• Answers will occasionally be moved to the Sandbox archive when there are too many of them. When using them to report bugs, keep an eye on the post.
  • This site, Meta Stack Exchange, is usually used as a "test bed" for pending changes happening to the way text is rendered on all network sites. Changes to text rendering that are going to be rolled out to the network are usually deployed here first to test them out and fix any potential glitches. Currently, there are no such changes pending, but if there were, keep in mind that text posted here may render differently from the other sites until the changes roll out to them as well.

As per Jeff's suggestion in this comment:

You can use this question as a formatting sandbox. You can:

  • edit this question itself (Community Wiki questions such as this one require only 100 reputation to edit instead of 2,000)
  • post answers to this question (This question might be protected, requiring earning 10 reputation on this site to answer)
  • post comments to this question or its answers
  • test suspected bugs with the editor or the rendering
  • post ponies (only when mods are asleep)

Beware that since the changes to syntax highlighting in December 2010, and the inline hints added in March 2011, no syntax highlighting is applied unless the question's tags or an inline hint enable it. So, to test highlighting here in the sandbox:

  1. As of January 8, 2019, you can use GitHub-flavor fenced code blocks in your posts, specifying the language after the opening fence:

    While not hinted otherwise: <html></html> source <b>goes</b> "here".
    var a = 3;
    while (not (a > 0)) {
        alert("JavaScript code <b>goes</b> here.");
  2. Or:

    • Create code blocks in any way (using the fence notation above, the four-space indent form, or using HTML <pre><code> tags).

    • Save your post.

    • Use your browser's developer tools to edit the resulting HTML. To open developer tools, press F12, or ⌥⌘ I on Mac.

    • Find the <pre> element and add the attribute class="prettyprint", or change it into one of the valid syntax hints linked above, like class="lang-vb prettyprint".

    • Run the following in the location bar: javascript:prettyPrint(); or prettyPrint() in the console.

Answers that are considered annoying or obnoxious, or that cause breakage for users, will be deleted. This is codified as a policy as of March 29, 2018.

  • Bold code block.Italic code block. – smileycreations15 Mar 4 '19 at 12:36
  • Is new line working correct? Adding two spaces at the end of this line And now the new line... And another another... No new lines :( – smajli Mar 5 '19 at 11:14
  • New line </br> continue in new line... – smajli Mar 5 '19 at 11:16
  • Test: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/324682/… – Alex Mar 17 '19 at 2:35
  • Do HTML &quot; entities &quot; work&nbsp;? Guess not. – a vaccinating arachnid Apr 1 '19 at 22:18
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    A comment with some weird markdown, to test and help this user. Look tags work too, and so does tour. – Bhargav Rao Apr 6 '19 at 1:59
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    Note: Do not remove @BhargavRao's comment, or you will break this answer – wizzwizz4 Apr 6 '19 at 17:16
  • @BhargavRao When sandbox answers are moved to the archive, comments such as this one -- on the question itself -- aren't migrated; they're deleted. – rgettman Apr 9 '19 at 19:37
  • @rgettman, yeah, that is fine. I had used it for just a small demonstration. The linked answer itself is self-sufficient. Thanks anyway. – Bhargav Rao Apr 9 '19 at 20:22
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    ‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‬‭‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‬‭‮ Such an odd comment...‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‬‭‮‬ – mindstormsboi Jun 18 '20 at 1:16
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    ‮sdrawkcab si tnemmoc sihT – Donald Duck Jul 4 '20 at 1:03
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    SOBotics Tool to get the source text of this comment. Single backslash and single backtick: \, `. Type: ``\``, `\``. – Sebastian Simon Jul 12 '20 at 23:23
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    Note: Do not remove @wizzwizz4's comment, or you will not know that you don't have to delete Bhargav Rao's comment. – Big Brother Jul 18 '20 at 11:49
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    ‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‬‭‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‬‭backward comment‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ – ppwater Nov 30 '20 at 1:32
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    @ppwater pasting the contents of your comment after selecting the spaces after it too into TextEdit and hitting backspace crashes on macOS Catalina. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It appears it split my cursor in two???? – Pixelated Fish Jan 31 at 21:14

