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How about newlines within comments ?

How can I do it? I tried the "two spaces thing" and it didn't work. Is it really not possible to enter a carriage return in a comment?

Thanks and sorry for such a lame question.

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    Comments only support a limited form of markdown and no HTML support. As such, there is no support for new lines of any form. See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/50444/… for more details. Also, you shouldn't apologize for asking an honest question, even if it seems so simple.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Jul 1, 2010 at 10:54
  • This is technically a duplicate of meta.stackexchange.com/questions/53576/…, but since that one is closed I will be instead voting for the root at meta.stackexchange.com/questions/197/… that addresses newlines specifically.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Jul 1, 2010 at 11:08
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    You can't. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ But you can be obnoxious and cheat.
    – perbert
    Jul 1, 2010 at 11:22
  • @perbert: Your overlong underscores broke the layout in Firefox :(
    – kennytm
    Jul 1, 2010 at 11:34
  • They don't?♪Checking...◙Checking Nope... Jul 1, 2010 at 13:25

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As Grace Note noted :) Comment don't support newlines: Comments don't have formatting tags or line breaks

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