to hide hyperlinks.

This is a test [to see if nested hyperlinks](http://www.example.com/) are acceptable. This doesn't seem to be the case.


Can I get text to properly flow around images? We'll the raw HTML suggested in the editing help doesn't seem to work. And the regular way to embed images doesn't flow correctly, so I'm not sure what to do. Ask a meta-question, I guess. enter image description here

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Does this still work?

  • How the hell did you do that?? – dorukayhan Nov 11 '16 at 0:00


Hot off the <kbd>-waffle iron! (Sorry, not that one).



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