161 Answers 161


https:// https://aaa http:// http://aaa

aaaaa:// aaaaa://aaa aaaaa://google.com

google.com https://google.com http://google.com

google.com https://google.com http://google.com

google.com https://google.com http://google.com

(That’s a oneboxing test)

profile for Stormblessed at Politics Stack Exchange, Q&A for people interested in governments, policies, and political processes

profile for Stormblessed at Politics Stack Exchange, Q&A for people interested in governments, policies, and political processes

Community! I am writing a bunch of words so this doesn't become a comment because that would suck. Here, look at my link over there and read these words

with some line breaks

and formatting

and thean

please fix my link:

I am become HTTPS, securer of worlds!

  • Ugh this got converted to a comment three times and I didn't notice. – anon Jul 6 '19 at 19:00
  • test this is not edited – anon Aug 4 '19 at 14:52
  • foo&amp;bar but <tt>hahaha</tt> works? got <b>bold</b>? &nbsp; blah. – Tom Hundt Feb 2 at 3:16

let's see how many characters wide the code block is before horizontal scrollbar appears in post preview editor:

1234567890 10
12345678901234567890 20
123456789012345678901234567890 30
1234567890123456789012345678901234567890 40
12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890 50
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890 60
1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890 70
12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890 80
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890 90
^ 100
^ 102

|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

maximum on page / in editor on page:

^ 92
  • wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee – JonathanDavidArndt Apr 16 '20 at 0:13
  • weird space here -> <- uniqode – Tom Hundt Feb 2 at 3:21

How CommonMark renders the markdown preview (observed when editing a post) for various Internet top-level domains (TLD)

Bug: meta.so meta.se (reference: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/349028/241919)

Original top-level domains: example.com example.net example.org example.gov example.edu

Infrastructure top-level domain: example.arpa

Country code top-level domains: example.de example.fr example.us example.so (Somalia) example.se (Sweden)

ICANN-era generic top-level domains: example.academy example.aero example.app example.auto example.blog example.coop

Geographic top-level domains: example.africa example.asia example.paris

Brand top-level domains: example.abc example.bing

Special-Use Domains: example.example example.onion example.test example.local

  • this is a comment OVERFL..! NAME FSTYPE MOUNTPOINT RO sda 0 └─sda1 ntfs /media/D:Drive 0 sdb 0 ├─sdb1 vfat 0 └─sdb2 ext4 / 0 sr0 iso9660 /media/peter/BT Adapter 0 nvme0n1 0 ├─nvme0n1p1 ntfs 0 ├─nvme0n1p2 vfat /boot/efi 0 ├─nvme0n1p3 0 └─nvme0n1p4 ntfs 0 – Meta Andrew T. Oct 8 '20 at 9:50
  • This is a normal long comment. The content of the comment is correctly bound. This is a normal long comment. The content of the comment is correctly bound. This is a normal long comment. The content of the comment is correctly bound. This is a normal long comment. The content of the comment is correctly bound. This is a normal long comment. The content of the comment is correctly bound. This is a normal long comment. The content of the comment is correctly bound. – Meta Andrew T. Nov 29 '20 at 13:57
  • this is a comment OVERFL..! NAME FSTYPE MOUNTPOINT RO sda 0 └─sda1 ntfs /media/D:Drive 0 sdb 0 ├─sdb1 vfat 0 └─sdb2 ext4 / 0 sr0 iso9660 /media/peter/BT Adapter 0 nvme0n1 0 ├─nvme0n1p1 ntfs 0 ├─nvme0n1p2 vfat /boot/efi 0 ├─nvme0n1p3 0 └─nvme0n1p4 ntfs 0 – 10 Rep Nov 30 '20 at 0:45

Testing code snippet

<!doctype html>
<title>HTML Test</title>
<script type="text/javascript">
// Say hello world until the user starts questioning
// the meaningfulness of their existence.
function helloWorld(world) {
  for (var i = 42; --i >= 0;) {
    alert('Hello ' + String(world));
<style type="text/css">
p { color: pink }
b { color: blue }
u { color: "umber" }
<h1>Hello world!</h1>


Link just after a special character









(Now see the above links in edit preview.)

