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The About Me field in the user profile doesn't have Markdown enabled, so for instance, if you leave empty lines, they don't count, and instead you have to use <br>.

At least make it so that newlines are not ignored, it's really annoying, having to put with html tags, in a simple "about me" field.

Related question: Why is "About me" field in profile not markdown enabled?

marked as duplicate by Shadow The Princess Wizard feature-request Jan 16 at 9:22

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  • I guess it is supposed to be simple (like you said), hence just plain textbox. – o.k.w Dec 1 '09 at 2:48
  • @John, you see, comments will be forgotten into the mist of time. You don't get notifications for them, the question continues to sink into older pages that nobody looks at, etc. I bet you won't see this comment until you come back to this (for some weird reason) 10 monthes later. – hasen Dec 1 '09 at 22:45
  • @hasen j: I regularly check questions I have revised/commented, as long as they are visible in the activity tab of my user profile. – Ladybug Killer Dec 1 '09 at 23:03
  • @John, alright cool. What I don't like about the other question's wording is it kinda sounds like someone is just whining, plus the opening sentence "This is a stupid question and I know the answer but". Plus it doesn't have a picture .. with hand-drawn circles – hasen Dec 2 '09 at 13:49
  • Your last point is a valid one, hasen j. But nevertheless the request is understandable and will be declined one way or another. – Ladybug Killer Dec 2 '09 at 19:38