Link separated from the special character by a space

REFERENCE: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/349611/771581

Also, this bug seems to be specific with a special character.: REFERENCEhttps://meta.stackexchange.com/a/349611/771581




  • Test of what? What is the intent? – P.Mort. - forgot Clay Shirky_q Sep 18 '20 at 16:09
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    @P.Mort. I was testing if and how zero-character links in Markdown show up in the rendered HTML. – NobodyNada Sep 18 '20 at 17:58

Mario "pure css"

body{ background: rgb(107, 136, 255);
  margin: 0;
  overflow-x: hidden; }

#m1,#m2,#m3{ position: absolute;
  visibility: hidden;
  animation: walk 400ms infinite forwards linear; }
#m2{ animation-delay: 133ms; }
#m3{ animation-delay: 266ms; }

@keyframes walk{ 
   0%, 32%{ visibility: visible; }
  33%,100%{ visibility: hidden; }}
.container{ overflow: hidden;
  bottom: 0px;
  position: absolute; }

.sliding-background{ background: url('https://i.stack.imgur.com/yvBip.png') repeat-x;
  height: 240px;
  width: 5076px;
  animation: slide 20s linear infinite; }

@keyframes slide{ 0%{ transform: translate3d(0, 0, 0); }
                100%{ transform: translate3d(-1692px, 0, 0); }}

#mcont{ position: absolute;
  left: 50%;
  bottom: 130px;
  transform: translate(-50%, 0); }

#clouds{ position: absolute;
  left: 2000px;
  top: 30px;
  animation: 15s cloud infinite forwards linear; }

@keyframes cloud{ 100%{ left:-500px; }}
<div class="container">
  <div class="sliding-background"></div>
<div class="container">
  <div class="sliding-background"></div>

<div id='mcont'>
  <img id='m1' src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAADUAAABnCAMAAACXfvq+AAAADFBMVEUAAACsfAD4OAD/pECmOaYSAAAAAXRSTlMAQObYZgAAAKFJREFUeNrt1oEGAkAQhOHu9v3fOfod25wWYEb1g63mixR6/Pvl9ntRal9VlV3NJFxJdrVO9YqDGHjVPe7vQBFKx5pLtaUq7ijV9hpji5phiKL5V+FVkH26x3YFWSfuCbiVQrfqs17/FtyKAUqrlldRoCJRUo6ifCVW/635lRau+IBGtVqfCEegkifTFA+VuJVsAlXyS9yximNWZFGUqL65J9LbE8OFiaC8AAAAAElFTkSuQmCC">
  <img id='m2' src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAADUAAABnCAMAAACXfvq+AAAADFBMVEUAAACsfAD4OAD/pECmOaYSAAAAAXRSTlMAQObYZgAAAKlJREFUeNrt1IEGAkEURuGaef93bnTF6S4XqP9QBwz9X0zavf37UOs9lVqX9t55NRK36sXV/dV+VgdeLauuY35D5VEY91IKy65wtijsexDfVjOMqxnyN08pNr9CU4r3OuO6XcE6SxRJg3510qpKqvCsadVGBnXIoM5HEgXY1UmhAElsinahqAKEqkgyCnWCVGomWUVIolL8xwK6FMc2RcKxUSGJYkn1Kz0A09YSSfwAvvQAAAAASUVORK5CYII=">
  <img id='m3' src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAADUAAABnCAMAAACXfvq+AAAADFBMVEUAAACsfAD4OAD/pECmOaYSAAAAAXRSTlMAQObYZgAAALdJREFUeNrU1oEGw0AQhOEk8/7v3NMV/uwxgMzmxynuK0OdHh/tejZKXVuS8sqS2aoXV+ed/tUHTsuq/TK/ocoqc5lFVJFdYeYshfs9kojyMKto/a8ipczGoxdWFyrLx1NSVp1oh7pLKZIG6wwqEjNtsuK0dcYVSVMkrylPJPVFaeX/sKWUnn1dre1RRdIrElErr04UUKgujFV8Nqcp83JOU20RJudVg4ftfUX4G5r4qK4h4MiRCwDmpxaTaztkVwAAAABJRU5ErkJggg=="></div>


Markdown spoiler:

testing spoilers

code spoiler! scroll this way to see:                                                                                                                        SPOILER!!!

→ HTML special characters! ←

&rarr; HTML special characters! &larr;

3D = 61

ₗₒᵣₑₘ IPSUM
L̝̤̯̜̙ò̫̪̰͓ͅr̘͢e͡m͏̰̩ Ì̷̷̟̙̮͙͖̖͍̘͓͘P̡̤͖͔̮̜̥̭͉̻̞̹̫Ś̢̘͚͕͎͜Ų̛͙͎̮̦͙̠͙̬̮̠̺̭͓̭̮́̕M̷̨̻͔̼̘͇̫͇̣̠̖͉̟̟̕͡



The Non-comprehensive Formatting Test

Hello world

Hello world

Hello world

Hello world

Hello world

Hello world

Hello world











La La La

La La La La La

La La La







Test Magic links:

[meta] – link to the current site's Meta; link text is the site name (e.g. "Meta Super User"). Does nothing if the site doesn't have (or already is) a Meta site.

[main] – like [meta], just the other way around.

[edit] – link to the edit page for the post the comment is on, i.e. /posts/{id}/edit. Link text is "edit" (capitalization is respected).

Help center links. Link text for all of these is "help center": [help] should be obvious. [meta-help] links to "What is meta?" (/help/whats-meta) [help/on-topic] links to "What topics can I ask about here?" (/help/on-topic) [help/dont-ask] links to "What types of questions should I avoid asking?" (/help/dont-ask) [help/behavior] links to "What kind of behavior is expected of users?" (/help/behavior).

[tour] and [meta-tour] – equivalent to the FAQ version, but links to the site's Tour page (resp. the meta site's Tour page). Link text is "tour" (capitalization is respected). Legacy names [about] and [meta-about] are still supported.

[ask] – link to the "How to Ask" page

[answer] – link to the "How to Answer" page.

Links to the front page of Stack Exchange sites (link text is the site name): [so] – link to Stack Overflow [su] – link to Super User [sf] – link to Server Fault [metase]/[meta.se] – link to Meta Stack Exchange [ubuntu.se] – link to Ask Ubuntu [mathoverflow.se] – link to MathOverflow [a51] – link to Area 51 [se] – link to the Stack Exchange Localized Stack Overflow sites can be linked as [es.so] – link to Stack Overflow en español [ja.so] – link to スタック・オーバーフロー [pt.so] – link to Stack Overflow em Português [ru.so] – link to Stack Overflow на русском All other Stack Exchange sites, except Stack Apps: [something.se] – link to something.stackexchange.com, if that site exists. Link text is the site name. [sitename.meta.se] or [meta.sitename.se] – link to a site-specific Meta site. Link text is "Meta ".

[chat] – link to the current site's chat site ne showing a list of active rooms from the referring site), the link text being "{site name} Chat".

On Stack Overflow and localized Stack Overflow sites: [mcve], [reprex], [repro], [mre] and [example] – link to the Minimal Complete & Verifiable Example page for the site.

Tags (these work in questions, answers, comments, and chat, but are not formatted as tags in comments): [Note that if you're on meta, will still point to the main site. Except on Meta Stack Exchange, which doesn't have a main, makes no difference from .] creates a link to the named tag on the main site. creates a link to a tag on meta. The text is linked

Supported magic links in chat

In chat, only a limited subset of the magic links listed for comments work, plus one chat-specific magic link.

Chat supports the following magic links: [meta], [main], [ask], [answer], all the links to specific sites, and tag links (with tag formatting). Chat also adds [chat-faq], which results in "chat faq".

The tag magic links work as expected on Stack Overflow Chat and Meta Stack Exchange Chat. However, on Stack Exchange Chat, the chat room in which you use the magic link must be associated with a specific Stack Exchange site, and will take on the formatting of tags on that site.




      • This answer contains all the ways to post invisible content: 1. Empty header. 2. HTML comment. 3. Zero-width Unicode characters. 4. Zero-width HTML entities. 5. Invalid/disallowed HTML tag. 6. Allowed HTML tag with disallowed attribute. 7. A br tag. 8. A 1x1 transparent image. 9. Zero-length hyperlink. 10. Allowed but empty HTML tags. – rgettman Feb 4 at 2:38

      Testing fairly manual matjax conversion and very makeshift psudocode instructions

      S₀ S₁ S₂ S₃ S₄ S₅ S₆ S₇
      0 3 15 8 0 1 15 7
      1 8 12 6 15 15 5 2
      2 15 2 7 11 8 2 12
      3 1 7 9 8 3 11 5
      4 10 9 3 12 12 4 8
      5 6 0 12 9 0 10 4
      6 5 5 10 6 11 9 6
      7 11 10 15 3 6 12 11
      8 14 1 13 13 2 0 14
      9 13 11 1 1 5 3 9
      10 4 14 14 2 4 14 1
      11 2 8 4 4 10 8 15
      12 7 6 0 10 9 13 13
      13 0 13 11 7 14 6 3
      14 9 3 5 5 7 7 10
      15 12 4 2 14 13 1 0

      REMOVE \begin{equation} \begin{array}{|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|} \hline


      \hline \end{array} \end{equation}

      replace \n with \n| SPACE replace & with SPACE SPACE | SPACE replace \ with SPACE SPACE |




      remove |text{Input}

      remove }

      Unicode subscripts ₁₂₃₄₅₆₇₈₉₀

      add header


      using table to present images horizontally

      enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here

      caption as second row

      enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here
      90-tooth finishing 84-tooth laminate 50-tooth combo

      caption as headers

      90-tooth finishing 84-tooth laminate 50-tooth combo
      enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here

      caption as text

      enter image description here
      enter image description here
      84-tooth laminate
      enter image description here
      50-tooth combo



      Markdown highlighting test:


      # Sample Output
      another heading
      > quote text
      `code text`
      _italic_ *italic*
      __bold__ **bold**
      ***bold AND italic***

      lang-md/ lang-mkdown/ lang-mkd

      # Sample Output
      another heading
      > quote text
      `code text`
      _italic_ *italic*
      __bold__ **bold**
      ***bold AND italic***

      Testing leading spaces: false false

      ` false` <code> false</code>

      enter image description here

      Without custom CSS:

      enter image description here

      • foo( , bar) – muru Aug 26 '19 at 8:20



      • Okay, okay! I give in! Now I'll undelete my post... – Ollie Apr 15 at 22:07
      • @Ollie where's your post? – Tech Expert Wizard Apr 15 at 22:07
      • Yes, I did. Next up: Bypassing the character limit. – Ollie Apr 15 at 22:09
      • @Ollie Heh, I hope I'll win. – Tech Expert Wizard Apr 15 at 22:09
      • I deleted it because I couldn't see anything. – Ollie Apr 15 at 22:09
      • @Ollie BTW I was just seeing a bunch of scrambled text around my second answer. IDK what/who caused it. – Tech Expert Wizard Apr 15 at 22:10
      • Guilty. # # F̶̡̧̧̧̧̢̧̡̧̧̢̧̢̡̨̡̢̺̬̱̹̪͉̭̝̹̰̯͚͍̩͎͓̲̟̘̟̼̠̟̜͚̥̝̜͇͇̺͕̯̻̺̮͉̺̩̗̩̙̭͙͍͚̜͉͚͓͈̦̦͎̰̤͍͍̲̼͍͓̻̤͎̫͈͖̱̮͚̘̪̹̱͍̗̜͓̳̺̝̭̜̣̥͕̲̣̗̱̬̭̮̯̘̼͎͈̖̹̮̠̭͔͖̯̪̹̯̥̘̲͈̘̝̟̩̺̥͍͈̣̝̤̝̳͍̟͉̱̮͉̤̱͎̜̲̺̝̖̦̥͍̖͇̮͍̯̤̃̈́͋̎͗́̾̏͛̇̈͌͋͗̽͜͜͝ͅͅͅͅͅĬ̵̛̛̛̛̛̛̛̫͔̘̦̦͕͈̞͕̝̼̰̱͇̣̤̙̖̯͙̭̩̭̘̀̽͐̿͌̃̆̅̽̈̐̽͊̈́̀́̃̃̽̆͆̍͆̓̀̈́̀̇̅̎́̉̓̂̑̿̋̉̐́̌̈́̀̔̄̿̉̄͂͒̿̄̋́̏̈́̇̈̈́͛̂̒̊̇̃̎̂͒̀̍͆̓̐́̒͆͗̂́͐̀́͌͑́͗̑̓̊͌̿̿͂͌͒̍͂͛̐̊̄͒̌̃̀͆͛̓̍̐̉̿̅̊͑̐̓̀̔̄̇͊̊̿͑͂̍̍͑̍͌̐̍̔͌̈́̈́̉̄̅̾̌́͊͛̊̽͗̈́̌̂̐̔̒̄̆͛́̊͑͐͐̿̅͆̀̈́̽̐͛̀̃́͊̇͂̽̾̇̕̕̕͘͘͘͘̕͘͜͜͠͝͝͝͝͝͝͝͠͝͝͝͠͝͝͠͝͝ͅͅͅĻ̸̨̡̨̧̨̡̡̡̡̢͍͈̘͉̭̭̪̳͙̯̭̲̩̼̫̗͔̠̱̪͙̙̪̖̮̹̞̥̝̭͉͎̙̞̣̥̖̩͍̪̗͇̭̳͈̖̞̮͓̙̩̮̼̞̝̪͙͇̼̻̠̜̭̹͖̫̣̞͚̭̤̗͔͖̲̭͚̼̝̼̦̠̺͓̤͖͕̞̦̺̮̼͕̲̘̳̤͇͈͚̰̗͕͔̹̩͕̘͇̙̞̪̌̉̅̽͑̍͆̏̉̾͆̉̋̏͘̚͘͜͝͝͠ͅͅͅ – Ollie Apr 15 at 22:11
      • @Ollie h̶̪̱̯̱̳̜̃́̎̃̆͊́̐̀͘̕̚̚͝͠ẻ̴̛͍̟̰̲̤̤̼͉̓̀̋̃̏̈̊̂͑h̸̟̤̫̥̬̊̈́̋̏͂̾́ ̴̛̘̭͎̀̈͂̊͒͘͘l̶̰̺̆̇̅ͅȏ̶̮̬̠̠͚̪͑́̔̊̄͝l̶̨̖̞̾̐̐ but BTW how do you make the scrambled text stretch that long? – Tech Expert Wizard Apr 15 at 22:12
      • Yes, let's. I still want to test stuff. – Ollie Apr 15 at 22:14
      • @Ollie heh, good idea. – Tech Expert Wizard Apr 15 at 22:15
      • @TechExpertWizard You could bypass blockquote limit by using html tag <blockquote> – Rocket Nikita 2 days ago

      Didn't think my previous answer could fit some more stuff, soooooooooo... Hmm... Hmm...

      Apparently tag ending for <kbd> is strange.

      something Interesting...


      my code


      This is my table.
      > something
      Oh, so markdown doesn't work in tables. Heard of that before.
      >! spoiler



      I’m testing hyphens ("HYPHEN MINUS") on iOS 12. Specifically, typing multiple hyphens into the edit box. Typing 2 hyphens together results in a single "EM DASH".

      Related question on the Ask Different Stack:
      How do I type a hyphen in iOS 12?

      The text in parentheses describes the resulting string after typing N hyphens.

      Below this line is a single “hyphen” (HYPHEN)


      Below this are 2 hyphens (EM DASH)

      And 3 hyphens (EM DASH + HYPHEN)


      Four hyphens (EM DASH + EM DASH)



      Five hyphens (EM DASH + EM DASH + HYPHEN)


      Long press and second character (EN DASH)

      Long press and third character (EM DASH)


      Hello -

      • (BULLET - Long press and first character)

      Saying "hyphen hyphen hyphen hyphen" results in 4 contiguous hyphens

      Saying "dash" results in an "EN DASH" and "dash dash dash dash" results in 4 x "EN DASH + SPACE" (not contiguous).

      – – – –


      alert("This snippet is for testing/comparing CSS sizing units:\n\t\tvh, vw, vmin,vmax, compared to %,\n  ...and seeing whether they work in SO snippets...\n\t\t\tThe answer is \"kinda\", LOL\n\t\t(Resize your browser window to try.)"); 
          * { box-sizing: border-box; }
        <div style="position:fixed; width:100%; height:100%; left:0; right:0; top:0; bottom:0; border:15px solid green;">
        My 100% &times; 100% div<br>
          <div style="position:fixed; width:50%; height:50%; left:25%; top:25%; border:15px solid red; text-align:left;color:red; font-size:5vmax;">
            My 50% &times; 50% div
          <div style="position:fixed; left:25vw; top:25vh; width:50vw; height:50vh;  border:15px dashed blue;text-align:right;color:blue; font-size:5vmin;">
            My 50vw &times; 50vh div
          <div style="position:fixed; bottom:15px; right:15px;"> 
            <a href="https://web-design-weekly.com/viewport-units-vw-vh-vmin-vmax/">More on viewport units</a>



      4 spaces
          8 spaces


          8 spaces

      text test

      While not hinted otherwise: <html></html> source <b>goes</b> "here".
      While not hinted otherwise: <html></html> source <b>goes</b> "here".
      • I want to try the community shortcuts - [Mathematics] [Mathematics] - [Math] [Math] - Mathematics [Mathematics.SE] - Mathematics [Math.SE] – John Alexiou Apr 30 '20 at 14:02

      or so
       you claim


      Do they look the same?

       Aa - sum(q * r) 

      Aa - sum(q * r)

      Aa - sum(q * r)
      Aa - sum(q * r)
      Aa - sum(q * r)
      Aa - sum(q * r)

      Aa - sum(q * r)

      Should they look the same?


      Testing some formatting

      Below are some formatting tests within an answer...

      Sample blockquote info

      code block 

      Blue Prism

      sample code snippet

      // init webrequest
      HttpWebRequest webRequest = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(url);
      webRequest.Method = "POST";
      webRequest.Headers.Add(HttpRequestHeader.AcceptEncoding, "gzip,deflate");
      webRequest.AutomaticDecompression = DecompressionMethods.GZip | DecompressionMethods.Deflate;
      webRequest.ContentType = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded";
      webRequest.ContentLength = bytes.Length;

      Testing image links for images that really don't need an 'open in new tab' link on hover.

      [![enter image description here][1]][1]

      enter image description here

      ![enter image description here][1]

      enter image description here

      & for MM…

      [2]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/HbbYw.png

      review image


      just testing a url with square brackets and spaces

      [http://&lsqb;IP Address here&rsqb;/service/health](http://&lsqb;IP%20Address%20here&rsqb;/service/health)

      http://[IP Address here]/service/health

      [http://&lsqb;IP Address here&rsqb;/service/health][1]
      [1]: http://&lsqb;IP%20Address%20here&rsqb;/service/health

      http://[IP Address here]/service/health


      This is a test to see if I can trigger a potential bug with multi-paged questions and new answers.

      Nothing to see here, move along (~^w^)~


      I am experimenting with runnable snippets.

      .inner {
        margin-bottom: 1rem;
      .inner::before {
        content: "I'm before inner!";
        display: block;
      <div class="outer">
        <div class="inner">Inner 1</div>
        <div class="inner">Inner 2</div>


      Testing. Ok.

      Does LaTeX formatting work? Let me test.

      \binom{20}{2} \cdot (\frac{1}{10})^2 \cdot (\frac{9}{10})^{18} \approx 28.518%

      Cool! It does! Ok

      • That's some hawt stuff! – Noah Broyles Jun 3 '20 at 1:00

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